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I just fell upon an interesting tid-bit today. As marketers, we’ve been all a buzz with Pinterest the image sharing social network. Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.
Here’s how you can easily tell whether people have been pinning images from your website.
Simply type in this URL into your browser:
http://www.pinterest.com/source/[your website url here]
For [your website url here], there is no need for the “http://” or “www”.
For example, if your website was www.localwisdom.com then you would use the URL:
Hope this helps and happing pinning!
Would you like to know how much your meetings cost? If you know the number of attendees and the average rate per person, this meeting ticker could help you track the cost. You’d be surprised how expensive meetings get!
Source site: http://tobytripp.github.com/meeting-ticker/
I’ve been looking for something like this for a while.
What the hashtag?!?! is a social encyclopedia for hashtags found on Twitter.
At the time of this post the site is tracking 14,329 hashtags for 5,099 users.
Although #LW is not listed and I’d really like to know what it means. Someone please tell me.
The Right Temporo-Parietal Junction, a portion of your brain just above your right ear is the part of your brain that helps us to understand other peoples’ frame of mind.
As UX practicioners, designers, and every developers we are always sensing the motivations and feels of people who will be using the websites we create.
Listen to Rebecca Saxe share fascinating lab work that uncovers how the brain thinks about other peoples’ thoughts — and judges their actions.
Its by the very talented David McCandless visual & data journalist from London.
Great place for data junkies and data geeks like me.
If you like the the Twitter one, you’ll love everything else on the blog.
Love the Shift Happens series. Always combine 3 things I like to see on my computer: good design, cool transitions, and impactful statistics.
During 2009, Twitter surpassed blogging as the social media platform of choice – at least among the Fortune 100
Fortune 100 companies reach out directly to stakeholders via social marketing:
Read more or slide through the presentation below.
Found this story about how coin flipping can be controled if you have the ability to toss with the same force every time… I’m going to practice my craps dice throwing again :)
Coin tosses are a classic metaphor in economics for randomness. For instance, in his book about market efficiency, A Random Walk Down Wall Street, economist Burton Malkiel compares the price movements of the stock market to the random outcome of a flipped coin: “[S]ometimes one gets positive price changes for several days in a row; but sometimes when you are flipping a coin you also get a long string of ‘heads’ in a row.” According to Malkiel, mathematicians’ terms for the sequences of numbers produced by any random process—in this case a coin flip—is known as a random walk. To him, this is exactly what stock price movements look like; hence the title of his book.
The American Time Use Survey asks thousands of American residents to recall every minute of a day. Here is a neat interactive visual on how people over age 15 spent their time in 2008 (courtesy of NYTimes.com). You can filter by demographics from the top right navigation and maximize each activity by clicking on the graph all through smooth seamless transitions on the page.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Designing information can help us see data in ways that help us achieve specific goals. Well designed data ends up having little text yet the information is delivered through a variety of visual means. That’s how we learned in kindergarten, using pictures and picture books. We process images way faster than we process words.
The Vignet Labs blog posted a great article that show some great examples of information design.
For more information on the subject here are some of my fav books:
Anything by Edward Tufte (The top four results)
The Best Information Diagrams 2 (steep price, still trying to get my hands on #3)
The above image comes from: http://www.sistemadesignitalia.it/drm/