Monthly Archives: May 2013

Android has taken over half of China’s smartphones

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Manage Your Social Media Community

Social Media Performance Group's Blog

In our previous post, Find Out What Your Community Wants, we discussed how to discover the wants and needs of your community.

In this post, we talk about ways to manage your community and go over some of the key tasks to remember.



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Community Management

Your social media community may run itself, but it’s not going to manage itself. You are going to need a community manager, someone who’s responsible for the care and feeding of your community. That could be you; it could be one of your staff; or it could be a volunteer, but to succeed, you need to have a community manager. However, no community manager ever does it all by him or herself. A good community manager will enlist the help of trusted community members and organizational management to ensure the smooth running of the discussions and other interactions in…

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Kickstarter will now let your friends tell you your idea sucks with Project Preview

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Upcoming Changes: Share Prices, Earnings Dividends

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[UPDATED: We are now looking at a window around June 10th as we run more simulations on our changes!]

Okay Empire Avenue Community… this is going to be a big update.

We have not made substantial changes to how Share Prices are calculated or Earnings and Dividend calculations for over two years. In the next week we will change many of our “Market Makers”. There is no easy or small way to do this, it will affect everyone and we will do all the changes in one go.

What is the process currently?

1. Every night a set of algorithms (named John Locke and so on) called “Market Makers” examine your Social Media activity and engagement (including your actions on Empire Avenue) as well as the trading of Shares on the Empire Avenue Stock Market and sets your Share Price.

2. We then go through and pay out Earnings to…

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41 of the Fortune 500 companies are tech companies (and here they are)

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There Is In Fact A Tech-Talent Shortage And There Always Will Be

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For America to maintain its fragile role as the most innovative nation on earth, it must perpetually attract the world’s best and brightest. There will always be trailblazing engineers who stay in their home country, leaving the United States one notch below its potential. Yet, on the heels of comprehensive immigration reform, a new viral economic study claiming that there is no tech talent shortage has skewed the national discussion over why we need to aggressively attract high-skilled immigrants in the first place.

An Economic Policy Institute study claims that there is a surplus of American engineers, and, as a result, has garnered national headlines in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and The Atlantic for busting “The Myth of America’s Tech-Talent Shortage”. It has fueled protectionist critics who rail against the high-skilled visa system for a being a low-paying indentured servitude scheme to trap vulnerable foreigners into…

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LinkedIn CEO assuages fears, points to long-term growth opportunities

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