SocialCorp: Social Media Goes Corporate

Tim Kadlec

SocialCorp is written by Joel Postman, currently the Chief Enterprise Social Business Strategist at Intridea , a social app development company. Joel frequently blogs on social media marketing and other related topics at www.socializedpr.com. Thanks to the rise of social communities like Facebook and Twitter, and the incredible reach a simple blog post can have, consumers are discussing company products and services, both positively and negatively, all over the web.

Get more value out of Dynatrace with in-product news links

Dynatrace

It’s easy to miss some of these updates however if you don’t subscribe to our newsletters, product news blog posts , RSS channels, or social media. Dynatrace news. We strive to deliver the best possible experience with Dynatrace, and we’re truly an agile company.

Advancing Application Performance with NVMe Storage, Part 1

DZone

Manufacturing uses image recognition technology to spot defects in materials, organizations such as NOAA use satellite imagery to spot changes in weather, while social media platforms use image recognition to tag photos of friends and family.

Top Redis Use Cases by Core Data Structure Types

Scalegrid

Social Networking Sites: Social platforms like Twitter use Redis Lists to populate their timelines or homepage feeds, and can customize the top of their feeds with trending tweets or stories. User Posts: Social platforms like Instagram leverage Redis Hashes to map all the archived user photos or posts back to a single user. Redis has found a huge market share across the travel and hospitality, community forums, social media, SaaS, and ecommerce industries to name just a few.

The 10 Must-Track Web Performance Metrics

MachMetrics

Web analytics such as click-through rates, bounce rates, website business transactions and sales, response times, web server usage, social media interaction, and many other key performance indicators will help ensure your site is optimal.

Optimize Images for Web

KeyCDN

The file size of your images of course is very important, but SEO and social media also play an important part in helping your website perform and convert better. How to optimize images for social media for better engagement and CTR.

The Paradox of Connection

Edge Perspectives

And, of course, social media makes it possible for us to share news about ourselves to a large and growing number of friend, acquaintances and followers. We see this a lot on social media, especially among the younger generations.

HackPPL: a universal probabilistic programming language

The Morning Paper

HackPPL: a universal probabilistic programming language Ai et al., MAPL’19. The Hack programming language, as the authors proudly tell us, is “ a dominant web development language across large technology firms with over 100 million lines of production code.” ” Nail that niche!

The #1 Easiest Way to Speed Up a Slow Website

MachMetrics

WordPress offers a ton of plugins that optimize your images as well, and the best of them automate the process by optimizing your images as soon as you upload them to WordPress’s media library.

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The Safe Haven of Regulation

The Agile Manager

Facebook is not big tech, it is big media. Facebook enjoys - for now, anyway - the status of being a lightly regulated cash gushing media utility. Although it has become ubiquitous, it makes money in ways that national regulators of media are still years away from catching up with.

The Best In Performance Interview Series – Episode #2: Recap with Alla Gringaus

Rigor

Alla Gringaus has worked with a multitude of well-established technology and media brands, including TIME , People , The Economist , and the American Kennel Club, carrying hands-on and leading roles in front-end development and UX, all driven by user-centered design.

The crux of voice (in)security: a brain study of speaker legitimacy detection

The Morning Paper

The crux of voice (in)security: a brain study of speaker legitimacy detection Neupane et al., NDSS’19. The key results of this paper are easy to understand, but the implications are going to take us a long time to unravel.

How to Get Ready for Google’s Speed Update

Rigor

What percentage of your traffic comes from organic search compared to social media referrals or direct visits? Google recently announced the launch of their Speed Update. This change to how Google ranks websites for searches will now take mobile page speed into account in its ranking algorithm. This announcement is part of a Google’s ongoing efforts to incentivize good web performance.

Web Development Trends 2019

KeyCDN

Asking users to log into your website via their Facebook account or other social media credentials is no longer recommended. Smart developers are always looking ahead for ways to adapt in the ever changing world of web development. As trends emerge, new opportunities will arise.

The Best In Performance Interview Series – Episode #3: Recap with Buddy Brewer

Rigor

Then, Brewer recommends also looking at the performance of your site relative to referral sites (search engines, social media sites, and so on), as users expect a similar or consistent experience from site to site across the Internet.

Questions for the New Year

Edge Perspectives

These are the questions that will cultivate imagination, creativity and emotional and social intelligence. It turns out that curiosity and the related human capabilities of imagination, creativity and emotional and social intelligence are foundational capabilities to drive learning (see more on this here ). Frame the questions on a blog post or other forms of social media and see who responds with ideas or just an offer to help.

The top 5 reasons to run your own database benchmarks

HammerDB

The TPC workloads are more popular than ever before however the way are published and the information shared has changed dramatically in the era of cloud and social media.

Expanding the Cloud – An AWS Region is coming to Hong Kong

All Things Distributed

It's an entertainment website where users can post content or "memes" that they find amusing and share them across social media networks. Today, I am very excited to announce our plans to open a new AWS Region in Hong Kong!

What Web Designers Can Do To Speed Up Mobile Websites

Smashing Magazine

Social media ads. What Web Designers Can Do To Speed Up Mobile Websites. What Web Designers Can Do To Speed Up Mobile Websites. Suzanne Scacca. 2019-06-26T14:00:59+02:00. 2019-06-26T14:06:48+00:00.

First Interactive Metrics Add New Dimensions To User Experience Data (9 min read)

Rigor

Websites that include slide shows , interactive polls , blog subscription call-to-actions , article comments , social media sharing buttons and login widgets can all be impacted by poor First Interactive Time measures. Visual Metrics Alone Paint Only Half The Picture.

First Interactive Metrics Add New Dimensions To User Experience Data (9 min read)

Rigor

Websites that include slide shows , interactive polls , blog subscription call-to-actions , article comments , social media sharing buttons and login widgets can all be impacted by poor First Interactive Time measures. Visual Metrics Alone Paint Only Half The Picture.

10 Steps to Prepare Your Website for High-Load Days: Are You Ready for Black Friday?

Rigor

Additionally, make sure there is a team available to address any issues in real-time on your social media channels and to respond to unhappy customers. Reading time 11 min You’ve heard it before: it’s never too early to prepare for worst-case scenarios on Black Friday and Cyber Monday (or other high-load days) so that you can avoid or mitigate critical issues and site failures.

The Challenges and Traps of Architecting Sociotechnical Systems

Strategic Tech

When I worked for a large cloud company, one team were building advertising products that allowed businesses to run ad campaigns on social media networks and feed that data back into a CRM system. At big cloud company, the campaigns L2 had some social media functionality.

Serverless Reference Architectures with AWS Lambda

All Things Distributed

You can use AWS Lambda and Amazon Kinesis to process real-time streaming data for application activity tracking, transaction order processing, click stream analysis, data cleansing, metrics generation, log filtering, indexing, social media analysis, and IoT device data telemetry and metering.

Serverless Reference Architecture with AWS Lambda

All Things Distributed

You can use AWS Lambda and Amazon Kinesis to process real-time streaming data for application activity tracking, transaction order processing, click stream analysis, data cleansing, metrics generation, log filtering, indexing, social media analysis, and IoT device data telemetry and metering.

Introducing The Component-Based API

Smashing Magazine

While originally we will have this response: { modulesettings: { "share-on-social-media": { modules: { "facebook-share": { configuration: {.} }, "twitter-share": { configuration: {.} } } } } }. And just by iterating all the values under modulesettings["share-on-social-media"].modules

The Fine Line Between "Stretch Role" and "Unqualified", Part II: The Growth Mask

The Agile Manager

By way of example, social media firms had the benefit of time to adjust their products to be mobile centric rather than desktop centric. Although the chattering classes raised concerns, the total growth of social media prevented a sense of crisis from cratering equity values or inciting mass employee exodus.

How companies can become magnets for digital talent

All Things Distributed

At the same time, if your daily corporate practice doesn't fulfill their expectations regarding a vibrant and flexible working culture and a social media-minded environment, digital natives will simply turn their back on you and go elsewhere.

Spice up your Analytics: Amazon QuickSight Now Generally Available in N. Virginia, Oregon, and Ireland.

All Things Distributed

To scale to a larger number of users and support the growth in data volume spurred by social media, web, mobile, IoT, ad-tech, and ecommerce workloads, these tools require customers to invest in even more infrastructure to maintain performance.

Designing For Micro-Moments

Smashing Magazine

But as more and more of them to turn the web to make their purchases, it means being open to trusting other opinions online as well — ones that may be more conveniently expressed from a company’s website, from an influencer’s blog, or from social media.

Rethinking the 'production' of data

All Things Distributed

Today, developers of technology (for example medical technology, software) and platform operators (social media enablers, credit card companies) are at the top.

Titan Graph Database Integration with DynamoDB: World-class Performance, Availability, and Scale for New Workloads

All Things Distributed

Modern applications need to quickly navigate connections in the physical world of people, cities, and public transit stations as well as the virtual world of search terms, social posts, and genetic code, for example.

Are Microservices to Ecosystems as Core Competencies were to Conglomerates?

The Agile Manager

Given that tech is in a period of both cheap capital (interest rates remain low, VC levels remain high, and companies such as Alibaba and Facebook can make acquisitions inexpensively with their own high-priced shares) and rapid growth (growth in consumption of tech products such as social media today mirrors growth in consumption of manufactured goods in the 50s and 60s), it's little surprise that we're seeing a return to industrial strategies past.

No Server Required - Jekyll & Amazon S3 - All Things Distributed

All Things Distributed

A good example is the comments section on this blog; a few lines of JavaScript and these pages have a dynamic nature with comments, trackbacks and social media discussion showing up as they happen. All Things Distributed.

The Tech Bubble: A Cool Breeze in Blistering Times

The Agile Manager

Mobile as well as social media platforms are spawning new applications and new categories of applications. Reading the headlines, tech is showing some signs of relaxing a bit. The first is a slowdown in corporate capital formation. Businesses hold record amounts of cash, but have nowhere to put it: a stagnant economy doesn't encourage investment for growth, while real interest rates on Treasurys are negative. Why raise more capital?

Can a Business Rent a Core Capability?

The Agile Manager

Social media is a form of entertainment that shifts people's allocation of their leisure time. Tech utilities - things that automate administration, enable communication or improve employee productivity - started as a labor expense, became a capital expense, and have now become a rent payment. This final state is an efficient economic relationship for buyer and seller. The buyer has more flattering financial statements and can negotiate for non-core services at a gross level (e.g.,

Expanding the Cloud: Introducing Amazon QuickSight

All Things Distributed

To scale to a larger number of users and support the growth in data volume spurred by social media, web, mobile, IoT, ad-tech, and ecommerce workloads, these tools require customers to invest in even more infrastructure to maintain a reasonable query performance.

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What I Read in 2017

Tim Kadlec

I spent a lot less time this year on social media. Mostly this was a conscious decision—the firehose that social media provides wasn’t doing my brain (or mood) any favors. His point, very Neil Postman-esque, is particularly true in today’s world of entertainment-driven news and fast-moving social networks that I’m increasingly convinced that, by default, only amplify existing biases.

Front-End Performance Checklist 2019 [PDF, Apple Pages, MS Word]

Smashing Magazine

Consider Swapping Images with the Sizes Attribute by specifying different image display dimensions depending on media queries, e.g. to manipulate sizes to swap sources in a magnifier component. Front-End Performance Checklist 2019 [PDF, Apple Pages, MS Word].

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What I Read in 2015

Tim Kadlec

In fact, if I had my way, before you signed up for any social media site you would be required to read this book. I’d love to read a follow-up that dovetails off some of the ideas expressed in the final chapter about feedback loops and the echo chambers created by social media, as I feel like that is key to understanding why we interact the way we do on Twitter, Facebook and their kin. It’s that time of year again.

Microsoft and Skype: The Business Value of Protecting a (Cash-Gushing) Utility

The Agile Manager

By way of example, consider that Microsoft Live Messenger has a larger active user population than Skype and offers voice & video calling, yet is not relevant in the current social media / tech bubble.) Microsoft's acquisition of Skype generated a lot of comment this week, much of it negative. As an investment, Skype has to put up some pretty juicy numbers to justify an $8.5b valuation.

Utilities, Strategic Investments, and the CIO

The Agile Manager

The advent of mobile and social media allow firms to interact more directly, more frequently and more intimately with customers than ever. He or she is responsible for a portfolio of technology investments made through software and digital media. The Financial Times recently ran analysis and guest op-eds that sought to explain value in and from IT. One went as far as to challenge whether the corporate CIO has a future.

Rules versus Results

The Agile Manager

For one thing, they lag innovation, rather than lead it: prescriptive IT security guidelines circa 2007 were ignorant of the risks posed by social media. Assessments are based, not on whether the decisions made are any good, but on whether they were made in accordance with what is deemed to be an appropriate process.