Posted on July 29th, 2011
Posted on July 25th, 2011
Social media is here to stay. And whether you choose to use YouTube or Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn – being connected is a big part of today’s businesses. But while many business owners recognize Facebook and Twitter’s potential, they are unaware of the many ways that LinkedIn can help their business grow. However, recent reports from iTracks and Performics reveal the following about LinkedIn:
- When Performics surveyed nearly 3,000 businesses, 59% of responders agreed that a LinkedIn account holds the highest value for professionals.
- Results also showed that of respondents with an active LinkedIn account, 50% visit the site at least weekly and 20% visit the site at least daily.
- In regards to the importance of LinkedIn as the most important social networking site, studies show that the numbers jumped dramatically from 41% last year to 59% this year.
- Of the 89% of Web companies using social media that participated in the iTracks study, 49% said that LinkedIn provides the best return on investment.
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Posted on July 13th, 2011
Yesterday Matt Mullenweg, a bigwig with the WordPress content management system, posted this:
Last week we released WordPress 3.2, a version focused on making WP faster and lighter with a refreshed dashboard, new Twenty Eleven theme, a zen writing mode, and more: http://wordpress.org/news/2011/07/gershwin/
We waited to email because there were some issues with the JSON module on some web hosts, which the just-released version 3.2.1 fixes. Download from WordPress.org or click the update button in your dashboard to get the latest.What else is new? We’re doing a census of the WordPress World, if you have 5 minutes take this survey:
We’re going to tally up the results and present them in my State of the Word talk next month in San Francisco, so send it to everyone you know who uses WordPress so we get the most representative sample.
There are also some fun WordCamps approaching in San Diego, Portsmouth, Boston, Chicago, Fayetteville, St. Louis, San Francisco, and Los Angeles:
Hope to see you at one soon!