5 Secrets of Creating Click-Worthy Social Media Cards

Before my blog writing days at HubSpot, I was working at a marketing agency where I was in charge of social media posts for our clients.
One time, I was posting a blog on Facebook, but it kept aggregating the wrong image.
Frustrated, I went to Google to find the answer: social media cards.

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The Person Behind the Product: The Growing Retail Power of Influencers

Gone are the days when shoppers relied on word-of-mouth recommendations or were influenced by a more traditional TV, radio or newspaper advert before buying a product.
Now with over 3.2 billion social media users worldwide, it is faster and easier than ever to market to  consumers – and savvy influencers are taking full advantage, according to leading agency Influencer Matchmaker.

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3 Ways Brands Can Win Black Friday with Digital Ads

Black Friday is one of the biggest days in the retail calendar, and for good reason. Every year, the post-thanksgiving sale brings in more and more attention, and with that, revenue. However, with the ever-growing reliance on the digital world, we are seeing a significant shift towards online sales.
In 2018, while footfall in shops dropped by 5.

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Recommender Systems: We’re doing it (all) wrong

A few days back, there was an interesting post by Judy Robertson in the Communications of the ACM blog. The post, entitled “Stats: We’re doing it wrong”, builds upon a paper from last year’s CHI conference in which they report that more than 90% of the HCI researchers used the wrong statistical tools when analyzing and reporting on likert scale type of data.

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Orbital resonance in Neptune’s moons

Phys.com published an article a couple days ago NASA finds Neptune moons locked in ‘dance of avoidance’. The article is based on the scholarly paper Orbits and resonances of the regular moons of Neptune.
The two moons closest to Neptune, named Naiad and Thalassa, orbit at nearly the same distance, 48,224 km for Naiad and 50,074 km for Thalassa.

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Dynamics 365 vs. SAP Business One: All You Need to Know

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), which is a buzzword these days, derives its name from its predecessor, Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II) and is now helping to transform our industrial landscape.
ERP now is an enterprise-wide set of management tools that balances demand and supply.

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iPhone Dev Camp 3

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A few days ago I decided to attend “iPhone Dev Camp 3”:http://www.iphonedevcamp.org/ at Yahoo’s Head Quarters in Sunnyvale, CA. It was a 3 day event starting Friday evening. Most of the event consisted of a hackfest where teams built a project of their choice and present it towards the end of the conference.

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Key learnings from Strata Barcelona 2014

Immediately after PAPIs.io ’14 — write-up coming soon! — I spent a couple of days at Strata in Barcelona.
Strata has several tracks and I ended up going mostly to “business” sessions, but this synthesis of things I heard at the conference will be of interest to technical people as well.

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To all my friends back East, we’re all doing just fine here in LA

Though air quality is always a concern, other than a few hazy days, very few of us have been directly affected by the fires. Homelessness remains a huge problem on a humanitarian level, but the streets do not run with sewage, used needles do not litter the sidewalks and the housed do not cower in fear.

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My First 6 Months of Blogging – victorzhou.com

Today is my 6 month anniversary of starting this blog! 🎉
In my First 50 Days of Blogging post, I outlined some (rather ambitious) goals for my first year of blogging (Year One):
Publish 50 blog posts.
Get a million pageviews.
Grow my newsletter to 10,000 subscribers.
Here’s where I’m at as of today:
Published 24 blog posts.
Gotten 314k pageviews.
Grown my newsletter to 2,000 subscribers.

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