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  • Who Are Your Organization's Rockstars? - Steffan Antonas
    I see it Geeky Sure But it s brilliant It doesn t just tell us that Intel values people with innovative ideas it encourages us all to rethink what kinds of people should be worthy of rockstar status in our organizations Of course this commercial is funny precisely because we don t expect people to be falling over themselves to get Ajay Bhatt s autograph but maybe if more organizations

    Original URL path: http://blog.steffanantonas.com/our-rockstars-arent-like-your-rockstars (2016-05-02)
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  • Tom Peters Archives - Steffan Antonas
    and probably won t be any time soon No big deal I m not out to take the internet by storm I don t worry about my daily traffic stats I don t stress out about posting every day and I don t blog for money although I do make money doing it that supports the habit I originally started blogging just to become a better writer I ve been blogging consistently now for over 2 years and I ve learned that blogging itself is not a means to any end The real value is in the process it s about continuous learning connecting collaborating and growing as a person In many ways it s a lifestyle choice rather than an activity or a hobby and the people who are doing it for the right reasons are generally in it for the long haul Seth Godin and Tom Peters recently weighed in on why they blog at an AMEX OPEN forum There were some great points made by both on the value of blogging that really resonated with me I particularly appreciated Seth s comment on developing humility and Tom s on how it changes your emotional and intellectual outlook

    Original URL path: http://blog.steffanantonas.com/tag/tom-peters (2016-05-02)
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  • Do LinkedIn Recommendations Matter In the Reputation Economy? - Steffan Antonas
    reject my reference and ask me to rewrite it once before I think it may have been because I had a typo Because these three filters are setup it s unlikely that you ll see reviews that are have objective content or negative information Now it s not just recommendation systems in business social networks it s also case studies from vendors and customer testimonials All of this content is cleaned scrubbed and presentable in favor the seller Key Takeaways from Jeremiah s Post Recommendations that are vetted by the requestor will never be fully viewed as objective savvy buyers know that and can figure out how to get the information through private conversations or other reviews Recommendations still matter but who they come from and in what context matters ever more indicating you liked working with someone is still valuable even if they are filtered Buyers should look for references positive and negative from more organic locations like blogs and Twitter where the candidate seller has less control over filtering and scrubbing the content Candidates and sellers need to prepare for the open reviews of good and bad reviews about their company and resume LinkedIn is very valuable and has many other features of note This isn t a knock on them but instead on the marketing and pitching process in general From LinkedIn s Response Adam Nash reminds us that Transparency Is The New Objectivity that people consider the source as well as the context of recommendations and quotes David Weinberger What we used to believe because we thought the author was objective we now believe because we can see through the author s writings to the sources and values that brought her to that position Transparency gives the reader information by which she can undo some of the unintended effects of the ever present biases Transparency brings us to reliability the way objectivity used to This change is well epochal Key Takeaways from LinkedIn s post Reputation matters On LinkedIn your profile and reputation is tied to every recommendation you make As a result people can and do consider the source Having someone say you are a Web 2 0 visionary is fine and dandy but those exact words coming from Jeremiah Owyang means something different Transparency matters It s trivial to see how many recommendations a person has given and whether they tend to write the same things about everyone It s also fairly trivial to see the relationship between the person being recommended and the source Content matters Which recommendations a person publishes is up to the individual As a result you won t find negative recommendations isn t that an oxymoron on the site any more that you would expect a person giving references for a job to give you people who think poorly of them However recommendations speak volumes in terms of what they do and don t say the post links to this recommendation for Peter Thiel from Reid Hoffman Additional Thoughts

    Original URL path: http://blog.steffanantonas.com/do-linkedin-recommendations-matter-in-the-reputation-economy (2016-05-02)
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  • Twitter's Starting To Out Smart Spammers - Steffan Antonas
    insightful pieces on how Twitter is going after people who game Twitter to get more followers There are some solid arguments made in each post in support of Twitter s move as well as on the dubious and controversial nature of Twitter s suggested users list SUL When it comes to the issue of eliminating spam and improving usability I fundamentally support what Twitter is doing That said Dave Winer

    Original URL path: http://blog.steffanantonas.com/twitters-starting-to-out-smart-spammers (2016-05-02)
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  • Lijit Archives - Steffan Antonas
    small number of terms that display beneath the search box would not on first glance seem to do much but on average publishers see anywhere from a 200 500 increase in searches according to Lijit my experience is that this figure is accurate The popular searches cloud does a lot to signal what types of content is popular on your blog and invites people to click on popular searches How does the Popular Searches Cloud work It records repeat searches and displays the most popular ones To appear in the cloud a search must be performed a minimum of three times and come from different IPs You can control the number of terms that appear in the cloud in your widget settings You can also blacklist terms from appearing in your search cloud within the settings Tip 2 Move the Search Box to the Top of Your Blog A simple rule is that if people see the search box they will use the box If it s hidden among all the other items on the sidebar people will miss out on the goodness that is Lijit How much does moving the box above the fold mean in terms of searches Another 200 300 increase Nice Tip 3 Make it the Only Search Box Ok this one might not be such a revelation If there is only one place to search then well people will only use that one place to search Amazing and simple Tip 4 Be an Expert As a publisher you know that writing about a specific topic will almost always increase readership and engagement But did you know that the more expertise you develop around a specific topic the more people want to search your content I know Weird Tip 5 Turn on Re Search There is

    Original URL path: http://blog.steffanantonas.com/tag/lijit (2016-05-02)
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  • UI Archives - Steffan Antonas
    Journal Books I m Reading Blog Archives Subscribe via email Subscribe via RSS Find Me Twitter Facebook Instagram Flickr Vimeo Pinterest Email LinkedIn Proudly powered by WordPress Theme Designer by Array UI Video Preview of WordPress 2 7 I m pretty psyched about the direction that WordPress seems to be going with 2 7 Customized dashboard Moderating comments right from the back end Right on Personalization and usability in the

    Original URL path: http://blog.steffanantonas.com/tag/ui (2016-05-02)
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  • AdaptiveBlue Archives - Steffan Antonas
    Portability If you re an avid online social networker you re aware of just how many social networking tagging and microblogging platforms are out there Most of us don t have time to respond to voice mail and e mail every day let alone check our Twitter updates and Facebook accounts and Flickr friends Simplicity is key The beauty of Glue is that it doesn t force you into a one or the other decision when it comes to the suite of services you use and it doesn t force you to build a new profile on a new site Rather it adds value to all your existing services by allowing you to dynamically build a portable profile as you browse the web that loads for other Glue users on all of the sites that you claim in Glue seamlessly You don t have to change your habits at all The value here is that every Glue user that visits any of your sites your blog your Twitter stream LinkedIn profile Flickr strean etc sees the Glue bar adding variety and context to every profile without you having to do anything but claim a page For people who are into lifestreaming this is a major value add Plus it gives people an easy way to find all of your content on the web The profile provides quick and easy hop links to all of your sites with just a few clicks Here are a couple of screenshots of my various profiles around the web you can see that the Glue bar shows on all of them Providing Meaningful Filters For People And Things After spending a few months on Glue in private beta what I ve found the most interesting is that I can use people as filters for finding and analyzing things and use things to help me filter and analyze people The biggest problem I have when I interact with people I ve never met on text based platforms like Twitter or FriendFeed is that for the most part I m doing so with very little personal context The biggest frustration I have with social media in general when it comes to meeting new people is being able to answer one big question What is this person like Glue is awesome for giving someone s suite of profiles a common personality because it rides on top of all of their profiles as discussed above Here s what I mean Let s say I find a guy named JoeTweetalot on twitter All I know about Joe is that he s got a short bio on his page that just says I live in San Jose I work at a software company and I m awesome DM me Doesn t really tell me much BUT he s on glue Right on So his profile drops down and I surf his stuff now I know that Joe is interested in these things Office Space SuperBad FightClub Oceans 11 The Laws Of

    Original URL path: http://blog.steffanantonas.com/tag/adaptiveblue (2016-05-02)
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  • Search Engine Optimization Archives - Steffan Antonas
    become self aware yet and while spiders can recognize and assign relevance scores to your links based on the words you use they aren t smart enough to derive meaning from language the way a reader can Let s say you ve just written a life changing post about how hot Margaret Thatcher is To add value for your readers you decide to link out to Margaret Thatcher s Wikipedia page so that people can see her photo and instantly agree with you If you link like this Check out Margaret Thatcher s smoldering pic here web crawlers see this a href http en wikipedia org wiki Margaret thatcher here a Any human can tell you that the relevance of the keyword here is ZIP but the search engine s can t So instead you want the robot crawling your site to gobble up a nice keyword rich link by using the most relevant keyword for what you re pointing to like this Check out this super hot photo of Margaret Thatcher Now the crawler sees this a href http en wikipedia org wiki Margaret thatcher Margaret Thatcher a Kudos to you You just made the search engines a bit brighter by pointing them in the right direction Same work relevance 100 Boost Your Rankings If you link correctly the quality and relevance of the links in your site can have a positive effect on SEO rankings Search engines use algorithms to determine a site s relevance and popularity in relation to what people are searching for One of the factors affecting the site s ranking for any given search term is how many relevant links are contained within the site There are two types of links internal and external Internal links are those which link one page of your

    Original URL path: http://blog.steffanantonas.com/tag/search-engine-optimization (2016-05-02)
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