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On my Twitter feed at least, the vast majority of tweets either contain links or are replies. Twitter has come to replace RSS in many circles, and it's often not even used to actually author or read Tweets. It's become something comparable to email or http traffic. I frankly find it often more pleasant to read my feed through Flipboard, and I post often through Buffer, or have used Hubspot or others. How do you post? How do you read? Do you actually read your feed? Some users follow back everyone who follows them, and you can be fairly sure they're not reading their feed. Read more about Twitter use
When you work in building social networks you sometimes get the idea that the face to face meeting isn't really needed. After all, if you really feel the need to get away from emails, ticketing systems, and shared documents, you can always share screens through join.me and have a conference call on Skype. But the truth is, meeting together face to face means a lot. I'm a big fan. You get to understand what's really going on. You see what the issues are, meet the stake holders, get a feel for the organization. Read more about In Person
Computer security is big news these days with Prism and hacking of US military plans. None of this is astounding or novel. There have been security problems for a long time. While people seem to care, do they? Are we willing to sacrifice convenience or functionality for security? In most cases I would say consumers are not willing. Consumers expect functionality with security to follow, rather than the other way around. Security is typically burdensome. Having to login, prove your identity, answer questions, etc. Read more about Is security worth the effort?
Increasingly prevailing logic is to focus your efforts where your customers are in greatest numbers, even if that means your site is not accessible to everyone. A teaser to a white paper I saw recently said that 20% of ecommerce traffic was coming from mobile, over half of that from tablets and nearly all of that from iPads. iPads also had a conversion rate 11% higher. Considering there are as many iPads in the wild (256 million?) as smart phones sold per quarter you get the idea this device might be the 1 platform you need to focus on. You certainly need to know your market. Read more about Know Your Market
Rates and pricing tends to be a subject everyone's interested in but no one likes to discuss. Most people don't even like to post their rates. We love to. Look at our About Us page in our minimalistic nav above and you'll see our rates. $75/hr for development, $125/hr for project management & consulting. In case you're wondering, our rates are killer. Take a look at this interesting blog post from 2010 on Drupal shop rates accompanied by data from an informal poll over at Lullabot. Read more about Rates