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The creative industry is built on a finite resource: Time. We can talk about the spontaneity of creativity. We can talk about talented individuals. We can celebrate the greatness and the importance of creative work. However, at the end of the day, there’s no denying that creative work is still work with a set of demands and expectations. And most importantly: deadlines and deliverables. Continue reading… Continue Reading: Being Smart [...]

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While you may have heard of Brazil’s Carnival (or Carnaval), not everyone will have the chance to fly to Brazil to experience what are arguably the largest annual street festivals (+ music concerts + dance parties + culture fests) in the world. Every year, Brazilian cities compete to be the country’s top Carnival destination: This year, we’re bringing you the sights, sounds and energy of Brazilian Carnival directly from the [...]

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If you are a Minecraft fan you should know that the Minecraft Pocket Edition is not as thrilling as the PC version of the game, but we have great news for all of you. Mojang has rolled out an update for the game’s mobile version. Minecraft Pocket Edition 0.2.0 is coming with a host of new features that will make it a lot more exciting. For the first time ever, [...]

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Does your business need better content marketing like this Social Media Examiner contest participant? In 2009 Michael Stelzner (@mike_stelzner) decided to run an experiment.  He wanted to see if he could repeat his previous success in a new industry.  That experiment led to the launch of Social Media Examiner in October of that same year.  Michael had been well known in the whitepaper industry and joked “I went from the [...]

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This is a guest article contributed by Rebecca*. – Delicious is a popular social bookmarking site which you can use for saving your favorite website links. The process is termed as bookmarking. This will enable you to share your bookmarks among others as well as allow you to browse bookmarks of other users’. Tagging and search tools help you in browsing as well as organizing topics of interest. It enables [...]

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   Developing for the Web can be a difficult yet rewarding job. Given the number of browsers across the number of platforms, it can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. But if we start coding with a little forethought and apply the principles of progressive enhancement from the beginning and apply some responsive practices at the end, we can easily accommodate for less-capable browsers and reward those with modern browsers in [...]

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If you’ve spent any time on Pinterest, the hottest new social network since sliced bread, you might have noticed its popularity among certain demographics — namely, women who are into fashion, weddings, home decor and puppies. But some data compiled by Visual.ly sheds light on the interesting differences between U.S. and British Pinterest users. Using anonymized, aggregated opt-in data from various Google products (including Toolbar and Analytics), DoubleClick Ad Planner [...]

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Posted by MikeCP When I began to practice SEO 8 years ago, I never would have guessed that I'd be writing a post about data visualization. Perhaps I might have foreseen myself writing about web analytics or information architecture, but data visualization seemed like something for the statistics fans. But today in web marketing, the emphasis on content has never been stronger, and it just so happens that one eminently [...]

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On Tuesday, January 24, Google Waterloo opened its doors to engineers from the Kitchener-Waterloo area to participate in the first ever Ship Wars Programming Competition. The brainchild of myself and another Waterloo engineer, Garret Kelly, Ship Wars is a competition in which participants code their own intergalactic crafts in the programming language of their choice, and then battle against each other in a virtual environment. The inaugural competition proved quite [...]

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To transition from a small business owner to a successful entrepreneur you have to first understand what separates the two. A small business owner contentedly provides his service and is happy with smaller, home-spun success. An entrepreneur, however, has an urge to grow and expand. The Attitude At its core, entrepreneurship is about taking a fledging business concept and cultivating it into a soaring success. One of the biggest parts [...]

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