StrayNick

StrayNick

A Blog By Alan Strahinic

#CareerGoals

I aim to achieve a deep understanding of how Marketers can best-utilize SMM Analytics Software not only to provide actionable insights but also to suggest well-founded feature requests to those tools’ developers.

Site-Speed Low? Increase Conversion Ratio By Targeting Users with LTE

Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of ‘facts’ they feel stuffed, but absolutely ‘brilliant’ with information. Then they’ll feel they’re thinking, they’ll get a sense of motion without moving. And they’ll be happy, because facts of that sort don’t change. Don’t give them any slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with. That way lies melancholy.

Ray Bradbury; Fahrenheit 451

The future is a world where no matter what device you use, what car you drive, what watch you wear the data and the efficiency and productivity and experience are seamless.

ivadhera:

~Break Ups in the Digital Age~
Heart breaks in the digital are less tangible and more painful, reoccurring and they happen in a very subtle manner. Like a slow #death of some sorts.
You start by unpairing, unfriending, unfollowing and blocking the person. While on another platform like texting, you exchange little painful texts of why things didn’t work while bouncing back and forth between lovey texts and I miss you’s.
Some how you muster the courage to delete every picture you posted of you with them on your social profiles and the pain only grows when you realize that there are so many pictures in your computer or phone that you didn’t even post. You text some of them back to the person like some kind of a last exchange that people have with physical belongings.
Things are simply going to get more painful, spiteful and hypocritical… More and more people will flow in and out of emotions because of how passive digital arguments can get. The solution however is not in breaking ties so painfully and slowly but lies in understanding that you were on a #journey together and now have to go separate ways. It lies in being mature and emotionally advanced enough to understand that #change is inevitable and if they’re not for you there is someone out there who is… But that doesn’t mean someone who is soon becoming your past must simply disappear from your story.
We are in the digital age. We can’t afford to treat love as merely an emotion that feeds our #ego, it’s time we start looking at love like an energy field and dream sharing technology that two people have access to online and offline, where they share their #dreams together, where they build them together and where they pick up the pieces together when those dreams fall apart.
The #hope for #success with relationships in this #digital age lies only by being intensely present, by investing blind #faith and loving unconditionally to the point that even if they fall apart due to any reason, they give people the strength to depart only with love and #love alone.

ivadhera:

~Break Ups in the Digital Age~

Heart breaks in the digital are less tangible and more painful, reoccurring and they happen in a very subtle manner. Like a slow #death of some sorts.

You start by unpairing, unfriending, unfollowing and blocking the person. While on another platform like texting, you exchange little painful texts of why things didn’t work while bouncing back and forth between lovey texts and I miss you’s.

Some how you muster the courage to delete every picture you posted of you with them on your social profiles and the pain only grows when you realize that there are so many pictures in your computer or phone that you didn’t even post. You text some of them back to the person like some kind of a last exchange that people have with physical belongings.

Things are simply going to get more painful, spiteful and hypocritical… More and more people will flow in and out of emotions because of how passive digital arguments can get. The solution however is not in breaking ties so painfully and slowly but lies in understanding that you were on a #journey together and now have to go separate ways. It lies in being mature and emotionally advanced enough to understand that #change is inevitable and if they’re not for you there is someone out there who is… But that doesn’t mean someone who is soon becoming your past must simply disappear from your story.

We are in the digital age. We can’t afford to treat love as merely an emotion that feeds our #ego, it’s time we start looking at love like an energy field and dream sharing technology that two people have access to online and offline, where they share their #dreams together, where they build them together and where they pick up the pieces together when those dreams fall apart.

The #hope for #success with relationships in this #digital age lies only by being intensely present, by investing blind #faith and loving unconditionally to the point that even if they fall apart due to any reason, they give people the strength to depart only with love and #love alone.

We’re a generation of idiots. Smart Phones and dumb people.

I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living.

Robert Henri (via artistsofchicago)
aestheticgoddess:

Actually real, not edited, colored sandstone mountains in Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in China
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Actually real, not edited, colored sandstone mountains in Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in China
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Actually real, not edited, colored sandstone mountains in Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in China
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Actually real, not edited, colored sandstone mountains in Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in China
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Actually real, not edited, colored sandstone mountains in Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in China
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Actually real, not edited, colored sandstone mountains in Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in China
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Actually real, not edited, colored sandstone mountains in Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in China

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Actually real, not edited, colored sandstone mountains in Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in China

(via mashable)

Because that’s where the quality is. It’s in the practice, the process, the struggle and repetition. It’s in the hours of contemplation at work, in the park, the shower and the Mexican restaurant around the corner. Creativity is not to be rudely shoved into being–

James Victore talks in this video about speed versus quality (via creativesomething)

PR, marketing, and sales do not need to map or understand [social media], they need to find opportunities. They do not need to find all the opportunities, they do not even need to find the best opportunities, they just need to find a good supply of good opportunities.

It begins with this obvious observation: Whales poop. In fact, they poop mightily.

The audience actually wants to work for their meal. They just don’t want to know that they’re doing that. That’s your job as a storyteller is to hide the fact that you’re making them work for their meal. We’re born problem solvers. We’re compelled to deduce and to deduct because that’s what we do in real life. It’s this well-organized absence of information that draws us in.

Pixar filmmaker Andrew Stanton in an altogether fantastic episode of NPR’s TED Radio Hour exploring what makes a great story

Complement with more secrets of storytelling from Vladimir Nabokov, Kurt Vonnegut and Neil Gaiman, then see the neurochemistry of storytelling and the dramatic art.

(via explore-blog)

*relation to promotional contests*

Are you familiar with native advertising?

Are you familiar with native advertising?

just—maps:

Waffle House Density by USGS Quad [1200x733][OC]

I went to those two Waffle Houses in Texas & Oklahoma. Right on.

just—maps:

Waffle House Density by USGS Quad [1200x733][OC]

I went to those two Waffle Houses in Texas & Oklahoma. Right on.

Analytics Blog: Smarter remarketing with Google Analytics

I guarantee we’ll see these smart lists as a behavioral profile metric. Along the same time Google+ data will be incorporated into these reports to provide a behavioral profile. Thus the marriage of emotion and data begins.