Monthly Archives: October 2011

  • Probably my favorite feature is the ability to click on any data point on any graph to immediately see a report of everything that happened that day.

For example, I was looking at the daily number of removed fans for my page, and I noticed a spike on a particular day. I clicked on the spike and PageLever showed me a report of everything that happened that day, including where the fans left. They all left via the newsfeed, which suggested to me that I posted too often that day. Sure enough, that same report showed that I’d posted four times that day. Lesson learned.

The speed with which PageLever allowed me to focus in on the spike allowed me to quickly shift from “What happened?” to “Why did it happen?”

  • My second favorite feature is seeing how long my posts last in the Facebook newsfeed.

PageLever recently ran a preliminary survey of 20 status updates from five pages that had more than 2 million fans and found the average post lifetime was 22 hours, 51 minutes.

  • I appreciate that they give suggestions for what works.

For example, the service tells me that instead of simple status posts, I should ask more open-ended questions. It is easy to dive deeper into which post types are working for you–that is, which receive the highest engagement–so you can post more of that kind of content.

via Sophisticated Facebook Analytics with PageLever.

Nest Learning Thermostat – world’s most beautiful thermostat

Programs itself. Saves Energy.

Meet Nest, the world’s first Learning Thermostat.

Nest learns from your temperature adjustments, programs itself to keep you comfortable, and guides you to energy savings. You can control the thermostat from anywhere using a smartphone, tablet or laptop, and Nest never stops learning, even as your life and the seasons change.

via Introducing the Nest Learning Thermostat – YouTube.

[Update] : No podré hacer estre regalo de $250 para estas Navidades, ni para Reyes, pues está agotado hasta entrado el mes de enero.

Impacto de la innovación educativa dependiendo del color del cristal con que se mira. « Innovación Educativa

En la aplicación de programas de gestión de conocimiento en las organizaciones, se dice que la mejora debe afectar a la organización, a sus trabajadores y a sus clientes. Aplicando esta condición a la innovación educativa, ésta tendría que afectar a:

  • La organización (la universidad)
  • Los trabajadores (los profesores)
  • Los clientes (los alumnos)

Puntos de vista de los gestores, profesores y alumnos en el post original.

via Impacto de la innovación educativa dependiendo del color del cristal con que se mira. « Innovación Educativa.

Five Reasons Companies Fail at Business Model Innovation – Saul Kaplan – Harvard Business Review

  1. CEOs don’t really want a new business model.
  2. Product is king. Nothing else matters.
  3. Cannibalization is off the table.
  4. ROI hurdles are too aggressive for fledgling models.
  5. Rogues and renegades get no respect.

via Five Reasons Companies Fail at Business Model Innovation – Saul Kaplan – Harvard Business Review.

La herramienta está accesible en el dashboard de Google, en el apartado Presencia en Internet. Ahí, podremos encontrar un apartado en el que podremos configurar las alertas que queramos recibir, acceder a búsquedas con nuestro nombre o dirección de correo de Gmail y, lo más interesante, solicitar que ciertos resultados en los que aparecemos sean eliminados, pudiendo así controlar (y limpiar) las referencias o entradas que influyan en nuestra imagen personal.

via Google lanza una herramienta para monitorizar nuestro “yo en la red”.

Awesome! How To Build a Web Startup

I found an absolutely outstanding post in Steve Blank’s blog, very helpful for any new web entrepreneur. Believe me.

Moreover, this post is aimed at entrepreneurs, but its approach is useful for any field.

It would’ve been very helpful at a conference I attended last Thursday, for instance. It was supposed to teach LinkedIn, but we ended up talking about many tools and most people left the building thinking they’ll never catch up.

One person asked how to choose tools with criterion since you need to know them first and you can’t invest the time. Well, I think an answer with the following approach would have been a good one:

First ingredient: the logical process

How To Build a Web Startup – The Lean LaunchPad Edition

Here’s the step-by-step process we suggest our students use in our Lean LaunchPad classes.

  1. Set up the logistics to manage your team
  2. Craft company hypotheses
  3. Write a value proposition statement that other people understand
  4. Set up the Website Logistics
  5. Build a “low-fidelity” web site
  6. Get customers to the site
  7. Add the backend code to make the site work
  8. Test the “problem” with customer data
  9. Test the “solution” by building the “high-fidelity” website
  10. Ask for money

Second ingredient: a set of tools to help you at every step.

(Use the Startup Tools Page as the resource for tool choices)

Method: match tools and process steps

Find it on Steve Blank’s post.

This is real value added.

I know what you’re thinking, many of these tools can be used for much more than that. While this is true, the reality is, overfloading people with a bunch of tools with no clear purpose is of no help, it’s rubbish.

via How To Build a Web Startup – Lean LaunchPad Edition « Steve Blank.