Category Archives: Technology

  • 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.

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.

The reason we liked Google was it whisked us on our way to where we needed to go. Now, they’re doing what the old search engines used to do, clutching us ever-closer. They’re even sucking off-site content into their site. Google is becoming as much of a silo as Facebook is. Only it’s happening slowly.

via Scripting News: Google needs a Google.

Fever is a feed reader designed and built by Shaun Inman, the developer behind the popular Mint web traffic analytics product. Like Mint, Fever is $30 (USD) and runs on your server — a ballsy proposition in an age of free software running in the proverbial “cloud”. It is unapologetically for power users.

Fever’s proposition is straightforward: supply it with the feeds you always want to read, and supplement those with feeds that you only want to read the juicy bits of.

via Alex Payne — Fever and the Future of Feed Readers.

¿Cambio de rumbo en Andalucía y Extremadura? | Software Libre y Cooperación

Muy malas noticias… parecen increíbles… ¿nos hemos vuelto todos locos?

En el caso de Extremadura: El Gobierno de Extremadura abandonará el Software Libre .

Con la que está cayendo, ¿se puede Andalucía plantear abandonar el apoyo a la industria regional y gastar 100 millones de euros en pagarle a la multinacional alemana? ¿Será este el principio del fin? Sería pasar de un ahorro de más de 250 millones de euros al despilfarro de más de 100 millones y abandonar las tesis progresistas de apuesta por la ciudadanía tecnológica, del crecimiento basado en la innovación y la creación, de la formación en valores sociales de compartir y analizar,…

via ¿Cambio de rumbo en Andalucía y Extremadura? | Software Libre y Cooperación.

NewsBlur, alternativa a Google Reader

NewsBlur, una excelente alternativa a Google Reader que filtra los posts más relevantes.

Tras el anuncio de Google de que a partir de la semana que viene va a remodelar el servicio de Google Reader y dejarán de funcionar las características de compartición interna, estoy buscando alternativas a este servicio. Parece que tiene buena pinta NewsBlur, al menos tal como lo presenta GenBeta en el enlace anterior.

Ya sé que es precipitado y que hay que ver aún la implementación y probar la nueva versión. Pero la verdad es que no espero mucho tras leer el post de Google en que anuncia los cambios en Reader y encuentro frases como ésta:

 We recognize, however, that some of you may feel like the product is no longer for you.