Its a privilege to be able to earn income by satiating my hyper-active, curious mind and to discover and cannibalize content for my clients and companies. Its fun and mentally fast-paced but to be honest… its hell on my body. This is why I’m so gung-ho about health innovation – in fact one of my favorite clients is a healthcare company that builds apps and has an incredible nutrition insights API (errr, I mean to say, you’re ALL my favorite clients). So, with that in mind, here’s some of my favourite innovations to help us do what we need to do and stay healthy at the same time.
I was having an interesting conversation over a few beers last night about Mailbox and the resounding success its become overnight. For those of you that don’t know, Mailbox is an app with the mission to ‘put mail in its place’ – which it does very well with its light, fast, and mobile-friendly UI. You’re able to quickly swipe messages to your archive or trash, scan an entire conversation at once with chat-like organization or snooze emails until later with the tap of a button.
Today is a sad day, well I should say last week was a sad week. That’s because one of my favourite Pinterest tools – Pingraphy has shut down for reasons unknown (they’ve been awfully quiet).
Pingraphy.com was nothing short of a miracle for one of the highwest traffic driving platforms on the web. I use Pinterest for several (actually ALL now that I think of it) of my clients’ online presences and this tool (which came with a bookmarklet) would pin several images at once and included the ability to schedule pins – something that has been invaluable when managing several accounts.
I was asked to deliver a talk on how to ‘Monetize your Blog’s Content’ last Monday to a group of nearly 40 bloggers, brands and designers belonging to the London Fashion Bloggers group organised by Diana Kakkar from Trend Bridged. I only had 30 minutes (I ran over) and a lot of information to get through so it was no wonder I had some many people with questions afterwards!
Okay, so I’ll preface this post by saying that this post is about a guy who dresses up like Grimlock from Transformers and gives advice on startups. Now that we have that out of the way, I’ll you about more about him (in a bullet point fashion).
As an advisor to a Twitter tool that uses Klout, Peer Index and Kred to augment influence in a marketing setting, I’m all too familiar with engagement scoring and it’s real-world ramifications (which are rare, and usually tell you a lot more about the person asking ‘What’s your Klout score?’ than the actual score itself). But there are still hundreds of articles about how influential your Klout score can be in daily life (here’s a particularly poignant one about someone missing out on a job opportunity due to having a low Klout score). Social aspects aside, that’s not my huge concern right now. What I’m most interested in right now is WHY IS MY KLOUT SCORE DECREASING (from a high of 47)?