While most of the world was still talking about the new Pope, this week also heralded some other notable events. Take a few minutes and catch up with happened this week in the world of self-employment.
NEW THIS WEEK
“Send to Kindle” Button for Websites
Content marketing is here to stay, and with it comes an overload of information. Unfortunately, there’s not always enough time to read every article that catches your attention. Now, thanks to Amazon’s new “Send to Kindle” button for web masters, this will no longer be a problem for visitors to your website. Once you install the button on your site, your visitors can click it and the content will be saved to their Kindle for later reading. This is a win-win for both content publisher and reader.
Pitching Your Start-up? Five Things to Master First
Getting ready to go big with your new business venture? Make sure you hit the ground running by being able to effectively communicate your concept from Day One. If you think about it, your excitement and ability to express what you do simply and passionately is directly related to the excitement and level of participation from others (reporters, investors, etc.) you’ll receive. This week, Inc. Magazine helps by breaking down the start-up pitch into five things you should master first.
Twitter turned seven this week on the 21st, and the Internet helped celebrate with a barrage of memory-filled articles and well-wishes such as these:
- The 14 Best Tweets in History
- Seven Years, Seven Lives Changed by Twitter
- 7 Ways to Celebrate Twitter’s 7th Birthday
Facebook Fan Page Cover Photo Guidelines Change
A relatively new change to Facebook’s Fan Page cover photo policy has been widely discovered this week. According to Facebook’s past cover photo guidelines, you were restricted from displaying certain information such as any calls-to-action, arrows pointing to the “like” button, or any type of contact information, including your website address.
Now the policy is simply this…
“All covers are public. This means that anyone who visits your Page will be able to see your cover. Covers can’t be deceptive, misleading, or infringe on anyone else’s copyright. You may not encourage people to upload your cover to their personal timelines. Covers may not include images with more than 20% text.”
A good portion of our day involves social media, so any type of shortcuts or ways to speed up your time is typically a welcome idea. Mashable delivers this week with a great article, Facebook Like a Ninja With These Keyboard Shortcuts. With these quick shortcuts, you can do what you need to do quickly and get on with your day.
A New Competitor to Evernote
While users are still reeling over the upcoming loss of Google Reader, this week Google recently announced a new service, Keep. Keep will provide Google users with a way to create, save and integrate notes with Google Drive. This new service is best described by the company…
“With Keep you can quickly jot ideas down when you think of them and even include checklists and photos to keep track of what’s important to you. Your notes are safely stored in Google Drive and synced to all your devices so you can always have them at hand.
If it’s more convenient to speak than to type, that’s fine: Keep transcribes voice memos for you automatically. Also, there’s a search function to quickly find specific notes. And when you’re finished with a note, you can archive or delete it.”
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“The first problem for us all, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.” –Gloria Steinem
“I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” –Pablo Picasso
“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” –Napoleon Hill
“Not doing more than the average is what keeps the average down.” –William Lyon Phelps
“It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.” –Epictetus
LAUGH OF THE WEEK