And I love being one of the Community Managers on Socl! Today was an exciting day with a big launch of the new UI (User Interface) with cool new features like Picotale and Blink. You can read about it more on the FUSE Labs blog. I could write some more great things about it, but I am a bit fizzled since I have been at this all day. So later I will post more to tell you my experience on Socl.
If you don’t have a Windows Phone for the Blink App, you can create it on your desktop. More information on this link: Blink App
For now, this post sums it up:
One of our active community members, Bodgan, from Romania did a cool cliplet using Blink on Windows 7. He’s a great guy,so you can ask him any questions to help you out as well. Or of course, moi. Here is my profile: Blanca Socl Profile
Here is a video of how to use blink on your Windows 8 Phone:
Although this video is from 2011 and so many changes have been made in the Google search algorithms, this video has some nice basics on how search evolved with a timeline of the different features that were rolled out.Since this video, we now have social results as an important feature in the search engines.
It is interesting to note that Google News evolved out the devastation in New York on 911 at the Twin Towers. People were searching for relevant content on the news but it wasn’t available. So the problem created an opportunity for adding new features.
All I can say is that I am very humbled to receive this honor. I really don’t want this post to be about touting my own horn because all the other women on this list are much more awesome in Tech than me. It is not that I do not give myself any credit. I am good at all the new technologies and media . But it’s just that I was so surprised! So thank you Latina Magazine for including me with these incredible women. [click to continue…]
So what happens when two Social Media enthusiasts meet at a conference, start dating and fall in love? The answer, my friend, is a marriage proposal on Vine!
Curt Buthman ( @curtbuthman) and Marsha Collier (@marshacollier ) are now engaged.
Tonight it was featured on ABC’s Inside Edition:
Vine is an app and owned by Twitter automatically tweets the Vine video. The hashtag #willyoumarryme went viral. So what do you think? I think it is very romantic and sweet. As Curt said on this Tweet, it is what works for them. So why not have some fun and share this magic moment with the world? [click to continue…]
Abercrombie is a social media case study of how not to be dismiss someone for their body size! It goes to show the power of social media for people to share their opinions and voices. Just Google the brands name on Google news (different than just Google search), and see the media monstrosity that it has created for itself. Over 30,000 results!
Not only that, Greg Karber took it upon himself to go to a thrift store to find Abercrombie and Fitch clothing to give to the homeless. He has created the hashtag #fitchthehomeless and is encouraging others to do the same: Tweet, Google Plus, Video, Facebook, etc. In just a few weeks, this video alone has over 7 million views. His Twitter bio says “Writer, philosopher, mystery solver. (No case too small.)” Way to go Greg! [click to continue…]
I have been working as a Community Manager for Socl since last August. Socl is a social experiment by Microsoft FUSE Labs, a division of Microsoft Research. It integrates with Bing search engine and is an cool way to create a post using multimedia very quickly and effortlessly. You can add images, links, video or animated gifs. You can see my profile here for some examples: My Socl Profile.
Since I recently did a talk at Wordcamp Miami on Content Curation, I wanted to share how you can do content curation on Socl. Once you create a post on Socl, you can click on the little upside down arrow underneath the post and get the html embed code and add it to your blog post.
Remember to click on Text in the post before you add the code.
This would be the result:
This one would be of a collage:
And this would be of an animated gif:
So get curating! it’s fun and easy to get fresh content on your blog!
Google Images at Google I/O 2013. Live Blogging while watching the Keynote online:
Feed was flat and impossible to go deeper. New rollout is focused on design and depth.
A new photo experience. What can happen when Google is your darkroom.
Enhanced photos. Can soften wrinkles in a picture very subtly.
Hangouts: It is the conversation that matters, not the contacts
Group video chat no charge
Now 15 Gigabyte free on the cloud
Image enhancements. I f you have a set of images from your vacation, it will pick out the best ones. It will recognize a landmark, which ones are blurry to not inlude them, no duplicates and will recognize people if they are happy or sad.
Autoawesome motions: If you take a few images of a similar scene, it will make a motion picture, like an animated gif.
Jpg vs Web P to replace .png, .jpg and animated gifs
H.264 vs VPG 63% smaller, huge bandwidth savings on mobile.
Google I/O: Part 3 of live blogging while watching the Keynote online: Part 1: Google Images Part 2: Google Search Google Maps Preview Generating data from other data. Base Maps Images from street view Improving the quality Local business data is hard but using street view. Can have 40 million precise geo codes. 1 [...]
I was visiting some friends yesterday who own Turchin Jewelry in the Design District. I have known them for over 10 years and am happy to see how they are bringing love alive through beautiful pieces of jewelry.