Monday, March 14, 2011

Reader Wrap-up

A long time ago ... I published a blog post. I won't digress too much by sharing how many posts I deleted from draft format, or even how many remain awaiting publication. I will share that my lunchtime reading today was comprised of catching up with my spring break collection of feeds. Here's a short collection of technology-related items that caught my attention, the last two feature QR Codes (no big surprise).

What's New With Blogger
"2010 was a big year for Blogger. We cemented ourselves as one of the largest blogging platforms and the sixth largest website in the world, according to Alexa. Blogger users published more than half a billion blog posts, which were read by more than 400 million active readers across the globe." -- Chang Kim, Blogger Buzz, 3/14/11

8 Simple Ways to Improve Your YouTube Channel
"You don’t have to be a YouTube “personality” to create a fantastic, customized YouTube channel. Everyone can take advantage of the options available. YouTube’s product manager for consumer channels, AJ Crane, says your personal channel is “the best place to showcase your content.” We spoke to Crane to find out some great ways to improve, and make the most of, your channel’s appearance, usability and engagement options." -- Amy-Mae Elliott, Mashable ,3/11/11

8 Powerful & Inexpensive Desktop Design Apps
"We’ve discovered some great design software that you may not have heard of — and they’re all less than $50. Are these tools as robust and powerful as their pricey counterparts? Realistically, no. But they’re still great apps, especially given their price tags (or lack thereof). If you’re working on a small budget or just looking to try something new, check out some of the programs below." -- Kelli Shaver, Mashable, 3/14/11

Why QR Codes Will Go Mainstream [Opinion]
"I believe the answer is yes, QR codes are coming to an advertisement or object near you, and sooner than you may think. Here are the reasons why, along with suggestions on how advertisers can catalyze this movement by making QR code campaigns as useful and rewarding as possible." -- Hamilton Chan, Mashable Opinion Piece, 3/8/11

Who's Really Scanning All Those QR Codes? [Infographic]
"QR code-focused startup JumpScan was kind enough to send along a graphically organized representation of some data they’ve gathered about QR codes — who’s scanning them, what kinds of devices they’re using and what brands are running QR code campaigns." --Jolie O'Dell, Mashable, 3/4/11

1 comment:

Blaine said...

There are so many cool things you can do with blogger. It is amazing what you could do with different features. If they add more features, the blogs will be better than most sites.