Now here’s an interesting experiment: There seems to be an abundance of good Wordpreneur Reader items for us this week, so I decided to do this extra Reader post — on top of the regular Friday edition, which will still appear as scheduled. Maybe twice a week may be a good Reader frequency, hmm? Let’s find out. As usual, go forth and learn, Grasshopper!
The Best Times to Tweet and Post to Facebook (OPEN Forum) — “It turns out that there are ideal times to tweet and post — and they are not the same, suggests analysis from Bit.ly. The URL shortening service has been studying how content goes viral through social networks.”
Flying off the eBook shelf (The Guardian) — “Readers are voting with their wallets: The eBook is winning. In the US, eBooks sales are now topping hardbacks for the first time… [T]he global market for eBooks is driven — in that order — by India, Australia, the UK and the US. Japan and (no surprise) France lag behind.”
40+ Tips on How to Become a Social Media Rock Star on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ (SMBContest) — “There are a several kinds of people in social media… [T]here are the people that no matter where you find them, they have (or are currently building) a massive audience… [They are the] social media rock stars.”
How To Find Work On Twitter (AllTwitter) — “When one thinks of online job searches, LinkedIn is usually the platform that comes to mind, not Twitter -– but it should be! … Twitter allows for more personal interactions and this builds a stronger recruiting network for users.”
iPad Will Increase Market Share Over Android Competitors: IDC (CIO Insight) — “Apple’s iPad will grow its share of the booming tablet market over its Android-based rivals this year, thanks in large part to new features introduced with the iPad 3 and the company’s decision to reduce the prices further on the iPad 2, according to market research firm IDC.”
Is the Best Android Tablet Available Made for Kids? (Wired) — “The Nabi 2 should be available in mid-July, complete with accessories including headsets, bags, bumpers, and more, so be keeping your eyes open for it if you like what you see.”
Majority of Users Pay for Tablet Content (Folio:) — “A new study from The Online Publishers Association (OPA) reiterates what many recent reports have shown — tablet adoption is increasingly widespread, usage is on the rise, and consuming content is a favored activity on the device.”
Seth Godin Funds New Book on Kickstarter in Under 3 Hours (Mashable) — “Godin launched his campaign for the book,,, at 5:05 a.m. ET… Less than three hours later the campaign hit its funding goal of $40,000, Godin announced in an update appended to the campaign. By 11:00 a.m., funding had passed the $90,000 mark.”
6 secrets to launching a successful Kickstarter campaign (SmartBlogs) — “Kickstarter’s rise to prominence this year has filled the world’s creative types with a mixture of hope and anxiety. If you’re the kind of person who has always wanted to launch an invention, write a book, make a game, shoot a video series or just about anything else, the crowdfunding platform offers you a shot at collecting the money you need to get your dream off the ground…”
Tech Logos: The Stories Behind the Designs (CIO) — “We spoke with Silicon Valley graphic designer Steve Yamaguma of Design2Market to get his insights into a few familiar tech logos. More goes into design than most people realize. Think: subliminal messages.”
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