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Read This NYT Article About Women’s Success in Business

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Success in business is very important to everyone and Christy Ferer, Vidicom CEO, enjoys reading articles on success and how people achieve it. An interesting article that shares how the challenges women face in the workplace was published in this weekend’s New York Times.

Click here to read the article on the four executives who share their stories

 

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Want a Retweet? Include a Photo, says Mashable

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Christy Ferer, Vidicom CEO, read an interesting article on Mashable that says that your tweets are more likely to be retweeted if it includes a photo. Like the old adage says, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Pic.twitter.com also helps in getting other users to retweet your photo. The study also revealed that Instagram photos without links are more likely to be retweeted than those with a link. To read the article on Mashable’s website, click here.

 

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The Butler, Eric Fischl’s Bad Boy and a Secret Garden in East Hampton

Vidicom CEO Christy Ferer went to the The Butler screening last Friday. The film claims to be a real story, but the children of the real Cecil Gaines say the role Oprah played was untruthful because it showed their mother as an alcoholic and adulterer. They claim that none of it was true.

Great new summer book: Eric Fischl’s Bad Boy. Check out a video Vidicom produced on the author: http://bcove.me/help2tv5

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There is a secret garden with a duck pond in East Hampton. There are two miles of secret wooded paths right in the middle of the village and a hidden statue of St. Francis where visitors leave offerings.

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Here’s How Your News Feed Works

Vidicom CEO, Christy Ferer, read an article about Facebook. Facebook recently came up with news feed redesign! The news feed system has moved away from manual knob-turning during the feeds early days to the systematic algorithm that determines what you see today.

Facebook gives users a “customized newspaper” by highlighting the stories it assumes users will be most interested in. The new process scores each new story and places the highest scoring stories at the top of the feed.

There are 1,500 stories per day seen on average.  Facebook takes all the stories inputted and scores them based on how relevant the social network thinks it is for the user. In addition, stories are scored based on the relationship the user has with user who posted it, the number of comments, the number of shares, and the number of likes that the story has accumulated.

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Pinterest Gets More Personal With Browser Tracking

Vidicom CEO, Christy Ferer, says attention Pinterest users! It was announced on Friday that Pinterest is coming out with a few new features, including personalized pin and board recommendations based on the sites you visit. In an effort to provide its users with a more personalized experience, this new feature will use your cookies, log data and device information to personalize what pins and boards you see. Software engineer Ke Chen explains that the new tools are designed to help you “see more pins you love, and fewer you don’t.”

Another new feature that Pinterest is coming out with is an “edit” button that lets users better customize their home feed. Pinterest really is getting more personal!

http://mashable.com/2013/07/27/pinterest-tracking-personalized-pins/

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Branch Launches Potluck, a Stress-Free Social Network

Christy Ferer, Vidicom CEO, knows she constantly checks her Instagram possible Likes after I post an image. Isn’t that the point of social media? To create as much exposure as possible with your name glued to the link? This seems to be much of the allure regarding social media – the opportunity to quantify how well your posts perform among other users. People receive personal satisfaction through every Twitter Retweet or Facebook Share.  Yesterday, Mashable described the social network created for those not interested in experiencing performance anxiety online like those we have grown accustomed to.

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Christy Ferer Wishes You a Happy Social Media Day!

Social Media has become an integral part of modern society. Vidicom CEO Christy Ferer uses social media to connect with others and share information. Social Media has become a big part of Christy Ferer’s life over the years!

The role of social media in today’s society has become so significant that there is a holiday for it! Social Media Day was celebrated this past Sunday. Mashable launched Social Media Day in 2010 to celebrate the growth of digital and social media.

How has social media affected your life? Share your comments below!

http://mashable.com/2013/06/30/happy-social-media-day-3/

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