Vidicom CEO, Christy Ferer, attended the 2013 Fortune Most Powerful Women Conference and met Warren Buffet. Christy discovered that Warren knows her family and they had an interesting chat about her Omaha roots. At the conference, Christy had the opportunity to listen to speakers such as Glenn Close and Marissa Mayer, President and CEO of Yahoo!. She will definitely take the leadership strategies she learned and apply it to her 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
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.
Vidicom CEO, Christy Ferer, is visiting London at the moment and she is having an amazing time. She enjoys visiting the local museums and walking around Central London with her friends. After spending a few days in London, she will travel to France to spend time with old friends.
If you are visiting London, below are a few of the top attractions:
-The London Eye
-St. Paul’s Cathedral
-Tower of London
There are plenty of other attractions that draw people from all over the world. The city is home to many world-class museums, shops, restaurants, and theaters.
Christy Ferer, Vidicom CEO enjoys walking around Central Park during the fall. It is a wonderful time to be in New York City as the leaves start changing colors and holiday markets begin to serve apple cider and other holiday treats. The fall foliage is almost beginning, but I am pretty sure it has begun in the New England states. Stay tuned for some of my favorite fall photos!
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
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.
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.
Christy Ferer, Vidicom’s CEO, believes applying for jobs has become a lot easier thanks to LinkedIn’s new feature on it’s mobile app. The new feature allows you to apply to jobs from your mobile phone. How convenient!?
According to the associate product manager at LinkedIn, Vaibhav Goel, “Over 30% of members who view jobs on LinkedIn come from mobile.” LinkedIn recently launched the “Jobs you might be interested in” section on mobile as a way for job seekers to search potential gigs while away from their computers. The feature proved to be a huge hit with many users searching for jobs on mobile that had never before used the functionality on the company’s website.
Would you personally apply for a job on your mobile phone?
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!