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You search for the highest quality authors and content online, right? Finding the best is tough. Darin L. Hammond eliminates this stress for businesses across the globe. He rocks professional blogging, writing, teaching, consulting, and leadership with his top of the industry content management service, ZipMinis Freelance Writing: • Creating an optimized flow of diverse, irresistible content for the business blogs, websites, and social media networks. • Orchestrating distribution with supreme content management strategies, minimizing risks and worries for businesses. • Promoting fresh brand content through copywriting and potent interactions in social media communities. • Elevating the brand visibility, integrity, recognition, and SEO of the business. • Working in stride with the innovative leadership of the organization, advocating creative innovation. Darin also publishes on many power sites like Technorati, Blog Critics, B2C, SteamFeed, LifeHack, and Social Media Today.  You can enjoy Darin's blogging styles now at ZipMinis: Science of Blogging. Contact him now at dlh@zipminis.com.
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Themes | dafont.com

Themes | dafont.com | ZipMinis: Science of Blogging | Scoop.it
Archive of freely downloadable fonts. Browse by alphabetical listing, by style, by author or by popularity.


from Darin--Can I plug one more design site? This one has amazing free fonts that can set you apart from other designers. Did I mention free?

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How Should Firms Frame Their Social Media Strategy? | Design News

How Should Firms Frame Their Social Media Strategy? | Design News | ZipMinis: Science of Blogging | Scoop.it

Another site plug from Darin. There are so many useful tools for designers on this site. It's unbelievable. Check it!

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How To Get More Work Done On Your iPad

How To Get More Work Done On Your iPad | ZipMinis: Science of Blogging | Scoop.it
Apple CEO Tim Cook thinks the iPad will be a bigger product than the PC in the next few years.
If that happens, then the iPad will have to be able to do a lot of the stuff we're currently doing on laptops.
Somewhat surprisingly, there are already a lot of great apps that make it possible to get a lot of work done.
From managing money to wrangling a messy calendar to sketching out a new design, there are apps more than capable of tackling your professional and personal needs.
We've rounded up our favorites for you here.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ipad-productivity-apps-2012-5#ixzz1wGOLMKel
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Apple's Supply Chain Is Struggling To Keep Up With The High Demand For Next Generation MacBooks

Apple's Supply Chain Is Struggling To Keep Up With The High Demand For Next Generation MacBooks | ZipMinis: Science of Blogging | Scoop.it
Apple's manufacturing partners in China are reportedly struggling to find enough workers to meet the high demand for next generation MacBooks.
DigiTimes reports hearing from its sources that Apple's supply chain is experiencing labor shortages due to "strong orders" for the new MacBooks, which are expected to launch sometime in July.
Some of these manufacturing plants have had no choice but to start outsourcing the production orders just to meet the shipment schedules.
According to the report, MacBook shipments may increase from about 12.8 million in 2011 to as much as 19 million this year.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/apples-supply-chain-is-struggling-to-keep-up-with-the-high-demand-for-next-generation-macbooks-2012-5#ixzz1wGMOo95R
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Apple's Chinese Manufacturing Partner Has Started Producing The New TV [REPORT]

Apple's Chinese Manufacturing Partner Has Started Producing The New TV [REPORT] | ZipMinis: Science of Blogging | Scoop.it
Apple's long-awaited television set may finally be in the works.
Foxconn, Apple's Chinese manufacturing partner, is in the very early stages of producing the new TV, according to a report from China Business News via WantChinaTimes.
The publication reports hearing from its sources that Foxconn has received orders for an Apple TV and is currently in the "trial production stage."
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/foxconn-is-taking-orders-for-the-apple-tv-report-2012-5#ixzz1wGLUzRIO
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Brain Cells for Socializing

Brain Cells for Socializing | ZipMinis: Science of Blogging | Scoop.it
There was little chance of missing the elephant in the room. About a dozen years after Simba died at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, a half-inch slab of her yellowish, wrinkled, basketball-size brain was laid out before John Allman, a neuroscientist at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

Preserved in formaldehyde, it looked like half a pancake, frozen solid on a misting bed of dry ice. Allman carefully sliced it using the laboratory equivalent of a deli meat cutter. Taking well over an hour, he carved off 136 paper-thin sections.

Allman was searching for a peculiar kind of brain cell that he suspects is a key to how the African elephant—like a human being—manages to stay attuned to the ever-shifting nuances of social interplay. These spindle-shaped brain cells, called von Economo neurons—named for the man who first described them—are found only in human beings, great apes and a handful of other notably gregarious creatures. Allman, 66, compares the brains of people and other animals to gain insight into the evolution of human behavior.

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/The-Social-Brain.html#ixzz1wBdJPYGt
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Ron Eglash on African fractals | Video on TED.com

"Ethno-mathematician" Ron Eglash is the author of African Fractals, a book that examines the fractal patterns underpinning architecture, art and design in many parts of Africa. By looking at aerial-view photos -- and then following up with detailed research on the ground -- Eglash discovered that many African villages are purposely laid out to form perfect fractals, with self-similar shapes repeated in the rooms of the house, and the house itself, and the clusters of houses in the village, in mathematically predictable patterns.

As he puts it: "When Europeans first came to Africa, they considered the architecture very disorganized and thus primitive. It never occurred to them that the Africans might have been using a form of mathematics that they hadn't even discovered yet."

His other areas of study are equally fascinating, including research into African and Native American cybernetics, teaching kids math through culturally specific design tools (such as the Virtual Breakdancer applet, which explores rotation and sine functions), and race and ethnicity issues in science and technology. Eglash teaches in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, and he recently co-edited the book Appropriating Technology, about how we reinvent consumer tech for our own uses.
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Robots will quickly recognize and respond to human gestures, with new algorithms

Robots will quickly recognize and respond to human gestures, with new algorithms | ZipMinis: Science of Blogging | Scoop.it
ScienceDaily (May 24, 2012) — New intelligent algorithms could help robots to quickly recognize and respond to human gestures. Researchers at A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research in Singapore have created a computer program which recognizes human gestures quickly and accurately, and requires very little training.

Many works of science fiction have imagined robots that could interact directly with people to provide entertainment, services or even health care. Robotics is now at a stage where some of these ideas can be realized, but it remains difficult to make robots easy to operate.
One option is to train robots to recognize and respond to human gestures. In practice, however, this is difficult because a simple gesture such as waving a hand may appear very different between different people. Designers must develop intelligent computer algorithms that can be 'trained' to identify general patterns of motion and relate them correctly to individual commands.
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Jay Baer Debunks 7 Social Media Myths At Marketo Summit: Live Blog - B2B Marketing

Jay Baer Debunks 7 Social Media Myths At Marketo Summit: Live Blog - B2B Marketing | ZipMinis: Science of Blogging | Scoop.it

We are halfway through our first day at Marketo User Summit. So many new and exciting ideas have already been presented! My head is spinning. We are about to sit down for lunch while listening to Jay Baer, social media strategist, blogger and author of The Now Revolution kick off the afternoon. I am very much looking forward to the afternoon sessions.

Jay opens with his presentation on “The 7 Myths of Social Media”. You can feel the energy in the room as B2B social media is on the hot list for every enterprise marketer. With the consumerization of IT and customers becoming social, it is imperative that B2B companies begin to engage. So what are the 7 myths that hold B2B companies back? Take it away Jay!

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The 5 Pillars of social media strategy.

The 5 Pillars of social media strategy. | ZipMinis: Science of Blogging | Scoop.it

Brian Solis is the author of the new book, The End of Business as Usual. He is also a principal analyst at Altimeter Group. AT&T has sponsored the following blog post.
The Networking Exchange Blog is a place for business professionals to learn, share, and engage. I often share my thoughts specifically for small businesses or enterprise organizations. But with this article, I would like to talk to the broader group of business professionals without reference to the size and shape of your company. Here and in many other media outlets, networks, and blogs around the web, social media is one of the most prevalent subjects in business today. While advice is everywhere, advice is becoming a commodity. Insight, however, is precious.
I would like to take this time together to share with you my thoughts on some of the most often asked questions and how your role in finding the right answers and putting them into action is more important than you may think.

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Facebook May Launch Smartphone by Next Year [REPORT]

Facebook May Launch Smartphone by Next Year [REPORT] | ZipMinis: Science of Blogging | Scoop.it
Facebook may be gearing up to launch its first-ever smartphone by next year, a new report suggests.

According to The New York Times, engineers have been sought by recruiters to work on building hardware for a Facebook smartphone. This would be the social network’s third attempt to develop a smartphone, the report said, citing sources close to the matter.

The news comes as search engine giant Google completed the acquisition of Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion earlier this week. This move could help Facebook counter that with its own foray into the smartphone hardware business.
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LEAKED: Here's One Of The First Windows 8 Tablets You'll Be Able To Buy This Fall

LEAKED: Here's One Of The First Windows 8 Tablets You'll Be Able To Buy This Fall | ZipMinis: Science of Blogging | Scoop.it
We're expecting a boatload of Windows 8 tablets to hit the market when the operating system launches this fall.
Here's one of them, the Dell Latitude 10, which just leaked courtesy of Neowin.net. You can see all the specs and details in the slide below:
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/dell-windows-8-tablet-leaks-2012-5#ixzz1wBPI7S3T
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11 Apps You Should Be Using Instead Of The Ones That Come With Your iPhone

11 Apps You Should Be Using Instead Of The Ones That Come With Your iPhone | ZipMinis: Science of Blogging | Scoop.it
Apple doesn't always make the best apps. One of our biggest pet peeves with the iPhone is that we can't choose the third-party apps as the default for email, web browsing, etc.
That's a shame, since there are a bunch of apps out there that are a lot better than Apple's own built-in iPhone apps.
If Apple's apps aren't cutting it for you, we put together this handy list of our favorite alternatives.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/best-alternative-apps-for-iphone-2012-5#ixzz1wBNHNU3g

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Free Paper Texture Packs for Your Designs | DESGR.COM

Free Paper Texture Packs for Your Designs | DESGR.COM | ZipMinis: Science of Blogging | Scoop.it
We've combed the web and pulled together a selection of free paper texture packs as well as a choice selection of single paper textures that we like best. 
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FFILES - Flash Files

FFILES - Flash Files | ZipMinis: Science of Blogging | Scoop.it

Download Adobe Flash files, Macromedia Flash files, fla source files. 


from Darin--stumbled across this great site if you want to add some Flash to your web page but don't know how--free Flash files!

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Internet Guru Robert Scoble Says Twitter Feels A Lot Like A Ghost Town

Internet Guru Robert Scoble Says Twitter Feels A Lot Like A Ghost Town | ZipMinis: Science of Blogging | Scoop.it
Google+ isn't getting a lot of fair coverage in the press, says Internet guru Robert Scoble.
While a lot of the tech press has said Google+ is a "ghost town," Scoble says it's actually Twitter's started to feel more like a ghost town.
"Seriously, I know Twitter's not a ghost town, but it sure feels like that because of the usage model there," Scoble said in a post on Google+. "As it has turned into more of an "information utility" and less of a community it feels more and more empty."
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/robert-scoble-says-twitter-feels-a-lot-like-a-ghost-town-2012-5#ixzz1wGNsEVJp
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Apple's Chief Designer Says His Current Project Is The 'Best Work' He's Ever Done

Apple's Chief Designer Says His Current Project Is The 'Best Work' He's Ever Done | ZipMinis: Science of Blogging | Scoop.it
Jony Ive, the design genius behind many of Apple's most iconic products over the last decade, revealed in an interview with The Telegraph this week that his current project will be his most memorable work yet.
"What we’re working on now feels like the most important and the best work we’ve done," Ive said in response to a question about which one of his designs he'll be remembered for most. "So it would be what we’re working on right now, which of course I can’t tell you about.”
For some, his response will likely come as further proof that Apple is working on a groundbreaking product, whether it be a new television or a redesigned iPhone. Or it could just be that Ive is the type of person who always believes his best work is always still to come.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/jony-ive-calls-current-project-his-best-work-yet-2012-5#ixzz1wGLrorIS
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Facebook Is Staffing Up With Apple Engineers To Build The Facebook Phone

Facebook Is Staffing Up With Apple Engineers To Build The Facebook Phone | ZipMinis: Science of Blogging | Scoop.it
Facebook has hired more than a half dozen former Apple software and hardware engineers who were on the iPhone, and one who worked on the iPad, to build the Facebook Phone, The New York Times reports.
Instead of posting job listings for the Facebook phone online, CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his team are recruiting employees for the phone by hand, according ot the report. Zuckerberg is peppering former Apple engineers with very specific questions about the iPhone, too — including the types of chips used.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-is-staffing-up-engineers-to-build-the-facebook-phone-2012-5#ixzz1wGJSWXNL
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'Likejacking': Spammers Hit Social Media

'Likejacking': Spammers Hit Social Media | ZipMinis: Science of Blogging | Scoop.it
Michelle Espinoza thought a single photo was going to ruin her business. It was an image of one of the pearl cuff bracelets she designs that showed up on Pinterest, a site where users create virtual bulletin boards, grouping images in categories—whether it be chocolate desserts or bohemian jewelry. For 10 days in April, anybody who clicked on the photo ended up watching pornography or unwittingly downloading a virus. “I can’t gauge how many customers I lost,” says Espinoza, a resident of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. “But I did have people messaging me asking, ‘Are you linked to spam?’ I was just distraught.”
When Pinterest debuted two years ago, e-mail was the format of choice for spam peddling diets, sexual enhancement, and get-rich scams. Better filters have since banished many of the unwanted missives from in-boxes. Instead, scammers are turning to social media sites that are often poorly equipped to deal with the influx. “Social spam can be a lot more effective than e-mail spam,” says Mark Risher, chief executive officer of Impermium, which sells anti-spam software. “The bad guys are taking to this with great abandon.”
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Ken Goldberg: 4 lessons from robots about being human | Video on TED.com

Ken Goldberg is a Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research in Robotics, Automation, and New Media at UC Berkeley and holds a position at UC San Francisco Medical School where he researches medical applications for robotics. Born in Nigeria and raised in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Ken hold degrees in Electrical Engineering and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. He is widely recognized as an engineer, a teacher, and an artist – receiving the Joseph F. Engelberger Robotics Award in 2000, the IEEE Major Educational Innovation Award in 2001, and Isadora Duncan Award in 2006 for his Ballet Mori project, performed by the San Francisco Ballet. His works have been exhibited at the Whitney Biennial in New York City, the Pompidou Centre in Paris, and the Ars Electronica in Linz. His book, The Robot in the Garden, was published in March of 2000 by the MIT Press.
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Aptitude

Aptitude | ZipMinis: Science of Blogging | Scoop.it
Aptitudes may be physical or mental.
Aptitude and intelligence quotient are related, and in some ways opposite, views of human mental ability.
Whereas intelligence quotient sees intelligence as being a single measurable characteristic affecting all mental ability, aptitude breaks mental ability down into many different characteristics which are supposed to be more or less independent of each other.
However, a casual analysis of any group of test scores will nearly always show them to be highly correlated.
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This Rare Video Shows How Your iPhone Gets Made

This Rare Video Shows How Your iPhone Gets Made | ZipMinis: Science of Blogging | Scoop.it
Ever wonder how your iPhone was put together?
One Chinese reporter got an extremely rare behind-the-scenes look at how workers at Foxconn, Apple's manufacturing partner, assemble the phone at its manufacturing plant in Zhengzhou, China.
The video offers perhaps the most comprehensive snapshot yet of what goes into making one of the most popular smartphones in the world.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/this-rare-video-shows-how-your-iphone-gets-made-2012-5#ixzz1wBUFEphK
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10 Ways to Start a Fund for Social Good Online

10 Ways to Start a Fund for Social Good Online | ZipMinis: Science of Blogging | Scoop.it
Fundraising is a key component for most social good campaigns and projects. Thanks to the the Internet and the social web, raising money for a non-profit, community project or charitable organization or relief effort is easier than ever before.

The web makes it possible to get your message across and collect money from people all over the world and to include your social graph in the process.

If you have an idea or a cause that you want to bring awareness to and raise funds around, there are lots of great online tools to help get you started. Whether you want to raise money for a local community center or help fundraise as part of a broader social good campaign, these tools make it easy to get the word out and collect the funds you need.
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Apple Had No Choice But To Release Siri As An Imperfect Product

Apple Had No Choice But To Release Siri As An Imperfect Product | ZipMinis: Science of Blogging | Scoop.it
Siri can be a tough feature to love.
In theory, a voice-activated personal assistant has plenty of potential to be useful, but right now there are still so many simple tasks like launching apps and browsing the web that Siri just can't do.
Even some Apple employees admit they are embarrassed by Siri's performance so far, with one former Apple insider going so far as to say Steve Jobs "would have lost his mind over Siri."
As it turns out though, Apple really didn't have much choice but to release Siri as an imperfect feature with the iPhone 4S back in October, at least according to Ash Furrow, who interviewed several times with Apple earlier this year to be part of the Siri development team.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-had-no-choice-but-to-release-siri-as-an-imperfect-product-2012-5#ixzz1wBPuMXoe
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How To Get More Work Done On Your iPad

How To Get More Work Done On Your iPad | ZipMinis: Science of Blogging | Scoop.it

Apple CEO Tim Cook thinks the iPad will be a bigger product than the PC in the next few years.
If that happens, then the iPad will have to be able to do a lot of the stuff we're currently doing on laptops.
Somewhat surprisingly, there are already a lot of great apps that make it possible to get a lot of work done.
From managing money to wrangling a messy calendar to sketching out a new design, there are apps more than capable of tackling your professional and personal needs.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ipad-productivity-apps-2012-5#ixzz1wBOIqoYm
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