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Apple’s much-hyped iBooks Author came out a while back, and Cupertino hopes the free app can become the iTunes for the self-publishing textbook world. Available solely through the Mac App Store at a healthy 320MB, I’ve been putting iBooks Author through its paces in the hopes that the interactive iBook will bring me some added sales of a recently self-published e-book. I wanted to get this review out sooner, but you can’t really know how well this program works unless you actually have something to publish. A bird’s-eye view of a publishing tool doesn’t do it justice—you have to use it in production to really see its strengths and weaknesses.
Unfortunately, I added another delay by wanting to publish my iBook before this review went live. After a week and a half, my iTunes publisher account still wasn’t approved (book not even submitted yet). I gave up on that, and here we are. It seems that iBooks Author has inherited Apple’s infamously slow app publishing times, so that’s one mark against Apple’s iBook publishing experience.
If you think social media sites are monopolizing your time, try counting all of the internal databases and software applications you use on a daily basis. Then check out Cyfe, an all-in-one business dashboard that organizes everything – and I mean everything – you use for your job on one screen.
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We schreven al kort over de Datajournalism & Datavisualization presentatie tijdens PICNIC 2011. Inmiddels is de hele presentatie beschikbaar. Jasper Koning en Erik van Heeswijk leggen uit waarom de VPRO hier mee bezig is.
In Nederland van boven “cameras take the bird’s eye view on the Netherlands and discover the beauty of patterns and stories you have never heard before.“
Voor meer info over het televisie programma: klik…
I’m proud to report that Ant’s Eye View has launched a new product that we’re really excited about: FanAuction™.
Simply put, FanAuction™ solves two of the biggest problems in social media today:
- How to quickly acquire new fans to prove social media ROI
- Eliminating ongoing spend to support fan activity you no longer need
Here’s the official description:
Put simply, FanAuction™ is the ultimate destination for buying and selling social media fans and followers.
Building a word of mouth network of fans, evangelists and advocates takes time. For some brands, it may take years of dedicated, resource-intensive work. But not anymore. With Ant’s Eye View’s FanAuction™, the system to help you Get Fans Now™, you won’t have to invest any more time or money to create relationships with customers!
After hearing from our clients, industry colleagues, and famous circuit speakers about the needs of big businesses within social media, we had to put the work in on this project. And as projects go, this one took more manhours than I’ve ever imagined possible. But it’s ready, we’re unveiling it today, and we’re excited to see how it fares in the marketplace. As a former community manager, I know personally how hard it is to generate and manage fan enthusiasm. FanAuction™ is a major push forward in eliminating that hard work.
Recently hired Ant, Chris Carfi recaps his experience at SXSW 2011. This one is worth the watch/listen. That’s right, he’s so cool he added audio to his slides and posted the whole thing on Slideshare for our viewing pleasure. And because I love you, fine readers, I have embedded it below.
The third of three posts
As you plan for the year ahead, it’s time to consider how social media will change your company or brand in 2011.
Recently, we (Ant’s Eye View) unveiled the Social Engagement Journey. Our creation of the Journey is based on having worked with some of the world’s leading brands and understanding their challenges in becoming a socially engaged organization. We have observed that the Journey encompasses five stages of how the organization is operating internally as well as externally by connecting with customers.
Success in the Journey first means understanding your company’s current stage. We’ve produced a self-assessment you can use inside your company to determine your stage. While the assessment will give you a stage “score,” its real value may be as a discussion catalyst with your team.
Click on the document image below to see/download the assessment. Feel free to print it, share it with colleagues or post it on other sites. This post provides more background about the Journey’s five stages and their typical activities.
Let us know in the comments where you reside!
This post is cross-posted from our Ant’s Eye View blog.
As enterprise companies are starting to see the upside of
implementing social business practices, there’s more and more demand for
social business consultants. To fill this growing need, the number of Social
Media gurus and ninjas popping up for these positions has also
increased exponentially — so much so that those with practical
experience managing large-scale, customer-focused initiatives are harder
and harder to find.
We’re frequently asked, “What does it take to be a consultant at
Ant’s Eye View?” Well, it’s a position that requires some S.P.I.C.Y-ness,
a healthy dose of curiosity and an innate desire to help companies
improve customer experience. Listen to what Ant’s Eye View CEO Sean O’Driscoll says about what we are looking for.
Ant’s Eye View is currently hiring to fill four positions. Check them
out if you think you meet the qualities we’ve described. We’d love to
hear from you!