If you work in design, you’ve probably noticed by now the wave of “UX writer” jobs being posted online over the past couple of years. From Google to YouTube, Dropbox, Amazon and PayPal, every big tech company now has a team of UX writers. But what is UX writing? In this article, you’ll find out.
by Raelene Morey March 13, 2018
Roger Bannister died last week.
Even if you don’t recognize his name, you’re aware of his legacy: he was the first human to run a mile in under 4 minutes.
It was a mind-blowing feat. Ever since the Ancient Greeks set their sights on attaining this “perfect” goal 3,000 years ago, no runner on the planet had been able to run that fast for that long.
For millennia of sport, breaking the 4-minute barrier was widely regarded as physically impossible.
But Bannister, a busy medical student at the time with often only 30 minutes available to train per day, had an unorthodox view — one rooted in skepticism of the conventional training techniques and mindset.
He began with the assumption that the 4-minute mile was possible, and then challenged himself to develop a science-based regimen for attaining it.
During a brief lull on the otherwise blustery day of May 6, 1954, Roger Bannister made history by completing the mile-run in 3 minutes 59.4 seconds. The impossible had been achieved.
By Dr. Mercola
On New Year’s Eve, Americans drink more alcohol than on any other day of the year.1 Other top contenders are Christmas, Thanksgiving, the Fourth of July, and St. Patrick’s Day… but none top New Year’s Eve, for imbibing.
Is your site unusually slow? Google is testing a red slow label in the search results that will warn searchers before they click over to your web site.
Did you know you could split a single post up into different web pages by just typing <!–nextpage–> in your post? Called the Page-Link tag, place your cursor in the spot where you want a page break to appear in your post and type <!–nextpage–> (you need to use the text mode of the editor to do so). This technique can be used throughout a long post to make two or more pages out of a single post. Note: At one time there was a Next-Page quicktag button but it was deleted to reduce the clutter on the quicktag bar.
When you view your post on your site, the multi-page links appear as links at the bottom of the generated post and usually look like:
Page 1, 2, 3
Best-selling author Ryan Holiday, the acclaimed marketing guru for American Apparel and many bestselling authors and multiplatinum musicians, explains the new rules and provides valuable examples and case studies for aspiring growth hackers. Whether you work for a tiny start-up or a Fortune 500 giant, if you’re responsible for building awareness and buzz for a product or service, this is your road map.
This book is about how easy it is to manipulate the internet through blogs and fake stories.
Evidence Facebook’s revenue is based on fake likes.
First vid on the problem with Facebook: http://bit.ly/1dXudqY
I know first-hand that Facebook’s advertising model is deeply flawed. When I paid to promote my page I gained 80,000 followers in developing countries who didn’t care about Veritasium (but I wasn’t aware of this at the time). They drove my reach and engagement numbers down, basically rendering the page useless. I am not the only one who has experienced this.