Marketing

Facebook LIVE: 5 Hacks You Probably Don’t Know

The head of video at Facebook recently shared on her Facebook page that “…one in every five Facebook videos is a live broadcast – and over the past year, daily watch time for Facebook Live broadcasts has grown by more than 4x. Every day, we get to enjoy new use… Read More

4 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017

“If we look at the life cycle of technologies, we see an early period of over-enthusiasm, then a ‘bust’ when disillusionment sets in, followed by the real revolution” – Ray Kurzweil When I moved to work in San Francisco in the late 1990s, I experienced the dot-com boom’s inflated tech… Read More

3 Tips for More Effective Emails

Email is a necessary evil in today’s work world, and there is still a lot frustrating about the experience. For instance, do you ever get a reply to an email you sent where you were asking for specific information or a certain response, and then you wonder why the person on… Read More

Noun Project Icons & Apps

Finding the perfect icon to represent something on your website or design project can be hard, but a community of dedicated designers and illustrators is aiming to make it a lot easier. The Noun Project is a searchable database of icons created with one purpose: to try to provide a simple… Read More

Instagram’s New Comment Moderation Tool

We love Instagram but, like many social media networks, it at times struggles with harassment, trolls, and other types of negative behaiour. To help combat some of the abuse that takes place in comment threads, Instagram has recently rolled out its new keyword comment moderation tool. This hides any comments (past… Read More

Why Google Fonts Are Great

Google Fonts have been around for a while, but recent interface updates make this amazing tool better than ever. Obviously, an important step in creating a great looking website or marketing project is font choice. The typography you use can make or break the look you are trying to… Read More

My News: I made the list at #9 – Today’s Top 100 Tech Influencers

I was pleased and humbled recently when someone pointed out that I had made BuddyGuard’s top 100 tech influencers list. Obviously measuring this kind of thing is difficult (though they do use an impressive array of tools to get the rankings), but I can’t complain about being shown as the… Read More

Twitter Polls & How To Use Them

Twitter Polls have been around a little while but a lot of people don’t realize exactly what they can do and how easy they are to implement. A Twitter Poll is a special type of tweet that presents 2-4 options that any Twitter user can vote on anonymously. This is… Read More

Google Image Search Tips & Tricks

We’ve talked about Google search before on 15secTech but we wanted to share a few more tips that can help you specifically find images online. It’s pretty easy stuff if you know where to look for it but, if you haven’t paid attention, you may just have missed some of the power… Read More