Experience Meerkat and Periscope

The Meerkat home screen is friendly and simple. The future of online streaming is here. Both Meerkat and Periscope provide nice ecosystems so film and live stream your life over mobile devices. My experience with Meerkat a couple of days ago was simply amazing and I very much prefer it over Periscope. These two platforms are riding a new wave of innovation that will prove crucial to social media. Citizen journalism, real estate open houses,…

Optimize your Pages to Gain Readers

Web page optimization can be hard sometimes Web page optimization is as hard as marathons. Thankfully, in today’s world of dynamic systems you only have to optimize a handful of templates and keep some guidelines in check. There are two main evangelical movements to make the web faster. Slow (backed by Yahoo) and PageSpeed (a son of Google). According to Yslow you need to keep the following in check: Making fewer HTTP requests Using a …

Get on Yik Yak Now!

A Yik Yak screen shows a real time private conversation What is Yik Yak? Well, it’s a one year old social network that allows you to talk to nearby people. You post anonymously and engage with people over a 10-mile radius or closer. This is tremendously powerful. You can leverage nearby people to solve a wide variety of problems. For example, you can ask local questions, figure out which are the best brands or places…

How Are YouTube Videos Ranked?

General Video SEO Tips I get this question a lot, and the short answer is that Youtube videos are ranked according to social signals. Google takes into account the number of views, the channel’s frequency of posting, audience retention metrics etc. This infographic by Martin Mibfeldt explains it very well: YouTube Videos are primarily ranked using social signals and channel strenght Hence, in order to ranked well with your video content I suggest you take…

Actually, .Asia Might be the Next .Com

The most crucial development for the Internet industry in 2014 was probably the introduction of thousands of new gTLDs for domain name registrations (.website, .xyz, .travel, etc). While actually a good thing for the industry, the rollout process has been messy and filled with lackluster marketing and slow end-user adoption. Nevertheless, while .com will remain as the top extension for years and years, new players offer many benefits for the unconnected. .music promises to shield…

Web Development and TV Production

Few people have talk about the many similarities between web development and TV production. As we move into an evermore video-based web the similarities become apparent. In many ways, YouTube has become the new TV experience. Influential bloggers are now heralded as respectable pundits and regularly invited to major TV programs. But how can you capitalize on this convergence and learn from TV to enrich your website? For a while now, I have suggested highly…

The Bilingual Store

In this age of eCommerce, social media and big data-powered offers, how can established businesses compete against Internet moguls like Amazon.com? The answer might rest in the language you use to talk to your customers! Increasingly, Latinos have caught the attention of eCommerce operators and traditional store managers as the new key growth market. Several dynamics make Latinos a seductive target market, namely attachment, larger homes and a tendency to refer local businesses that cater…

The Great Educational Divide

We need more people in the world that understand this!! (Cauchy’s Inequality) Regarding my collaboration with Math Multipliers, I would like to share some important documents regarding basic education in China and Latin America. The contrast in math education between this two regions is quite staggering. China has clear guidelines to use math as a tool that enriches the individual’s mind and brings forth a higher level of societal understanding thru abstract thinking, to this…

Smart Watches: To Wear or not to Wear?

The new Android operating system for wearables looks great. And, apparently, is a clear signal of new things to come in the industry. Android Wear might become the next new and shiny toy for your teenagers but it won’t move the needle for businesses in the next couple of years. Why, you might ask? Well, in this new device class the monetization king will be micro content (a.k.a notifications). And no social network (except perhaps…

Why the Bitcoin Revolution Will be Bigger than the Internet

The social media revolution is mostly over. The mayor players have matured, innovation is very stagnant in this area and most social networking ideas are “pretty much out there”. With the exception of a civic network all the potentially mainstream social networking innovations have been created. The next revolution is something far greater in scope and potential gains for humanity. A large group of programmers, activists, venture capitalists, investors and technical leaders are now seeking…