NPOs look to social media

A study by Backbaud indicates that despite limited budgets, nonprofits are able to find value using social media networks. Findings include: • 98% have a Facebook page with an average community size of over 8k fans. • Average Facebook and Twitter communities grew by...

Geosocial networking

Some stats on the adoption of Geosocial and Location-Based Services via mobile devices have been revealed in this infographic from Flowtown – Social Media Marketing Application. Over 58% of smartphone users are utilizing these services. The infographic defines each of...

Bad type

Often we see supplied text that has been incorrectly set for print and the web. Most graphic designers are aware of ‘proper’ practices with the use of such items as ‘smart quotes’ and apostrophes, as well as em and en dashes. See the sample (above) for the correct...

Digital Design, is it really “Green”?

In a recent discussion about designing for environmentally friendliness and sustainability, I realized that the use of sustainable products isn’t necessarily friendly if you compromise in some other way. We often think of products that we can use or not use to help...

How big is your map?

“Your professional universe…visualized” is the label of LinkedIn’s InMaps feature. Looking like it was created by a Spirograph, it shows a cool map of your LinkedIn contacts. You can sort your contacts via colour coding in categories like job, industry,...

Have you updated your business plan?

We’re well into the new year and most of us are back to business as usual. If you haven’t already, it’s time to review your business’ progress over 2011 and make business resolutions to help you get the most out of 2012. Here are a few to get you started on planning...