Tag Archives: iPhone

What I want for my birthday from LinkedIn

LinkedIn logoI’ve become a big fan of LinkedIn PPC advertising. The CPC is pretty low (especially for the B2B space), and they have been converting at an aggressive rate. Obviously, my landing pages can’t take all the credit. So, clearly, LinkedIn’s targeting and various anonymous algorithms are firing on all cylinders. I just wish that LinkedIn would put together a mobile app for its advertising platform.

Here’s the deal: my market is all over the world. And, when I wake up in the morning, I’d like to get an early sense of whether it will be a good day or not. Decent progress on my campaigns, of course, could make that extra cup of coffee superfluous. Unfortunately, I have to schlep over to my laptop, fire it up and then head over to the LinkedIn advertising platform. That’s just far too much work for me. It would be so much better if I could just pull up my LinkedIn advertising dashboard on my iPhone or Kindle.

So, LinkedIn, please, please, please: give me a mobile app for your advertising platform. To hit my deadline (check the headline), I’ll need it by the first week of March.

A Big Mistake #WithMitt

Have you downloaded the iPhone app from the Mitt Romney campaign? I have, and full disclosure, I support neither Romney nor Obama. The app allows you to take photos that are framed with inspirational messages like “The America We Love” and state that you’re #withmitt. For supporters, this is a great way to spread the word. Take pictures of what you love about America, post them on Facebook and Pinterest, tweet them and so on. It really does sound great.

Until the wrong person starts to use it.

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Penguin seeks to print the Bard’s tweets

twitter_logo_headerDemonstrating a profound commitment to dead trees and bookstores, Penguin is releasing Twiterature: The World’s Greatest Books Retold Through Twitter. The book consists of comments on the works of William Shakespeare and other classics. University of Chicago students Emmett Rensin and Alexander Aciman are the book’s authors tweeters, sharing their irreverent and profane – and sometimes insightful – 140 character-or-less thoughts on the playwright known to anyone who’s completed at least a year of high school.

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I hate my blackberry

copy-of-dsc011385I went to the Apple store yesterday to buy an iPhone. I need a new phone, because my fucking blackberry’s scroll wheel has given up only a year and a half after I bought it. So, I’m sick of this piece of shit (on which I effectively can’t read e-mail, since I can’t scroll), and I want a new phone. But, those pricks at AT&T Wireless won’t let me take advantage of the discount on the iPhone (which translates to $200 savings) until the middle of December. So, I have to suffer until then. Fortunately, I’ll be out of the country for two weeks, which makes the problems with my phone moot.

After the jump, see why I’m moving to the iPhone.

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