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Watch people lose their minds when subjected to the Tesla P85D’s ‘insane’ mode

When Elon Musk first showed off the Model S P85D, Tesla’s high-end all-wheel-drive electric car, he said that his company wanted to reach the kind of acceleration achieved by the world’s greatest supercars. With the help of a dash camera, some unsuspecting victims, and the car’s ability to accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in 3.2 seconds, a P85D owner made a super sweary compilation video to show that Tesla was certainly successful in making its newest model shockingly speedy.

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Drug for overactive bladder may help people lose weight, too

A drug the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has already approved to treat overactive bladder may also help patients lose weight, a small study shows. The compound is called mirabegron, which is sold by Astellas Pharma as Myrbetriq for overactive bladder. In a 12-man pilot study, researchers found it boosted their ability to burn energy, according to a study in the journal Cell Metabolism.

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Why tailoring your folio for creatives can lose you commissions

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Recently I was working at a well-known magazine when I witnessed an art director turn down a super-talented illustrator. Confused, I asked why the illustrator was being passed on like a bad meatloaf. The answer I got caught me off-guard. What this illustrator had failed to do was list the details most art directors look for on a designer’s website: things like the client, the date, the context and so on. 

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Blunt + Tile Smart Umbrella: With an internet connection, this indestructible offering becomes hard to lose

Blunt + Tile Smart Umbrella

Over the past few weeks we’ve toted around Blunt Umbrellas’ latest offering, the Blunt XS_Metro + Tile. The brand initially drew attention for its sharp looks and patented indestructible…

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Lose Fear of the Command Line

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Lose Fear of the Command Line

For the non-technical people among us, evil has a name: The “command line.” Or, in fact, many names: CLI, Terminal, bash, shell … When I prepared my free online book “Learn Version Control with Git,” I was surprised to hear how many people were afraid of the command line. In reality, there’s really nothing to […]

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Lyft says Uber’s recruiting tactics caused drivers to lose money

Earlier this week, The Verge‘s Casey Newton published exclusive details of Uber’s “Operation SLOG,” an aggressive campaign aimed at recruiting drivers away from its competitor Lyft. Now the company claims that Lyft drivers taking calls from SLOG recruiters saw their hourly earnings drop by as much as 48 percent, as a result of unusually short rides and a huge surge in cancelled pickups.

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Are Advertisers Causing Social Media To Lose Its Luster?

Social media websites like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google Plus are one of the most amazing phenomena to hit the World Wide Web. Beginning with, the first website to combine the creation of profiles, the building of friend lists, and the ability to surf those lists on your profile or the profiles of others, the idea then snowballed into the social media landscape we are so addicted to today.

Social media has also become the inspiration for the massive movement we have today. Millions upon millions of people have flocked to social media in order to get in on the movement, share their opinions, and make their presence known to the world.

The Dominance Of Advertising In Social Media

Facebook acquired over 1 billion active users by October of 2012. Yet, for the first 8 years of its existence, companies and corporations struggled to get a line on how to use Facebook (or almost any social media) effectively for advertising purposes.

Until recently, it was a big mystery, even with the website itself providing help in the way of company pages. Now that the problem has been largely solved, is social media in danger of losing some of its luster? Many users fear the worst, believing that advertisers are going to take over, as they did with Myspace several years ago.

Advertisers may become more predominant, with bigger and more complex advertising tactics. Companies, corporations, and non profits, who were willing to cater to everyone may start singling out groups for targeting. Also, there are very few new ideas or concepts coming from up and coming social sites that copy website strategies from Facebook and other popular social sites.

Social Media Advertising Tactics

One of the most attractive aspects of social media for advertisers is the use of free marketing tools. These tools collectively save them millions of dollars a year and are very effective at reaching users. If you post an interesting infographic that plays to popular culture, all you have to do is sit back while the users of social media share it with others, creating a waterfall of exposure.


What more could an advertiser ask for? How about a Facebook page with all the trimmings? A Twitter account is an open forum for advertisers that speak out on any hot topic and follows the popular trends. Social media is, in effect, the advertiser’s paradise, reaching more people with less effort and far less expenditure than any other media.

Social Media Groups

Social media members that form groups are singling themselves out for specialized advertising paid for by the money saved by the social network. Groups that cater to animal lovers attract dog food and pet medical supply companies and the like pay for ads to be posted on those groups.

They also place advertising media content specialists in these groups to pose and post as one of them. Without being too obvious, these popular posters lead other users in whichever direction they wish. They talk about the products but also post what would be deemed “regular content” that attracts followers. This kind of media blitz that attacks from all sides is hard to resist and most users never even know what hit them.

Posting Popular News With Unrelated Links

Videos that speak on one topic and then end in an ad are also creeping into popular groups like survivalists and preppers. They do not realize that they are actually following an ad link to a video about the survival topic.

Often, it is a feeling of loyalty to the group’s topic that prevents complaints. Advertisers know this and take advantage of it. A good example of this is the ecommerce blogger that posts on social media with a link to a topic page that, while on topic, has an overwhelming number of links to its ads and products.

We Need A New Hero Or Two

For a period of about ten years or so, we’ve had a flurry of new social media websites pop up making the internet an exciting and adventurous place to be. Unfortunately, with the welcomed exception of Pinterest and a few others, most of the newer social media websites are clones of the ones that already exist.

Now that WordPress has introduced forum-building software, just about anyone can and has built their own little slice of social heaven that they and their friends share. This is great if you are part of an existing group, and many companies are providing this service for their loyal customers as well.


Has social media lost its luster? Not yet, however, if it does not continue to come up with new and exciting ways to keep users happy and interested, the danger does exist. This is especially true if advertisers gain any more of a foothold than they already have.

Will Samsung Lose or Gain Ground in the Smartphone Market in 2014?

There are loads of different devices on the market these days you can use for all your communication, gaming, casual photography and web browsing needs, but the kings of the smartphone world for…

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BlackBerry set to lose two more executives as leadership cull continues

A source close to the beleaguered BlackBerry has told The Wall Street Journal that two senior staff members will soon be leaving the smartphone manufacturer. Chris Wormald, head of BlackBerry’s mergers and acquisitions, will reportedly be leaving by the end of December, while Rick Costanzo, executive vice president of global sales, will be out early next year.

The news comes less than a month after three other executives were ousted from the company. BlackBerry was on the verge of breaking up in October after a buyout was mooted. To save the ailing corporation, new CEO John Chen — appointed to the position after Thorsten Heins quit the company in November — has adopted aggressive reconstruction policies. Chen reportedly told…

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