What I read last week

My reading was a mixed bag last week covering digital, business, and inspirational. Here’s some of it:

The Dunbar Number, From the Guru of Social Networks – Businessweek

Evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar studied how the English sent Christmas cards and discovered that humans can only maintain meaningful relationships with a maximum of 150 people.

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So You Want to Find a Coder… | Hartley Brody

“Anyone who knows me knows that I love building stuff. And not only that, I subscribe strongly to the ‘do things, tell people’ mantra, constantly sharing my projects with the world.”

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OPINION: WHO IS AT THE BLEEDING EDGE OF SOCIAL IN AUSTRALIA?

An interview with Pete Williams, Chief Edge Officer at Deloitte’s Centre for the Edge Australia.

“But there is a long way to go for most organisations and the key thing to understand is that it isn’t going away even if you want to ignore it.”

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Outgrow.me: Easily track success of crowdfunded projects

A new web tool which lets funders and sports fans follows the progress of crowd funded projects in a visually attractive way.

“There’s a certain sense of wonder and excitement that arises when keeping tabs on the latest and greatest Kickstarter and Indiegogo projects. Browsing those marketplaces, I often ask myself, ‘Will they stay, or will they go?'”

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Digital marketing Australia: 50+ stats you probably didn’t know

Some awesome statistics about digital marketing in Australia from Econsultancy including the concerning fact that 71% of online consumers check their email first thing in the morning.

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The Importance of Big Data, Integrity, and Security in Enterprise SEO

“The phrase Big Data is everywhere. Not a day passes without the release of another report that describes the extent to which Big Data is influencing how we do business.”

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A New Method to Track Keyword Ranking using Google Analytics

A pretty awesome way of tracking keyword ranking using Google Analytics. Whilst being very cool, sadly it doesn’t solve the lack of data from secure searches.

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