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What I read last week

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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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.”

Read more 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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