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CVHHH launches new website

Our friends at Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice (CVHHH) in Berlin launched a new website. It's a ground-up rebuild of the organization's existing site, which had been in place since early 2004. CVHHH's Laura Arnesen worked with the team at Signal to bring the new site to fruition. The site includes an online job application for applicants...

Celebrating Anci coming in May

Signal lost one of its founders on Nov. 14, when Anci Slovak, wife of CEO Dave Zahn, succumbed to cancer at age 65. A lifelong artist, Anci built a considerable portfolio of work that Dave will exhibit for three weeks this spring. "Celebrating Anci: A Retrospective" will run May 21 through June 8 at Johnson State College. The opening reception will be...

Spelling counts for Twitter cred

Trendy acronyms like OMG and TTYL aside, turns out that spelling and grammar play an important part in boosting the credibility of your tweets. Don't take our word for it. Take the word of Microsoft and Carnegie Mellon University. The two conducted a study to test the factors that most improve, and hurt, the credibility of social media messages. The...

Sharing regret

A new study by Pew shows 11 percent of social media users have regretted something they've shared online. And men experience sharing regret nearly twice as often as women. These findings and more are in a handy infographic assembled by ZoneAlarm that demonstrates social privacy behavior by gender and age. Take a look at the infographic

Get an infographic of your Twitter activity

Here's a fun way to see how you've been using Twitter that might reveal patterns and trends you might not otherwise notice: Vizify has made available a free service that will examine your Twitter activity and create an infographic showing your top followers, most re-tweeted tweets, and more. You'll need to sign in with your Twitter credentials, but...

The best time to blog

Along the lines of our recent post about the best times to tweet to increase readership, social sharing widget Sharaholic has published data about the best days to blog. In a nutshell: If you're looking to maximize social sharing, Thursday is your day. If boosting page views is your goal, Monday is your day. See how the other days of the week break...

How to increase your Twitter click-through rate

If you're spending time tweeting, then you're most likely including links inside your tweets back to your website. Dan Zarella at HubSpot has put together a report on some surprising (and, granted, some not-so-surprising) ways you can increase your tweet click-through rate (CTR). For example, who would have guessed that links in tweets made Thursday...

Mobile shoppers not always out and about

comScore released data last week showing 38 percent of all smartphone owners have used their device to make at least one online purchase. "Digital goods" was the most popular product category for September. More interestingly, 56 percent of these folks made their purchase <em>while they were home</em>. And a little more than a third made...

HTML5 phones on the rise

If the adage "As goes mobile, so goes the Web" holds any water – and it might not, since I think I just made it up – Flash-killer HTML5's future is looking rosy. Strategy Analytics predicts 1 billion HTML5-capable phones will be sold in 2013. That's compared to "just" 336 million sold in 2011. For purposes of their study, the company considers "HTML5-...

Most wired adults use social media

A recent Pew study reveals two out of three adults who are online, use social media. Most say they're there to stay in touch with friends Very few use it for romantic purposes: only 3 percent. Read more social media usage

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