Handwashing Clothes for a month: Day 3

by barce January 26, 2015

When I was traveling through Iceland in November, I tried to travel as light as possible. I did this by handwashing my clothes: long johns, shirts, socks and underwear. If I could go 14 days without having to do laundry while traveling, could I go a whole month without doing laundry. This Saturday, I started […]

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The Post Friendship Era or Friendship is Dead

by barce October 7, 2014

People use words for things that don’t exist. It’s how many authors do fiction. I’d like to add one more word to the set of things that don’t exist: Friendship. Philosophically, the idea is old. The 18th century philosopher Kant even contemplated the idea of a friendless world: “Even if there has never been a […]

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Instagram Flexes Its Marketing Muscle with CommunityFirst

by barce June 24, 2014

Instagram hit 200 million users a few months ago. Of those 200 million users how many can Instagram engage? The marketing team at Instagram sent out boxes to select users. Users with follower counts as low as 188, and as high as 679,450 got these boxes. These users posted photos to the #communityfirst hashtag. I […]

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How to Get More Instagram Followers Free Honestly

by barce June 16, 2014

We now know that you can get fake followers and brands won’t know the difference. These brands give tons of money to fakers. We also know that Googling “autolikers” will show us a bunch of apps that can be used to game around 200 followers per day. What does honest engagement look like? A network […]

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High Quality Engagement from Instagram Photo Walks

by barce May 14, 2014

Last year I hosted over 25 photo walks organized through Instagram and about half of these were branded “experiences.” I did this to learn more about photography, marketing and working with brands. It was a fun experience but not so fun realizing I helped generate millions in revenue and just got an Instagram mug from […]

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RIBS for Bitcoin

by barce March 11, 2014

I just found a piece on Hacker News called PR Advice from Facebook’s Head of Tech Communications To develop a compelling message, Marooney advises running it through the RIBS test (will your story “stick to your ribs”?) The RIBS test consists of crafting a message that is Relevant Inevitable Believable Simple If I were to […]

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Litecoin Mining: Building a Rig

by barce December 16, 2013

Last week I built a Litecoin mining rig which cost $1673.96 to build. To break even, assuming I can produce 10 Litecoins, I need Litecoin to trade at around $167.40 USD. It is currently trading as of 12/16/2013 at around $25 USD. The 2 important things to know about Litecoin mining or mining any cryptocurrency […]

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A Social Media Guide to Growing Engagement on Instagram the Hard Way

by barce November 19, 2013

We have clear, big data analytics from Curalate about what an engaging Instagram photo is. We can now create duck-face selfies, with lots of background and blue tones, at will, and get more likes. I just hit 1000 followers a few weeks ago and average about 200 likes per photo. That’s an engagement of 20% […]

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New Music

by barce January 14, 2013

How do you keep up with new music? Spotify? Rdio? I’d love to know! 🙂

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3 Alternatives to Showing Photos on Twitter after the Instagram Yank

by barce December 10, 2012

If you post a photo with text from Instagram to Twitter, your photo will no longer show up on Twitter. Lots of blogs have already covered this story. Some have even gone so far as to defend this decision. If you’re looking for photo services that haven’t yanked Twitter cards. Here are 3 that are […]

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