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3 Steps to Perfecting the Right Social Media Mix for Your Small Business

Paul Proctor | Posted 06.16.2014 | Small Business
Paul Proctor

By now, many businesses recognize the advantages of social media: reach your audience for free or at a low cost, build your brand, and share your expertise.

Does the Release Date of a Movie Affect Its Chances of Winning an Oscar?

Quora | Posted 05.02.2014 | Entertainment

'The release date of a film definitely closely aligns with a film's chances of winning the Oscar for Best Picture. The later in the year a film is released -- the closer the film's release corresponds to the start of Oscar voting -- the better the film's chances of winning the Oscar.'

The Business of Science: Social Networking of Science

Olivier Dumon | Posted 04.06.2014 | Science
Olivier Dumon

The basic premise of social networks -- allowing users to build a custom group of friends and colleagues with whom you can choose to selectively interact -- is its broad appeal. But this premise has, in fact, been around for many decades in science research.

5 Biggest Complaints About Working At Facebook Are Just Humblebrags

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 06.18.2013 | Technology

Lots of people dream about working for Facebook, and why wouldn't they? It has, after all, produced its fair share of millionaires and billionaires. F...

Pinterest and Quora for Business? Ignore at Your Peril

Jim Yu | Posted 06.11.2013 | Technology
Jim Yu

Since it introduced Pinterest for Business just last November, the three-year-old pinboard photosharing website has been on fire. And if you haven't yet heard the company's new set of tools and terms designed to help brands use the site, you'd better catch up fast.

And The Most Popular Question On Quora In 2012 Is..

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.14.2012 | Technology

With all the data they collect on users, Internet companies have a way of peering into our souls to see what we're thinking about collectively. But th...

What Are Some Aspects of Incarceration That Could Not Possibly Be Guessed by Someone Who Hasn't Experienced It?

Quora | Posted 05.19.2012 | Crime

This question originally appeared on Quora. Eric "Phil" Phillips, San Quentin inmate. One aspect is the amazing amount of talent in prison. There ...

Why Don't Airlines Award Loyalty Points Based on Dollars Spent Rather Than Miles Flown?

Quora | Posted 05.12.2012 | Travel

This question originally appeared on Quora. Michael McGraw-Herdeg, Microsoft PM (Excel Services). Yes, the legacy US airline model of "if you you ...

Is "Psychohistory" Possible?

Quora | Posted 05.12.2012 | Technology

Is it possible and useful to mathematically formalize human behavior on large scales sufficient to probabilistically predict the future? This questio...

How Has Audi Become So Successful in the Last Couple of Years?

Quora | Posted 05.08.2012 | Technology

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Daniel Woodard, Marketing and Production for Techs and Startups. Shared parts with VW. Nissan...

Why Do Hotels Ask How Many People Will Stay in a Room?

Quora | Posted 05.07.2012 | Travel

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Michael Forrest Jones, Beechmont Hotels Corporation. So that no one ends up sleeping on the ...

What Does It Feel Like to Have Your Spouse Die?

Quora | Posted 05.06.2012 | Home

I don't think I will ever forget what he looked like when he died. His head leaned to one side, his neck lacking the strength to support it. He turned pale, then blue, and it was a quiet death. That was the moment he ceased to be the person I had known.

What Is a Typical Inmate Day Like in San Quentin? What's the Schedule?

Quora | Posted 05.02.2012 | Crime

Although San Quentin State Prison is known for its notorious past, currently it happens to be the most stable and consistent of all the prisons. Here is a typical day for me.

What Are Some Specific Coping Strategies for Couples Who Are Experiencing the Emotional Pain of Infertility?

Quora | Posted 04.29.2012 | Parents

Support your wife. She is being pumped full of hormones and has strange people poking and probing her all over. She is going though far more than you are. Keep her spirits up.

Why Is February Such a Weak Month for Movies?

Quora | Posted 04.29.2012 | Entertainment

The movie industry is the classic popular definition of insanity in action: doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome. Some of it more or less "works" and proves to the industry it knows what it's doing.

Am I Missing out by Not Playing Any Video Or Console Games?

Quora | Posted 04.16.2012 | Entertainment

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by David Cole, Quora Designer. Reasons why you might not be missing out: You consider art or ...

How Did Craigslist Gain Its Initial Traction?

Quora | Posted 04.17.2012 | Technology

According to Craig Newmark, "The thing got traction during its first few years, when it was just my hobby, got substantial traction, as I measure it, in its first few years."

What's It Like to Play on the Same Basketball Team as Jeremy Lin?

Quora | Posted 04.16.2012 | Sports

After the win, I went up and talked to him after the game, and I was shocked how much taller he was than me. I finally realized he was the real deal. I don't think I've met anyone as humble or as hard working as Jeremy and I'm really glad he's having such success. If anyone deserves this, it's him.

How Do Tech Companies Name Stuff?

The Huffington Post | Ramona Emerson | Posted 12.18.2011 | Technology

From inventing personal card-readers that let you set up a small business anywhere to mapping our genetic makeup, tech companies do a lot of cool stuf...

12 Startups With Skyrocketing Valuations | Posted 10.04.2011 | Technology

After watching startups like Facebook, Zynga, and Groupon explode in valuation, VCs are now pouring money into the next crop of startups. Valuation...

What Is It Like to Be a Woman Working in the Tech Industry?

Rebekah Cox | Posted 09.15.2011 | Technology
Rebekah Cox

Girls are typically raised with kid gloves and rarely receive the hard, direct and tough feedback of their male counterparts.

9 Mind Blowing Facts

Posted 08.02.2011 | Technology

Is there such thing as an immortal animal? What's the relationship between the bushes and clouds in Super Mario Bros? Quora users have put together a ...

Amazon Troubles Take Down Top Sites

The Huffington Post | Thomas Houston | Posted 06.21.2011 | Technology

Amazon's affordable cloud-based EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) Web hosting service has attracted many popular startups in the social media space, and tec...

Google +1: Facebook, You've Been "Checked"

Pedro L. Rodriguez | Posted 05.30.2011 | Technology
Pedro L. Rodriguez

Yesterday, Google announced the arrival of +1, a tool that adds an element of social networking to the company's search engine. If you think it bears any similarity to Facebook's "Like" button, you are not alone.

5 Great New Social Media Strategies

Anne Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anne Hill

For the past several years, conventional wisdom has been that having a blog was the most important tool for your business. But blogs are not for everyone, nor are Facebook Pages, and now they don't have to be.