Customers take shortcuts and you should pay attention

July 26th, 2009 by Daniel DiRico

While walking through Cambridge recently on mission to find lunch, a park scene stood out as something important to take note of.
It is likely that considerable time and effort went into designing and building the original paved path to guide people through the park. Unfortunately, the path was not always followed and people began to [...]

More powerful than Facebook Connect; enter Gigya Socialize

July 25th, 2009 by Daniel DiRico

While we were searching for a way to integrate Open ID or Facebook Connect to this blog, I stumbled across Gigya Socialize. Gigya created a brief video that explains what this service does, but in short — if you know what Facebook Connect is and/or does, then imagine a service that is higher than that.
It [...]

Send your WordPress posts directly to Twitter with WP to Twitter

July 24th, 2009 by Daniel DiRico

If you happen to own or manage a WordPress blog (like this one) and there is a Twitter account that you must also keep updated, then this is the plug-in for you.
It is called “WP to Twitter” and it works like this…
You write your WordPress post:

Decide whether you want to Tweet your blog post URL, [...]

Use a Gmail address alias to organize your inbox and reduce spam headaches

July 24th, 2009 by Daniel DiRico

I’m sure like most of us, you probably cherish your personal email address and feel a little bit of hesitation every time you type it into an online sign-up form.
If you use Gmail, there is a simple way to create an alternate version of your email address (an alias) that you can use for these [...]