Monthly Archives: September 2017

Security.txt A Method for Web Security Policies

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The 5 best new songs you can stream right now

BeyonceKevork Djansezian / Stringer / Getty Images

This week, Beyonc jumped on a charity remix of J. Balvin’shit single “Mi Gente,” Chance the Rapper debuted a song on “Colbert,” and jazz great Kamasi Washington released a new EP.

Here are the 5 best songs from the past week that you can stream right now:

J. Balvin -“Mi Gente” (feat. Beyonc and Willy William)

Beyonc sings in French and Spanish on her remix of J. Balvin’s worldwide hit “Mi Gente,” a charity track thatshe’s sending theproceedsofto “hurricane and earthquake relief charities for Puerto Rico, Mexico and other affected Caribbean islands.”

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Kamasi Washington – “Perspective”

Modern jazzlegendKamasi Washington follows up his acclaimed debutalbum “The Epic” with a new EP, “Harmony of Difference.” Aside from the brilliant, 13-minute single “Truth,” released earlier this year, “Perspective” stands out as an accessible yet complex piece of jazz.

Four Tet -“Lush”

“Lush” is an upbeat and ornate highlight from “New Energy,” theninth studio album from English producer and multi-instrumentalist Four Tet.


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How to Engage With Your Social Media Followers Quickly and Authentically

How do you feel when people comment on your social media posts?

Awesome, right?

A comment is or some form of engagement is usually a sign that people love your social media content. And it’s important to reciprocate and respond to these interactions.

But at the same time, engaging with your followers can be time-consuming. If you are a solo social media manager or a small business owner, you know you don’t have the whole day to engage with your followers.

So how can you minimize the time it takes to engage with your followers and still be authentic at the same time?

In this post, we’ll share the tactics and tools we use to engage with our amazing social media followers quickly and authentically.

How to Engage With Your Social Media Followers Quickly and Authentically

5 creative types of replies you can use

If you have been replying to comments and mentions with a thank you, that’s a great first step. But it can be easy to fall into the habit of using a few standard replies. I’m definitely guilty of that!

There are many ways you can spice up your replies, show your brand’s personality, and delight your followers. Here are some that I like:

1. Questions

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Instead of a simple Thank you, I love to engage with the person further and continue the discussion. A great method is to ask for her or his opinions on the topic.

For example, if someone commented on your social media post that links to a blog post, you could ask the following questions:

  • What is your favorite part of the blog post?
  • What’s your main takeaway from the blog post?
  • Do you agree with the idea mentioned in the blog post?
  • How has your experience with (a strategy or tool) been like?
  • Have you tried any of the tips in the blog post before? If yes, how did it go?

If they reply to your questions, that’s awesome! You can continue the conversation and build a good relationship with them.

2. Emojis

Emojis in replies

The easiest way to make your replies a little more fun is to include emojis.<img src="http://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.3/72×72/1f64c.png&quot; alt="

These two charts show what’s wrong with Trump’s tax proposal

President Donald Trump has promised “massive tax cuts” to help middle-income families.

But a report out Friday from the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center shows his tax framework actually raises taxes on individuals to give tax cuts to businesses:

tax reform chartTax Policy Center

Over a decade, Trump’s planwould cut business taxes by $2.6 trillion (the red bars), and lose another $240 billion by repealing estate and gift taxes (the yellow bars). Then, it partly makes up for that by raising individual income taxes by $470 billion (blue bars).

Of course, businesses are ultimately owned by individuals, so those business tax cuts flow through to benefit people.Most economists will even tell you that a portion of the corporate income tax is borne by workers, whose wages go down when corporate taxes go up.

And you don’t have to be rich to own a business. But unfortunately, thebusiness tax preferences inTrump’s plan are designed toprovide almost no benefit to lower- and middle-income people who own small businesses.

The plan caps the tax rate on business profits at 25%. If you own your own business,you’d only benefit from the cap if you would otherwise be subject toa tax rate higher than 25%. And under this plan, you’d generally have to have a family income over $200,000 for that to be the case.

It’s therefore no surprise that Trump’s tax plan directs nearly all its overall benefits to the wealthy. That’s in Figure 2:

tax distribution chartTax Policy Center

This is not a case of “well, of course rich people get the biggest slice of the tax cut – they have the biggest incomes.” Overall, Trump’s tax cut is big enough to raise Americans’ after tax incomes in 2018 by 2%.Butfor the bottom 80% of the income distribution, the increase in after-tax income isonly about 1% – an average savings of $530 per tax filer.

After-tax incomesof therichest 1% would rise by more than 8% on average- a saving of $129,030 per tax filer. That is, they get far more than their share of the tax cut.

And many people wouldn’t get a tax cut at all. The Tax Policy Center says 12% of tax filers would see their taxes go up in 2018 because of the plan.Iwalked through one exampleof an upper-middle income family that would pay more. By 2027,25% would face a tax hike, as inflation would eat away some of the benefits given to taxpayers in the first year.

It’s pretty astounding to go around talking about the need for a middle-class tax cut and then produce a plan that reserves nearly all its benefits for the wealthywhile raising taxes on tens of millions of middle-income Americans. But that’s whatRepublicans have come up with.

Sad!

NOW WATCH: Trump once won a lawsuit against the NFL – but the result was an embarrassment

How to Make Money by Doing Transcription and Captioning on Rev

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hnrss is a labor of love, but if the project has made your job

or hobby project easier and you want to show some gratitude, <a

href=”https://donate.hnrss.org/”>donations are very much

appreciated. PayPal and Bitcoin both accepted. Thanks!

How to Engage With Your Social Media Followers Quickly and Authentically

How do you feel when people comment on your social media posts?

Awesome, right?

A comment is or some form of engagement is usually a sign that people love your social media content. And it’s important to reciprocate and respond to these interactions.

But at the same time, engaging with your followers can be time-consuming. If you are a solo social media manager or a small business owner, you know you don’t have the whole day to engage with your followers.

So how can you minimize the time it takes to engage with your followers and still be authentic at the same time?

In this post, we’ll share the tactics and tools we use to engage with our amazing social media followers quickly and authentically.

How to Engage With Your Social Media Followers Quickly and Authentically

5 creative types of replies you can use

If you have been replying to comments and mentions with a thank you, that’s a great first step. But it can be easy to fall into the habit of using a few standard replies. I’m definitely guilty of that!

There are many ways you can spice up your replies, show your brand’s personality, and delight your followers. Here are some that I like:

1. Questions

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Instead of a simple Thank you, I love to engage with the person further and continue the discussion. A great method is to ask for her or his opinions on the topic.

For example, if someone commented on your social media post that links to a blog post, you could ask the following questions:

  • What is your favorite part of the blog post?
  • What’s your main takeaway from the blog post?
  • Do you agree with the idea mentioned in the blog post?
  • How has your experience with (a strategy or tool) been like?
  • Have you tried any of the tips in the blog post before? If yes, how did it go?

If they reply to your questions, that’s awesome! You can continue the conversation and build a good relationship with them.

2. Emojis

Emojis in replies

The easiest way to make your replies a little more fun is to include emojis.<img src="http://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.3/72×72/1f64c.png&quot; alt="

How to Engage With Your Social Media Followers Quickly and Authentically

How do you feel when people comment on your social media posts?

Awesome, right?

A comment is or some form of engagement is usually a sign that people love your social media content. And it’s important to reciprocate and respond to these interactions.

But at the same time, engaging with your followers can be time-consuming. If you are a solo social media manager or a small business owner, you know you don’t have the whole day to engage with your followers.

So how can you minimize the time it takes to engage with your followers and still be authentic at the same time?

In this post, we’ll share the tactics and tools we use to engage with our amazing social media followers quickly and authentically.

How to Engage With Your Social Media Followers Quickly and Authentically

5 creative types of replies you can use

If you have been replying to comments and mentions with a thank you, that’s a great first step. But it can be easy to fall into the habit of using a few standard replies. I’m definitely guilty of that!

There are many ways you can spice up your replies, show your brand’s personality, and delight your followers. Here are some that I like:

1. Questions

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Instead of a simple Thank you, I love to engage with the person further and continue the discussion. A great method is to ask for her or his opinions on the topic.

For example, if someone commented on your social media post that links to a blog post, you could ask the following questions:

  • What is your favorite part of the blog post?
  • What’s your main takeaway from the blog post?
  • Do you agree with the idea mentioned in the blog post?
  • How has your experience with (a strategy or tool) been like?
  • Have you tried any of the tips in the blog post before? If yes, how did it go?

If they reply to your questions, that’s awesome! You can continue the conversation and build a good relationship with them.

2. Emojis

Emojis in replies

The easiest way to make your replies a little more fun is to include emojis.<img src="http://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.3/72×72/1f64c.png&quot; alt="

How to Cut Through the Noise and Clutter in Marketing Today

How to Cut Through the Noise and Clutter in Marketing Today written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Podcast with Alison Stratten

Podcast Transcript

Alison Stratten

My guest for this week’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is Alison Stratten. She and her husband, Scott, are co-authors of 4 best-selling business books, co-owners of UnMarketing Inc and co-hosts of The UnPodcast. She and I discuss theirnewest book, UnBranding.

Their site, show, and books allrepresent their thoughts on the changing world of business through their experiences of entrepreneurship, two degrees (Alison), not lasting long as an employee (both) and screaming at audiences around the world (Scott, Alison is more polite). Businesses like PepsiCo, Saks Fifth Avenue, IBM, Cirque du Soleil, Microsoft, and others have been brave enough to want their advice. Scott has been named one of the Top 5 Social Media Influencers in the world by Forbes.com.

Questions I ask Alison Stratten:

  • What new ground are you breaking with UnBranding?
  • Is there a common thread of how people build trust?
  • How can repurposing content lead to new opportunities?

What you’ll learn if you give a listen:

  • Why businesses need to re-focus on customer experience
  • How to cut through a noisy landscape to get your opinions heard
  • How to approach personal branding in an unbranding world

Key takeaways from the episode and more about Alison Stratten:

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