Field Notes: Podcast Movement 2016

Field Notes: Podcast Movement 2016

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Automatticians, the people who build WordPress.com, participate in events and projects around the world every day. Periodically, they report back on the exciting things they do in the community. This week, we share our experience at the Podcast Movement 2016 conference.

People use WordPress.com to share many types of stories, from written essays and photo galleries to podcasts. Podcast Movement has quickly become the conference to attend for audio storytellers, so we were excited to be there to support the podcasting community and spread the word about podcasting tools on WordPress.com.

Live from the WordPress.com booth

Cesar Abeid, Trevor Montgomery, and Dustin Hartzler, Happiness Engineers at Automattic, attended the latest installment of this exciting event earlier this month in Chicago, Illinois. The conference, now in its third year, drew over 1,500 attendees. WordPress.com was a sponsor, so we had a great opportunity to engage with the community from…

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SCAM ALERT! POSING AS AT&T!!

DO NOT CLICK ON THIS LINK! IT IS A SCAM FROM IYOGI.COM

I WAS WORKING ONLINE ALL DAY, AND THIS ANNOYING MESSAGE CAME UP ON MY COMPUTER. IT EVEN HAD SOUND WITH IT TELLING ME TO CALL THAT NUMBER, BECAUSE MY COMPUTER HAD BEEN HACKED! BASTARDS, I HATE THIEVES!!! THEY CAN USE THIS TO HACK YOUR COMPUTER, AND PROMISES TO REPAIR OR CLEAN YOUR COMPUTER FOR A PRICE! IT IS NOT AT&T!

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You are in the internet’s crosshairs – Being anonymous is vital — partneringwitheagles

Thanks to a fellow blogger, I switched my default search engine from Startpage, to Duck Duck Go. I took a tour in the use of this site; it is a better way to start viewing my YouTube page, and other third party locations. Just beginning to make use of it: https://duckduckgo.com/tour Here is one reason a […]

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Female Entrepreneurs Want To Inspire Young Girls With Miss Possible

Female Entrepreneurs Want To Inspire Young Girls With Miss Possible

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I think it is an excellent idea! Growing up in the sixties, girls had very few choices for careers. 

We were expected to be mothers, teachers, or nurses. 

We were never encouraged to be interested in or to apply ourselves to math or science.  

We were told that girls were not good in math and science, and all that they had to do is to get married and become a Homemaker. 

And…we positively were never encouraged to be doctors or lawyers or entrepreneurs.

Today, little girls need to know that they can be whatever they want to be, if they do the “footwork”. No one is going to give you anything that you are not willing to work for. 

TechCrunch

Looking around their engineering classes at the University of Illinois, Supriya Hobbs and Janna Eaves noticed something was missing — other girls.

And so like good engineers, they set out to solve that problem. The recent graduate and college senior invented Miss Possible, a doll and accompanying app aiming to spark an interest in math and science among young girls.

The Miss Possible dolls are based on real women who have been trailblazers in the fields of math and science. The first Miss Possible will be Marie Curie, the famed chemist and physicist who remains the only person to win the Nobel Prize in multiple science fields. In the app that will accompany the Miss Possible doll, girls can learn about the famous woman’s story, do hands-on activities with materials found around the house or play in-app games.

Miss Possible: Dolls to Inspire Girls Across Generations from Supriya Hobbs

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How Small Businesses Can Create A Better Website Experience For Their Customers

DIY website building platform Webs is shedding light on how small businesses can create a better website experience for their customers.

According to a new infographic from the company, the majority of experts (50 percent) say that website visitors expect the sites they visit to offer clear navigation and be easy to use. Conversely, 29 percent say visitors expect websites to feature a good layout and include attractive visuals, while 21 percent think that site visitors care most about well-written and understandable content.

The data also shows that websites not offering a good experience are turning customers away, with 64 percent of the study’s respondents admitting that a website’s design or content has kept them from completing a conversion. Some of the things that small businesses can do to create a better experience include avoiding too much text on a page, leaving space between navigation links and offering a simple contact form.

Discover more tips for how small businesses can create a better performing website by taking a look at Webs‘ infographic below:

How Small Businesses Can Create A Better Website Experience For Their Customers