Around the Office: Going Mobile, Flat Web Design, and Ghost CMS

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Going Mobile Helps Customers Find You Always mobile-friendly, Andy endorses GoMo, Google’s initiative for businesses to go mobile. According to Google statistics, three-quarters of customers prefer a mobile-friendly site. Aside from making […]

Around the Office: WPUniversity Widget, Considering CISPA, WordPress.com Improvements, & More!

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. WordPress Education Inside the Dashboard Always on the lookout for things that make online friendly, Brent was happy to see Toronto WordPress developers come up with the WPUniversity Dashboard Widget, which […]

Around the Office: Fostering Innovation, Unwanted Beauty Pageants, and Dazzling Kinetic Art

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Sowing the Seeds of Innovation Andy was intrigued with an education theory put forth by Harvard technology and entrepreneurship expert Tony Wagner that emphasizes skill development and motivation. Wagner says this […]

Around the Office: Social Content Curation, Agile Marketing, Monday Spoilers, More!

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Curation Creates Scarcity from a Deluge of Online Content As a prolific creator of content, David was interested in the idea of social curation as reshaping the digital landscape (and even […]

Around the Office: The Value of Boredom, Aphasia-Friendly Websites, & the Offline Masses

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Entertaining Ourselves Away From Creativity While it offers some entertainment in downtime, Daveed is a little worried his iPhone could be zapping his creativity. There’s a growing body of evidence to […]

Around the Office: Oversharing Habits, Rethinking Remixes, & Google’s Noteworthy New Service

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Teaching Teens to Respect Their Own Privacy The emergence of social media, video, texts, audio, email and documents have contributed to a veritable explosion of Big Data. And while there’s no […]

Around the Office: Facebook “Likes” Give Us Away, Google Reader to Close, More!

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Inferring Who We Are from our Facebook “Likes” Daveed was curious what Facebook knows about him after finding out that Facebook “likes” can accurately infer race, IQ, sexuality, personality and political […]

Around the Office: Social Business, Content Marketing, 3-D Drawing, & More!

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. The Social Business Revolution Daveed, like Internet Evolution Editor-in-Chief Mitch Wagner, thinks the idea of social business holds tremendous possibilities and is just getting started. Instead of simply using social networks to find new customers, […]

Around the Office: QR Codes; Strategizing Facebook Graph Search; Opera’s Next Act, & More!

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. QR Codes on the Menu Caroline was inspired by the possibilities of QR codes when hearing about a sushi shop wraps their rolls with QR codes. Diners at Britain’s Moshi Moshi […]

Around the Office: Peeking in on Vine; A Film on Viral Media; Sharing Secretly & More!

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. A Vine Hotline The makers of Twitter have devised a new social app called Vine which applies its predecessor’s length restrictions to mobile video clips. Just as Twitter is limited to […]

Around the Office: Great Collaborations, Automattic Acquisition, Native Advertising and More!

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Being a Part of Great Collaborations A lot of people make the mistake of thinking they should take care of every element of a project, when they really would offer greater […]

Around the Office: I Spy at CES, Hashtag is the Word, A Toronto Symphony & More!

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Future Spotting at CES We couldn’t help but pay attention to the new gadgetry unveiled at CES. Bored of his light and small phone, David was happy to hear about the […]

Around the Office: The Year’s Top Plugins, Input from out of Thin Air, the Value of Mind Share, and More!

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. A Year in 100 WordPress Plugins Andy was interested in seeing where his favourite new WordPress plugins ranked in ManageWP’s top-100 list of free WordPress plugins for 2012. The top plugin […]

Around the Office: YouTube Monetization, Heuristics, Small Business Design, and More!

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Psi Makes Millions on YouTube Video Daveed was happy to see Korean pop star Psy make more than $8 million from YouTube for his hit song “Gangnam Style”, signaling a change in how pop […]

Around the Office: Emailing Iframes, DJ Fees, and Creative 404 Pages

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Iframes and Email Don’t Always Mix Roberto would never send you an iframe in an email message because iframes don’t consistently work in email. Why does this matter? Whether they know it or […]

Around the Office: Internet Freedom in Syria, Windows 8 Gestures, Email Messages that Hit the Mark, and More!

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. As a believer in Internet freedom and democracy, Daveed was saddened to hear that Syria had essentially blocked its citizens from the Web, an action that many attribute to the authoritarian government’s desire […]

Around the Office: On the Importance of Websites, Building a Brand on Pinterest/Instagram, Making Meaningful Content, and More!

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. While some organizations use a social network as their main means of online marketing, Brent is confident that having a website is still a basic requirement for all businesses. Why? For […]

Around the Office: Accessible Talk on Accessibility, Weekly Knit Fonts, Mobile Design Beyond WebKit, More!

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog that shows what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. As far as we’re concerned, inclusiveness should be one of the key features of the web – everyone should be able to experience webpages. This is why Kobayashi Online sponsored and […]

Around the Office: Procurement with Diversity in Mind, Treating Customers Equitably, A Raspberry PI Update, More!

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog that shows what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Brent thinks Toronto businesses can benefit from diversity. That’s why he’s encouraging business leaders to attend the “DiverseCity Counts Procurement” event on November 28. Event organizers, Maytree Canada, will also be releasing the next DiverseCity […]

Around the Office: Patternizer Backgrounds, Shopp E-Commerce, Marketing as Storytelling, and More!

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog that shows what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Designer Eva played with Patternizer to create some nifty CSS 3 website backgrounds. The Patternizer web app lets you create custom parallel line patterns, plaids, and argyle designs, and provides […]