Your Facebook status updates say more about your personality than you think.   According to a recent study published at PLOS ONE, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania think they’ve found a way to make predictions about your personality based on your Facebook status updates. The scientists, headed by H. Andrew Schwartz, examined the  language used on 75,000 profiles and discovered differences varying by age, gender, and even personality, which allowed them…

“Concentration is a fine antidote to anxiety.” – Jack Nicklaus  Running behind on a project (again)? Can’t remember where you stashed those brilliant stroke-of-genius-at-midnight notes you jotted down last week? Sorting through the pile on your desk and wondering how you’re going to get it all done? From time to time, we all struggle to focus at work. It can be difficult to juggle your every day tasks, the phone…

Browsing Is Key To Content Discovery

A close family friend once told me that she always reads the first and last page of any book she’s thinking of reading. This is the way she picks out a reading list. My mom calls it “tasting”. Some might call it cheating. I call it browsing. We often associate browsing with bookstores or libraries, or nowadays, even databases. We’re natural browsers. It’s a crucial component of how we discover information and…

A lot of you have requested Google Plus support be added to FlowReader in our feedback forum, and we have definitely placed adding a Google+ home stream on our roadmap. (Hey, we’d like to add a whole lot more than that!) But here’s the truth: we’re just not ready for that moment yet. So, until that day comes, we’ve got a solution to help you out. In today’s post, I’m going…

A Short History of FlowReader

The FlowReader we launched in June 2013 was very different from the initial idea we began with and like any project, it went through a series of stages and changes before we released the public version. I won’t say, the “final product” since a web application is really never finished or perfected. It is continually evolving and growing according to the demands of its users and its market environment. In…

A 2020 Guide to client-building on LinkedIn for Freelance Bloggers

If you’re a blogger looking for freelance work, there is no place like LinkedIn to look for clients. As a professional network of international professionals, this is the best breeding ground for freelancing opportunities. As a blogger, there is so much you can do with your life professionally. Blog writing skills are very in-demand. You just need a friendly nudge in the right direction and you’ll have more freelance work…

3 Ways to Get Free (or Cheap) Content for Your Blog

There’s no way around it – You can’t have a successful blog unless you keep it active. Publishing content on a regular basis is key to gaining a larger readership, ranking better on Google, and getting more exposure. But who has time to create content on a daily basis? Not only is it time-consuming, but unless you’re a good writer yourself, this is one task better left to the professionals.…