Freshly Picked: Weekly Link Roundup Jul 1, 2016

July 1, 2016


We round up the best links we’ve clicked on this week.

Newsy and Resourceful

Facebook: Building a Better News Feed for You
“The goal of News Feed is to show people the stories that are most relevant to them. Today, we’re announcing an update to News Feed that helps you see more posts from your friends and family.” (read)

Blinkist: The Secrets To Productivity With David Allen
“If you go to a party to boogie, and you don’t boogie, that’s an unproductive party… productivity simply just means producing some desired outcome.” (read / listen)

Contently: The 5 Most Popular Platforms for Finding Sources, Ranked
“Considering the many platforms out there promising to take the hard work out of finding sources, I decided it was time to discover which ones actually delivered—and whether any of them could top the tried-and-true method of Googling.” (read)

Beacon: 54 Expert Content Marketing Tips
“Content marketing takes months if not a year to really kick in… if you aren’t consistent it will take longer.” (read)

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Thought-Provoking

Digital Culturist on Medium: Drowning in a Sea of Information
“Even though experts estimate that our brain is physically capable of storing a couple petabytes of memory (or one million gigs), the average brain is mentally unable to retain all the information it is exposed to on a daily basis.” (read)

Fast Company: Beyoncé, Inc: How Airbnb, Warby Parker, And Others Are Finding Inspiration In Lemonade
“Lemonade is bigger than a mere product: It’s a cultural space that fans feel a part of. That approach has proven highly successful for other brands, Apple being perhaps the most prominent example. Eyeglass purveyor Warby Parker, another practitioner, has created a recognizable sensibility—young, smart, design-driven—that defines everything it does.” (read)

Creative Pep Talk: 10 Ways to Find Your Unique Artistic Voice
“Nobody likes a copycat, but so much of creativity is about finding connections between preexisting things. The difference between copying and influence is a fine line.” (listen)

Hiten Shah: Copycat Your Competitors to Take the Market
“In competitive markets, there is a lot of product overlap. It’s nearly inevitable that your product will be derivative of other products in the market and share a lot of the same features and functionality.” (read)

FreshBooks Picnic 🙂

We had a picnic this week! Happy Canada Day, Happy Independence Day (for our U.S. customers) and Happy Pride!

ICYMI: Our Posts This Week

Have a great weekend!


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Content Director, FreshBooks Jane Flanagan is the Content Director at FreshBooks. Follow her on Twitter @seenandsaid.