WordPress Beta Media Uploader – Screenshots

WordPress 3.5 is coming right along. Earlier today the Beta Media Uploader was glitchy and would not always open, but it is working much better now.

Blogging is a great way to keep your potential clients interested and to help you stay existing with your existing clients, and WordPress is an excellent platform to do so.

Now Media Uploading just got easier with a friendly, drag-and-drop (flash based) uploader, which makes it easier to insert images into your blog posts.

Here are a few screenshots of the new media uploader:

Beta Media Uploader WordPress

Beta Media Uploader Insert Into Post

WordPress 3.5 Beta – Better User Interface, a few bugs

WordPress 3.5 has made it to beta. Coming with WordPress 3.5 is a new responsive theme called TwentyTwelve which is the predecesor of the TwentyEleven theme.

The new version of WordPress is a little bit slicker and cleaner with a cleaner UI which is just a little more square-ish than the current version. (Traditionally WordPress has been moving away from the round style and more towards a curved rectangular style, except for in the older Internet Explorer browsers which don’t support the border-radius attribute).

Wordpress 3 5 Beta Better User Interface A Few Bugs

A screenshot of the updated Editor Interface

WordPress has listed the new features as:

  • New Default Theme “Twenty Twelve”
  • Admin Enhancements
    • New Welcome Screen
    • HiDPI Admin
    • Consolidated Options
    • Hide Link Manager
  • Media improvements
    • Revamped Upload/Insert Workflow
    • Full Post Type UI for Attachments

Facebook Homepage with a Floating Chair

Facebook has been making a lot of changes recently, and their homepage is now featuring a video with a floating chair. The image is stock photography but what’s important to note is some of the things facebook is starting to do.

Facebook Homepage With A Floating Chair


Facebook is seeing increased competition from LinkedIn, which is now emphasizing  stream style updates, and twitter which is adding more content, networking, media, and ads.

Facebook has been working on a new version of their platform, and developer’s API for over a year. There are several big issues which prevent applications from integrating seamlessly with facebook, and these are apparently not on the front burner.

What is on the front burner for facebook?

  • Better suggestions for creating connections – friends, networks, likes, photos (auto tagging)
  • Better options for advertisers
  • New integration with mobile devices
  • Location based updates and checkins

Facebook is also working to battle spam and try to bring users the most relavant content in their streams. At Get on Social we realize the importance of social media for your business and can help you get seen. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Google Remarketing

On August 1st Google announced a new component of their Adwords – Remarketing.

Google says:

Remarketing lets you show ads to users who’ve previously visited your website as they browse the Web.

Google has many affilate networks (ads on blogs, youtube ads, mobile ads, etc) which viewers will see after initially searching for something.


Screenshot With Shadow

Google says that using remarketing will increase your ROI and will help deliver conversions:

Remarketing is a powerful way to stay engaged with your target audience. Presenting them with highly relevant ads and offers across the Web — and making sure your brand is top of mind when they’re ready to buy –- can radically improve ROI

7 Way to Advertise Online

Here are 7 (paid) ways to advertise online.

  1. Bing/MSN
  2. Facebook
  3. Google Adwords
  4. Linked In
  5. Yahoo!
  6. Yellow Pages online
  7. Yelp

Do you use any of these services? Leave a comment below.

QuickCamp – Add Keyboard Shortcuts Basecamp

Quickcamp: Organize your projects, Quick!

Sebastian Amorim, a UX manager, created an excellent utility for Basecamp to allow shortcut keys. The utility was previously available at http://www.sebadog.com/quickcamp/ but is no longer available. This is an archived version of it.

What is Quickcamp?

Quickcamp provides you a quick access via keyboard to the most common features in the excellent project manager named Basecamp, developed by 37 Signals.

What do I need to run Quickcamp?

You will need Firefox browser and the Greasemonkey extension installed on your computer.

Are you from 37 Signals?

No, no, no, we are not related to 37 Signals in any way.

But why is this site website so similar to the ones from 37 Signals?

For the same reasons you’re wearing a Pixies t-shirt, we are fans.

Big Disclaimer Again

We are not from 37 Signals

QuickCamp BaseCamp Quick Reference Guide

  • OOverview
  • MMessages
  • TTo-Do
  • I – Milestones
  • WWriteboard
  • PPeople
  • SSearch
  • DDashboard
  • CChoose Project
  • G – Setings
  • N – Permissions
  • HHelp

Download QuickCamp

QuickCamp – Add Keyboard Shortcuts Basecamp

Here is an image from the original site describing the Basecamp / Quickcamp shortcut keys:

Quickcamp Shortcut Keys To Basecamp

Basecamp Next – The New Version

The new version of basecamp has a few built-in keyboard shotcuts that correspond to the tabs on the top:

There are five navigational links: projects, calendar, daily progress, everyone, and me. These correspond to 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, respectively. If you hit G+1, you’ll jump to the projects tab. If you hit G+2, you’ll jump to calendar, and so on. Additionally, if you hit G+F, you’ll jump to the search bar at the top-right.

Get On Social: One of the “Hottest regional companies in social media”

Southern Capital Ventures invited Get On Social to present at the Entrepreneur’s Series: The Impact of Social Media in 2012. The Get On Social team attended the event on Monday (2/27/2012) and really enjoyed meeting the Raleigh business community.

Southern Capital Ventures wrote:

“First, we have the founders of four of the hottest regional companies in social media present. Each will give just a 2 minute product pitch, why its important and talk about who is using it. Pitches from:

Greg Artzt, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, General Sentiment
Brett Apter, Co-Founder, Get On Social
Anil Chawla, Founder and CEO, ArchiveSocial
Joe Davy, Founder and Chief Product Officer, EvoApp”

Event details can be found here.