Managing multiple social media accounts can get really difficult really fast. Fortunately, there is a tool, hoot suite, that can help. With HootSuite, you can manage several social media accounts including Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and more. Planning ahead for campaigns is super easy with HootSuite’s scheduling feature. Take for instance, releasing new product announcements at a specific date and time. Instead of manually posting at that time, you can schedule ahead. 

HootSuite can become a very useful tool for keeping up with all the social media accounts you need to manage and it’s pretty easy to use too. 

Turns out that the security software used by most of the internet has had a gaping hole in it for two years. It allowed people in the know to query a server and get 64k of its memory back, at request and without leaving a trace.

Passwords, credit card numbers, personal data. Anything and potentially everything that was going through a secure connection to a server, at any given point within the last two years.  

Mailbox Team:

Today, we’re proud to announce a new service built directly into Mailbox that learns from your swipes and snoozes to automate common actions. Mute that thread you don’t care about, snooze messages from your friends until after work, and route receipts to a list — automatically. We call this service Auto-swipe.

Auto-swipe is something we wanted to release with the first version of Mailbox, but it’s only with recent improvements to our infrastructure that such a smart service has been possible.

This is something the Mailbox team has talked about since they started. And it’s potentially very powerful, like gmail filters but rethought for mobile.

Also, Mailbox for Android is here today. But more importantly, Mailbox for Mac is readying for a beta testing phase. If you’ve ever used the OSX Mail app, this is the best news ever.

justin-singer
UPS engineers found that left-hand turns were a major drag on efficiency. Turning against traffic resulted in long waits in left-hand turn lanes that wasted time and fuel, and it also led to a disproportionate number of accidents. By mapping out routes that involved “a series of right-hand loops,” UPS improved profits and safety while touting their catchy, environmentally friendly policy. As of 2012, the right turn rule combined with other improvements — for the wow factor, UPS doesn’t separate them out — saved around 10 million gallons of gas and reduced emissions by the equivalent of taking 5,300 cars of the road for a year.

Why UPS Trucks Don’t Turn Left (via justin-singer)

I am not a fan of left turns onto busy streets either. I avoid them when I can.

Chris Dixon:

For the most part, I don’t agree with Dixon.

Yes, people are spending more time using mobile devices compared to desktop computers. And yes, apps provide a more fluid experience when interacting with web services.

But all of those apps are powered by the same thing that powers the desktop experience - the web. I completely doubt the web is going anywhere anytime soon.