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Andy McIlwain

Andy McIlwain

Miscellaneous web-type geek. I help build online communities. I also like to doodle. (What's up with that, anyway?)
Don’t Fuck Up the Culture:
"Haphazard A/B testing is the equivalent of throwing ideas at the wall to see which ones stick."
Just loved LeisureCruise - Sailing on @hypem
Just loved Destiny's Child - Say My Name (Cosmo's Midnight Bootleg) on @hypem
Just loved Ice Out - So it begins on @hypem
"If every sentence has to be a flawless work of art, then you will sit in fear." (Stop saying you can't write.)
Just loved JuggernautServices - XIII on @hypem
"People are finally realizing that the online and the offline are not separate realms."
Why You Need To Master The Lost Art Of Small Talk:
"Many processed food products are protein-poor but are engineered to taste like protein." (TL;DR = Eat more protein.)
[Infographic] Pinterest Sells! Here’s How to Do It | Gary Vaynerchuk
From Buffer: The Ideal Length of Everything Online
From Buffer: The Ideal Length of Everything Online -
Automattic raising more than $100 million: (Hot damn.)
Great conversation is like group improv.
Great conversation is like group improv. -
Well-designed contact pages:
Schema For User Actions Now Available: (A semantic, consistent way to indicate sharing/liking/etc...)
Just posted a photo
Google Trends Now Lets Users Subscribe To Receive Email Notifications (It's no Google Alerts, but still.)
Beaches Easter Day Parade. Queen street is packed!
"The best way to learn is to work for real people, in real companies."
May28th: Awesome, affordable designer watches from a Toronto company.
Google AdSense Upgrades Ad Review Center (Better experience for publishers to review/approve ads.)
Danny Sullivan Celebrates 18 Years Of Covering Search: (Here's to another 18 years, @dannysullivan.)
Olark Live Chat - Why We Do All Hands Support at Olark (Get everyone involved to feel a bit of the pain.)
Responsive-Design Intranets with Smart Content Prioritization
BuddyPress Development Trunk to Adopt a Grunt-Powered Build System
Some tips+tools for editing written content: (Saving this one to Pocket! Thanks for another useful post @Wistia.)
Making the Most of Your Animated Video Production Process: (Great guest post from @Explainify on the @Wistia blog.)
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