Archive for the ‘Data Visualization’ Category

Scary charts –> HIRE Act

April 2nd, 2010 by Livingston Comments Off

I’ve seen a few scary job charts lately, but this one from Calculated Risk, stood out.

On a similar note, Obama recently passed the HIRE Act,  with hopes to ’spur hiring and help small business owners.’  Video and article can be seen at CBS News.  From the article:

The bill mandates that payroll takes will be forgiven [...]

Back to basics with Simple (Telephone) Sourcing

March 30th, 2010 by Livingston 0

With so many incredible online tools, websites and social networks, sourcers sometimes forget the most basic tools out there.  We use search engines on a daily basis, but become so inundated with fine-tuning our advanced Boolean strings, in order to dig deeper and data mine the web, we forget simple sourcing.
Looking for someone in particular?  [...]

Local Trends on Twitter

January 28th, 2010 by Livingston 0

Yesterday, Twitter launched what I believe to be the beginning of a very powerful feature set – Local Trends.   Global trends, have been available for some time, these include world events, celebrity names, and their associated #hashtags.  Now we can dive deeper into local trends by Country and international cities.  This is just the beginning, [...]

Keyword Combinations with Maxhire’s Search Results Matrix

May 13th, 2009 by Livingston 0

With all the news today surrounding Google’s new product launches (Google Squared, Google Options and Sky Map for Android), it reminded me of a very interesting search feature from the Maxhire product suite.
Like most Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), Maxhire was loaded with bells and whistles, and at times these options cluttered the most basic and [...]

Google ‘Me’ Profile, Latitude and a Few Good links

April 22nd, 2009 by Livingston 0

The article from Read Write Web (RBB) yesterday announced ‘Google Me‘ and the pluses and minuses associated with the new Google Profile service.  As the article points out, most individuals would choose to remove results that include their name, instead of adding more data to the public.  ‘Other Names’ and “Places I’ve Lived’ are both [...]

Twitterfall – Monitoring Twitter’s Public Timeline

March 30th, 2009 by Livingston 0

Summize.com (now search.twitter.com) lets you search the billions of tweets out there through a number of search operators.  It also provides real time updates for a single search.  This means that if people have tweeted since your last search, the results will refresh with more results that fit your query.
For those users that are either [...]

Facebook Ads – I think they’ve figured me out.

January 12th, 2009 by Livingston 0

Couldn’t help but notice the skyscraper advertisements on Facebook today.  I know Facebook uses our information including profile data, location, friends’ data, etc to serve targeted ads, but was amazed to see this morning’s ad combo.

Coach Youth Soccer – I would love to do this again in New York, just need 30 hours in a [...]

Text Cloud Resumes and Job Descriptions

December 8th, 2008 by Livingston 0

I think it’s fair to say that updating your own resume is a grueling task. Perhaps this is the reason some individuals stay at the same job for decades.  Formatting, font, content and layout all play a big part in the overall presentation of a resume.  Once you think you’ve got it right, hours are [...]

Sourcing Skill Sets with State Statistics

December 2nd, 2008 by Livingston 0

There was recently a post on the Alley Insider referencing State Stats, a site that compares keyword search tendencies by state.  AI explores current keywords in the digital space including ‘facebook’, ‘Mark Zuckerburg’, ‘Jerry Yang’, ‘Iphone’, etc.  State Stats compares the relative-rate of search queries across the US, and users can examine the correlation of [...]

LinkedIn Corporate (Sourcing) Solution

November 25th, 2008 by Livingston 0

I’ve been tinkering with LinkedIn’s corporate solution for the past 6-7 months and can easily say that the ability to search the (entire) rapidly growing LI population warrants the purchase of a single seat.  The free account only lets members search and view up to 3 degrees of the LI population, and growing one’s network [...]

Org Chart Data Visualization and more..

November 24th, 2008 by Livingston 0

There’s been a lot of blogging activity recently on the topic of Data Visualization across social networks.  Facebook shared a video yesterday that shows the interaction of Facebook users across the globe.  (Skip to the middle for the good stuff)  Mashable also listed a few videos, they’re not your typical pie chart.
This reminds me of [...]