Știrile lunii ianuarie 2021

Mai jos, resursele cele mai importante, pentru mine, din luna ianuarie 2021. Pot fi suprapuneri de la o secțiune la alta.



A. Generale

Tiny habits. No, like TINY tiny. – Mike Crittenden https://critter.blog/2021/02/01/tiny-habits-no-like-tiny-tiny/


I’ve read an obscene amount of books about habits and I’ve been experimenting with habits in my own life for years. One thing I’ve learned is that most people try to start habits that are too big. Even the ones people think are small are too big.


The days are long but the decades are short – Sam Altman https://blog.samaltman.com/the-days-are-long-but-the-decades-are-short


I turned 30 last week and a friend asked me if I’d figured out any life advice in the past decade worth passing on.  I’m somewhat hesitant to publish this because I think these lists usually seem hollow, but here is a cleaned up version of my answer.


Advice for ambitious 19 year olds – Sam Altman https://blog.samaltman.com/advice-for-ambitious-19-year-olds


“I’m an ambitious 19 year old, what should I do?”


Startup Advice – Sam Altman https://blog.samaltman.com/startup-advice


In honor of the new YC batch starting tomorrow, here is some of the best startup advice I’ve heard or given (mostly heard).


[Essay] Making Meaning, By Garth Greenwell | Harper’s Magazine https://harpers.org/archive/2020/11/making-meaning-garth-greenwell/


Against “relevance” in art


9 Secret Shortcuts of People Who Are Good at Everyday Math https://getpocket.com/explore/item/9-secret-shortcuts-of-people-who-are-good-at-everyday-math


How to calculate a tip, convert temperature quickly, and more.


Change. A Birds Eye View. Compounding Improvement.And Jazz… – The Future Does Not Fit In The Containers Of The Past https://rishad.substack.com/p/change-a-birds-eye-viewcompounding


Why suffer sure pain for unknown gain if there is a way to avoid it ?


The Greatest Books: The Best Books of All Time – 1 to 50 https://thegreatestbooks.org/


This list is generated from 129 “best of” book lists from a variety of great sources. An algorithm is used to create a master list based on how many lists a particular book appears on. Some lists count more than others.


“You don’t find time for important things, you make it” – Randy Pausch – Time Management (2007)



“Everything you do is an opportunity cost” – Randy Pausch – Time Management (2007)



Can Technology Solve Climate Change? – Pairagraph https://www.pairagraph.com/dialogue/bece1a501de848a2aee8ace5b60985be


Technology is not just our best hope for solving the climate crisis, it is our only hope.


Do we really need to walk 10,000 steps a day? https://theconversation.com/do-we-really-need-to-walk-10-000-steps-a-day-153765


Most of us know by now that 10,000 steps is recommended everywhere as a target to achieve – and yet where did this number actually come from?


Be impatient | benkuhn.net https://www.benkuhn.net/impatient/


“Why did you have to run off like that?!” Somehow, “so that we could wait at the departure gate instead of in the passport control line” doesn’t seem like a very good reason.


It was at this moment that I realized I was an unreasonably impatient person.


A real Good Samaritan – BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-12043294


One act of kindness that befell British writer Bernard Hare in 1982 changed him profoundly. Then a student living just north of London, he tells the story to inspire troubled young people to help deal with their disrupted lives.


B. Lumea SEO PPC

[Marcom 2021] Mihai Andrei: Marea provocare este forta de munca. Tehnonogia s-a imbinat destul de mult cu publicitatea si este nevoie de oameni care sa inteleaga ecosistemele https://www.iqads.ro/articol/53602/marcom-2021-mihai-andrei-marea-provocare-este-forta-de-munca-tehnonogia-s-a


Este nevoie de investitii in educatie si formare. Nu suntem in punctul in care sa culegem roadele investitiilor trecute, ci in punctul in care este nevoie de resurse alocate pentru formarea de noi talente, arată Mihai


Biz Content Creators Conference LIVE – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T-H2BocbB0


RegexOne – Learn Regular Expressions – Lesson 1: An Introduction, and the ABCs https://regexone.com/


Learn Regular Expressions with simple, interactive exercises.


Why your Instagram Engagement Kinda Sucks Right Now– rainylune https://rainylune.com/blogs/blog/why-your-instagram-engagement-kinda-sucks-right-now


Here are the top 3 things I’ll cover on what you should be doing to make your Instagram engagement suck less.


How Understanding Perceptual Sets Can Make You a Better Marketer | CXL https://cxl.com/blog/perceptual-sets/


Why do some ads perform better than expected? Why does an ‘ugly’ CTA sometimes convert better than one that is professionally designed?


Startarium – 4 feb – Webinar | Ecommerce în 2021 https://startarium.ro/articol/webinar-ecommerce


Cum pot afacerile online să vândă mai bine și mai eficient? Ce elemente au nevoie de mai multă atenție din partea antreprenorilor și cum pot fi ele optimizate? Ce bune practici pot folosi business-urile care vând online și ce trenduri trebuie să aibă în vedere în perioada următoare, pentru a-și servi clienții cât mai aproape de nevoile lor?


Startarium – 11 feb – Webinar gratuit | Digital marketing pentru antreprenori https://startarium.ro/articol/webinar-marketing-2021


Studii de caz, bune practici, recomandări de tools și Q&A. Cu Dan Toma, Digital Marketing Director Zitec și Aneta Pleșa, Agency Partner Manager Google România.


Google: All Core Web Vitals Must Be Met For Ranking Boost https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-all-core-web-vitals-must-be-met-for-ranking-boost/394358/


All three Core Web Vitals benchmarks must be met in order to qualify for the ranking signal boost rolling out this May, says Google’s John Mueller.


Digital Quality of Life Index 2020 – Surfshark https://surfshark.com/dql2020


A global research on the quality of a digital wellbeing in 85 countries (81% of the global population). This study indexes the countries by looking at five fundamental pillars that define the digital quality of life.


Blogul si vanzarile online: +250 de Idei pentru blog si sfaturi https://www.gomag.ro/blog/idei-pentru-blog-incepatori-vanzari-online/


Trafic pe blog si, automat, in magazin.


Lead-uri fierbinti.


Si vanzari.


Acestea sunt lucrurile pe care si le doreste orice proprietar de magazin online.


5 Idei de marketing pentru afacerile locale 🚀 – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNg3F35mzd4


Astazi, 2 februarie, de la ora 14:00, ne vedem pe canalul de YouTube Gomag. Povestim despre tips & tricks de local SEO: cum sa cuceresti primele pozitii in Google, dar si alte idei de marketing de folos atunci cand ai o afacere offline.


139 Digital Marketing Statistics You Need To Know For 2021 https://www.billacholla.com/digital-marketing-statistics


This is a collection of 139 up-to-date digital marketing statistics for 2021.


The Future of Advertising [Expert Predictions & Data] https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/future-of-online-ad-formats


Below, let’s dive into the future of digital, mobile, video, and TV advertising.


Câteva surse de știri pe care le urmăresc.


Pentru SEO:


SparkToro Trending: What’s Hot in Web Marketing https://sparktoro.com/trending



Free SEO Newsletter w/ News, Guides, Tools, Jobs: #SEOFOMO https://www.aleydasolis.com/en/seo-tips/



Mai am și niște canale de Twitter de-ale mele pe care le-am legat de Nuzzel:

Top News from London SEO & PPC’s Friends on Nuzzel https://nuzzel.com/londonseoppc

(e necesar un cont de Twitter cu minim 1.000 de persoane urmărite, dar e foarte personalizat fluxul de știri, îmi place)



Hacker News https://news.ycombinator.com/


+RSS feeds și newslettere.


(pentru cei care fac SEO/PPC în State)


List of every state and major city https://www.evernote.com/shard/s704/client/snv?noteGuid=568702b3-56be-4fe0-b7ef-acbe4e05d082¬eKey=a91b392116795ad5&sn=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.evernote.com%2Fshard%2Fs704%2Fsh%2F568702b3-56be-4fe0-b7ef-acbe4e05d082%2Fa91b392116795ad5&title=List%2Bof%2Bevery%2Bstate%2Band%2Bmajor%2Bcity


Round-up ECOMpedia.ro: juratii Competitiei GpeC 2020 – Horia Neagu – ECOMpedia https://ecompedia.ro/round-ecompedia-ro-juratii-competitiei-gpec-2020-horia-neagu/


Horia Neagu (foto, Fondator Napoleon Digital) este ultimul jurat al Competitiei magazinelor online GPeC 2020, care ne-a raspuns la intrebari. Horia face parte din juriu din anul 2012, ajurizat peste 200 de magazine e-commeerce autohtone si de ce ia apararea platformei WooCommerce (WordPress) – pe care o considera  ideala pentru magazinele online mici sau medii. Descopera mai jos interviul cu acesta!


Welcome to the SEO MBA – The SEO MBA https://seomba.substack.com/p/welcome-to-the-seo-mba


I’m launching the SEO MBA – a free newsletter focused on the business & leadership skills necessary for SEOs to succeed at the executive level.


A modern understanding of SEO https://www.kevin-indig.com/growth-memo/a-modern-understanding-of-seo/


I know content, backlinks, titles, and user intent are important, but everything is on the line of impacting.


Why Google’s approach to replacing the cookie is drawing antitrust scrutiny https://digiday.com/media/why-googles-approach-to-replacing-the-cookie-is-drawing-antitrust-scrutiny/


Google’s decision to kill off third-party cookies has already elicited multiple antitrust lawsuits and a U.S. congressional probe. Now, its attempt to replace the cookie is attracting regulatory attention.


How to Write Awesome Building in Public Posts? by Kevon Cheung https://kevoncheung.com/building-in-public/writing-awesome-posts


When we talk about Building in Public, it comes down to two groups of believers.


How Can I Compete Against Bigger Websites With More Backlinks? https://www.searchenginejournal.com/how-to-compete-against-bigger-websites-more-backlinks/393841/


Concentrating on your competitor, and not your own site is a losing situation. Learn the smart strategy to use when competing with bigger websites.


Cum să spargi banii aiurea pe Google Ads – azi tipul de potrivire al cuvintelor cheie https://mariussescu.ro/google-ads-cuvinte-cheie/


Cum spuneam, asta e cea mai banală greșeală văzută în campaniile de Google Ads, dar și cea mai costisitoare.


Calendarul evenimentelor GPeC 2021 | Blog-ul GPeC https://www.gpec.ro/blog/calendarul-evenimentelor-gpec-2021


Calendarul principalelor evenimente GPeC 2021 este aici pentru voi.


Google expands phrase match to include broad match modifier traffic https://searchengineland.com/google-expands-phrase-match-to-include-broad-match-modifier-traffic-345874


Broad match modifier will be phased out as part of the change.


The Writing Well Handbook https://www.julian.com/guide/write/intro


Writing is the art of thinking clearly—on paper.


If you think clearly, you can find something worth saying.


What data on myself I collect and why? | beepb00p https://beepb00p.xyz/my-data.html


This is the list of personal data sources I use or planning to use with rough guides on how to get your hands on that data if you want it as well.


Get a Free List of 24 Core SEO Skills with Explanations https://seochallenge.co/webinar/


Register for a free webinar from Kristina Azarenko 👇


What’s New in Ecommerce, January 2021 | Webdesigner Depot Webdesigner Depot » Blog Archive https://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2021/01/whats-new-in-ecommerce-january-2021/


Ecommerce design may seem fairly straight-forward; you build an online store that showcases a company’s products or services and gives customers a quick and pain-free way to purchase them.


6 Best Ecommerce Solutions for 2021 | Webdesigner Depot Webdesigner Depot » Blog Archive https://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2021/01/6-best-ecommerce-solutions-for-2021/


It’s never been easier to set up an ecommerce store and start selling. There are a dizzying array of ecommerce solutions available in 2021, and most are feature-rich and competitively priced.


Users Are.. / People Are.. – Ted Hunt http://www.ted-hunt.com/USERS-PEOPLE.html


Users Are.. / People Are.. A seismic social shift has taken place seeing much of humanity evolve from a person to a user. We are all complicit in this shift.


8 Steps to Launch a Successful SEO Campaign in 2021 https://www.robbierichards.com/seo/seo-campaign


Want to learn how to plan a successful SEO campaign? Read on.



Technology predictions – Sam Altman https://blog.samaltman.com/technology-predictions


Some of these are probably apocryphal, but making predictions about the limits of technology is really hard.


Google trained a trillion-parameter AI language model | VentureBeat https://venturebeat.com/2021/01/12/google-trained-a-trillion-parameter-ai-language-model/


In what might be one of the most comprehensive tests of this correlation to date, Google researchers developed and benchmarked techniques they claim enabled them to train a language model containing more than a trillion parameters.


Just because I have a vertical screen, doesn’t mean I’m on a phone! – Terence Eden’s Blog https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2021/02/just-because-i-have-a-vertical-screen-doesnt-mean-im-on-a-phone/


Here are some typical websites viewed on my 24″ vertical monitor. On the left if how it renders, and on the right how it should render.


AI Experts https://ainewsletter.co/experts


Those who know artificial intelligence (AI) only from science fiction were probably surprised by this Guardian op-ed written by the AI GPT-3.


One Hundred Ideas for Computing | ideas https://samsquire.github.io/ideas/


This is a vision for how computing could be. I began writing ideas down a number of years ago – you can find the origin of many of these ideas in idea wiki – this is a selection of ideas old and new. My theme is integration.


We Are Typists First, Programmers Second https://blog.codinghorror.com/we-are-typists-first-programmers-second/


Remember last week when I said coding was just writing?


Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names | Kalzumeus Software https://www.kalzumeus.com/2010/06/17/falsehoods-programmers-believe-about-names/


So, as a public service, I’m going to list assumptions your systems probably make about names.  All of these assumptions are wrong.  Try to make less of them next time you write a system which touches names.


Seeking the Productive Life: Some Details of My Personal Infrastructure—Stephen Wolfram Writings https://writings.stephenwolfram.com/2019/02/seeking-the-productive-life-some-details-of-my-personal-infrastructure/


I’m a person who’s only satisfied if I feel I’m being productive.


Home — Spyder IDE https://www.spyder-ide.org/


Spyder is a free and open source scientific environment written in Python, for Python, and designed by and for scientists, engineers and data analysts.


Learn Linux Basics – Bash Command Tutorial for Beginners https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/the-linux-commands-handbook/


This Linux Command Handbook will cover 60 core Bash commands you will need as a developer. Each command includes example code and tips for when to use it.


8 of the most popular programming languages – TechRepublic https://www.techrepublic.com/article/8-of-the-most-popular-programming-languages/


Languages like Python, C, and JavaScript have topped lists in recent years. Which ones did people gravitate toward the most in 2020?


Humans Can’t Contain Superintelligent Machines | Super AI https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/robots/a35267508/humans-cant-contain-superintelligent-machines/


In a new study, researchers from Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Human Development say they’ve shown that an artificial intelligence in the category known as “superintelligent” would be impossible for humans to contain with competing software.


8 of the most popular programming languages – TechRepublic https://www.techrepublic.com/article/8-of-the-most-popular-programming-languages/


Languages like Python, C, and JavaScript have topped lists in recent years. Which ones did people gravitate toward the most in 2020?


2020 Chrome Extension Performance Report | DebugBear https://www.debugbear.com/blog/2020-chrome-extension-performance-report#performance-impact-of-ad-blockers


I tested how the 1000 most popular Chrome extensions affect browser performance.


RFC 1178 – Choosing a name for your computer https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1178


This FYI RFC is a republication of a Communications of the ACM article on guidelines on what to do and what not to do when naming  your computer.


The architecture of my life | mjwsteenbergen-blog https://blog.nntn.nl/architecture-of-my-life-2021


This is an updated version of the 2019 post, architecture of my life, which you can find here.


Ebook Reader for web https://www.loudreader.com/


Web’s only usable ebook reader inside a browser. It could replace your desktop ebook reader!


D. Psihologie

Maps, the territory, and meta-rationality | Meta-rationality https://metarationality.com/maps-and-territory


“The map is not the territory.” A much-quoted aphorism… but I’ve often wondered what it means.


Can you succeed without being a terrible person? | Financial Times https://www.ft.com/content/5056e19d-7d90-4a64-a437-8a047deb383b


People often think they have to be ruthless to succeed: as the old saying has it: “Nice guys finish last.”


How to hire – Sam Altman https://blog.samaltman.com/how-to-hire


After startups raise money, their next biggest problem becomes hiring.  It turns out it’s both really hard and really important to hire good people; in fact, it’s probably the most important thing a founder does.


Ethan Mollick on Twitter: “Happiness & sadness are contagious, this study finds. Each person in your network who became happy increases your chance of becoming happy by 9%, an unhappy person drops it by 7%. If a friend who lives within a mile becomes happy, your chance of becoming happy goes up 25%. https://t.co/HTpCE4N1eG” / Twitter https://twitter.com/emollick/status/1342229641801715712


What the distinctive brains of resilient people can teach us | Psyche Ideas https://psyche.co/ideas/what-the-distinctive-brains-of-resilient-people-can-teach-us


From everyday challenges to traumatic events, such as the death of a loved one or a life-changing accident, tough times are inevitable.


The world’s more interesting with you in it – Austin Kleon https://austinkleon.com/2018/11/15/the-worlds-more-interesting-with-you-in-it/


In the (perfect) movie adaptation, Hannibal calls Clarice on the phone, and he says it just a little differently: “The world’s more interesting with you in it.”


Opinion | The Science of Changing Someone’s Mind – The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/31/opinion/change-someones-mind.html


Don’t try to change someone else’s mind. Instead, help them find their own motivation to change.


How to be lucky | Psyche Guides https://psyche.co/guides/how-to-open-up-to-serendipity-and-create-your-own-luck


Most of us think that luck just happens (or doesn’t) but everyone can learn to look for the unexpected and find serendipity


Feeling Sad During Hard Times Is Not Depression | Psychology Today https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/shouldstorm/202011/feeling-sad-during-hard-times-is-not-depression


If we weren’t sad right now, something would be wrong.


Navigating the mind: 40 major fields of psychology and neuroscience https://nesslabs.com/navigating-the-mind-major-fields-psychology-and-neuroscience


Psychology and neuroscience are such rapidly growing fields of research, it’s easy to get confused.


Ask HN: How do you keep track of your creative thoughts? | Hacker News https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18837345


  1. Physical notebook: still using, but some times my notebook is in my backpack/left at home/in office 2. Evernote alike: never works for me. I hate the constant changing features/UI and the overhead of simply opening it 3. (My pick) use instant IM to send messages to myself: the IM tool really doesn’t matter. It could be mail app, facebook messenger, slack. Laptop and phone syncing is free and always reliable.


100 Little Ideas · Collaborative Fund https://www.collaborativefund.com/blog/100-little-ideas/


A list of ideas, in no particular order and from different fields, that help explain how the world works.


Ask HN: How do you stay disciplined in the long run? | Hacker News https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19777976


I see folks who are disciplined, are ruthless executors, are self-motivated, and wonder, what could I improve or work towards to get things in a better shape. Any suggestions?


Ask HN: What is your trick to do deep work or study? | Hacker News https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24675467


The topic is very important to me, and I believe it should be important for any learner. I read Deep Work and loved it, but I think it is just one step in the right direction. We need to think more about it. How to lose yourself with the book or in your work. That skill that became very rare.


How to be angry | Psyche Guides https://psyche.co/guides/anger-is-a-potent-beneficial-force-if-used-in-the-right-way


Anger is a fuel that’s dangerous when out of control. But managed well, it can energise you to identify and confront problems.


Will Anonymous Social Proof Save Energy? – Neuromarketing https://www.neurosciencemarketing.com/blog/articles/anonymous-social-proof.htm


Philadelphia building displays each apartment’s energy status


The Four Desires Driving All Human Behavior https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-four-desires-driving-all-human-behavior-bertrand-russell-s-magnificent-nobel-prize-acceptance


Bertrand Russell’s magnificent Nobel prize acceptance speech.


The Pandemic Is Resetting Casual Friendships – The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/01/pandemic-goodbye-casual-friends/617839/


There’s a reason you miss the people you didn’t even know that well.



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