1. Here is a simple visualization video demonstrating one example of our back-end analytics. What you are seeing is the correlation of which users are likely to comment across the linked subreddits. 

    Today’s fun fact: There is a very high correlation of posters in /r/beards and /r/Eugene. Shocking, I know!

    Email us at info@thoughtleadr.com to learn more about how we’re using data analytics to improve the web!

    3 years ago  /  0 notes

  2. Reddit.com Site Survey Results Visualized
Hi guys. The ThoughtLeadr team are all big fans of reddit.com. As such, we were excited when they released the results of their site-wide survey today.
Over 30,000 people responded to the survey, providing a nice sample set to extrapolate data from.
We’ve created interactive visualization models so you can truly appreciate this data. All numbers are generated out of a total assumed user base of 21.5 million users.
Favorite subreddits by age
Favorite subreddits by income
Favorite subreddits by gender
Favorite subreddits by country
Today’s fun fact: At least 1 person on reddit over the age of 65 really loves /r/ladyboners.
Enjoy!
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Email us at info@thoughtleadr.com to learn more about how we’re using data analytics to improve the web!

    Reddit.com Site Survey Results Visualized

    Hi guys. The ThoughtLeadr team are all big fans of reddit.com. As such, we were excited when they released the results of their site-wide survey today.

    Over 30,000 people responded to the survey, providing a nice sample set to extrapolate data from.

    We’ve created interactive visualization models so you can truly appreciate this data. All numbers are generated out of a total assumed user base of 21.5 million users.

    Today’s fun fact: At least 1 person on reddit over the age of 65 really loves /r/ladyboners.

    Enjoy!

    Email us at info@thoughtleadr.com to learn more about how we’re using data analytics to improve the web!

    3 years ago  /  1 note

  3. We’re hiring!
Linux Administrator, Web Developer, Designer… We want you!
I’m Ken, the CEO of ThoughtLeadr. Follow us on twitter at @ThoughtLeadr. 
ThoughtLeadr is an angel-funded early stage B2B startup. We’re building social media analytics, targeting and engagement solutions for content-generation sites (think reddit, not facebook).
We are located in SOMA in San Francisco and are looking for candidates to work out of SF. We’ll pay relocation expenses for the right candidate.
Opening #1: Linux Administrator
We’re looking to hire a very smart Linux admin to help support our back-end systems. Be prepared to deal with BIG data and tons of servers.
You should be ultra-comfortable on a Linux CLI. In particular, Ubuntu. You should have at least some experience with some of the following technologies (not all, that would be pretty nuts!):
Opscode
Chef
Puppet
MongoDB
Riak (NoSQL)
Distributed Task Queues
nginx
ruby or python
email your resume & sample code to jobs@thoughtleadr.com
Opening #2: Web Developer
You should be accomplished and comfortable designing web front-ends. You should have at least some experience with some of the following technologies (not all, that would be pretty nuts!):
HTML/XHTML/CSS
JavaScript
Raphael.js
D3.js
Node.js or Python
Please send your resume and links to sample code/sites/portfolio to jobs@thoughtleadr.com
Opening #3: Designer
Mandatory:
Must be able to translate high-level concepts into elegant user experience design
Must be able to create user work flows, interaction models, and screen designs
Must be able to do elegant data visualization
Strong Adobe Creative Suite skills
Uber-comfortable with a white board
Pluses:
Portfolio of well-designed web projects
Strong visual design skills (knowledge of typography, color, use of color)
Ability to prototype HTML, CSS, and Javascript
Please send resume & portfolio link to jobs@thoughtleadr.com
Thanks!

    We’re hiring!

    Linux Administrator, Web Developer, Designer… We want you!

    I’m Ken, the CEO of ThoughtLeadr. Follow us on twitter at @ThoughtLeadr.

    ThoughtLeadr is an angel-funded early stage B2B startup. We’re building social media analytics, targeting and engagement solutions for content-generation sites (think reddit, not facebook).

    We are located in SOMA in San Francisco and are looking for candidates to work out of SF. We’ll pay relocation expenses for the right candidate.

    Opening #1: Linux Administrator

    We’re looking to hire a very smart Linux admin to help support our back-end systems. Be prepared to deal with BIG data and tons of servers.

    You should be ultra-comfortable on a Linux CLI. In particular, Ubuntu. You should have at least some experience with some of the following technologies (not all, that would be pretty nuts!):

    • Opscode
    • Chef
    • Puppet
    • MongoDB
    • Riak (NoSQL)
    • Distributed Task Queues
    • nginx
    • ruby or python

    email your resume & sample code to jobs@thoughtleadr.com

    Opening #2: Web Developer

    You should be accomplished and comfortable designing web front-ends. You should have at least some experience with some of the following technologies (not all, that would be pretty nuts!):

    • HTML/XHTML/CSS
    • JavaScript
    • Raphael.js
    • D3.js
    • Node.js or Python

    Please send your resume and links to sample code/sites/portfolio to jobs@thoughtleadr.com

    Opening #3: Designer

    Mandatory:

    • Must be able to translate high-level concepts into elegant user experience design
    • Must be able to create user work flows, interaction models, and screen designs
    • Must be able to do elegant data visualization
    • Strong Adobe Creative Suite skills
    • Uber-comfortable with a white board

    Pluses:

    • Portfolio of well-designed web projects
    • Strong visual design skills (knowledge of typography, color, use of color)
    • Ability to prototype HTML, CSS, and Javascript

    Please send resume & portfolio link to jobs@thoughtleadr.com

    Thanks!

    3 years ago  /  0 notes

  4. See? Even Stephen Colbert gets it.
Is your company finding engineers where they congregate?
I was a recruiter for many years. I’ve used all the traditional boards (Monster, CareerBuilder, LinkedIn) in addition to advanced Applicant Tracking Systems.
And yet for ThoughtLeadr, we’ve had the most success recruiting directly on the discussion sites we use anyway… Why? Because today’s engineers aren’t spamming their resumes on Monster like they were a decade ago. They ARE, however, chatting on reddit.com, quora.com, and Hacker News.
If your company is trying to recruit engineers, make sure not to overlook these valuable resources. Be genuine, provide value, and open the lines of discussion. You just might be surprised with what you find!
-Ken

    See? Even Stephen Colbert gets it.

    Is your company finding engineers where they congregate?

    I was a recruiter for many years. I’ve used all the traditional boards (Monster, CareerBuilder, LinkedIn) in addition to advanced Applicant Tracking Systems.

    And yet for ThoughtLeadr, we’ve had the most success recruiting directly on the discussion sites we use anyway… Why? Because today’s engineers aren’t spamming their resumes on Monster like they were a decade ago. They ARE, however, chatting on reddit.com, quora.com, and Hacker News.

    If your company is trying to recruit engineers, make sure not to overlook these valuable resources. Be genuine, provide value, and open the lines of discussion. You just might be surprised with what you find!

    -Ken

    3 years ago  /  0 notes

  5. I’m not sure I share Peter Thiel’s definition of a “bubble”:

    I would not characterize it as a bubble for a number of reasons. I don’t think you can have a bubble unless alot more people are involved (implying a requirement for large numbers of IPO’s)

    Why is a specific stage of investment the only grounds for defining a “bubble”? I realize that IPO’ing is typically the only stage where billions of dollars are transacted, thus having the ability to move the economy. However, that’s a bit of an old fashioned way of looking at things. Most of today’s greatest technology companies have forgone the IPO route: Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, and AirBnB.

    Due to the lack of investment opportunities in the equity markets right now, mid-round investments have ballooned (heck, even early round - see the “C” company) . Everyone wants to get into one of the few markets making moves, tech. With such liquidity available, why IPO?

    TL;DR - IPO’ing ain’t what it used to be.

    3 years ago  /  0 notes  /  Source: The Wall Street Journal

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Hi guys. We’re ThoughtLeadr, a San Francisco-based startup.
We will be using this blog to let the world know about the latest trends in social media analytics, ad targeting, and sandwiches.
Nice to meetcha.
-Ken, CEO/Co-Founder

    Hi guys. We’re ThoughtLeadr, a San Francisco-based startup.

    We will be using this blog to let the world know about the latest trends in social media analytics, ad targeting, and sandwiches.

    Nice to meetcha.

    -Ken, CEO/Co-Founder

    3 years ago  /  0 notes

  7. Social media is not mass marketing. Its a process of give and take, a digital outgrowth of real life relationships. If you’re a net value-giver in the interaction, you can’t fail.

    Social media is not mass marketing. Its a process of give and take, a digital outgrowth of real life relationships. If you’re a net value-giver in the interaction, you can’t fail.

    3 years ago  /  0 notes