ShareThis Founder Tim Schigel talks about sharing, search, and SQI

Sharing is the new search.

That’s the message of ShareThis Founder and Chairman Tim Schigel in this interview from The Valley Girl Show.

It’s a bold statement, but with ShareThis surpassing Google’s monthly reach with 181 million uniques earlier this year, it’s a statement all startups and small businesses should pay attention to.

So what is ShareThis, and how can it benefit startups? Watch the video to find out.

I don’t know about you, but that Social Quality Index (SQI) bit got me thinking more seriously about sharing. After all, it’s a nice feeling when people share your content or talk about your website, but it’s a whole different ballgame if you can monetize it.

As for advertisers, who wouldn’t want actual data and sharing metrics to base social media campaigns on. That’s got to be better than speculative guesswork or anecdotal evidence.

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Love Monaco? Now You Can Take It Everywhere You Go: For $1 Billion!

Do you love Monaco? Who doesn’t right, it’s a pretty awesome place. Well imagine this a yacht based on the streets of Monaco.

The staggering 155m Streets of Monaco yacht is expected to cost over $1.1 billion to build and is modelled on a section of Monte Carlo, Monaco.

A LAVISH new yacht recreating the billionaire’s playground of Monaco is set to become the world’s most expensive yacht.

Currently in the design stage, the super-ship will feature smaller versions of the state’s famous landmarks such as the Monte Carlo Casino and racetrack, as well as swimming pools, tennis courts, a cinema, a go kart track and a Hotel de Paris.

Instead of traditional decks the one-of-a-kind ship will have buildings, and instead of a swimming platform it will have a beach.

Travellers will also spot waterfalls, a swim-in Jacuzzi-bar, helicopters and submarines on board.

The one-of a kind ship could be home to 16 guests and 70 crew with the main apartment spread over three floors and 445 sq m.

Linking upper and lower living areas is the Atrium – featuring seven guest suites, a bathroom, bedroom, dressing room, reception and balcony.

The idea for the super-boat, designed by Yacht Island Design, was sparked by car racing and developed into something more innovative.

“It is basically a floating city,” company director Rob McPherson said.

“The design theme called for a unique yacht that reflected the style and sophistication of the principality.

“We want to create a truly unique environment that could take the principality of Monaco to the ocean.”

The ship will exceed the $1 billion price tag reportedly paid by Roman Abramovich for his Eclipse yacht.

A second creation by Yacht Island Design will be a smaller 85-metre yacht based on a Pacific Island theme.

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