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Letter to a young journalist. Don’t conclude from my previous post that I dislike journalism.

Letter to a young journalist

All through middle and high school I woke up early to read the local newspaper each morning. I was the editor of our newspaper in high school. 7 FireFox About:Config Tweaks for Internet Marketers and Blogger. FireFox about:config stores the browser configurations.

7 FireFox About:Config Tweaks for Internet Marketers and Blogger

To access them , simply enter about:config in the address bar and hit "Enter". Last week I shared a quick tip on tweaking FireFox spell checking behavior with about:config settings – and found that many people liked it a lot. So here are more about:config tweaks Internet marketers and bloggers like myself will find useful: 1. Marketing with Meaning Blog Archive Product Demos with Mean. If you sell a product or service I can read your mind and know that you are spending a lot of time thinking and talking about how to improve your value equation.

Marketing with Meaning Blog Archive Product Demos with Mean

One of the old tools of the trade that marketers are pulling out a lot lately is the product demonstration ad. Last week a client mentioned that one of his senior managers suggested we “put some product demos online” to help move cases of product. The Ultimate Guide to Netbooks: 100+ Resources, Tools, and Deal. Posted by admin in Uncategorized May 20th, 2009 If you like to do lots of computing on the go, chances are you’ve considered buying a netbook.

The Ultimate Guide to Netbooks: 100+ Resources, Tools, and Deal

These little devices pack a lot of functionality into a portable format, offering travelers, students, and others in need of productivity on the go lots of options for getting things done. The FASTForward Blog A Curious Case of Enterprise 2.0 : Enterpr. Awesome post. You have been able to articulate so much of what I've been thinking, experiencing for the past year or so. Very much looking forward to your contribution here. Hope I see you at Enterprise 2.0 in Boston. Yes – an awesome post. There Is No Social Media Kit. Google Suggest Improves. Google has been testing manyenhancements for Google Suggest and the latest update includes some of the best ideas used in the experiments: * showing recent searches from your search history if you're logged in and Web History is enabled* being able to remove suggestions from your search history In this example, "mailinator" is a suggestion from my search history. * adding the top search result to the list of suggestion for navigational searches* displaying the "Google Search" and "I'm feeling lucky" buttons below the list of suggestions "MSN" is a navigational query, since users want to navigate to MSN's homepage.

Google saves you one click by sending you directly to MSN.com. It's not necessary to enter the full query to get navigational suggestions. . * showing suggestions not just on the homepage, but also on search results pages* removing the number of results for each suggested query Suggestions aren't useful just on the homepage. Gmail Added Message Translation. As previously anticipated, Gmail Labs added a feature that translates messages written in a foreign language.

Gmail Added Message Translation

After enabling "Message translation" in Gmail Labs, you'll be able to translate any messages written in other languages by clicking on "Translate message to: English". "When Gmail detects one of your messages is in a language other than your default language, you'll see a header at the top of the message. Click the link that says Translate message to....

Twitter Search Has Big Ambitions. On May 1, Twitter added a search box to the right-side navigation area of its site.

Twitter Search Has Big Ambitions

The system now indexes all posts (aka Tweets) in near-real time and shows results with the most recent first, just as they are posted-raw and unfiltered. Twitter bought this technology when it acquired the startup Summize. Twitter may also be using the Summize technology to choose the most interesting search terms for the "Trending Topics" feature that shows under the search box. While Twitter has nearly instantaneous results, they may not be relevant or useful. So Twitter has announced plans to expand its coverage to linked pages and to find a way to highlight the more useful links. As I type, for example, the top Topic relates to comments about today's BBC Question Time (abbreviated to "bbcqt"), updating at the rate of at least 100 Tweets per minute, even though it's nearly midnight in the U.K.

Needleman says, "Twitter Search will also get a ‘reputation' ranking system soon, Jayaram told me. Social Business mobile edition. Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media: Twittera. Howard Rheingold has an interesting post titled "Twitter Literacy (I refuse to Make Up a Twittery Name for It).

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media: Twittera

Stephen Downes went ahead said the word, Twitteracy. Rheingold points to some research data from Nielsen that more than 60% of new Twitter users fail to return the following month. Rheingold suggests that is an example of social media literacy: Twitter is one of a growing breed of part-technological, part-social communication media that require some skills to use productively. Sure, Twitter is banal and trivial, full of self-promotion and outright spam. OffiSync - Integrate Google Docs with Microsoft Office. OffiSync is a plug-in for Microsoft Office 2003/2007 that integrates the office suite with Google Docs. You can open documents, spreadsheets and presentations already saved in Google Docs, edit them in Microsoft Office and save the files in Google Docs. The add-on creates a new revision of the document when you save it, but there's no option to automatically save the document periodically.

You can view the files from multiple Google accounts and Google Apps accounts, so the add-on is a good option to virtually merge your accounts. Slacker Geek: Update Your Facebook Profile from Outlook. Do you have Microsoft Outlook open all day at work dwelling on company business but would rather be updating your Facebook profile?

Slacker Geek: Update Your Facebook Profile from Outlook

Today we will look at a small add-on utility which allows you to interact with your Facebook profile from within Outlook. Using FBLook FBLook is a small utility that integrates seamlessly with Outlook and allows you to update your Facebook status, show what your playing in iTunes or WMP, see your friend status, and receive notifications. Facebook Creams Twitter. Twitter Co-Founder Dorsey Talks Retention and Stability. 6 Google Docs Features to Make Collaboration More Productive. Google docs is by far one of the easiest and most full featured collaboration tools available online.

6 Google Docs Features to Make Collaboration More Productive

To get the most out of your collaboration, you need to make your documents do more for you, and go beyond just sharing them. Here are the 6 features that help you collaborate better, and more effectively using Google Docs: 1. Sharing Of course, we cannot leave out the sharing option. There are several ways to share: The Question Concerning Social Technology - O'Reilly Radar. I am an evangelist of social media and an active participant: on Linked In (business), MySpace (music) and Facebook (increasingly my online identity), I blog on several sites and I am a daily user of Twitter.

The Question Concerning Social Technology - O'Reilly Radar

I also make my living speaking to companies about the value and operating principles of these more open, participatory technologies. I have read the proponents that abound (Why I Love Twitter, Groundswell, Here Comes Everybody etc.) and found much to agree with. I have read the detractors (“Is Google Making Us Stupid?” …, Facebook Addiction is Real etc.…) and found little to agree with. Creative Commons Releases Facebook App: Choose a License for You. Tapping Communities to Accelerate Corporate Innovation I&#8. May 18, 2009 by Hutch Carpenter Jim Collins related a story back in 1999 that well-describes the problems with and opportunities for innovation inside organizations. In a Harvard Business Review article, he wrote about Phil Archuleta, a materials manager at a U.S Marines recruiting depot in San Diego. The Marines would issue new enlistees a uniform on their first day in the service.

After two weeks of intensive training, these recruits needed a new uniform because the initial ones no longer fit. Marine policy was that the recruits original uniforms were to be destroyed. Archuleta thought that policy was daft, and that the uniforms could simply be washed and used for the next class of recruits.

There Is Definitely Something Devious Going on Over at Reddit! For the last five months, I have been an active user of Reddit. When I first got started with Reddit, I was really impressed by how much more democratic Reddit seemed to be than Digg and some of the other social media websites. Technology Review: Are Your "Secret Questions" Too Eas. Facebook's foreign clones. Since Facebook opened to the general public in 2006, anyone can become a part of Mark Zuckerberg's booming social network.

Linked Data is Blooming: Why You Should Care - ReadWriteWeb. Last week we discussed how the current era of the Web is evolving. One of the concepts we noted was Linked Data, an idea whose time has come in 2009. 'Power Moms' Comprise 20% of Online Population - Mark. We can blog it! Power Moms - women between the ages of 25 and 54 with at least one child and who participate regularly in online activities - represent 19.2% of the active internet population in the US, wielding a record level of online influence that continues to grow, according to (pdf) a report from Nielsen Online. The report provides behavioral data about various groups of moms as well as a list of the "Power 50" mom bloggers, writes MarketingCharts.

Established vs. April's Top 50 Websites: SocNets, Swine Flu Top-of-Mind - Add Google Gadgets to your Desktop. One of the new trends in computing is the use of desktop gadgets which are small applications that run on your desktop. Emerging Technology Trends mobile edition. A new kind of music search engine from the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego allows for users to discover music by typing in free-text semantic queries rather than song titles, album names or artist names.

Get Ready For Real Time Digg, Whatever That Means. Shopping 2.0: Current E-commerce Trends (Redux) - ReadWriteWeb. When will Twitter start for real? Home > Archive > 2009 > May > 17 Sunday, May 17, 2009 by Dave Winer. I've got a new way to view Twitter these days, looking at the collected tweets of people who work at two companies: The NY Times and at Twitter itself. Did TechCrunch just write a story about another story trying to. Should Facebook charge app developers rent? Why Twitter's Engineers Ha.

Know and Master Your Social Media Data Flow - louisgray.com. Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media: Can Nonp. Twitter: We'll Monetize With Search, Brands. Innovation playground Idris Mootee: Three Secret Weapons Of Inno. Don’t Believe Everything You Read on Twitter. Wolfram Alpha Launch Starts Tonight at 5pm Pacific: Here is What. Why are jocks so atwitter about the newest social media - 05.18. Tweeting For A New Job: A Case Study Amybeth Hale – R. Twitter and Local Search: A Status Update - Search Engine Watch. Strange Attractor Blog Archive A glimpse of the future. At the ripe old age of 104, Ivy Bean is the worlds oldest Twitte. Leveraging Social Media In Regulated Industries.

Logic+Emotion: Is Your Organization An Umbrella or Mixing Bowl? Twitter Blog: The Replies Kerfuffle.