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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. 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. A few members of our Strategy and Research practice at Bridge Worldwide huddled to bring some thinking to the table and I think it’s a great topic to cover in this space. 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. Read on, and you’ll find more than 100 excellent resources for learning about, buying, and scooping up one of these tiny wonders. 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. 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 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. 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. 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: In your open document, click the share button in the top right corner of the screen.

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. 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. As I talked to other Reddit users, I realized that I wasn’t alone in feeling this way. As Brent Csutoras noted in a recent post, there have been a significant amount of people who have been leaving Digg and going to Reddit. The reason for these users moving to Reddit is because while Digg likes to say that they are all about their users, everyone knows that their moderators have a significant amount of control over the content that makes it to the front page (and their trend of having more control has continued to increase over time).

Unfortunately, it seems that my initial impression of Reddit may have been too good to be true. However, during the past few weeks, I have noticed that every one of my submissions has been getting deleted. 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. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the Web, gave a must-view talk at the TED Conference earlier this year, evangelizing Linked Data. '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 - Boosters won't save youfrom an insatiable media. 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.

If you like desktop gadgets for work or play today we will check out the ones available from Google and how to get them. The first thing you will need to do is download and install Google Desktop. You may think of this as a free product offered from Google that will index email, files, and web history on your computer for faster searching and access. While it does offer faster searching for computer items, when you install Google Desktop you’re not required to include the enhanced search features. We will cover the indexing and other enhanced features of Google Desktop in future posts. Emerging Technology Trends mobile edition. Get Ready For Real Time Digg, Whatever That Means. Shopping 2.0: Current E-commerce Trends (Redux) - ReadWriteWeb.

In a RWW Live podcast from last December, we discussed 'shopping 2.0'. When will Twitter start for real? 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 - 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.