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7 Twitter Strategies for Growing a Great Following You’re likely on Twitter. But are you connecting with the right people? Do you want to build a quality Twitter following? If so, keep reading. In this post we will explore sometimes obvious, yet seldom implemented, techniques of building a following on Twitter as well as few methodologies you may have not considered but should find quite useful. The inspiration for this post came from the book Twitter Power by Joel Comm. Let’s get started. #1: Look for people you already know This one is a no-brainer but it often goes unexecuted. You can tell Twitter to cull the list of contacts from your existing accounts on Gmail, Yahoo, AOL and LinkedIn. This method is limited to web-based email and unfortunately there is no simple way to search your Outlook contacts for Twitterers. But there is a way around that: Open a free web-based email account such as Gmail or Yahoo! Done! There are additional implications, of course. #2: Twijazzle your blog So how do you Twijazzle your blog? Amen, brother Joel. How? 7 Twitter Strategies for Growing a Great Following
Download millions of videos to your PC, Cellphone, TV or IPOD from Internet and all the best video sites for free! Download videos from social web sites like MySpace™, Dailymotion™, Metacafe™, Spike™, Yahoo!™, Globo™, RTVE™, etc; thousands of video sharing sites!; You can export the multimedia content to your computer or your mobile device, IPAD, IPOD, PSP, GPS devices, MP4 Players, Cell Phone, Android devices, DVD, VCD, MP3, Iphone. New video search tool, thousands of videos in a few seconds on your screen! aTube Catcher can authenticate with Dailymotion, Orange and Kewego, this makes possible to download private or adult rated videos; other new feature is the support for Playlists, put the url of a playlist and you will be prompted to select the the videos that you wanna get, you can check all items and automatically aTube Catcher will add all them to the queue manager to download and process each one while you are away from your Desktop or doing other tasks. Even better!. Catch all of your favorite videos! | aTube Catcher Official Web Site Catch all of your favorite videos! | aTube Catcher Official Web Site
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Train Travel in France. Photo courtesy of Nuno Morão on Flickr Traveling throughout Europe by train is a dream for many travelers, but almost nowhere is it more convenient, comfortable and cost-efficient than in France. Let’s take a look at the basics of train travel in France. Planning a trip? Browse Viator’s France tours and things to do, France attractions, and France travel recommendations. French Train Basics The French rail network, SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de fer français), has several different networks that work together to get travelers where they’re going. The TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse) is the super-fast train network with stops in major and second-tier cities. A popular TGV stop for new arrivals to France is the one that is directly underneath Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris – the line runs north to south from Lille, a popular hub north of Paris, and goes all the way down to Montpellier, on the southern Mediterranean coast. French Train Travel Basics Train Travel in France Train Travel in France
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Written on May 9, 2014 at 2:37 pm, by Matthew Long For every traveler, from the road warrior to the family heading out on their yearly vacation, where you decide to spend the night is an important and sometimes agonizing decision. It’s often difficult to know the best place to stay so that’s why last month’s Twitter chat was all about hotels. What’s a Twitter chat? For those unfamiliar, TripIt holds a monthly chat on Twitter on the third Thursday of each month from 2 to 3 p.m. Here are some of the key takeaways from our last #TripItChat on hotels and resorts around the world. What’s In A Name When it comes to large chain hotels versus smaller boutique properties, opinions are split. Feeling Rewarded Speaking of points, our users are power travelers and know that accumulating points means free vacations in the future. Remember to keep track of all of your reward programs using TripIt Pro! And don’t forget to join us for the next #TripItChat on May 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Insider Tips and Tricks for Your Next Hotel Stay - TripIt Blog Insider Tips and Tricks for Your Next Hotel Stay - TripIt Blog
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Firefox Developer Tools Examine, edit, and debug HTML, CSS, and JavaScript on the desktop and on mobile Share your ideas Share your ideas Ask for new features in the developer tools or vote for ideas other developers are asking for. Creating Authoring tools for websites and web apps. Scratchpad A text editor built into Firefox that lets you write and execute JavaScript. Style Editor View and edit CSS styles for the current page. Shader Editor View and edit the vertex and fragment shaders used by WebGL. Web Audio Editor Examine the graph of audio nodes in an audio context, and modify their parameters. Exploring and debugging Examine, explore, and debug websites and web apps. Web Console See messages logged a web page, and interact with the page using JavaScript. Page Inspector View and modify the page HTML and CSS. JavaScript Debugger Stop, step through, examine and modify the JavaScript running in a page. Network Monitor See the network requests made when a page is loaded. Storage Inspector Developer Toolbar 3D View Eyedropper Waterfall Firefox Developer Tools
January 12, 2015 Developers generally like to share their code, and many of them do so by open sourcing it on GitHub, a social code hosting and collaboration service. Many companies also use GitHub as a convenient place to host both private and public code repositories by creating GitHub organizations where employees can be joined. Sometimes employees might publish things that should not be publicly available. Things that contain sensitive information or things that could even lead to direct compromise of a system. Gitrob is a command line tool that can help organizations and security professionals find such sensitive information. How it works Looking for sensitive information in GitHub repositories is not a new thing, it has been known for a while that things such as private keys and credentials can be found with GitHub's search functionality, however Gitrob makes it easier to focus the effort on a specific organization. Some findings Installing and setting up Gitrob Why I created Gitrob Gitrob: Putting the Open Source in OSINT Gitrob: Putting the Open Source in OSINT
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yWriter is a powerful writing program which is free to download and use. yWriter is a word processor which breaks your novel into chapters and scenes, helping you keep track of your work while leaving your mind free to create. It will not write your novel for you, suggest plot ideas or perform creative tasks of any kind. yWriter was designed by an author, not a salesman! yWriter5 is free to download and use, but you're encouraged to register your copy if you find it useful. If you're just embarking on your first novel a program like yWriter may seem like overkill. I mean, all you have to do is type everything into a word processor! (Although yWriter was designed for novels, enterprising users have created their own translation files to customise the program to work with plays, non-fiction and even sermons.) I'm Simon Haynes, the designer and programmer. "Hands down the easiest and most versatile writing software I've tried and used"M. You'll find the yWriter facebook page here. Categories: yWriter5 - Free writing software designed by an author, not a salesman yWriter5 - Free writing software designed by an author, not a salesman
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Each week in 2015, ManMade is sharing our picks for the essential tools we think every creative guy and DIYer needs. We've selected useful, long-lasting tools to help you accomplish a variety of projects, solve problems, and live a hands-on lifestyle that allows you to interact with and make the things you use every day. There's an oft-heard saying among woodworking DIYers. The requisite "Measure twice, cut once," "A sharp tool is a safe tool," and the like. This will be part one of our clamp discussion, focusing on small clamps less than 18". OH! 1) 12" Heavy-Duty Bar Clamps with Quick Release Clutch: Hands down, the clamps I grab the most. Oh, and this is one case where bigger isn't better. I'd get four, and keep them handy. ManMade Recommended: 2. 4" or 6" Deep Throat F-Clamp These are similar to the ones above, but vary in a few key ways. Buying a larger set of these is great for full glue-ups using cauls, or for general hold-down work. Bessey LM2.004 4" Clamps - $4.97/ea 3. 4. 5. ManMade Essential Toolbox: The 5 Clamps Every DIYer Should Own | Man Made DIY | Crafts for Men | Keywords: essential-toolbox, diy, woodworking, wood ManMade Essential Toolbox: The 5 Clamps Every DIYer Should Own | Man Made DIY | Crafts for Men | Keywords: essential-toolbox, diy, woodworking, wood
Each week in 2015, ManMade is sharing our picks for the essential tools we think every creative guy and DIYer needs. We've selected useful, long-lasting tools to help you accomplish a variety of projects, solve problems, and live a hands-on lifestyle that allows you to interact with and make the things you use every day. Last week we talked about the 5 essential small clamps every DIYer should own. The post was an overview of the various clamps we use on just about every project. As we said in the last post on this subject, quality here really matters. I bought my set of 6 large pipe clamps for a 4x8 dining room table made with white oak. There are a few types of big clamps that all serve a similar purpose, but have a few interesting differences. 1. We highlighted the little brother versions of these in the last post, but the larger versions of this focused clamp is just as useful. I'd recommend at least 4 (36"-48") for most projects. ManMade Recommended: Photo: 2. 3. 1. 2. 3. ManMade Essential Toolbox: The Best Woodworking Clamps for Big Jobs | Man Made DIY | Crafts for Men | Keywords: essential-toolbox, diy, how-to, workshop
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Rubrics are an important tool for all teachers. They carefully explain the criteria that will be used to judge a particular piece of student work. Rubrics benefit both teachers and students. Teachers have a complete analysis of every student's work measured against a consistent scale. Show me a sample rubric. Teacher tip: Creating rubrics with students before an assignment begins can help them see the task before them more clearly. Developing Writers: A Workshop for High School Teachers
Home of free rubric tools: RCampus Welcome to iRubric iRubric is a comprehensive rubric development, assessment, and sharing tool. Designed from the ground up, iRubric supports a variety of applications in an easy-to-use package. Best of all, iRubric is free to individual faculty and students. iRubric School-Edition empowers schools with an easy-to-use system for monitoring student learning outcomes and aligning with standards. Click. Finally, spend more time teaching and less time grading. Build, Assess, Share, Collaborate. "Use rubrics like never before." It's Free. I just click on the box under each one of these,... and it does all the math for me. "Free? Individual educators and students can use iRubric and a hundreds of other free RCampus features at no charge. iRubric Enterprise Edition "Monitor student learning outcomes the efficient way." The iRubric Enterprise Edition empowers schools to take their assessments monitoring to the next level. We provide flexible licensing and hosting plans that meet your needs.

10 Private Social Networks for Discreet Interaction You're sick of all the mainstream social networks. The constant baby pictures, your oh-so-in-love couple friends, your creepy co-worker who Likes every single one of your photos. If you want to trim down your social networking, or if you would rather not friend your Aunt Josephine or your boss on Twitter and Facebook, consider switching to a more private network. These 10 private social networks ensure you always have a space to share photos, collaborate on a group project for work or school, or organize a carpool to this week's neighborhood softball game. 1. Image courtesy of Apple Like Google+, Everyme sorts your contacts into circles, allowing users to share content with one or more circles at a time. 2. 23Snaps For parents who can't resist the urge to post baby pictures, meet 23Snaps. 3. Like 23 Snaps, Notabli allows users to privately share photos and videos of their children with other family members, with the added benefits of audio, text messages and drawings. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
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Advertisement Creating a grid is typically one of the very first things you do when starting a design comp. After all, it provides the basic structure on which the rest of your design will lie. In this article, we’ll provide two different methods for efficiently establishing a grid. These methods enable you to quickly and smartly form a grid so that you can spend more time designing. Method 1 The first method uses GuideGuide1 by Cameron McEfee2 to set up vertical columns. Set Up Your Grid in 5 Seconds Determine the margins, number of columns and gutter widths. An example of 12 columns with 20-pixel gutters and margins set to 120 pixels. You can also set a baseline grid this way, but you’d end up with a lot of guides. Method & Craft’s Extensible Baseline Grid Here is a brief summary of the steps for setting up an extensible baseline grid. Establish the grid’s baseline value, then create your pattern template. Adjust the opacity as desired. Advantages Drawbacks Method 2 Concluding Thoughts (al) 960 grid photoshop - Google Search
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