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P-I. Socialbrowse Blog. Tell Your Boss: Benefits of Telecommuting. At a time when we’re looking at reduced staffing in libraries, reduced salaries, reduced benefits, and reduced morale, it might be a good time to ask your boss about telecommuting (working from home) opportunities.

Tell Your Boss: Benefits of Telecommuting

Maybe your union could concede a 5% pay cut if every staff member gets two telecommuting days per month. Maybe you agree to a transfer or a reduction in health care if you get to work from home a half-day each week. I can tell you from experience that telecommuting is a positive thing: for both the employee and the employer. I work from home 1 or 2 days per week. This was my only condition for getting hired at SJPL. To all the telecommuting haters out there: telecommuting works! The number of Americans who worked from home or remotely at least one day per month for their employer was 17.2 million in 2008. 40% of U.S. employees hold jobs that that could be done at home (50 million).

Productivity is hugely increased among telecommuters. Bombshell expose'. The real reason the oil still flows into. As you know, the Deep Water Horizon has exploded in the Gulf of Mexico.

Bombshell expose'. The real reason the oil still flows into

It has been spewing oil from a ruptured wellpipe for over a month. BP and the US Government has said they are trying everything possible to stop that multi million gallon oil from continuing to flow into the Gulf. I am about to dispute that claim and offer an expose' as to why that story about them doing everything possible is a lie and a profitable enterprise to those who would make money from this disaster. The Top Kill method was started and suspended several times. It was being attempted only half heartedly. The real money is in the use of dispersants. There is a company called NALCO. NALCO is based in Chicago with subsidiaries in Brazil, Russia, India, China and Indonesia. NALCO is associated with UChicago Argonne program. If you dig a little deeper you will find NALCO is also associated with Warren Buffett, Maurice Strong, Al Gore, Soros, Apollo, Blackstone, Goldman Sachs, Hathaway Berkshire. The Amherst High School Car Club Visits John Robison's Hous.

This afternoon, I invited the car club from Amherst High School to my house.

The Amherst High School Car Club Visits John Robison's Hous

Last winter, one of the kids had read Look Me in the Eye, and he'd asked to come see the cars. Today, he bought some of his friends. These 10th graders told their story in words and pictures, and I thought I'd just turn their email into a blog post on this fine Tuesday evening. My son Jack was on hand to help pull cars around, and he took the car club members for rides around South Amherst. We pulled the Corniche convertible out for the first time since last fall, and he even took a carload to the gas station. Arriving at John's House Stefan looks great in the Mercedes 560SL Isaac and Noam in the Jaguar XJS Checking out the ex-British Army Land Rover Defender Noah's favorite Who wants to ride the Harley?

Checking out the Bentley Turbo R Filling up the Rolls Royce Jack was our chauffeur. How to Display Twitter Tweets on a Blog. 10 Awesome Ways to Integrate Twitter With Your Website - Nettuts. Web developers with social media savvy are in hot demand.

10 Awesome Ways to Integrate Twitter With Your Website - Nettuts

Imagine what it would be like to promise your clients a web presence that is fully integrated with their Twitter strategy and makes it easier for their content to go viral on Twitter. Would be nice, no? Well -- why imagine? The tools for web developers to add a touch of Twitter to any site are out there and easy to use. Trust us -- your clients will love you for it! There's no better time to start utilizing Twitter integration tools than right now. 1. If you're just getting started with wanting to integrate Twitter into your site, than simply adding the traditional Twitter widget to your site's sidebar is a great start.

Twitter widgets can be used with virtually any site or blog, including HTMl-only pages. 2. Ariston Collander Photography. Interesting Sites. Twitter: An Asymmetrical Chat Room. Back in July, I wrote a blog post titled “How Twitter has changed my life” in which I stated that the best way to explain Twitter to non-tech friends is to show, not tell. Giving examples of Twitter’s impact on my life has been far more effective than trying to describe the service in layman’s terms. The blog post has had a lot of traffic in five months, and visitors spend an average of 5 minutes and 17 seconds on the page (for me, that’s a lot). That tells me they’re actually reading it. Looking back on it now, I realize I left out something really important: images. I went on and on and on about it in writing, telling stories of the great things that have happened to me because of Twitter without actually showing what it looks like to me.

This morning, still lying in bed, I was catching up on overnight messages and thinking about how I’m a lurker in some conversations and an active participant in others. At exactly 10:30am ET today, this is what my friends timeline looked like: