Accurately Keep Track Of What You Do On The Computer & For How Long With RescueTime If you spend a considerable amount of time working at your computer with no Corporate Big Brother to monitor what you’re doing, you may find yourself spending a bit more time than you should be tweeting, Facebooking, and procrastinating your day away. While there’s nothing wrong with good old leisure activities, the adage “time is money” means a lot if you’re reading mentions on Twitter instead of dealing with a work-related project deadline. In this regard, a very useful program called RescueTime can act as your own little time tracking service, clocking what you do on your computer. How It Works All RescueTime requires you to do is a site registration, and to download and install its Mac Data Collector, which will monitor, in the background, all the applications you use, the websites you visit, and the files you work on throughout the day. The Dashboard The Mac Data Collector icon rests in your menubar, which is a convenient way to click to the Dashboard of your RescueTime account page.
FileDonkey: The Little Search Engine That Can... Create Great B2B Content This how to guide by Sylvia Jensen, highlights nine tips to ensure a great content strategy: Start with the objective All too often objectives are far-reaching and/or fuzzy Understand your audience Don’t lose focus on who will be reading your content and where possible identify personas Avoid product- and sales-driven content Create content about what you know, not what you sell Invest and market your content Create a unique point-of-view because you are competing with every publisher, bloggers, trade journals, Twitter influencers, and even daily newspapers Create a content calendar The content you create should be planned, yet flexible enough to adapt to inspiration Build a content team Your colleagues are vital to the creation, distribution and socializing of your content, inspire them to contribute Recycle your content Wherever possible repurpose and recycle your content and share across all platforms. Check this great presentation by Scot McKee on content recycling. Find a chief content officer
The History of the Internet in a Nutshell By Cameron Chapman If you’re reading this article, it’s likely that you spend a fair amount of time online. However, considering how much of an influence the Internet has in our daily lives, how many of us actually know the story of how it got its start? Here’s a brief history of the Internet, including important dates, people, projects, sites, and other information that should give you at least a partial picture of what this thing we call the Internet really is, and where it came from. While the complete history of the Internet could easily fill a few books, this article should familiarize you with key milestones and events related to the growth and evolution of the Internet between 1969 to 2009. 1969: Arpanet Arpanet was the first real network to run on packet switching technology (new at the time). The first message sent across the network was supposed to be "Login", but reportedly, the link between the two colleges crashed on the letter "g". 1969: Unix 1970: Arpanet network 1971: Email
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Top 10 Tech Concepts You Always Wanted To Learn About (But Never Did) Store your data on someone else's computer, hope they don't do anything bad with it or decide to shut down. Stallman calls it "Careless Computing". If you put personal data in-the-cloud like future plans., trips, your current GPS location, then you should expect that data to be shared all over the world with nice people, nice companies and criminals (looking for when to rob you). Facebook connections and twitter followers provide information about you and your friends. If they assume you are similar to your friends, then the personal information those other people enter helps them build a profile of your likes/dislikes too. Photos tagged with your real name provide all sorts of other information that you may not want known to anyone in the world with a computer and internet connection. If you aren't paying for the services ( ea probably $15/month or more), then you and your data are probably the product being sold. It's good to have a paranoid person around, but citations please.
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