Archives for Social Media

A Gravatar Adds Gravitas to Your Blog Comments

Last week I wrote about the importance of blog commenting on your trade industry blogs and articles. Have you ever noticed that in the comments following a blog or article, that some people have their pictures next to the comment?
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Video vs. Text: Which Is better?

I often judge web issues based simply on my own habits. Yes, I know that objective testing is best and often yields information contrary to what is anticipated. But for smaller businesses — who can’t afford a lot of testing
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3 Cool Ways to Use LinkedIn Groups

Last week, I discussed the importance of joining LinkedIn. It really has proven its value and is a must for all professionals. So far, what has benefited me the most are the Groups. There are thousands of groups on LinkedIn
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Idol Has Fun and Mixes It Up. So Can You!

American Idol keeps our interest year after year, in part, because they are not afraid to mix it up and have fun. This year, when contestant Lauren Alaina didn’t make it to her assigned spot on stage because of a
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Close Encounters with a Spoofing Email

Last week, a spam email was sent — that appeared to come from me — to many of my contacts. It’s very scary to think someone has hacked your email address book! Immediately, I phoned my Internet provider, SBC Global.
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To Tweet or Not to Tweet

I’m sure that by now most of you have heard about Twitter. Politicians are twittering and so are film and television stars. Even newscasters on television are saying things like “follow me on Twitter.” For those who are still clueless,
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