Wow, I guess technology literally changes every day! Two weeks ago I taught a workshop for NYC Webgrrls on the benefits of building Facebook Landing pages, bringing them the latest and greatest techniques of Social Media marketing. “Visitors who visit your page and land on a custom Welcome page are 47% more likely to Like your page”. Starting March 30, creating a landing page on Facebook will no longer be possible!
Facebook announced, last week, that starting March 30, they are forcing all Facebook Business Page owners to convert to the new timeline format, which will completely elim
I am always looking for tools and technology that can help make me faster, save time, and improve my productivity and as a busy professional those are critical. My iPhone is a great tool (and one of my favorite purchases) and there are so many productivity applications available for it that there is almost no possible way that I can’t be more productive.
I want to highlight my one, two punch mobile apps strategy that keeps me on my feet, keeps me connected, and allows me to keep pace with the industry bobbing and weaving (the conversation). Also, how the combination of the two helps me stay
It has been - and will always be about - shopping. And while shopping may be the preferred religion of many women, who has time to run around town searching for the perfect garment? Let alone spend hours trying on different styles and sizes. But thanks to a series of new fashion-based “social shopping” apps and services, it’s becoming easier to make better – and more thoughtful - purchasing decisions.
Let’s take a look at a few:
Pose is a free iPhone app that urges users to strut their stuff by posting geo-tagged photos of their favorite fashion finds on Facebook, Twitt
Streaming music service Spotify launched in United States. The award-winning digital music service gives you on-demand access to over 15 million tracks - on your computer, your cell phone, and other devices.
If you want an account, you either need an invite or have to start paying for the service (see Account Options below to see what you get in each plan).
There is a lot of buzz about this service and if you are one of those people who has to try it now, you can get a free account right now with this pretty simple loophole.
Free users can sign up to access Spo
When thinking about the latest gadgets, you consider, among other things, whether the cool features are worth the price, right? But some of those features make it so convenient to keep spending money that it drives the price up beyond what you might have considered.
We’re not really gadget heads in my house. Usually not worth the money to have the latest thing, we figure. Still, my husband recently acquired an iPad, and I was an early Kindle adopter back in 2008.
Admittedly, I bought my kindle out of wrath one day, when my 45-minute train commute was delayed by over two hours. I was gr
In Washington, the anti-piracy Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act probably seemed like a great idea: tough on crime, shut down Internet pirates, protect copyrights, that kind of thing. A few weeks ago, the Senate tried to fast-track the bill, with sponsor Patric Leahy (D-Vt.) apparently thinking it could sail through before the November elections.
But Silicon Valley had other ideas, and the bill was shelved last week after 96 Internet giants jumped in with a letter of protest. No matter how tough on crime the Senate wants to appear, when phrases like "fragmenting the Interne
Christopher Edley, dean of the University of California at Berkeley, has proposed a fully-online undergraduate degree program. The idea has been met with some skepticism within and outside of Berkeley. Personally, I think it’s a fantastic idea for schools to improve educational opportunities to students in all kinds of circumstances who, for all kinds of reasons, can’t complete a traditional on-campus program.
As someone who struggled to go to college as a working adult, I would have loved to have had an online option. Sometimes I worked nights and dragged myself, half-asleep and desper
I was recently interviewed by Gwen Bell for the Unconventional Guide to the Social Web and one of the questions Gwen asked me was how I manage to get all the many things done that I have on my plate!
My answer....you have to develop great time management skills and stay disciplined about them...and you have to manage technology instead of it managing you.
One of the biggest problems of the social web is the ease with which one can lose track of time. We are having so much fun connecting with friends & colleagues on Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks that we end up not get
I just completed taking French classes in New York City, which set me back a few hundred dollars. I was happy to pay, because it motivated me to resume my plans to become bilingual. I have my text books from college, my recent French class, and copious notes that I continue to pour over. Still, I know that when my class finished, I had to keep up my studies. There is no teacher to tell me to finish homework and study all the verb tenses. I know that I will be relying on the World Wide Web, in addition to other traditional resources, when it comes to my continuing studies in French.
As a woman on the go, I always look for tools that will help me stay more productive. DropBox is my recent discovery. Dropbox is a multi-platform software (Windows, Mac, and Linux) that syncs your files online and across your computers. The best thing about it is that it's has a super simple interface and is very easy to use because everything happens so seamlessly.
Once you install Dropbox on a computer, all you have to do is drop the files you would like to sync & share into the Dropbox folder and they are automatically updated and uploaded on all of your shared computers .
I appreciate and even enjoy technology as much as the next person, but there are some aspects that I will never be a fan of: an e-book reader is a perfect example of this. I am unapologetically old-fashioned when it comes to books, because I love turning pages, even though I know many would argue about the destruction of trees to make them. While I understand the convenience of having a Kindle or Sony Reader that contains content from numerous books is highly attractive to many, I will never see it as a replacement for traditional paperbacks and hardcover books. I am not saying I wouldn’
Honestly, I don’t know where I stand in the epic Mac or PC battle that rages among users around the world. I am frustrated with my current PC laptop, which I have had for almost five years now. I know that my machine is nearing its untimely end, which hurts because I just set up a wireless network for my home earlier this year. Before that, I was taking my laptop to a local café chain to take advantage of the free connection I received there. Now when I think about it, the service wasn’t free, because I had to buy something in order to stay there and remain connected.
When I got conne
I recently came across a really neat online OCR (Optical Character Recognition) tool that converts images to text for FREE.
You can start using the Free OCR, all you have to do is upload your image files. You need to have your document no larger than 2MB in size and in a PDF, JPG, GIF, TIFF or BMP format.
In my tests, the image to text conversion was pretty accurate. If the text font is to small or the background noise is to high (for example a background image) then the OCR process will fail like any other OCR tool.
The 140 Characters Conference in NYC last week was focused on exploring the disruptive nature of Twitter and the “State of Now” and in the true twitter style, the sessions were short and to the point - limited to 10 to 20 minutes.
It was a gathering of the early adopters of Twitter and the goal was to share how Twitter is being used across the different industries including: News and Journalism, Politics, Marketing and PR, Music, Sports, Fashion, Publishing and more…
In True Twitter Fashion there were “Twearls of Wisdom” or “Twisdom” or “Twuggets” (twitter nuggets) …n