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  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010
    [2010, Google] Apple Makes Its Move to Become the Google of App World
    Note in the past I've predicted that Apple will not do web search, but will do "app search," because app search is essentially broken, if you can even call it search to begin with. To do this, mobile apps will need to make their content available for Apple to crawl. I say, “I need to go over here. I want to go over there. And figuring how to inform that is as important as parsing the line or the spoken phrase that I’m making in the moment.
  • ANDREWMCAFEE.ORG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2010
    [2010, Google] What’s the Simplest Thing That Could Possibly Work? : Andrew McAfee’s Blog
    May 24 2010 Comments A little while back, an Enterprise 2.0 evangelist from a huge multinational tech company came to see me. I asked him how the rollout was going. I think part of it is that we have a huge Intranet, and these tools can be hard to find. is sometimes a too-well-kept secret, despite the best efforts of the executives, trainers, curators, and others who want it to succeed. So in addition to evangelizing, training, leading by example, moving E2.0
  • NANCY WHITE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2010
    [2010, Google] July Hot List: Mobile Learning Content
    Best of Mobile Learning July 1, 2010 to July 31, 2010 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Google App Inventor - Can It Boost mLearning? Upside Learning , July 19, 2010 Speak Up 2009: The biggest Obstacle to Using Technology in Ed.Not Being Able to Use Student's Own Mobile Devices! July 1, 2010 Google App Inventor - Can It Boost mLearning?
  • TECHCRUNCH.COM  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2010
    [2010, Google] The Power Of Pull: Joi Ito And Yossi Vardi Have Pull, And So Can You (Book Excerpt)
    Editor’s note : The following set of excerpts is from the recently published book The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things In Motion by John Hagel III , John Seely Brown , and Lang Davison. As the number of people we can connect with expands, our ability to pull from that network the resources and people we require to address unexpected needs expands along with it. When he turned around to look for it now the driver had left already.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010
    [2010, Google] Join Vinod Khosla, Jerry Brown, Google and More at Green:Net Next Week
    From the entrepreneurs that make up the backbone of America’s innovation economy to the leaders of forward-thinking U.S. utilities to the investors that funded the Internet revolution, the speakers at Green:Net 2010 will be focused on one thing: how the Internet and IT can be leveraged to save the planet. At the same time, attendees will learn how to create huge new technology markets and spearhead the green economy. Google.
  • ITSINSIDER.COM  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2010
    [2010, Google] ITSinsider | Practical Advice for 2010 on 2.0 Adoption
    Adoption Council Practical Advice for 2010 on 2.0 Adoption Council members to contribute some random words of advice on succeeding with 2.0 adoption in 2010! Planning There are leading edge companies who are and have done some advanced work in collaboration and social networking – talk to them! Find out what the business need (yes this does mean talking to them) and then make sure you target that. Teach them to lead by example. to executives.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2006
    [2010, Google] Whatever you do don’t use Google! | Information Wants To Be Free
    Information Wants To Be Free A librarian, writer, educator and tech geek reflecting on the profession and the tools we use to serve our patrons Home About me Contact me CV Book Website Presentations SJSU Class Meredith Farkas Librarian, writer, teacher and tech geek. Comments The author reserves the right to delete any comments she deems offensive, irrelevant, or blatant advertisements. Whatever you do don’t use Google!
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2006
    [2010, Google] Whatever you do don’t use Google! | Information Wants To Be Free
    Information Wants To Be Free A librarian, writer, educator and tech geek reflecting on the profession and the tools we use to serve our patrons Home About me Contact me CV Book Website Presentations SJSU Class Meredith Farkas Librarian, writer, teacher and tech geek. Comments The author reserves the right to delete any comments she deems offensive, irrelevant, or blatant advertisements. Whatever you do don’t use Google!
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010
    [2010, Google] Going From Personal Projects to Collaboration With Chris Brogan
    There is an incredible difference between handling your work when you’re the only person who you need to keep on track and when you’ve got to work with an entire team. Now, because I have a team again, I’m having to warm myself back into having projects with obvious components — beginnings, middles, and ends — and with all the heartache of multiple human points of contact,&# says Brogan. Making the Transition from Individual to Enterprise.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010
    [2010, Google] 8 Significant Developments in Social Media You Should Watch
    While I don’t have a crystal ball, here are some developments that I think are worthy of our attention and will affect how we do things in the social mediasphere over the next few years. Many of the things on this list will not be news to the very well-informed social media consultant types who live and breathe this stuff. I think MySpace is about to go the way of Friendster, although it is still a player in the entertainment space. How has Twitter helped you lately?
  • AIIMCOMMUNITIES.ORG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010
    [2010, Google] Tweetjam 2010 | Enterprise 2.0 Community | AIIM Communities
    Skip to Navigation Enterprise 2.0 community All You Need to Know About Enterprise Collaboration About Communities FAQs aiim.org Contact Us Join Login Enterprise 2.0 Although I am sure a more complete and more thought through description will follow on these pages there are a few things that immediately come to mind. As a matter of fact, only 2 people admitted to being 'techies' It is about people, business, culture and lots of other things as well.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2010
    [2010, Google] Build a Web Worker Friendly Project Management Office
    Many corporations rely on Project Management Offices (PMOs) to centralize project management activities. Just as organizations have to change some of their processes to accommodate web working, PMOs have to be at on the forefront of those changes to manage organizational projects to successful delivery. Microsoft Project and spreadsheets are traditional project management tools but more suited to project teams roosted in the same cubicle farm.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010
    [2010, Google] 10 Ways to Really Connect Through Social Media
    People are using the Internet to connect to information, but more importantly, to connect with people. And yet so many people seem totally confused and overwhelmed about the right way to connect through social media channels. Here are 10 ways to really connect with others through social media: Focus, focus, focus. Stop the madness, set strict parameters designating time to review your social media channels, and stick to them. People love to help.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010
    [2010, Google] Social Networks: The New Search?
    I can’t be the only person on Earth who, when I need information, heads to Good Ol’ Google and is sometimes frustrated by the results I get. So this week, I set out to see just how effective social networks are for finding good information. First up, I entered “content strategy&# into Google, without the quotes, and got over 45 million results. Tags: How-To search social networking social networks
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010
    [2010, Google] Going From Personal Projects to Collaboration With Chris Brogan
    There is an incredible difference between handling your work when you’re the only person who you need to keep on track and when you’ve got to work with an entire team. Now, because I have a team again, I’m having to warm myself back into having projects with obvious components — beginnings, middles, and ends — and with all the heartache of multiple human points of contact,&# says Brogan. Making the Transition from Individual to Enterprise.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2010
    [2010, Google] Tweeting 101: A Twitter Cheat Sheet
    I put together the following “Twitter Cheat Sheet&# for a client, and thought it might be also helpful for others who are still struggling with how to get started with Twitter. It provides some gentle guidelines that should help to keep emerging best practices in mind. There are many reasons to use Twitter, but here are my top three. The more others refer to you or “retweet&# what you tweet, the greater your reach. How to Use Twitter.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2010
    [2010, Google] Create an Effective LinkedIn Group For Your Business
    LinkedIn Groups are similar to Facebook Pages in that they provide businesses with an avenue for leading discussions on a topic of interest with members of the LinkedIn network. If you’re thinking about starting a LinkedIn Group, this post should help to get the ball rolling. Preparing to Start a New Group. Before you start creating the group in LinkedIn, brainstorm the topics you want your group to be about and do a little research. Google Buzz: Not Efficient?
  • KNOWLEDGE JOLT WITH JACK  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2010
    [2010, Google] Useful stuff tomorrow is todays oddity - Knowledge Jolt with Jack
    Useful stuff tomorrow is todays oddity Maybe it is the turning of the annual clock, or possibly because CES* is happening in Las Vegas that I have seen several articles in the last week that look like these: David Weinberger: The future is a gimmick (KMWorld, Jan 2010) Chris Dixon: The next big thing will start out looking like a toy There was something similar in the International Herald Tribune as well. Go have a look to get their take on this discussion.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2010
    [2010, Google] Small Business Owners Have A Project Management Problem
    At first, I was asking out of my own curiosity, hoping to see what tools are popular. But I kept asking because I started to see a pattern: Many small business owners don’t use project management tools. Rather, in a surprising number of offices, there’s a strange configuration of spreadsheets, Post-It notes and other methods to keep the team moving along. That means that the boss is tied to that same physical location. Tags: How Do You Work?
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2010
    [2010, Google] AppMakr: Roll your own iPhone apps
    The tech news has been buzzing this week with the launch of Google’s App Inventor for it’s Android mobile platform. Many writers are suggesting that Google has stolen a march on Apple with an authoring kit that requires no deep coding skills. One of the most popular is the web-based Appmakr ; though designed for simplicity, large brands including Newsweek, the US Army and AllTop have all utilised the service to create and publish their official iPhone apps.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010
    [2010, Google] 10 Social Media Marketing Questions Answered
    I recently spoke at the Creative Freelancer Conference in Denver (part of the How Design Conference ) and led a “Lunch and Learn&# table discussion. I asked the attendees to write down their burning questions about social media marketing. How do social media marketing tools work? How can you best use social media tools? What are you trying to achieve? Who are you trying to reach? What’s the best social media tool to start with?
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2010
    [2010, Google] Tips for Handling Information Overload: Too Much Content
    We all want to keep up with the latest news and trends in our industry along with learning more about other areas of interest, like our hobbies. With only so many hours in the day, people often struggle with finding the information they need to be successful while not spending too much time sorting through massive quantities of data. Here are a few tips to help you whittle the information down from a fire hose to a trickle of only the most relevant content.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 2010
    [2010, Google] 5 Organizational Tools I Can’t Work Without
    I’m on the road this week, and it’s times like these when I really appreciate the tools I use to stay organized. Even while working remotely, I’ve managed to stay on track and not get behind on work because these tools rarely let anything slip through the cracks. Here are my personal favorites; the tools I’d definitely hate to have to work without: Gmail. Google Calendar. I also love the ability to create multiple, color-coded calendars.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010
    [2010, Google] 7 Green Tips for the Paperless Professional
    Going paperless is now a realistic option to making your work life more friendly on the planet and more efficient in general. From web-based faxing, to replacing all mail with email, to toting around your own coffee mug, the benefits of eliminating paper can both preserve natural resources and save you money. Here are seven tips to get you started on your green paperless office. But the innovative Zumbox offers an electronic alternative to your physical mailbox.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2010
    [2010, Google] 5 Keys to a Successful Remote Writing Project
    I’ve been on my fair share of remote writing projects, including technical writing, contributing to books and writing for publications. Working on such projects and hearing from clients and colleagues about successful (and less so) remote writing projects, I’ve come to see that actions of both the writer and the client can influence the outcomes. Here are my five keys to successful remote writing projects gleaned from my technical writing career: Good documentation.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2010
    [2010, Google] Anatomy of an Indie Film’s Social Media Campaign
    I was recently invited to participate in a social media campaign for the independent film “ The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.&# For example, I wrote a very personal post about abuse in reference to the lead female’s experiences in the film. At the bottom of the posts, each blogger published a blurb about the Blog Hunt with a link to the starting page on the www.dragontattoofilm.com site and a clue to the next site in the hunt.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2010
    [2010, Google] Get Better Connected On Social Networks
    There are no surprises in that first piece of research: we all know we’ll probably attract more people if we have something interesting and intelligent to say, but — let’s face it — few of us regularly have anything that’s particularly interesting and intelligent to say about ourselves. People want to listen when you’re saying something they could learn from — something that exposes them to new possibilities or expands their perceptions.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2010
    [2010, Google] 10 Things to Avoid In Social Media
    Every Wednesday, Aliza will be writing about social media and providing hints, tips and insight; helping you to make social media work for you. We have a long way to go before everyone and their cousin uses social networks more than they email, or tweets more than they call, but nobody can deny the way we communicate has once again been changed forever. Google Buzz: Responding to the Community. Google Buzz: Not Efficient? You don’t have to be everywhere.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010
    [2010, Google] Green Tips: Bicycle Business
    Bicycles do not burn fossil fuels, contribute to air pollution, or cost as much to operate as a car, and they provide health benefits to the rider. There’s more reason than ever to incorporate bicycle transport into your work routine with the increasing support for bike-friendly cities and pro-biking culture. This Green Tips post will present some ways to use a bicycle for taking care of business efficiently and safely.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2010
    [2010, Google] Use Storytelling Techniques in Personal Branding: Narrative
    As we’ve seen in the previous two parts of this series (covering characterization and plot ), using storytelling techniques to help communicate your personal brand can make for clearer, more consistent, more compelling branding efforts. In this final part of the series, let’s look at the storyteller’s other tools — narrative and description — and see how they fit into the personal branding picture.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2010
    [2010, Google] Age of big access & Liberation bibliography
    2010) " Liberation bibliography: trumping ownership with open access: a manifesto." Photo by Sheila Webber: Trip on the Vltava, Prague, September 2010.
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2009
    [2010, Google] Green Chameleon » Building Common Ground on Jelly
    www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Building Common Ground on Jelly Yesterday I wrote about the importance of face to face meetings to build trust and the ability to interpret each other. Also at Anecdote (and it seems to me there’s a connection here), Shawn has referenced jelly-working a couple of times recently. So far, it seems to assume everybody comes from different firms.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2010
    [2010, Google] How Will the Move to the Cloud Impact Remote Productivity?
    But to say that one makes use of cloud services is not at all the same as saying that one primarily uses cloud-based computing to do their job. Unless you use a Google Cr-48 running Chrome OS , or work exclusively in your browser, you’re probably utilizing the cloud a lot less than you might think during the course of an average workday. From 1973 to 1995, productivity had grown only 1.3 Many remote workers make fairly extensive use of the cloud.
  • JOINING DOTS: BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2010
    [2010, Google] Did the clouds just get darker?
    In February 2010 three Google executives were convicted of a privacy violation in an Italian court and received suspended prison sentences. The reason for the trial and conviction: they allowed people to upload a video to Google Video showing someone being bullied. In particular the costs to provide such services if content is supposed to be pre-screened and the viability for organisations to use them for business data.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2010
    [2010, Google] Creating a Whole New Business on the Web: Untemplater
    Last week saw the launch of Untemplater , a web site devoted to helping Gen-Y readers find opportunities that they’re passionate about. While the web site is full of interesting content, one fact about it will be especially interesting to web workers. They’re hoping to eventually put together a retreat where they can all meet in person. The genesis of Untemplater was to help others do the same.
  • JOINING DOTS: BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2010
    [2010, Google] Analyse and Act on Social Media Trends
    How to monitor social media conversations, identify trends and act on them came up in a conversation yesterday regarding the role of internal communications managers. As serendipity would have it, just such a solution cropped up via Google Reader, thanks to Mark Miller ( @eusp ) over on his End User SharePoint site. This video explores how to integrate ways that enable you to act on the trends uncovered, what happens next.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2010
    [2010, Google] Announcing The Fifth Annual CM Summit: Theme and Initial Lineup
    I’m very excited to announce the theme and line-up for our fifth CM Summit , to be held in New York June 7-8 (it's the kickoff conference to New York's annual Internet Week). We’ve got a lot to talk about this year - our theme is “Marketing in Real Time.”. Twitter grew five fold and became a major online player, tens of millions of us learned how to live out loud in public. and I look forward to seeing you in New York!
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2010
    [2010, Google] Green Chameleon » Filenaming Conventions and Knowledge Sharing
    www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Filenaming Conventions and Knowledge Sharing Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the high flown theory and rhetoric of knowledge sharing, we forget the mundane, almost mechanical ways in which we can enhance it. This agency was interested because they wanted to improve the consistency with which documents are named and stored for common use, thereby improving visibility, access and sharing.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2010
    [2010, Google] blekko Explains Itself: Exclusive Video (Update: Exclusive Invite)
    blekko: how to slash the web from blekko on Vimeo. Blekko is a new search engine that fundamentally changes a few key assumptions about how search works. It's not for lazywebbers - you have to pretty much be a motivated search geek to really leverage blekko's power. They are search veterans, not to be trifled with, and they are exposing data that Google would never dream of doing (yes, they do pretty much a full crawl of the web that matters).
  • NANCY WHITE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2010
    [2010, Google] December Hot List: Mobile Learning Content
    Best of Mobile Learning December 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. The Mobile Learner , December 23, 2009 PhD thesis on tagging learning resources in a multilangual context - Ignatia Webs , December 21, 2009 Signaling cells show education how to use online resources - Golden Swamp , December 25, 2009 Other Sources The following are the top items based on social signals.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010
    [2010, Google] IA Summit 10 - Day 1
    Our theme is meant to inspire everyone in the community—even those who aren’t presenting or volunteering—to bring their best ideas to the table. As busy practitioners, we rarely have the chance to step back and think about the future of our field—we’re too busy resolving day-to-day issues. By gathering and sharing practical solutions for everyday challenges, we can create more breathing room to plan for what’s to come.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010
    [2010, Google] CM Summit: Help Me Interview Amex CMO John Hayes
    I've come to know John through my work at Federated, and I am certain this session will be lively and full of insights. Hayes has overseen the brand for 15 years, or put another way, since the Netscape IPO and through the rise of Google, Facebook, and Twitter. I'm looking forward to our conversation Monday. Here are a few topics I plan to cover: - Hayes has said "the chief challenge for brands today isn’t customer awareness; it’s customer engagement." How? -
  • WWW.PRETZELLOGIC.ORG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2010
    [2010, Google] No Context? No Collaboration. Goodbye, Google Wave | Pretzel Logic - Enterprise 2.0
    Goodbye, Google Wave The innovation zealot in me felt instant disappointment today upon reading that Google Wave is no longer. The official word from Google: The use cases we’ve seen show the power of this technology: sharing images and other media in real time; improving spell-checking by understanding not just an individual word, but also the context of each word; and enabling third-party developers to build new tools like consumer gadgets for travel, or robots to check code.
  • PSYBLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010
    [2010, Google] Internet Psychology ? PsyBlog
    How to Be Creative. 50 psychology studies reveal how people are using email, Facebook, Twitter, online dating and more. Read on for more on how peoples behaviour has adapted (or not) to the demands of the online society. Twitter: 10 Psychological Insights : psychological research on Twitter reveals who tweets, how much, what they talk about and why. Does Internet Use Lead to Addiction, Loneliness, Depression…and Syphilis? Published: 4 October 2010.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2010
    [2010, Google] Publishers, Marketers, and the Gap Scenario
    As many of you know from reading my thoughts here, I'm convinced that all marketers are now publishers, and the best ones will figure out how to add value in the context of ambient location aware scenarios. Platforms (like Google, Twitter, Facebook, Yelp) will be key mediators, but I'm not sure what we understand to be traditional publishers (like Daily Candy) can hold this ground. A while back I wrote a post titled " The Gap Scenario."
  • LIBRARIAN OF FORTUNE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2007
    [2010, Google] Write a perfect email - Librarian of Fortune
    Librarian of Fortune Mary Ellen Bates contributes white noise to the blogosphere Recent Posts Wanna be an info-entrepreneur? The $6 job search How to become a great speaker in one easy step Archives July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 More. get to the point. That gives us both more time to do stuff we love to do. Get to it."
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  FRIDAY, JULY 23, 2010
    [2010, Google] GE Crowdsources Green Ideas Through its Open Innovation Challenge
    is designed to mine ideas that can help solve some of our environmental challenges. It is sponsored by GE, who has partnered with some well-known venture capital firms including Emerald Technology Ventures , Foundation Capital , Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers , and RockPort Capital to provide up to $200 million in resources. The goal is to move closer towards implementation of the most promising ideas on how to create the next generation electric grid.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2010
    [2010, Google] The Catchup Signal
    The BrandFinance Global 500 (Brand Directory) Google #2. Google CEO Woos Suspicious Mobile Industry (Reuters) " Schmidt's remarks were met with skepticism and some hostility from an audience already worried about economic recession and the prospect of becoming "dumb pipes" that merely carry valuable content, including free Internet calls.". I'll be writing more about the implications of various moves on Google's part in media soon. How Unique Is A Unique Visitor? (A
  • NO STRAIGHT LINES  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2010
    [2010, Google] Mobile devices are not the enemy of learning
    In my Google Reader feeds recently was an item shared by Harold Jarche ( @hjarche ), an interview with Royan Lee – “a teacher who’s not afraid of technology&# – entitled Class, turn on your cellphones. Interviewer Jesse Brown introduces the topic with the following: One of the only places where it is still totally unacceptable to instantly learn about anything with a mobile device is in school.
  • THE BAMBOO PROJECT BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 2010
    [2010, Google] It's About Answering Their Questions, Stupid: What Goes on the First Page ?
    And the graphic reminded me of a wonderful recent blog post by Kivi Leroux Miller on creating website content your visitors really want, which suggests that most people who visit your site or blog or whatever come with specific questions and your job is to answer those questions. The thing is, to answer the questions, you need to be listening. We spend so much time focused on the knowledge we want to transmit, we don't stop to find out where the questions are.
  • NANCY WHITE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2010
    [2010, Google] Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking | Full Circle Associates
    Lilia has written about it to help me, but now I need my network to help me sharpen my thinking. THANKS Triangulating for Success: a practitioner’s experience using external networks to leverage learning and outcomes within organizations and institutions Introduction Organizations and institutions are ostensibly places for learning and getting work done. The structure of organizations is often to replicate what is, rather than evolve into what it might need to be next.
  • SPINNING A LEARNING WEB  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2010
    [2010, Google] Tribal Markings: hashtags
    I’d posted to my news feed about a livestreaming event happening later in the day, with a reminder that hashtagging it would enable the conversation to be tracked. Oh, how easily we forget that not everyone tosses around this jargon the way early adaptors (sometimes referred to as ‘geeks’) tend to do! If you want to know more about this tribes conceit for groups connected in some way, see Seth Godin ’s terrific e-book Tribes.
  • THE BAMBOO PROJECT BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010
    [2010, Google] Virtual Career Fair Lessons Learned: Planning and Preparation
    Our goal was to expose. them to career exploration information and some summer job search tips. The event took place over a three-day period, with a "teaser" webinar the week before the career fair to help entice people to attend the. We also set up a page describing how other individuals and groups could help us promote the career fair that included downloads of flyers and copy and paste info for them to include in emails and on their websites.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2012
    [2010, Google] Predictions 2012 #3: The Facebook Ad Network
    ” There seems to be no doubt about that event occurring this year, though I’ve certainly heard intelligent folks argue that Facebook can and should figure out how to stay private. I’ve argued that Facebook ought to be a public company , if only to be held (somewhat) accountable given all the data it has on our lives. Here’s why: - Once public, Facebook will need to keep demonstrating new lines of revenue and growth. 2009 How I Did.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2010
    [2010, Google] Twitter To Roll Out "Promoted Tweets": Initial Thoughts (Developing)
    I will acknowledge being briefed on this news prior to its breaking, and I did promise to withhold any comment until the news had been publicly broken. Now that the Times has provided me with a reason to sound off, here are my initial thoughts on the program. I'll stick to what has been publicly reported, as that only seems fair. Later, Twitter plans to show promoted posts in the stream of Twitter posts, based on how relevant they might be to a particular user.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2010
    [2010, Google] IA Summit 10 - Richard Saul Wurman Keynote
    Our theme is meant to inspire everyone in the community—even those who aren’t presenting or volunteering—to bring their best ideas to the table. As busy practitioners, we rarely have the chance to step back and think about the future of our field—we’re too busy resolving day-to-day issues. By gathering and sharing practical solutions for everyday challenges, we can create more breathing room to plan for what’s to come.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010
    [2010, Google] Monday Signal
    FM Honored with IAB Sales Excellence Award (FM Blog) Well I had to crow, didn't I? Networks Wary of Apple’s Push to Cut Show Prices (NYT) Apple is increasingly acting in a manner that I believe will isolate it from the Rest of the Media World. The next generation of ad serving for online publishers (Google Blog) Google revises DFP. Also see Google Tweaks DoubleClick's Ad Server (Clickz). Google Hackers Linked to Chinese Govt.
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010
    [2010, Google] Will Old-Media Firms Control Web Video?
      I have already written a bit about how Google, Apple and Microsoft are making plays in this market.   The Economist reports that in the first seven months of 2010 that 12% of all the flat-screen televisions sold in America in the first seven months of this year were Web connected and the number may increase dramatically. However, many of these consumers do not know how to use this connection and/or are not interested in it.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2010
    [2010, Google] The Monday Signal: Monday Morn. Advertising Quarterback
    Google CEO Eric Schmidt took to the blogwaves after the Super Bowl yesterday to explain Google's surprising decision to purchase an ad thusly: We didn't set out to do a Super Bowl ad, or even a TV ad for search. Our goal was simply to create a series of short online videos about our products and our users, and how they interact. Google didn't set out to run a Super Bowl ad, that's for sure. Was it really as simple as that?
  • LIBRARIAN OF FORTUNE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
    [2010, Google] OCR for PDF
    I just ran across a nice little write up on how to Convert Images to Text with Online OCR Software. In addition to Google Docs' relatively new image-to-doc OCR conversion service , Digital Inspiration reviews Abbyy FineReader , Online OCR.net , Free OCR , OCR Terminal , and OCR Online. I can't count how many times I've been stymied when trying to edit a PDF.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2010
    [2010, Google] Thursday Signal - Repeat After Me: Apps Are (Currently) Myopic (Or.We've Seen This Movie Before.)
    I'm not claiming to be deeply informed about the app marketplace, which Google stirred up today (and, to my mind, the market could use a few more spoons). At least, I use enough of them to feel like a nearly typical member of the species (as compared to a few of my peers, who are so deeply involved in AppWorld that they have - just maybe - lost a bit of perspective.). So let's fast forward to today. And that, to my mind, can't stand.
  • WWW.SEARCHENGINEJOURNAL.COM  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2010
    [2010, Google] 50+ Google and Yahoo Search Shortcuts Cheat Sheet
    Home About Contact Search Engine Optimization | Search Engine Tools and Downloads 50+ Google and Yahoo Search Shortcuts Cheat Sheet Email Ann Smarty Follow me on Twitter Ann Smarty 04/20/09 19 Comments A shortcut in general is defined as “a route shorter than the usual one.&# This post is intended as a comprehensive guide to Google and Yahoo search shortcuts providing a cheat sheet of over 50 shortcuts and comparing the two search engines.
  • ANECDOTE   |  MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 2010
    [2010, Google] Benjamin Franklin and deliberate practice
    Benjamin, however, didn’t have his eye on Wimbledon (actually it's kind of a temporal impossibility), rather his ambition was to be a man of letters. Around the age of 14 one of their debates spilled over into a flurry of letters they sent back and forth to each other on the topic of whether women should be educated. It was the perfect model to learn with to improve his writing. Then he compared his version to the original and made corrections.
  • TRENDS IN THE LIVING NETWORKS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2010
    [2010, Google] Delicious will be shut down. What to do and 6 major alternatives for social bookmarking.
    If so, it's close to a tragedy. It is a simple step to take the bookmarks you are doing anyway, and make them visible along with your tags to describe them. That simple step "transforms mass participation into valuable emergent outcomes" for all, part of the shift to collective intelligence. to make Delicious open source or otherwise try to keep it alive rather than close it down. if they don’t at least make an effort to do that.
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2010
    [2010, Google] eLearning Predictions Further Thoughts
    I recently posted my Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010 and did a presentation on the topic. AT=pb&SP=MC&rID=58772167&rKey=9ac6286700094e6f Thought I’d do a quick post with some random follow-up thoughts: Skim Long Posts I asked at the start of the online session how many people had read my post that basically was very similar content. A question was asked: There was a big interest in mobile years back and then it seemed to disappear, we will be seeing this come back?
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2010
    [2010, Google] Using Chaos Theory Principals to Overcome Information Overload within the Enterprise and on the Web – Part One: My Enterprise 2.0 Conference Notes
    This one is different as it covers the session led by myself and by my Darwin colleague, Thierry Hubert, Using Chaos Theory Principals to Overcome Information Overload within the Enterprise and on the Web. With the addition of social media to the already increasing amount of Web content companies are spending more resources trying to make sense of what is happening.   I use Google when I know what I am looking for. Google decides what is important for you.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 2010
    [2010, Google] WWD’s 2009 in Review, Part 2
    July’s often a quiet month, but big news was the release of the MS Office 2010 technical preview, and Will spent some time putting it through its paces (although, disappointingly, Office Web Apps was not released at the same time ). Google Wave started creating a lot of buzz as it was gearing up for launch. for Windows arrived ; Darrell wrote about Bento , a nice Mac database management app; and Aliza shared how to explain to clients why they should engage in social media.
  • KNOWLEDGE JOLT WITH JACK  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010
    [2010, Google] Programs fail when they dont fit - Knowledge Jolt with Jack
    Programs fail when they dont fit Steve Denning has been writing a new book, The Leaders Guide to Radical Management , which is due out in November 2010. Seeing various discussions of Radical Management around the web, the general idea is to focus on the customers. What will make them talk about you (positively) to their colleagues and customers? This leads me to one of his recent posts at his blog, Why Do Great KM Programs Fail?
  • KNOWLEDGELINE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2010
    [2010, Google] Observations from Computerworld's Premier 100 Conference
    It was quite a wake up call to attend a conference outside of legal and I was certainly woken up on several occasions at the Premier 100 conference put on by Computerworld Magazine. It was awkward to walk around and not know many people, but I did manage to find Melvin Evins (an ILTA member), the only other person from a law firm that won an award. This is not to say they want failure on major projects, 'cheap' meaning that it be low in both cost and risk.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
    [2010, Google] Predictions 2012: #1 – On Twitter and Media
    2012 is going to be a year of contrasts – of consolidation of power for the Internet Big Five , and fragmentation and disruption of that power due to both startups as well as government and consumer action. I’ve spent the past few weeks jotting down thoughts for 2012, and hope to do the Year That Is About To Be justice in the following set of posts. Well, because I’d like to dig in a bit on each. But it’s about to get more complicated.
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  MONDAY, MAY 24, 2010
    [2010, Google] The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Notes Part There: Positioning IT as an Innovation Engine
    Roy said that the essence of innovation today is to fail fast before investing a lot in the wrong direction.   Get things done quickly to fail fast.   The challenge is how to get into the right data to test ideas, how to set up a Web site quickly or do a prototype.   Intuit uses IT to both create innovation and to run the company. Companies expect IT to drive innovation while making things run smoothly.
  • TRENDS IN THE LIVING NETWORKS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010
    [2010, Google] A few thoughts on Twitter's 'Promoted Tweets'
    Just over 4 years since the first Tweet was sent, Twitter has announced its plan to sell advertising on Twitter, by the name of 'Promoted Tweets'. A good interview of Twitter COO Dick Costolo on CNBC gives quite a bit of detail on the plan: This announcement has been extensively analyzed , so I'll just add a few quick thoughts to the fray: * Twitter has already been making significant money selling data feeds from everyone from Google through to start-ups.
  • VIZTHINK BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010
    [2010, Google] [Rewind] Creating Powerful Presentations with Nancy Duarte
    At that time, a chain of events got set in motion that lead to the first VizThink conference that took place two years ago this week. So we’re going to start a new feature – Rewind Fridays – where we’ll repost some of the best content from our archives. Be sure you don’t miss future events by subscribing to our blog , or better yet, signing up for our mailing list so you’ll get the announcements as they happen. Google docs.
  • SPINNING A LEARNING WEB  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2010
    [2010, Google] Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-28
    Second … a useful tool to archive your tweets – if you need such a thing, and third observation … the little hashtag at the end takes you to the original tweet. And what I’d really like in Twitter Tools … the option to post a digest of specific hashtagged tweets. stuartshields Students used to use Final Cut XP at USQ/Theatre. in reply to stuartshields #. Might sneak in a trip to the plant nursery somewhere.
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2010
    [2010, Google] Enterprise 2.0 Black Belt Workshop - Afternoon Part Two - Enterprise 2.0 Conference Notes
    If you find something useful be sure to share it.   Someone asked about when to share inside and when to share outside the enterprise. They try to trust employees but guidelines are still necessary. Some one said that more smart people work outside the organization than inside so it is good to turn outside at times. He said his firm was created in 1665 by the prime minister of Louis XIV in order to bring expert glass making to France.
  • KNOWLEDGE JOLT WITH JACK  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
    [2010, Google] More than one way to use RSS
    Feel free to skip. For starters, there is a claim out there that " RSS is dead " or some such - it's fun to say "X is dead," apparently. The biggest RSS Reader is from Google: Google Reader - that doesn't necessarily make it the best.). My friend Luis Suarez wrote The Death of the RSS Reader: Another Debate that Needs to End! His discussion gets to the beauty of following people (newsmasters / curators), rather than following news alone.
  • SPINNING A LEARNING WEB  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2010
    [2010, Google] Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-03-07
    @ thetowncrier Garrett's sounds like the average Sunday morning get-up to me. in reply to thetowncrier #. in reply to flloydpk #. djackmanson @iankath Actress to the very tall bishop or is that very tall actress to the bishop? in reply to djackmanson #. One month to # WTD10 @ pilot_theatre (York UK) @ MarcusRomer (in Argentina) looking forward to hearing from you on how you'll celebrate. #. in reply to flloydpk #.
  • TRENDS IN THE LIVING NETWORKS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2007
    [2010, Google] Sir Martin Sorrell: WPP mimics Google and Microsoft, driving the PR industry - Trends in the Living Networks
    » Sir Martin Sorrell: WPP mimics Google and Microsoft, driving the PR industry Ross Dawson, October 26, 2007 6:24 PM US PT Yesterday I heard Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP Group, speak about the Changing Nature of PR and Communications. His very big-picture thinking was in evidence, alongside manifest ability to change his thinking on issues. Ive added some notes and thoughts, as quite a lot of what he covered relates to issues Ive been thinking about and developing.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010
    [2010, Google] Learning and forgetting
    We need designers who understand that learning comes from experience, practice, conversations and reflection, and are prepared to move away from massaging content into what they see as good instructional design. Designers need to get off the content bus and start thinking about, using, designing and exploiting learning environments full of experiences and interactivity. donaldclark – 10 techniques to massively increase retention. Annual Message to Congress : 1862).
  • SPINNING A LEARNING WEB  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 2010
    [2010, Google] Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-03-14
    @ LucasStibbard I’m interested in how choosy/sophisticated/focussed consumers have become in how they use their hardware. in reply to LucasStibbard #. in reply to palbion #. in reply to Goldele #. How so? in reply to jonoperry #. nose poised for whiff of new shiny stuff* in reply to mvo1 #. flloydpk Where to now? in reply to flloydpk #. in reply to Goldele #. in reply to mvo1 #. in reply to travisbedard #.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2010
    [2010, Google] Partnerships and the organization
    Inspired by Jay Cross, Amanda Fenton asks how her Corporate Learning department could better meet the needs of employees. I think these are excellent questions and the answers form the basis of addressing how to integrate work and learning in the enterprise. What capacity needs to be developed in the organization to support all these areas? How can we better advocate the use of social software to enable high performance?
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  SUNDAY, MAY 30, 2010
    [2010, Google] WWD Weekend Reading List
    Here are some interesting posts from around the ‘Net to catch up with over the weekend: A List Apart: “How to Write a Better Weblog&#. A Visit to CoLab Orlando. ReadWriteWeb: “Entrepreneurs, Say No to (Poorly Run, Unnecessary) Meetings&#. Open Forum: “Being #1 on Google Doesn’t Matter – 5 Unconventional Search Marketing Tips&#.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2010
    [2010, Google] 5 Most Popular Posts on WebWorkerDaily This Week
    Aliza revisits and consolidates her ten “Golden Rules&# for some tips on how to use social media in 2010. 10 Must-have Google Chrome Extensions. Will shares his top ten extension for Google’s increasingly popular browser. Aliza explains why social media isn’t being adopted wholeheartedly, and what we can do to change the situation. 5 Great Productivity Goals For 2010.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2010
    [2010, Google] Video Conferencing Vendors: Tear Down Those Walls!
    We’ve all been there: You prepare for a quick video call with someone only to discover his setup is different than yours. Maybe you’re on Skype and he’s on Google Talk. Now imagine how complicated video calls can get when you translate this scenario into the corporate environment. Or how about setting up a conference with someone outside your own company?
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2010
    [2010, Google] Inbound Marketing: A Social Media Primer
    While we may not all agree on the “rules&# when it comes to marketing, we can all agree that marketing has changed considerably in recent years, largely due to social media. “ Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs &# by HubSpot’s Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah is a primer for those looking to learn how to make the most of social media to pull in customers.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2006
    [2010, Google] Why Google (or Ask or Yahoo!) is good for reference work | Information Wants To Be Free
    Information Wants To Be Free A librarian, writer, educator and tech geek reflecting on the profession and the tools we use to serve our patrons Home About me Contact me CV Book Website Presentations SJSU Class Meredith Farkas Librarian, writer, teacher and tech geek. Comments The author reserves the right to delete any comments she deems offensive, irrelevant, or blatant advertisements. Home | Library Success Wiki: An Update » Why Google (or Ask or Yahoo!)
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
    [2010, Google] Are “Consumer” Collaboration Tools Good Enough for the Enterprise?
    ??? Most of our readers probably use some “consumer&# (as opposed to “enterprise&# ) collaborative tools in their daily work: Skype, Google Chat, Delicious, Twitter, Dropbox, etc. Yet businesses cannot ignore the benefits such tools undoubtedly bring to the workplace, and trying to block their use will likely be a futile exercise that will only lead to disgruntled employees. How to Manage Consumer-Grade Collaborative Tools in the Workplace.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010
    [2010, Google] WWD Reader Profile: Siv Lam, Web Marketer
    Every week, I profile a different reader and ask them to share what they do, how they do it, and some of their favorite hints and tips. My main focus is helping female entrepreneurs use the web to their advantage. I help my clients to manage their web sites and teach them how to use Twitter and Facebook to grow their customer base and businesses. I am a big fan of Google Apps. I use it myself, too; all of my domains use Google Apps.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2010
    [2010, Google] 5 Ways to Get Customer Feedback — For Free
    Sometimes it’s good to get feedback straight from the horse’s mouth — namely, your customers and clients. But doing so via email can be a pain to organize and manage; that’s why the five solutions in this post can be useful if you want to get feedback about your products, services or even your organization in general. They benefit your public relations and give your customers a platform to communicate with your firm: a win-win scenario.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2010
    [2010, Google] WWD Reader Profile: Jessica Richman, Futurist/Scholar
    Every week, I profile a different reader and ask them to share what they do, how they do it, and some of their favorite hints and tips. My academic work translates very nicely into my consulting practice as I love to share information on new ways that the web will transform our legal system, culture, social life, etc. I also work on a stealth social entrepreneurship startup called Fundbright.org and am a contributor to the CultureHacker blog. Google everything first!
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010
    [2010, Google] EtherCodes: Online Collaborative Code Editing
    WWD readers may fondly remember EtherPad, an online collaborative text editing too that was acquired by Google and subsequently shut down. You don’t have to create an account to start using it. Just head to the EtherCodes site and hit the “Create Code Pad&# button to get going. Collaborative code editing is done in real-time: any changes to the code on one user’s screen are almost instantaneously reflected on everyone’s.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010
    [2010, Google] SkedgeMe Makes Business Scheduling a Breeze
    you add staff to your account. Finally, you need to set up some services that people can book via SkedgeMe. Once you’ve set up your businesses services, it’s just a case of generating an HTML widget (that says either “Book Now&# or “Appointment&# ) to add to your site. Users can click on that link to bring up a pop-up calendar page to book a spot in your schedule. How to Manage Consumer-Grade Collaborative Tools in the Workplace.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2010
    [2010, Google] Are Web Apps Becoming Over-Reliant on One Another?
    As we’re coming to rely on various web apps to an ever-greater extent in our day-to-day work lives, the impact on both our data and our productivity of these apps failing increases. Recently, I’ve been thinking about how interconnected some of the web apps we use are becoming, too. Thanks to open and documented APIs, developers can integrate functionality from other apps into their own software, making the apps more useful.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010
    [2010, Google] Sharing Flowcharts and Diagrams With LucidChart
    Collaborating isn’t just a matter of sending Word files back and forth: most organizations routinely need to use diagrams and flowcharts to get a good idea of what needs to be done. The tool is effectively an online alternative to Microsoft Visio. Bringing a team up to speed on using LucidChart is a trivial matter. It’s worth noting that the CEO of LucidChart, Karl Sun, came from another company that makes easy to use products — Google.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2010
    [2010, Google] Mind Your Manners Online With Real Simple’s Tech Etiquette Manual
    Sometimes it can be difficult to know whether your online actions will be viewed as impolite. With that in mind, how-to magazine Real Simple has compiled a Tech Etiquette Manual , a collection of expert advice on common tech etiquette conundrums. Here’s a sampling of its advice: How quickly must you respond to an email? You should also be consistent; if you can’t respond as quickly as you normally would, use an out-of-office message to explain.
  • KNOWLEDGE JOLT WITH JACK  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010
    [2010, Google] Are you reading Knowledge Jolt via Bloglines?
    If you are using Bloglines to read Knowledge Jolt, please find a new RSS reader. For what it's worth, about 1/4 of the people reading my blog come from Bloglines, according to Feedburner. When I look at website referrer information, I see a very small number of people coming to my website from Bloglines. First off, you need to get your subscriptions. Your browser should offer to save the file to your computer. Then you need to pick a new reader.
  • LIBRARIAN OF FORTUNE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2007
    [2010, Google] SLA Conference presentations - Librarian of Fortune
    Librarian of Fortune Mary Ellen Bates contributes white noise to the blogosphere Recent Posts Wanna be an info-entrepreneur? The $6 job search How to become a great speaker in one easy step Archives July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 More. I finally got around to posting the Powerpoint slides on my web site.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2010
    [2010, Google] How Accessible is Too Accessible?
    I’m used to living my life online, so it isn’t a problem of online access. With TimeDriver, the online personal appointment scheduler, I can create Schedule Books, which are effectively discrete “mini calendars,&# or carefully selected portions of my full workday calendar, that I assign to a given type of meeting or call. For example, if you want to schedule a demo for me to review your application for WebWorkerDaily, you could use my Product Demos link.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2010
    [2010, Google] Why Integrated Collaboration Tools Make Sense
    It’s very easy to wind up with very different tools for tasks like project management, customer relationship management and team communication. That can mean spending time copying information from one tool to another, and if one of your team members needs to contact a customer, for example, at the very least he’ll need to switch tools. Your team will get used to it. Google’s enterprise tools all work together.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, MAY 10, 2010
    [2010, Google] Moving to Mac: Why Now?
    In my last post I gave you some background on my decision to move to Mac after 20 years using PCs. It wasn’t a decision I made lightly, with three major areas of concern that I needed to address before I could feel comfortable considering the switch: Support, software and usability. I’m a naturally inquisitive person; this is especially true when it comes to computers and technology. I wanted to make sure that I had a support system in case I needed it.
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