Archive | January, 2009

SOCIAL MEDIA | January 29, 2009

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Twitter 101 | Basic Commands

A friend who just joined Twitter asked me for clarifications on standard Twitter functions. She wishes to grasp the subtleties between the commands. Note that a Twitter user is called a Tweeter or a Twitterer. Tweeple refers to Twitter people, Twitter members or the Twitter users viewed as a group. Reply @ You reply to […]

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BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS | January 27, 2009

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Hosting a Giveaway As a Blog Marketing Tool

Hosting a Giveaway As a Blog Marketing Tool

Hosting a giveaway can build awareness about your blog. The motivation is to gain new readers while rewarding your actual fans. If you are clever about it, the biggest gain may be the splurge in media attention. Bloggers are often approached by a brand to reach their audience with a giveaway. If the prizes are […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA | January 25, 2009

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Create Your Own Art with BeFunky

Create Your Own Art with BeFunky

I tried a cool online tool that enables us to transform any picture of us into a funky piece of art. BeFunky let you create an avatar or a art print. BeFunky was founded by engineers and cartoonists with a unique desire to integrate art and technology. It is fun and pretty easy to use. […]

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TECHNOLOGY | January 25, 2009

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PC or Mac: Which laptop is best for bloggers?

PC or Mac: Which laptop is best for bloggers?

Many non tech savvy people around me are having this dilemma:  should I go for a PC or a Mac laptop? I prefer the Mac, unconditionally. I used to be a PC user (I still have a desktop at the office) but I do not intend to go back for my daily activities. I feel […]

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TECHNOLOGY

January 22, 2009

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Quick Guide for Canadians Traveling with an iPhone to the USA

As we arrived in Los Angeles, my husband and I turned down the data roaming on your iPhone since the fees add up pretty quickly. Then, the iPhone becomes a simple cell phone with a contact book. Nothing smart about it. I felt naked. It is easy to forget the technological advancement as we get […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA

January 22, 2009

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Mr. Tweet may be useful after all. We will see

Mr. Tweet may be useful after all. We will see

I tried Mr. Tweet twice when they launched. My original feeling was disappointment. Where Mr. Tweet and similar tools felt short is that their suggestions ignore my scope of interests. I am aware this is not an easy thing to do but a girl can dream. Since my goal is follow people who say things […]

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Blog DESIGN, BLOGGING

January 19, 2009

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Web Site Design Trends 2009

Every time at this time of the year, I am curious to know what top designers have to say about Web site designs. Let’s look at was hot last year that should continue this year? But most importantly what is hot right now. Here are my Top 5 trends. They are the ones I prefer. […]

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BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS

January 13, 2009

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5 simple and free ways to grow your traffic when you are launching a blog

Blog traffic does not grow overnight or by magic. It takes times. With so many great blogs out there, you need to be patient and invest time in promoting your blog. My tricks will work for any blog that wishes to grow their traffic, not simply for when you are launching it. These are the […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA

January 12, 2009

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Watching Geek Brief with Cali Lewis

Two days ago I complained about not having enough girls in IT, so it seems natural to introduce a video podcast hosted by a geek girl. What is great about Cali Lewis’ Geek Brief show is that her tech content appeals to men and women. GeekBrief.TV celebrated their third anniversary on December 23rd, 2008. Impressive! […]

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TECHNOLOGY

January 10, 2009

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Not Enough Girls in IT

When we say that they are enough girls in technology; it is true. It is a fact that a small number of girls working in IT are involved in programming or direct application development. A sign of the lack of girls in IT: I just wrote my name to attend iPhoneDevCamp. I am the only […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA

January 10, 2009

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Which Home Design and Cooking blogs are on Technorati Top 100 Blogs

If you achieved top 5K or top 2K as a blogger on the home decor, product design, architecture or cooking niche, you reached the top of your niche. A few lucky blogs made it to the select club of the Top 100 Technorati mark. I was curious to know who they are. Methodology: I used […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA

January 10, 2009

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Building a Canadian Playlist for Barack Obama

Building a Canadian Playlist for Barack Obama

I present you another Web initiative for the inauguration of Barack Obama: a Canadian playlist. CBC Radio 2 invites Canadians to choose 49 songs from North of the 49th parallel that defines Canada to the new President. The nominations is now closed. From Monday, January 12, 2009 to Friday, January 16 at 11 p.m. ET, […]

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