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5 Mar/12

Networking Guide for Bloggers: Simple Roadmap to Networking (Part 7)

Networking Guide for Bloggers: Simple Roadmap to Networking (Part 7)

All right, since it is the final part of the “Networking Guide for Bloggers” series there’s no time to beat around the bush here – straight down to business. So far in the series we’ve talked about many different things: methods of communication, main channels of contact, crafting a subject line, selecting an email address, writing an email message, and many more. Now it’s finally time to discuss a roadmap of online communication and networking for bloggers. Here...

3 Mar/12

Optimizing Blog Readership: Reading off the Net

Optimizing Blog Readership: Reading off the Net

There’s no doubt that reading a book is distinct from reading an e-book. The same applies for reading text on paper and reading a blog online. Faced with different mediums altogether, readers form different expectations depending on what they are reading off. The written word may have been the first tool to promote the spread of knowledge, but it was the Internet that had revolutionized the spread of info with fast-paced and widespread access to knowledge all over the world. (Image...

27 Feb/12

Networking Guide for Bloggers: Messages That Get Noticed (Part 6)

Networking Guide for Bloggers: Messages That Get Noticed (Part 6)

The previous part of the series was all about email and various aspects of it. How long an email should be. What a good subject line is. Finally, what the value of having a professionally looking email address is. These are all valid elements, but we haven’t touched upon the body of an email message yet. And this is exactly what we’re going to do today. Communicating via text is a rather difficult thing. Words, sentences, and punctuation are the only tools you can use. You...




20 Feb/12

Networking Guide for Bloggers: Making a Good First Impression (Part 5)

Networking Guide for Bloggers: Making a Good First Impression (Part 5)

So far in the series (the previous episode, to be exact) we’ve talked about the fact that not every message gets opened and read. And a great deal of them don’t even get to a point where they can be forgotten, they simply never get noticed in the first place. How not to be on the losing team? Well, there’s no one magic solution here, but there is a set of precautions you can take, and a set of things you can do to improve your chances of success. And this is exactly what...

13 Feb/12

Networking Guide for Bloggers: How to Approach People (Part 4)

Networking Guide for Bloggers: How to Approach People (Part 4)

Approaching someone new is often quite a scary thing to do. No matter if you’re about to do it at a party, on a bus, or online – via email. We always want to make a lasting first impression, and not sound like we’re desperate or aggressive. These are all the things we’re going to cover in this part and the following parts of the series. Quick note:This post is a part of a series titled – Networking Guide for Bloggers. Be sure to check back next week for more!...

6 Feb/12

Networking Guide for Bloggers: Choose People Wisely, You Must (Part 3)

Networking Guide for Bloggers: Choose People Wisely, You Must (Part 3)

I’m sure you can relate to this and agree that selecting the right people to reach out to is the most important step on your way to success (whatever success is, since we’re talking networking). If you do this right, clearly, you’ll be able to build strong relationships with great people. If you take a more random or less thought-through approach then your mileage may vary, so to speak. Clearly, contacting everyone whose email address you can get your hands on is not...

27 Set/10

Now Shipping: ThinkUp Beta 1

Now Shipping: ThinkUp Beta 1

Hit a big milestone today! We released the first beta of ThinkUp, the PHP/MySQL webapp that archives your social media interactions in a database you control. Download it here. Following eight alpha releases over the past eight months, I’m so proud that the ThinkUp community and the software product itself has reached beta. The beta represents hundreds of commits by over 20 thoughtful developers scattered across the globe, and countless conversations on the mailing list,...

3 Set/10

Wave in a Box

Wave in a Box

So very excited that Google has announced an installable release of Google Wave, “Wave in a box.” Of course I’d like to sell a few more books, but post-Wave I’m also ruined to classic, linear group chat. Can’t wait to try to get an installation up and running. Continua a leggere – Original Link: Wave in a Box Technorati Tags: few-more, google-wave, linear-group, very-excited, wave

31 Ago/10

Gmail Priority Inbox Puts Important Messages First

Gmail Priority Inbox Puts Important Messages First

Just completed my first email sweep with Gmail’s new “Priority Inbox” feature enabled, and it’s a keeper. Over time, if this mechanism proves to be as good as Gmail’s top-notch spam filtering, it could be the reason why you only check Gmail in the browser. (Well-played, GOOG.) Priority Inbox adds an “important messages” section above your inbox. Initially, Priority Inbox decides what messages are important based on your email and chat patterns–a...

18 Ago/10

What to Expect From “Google Me”

What to Expect From “Google Me”

My greatest hope for the hotly-rumored, might-launch-any-day-now social networking app “Google Me” is that it will not merely clone Facebook in a weak attempt at parity, but that it will innovate and solve problems that plague existing social networks. Last month, a senior user experience researcher at Google, Paul Adams, gave a presentation entitled “The Real Life Social Network.” The 224 slides, embedded below, describe some of the problems and common user behavior...