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Twitter Best Practices for Bloggers

Are you using Twitter in a way that it’s a clear value to you? Or, like many others, are you REALLY not sure how to use it yet? I’m going to share with you how I’ve come to use Twitter so that it brings value to me and, I trust, my followers. In the early days of Twitter, many people jumped on the bandwagon thinking this was the thing to do to be “in.”  If you weren’t Tweeting and getting followers you simply weren’t one of the cool kids.  This only got worse when Ashton Kutcher jumped in followed by many celebrities.  Unfortunately, once you signed up you were hit with the “What now?” moment. There’s no how to use Twitter correctly manual so most people are simply lost. Is it a new chat thingy like AOL Instant Messenger? Is it a simple Facebook? Why only 140 characters?  Do people

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Why I Will Never, Ever Hire A “Social Media Expert”

Social media is not “cool.” MAKING MONEY IS COOL. Social media is simply another arrow in the quiver of marketing, and that quiver is designed to GENERATE REVENUE. If you’re doing anything else with social media, here’s a book of matches, and I expect to never see you again. via Why I Will Never, Ever Hire A “Social Media Expert”. I really like this article. I think we can apply it to what we do as bloggers. At the end of the day, you’ll be a success if people want to read what you write. Pure and simple.

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Technology News: Social Networking: Facebook Wants to Hook ‘Em Young

CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently suggested altering legal restrictions that prevent children younger than 13 from signing up for a Facebook account. Currently, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), a federal law passed in 1998, mandates that 13 is the minimum age at which a child may sign up for accounts on sites like Facebook. Zuckerberg argued that in our increasingly technology-driven society, education in online media is what will set students apart and boost the economy, according to a report in the International Business Times on Monday. He maintained that learning must start at a very young age. via Technology News: Social Networking: Facebook Wants to Hook ‘Em Young. Really?? Do we really want our pre-teens out in Facebook land?  How would that be educational in a good way?

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Switching hosts

I’ve had it with my current host. I’ve experienced everything from the site being unavailable to the site crawling like it is now. They’re cheap but really live up to the “you get what you pay for” saying. I’m going back to a host that I’ve used in the past but left because this one is half the price on the monthly basis. I never experienced the problems I’m having now with them. I’ll just consider the extra cost part of my mental well-being expense… All the best

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I’ve gone naked for a day

No, the site is working fine!  It’s CSS Naked Day!  In honor of all of the beautiful designs now possible through the good use of Cascading Style Sheets, I’ve decided to partake in the commemoration by stripping my stylesheet for one day. The idea behind this event is to promote Web Standards. Plain and simple. This includes proper use of (x)html, semantic markup, a good hierarchy structure, and of course, a good ‘ol play on words.  It’s the brainchild of Dustin Diaz and it’s in its third year. All the best

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