Twitter in Real Life

For the Twitter users who have ever encountered this scenario, I though you would enjoy this cartoon I found on Hubspot’s blog.

The Follow-Back

Twitter In Real Life: The Follow-Back

What’s your opinion?  I always feel somewhat guilty if I don’t follow someone who follows me?

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Curious About Google? 10 Google Slideshows

Stan Shroder posted a great article of Mashable, “10 Great Google Slideshows.” I’m a big fan of Slideshare after downloading a presentation, “How to Use Twitter for Marketing and PR.”  Slideshare is a great resource for educators, marketers, and everyone in between.

Yesterday we dug out a cool slideshow which tries to tell us, in a mere 34 slides, everything there is to know about Google. It’s not the only Google-related slideshow out there, though; in fact, we’ve found dozens of them. Here’s a selection of ten we’ve found to be either very useful or interesting.

Google for Life Science ResearchAs you can see there is many presentations on varying aspects of search engine giant Google.  I especially liked the presentation “Google for Life Science Research: Searching Power and More,” since I’m constantly on the look out for research tools and resources to help me with my Doctoral work.  What resources for research do you use?

Here is a link to the article on Mashable: 10 Great Google Slideshows

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200 Tools for Surviving the Economic Crisis

Image provided by Marcopoulos via Flickr

Image provided by Marcopoulos via Flickr

Mashable has compiled a list of over 200 useful tools that are sure to come in handy during this – shall I say it? – “recession.”  The tools fall under categories such as:

  • budgeting
  • job search
  • transportation
  • travel.

They are all neatly assembled in one blog post.  Here are 10 of my favorite tools from the list:

TheCorporatePlaybook.com – A site that helps college athletes make the transition from school to the corporate world. The jobs range from everyday jobs to those in the sports field.

Mint.com – A completely free financial management tool that offers nice perks like integration with numerous banks, retrieves new transactions daily and even puts them into categories for you automatically, sets budgets that will warn you when you’re close to going over and much more.

eRideShare.com – Assists you in finding rides for daily carpooling, cross-country travel, running errands, or even to special events & club meetings.

RideAmigos.com – Use the RideAmigo’s RideMatcher system to enter your trip or commute, and find people with a matching schedule that you can share a ride with. The service also shows the environmental impact reduction of the people sharing a ride. Also offers a corporate version, which restricts results to people within your company.

RepairPal.com – RepairPal assists you with getting estimates for repairs, finding well reviewed shops and keeping track of your car’s maintenance.

FuelMeUp.com – 82,000 gas stations around the United States, and their prices are updated three times a day to reflect the latest information.

.MyCoupons.com – Has over 4,000 stores you can look up by name. Also has message boards for sharing more codes, rates how well codes have worked, and a whole lot more.

Farecast.Live.com – Microsoft powered service to search multiple sellers and predict for you if you should buy your ticket now or hold off for a possible price drop.

HotelsCombined.com – Search over 30 hotel reservation sites in 12 languages from one convenient interface.

AgentBoost.com – You post a listing for a property you plan to sell and agents have five days to bid for your listing.


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How to Manage Your Social Profiles and Create Virtual Business Cards

Doriano “Paisano” Carta’s post on Mashable is so good I just had to share it. Even better

Wayne Sutton Twitter Profile

Wayne Sutton Twitter Profile

are the reader’s comments about on Doriano’s post.  Make sure you read through the comments, they’re loaded with info and advice on managing your online profile.

Seriously, take a look at Wayne Sutton’s comments.  Wayne’s Twitter profile is referenced in Doriano’s post.  And get this, Wayne commented via a video created using Viddler!  There is way too much info for me to cover it all – your going to have read it for yourself.

Here is a copy of Wayn’e video comment.

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