As Apps Move Into Cars, So Do More Distractions

How distracted are you? Is safety going out the windows? According to John R. Quain, writing in the New York Times, “Automakers are fighting an undeclared, escalating war over in-dash apps, worrying regulators about even more distracted driving. Manufacturers say they are concerned too, but that hasn’t stopped them from connecting smartphones to in-dash systems and putting […]

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20 Tips for Behaving More Safely Online: Especially with Social Media

Over the last several months, I have given a number of presentations on how to be smarter online. It is amazing how many smart people do things online that are not so smart. So, here is my top twenty list of things to keep in mind: Online, YOU are your best friend. Please don’t be […]

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Business Etiquette: 5 Rules That Matter Now

  Photo by shutterstock images. Click the image for the full story As Eliza Browning reports in Inc.: “The concept of etiquette is still essential, especially now—and particularly in business. New communication platforms, like Facebook and Linked In, have blurred the lines of appropriateness and we’re all left wondering how to navigate unchartered social territory.”

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April Fools! You’ve Been Spamvertised

We call it phishing; others say it is spamvertising. Whatever the name, it’s mean stuff! According to Webroot, Inc.: “Spamvertising is the combination of the words ‘spam’ and ‘advertising.’ It’s the super nasty stuff that arrives in your email inbox and, recently, even in your Facebook messages. All you have to do is click on […]

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Justice Dept. Sues Apple and Publishers Over E-Book Pricing; 3 Publishers Settle

  Photo by Doug Mills for the NY Times. Click the icon for the full story. Overpaying for E-books? Well, the U.S. Justice Department has said enough. As Julie Bosman reports in the Times: “The Justice Department filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Apple and major book publishers on Wednesday, charging that the companies colluded […]

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Common Blogging Errors

 In reviewing many blogs, these are the most common errors I find:   Not setting up the blog theme and posts in a professional manner that would encourage you to provide a blog link on your resume or Web site. Not having posts that build on another or the overall theme of your blog. There are […]

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Why You Can’t Win If a Story Goes Viral

Click the link for the story behind the story — how do you ever combat bad publicity that spreads like wildfire? The falsities spread about Apple’s working conditions in China: http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/this-american-life-retracts-episode-on-apples-suppliers-in-china/?hp

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More to Be Careful About: For Apple, Pressure Builds Over App Store Fraud

  Photo by Ben Sklar. Click the image for the full story. As reported by Evelyn Rusli and Brian Chen in the New York Times: “In a little over an hour, Ryan Matthew Pierson racked up $437.71 in iTunes charges for virtual currency that he could use to buy guns, nightclubs, and cars in iMobsters, […]

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