Archive for August, 2008

This Week in Review – Edition #2

Some news from the Home Front! This week Sharon’s Report Techafina went through yet another design overhaul. What can I say, I’m indecisive! If you read site updates from your RSS Reader and haven’t been to the site in a while, this is a good time to check it out. Feel free to leave comments [...]

OpenID: Benefits and Risks

By David Rosen Last week we defined OpenID. This week we’re going to talk about why you might choose (or not choose) to use OpenID. As promised, let’s discuss the Benefits… Simplified Login Single Username and Password for multiple sites. You only have to authenticate to OpenID one time per session. Once you are logged [...]

Read Any Good eBooks Lately?

I did it. I finally bit the bullet and bought an Amazon Kindle. The Kindle caught my interest when rumors first broke about it’s upcoming debut, and now that it has been available for several months I decided it was time to take another look. If you are not familiar with the Kindle, it is [...]

Welcome, and Thank You!

I want to take a moment and point out that last night’s What is OpenID article was NOT written by me. If you read it quickly you may not have noticed that the name David Rosen is the name in the byline! Yes, I managed to convince my husband to be on occasional guest author [...]

What is OpenID?

By David Rosen If you have signed up for a new service recently, you may have noticed an option to use something called OpenID. You may have noticed that it is an option when you log in to Plaxo, LiveJournal, or WordPress. You may have heard that AOL and Yahoo are now OpenID providers. Many [...]

Twitter: See the Other Side of the Conversation

Twitter previously had a function that allowed you to click on the profile of someone and see their replies. I’m not sure when that feature disappeared, but it leaves people at a loss when seeing only part of the conversation come through to their stream. That happens if they are following you, but not your [...]

Social Media, as Spoken Word

Thanks to this Tweet by LouisGray on Twitter this morning: I was notified of a fantastic rendition of Social Media – as Spoken Word by Rasheen Porter. Rasheen, let me just say, you blew me away with this video. For anyone not in loop with regard to Social Media, here are all the items Rasheen [...]

Let Me Buy You a Coffee – From Across the Country

As someone who has co-workers all over the entire United States, I can honestly say,  there is a GAP here waiting to be filled. Want to buy someone a beer from afar? Someone figured out there was a need for that and yes, I can buy you a beer right here, right now, from my [...]

Buzz Bites Buzzes with Caffeine

What follows here is a remarkable example of how to effectively use Web 2.0 to help market your product. On Sunday, August 3rd, I published an entry explaining how little caffeine is really in Jolt gum. On Saturday, August 9th, I received a packet in the mail from Vroom Foods (wonderfully stamped “SERIOUSLY CAFFEINATED! CONTENTS” [...]

How to Customize Your Blogger Template

This past week I have been focused on customizing my Blogger Template, and I have to admit, I was shocked to find just HOW much information is available. Blogger can be tweaked to your own personal tastes and needs regardless of what it is you want it to do or how you want your site [...]