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Top 10 reasons to hire a college graduate

As a part-time college professor, I can’t let this time of year pass without giving all employers my Top 10 list of reasons to hire a recent college graduate: No. 10: Grads know what the point of social media is (and isn’t). Instead of trying to figure out what your company should be doing to… Continue Reading Top 10 reasons to hire a college graduate

Move to de-automate web content

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I saw the announcement this week at LinkedIn: On March 15, the professional networking site will discontinue support for RSS feeds in its groups. And as the manager of several trade groups on LinkedIn, I had to sigh with disappointment, but also nod in agreement. This move marks the trend toward de-automating content on the… Continue Reading Move to de-automate web content

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Remember how personalization was the hottest thing going on the Internet about two years ago? Site visitors were able to customize the homepage of whatever site they were on by dragging/dropping page elements, and they could select the background images for their search pages in Google. It was a user-centric and fairly odd-looking trend. Interestingly… Continue Reading Tech Talk: New trend: taking personalization offline

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Why an $8/month web host costs you thousands

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It happened twice this week — corporate websites that I was working with (not ones I manage or host, mind you) were hacked into and disabled, seemingly at random. Was it random? I think not. Invariably, when I look into the hosting packages for these sites, they are hosted on shared “low cost” servers. You… Continue Reading Why an $8/month web host costs you thousands

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Lately I’ve been involved in strategy sessions that extend beyond technology into a more holistic business purview. And I have to say there’s a fundamental difference in approach between a strategist with a technical background versus a more analog background. But rather than bore you with a whole list of differences, I’ve boiled it down… Continue Reading Tech Talk: Techies vs. strategists, Just run the program

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Top technical reasons marketers get fired

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Marketing is becoming a technical profession, much to the dismay of many who thought they would have a career filled with martinis and long meetings about pictures and how to fit those pictures into hilarious ads. Some weeklong celebrity photo shoots in the Bahamas would be nice too. Unfortunately, now marketers are as responsible for… Continue Reading Top technical reasons marketers get fired

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ReClouding with a brighter outlook

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About a year ago, I wrote a column about how I thought the cloud was great until my computer crashed and I had to download everything through a tiny pipe back to my computer. It turns out there’s a better way to use the cloud. Let’s take another look at it, but with another year… Continue Reading ReClouding with a brighter outlook

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Two weeks ago I took the drastic step of blocking Facebook in my office. Well, it’s an office of one, so really what I’m saying is that I’ve stopped using Facebook during the day. However, since then the changes in productivity and mood are so dramatic that I wanted to share my findings with you.… Continue Reading Let’s block social media in the office

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An ode to purposeful Internet privacy

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In the constant back-and-forth battle of privacy versus subscription, there are some unusual casualties: Users are starting to sabotage themselves. Users have been so conditioned to expect unrelenting spam and email /robo call torture after filling out an online form, they have started automatically filling out all forms with bogus email addresses and phone numbers,… Continue Reading An ode to purposeful Internet privacy

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How to spot spammers stealing server space

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Yes, it’s still happening and it’s worse than ever — spammers break into your company’s Web server and set up little robots that generate thousands of pages of spam links without you ever knowing it. The consequences for businesses are huge; once the links are discovered on the Web and traced back to your company’s… Continue Reading How to spot spammers stealing server space

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