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How To Update Your WordPress.org Blog (How do I upgrade my blog)

March 7, 2010 Leave a comment

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Source:  AmazingVideoTours.com

Unlike most of my other “How To” Videos, this one is not targeted for the beginner.  We’ll categorize this one as Intermediate/Beginner.  If you know what an FTP client is, and if you know how to gain FTP access to the web server that your blog sits on, then you won’t have any problem.

If all this makes you nervous, you might try a WordPress Automatic Upgrade Solution.

If you have a WordPress.com Blog – don’t sweat a thing, upgrades are taken care of for you.

The reality is, many folks have someone else set up and install their WordPress.org Blog.  But what happens when an update is necessary?  Watch this video on How To Update Your WordPress.org Blog.  If you have any questions, let me know and I’ll help you out.

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How Small Business Is Using Social Media

March 4, 2010 Leave a comment

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Source:  Mashable

The University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business looked at the relationship between social media and small businesses and found that the technology adoption rates in the U.S. have doubled in the past year from 12% to 24%.

The data comes straight from the university’s third installment to its Small Business Success Index report and is based on a December 2009 telephone survey of 500 small business owners. Adoption rate calculations are compared against a baseline report conducted in December 2008.

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IT: Computer Engineer Barbie Shows She Is More Than Just A Pretty Face

February 15, 2010 3 comments

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Source:  WomenInTechnology.co.uk

Beloved children’s doll Barbie has joined the illustrious ranks of role models in IT after consumers voted for her 126th career to be a computer engineer.

The iconic toy’s new career was unveiled last week (February 12th) at the New York Toy Fair after an online poll which captured the attention of women in technology around the world, including Microsoft technical recruiter Janelle Godfrey.

In a statement from Mattel, the makers of Barbie, the toy manufacturer said that they hoped having such an iconic figure as “an ambassador from female computer engineers can help inspire a new generation of girls to hone in on their computer skills and become a part of this growing profession”.

Equipped with a smartphone, Bluetooth headset and stylish geek-chic clothes, Computer Engineer Barbie‘s accessories were created in conjunction with the Society of Women Engineers and the National Academy of Engineering.

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Comcast subscribers now get Norton Security Suite free

January 21, 2010 1 comment

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McAfee may have scored a big deal last week by teaming up with Facebook, but Symantec’s Comcast deal this week is arguably much bigger.

If you are a Comcast customer you can now start using a fully-featured PC security solution free of charge. Norton Security Suite is now available to all Comcast subscribers who get Internet access. That includes both residential and business customers.

The suite of protection being offered is based on Norton 360 technology and includes the following features:

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10 Ways to Win with Online Video

January 20, 2010 Leave a comment

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Source:  Sys-Con Media

As with any marketing tool, you’ve got to start with your goals for video. Your video marketing objectives may include greater visibility, enhanced credibility or expert status, higher search engine rankings, increased brand awareness or all of the above!

By beginning with the end in mind, you can decide on how best to use your video to achieve your objectives. To give you some ideas for diving in, here are ten great ways to use online video:

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Ford cars to read your Twitter feed

January 18, 2010 Leave a comment

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Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) — The debate over distracted drivers ramped up a notch on Thursday as Ford Motor Co. announced technology to let computers read their Twitter feeds to them while . . .

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