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Facebook Privacy: 10 Settings Every User Needs to Know

Facebook’s privacy settings are extremely detailed, giving you the ability to fine-tune the privacy aspects of almost every little part of your Facebook account. Unfortunately, for most users, this level of micromanagement makes Facebook’s privacy settings a convoluted mess. Even worse, these settings change often; you may think you know everything there is about them, only … Read more

Why Many Super Bowl Ads Failed to Score

The Financial Times ran a story this week on the “infomercial king” of the U.S., British-born Anthony Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan says his job is to pitch products, not to market them, and he likens those who practice the dark art of marketing as “black-suits-wearing namby pambies.” The basics of selling, or how to put a … Read more

YouTube Adblitz: 2011 Super Bowl Commercials

So the Super Bowl came and went for another year and even if your team didn’t win, you may have at least found some enjoyment in the commercials. Commanding the most expensive prices of all airtime, great creative minds are put to work to come up with some of the best 15, 30 and 60 … Read more

Facebook ‘Instant personalization’ launches: How to disable it, and why

Facebook’s ‘instant personalization’ feature is to be switched on today, allowing the walls between the social network and the world to be broken through for a seamless experience for all. While many have not been able to access the instant personalisation feature yet, it turns on today. More worryingly, it is turned on by defaultso many will be … Read more

Super Bowl TV ads to unleash social media campaigns

If you’re dropping $2 to $3 million on a Super Bowl commercial to generate buzz for your company, you might want to throw in a social media campaign to capitalize on the conversation. That’s what an estimated one-half of Super Bowl advertisers plan to do this coming weekend. Here’s a sneak peek at some of … Read more

Six Areas of Technology All Small Businesses MUST Stay Current With

Small Businesses operate in a rapidly changing technological environment. I don’t use the same computer software and hardware that I used eight years ago, and neither should you. Small businesses who don’t keep up with the changing technologies may soon find themselves out of business. While you don’t necessarily have to be on the cutting edge … Read more

HTML5 Gets an Official Logo

January 18th, 2011
HTML5 Gets an Official Logo

The World-Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has unveiled a new logo forHTML5 — and along with it, a new way of framing the conversation about newer web development technologies. The topic of HTML5 has been one of great debate and no small amount of confusion over the past year or so. With the ardent support of … Read more

How to Transform a Good Web Design into an Incredible Web Design

Sometimes you have a good web design, possibly even great in terms of the layout and the hierarchy of the pages, but for some reason the wireframes you sketched or mocked up on your computer were more exciting than the final product is. The key to incredible design is nothing magical – it basically all … Read more

How Will Facebook CyberAttackers Fare In 2011?

Alas, cyberattackers will continue to focus on Facebook in 2011. According to AppRiver, Facebook’s popularity makes it appealing to hackers and other cybervillains. Expect to see more of the same phishing and malware in 2011 that hit the social network this year. While that’s not good news, the bright side is that it could be … Read more

Top 10 End-of-Year Office Upgrades (You Can Probably Write Off)

By this time next week, it’ll be next year—and too late to turn a great investment in your work life into a lower tax burden in April. Splurge wisely on yourself with these write-off-friendly wishlist items. Photo by jnyemb. Republished from end of December, 2009, but we think you’ll find that all of these upgrades still … Read more