Archive for March, 2009

Turn Page Pro

Posted in Book Publishing on March 30th, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment

For all your digital publishing needs, they will digitize your documents with their Turn Page, Page Flipping and Flash page flip technology software. Their turn page or page flip software, will convert your PDF documents into a flash page flip book that can be viewed from any webpage. Digitally publishing your documents has never been so easy and affordable. They require your document to be sent in a .pdf file for the free demo.

(Editors note: You can insert links and video into this one, making a book a full interactive experience).

http://www.turn-page.com/online-interactive-publications/

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Blurb.com

Posted in Book Publishing on March 30th, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment

I’ve downloaded their free software, and trying it out by using the layout and importing some photos for a client project. It is dead easy to make a book and once you’re done, click pricing and send the file to them. They’ll send you the printed copy. Either one or as many as you like. Publishing was never so easy.

http://www.blurb.com/

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Vimeo - Video blogging and more

Posted in Social Networking Media, Video Blogging on March 24th, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment

Vimeo helps to make videos easy. It has groups, channels, widgets and more to help provide you with tools to get the most out of video blogging. You can upload any kind of video you make. They even support high definition. With the click of a button you can share the video with anyone you want. You can even post videos on other sites like Facebook, MySpace, Flickr, or Digg.

What you get when you join Vimeo
500MB per week
Donwload original file
Create Groups and Channels
HD uploading
Easy embed features
Robust privacy controls
and as they state on thier website, huge street cred!


Lip Dub Pop Muzik from fredasterical on Vimeo.

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Internet Explorer 8 Released

Posted in Technology News on March 23rd, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment

After releasing IE6 back in August of 2001 and seemingly winning the browser wars, Microsoft took a long break from making any advancement in their web browsing software. It wasn’t until late 2006 that they finally introduced the much needed upgrade IE7. But at this point, although still retaining the largest portion of the browser market, they have been playing technological catch-up to new browsers like Firefox, Safari, Opera and most recently Chrome, all of whom have been slowly but surely taking away from Internet Explorer’s dominance.

Not wanting to make the same mistake twice, rather than wait another 5 years, Microsoft has come out with another upgrade just over 2 years after the release of IE7. As of Thursday at noon Internet Explorer 8 was made available for download. This time rather than playing catch up Microsoft is trying to move back to the head of the pack, with improvements to tabbed browsing (if you don’t know what this is you must be one of the few still holding on to IE6 and some web developers in Norway might have something to say about this), faster rendering of web pages, better security and some interesting new features called ‘accelerators’ and ‘slices’.

Check out a review of Microsoft’s new IE8 web browser.

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LinkedIn

Posted in Social Networking Media on March 19th, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment

What’s new at LinkedIn:
It’s easier than ever to keep in touch with your colleagues, classmates & clients — find out where they are working, what they are working on, and what groups they are joining

    LinkedIn News: Read and discuss the latest on your company & industry
    Profile Photos: Upload your photo and put a face with the name
    LinkedIn Answers: Have a business question? Ask your network and get fast answers

http://www.linkedin.com

Testimonial from a client who uses this service:

I started on Linkedin last Monday. I have worked at this pretty steady now everyday since. I now have 50 members in my group. With “their” connections I have 5900 contacts. In my network I have 699,600 people. When you get a good contact, 9 times out of 10 they will have great contacts as well. I can also do a mass email to all my members if I want as well. Anytime I post something in any group, there is an email that is generated to all members of that group, saying that I just posted a comment.

I use the search function to find people in the industries I am targeting. All my contacts are people I searched out and found through the internal search feature. I would suggest that this site works best if you sign up for the paid services. I have senior V.Ps from American Jewelery Chain stores such as Ben Bridges, product V.P’s with Tiffanys. I even have one of the writers for “Entertainment Tonight” from Los Angeles (might be handy for writing something on the “New Green” white gold.) I have metal smiths who have Harvard degrees but do something completely different than what they studies for) who make jewelery and sell it to Movie Stars.

If someone new was going on Linkedin, I would suggest that they start some groups and work at being a person who is willing to share and help as much as possible.

I actually started two groups that I felt would be interested in. I started “The Successful Retail Jewelery Store” and “Increasing your Sales by Selling Environmentally Manufactured Jewelery”. I now belong to 29 different groups. For the groups I started, I am supplying information almost every day to them. I am giving as much “free” information as I can to help people.

I am also using this for my Fine Art and have already made connections on a few things in Italy. We agree to share information and help sell things for each other. I had a person contact me concerning selling a Amadeo Modigliani 1884-1920. It is the real deal.

Their are options that I can have my profile viewed on other Linkedin countries. I chose Thailand and China for starters. I now belong to business groups that are hooked into Thailand as a result. This is working out great! Most of the people in here are professionals who are looking for contacts. Thats the scoop!! Talk to you soon!

Stephen

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Yelp

Posted in Social Networking Media, Web Tools on March 19th, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment

Yelp is the fun and easy way to find, review and talk about what’s great - and not so great - in your area. Reviews and ratings in the United States and the UK.

http://www.yelp.com/

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AddThis

Posted in Social Networking Media, Web Tools on March 19th, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment

AddThis is the #1 bookmarking and sharing service, served over 20 billion times per month

Why Use AddThis

  • Easy Bookmarking and Sharing - Makes it easy for your visitors to bookmark and share your content with others.

  • Promotes Your Website/Blog - Helps send your content to social bookmarking services and social networks, which brings back more traffic to you.
  • Increases Your Rankings - Increases your link popularity, which is a very important factor in increasing search engine rankings.
  • Recognizable Interface - Users will know what the button does and how to use it.
  • Removes Clutter - Eliminates the need to include a different button for each bookmarking service.
  • Easy to Install - Our button can easily be installed on almost anywhere with a few clicks.
  • Usage Analytics - Provides valuable statistics about how readers are bookmarking and sharing your content.
  • Very Reliable - No matter how much traffic your site generates, our fast servers can handle it, and reliably deliver the widget at all times.
  • Free - All of our current features are free.
  • http://addthis.com/

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    Social Networking’s New Global Footprint

    Posted in Social Networking Media, Technology News on March 18th, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment

    Two-thirds of the world’s Internet population visit social networking or blogging sites, accounting for almost 10% of all internet time, according to a new Nielsen report “Global Faces and Networked Places.” If data captured from December 2007 through December 2008 is any indication, that percentage is likely to grow as time spent on social network and blogging sites is growing more than three times the rate of overall Internet growth. Read the Whole Article

    Read the Report

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    Google Tools and Sitemap

    Posted in Search Engine Optimization on March 18th, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment

    Google webmaster tools services:
    Google provides a Webmaster Tools system for website owners and managers. It provides reports on search engine rankings, the ability to view errors in indexing, and to submit the location of a Google sitemap.
    Learn more

    Google sitemap:
    Webmasters can create a sitemap of all the pages on a website, and submit its location to Google. The sitemap file format is very specific, and may be created in text or XML format. Once submitted, Google can more accurately index the website pages.
    Take a tour and find out more

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    Blurb

    Posted in Book Publishing on March 18th, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment

    Check out this website that allows you to download software to create your own book. Free and easy to use software, professionally designed layouts, import photos, blogs and more.

    http://www.blurb.com

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