Twitter Startup Tips

As you may or may not know, Twitter has a little bit of a learning curve. It’s not a bad curve until it is compared to Facebook and things people are more familiar with. Your average Facebook user that doesn’t use Twitter, will look at it and see a project they don’t want to tackle. Here are a couple of tips that I have seen around and have come up with myself to help those people ease in to Twitter. Read more of this post

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Phishing Frauds

Dear Friend,

I am Prince Fayad Bolkiah, the eldest son of Prince Jefri Bolkiah, former Finance Minister of Brunei, the tiny oil-rich sultanate on the Gulf Island of Borneo. Have you received an email like this before? You probably have, it’s just gone into your spam folder. If you do ever receive an email from Fayad or another prince of Brunei, don’t respond, it’s a scam. Read more of this post

Dropbox 2GB free online storage space and file sharing

As any webmaster will tell you cheap online file storage is hard to come by. I have found a company that offer free 2GB of convenient online storage called Dropbox. Let me tell you more about it. As I am a webmaster myself with my website hosted on a free server(Awardspace) setting up file downloads for my products has been extremely hard until now. I have managed to host all my downloads on a free service called Dropbox which give me 2GB of free storage space and allows all my users to download my files off their servers. This not only means that I don’t have to waste any unnecessary space on my server I don’t have to use any extra bandwidth either.

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Polymorphic viruses explained

Some people have been affected by a new sophisticated type of virus which can wreak havoc on a computer system and avoid detection.
Now I have always been interested in topics such as computer network security and hacking and recently I have come across a threat which is relatively unknown within the public domain and hardly ever explained. Indeed most definitions of a polymorphic virus are confined within the offices of computer scientists specializing in network security. Polymorphic viruses are a prime example of the fact that even if you take the highest precautions then your computer can still become infected. Read more of this post

Is Fiverr.com Really Worth The Time?

We’ve profiled Fiverr before, but we’ve never gone into detail about how realistic the service actually is.  If you don’t know already, Fiverr is a service that allows you to buy and sell “gigs,” or simple tasks, for $5.  The startup makes money by taking $1 off of every $5 transaction.  It’s a genius idea, and it seems to be taking off fast, but from a user’s standpoint, is it really worth the time?   Read more of this post

GeoCaching: My Beginning

GeoCaching: an outdoor activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called “geocaches” or “caches”) anywhere in the world. Thanks Wikipedia. So that sounds simple enough, right? Just a big game of hide and seek. Sounds like fun to me. Read more of this post

Hide Your Facebook Status From Specific Friends

Editor’s Note: This great guest post was written by Jeffery Williams, owner of Williams Tech Consulting in San Francisco.

Have you ever been in the situation where you wanted to post a status update, but didn’t want everyone on your friend list to see it?  Because of social pressure, there are certain people with whom we cannot just reject friendship on Facebook.  If you’re in that scenario, you will find this little underused Facebook feature very useful.   Read more of this post

Social Media “Experts”

Occasionally, I’ll receive an email from a reader who wants me to answer a quick question for them.  I got one today and started to think, “Hey, why just send one person a reply email when all of my readers can benefit from my answer?”

Today, I got an email from a reader regarding social media, as well as so called “social media experts.”   Read more of this post