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Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing is a word that many of us have heard but not everybody understands. Google defines it as [to] “obtain (information or input into a particular task or project) by enlisting the services of a number of people, either paid or unpaid, typically via the Internet.” This happens all over the place but one of […]

Timehop

Timehop

A lot of people ask me why I use certain social media services, namely Four Square and Instagram. While there are several reasons why I use them a really big one that I think most people are unaware of is Timehop. Timehop is a service which connects your various social media accounts and each day […]

Your Password

Your Password

With all of the recent security breaches and the fact that many very large organizations are still using encryption routines that were popular over a decade ago we should all take a step back and look at how we manage our online security. Most people that I talk to have a couple passwords that they […]

TwinkleTrail

TwinkleTrail

As I mentioned in a post last week, I have been hard at work (w/ Mitchell Hislop and Pete Barry) on a project that just went live last Thursday. The project is called TwinkleTrail and its goal is to make the process of finding christmas lights in/around your city significantly easier. The site allows users […]

Google+ Thoughts and Review

Google+ Thoughts and Review

I have been using Google+ for about two weeks now and I have to say I am really impressed with the service. There are a few things that I want to highlight because in my opinion they are what make G+ great. The first is the integration with Gmail. Not only do you see a […]

GitHub for Mac

GitHub for Mac

GitHub just launched a GUI client for OSX and I am ecstatic. Git/GitHub are fairly easy to work with from the command line but having a GUI client for managing local/remote repositories is really nice. Just launch the app (see above) and you will be presented with a clean, simple and functional UI. Your repositories […]

Crowdbooster Review + 50 Free Invites

Crowdbooster Review + 50 Free Invites

As a result of the popularity and influence of social media a lot of services have popped up recently that attempt to help individuals/businesses measure the effectiveness of their social media usage. Many of these services just aggregate data in different ways and end up telling you a lot of what you already know. Crowdbooster […]

Twitter Updates Their Notification Op...

Twitter Updates Their Notification Options

Twitter just rolled out a new way of handling notifications which I think for the most part is a good thing. Notifications are now sent by default (unless you turn them off which you can do here) for @ replies, retweets and when somebody ‘favorites’ one of your tweets. Personally I like this functionality but […]

Why I Love Rdio

Why I Love Rdio

When I first heard about Rdio I was a little skeptical because in all honesty it sounded too good to be true. After browsing their extensive catalog I realized that Rdio was something special. From the moment I subscribed I felt like I had this incredible new power at my finger tips. The power to […]

WordPress 3.1

WordPress 3.1

I upgraded to WordPress 3.1 this morning and besides the large list of security/bug fixes (over 820) there are some neat features that are worth noting. The new admin bar is really slick and allows a lot of functionality that would have previously required you to go through the admin panel. Via the admin bar […]

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