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What is Social Media?

by Barbara J. Feldman September 28, 2008

Are you confused about what social media is, or why it’s being hailed as the next big thing? For starters, try Social Media in Plain English ( http://www.commoncraft.com/socialmedia ) a video from Common Craft that explains social media by telling a simple story about Scoopville, a town that is famous for ice cream. For another […]

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How to Create an Internet Radio Station

by Barbara J. Feldman August 27, 2008

Using free tools, Tinkernet’s Daniel Davis explains how to create an Internet radio station that all your friends can listen to. The tools needed are Winamp, Shoutcast DSP Plugin, Shoutcast Sever, and a supply of digital tunes to play. Sorry, today’s tip is for Windows users only.

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How to Make Web 2.0 Badges

by Barbara J. Feldman June 10, 2008

One of the most popular trends of Web 2.0 design is a glossy badge with highlights and reflection. But creating them from scratch takes skill and talent. With Web 2.0 Badges , however, you can make badges for free by simply pointing and clicking. Badges can be customized with your choice of text, color, and […]

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Free Website Creator from Google

by Barbara J. Feldman June 3, 2008

Google Sites, a free website creation tool, is now open to everyone. Google Sites makes creating and sharing a website easy. You get single-click page creation, and don’t need to know any HTML. Sites can be private or public, and you can allow multiple people (such as all the members of a club, or students […]

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How to Add RSS Feed Content to Your Website

by Barbara J. Feldman March 7, 2008

In addition to being a handy way to keep up with updates from your favorite sites, RSS feeds also can also be added to your own website as source of fresh content. There are a variety of free tools that enable webmasters to publish third-party feeds. My favorite is Carp but it requires a bit […]

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Twitter Wants to Know What You Are Doing

by Barbara J. Feldman November 20, 2007

“What are you doing?” Twitter is a micro-blogging social networking site that asks that one question, and gives you 140 characters to broadcast an answer to all your friends, family and co-workers. Intrigued by the possibilities? Here are a few guides to get you started: MasterNewMedia’s Twitter – A Beginner’s Guide , Caroline Middlebrook’s Big […]

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