December 30, 2009

Top Web 2.0 tools to help with your New Year’s resolutions

by Deltina Hay

Whether you want to lose weight, get in shape, manage your time or money, live a more sustainable or philanthropic life, or quit smoking, chances are there is a Web 2.0 tool out there to help you succeed with your 2010 new year’s resolution.

Here is a list of some of the top-rated sites for helping you achieve some of the resolutions most often made: weight loss, healthier living, quitting smoking, philanthropy, and better money and time management. And if you don’t have a resolution yet, perhaps this list can help you find a worthy one! Continue reading

December 10, 2009

Do you have a strategy for social bookmarking and crowdsourcing?

by Deltina Hay

Here is part 7 of the series I will post over the next few months based on chapters from my new book, A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization.

The book is meant to be a guide to building an optimized foundation in social Web for beginners and advanced users alike.

Chapter 7 of the book is about social bookmarking and crowdsourcing using news aggregators, enabling users to save and share their favorite Websites and determine the popularity of a news story, blog entry, or Website through various voting and rating systems. Continue reading

December 7, 2009

Free report: ‘Real-Time Search and Discovery of the Social Web’

by David Spark

Google, Microsoft scramble to incorporate real-time search into their results Call it good or bad timing, but I just happened to finish a report on real-time search on the day that Google announced its rollout of its integrated real-time search results within its general search results. After some last-minute edits, the report is now done and I’m making it available … Continue reading

December 6, 2009

The Traveling Geeks land at Le Web

by David Spark

Go to dinner with the geeks and you’ll get lots of photos taken Let me set the scene for you. More than a dozen geeks have traveled to Paris for a weeklong tech odyssey culminating with coverage from France’s premier Web 2.0 conference, Le Web. I’m having a hard time trying to determine what the difference is between “Le Web” … Continue reading

December 1, 2009

How to advertise your business on Facebook

by Deltina Hay

Here is part 6 of the series I will post over the next few months based on chapters from my new book, A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization.

This book is meant to be a guide to building an optimized foundation in social Web for beginners and advanced users alike.

Chapter 6 of the book focuses on one of the most powerful social media strategies: social networking. Continue reading

November 2, 2009

10 ways to improve Twitter lists

by Ayelet Noff

The brilliance of Twitter lists and suggestions for making them more powerful In my opinion Twitter is the best tool we have today to engage with others, spread a message, network, meet other likeminded people, and stay on top of the news, in any industry. The only aspect I’ve always found problematic on Twitter was the impossibility of organizing information. … Continue reading