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Google+ Profits From Your Name and Image

Google has probably used your name and photo in an endorsement of a product or service. Did they pay you? I didn’t think so. That’s because, like on all “free” websites and social media networks, you are the product. This means they profit from your presence. Now that’s not to say there isn’t a symbiotic […]

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How To Make Money On Fiverr

Fiverr is the Israel based service website that connects providers and clients for jobs, called “gigs”, for as little as $5. Yes, you read that right: five dollars US. It requires becoming a member, which is free, and then hiring someone from just about any nation in the world to do work for you. Like […]

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Why Passwords Fail

Old Passwords Are Dangerous Passwords In the high speed world of computers, 30 days is old. Did you read about the Russian hackers stealing 1.2 billion passwords? That means chances are fairly good they got some of yours. This also means it’s time to change passwords. Yes, it’s a pain to constantly change passwords, but […]

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Tool For Identifying Fake Twitter Followers?

Okay, in fairness it says it’s the Beta application. This tool could help trim down on the number of fake Twitter followers you have. Have you ever wondered how many of your Twitter followers were fake accounts? Me too. In fact I’m pretty careful about not accepting accounts that even look suspicious. Color me careful, […]

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Internet Hacked? Yes, Change Your Passwords Now

UPDATE: Chromebleed, a plugin for Google’s Chrome browser, is now available to tell you when you visit a site which has been affected by the Heartbleed exploit. No one knows just how extensive the damage but a survey of providers places the estimate at 66% of the Internet being compromised. Most of what can be […]

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5 Things Businesses Should Never Do On Twitter

This is the small business version of a short list intended to inspire thought and ignite action. While items on this list may convert to personal, social use of Twitter they may be even more critical to protect brand reputation. Small business owners have so many thin lines between personal and business the blurriness occasionally […]

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2 Easy Steps To Manage Tabs In Gmail

The “new” Gmail has been out for a few weeks now, but I still see comments and questions about the new Gmail tabs posted in social media. How to turn off tabs in Gmail Among the chief complaints I have seen regarding the new Gmail tabs, or “buckets” as my wife prefers to call them, […]

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How To Write An Effective Tagline on Google

“You only get one chance at a first impression” is something most of us certainly have heard from a parent or a mentor somewhere along the path. In many business engagement circles, business networking circles that is, the phrase “elevator speech” is common terminology for the 30 seconds you may spend introducing yourself to another […]

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Easy Methods to Create Safe Secure Passwords

Are my passwords safe? Chances are your passwords are not as safe as you think. First let’s explore one of the oldest ways for getting your password: guessing. There are some “most common” passwords in use which include things like 1212121, 1111111, 1!1!1!1, password, 12345678, iloveyou, letmein, and even qwerty. Use one of these and […]

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