Social Networking Safety Tips

Using social networks only to send bulletins and promote your business is bad form. The first thing you want to do is create an engaging profile. It s often the first thing people notice. Taking the time set up a simple bio page is well worth the effort. If you re over thirty it may be difficult to grasp the personal nature of online networks.

When I went through on-campus recruiting for accounting firms in 1997 it was all about the navy suit and the ability to make vanilla small talk. We were taught to blend. Not anymore. Today

Buy the market, not the rally

SAN FRANCISCO MarketWatch It s taken more than a decade for the Nasdaq Composite Index to trade back near the 3,000 level. Now that it has, are tech stocks a buy

If you look at price-to-earnings ratios and earnings-growth estimates for 2012, you could make a strong argument that the answer is yes.

Given that U.S. Treasury notes are paying historically low interest rates, and fourth-quarter U.S. economic growth was 3%, stocks look more attractive than bonds right now.

That s not to say you should hit the

Google Trends Plus SEO Drive Traffic to Your Blog

An organization has its own shuttle bus and provide free transportation for their employees is a very common service in China. Workers in schools, government agencies or private businesses all enjoy some sort of transportation tip free bus, taxi re reimbursement etc. on a monthly basis. However, it is quite rare here in North America. A recent article in New York Times exposed that Google is providing this service to the employees in the San Francisco region. I suppose it may be not as needed as in China since most people work in Google can afford cars but it is still a very thoughtful service due to high traffic in the cities. If you can hop onto a free ride and relax, surf on the Internet and get off right in front of your office, it s kinda nice isn t it Anyway, the article says, Google owns 32 buses, their routes cover over 10 cities and 6 counties around SF area. The buses provide free transportation to over 25% of the employees around 1200 people. They even have their own department of transportation I googled Google Bus, but only could find the Korean version of Google Bus, but I have to say this is a great idea to keep their employees and great advertisement

Beside free transportation, Google is doing the best to keep the employees: free cafeteria, free GYM, free rock climbing facilities, free swimming pool, free car wash, and free spa I need to forward this to my Microsoft friends

Google Gears: Upgrading from a 1950 s Chevy in Cuba

For obvious reasons, people are often assuming that Google Gears Offline. To me this isn t the case. Gears happens to have three initial APIs LocalServer, Database, WorkerPool that can lend themselves to offline work. However, some people are grokking that WorkerPool and even Database are very useful even if your application never goes offline.

Segue: I am really excited to have Brad Neuberg of Dojo, Rojo, and other non-ojo projects fame, working with me at Google. It is a real pleasure to see the group growing, with great new hires such as Joe Gregorio, and others that haven t made it official yet

I was having a chat about Gears with Brad, and he was talking about how he saw it as a way to update the Web in place. He got it.

Let

NY Times Announces a TV Show

In 1994, The New York Times bought a videojournalism business I had founded called VNI, Video News International.

I had equipped 100 journalists around the world with Hi-8 this was a long timea ago video cameras with the idea that they could create video for TV. This was before the Internet did video.. or really before anyone had ever heard of the web. I became the President of New York Time Television.

Without a web, the only destination for NY Times videos would be TV. So we set about trying to get The New York Times on the air. Joe Lelyveld, the Managing Editor the the newspaper said that we could not come into the newsroom. He also said that he did not even own a TV. This was off to a bad start.

We made a deal with PBS and NPR to create a TV version of NPR s All Things Considered, but with New York Times reporters doing the video stories.

Mobile Social Learning

Study Hall is a new website and iOS app for sharing and studying with friends. Even though the service is still in a beta phase it seems promising. The basic idea behind Study Hall is to enable teachers and students to upload content to a common place and access it through an iPad, an iPhone, or an iPod Touch. When using the free iPad app students can communicate in real-time about the content that they are sharing. When using the free iPhone app students can post comments about the content but cannot see each other s comments in real-time.
Applications for Education Study Hall is a promising application for moving course content into a collaborative mobile platform. Once Study Hall publishes their Android app I think there is very real potential for it to be the preferred place for teachers to upload content and for students to study together remotely Math Practice Flash Cards is a free Android App from TeachersParadise.com. The app designed for elementary school students. As the name implies, Math Practice Flash Cards is a set of flashcards for practicing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. The app allows you to use pre-made sets of flashcards or create your own set of flashcards. To create your own set of flashcards just choose the parameters of largest numbers and smallest numbers in the flashcard set. You also have the option to choose from fun mode which is not timed or the timed mode.
I gave Math Practice Flash Cards a try on both my Samsung Galaxy Tablet and my Motorola Photon. The app does not appear to be optimized for tablets yet, but it does work very well on my phone.