Archive for June, 2009

Name your images so search engines can find them

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The New York Times social media editor is on the road today and he stopped in Boise, Idaho for a quick one-hour seminar on how to use Twitter, Facebook, You Tube, WordPress, blogging in general and other social media tools. I watched – listened mostly – through live video ...

Are free hotspots passé?

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

I just returned home from an emergency trip to the Portland, Oregon area. I was amazed at the number of hotels, restaurants and coffee shops that offered free wi-fi to their customers. I was equally amazed that both Starbucks and the airport required me to purchase not only ...

Did finding your friends on Facebook just get easier?

Monday, June 15th, 2009

It was likened to a land grab. At 12:01 EST on June 13, people logged onto Facebook to claim their very own URL. They had the option to choose what was going to follow the final forward slash at http://www.facebook.com/. After all was said and done, ...

Switching to digital technology … err, digital TV

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Is it finally here? Will our televisions finally convert to digital signals or HDTV this week? According to the delayed and delayed again timeline, the digital switch will take place this Friday, June 12. When we wake up on Saturday, June 13, all stations will be magically ...

It’s better than a bowl of (Bing) cherries

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

On Monday, Microsoft introduced a new search engine: Bing. Some critics were quick to say that Bing is short for “but it’s not Google,” but with a few days of reviews out of the way, I can tell you that more folks are talking positively about their Bing experience, ...