Two tools that may make online life easier

I've been using two new tools lately that are helping me quite a bit. One is a website/blog/service called Tumblr. The other is a Firefox plugin called Power Twitter. Tumblr can be a blog or a way to share. It's free and it's easy. The Curvature is using her Tumblr site as a true blog. On her regular blog, also called The Curvature, she explains ...more

it almost makes it worth the extra screen real estate of running it in Firefox all the time ...more

The Importance of Property Marking

Some of you might ask what this means. Well, it means literally marking your possessions. Remember when you were a kid and you didn't want any other kid to take your toy? Most of us would place our initials on it with a scratch or a marker. Well that is what I am referring to. ...more

Who's Using A BlackBerry?

That’s not the real question, of course.  We know lots of people who use BlackBerries, including President Obama, and we’ll probably learn during the  wall-to-wall inauguration coverage whether he’ll get to keep his, what with all the security concerns. Switching from a regular cell phone to a BlackBerry is a big decision for me.  Could a BlackBerry be my new tiny dream machine?  Here’s what I hope it’ll do:  Handle most of my communications needs while I travel a lot this year. ...more

tweeple: use twtapps and tweet your way to a simplified life:)

Calling all tweeple!!! ...more

ByteStyle Ep. 1: New Media, Best/Worst of the Web, Get Cash for old Gadgets

I just posted the first episode of my new tech/politics/news podcast, and would LOVE some feedback. In this episode: the Media Revolution (ditch your cable!), trade your gadgets for cash, and my picks for Best and Worst of the web. My goal is to bring some attention to emerging technologies, startups, news, and tools that support the creation of a new media marketplace, preserve a free and open internet, and generally show ways we can use technology to live better. ...more

A Photo a Day: 2009 in Pictures

The new year is 11 days old and if you take a picture, it'll last longer - I promise. In fact, take 365 (Or 354 now, I guess) and it'll feel like a lovely, photographed eternity. Go on. Do it. ...more

I won't even try. I just don't have the time. I set a goal once to take a photo a day for a ...more

Searching the Internet for Help with Tech Questions

New blog, new software, new gadget—what do you do when you can't get it working right or can't find the answer in the manual? Or maybe you found the answer in the manual but it just doesn't make sense. I turn to the Internet, as I'm sure many of you do. There are sites dedicated to providing tips on most topics. Here are a few good places to start looking. Of course, you can just go to Google or Yahoo! and search for answers. But if you know there's a good site on your topic, why not start there first? If you don't find what you need, then search. ...more

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2009 Internet Marketing Forecast

If it already feels like your online business is lagging in last year’s dust, keep in mind that it’s normal to fall behind in the race. However, it’s absolutely possible and critical to pick up the pace of your marketing strategies and increase your chances of taking the lead. But where do you begin and how will you know what to do? The key to Internet marketing and the path to web success in 2009 is anticipating customer needs and making every second count for your business on a daily basis. ...more