What's an hCard, you ask? It's a digital version of a business card. You put it on your blog or website and it provides your name, your contact information and other information you want people to know. Because it's digital, it can be exported from your web page to an address book and synched to a mobile phone. Google and Yahoo! both index information in hCards, so it gives you some search engine clout as well as providing portable contact information to your blog's users.
Source: DotRights Campaign Britt Bravo and I have been working a series of posts for those just getting starting designing and implementing a "Do Good" project online. Each post includes 10 starter tips on a different aspect of a do good project. So far, we've covered:...more
Amazon's new PayPhrase technology promises to speed up the buying process on Amazon. But it isn't only for Amazon. It also works for Amazon partner sites DKNY, Jockey, Patagonia, Buy.com, and J&R Electronics. I already had One-Click buying enabled on Amazon, and using PayPhrase on Amazon isn't much different. Instead of buying with the One-Click button, you buy with the PayPhrase button, and then enter a PIN to go with the PayPhrase.
When I agreed to be a room parent for my son’s Kindergarten class, I knew full well that my work schedule didn’t accommodate a lot of hanging around on the sidewalk talking to fellow parents about the upcoming class parties. After speaking with the Kindergarten teacher, I learned that much of the class party planning could be accomplished through email and phone calls between me and the parents. Nice. Wait, did I say nice?...more
From Nan Hickman's blog:
The Japanese are living our future. At CEATEC, the annual Japan high tech show, they tease us with it. Take a look at the Fujitsu concept phone from CEATEC 2009: the Ameboa.
It looks like a piece of crystal and changes its display to a keyboard to an internet browser to controls. There are buttons on four sides of the phone to change modes.
It's pretty safe to say I spend 12 hours or so a day on my Mac — or a Mac. So I thought I'd document, if not the what of the check I'm doing, then the how. Here they are. I tried to break them down by category, because nobody can really use a laundry list of 20 or 50 or 100 things presented in a blog post, just laid out there as if it were helpful.
Excuse me for a side rant:
“God, you're not going to ask me what my zodiac sign is, are you?” he asked.
Actually, I was going to ask his Myers-Briggs type, which is a common mode of personality typing and what I consider a very useful tool in relating to individuals, but his reaction to the possibility of being asked what his sign was struck me.
We asked our bloggers to share tales of their cats’ very real personalities and what they most love about SHEBA® Entrées. Read their posts and comment to share about the spirited felines in your home! Read more