Skills

Messaging Apps are Now More Popular than Texting.

Smartphone instant messaging applications like iMessage and WhatsApp are more growing in popularity and even far outpacing traditional SMS, according to a new study from Informa. In 2012, on average 19.1 billion messages were sent and received each day over the six most popular mobile chat applications, including Blackberry Messenger, Nimbuzz, Apple’s iMessage, KakaoTalk, WhatsApp,…

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Does IT have a Problem with Women? by Patrick Gray

Takeaway: If we can shed some of the industry’s juvenile past, while maintaining this merit-based culture, IT will attract all comers, regardless of gender. You’ve likely heard about the kerfuffle over SendGrid’s former Developer Evangelist Adria Richards. The short story is that Ms. Richards overheard comments made in poor taste at a Python developers conference, most noteworthy…

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Eyes Political Push on Immigration.

Mark Zuckerberg appears to have found his next venture: politics. The 28-year-old Facebook CEO and billionaire — after mostly staying out of the political fray while running his company’s day-to-day operations — is joining with other executives to form an issues advocacy organization, with an initial focus on comprehensive immigration reform, according to sources familiar…

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Why Everyone Needs an Elevator Pitch.

The following scene gets enacted in numerous workplaces every day. Joe enters the cafeteria, and Sally, a senior executive, is standing right in front of him. Sally makes eye contact, smiles and asks Joe how he is doing. At this point, Joe might respond in one of three ways: Joe says, “I am fine, how…

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So Who Gets Custody of the Facebook Profile Info After a Divorce?

Stacy Thibodeaux was furious when she discovered pictures of her children on her ex-husband’s online dating profile soon after they divorced. “I went through the roof,” Thibodeaux, 45, remembers. She confronted her ex, saying it wasn’t appropriate to have their young children’s images on Match.com. She says he simply blocked her from viewing his profile.…

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Quick Tips: What's an SSL certificate, and do I need one for my website?

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a cryptographic protocol that secures data sent across networks, including the Internet. SSL uses an authenticated key issued by a third-party certificate authority to validate a website’s legitimacy. Most web users experience SSL certificates in the form of https (as opposed to http) prefixes in a URL. Plainly put, an…

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Four Last-Minute Holiday Content Marketing Ideas by PRWeb

Content is king” is one of those marketing buzz-phrases you hear all the time, but it’s not just hype. Strategic and relevant content sets your brand apart in the minds of customers facing a barrage of marketing messages – especially in the noisy last weeks of the holiday season. Here are four ways to use…

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20 Quick Twitter Tips

Learning Twitter tips like these will give you good insight into how you can improve your strategy, and ramp up your networking efforts. From now until Christmas, you have a window of opportunity to leverage these great ideas and make them work for your business. Today, I’m giving you a quick and easy list of…

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