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Live Dangerously, Go Online

Not long ago, I bought a new computer and gave my wife my the old one to use around the house.  She used it primarily for email and online shopping. My wife isn’t very technical (the understatement of understatements).  So when she kept getting bothered with pop-up reminders to update the computer’s security software, she […]

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Employers Are Checking Your Social Media Profile – Right Now

I have a colleague who is a conservative living in primarily liberal Massachusetts (yes, Scott Brown’s election didn’t change that fact).  Like many professionals in this grueling economy, he’s currently between jobs.  He’s networking, polishing his resume, and interviewing for what’s next for him.  Recently, however, curious about his online profile, he “Googled” himself. A […]

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Wanted: Cyborg Journalists

Or robots. Because clearly the Washington Post wants to make sure its journalists don’t share a shred of their humanity with anyone.  At least not on social networks. This seems to be the perspective of the Post leadership if you read their social media guidelines recently presented to its editorial staff.  PaidContent.org managed to snag the […]

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Why I Won’t Be Boycotting Whole Foods

More than 13,000 people on Facebook have joined a boycott of Whole Foods, the grocery chain dedicated to organic and natural foods.  The boycott continues to pick-up steam and is being covered by the mainstream media, including the New York Times and the Associated Press (Google lists more than 125 articles on the boycott this […]

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