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How-to: Add Twitter to your WordPress Site

Somehow they did it: the folks at Twitter made micro-blogging ubiquitous. The Twitter logo is everywhere. You can’t be respectable in business or on the web without a Twitter feed, pushing traffic to your site and inviting engagement. Which, for those multitudes using WordPress for their website or macro-blog (funny how that term never caught … Continue reading

How-to: Survive Heartbleed

For those who have never seen the term Heartbleed before, it is not the latest medical scare to follow SARS, Ebola and Bird-flu. In fact, its nothing medical at all. For those with an eye on the technology news, you may have seen all kinds of mis-reporting and scare stories. So what is Heartbleed and … Continue reading

How-to: Protect PDF Content

At work, we have been discussing protection of Intellectual Property this week… How to keep valuable content within a small network of supposedly ‘trusted’ users. Much of it is in publications we sell as PDF’s. The utility value of PDF’s is that you can read them anywhere on anything; but while there are measures you … Continue reading

Review: Lightbeam Addon for Mozilla Firefox

Lightbeam: see who’s tracking you online “Lightbeam is a Firefox add-on that uses interactive visualizations to show you the first and third party sites you interact with on the Web. As you browse, Lightbeam reveals the full depth of the Web today, including parts that are not transparent to the average user.” Mozilla’s free Lightbeam … Continue reading

News: XP eXPires

While Microsoft has extended the end-of-life deadline Windows XP several times under consumer pressure, not least from Enterprise customers, we have reached that line in the sand. The party’s over. Officially, Windows XP is now dead, but it’s not gone. Choose your stats carefuly; conservatively, between 20 and 27% of computers connected to the Internet … Continue reading

How-to: Get More Facebook Fans [Guest Post]

Post originally appeared at Socialeum.com, Blog On Social Media Promotion, sent to us by Pep. Recently, Facebook released a fresh tool for Facebook web pages called “Tell your Supporters” that allows web page administrators to import e-mail contacts, determine which e-mail contacts aren’t currently “Liking” their fan page, and information these contacts having an invitation. This … Continue reading

How-to: The 5 Forms of Facebook Followers and How to Keep Them [Guest Post]

Post originally appeared at Socialeum.com, Blog On Social Media Promotion, sent to us by Pep. One of the things that’s kept me personally busy within my community management times has been wanting to user profile the various forms of Facebook fans. Even though fans are each exclusive (since they’re all different people), many of their behaviors … Continue reading

How-to: Raise Facebook Fans Participation on your Own Page [Guest Post]

 5 Ways it is Possible to Increase User Involvement Post originally appeared at Socialeum.com, Blog On Social Media Promotion, sent to us by Pep. Getting loyal Facebook enthusiasts is quite difficult and frustrating. It’s all about maintaining your web page engaging, by way of posting interesting content material and, significantly, getting those fans to participate … Continue reading

How-to: Optimising animated GIFs using GIMP

Previously, I ran through preparing an animated GIF for use as a web banner ad. What I neglected to mention was the part of the brief that restricted the file size. While animated GIFs for banner ads come in standard size, trying to get these images all under a certain file size can involve a … Continue reading

How-to: Get More Facebook Fans [Guest Post]

Post originally appeared at Socialeum.com, Blog On Social Media Promotion, sent to us by Pep. This week’s theme is getting more followers on your social media pages. We’ll kick off with some tips for increasing your Facebook lover count. Should I buy fans? NO! Not only is this extremely poor practice it’s also likely to get … Continue reading

How-to: Animated GIFs using GIMP

I was asked to produce a couple of banner ads for cross-site promotion recently. What does that mean? Good old animated GIFs. Since the Open Source GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is my graphics program of choice, I went straight to its facility for producing animated GIFs; simple layered graphics that can cycle through a … Continue reading

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