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  • Mashable Publishes Ultimate Twitter Guide Book
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    Last Updated: July 26, 2009

    “Mashable has published one of the best all-around guides to Twitter. If there ever was a reason to publish a printed book about a rapidly developing technology like Twitter, this would surely provide fantastic resources for a dead wood edition.”

    Read this article from Poynter.com

  • Top 10 Reasons to Have an Ezine
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    Last Updated: July 15, 2009

    Here is a list of 10 reasons why you should have an ezine by Martin Haasjes.

  • 10 Blogs to Stimulate Your Creativity
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    Last Updated: July 10, 2009

    Read this list of 10 Blogs to Stimulate Your Creativity from Roger von Oech

  • A Creative Life Part 1
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    Last Updated: July 9, 2009

    “What does it look like to live a creative life? This is a question I’ve been wrestling with the past few days. I’ve felt somewhat stuck recently. You know the saying, “When it rains, it pours”? That’s been the picture of my life recently, and between everything I’m working through, I’ve managed to find myself at an unfortunate stopping point. And I don’t want to stay here.

    So, in working through a lot of stuff, I’ve discovered a dearth of creativity in my life. Which is strange, coming from a writer and musician who adores cooking and really wishes she could draw more than a stick figure. But I think it’s a deeper issue than that.”

    Read this article from Lynn Renee Maxcy.

  • Social Networking 101 – How to Use It to Increase Your Business!
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    Last Updated: July 8, 2009

    “You know how often I get asked about how effective social networking is for someone’s business, from my clients or when I’m out networking from random business owners?? Hundreds a month.

    It’s amazing. It’s amazing how many of us are on the social sites but also how many are not! I think if you’re an entrepreneur, no matter whether you do business locally or globally, you should be doing some amount of social networking as ONE source of lead generation in your business.

    Of course there are hundreds of other ways to get leads too and I’m only talking about ONE right now (and it’s not always the most effective depending on how you utilize your time but it’s certainly affordable).”

    Read this article from Katrina Sawa.

  • How to “Defrag” Your Social Networking Activities
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    Last Updated: July 7, 2009

    Read this article from Indie Business Blog.

    “Every time my computer starts running slowly, one of the technical gurus I work with reminds me to defrag my hard drive. The defrag process reduces the amount of fragmentation in my hard drive by reorganizing the contents so they are stored in a more efficient manner. The need to defrag my computer reminds me of how important it is for me to defrag my social networking life now and then.”

  • Why The Information Age Is Dead (and why we have entered The Recommendation Age)
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    Last Updated: July 6, 2009

    Read this article from Pencil Pages.

    “Yes, the Information Age is dead. We stand at the cusp of a new era. We used to live in the Information Age, but you know how it goes when everyone jumps on the bandwagon. Too much of a good thing became a bad thing. I know you feel it. We both know that everyone is glutted with more information than we know what to do with. You surf the web and there is page after page of information, right? But how do you sort and sift through it all and solve your problems? How do you get what you need quickly?

    We used to want information, but now we want something better. That is why we are at the dawn of a new age. The Recommendation Age. People don’t want information. They want solutions to their problems, and that means they need information filtered through the expertise of someone who has gone before them. And that’s going to be you! You will write your book and become a noted expert in your field.”

  • Facebook Tips For Business
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    Last Updated: July 5, 2009

    Read this article from Photo Biz.

    “You’ve heard of Facebook, right? You may have a personal profile but you need to realize that Facebook could be very powerful for your business too. 150,000,000 (150 MILLION) people is a huge market to tap in to, not to mention that it’s free! Here are a few tips and tricks for creating your own business presence on Facebook!”

  • How To Use Twitter Hashtags: A Guide For Internet Marketers
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    Last Updated: July 4, 2009

    Read this article from Dugg Me.

    “The use of hashtags in Twitter messages is growing in popularity. Hashtags (i.e. the “#” sign) can be attached to a keyword and added to a tweet message so that it and all other messages with the same #keyword attached can be looked up and read together.”

  • Why A Good Web Site Matters To Your Business
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    Last Updated: July 3, 2009

    Read this article from Life Hack.

    “For most businesses, a web site is one of the most important investments you can make. Entrepreneurs are either overspending or underspending on their web sites, and many have no idea what they’re doing or why.

    So today I’m going to talk about why a good, solid web site really matters to your business, and in the next two weeks, I’ll follow up with articles on the core components your web site needs to work well for you, and how to hire a solid web firm to build your site affordably.”