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The Best Cloud Computing Apps

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It helps you manage tasks whilst reminding you of every appointment you ever forgot, via email, instant message or SMS. Cloud computing has transformed the way we do everything. From business to pleasure, the ‘anytime, anywhere’ availability of these apps makes sharing, collaborating and staying on top of things simple, providing everyone with the sophisticated technology that used to be beyond the reach of the Ordinary Joe. If you haven’t embraced the cloud, check out this cloud computing guide to get up to date with the benefits the cloud has to offer.

On Facebook and the Death of Etiquette

Adam Cohen

Two years ago, no way I’d tell you that it would be acceptable to converse via text message/SMS with grandparents.  Same with instant messaging. Sometimes people forget that the communication medium isn’t important – the content of the message is, along with the dynamic.  Is it something that should be shared 1:1 or OK to share 1:many?  

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6 Ways to Stay Ahead of What the World Thinks

Convince & Convert

And instant messages–text messages, smart phones, social media. SMS/MMS. Can you remember life before the World Wide Web? It happened, and it seems like 100 years has passed since we first opened Netscape or Internet Explorer to “search” for a recipe or a news source. It was a simpler life, from a content consumption and communication point of view. Then came the web.

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Why I Rarely Answer My Phone | Bare Feet Blog

Bare Feet Studios

Instant messaging lets us detect whether our friends are busy without our bugging them, and texting lets us ping one another asynchronously. The other option is Instant Messaging, but that’s again available to clients whose projects I’m currently dealing with AND that I need to hear from in order to move forward with their project. The bold emphasis is mine.

Web Worker Daily " Archive Busyness vs. Burst: Why Corporate Web Workers Look Unproductive "

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Burst : Use better ways to communicate when available including blogs, wikis, IM, chat rooms, SMS, and RSS. Bursters know you should try instant messaging if you need a quick answer, go with a blog post if you’re announcing something, and use a wiki for archiving information useful to the entire team. Bursters know that you can use RSS readers with RSS alerts to track all sorts of useful events from system management to code check-ins to development schedule updates to mailing list messages — your email doesn’t have to serve that role. NewTeeVee |.

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Communicating bad news in hard times

Sherrilynne Starkie

Being the bearer of bad news is never a pleasant task, but well-handled communications can help minimise the impact on an organisation while getting it wrong can cause permanent, even fatal, damage to a business’s reputation. A few years ago a Manchester company, The British Amulet, group made 2,500 people redundant by text message. The message said, in part, “you are being made redundant with immediate effect” Google the company now and you get 192 links… every single one relates to the SMS incident. This story is my editorial contribution.

Koka Sexton dot Com

Koka Sexton

Start tracking some keywords that interest you like “Starbucks&# or “Earthquake&# and when ever someone puts that in their update across the entire Twitter network, you will get a message. Common list of Twitter commands @username + message directs a twitter at another person, and causes your twitter to save in their “replies&# tab. Follow people and be followed.