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A Blog is a Better Social Media Hub Than Twitter

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If you’re relying on Twitter as your social media hub, you’re limiting your potential for impact and influence. Twitter is excellent for distribution , but if you’re going to communicate original ideas, you’ll need a blog (or something similar). The most influential people on Twitter are either already celebrities, create their own content, or both. Your blog can cater to a sub-group of your Twitter friends or a different audience altogether.

Micro Persuasion: Turn Gmail Into Your Personal Nerve Center

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How to get real-time news updates in Gmail (Gmail+ Google Talk + Twitter). I scan 275 RSS feeds in Google Reader and I use dozens of bookmarklets and shortcuts to help me manage it all. The Toolbar then automatically feeds it into a new message. Note that the Google Toolbar automatically inserts the source URL. I usually keep Gmail open in a tab in my browser. Some enterprising folks have taken data feeds from the BBC and CNN and ported them to Twitter.