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Dial Me Up Scotty! A Brief Reflection on the Short Life of the Internet
During those rare moments when I can catch my breath and reflect, one of my favorite things to think about is how far we've come in terms of technology, especially with the internet. The first time I experienced the internet was in the early 90’s at around 10 years old....
Why Don't Women Code?
I want you to close you eyes and visualize a "programmer." You know, someone who writes computer code for a living. Let me guess, in your mind you see a thin white male with thick glasses and a pocket protector. You almost definitely are not visualizing a 5'2 mother of...
Changes In Search Engine Optimization
If you have a website for your business, you may have seen a lot of movement lately in your placement in search engines, particularly on Google. Why all the sudden changes? Google's search results are based on an algorithm, a mathematical equation that determines the order of websites relevant...
Why SOPA & PIPA Could Change The Internet As We Know It
If you happened to be browsing the web on January 28th you may have noticed that some popular websites like Wikipedia and Reddit were missing in action, protesting two bills currently in the United States House and Senate. The bills are SOPA "Stop Online Piracy Act" and PIPA "Protect IP...
Creating A Google+ Business Page
Just when you thought you had a handle on promoting your business with social media, Google throws a wrench in your marketing plans by creating its own social media platform - Google+. Despite all the buzz at launch about Google+ overtaking Facebook as the king of social media websites, Google+...
4 Simple Tips for Building A Better Web Presence
Right now is a great time to build or redesign a website. The Internet has really grown up and devices like smart phones having given us access virtually all the time. With all the changes it's important to make sure that your website isn't lagging behind. ...
Leading By Example: (Part 3) Work Ethic
This is the third article in a three part series on the ways in which we are all leaders, even if the work we do doesn’t entail directly managing others. In this final installment, we will look at how the behaviors we show on the job and our work ethic...
Book Review: The Thank You Economy
As a web developer, I get a lot of questions about social media, particularly on whether social media is worth investing the time in. Most people want solid proof that social media has a return on investment before jumping in, but I’ve found that definitive evidence is hard to...
Leading By Example: (Part 2) Family Values
This is the second article in a three part series exploring the ways we are all leaders, even if our work responsibilities don’t include directly managing others. This month we will look at one of the more obvious ways we end up leading by example through the values and...
Leading By Example: (Part 1) Personal Values
I've been working with Priority Learning for quite some time, but unlike the other members that make up our staff, my job doesn't have a lot to do with the core of their business, which is giving people the tools they need to become great leaders. As a web...
Selling Your Stuff Online
They say "one man' trash is another man's treasure", so as you are doing your spring cleaning this year, you may be considering trying to sell your unused stuff, instead of just throwing it away. Before the Internet, the only way to do this would be to have a yard...
Why Taking a Break Can Also Make You More Effective At Work
Last year my husband suggested that I stop working on Saturdays so that we could have a day each week to do family stuff and relax. As a work at home mom with two kids, I had been working whenever I had the opportunity and, the weekends when my...
QR Codes: A Great New Marketing Technology
If you are always looking for creative ways to promote your business, there is a great new technology called QR codes that you need to know about! A QR code is a barcode that you can scan with an app on your Smartphone. The scanned barcode contains some sort of...
Spam Prevention Tips
If you have an email address, it's a pretty safe bet that you have a problem with unsolicited emails, AKA Spam.  For both organizations and individuals, the war waged in the inbox with unsolicited emails can be a costly one. Many of us who use email are burdened with purchasing...
The Right To Browse: The Future of Internet Freedom
Right now, as I'm writing this, cyber space enjoys a freedom not seen anywhere else in the world.  On the Internet you can pretty much say anything you want to say and be anyone you want to be.  This autonomy can be extremely enlightening but of course, like anything it...
Opposites Attract: When You And Your Partner Don't Agree Politically
At this point in time in America, the political landscape is extremely treacherous. Besides the economy we are dealing with many other difficult issues such as healthcare, climate change and immigration. This social and political tension has resulted in a country that is deeply divided. This divide isn't just present...
Book Review: Hamlet's Blackberry
In the last few decades we have seen an explosion of technology. The Internet allows us to be connected to millions of other people and gives us access to endless amounts of information. Now with the invention of smartphones and other portable devices we can be connected to the...
Are You Addicted To Your Electronic Devices?
With the invention of portable devices like smartphones, it is now possible to be connected to the Internet, literally 24 hours a day. This is generally a good thing. I have a smartphone and I often wonder how I ever got along without it. I no longer need to...
Why Turning Your Passion Into A Career May Sound Better Than It Is
As a child people would often ask me, “What do you want to do when you grow up?” Without hesitation I would state that I was going to be an artist. I wasn’t specific about what type of artist I would be or what medium I would use. The only...
Why and How Businesses Should Use Social Networking - Part 2 LinkedIn
This is the second in a two-part series about how businesses can use social networking to their advantage.  If you haven't read the first installment about using Twitter and Facebook for business click here.  LinkedIn is a professional social networking website, meaning that you use this website to connect with...
Why Businesses Should Use Social Networking
A few months back I wrote an article outlining some of the drawbacks to social networking, if you haven't read it go to Social Networking Gone Wrong to do so.  Despite the fact that the drawbacks I wrote about in the article exist, I still think it's a mistake for...
RSS - What It Is And Why It's Great
It's an obvious understatement to say that the Internet is huge.  The Internet has very quickly become an intricate part of how we communicate and gather information.  One downside to the Internet is the fact that it's just too big!  You can literally spend days on end going from website...
Social Networking Gone Wrong
Social networking is a global phenomenon; hundreds of millions of people use social networking sites like Twitter and facebook everyday.  I have a facebook account and I go on frequently to stay in touch with friends and family that I rarely get to see in person. As helpful as social...
Hardening
A few years back when I started gardening, I decided to start some tomatoes inside from seed thinking that it would be neat to start the process from the very beginning. I was told by some more experienced gardeners that in order for my tomato plants to reach their fullest...
Online Shopping Tips
As a work at home Mom, I don't have a lot of time to go Christmas shopping. Fortunately for me and anyone else in a similar situation, we live in a time where just about anything can be purchased with a click of the mouse on our computer. Christmas shopping,...
Growing a Family and a Business
Growing a Family and a Business Balancing your home life and your work life while raising children and expanding your business can be a daunting task. Many of you may be thinking about making the move to "work at home parent" but are asking yourself "Can I build a business...
Fear Around Diagnostics
Fear around Diagnostics Using diagnostics in an organization is a great way to find out what problems exist within it that need to be addressed.  They can also help to see differences of opinions within a company’s workforce and enable everyone...
Cookie Quiz
Cookie Quiz As a web developer I hear a lot of misconceptions about cookies. Now don't get hungry, I'm not taking about the cookies you eat. I'm taking about the...
How To Bookmark A Website/Add To Favorites
While surfing the web, you may notice that you go to a few websites over and over again. Or, you may find a great website with useful information but are unsure how you happened to come across it. In either scenario it would be a good idea to bookmark the...

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