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Social Media Helps In Disaster Area

clipped from www.readwriteweb.com

Getting information out to victims and their families during a disaster is a major issue for any relief organization. So while the Central United States recovers from a spate of storms that has ravaged towns with tornadoes and flooding, the American Red Cross is relying on a number of web 2.0 technologies to spread information to the press and people affected by the severe weather. The online newsroom that the organization has set up relies on a number of web 2.0 widgets.

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Social Networking for Lawyers

clipped from www.law.com

Some people question the value of professional networking sites, given that a critical mass has yet to join them. But to my mind, avoiding social networking until it becomes widespread makes no more sense than waiting to launch a blog until everyone else has one. Would you rather lead the pack or trail behind it?

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Zoho and Google Play Nice

Zoho to integrate with Google sign-on | Outside the Lines – CNET News.com

Zoho users with a Google username and password will be able to log directly into Zoho applications, according to Sridhar Vembu, founder and CEO of AdventNet, parent company of Zoho.

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Social Networks Are Becoming Social Themselves

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Now the social networks are becoming even more extroverted: They are offering to use the information they have about users to make other sites better, too.
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MS vs Web

Ironically, I think it was the buggy software releases and the pricey upgrades needed that sent many smaller or home-based businesses to alternatives on the net. Who wants to spend a substantial portion of the budget just to get your tools to work?
clipped from www.nytimes.com
With a bid for Yahoo, Microsoft was trying to buy its way out of the problem. It was a controversial step and a gamble, but at least it was a big move. Now, there is no clear prospect of a quick fix for Microsoft, as the center of gravity in computing continues to move away from the personal computer, Microsoft’s stronghold, and to the Internet.
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Tool: Xobni

For Outlook users, a way to index and search.
clipped from www.nytimes.com
To solve these problems, Xobni (“inbox” spelled backwards and pronounced zob-nee) has produced free downloadable software that, once installed, indexes all the e-mail in Outlook and makes those messages quickly and easily searchable. The software, available at www.xobni.com, will also be sold to companies.
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Looking for Work, Virtually

It’s who you know, they say. What if “who you know” can be anywhere in the world?
clipped from www.nytimes.com
With American consumer confidence at a 26-year low and one in seven workers telling the Pew Research Center that they fear they will be laid off, social-networking sites are becoming, for some users, platforms from which to network for job leads, to forge professional contacts or even to announce to friends that you are out of work.
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