Demystifying Facebook: Do’s and Don’ts of Facebook

Your social graph is determined by the quality of conversations, people on the network and information exchanged you and your network members. Hence, it’s important to adopt some best practices (Dos) and refrain from indulging in certain kind of untoward behavior (Don’ts) while interacting on a day-to-day basis. Though, you may think that your posting does not make any difference on a ‘casual’ site like Facebook or MySpace, it all adds to your social image.

Demystifying Facebook: Do’s and Don’ts of Facebook

This social image building process may seem like a waste of time in the short term, but in the long run, this has the potential to yield rich dividends. For example, someone with whom you are interacting on Facebook can give you a lead to a potential job opening (may be his status update, it may be you reaching out to him outside Facebook etc) or in other case, someone may bounce a creative business idea and then you can team up and find a future business partner. Even someone’s posts and views on particular topics may be liked by you and he/she may end up as a date and subsequently marriage.

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Language of Photography

Like any other profession or a technical job, photography as an art and as a science has some very distinct technical words which facilitate an easier communication of ideas and perceptions. Without them it would be almost impossible to communicate and get understood in an effort to do justice to our endeavors.

Language of Photography

As a form of visual expression, photography is unique and it cannot be compared with any other branch of visual expression.

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Are Job Ads Phishing For Free Innovation?

A recruiter recently announced an employment opportunity but it came with a test. Candidates would have to write a business plan they would implement in their first year with the company. The request was to “be innovative with your thinking!”

Are Job Ads Phishing For Free Innovation?

The recruiter insisted candidates needed to “wow!” this company. With the realization of the competitive nature for open executive positions, as one reads daily in the pages of the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, the candidates would have to take a chance or forget about any chance at all. The recruiter would not address who owned the intellectual property. The only answer was, “what’s that?” and “don’t worry!”

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30 Ways Your Business Should Leverage Social Media This Year

Social media is big in business circles and every business is scrambling to implement social media strategies to take advantage of this new opportunity. If your business is not already on the social media bandwagon, you still have time to create a social media strategy and start getting social.

30 Ways Your Business Should Leverage Social Media This Year

Here is a list of the top 30 ways your business should leverage social media this year. The list is by no means exhaustive and any other ideas you may have are welcome.

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HTML5 Best Practices for Designers

HTML5 is sure to be a big hit this year as far as web design trends go, and rightfully so. It’s new, exciting, easy to understand and better than anything that has come before it. Up until recently, we have had to navigate a grey area in terms of compatibility and definition, and as a result, many of the early adoptions of HTML5 have been partial or complete disasters.

HTML5 Best Practices for Designers

The first thing to understand is where HTML5 ends and CSS3 begins. HTML5 is just the markup –  a set of standards that define how a document should be structured and how browsers should interpret it. Rather than shouldering all the responsibility for presentation and functionality, HTML5 gets back to basics, allowing us to tap into APIs and native browser functionality, while looking to CSS to create the visual look and feel. In the end we are left with a straight-forward and simplified language for creating websites and applications.

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