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Craig's Week in Tech - Newsletter
June 18, 2011 - Volume 1, Issue 3
WelcomeAnother week and I'm happy to report and share some of the interesting things in my tech travels. If you missed the earlier issues you can go back via these links (the first one was not formatted quite as pretty but still has an interesting mix of thoughts!)
Issue 1 | Issue 2
Angry BirdsThis little game is a modern hit in a big way with hundreds of millions of downloads (iPhone and Android mobiles) Well it has just come out in the browser (and its free). It was designed for Chrome but works in the other browsers as well. Check out angry birds in your browser if you want a little fun diversion from all your hard work :)
Periodic Table of SEO RankingSearch Engine Optimization is the culmination of many factors onsite and offsite. Beginners and experts alike can use this reference as a reminders checklist of things that we need to work on to get our pages found. This is an excellent resource that I have just found
SEO Periodic Table
Is There ROI in Social Media?Michael McClure of Professional One has gathered RE Tech thought leaders from across the country to answer this question. Michael's facebook page lines up video responses from a list of noteworthy guys and gals that is worth the listen (and you should be following every one of these on twitter video responses...
Photosynth AppMicrosoft has done an amazing job on a photo-stitching app called photosynth. Just recently MS released the iPhone app version which is a DYNAMIC live way for you to take the photos on your phone and see how they overlap. Before you download it, check out the very cool video that demonstrates what you can do!
Craig's Classroom WebinarsI held my first lunch webinar this week and it went well. I'm exploring this teaching medium and there's something about being LIVE training that is appealing. Anyway, I'm hoping to do the next webinar very soon. I'll post more information as soon as I can. I probably should start a webinar mailing list. If you want to be included, you can let me know on this simple form.
Ultimate Bloggers Guide to SEOAn excellent website for ideas and guidance is socialmediaexaminer. This recent article Bloggers Guide to SEO covers many excellent points and is a great read. Pay particular note to the "doing your research" part. Are you using google adwords keyword tool to research what people are searching for? Are you doing your research before you start writing that blog post?
VideoHere are a couple favorited videos in my youtube channel. Brad Andersohn shows how to use the new online video editor in youtube. Great for quick trimming of a clip or joining a couple of clips together. Also, check out Rudy Bachraty on the Trulia channel and his recent vid - Hyperlocal - the Art of Digital Farming
Recent Classroom PostsIf you missed them, here are my last five classroom-type (teaching) posts:
Google Flight Information
Getting Points for Comments
Where is that Blog Post? I Know I Wrote it!!!
Using Google Bookmarks [tutorial video]
Cutomizing and Embedding Google Maps [video]
Until Next Time...I'm glad everybody seems to be enjoying my new weekly newsletter. I know there is a ton of information on the web. I hope you like my recommendations that your time is well spent when you visit some of these links :)
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