Spare a moment from your fly fishing, or cricket playing, or whatever it is you actually do on the weekends and reflect back on all of the great content you missed out on because you were “too busy doing your job.” Whatever.
Fortunately for you, we’ve gathered up another boatload of great resources into one handy post, perfect for your weekend perusal. Scroll on down and pick out whatever catches your eye. This week you’ll find some important Facebook tips, a breakdown of the upcoming WordPress release, and some sweet BlackBerry apps for business.
Not enough? We’ve got wacky wedding dance videos too. You’re welcome.
- Top 10 Wedding Dance Videos on YouTube
If you think you’ve seen some crazy nuptials, check out some of these dance moves, immortalized forever in the hallowed halls of YouTube.
- HOW TO: Find Long Lost Friends on Facebook
400 million people are using Facebook. If you’re looking for someone, chances are you can find them there. Here’s how to do it.
- HOW TO: Make the Most of Your Twitter Profile Page
There’s a lot more to Twitter than just sharing your favorite foods in 140 characters. If you’re looking to make an impression with your profile page, check out these tips.
- 5 Ways Government Works Better With Social Media
Social media has the potential to make government more transparent and accessible. Here are five examples of how the social web can improve public services.
- 8 Tips for a Successful Social Media Cause Campaign
Social networks can provide unprecedented reach to non-profits and their partner companies, but there are some strategies to note before diving into the next campaign. Check out these eight tips.
- 4 Tips for Integrating Social Media Into the Classroom
Education has long faced resistance to new technologies, but social media can be a great resource in the classroom. Here are some tips on bringing it to the fore.
- Top 5 Social Media Tips for C-Suite Execs
While your web-savvy employees may be hip to social media, getting upper management on board can be challenging. We gathered some expert advice, and lay out the value proposition in this post.
- Why the Fashion Industry Loves Foursquare
Lifestyle brand Diesel recently launched a fairly tacit Foursquare campaign that demonstrates the great marketing potential for location-based services. This post details where they succeeded, and where they fell short.
- Why Hasn’t Location Reached the Mainstream Yet?
Despite all the buzz about location-based services, most people don’t use them. Here are some of the reasons why, and a few predictions about the future of the trend.
- HOW TO: Turn Slacktivists into Activists with Social Media
Non-profit Twitter and texting campaigns may be tapping thousands of new cause contributors, but is a $10 SMS really where their engagement ends? This post speaks to how non-profits can deepen that connection through social media.
- Social Media Parenting: Raising the Digital Generation
Who are your kids friending on Facebook, and how much online time is too much? We asked the experts to weigh in on some concrete strategies for raising the first fully digital generation.
- HOW TO: Get Notified When Someone Hacks Your Facebook
Did you know that Facebook can alert you when someone logs into your account from an unknown computer? Follow these simple profile steps to set up this important security feature.
Tech & Mobile
- 10 Free iPhone Apps To Learn A New Skill In 10 Minutes
Have you ever wanted to learn origami, CPR, or Morse Code? There are apps for those, and many more skills, so fire up your iPhone and check out this list of freebies.
- WordPress 3.0: The 5 Most Important New Features
The official launch of WordPress 3.0 is almost here, and it packs a host of excellent new features. Peruse this list to find out what all the hubbub is about.
- 6 Free Websites for Learning and Teaching Science
Release your inner science nerd and check out some of the web’s wonderful free resources for the pursuit of knowledge about our world. From genetics, to robots, to the infinite cosmos, these sites abound with information for students, teachers, and the just plain curious.
- How Mobile Technology is Affecting Local News Coverage
The news-gathering game has changed, thanks to the ubiquity of smart, multipurpose handhelds. Whether you’re using your own device to report and disseminate the news, or you’re tapping a social web of mobile updates and Twitpics for sources, the mobile-savvy journalist is out at the front of the industry.
- 7 Ways Journalists Can Use Foursquare
While Twitter and Facebook have been established as great places to make and break news, Foursquare’s growing popularity offers some interesting location-based opportunities for journalists.
- HOW TO: Get the Most Out of Offline Networking Events
While online social networking is all well and good, don’t forgo an opportunity to translate your online reach into a meaningful offline connection. This post has some great pointers.
- Why Co-Working Makes Sense for Small Businesses
Co-working is a great way for your small business to save on overhead costs while leveraging the natural synergies between your team and other professionals working out of the same space.
- 10 Must-Have BlackBerry Apps for Small Business
The king of business mobile devices can do a lot more than just send e-mail and make calls. These 10 apps can boost your productivity, and keep you connected on the go.
- The Local Advertising War Will Be a Clash of the Internet Titans
Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple, and even Foursquare are on track for a cataclysmic battle for location-based advertising dollars. Here’s a look at where we stand, and what to expect.
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