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6 Lucky Links to Keep Up With Technology

E-SignKeeping up with technology is a necessary part of digital survival. Use these lucky (cuz we did all the work) links to stay abreast of technology. Link Friday is a regular feature.

1. Tech Talk is a weekly program from the New York Times® that discusses gadgets, hardware, and software along with topics like security, troubleshooting software, and entertainment. Tech Talk also forgoes techno speak and offers plain English explanations.

2. Kojo Nnamdi’s Tech Tuesday from WAMU is a great way to keep up with all things technical. The highlight of the month comes on the first Tuesday when the Computer Guys (and Gal) show up to answer questions and explain technology without resorting to techno babble.

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Websites and Blogs for Writers #AIW

PenWebsites and blogs are perfect for displaying a writer’s talents, experience, and potential on the Web. It’s hard to believe that a week has flown by since the 30th Annual American Independent Writers Conference in DC, where we addressed an excellent crowd.

Our colleague Kristen King, whose award winning Inkthinker blog helps freelance writers every day, started the session by going over some do’s and don’t’s of a writer’s web presence–complete with examples of great writer blogs and of what not to do courtesy of Vincent Flanders’ web pages that suck site. If you haven’t taken a look at these terrible web page designs, they’re good for more than just a groan and a laugh–they also offer excellent learning

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Blogs & Podcasts Can Help You Keep Up with Your Profession

Blogs and podcasts offer a great way to find out what’s happening in your field or profession. You’re reading a blog so you know that it’s written. A podcast, on the other hand, is an audio or video series that you play on your computer or portable device.

To find blogs and podcast worthwhile, ask colleagues what blogs they read. Do a search for leaders in your field’s to find their websites. Chances are they have a blog that’s geared towards other professionals. However, some well-known individuals and companies might use their blog

Using Blogs to Keep Up With Technology

Blogs offer you a great way to find out what’s happening in the world of technology. You can view a blog through your Internet browser, or subscribe to a RSS feed using a reader (a feed keeps you up to date on new additions to a blog). The advantage of RSS feeds is that you can subscribe to a blog and when a new entry is posted, it shows up on your computer in your reader program. It takes no effort on your part to seek it out. In addition to blogs, you can subscribe to news feeds from all the major newspapers and magazines and even select which topic areas (Politics, Style, Metro, etc.) you want to keep up with regularly.

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Using RSS Feeds to Help You Keep Up With Business News

RSS feeds offer you a great way to find out what’s happening in the world of business (and other areas). Using a RSS feed reader, you can subscribe to a blog and when a new entry is posted, it shows up on your computer in your reader program. It takes no effort on your part to seek it out. In addition to blogs, you can subscribe to business news feeds from all the major newspapers and magazines you want to keep up with regularly.

There are two ways to access RSS feeds—online or on your desktop. Online readers, like GoogleReader, offer the flexibility of access from any computer while desktop readers, like FeedDemon (Windows®) NetNewsWire (Mac®), or a Firefox add-on allow for more complex organizing of RSS feeds.