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Lisa Crotty

What We’re Reading – September 30

The government online According to a recent study, the government now reaches 40% of Americans online. NIH ranks first and the IRS and NASA also maintained their growth from the prior year. And with our first earthquake in 100 years in Washington DC, I have a feeling that the US Geological Survey (USGS.gov) might see a spike next year. New privacy regulations for kids The FTC is proposing new regulations for privacy around children to addressing emerging technologies including social…

What We’re Reading – September 23

Clever Russian hackers Apparently capturing online traffic isn’t the only reason to purchase misspellings of your domains. According to an article on BBC, hackers are now using them to capture misdirected emails as well. So an email sent to anyone at wellsfrago.com instead of wellsfargo.com could easily go astray instead of bouncing. Classic Twitter You’ve seen new Twitter and old Twitter – ever wonder about original Twitter? Jason Kottke posted a screenshot and Read Write Web provides an analysis. New…

What We’re Reading – September 16

You can run But now it’s harder to hide or at least it’s harder to hide posts from pages in your newstream completely on Facebook. You can still hide individual posts from your newsfeed, but actually hiding all posts from a page you like is no longer an option. Why don’t you just subscribe to me And now hiding people may not be so necessary. There’s now an option to have people subscribe to your public posts so that you…

What We’re Reading – September 2

500 changes a year? Ever wonder how Google decides to change the search algorithm? They made a great video that explains the process, and what’s worth a change. (I’m really more intrigued by the big hourglass on the table in the meeting.) How do you spell Poughkeepsie? You can now search Google Maps using voice search. Though I object to their suggestion that’s the new feature is because Poughkeepsie is hard to spell. Though to be fair, I grew up there so…

What We’re Reading – August 26

Twitter changes Twitter’s making some changes to what they show (some people say making it more like Facebook) and how it’s displayed. Here’s what to expect. Customer service as part of the brand Marketing Profs explains why customer service can make or break your brand, and what you can do about it. Ticketmaster goes social Ticketmaster is teaming up with Facebook to make it easier to coordinate group outings to events. With new interactive seat maps, you can tag your…

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