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How to Protect Your Privacy and Reputation While Blogging

When blogging, you need to protect your privacy and reputation — what you put on your blog today might stick around for a long time to come. Your viewpoints could rankle readers, and some may not always [more…]

How to Learn from Lurking on Other Blogs

The best way to figure out what will work on your blog is by lurking on other blogs – reading or looking at blogs without participating.

Find a few blogs you like, that you regard as competition, or that [more…]

Sinking Your Teeth into the Spammer Food Chain

To understand the problem of spam, you really need to know who's doing all the inbox overloading and what they're advertising with their floods of e-mails. Surveying the Internet, you can quickly see that [more…]

How to Blog with Honesty and Openness

Communication on a blog is about openness, honesty, and being straightforward with your topics and ideas — and readers. If you're not honest on your blog, be prepared for questions. For example, if you [more…]

VoIP: Counting Up the Cost Benefits

By using VoIP (voice over Internet protocol), companies immediately save money on toll charges. Also, you don't pay any additional per-line feature charges because VoIP runs on your computer network. Regulatory [more…]

Providing Support for Your New VoIP System

If you're a multilocation company with limited staff, implementing VoIP may not necessarily increase the need for more full-time people, but it increases the need for support over the near term until everyone [more…]

Using Comments in Blogs

You might not realize it until you get deeper into your blogging lifestyle, but bloggers spend an amazing amount of time tracking the influence of their blogging. That means attempting to locate other [more…]

How to Figure Out How Much a Blog Costs

Deciding on how much money you can commit to your blog — and therefore how much your blog will cost — is a good indicator of which platform you should acquire. Many of the hosted services available to [more…]

Monitoring Sales Meetings from Different Perspectives in WebEx

If you're the sales manager, you can make use of a unique feature that enables you to observe your sales reps in action with accounts. Because nobody will know you're attending, this is called [more…]

Leaping Over Phone-Service Charges with VoIP

One of the big benefits of VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) is that it makes the POTS-PSTN model, together with its complicated billing structure and weird terminology, just go away. [more…]

How to Recognize Spam among Comments on Your Blog

Any unwanted message that's posted into the comment area of your blog is spam. Spam comments might look like anything from a sincere compliment to a request for more information. [more…]

Discovering the Wonderful World of Blogs

A blog — the name is short for Web log is an online journal of a person's thoughts, experiences, and interests. Blogging is not just another tool for generating Web content. Even though it's relatively [more…]

How to Figure Out How Well Your Blogging Competitors Are Doing

As you seek out and watch your blogging competitors, you can pick up tips about the topics they're covering in their blogs and analyze how well they’re reaching out to their audiences. [more…]

Planning the Content for Your Videoblog

A videoblog can be many things. It can be a personal diary, done in video. It can be news coverage, political commentary, or artistic expression. It can be a commercial promotional tool. When you create [more…]

How to Find a Web Host for Your Blog

After you purchase your domain for your blog, you need to find a Web host. Look for a Web host for your blog that has everything your blog software needs to run. Keep in mind that Web hosts vary greatly [more…]

Considering Ideas for Business Vlogs

One common topic for discussion when videobloggers get together is how to use videoblogs in a business setting, either to make money or improve a business's exposure and promotion. [more…]

How to Handle Readers' Comments on Your Blog

Knowing how to handle reader comments on your blog requires speed and sensitivity. Comments from readers is a controversial area on a blog, both in the content of those comments and in how you handle them [more…]

How to Build Your Twitter Following through Engaging Tweets

Want to grow your Twitter follower numbers? In less than 140 characters, some advice: Keep your Tweets conversational, well-paced, and connected to something others are likely to care about. [more…]

How to Remove Unwanted Toolbars from Mozilla Firefox

Removing unwanted toolbars in Firefox is much simpler than removing them from Internet Explorer. Perhaps scummy programmers aren’t as interested in subverting Firefox, or perhaps the Firefox design doesn’t [more…]

How to Remove Unwanted Toolbars from Internet Explorer

So you find a great little program to install on your computer and somehow, by the time the install finished, you found yourself with a strange new toolbar in Internet Explorer. It happens to everyone. [more…]

How to Remove Unwanted Add-ons from Internet Explorer

Many Internet Explorer problems are caused by add-ons. Unfortunately, removing unwanted add-ons from Internet Explorer can take some work. This is particularly true of the add-ons that you didn't invite [more…]

Online Safety Web Sites

A number of Web-sites are dedicated to Internet safety. These Web sites can help you understand online risks, such as identity theft and scams, and can help you generally be a safer online consumer: [more…]

How to Become Safer Online

The Internet is an amazing tool, but it poses some safety risks. Before you start "surfing the net," use these tips for being a safe, smart online user: [more…]

Using the Internet Safely For Seniors For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The Internet has changed the way we do everything. But those seniors who didn't grow up with computers might be scared away from the Web by stories of online fraud and identity theft. Don't think that [more…]

How to Forward Calls with Skype

Skype's call forwarding feature is simple to set up and operate. The call can be forwarded to a Skype Name of your choosing. Optionally, it can be forwarded to a regular telephone number, although you [more…]

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