Facebook Connections and Reputation Management

These days one can be either hired or fired based on what employers find on our Facebook pages and reputation management has become a focus for bloggers. The reality is that much of the web is designed, not so much to share information, as to sell it. It’s also a reality bloggers today, more than ever before, have many demands on their time and social media networking to create an authentic online presence can be a time drain.

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Security Threats: Symantec’s Protection Tips

Yesterday while Wordpress.com was experiencing some difficulties I downloaded a file containing all the intrusion attempts made on my computer. I was astonished to see how much work my Norton Internet Security has done to protect my computer from invasion.
Where are these attacks coming from? United States, China, Brazil, Germany, India, United Kingdom, Russia, Poland, Italy and Spain.

In 2009 a shift in malicious activity to emerging countries was noted and became more pronounced. For example, for the first time since Symantec began examining malicious activity by country in 2006, a country other than the United States, China, or Germany has ranked in the top three, as Brazil ranked third in malicious activity in 2009, behind the United States and China, respectively.

WordPress Apps: Blogg1ng 0n th3 g0

Times are dark. Things like “work” and family. Keep us from what is really important in our lives… Our blogs!

Those elongated forms of self expression stretching over time. But the thing is we aren’t ever at our computers anymore. We find it frustrating to have to log in and the go to your site then edit. There has to be a easier quicker way, that is portable and easy to access.

Well there is. I’m going to introduce three examples of WordPress apps.

Blogging: Starting Over

Is your blog a failure or a success? This question stopped me dead in my tracks.

When I started blogging, I definitely had a purpose in mind, but it was a limited one with a narrow audience. As time went on, I found myself slipping over the boundaries of my topic. Taking time to roll the above question around in my head made me see how I was driving on a dead end street. I might see a few people on the way, but it would hardly be a major hop around the planet. These insights gave me the impetus to revisit blogging basics and rejig the entire vision of my blog. In my case, starting over was a wise decision. I didn’t lose momentum at all.

Thumbs down on WordPress Reblogging

Today Richard (thesacredpath) tried some experimentation with the new wordpress “like” and reblog feature. He reblogged my Basic Netiqueitte for Beginner Bloggers post and then he reblogged his reblog of my post. All links to the original article are gone in the second-generation reblog.The read more and site link at the bottom of the second-generation reblog link back to the second blog, NOT to the original. The possibly related posts links to the reblogged post, NOT to the original. So readers, what’s your opinion of the value of this wordpress.com “like” and reblog feature?