We started publishing a blog in September 2008 with this post about solid state hard drives (SSDs). http://www.acroment.com/2008/09/the-low-cost-of-solid-state-hard-drives/ Since then, we have worked to create a regular stream of information we find useful, helpful, or want to share with our readers. But why? Read the rest of this entry
With the recent changes to the Facebook profile, it was a certainty that the way certain programs, websites and apps interacted with the social media giant would change as well. The online world is moving to a space where people share what they’re doing, where they’re doing it and who they’re with. Music super-app Spotify is following this creed and allows you to connect with your Facebook account so you can share what you’re listening to with your Facebook friends and see what they’re listening to. Rather than posting these updates to your wall, they’re posted to your activities and show up almost like little news blurbs such as:
- Greg created the “Remember the 90′s? They Were Awesome!” playlist
- Greg listened to “The Touch” by Stan Bush
But what if you don’t WANT your friends to know what you’re listening to? Never fear… if you want to keep your Britney Spears obsession under wraps, there is a quick and easy way to turn off this setting so you can once again enjoy your Justin Bieber, Nickelback, Def Leppard or [insert your guilty pleasure here] without getting ridiculed by your friends. Read the rest of this entry
I heard about Spotify – http://www.spotify.com/ – a few months ago when I watched a video interview with Napster founder Sean Parker. Parker who’s always been into the sharing of music has said that Spotify is, “the answer to piracy.” I’m a big music fan and the problem of music piracy on the Internet is a huge one so I was super interested in this. The problem was, when I watched the video Spotify wasn’t available in the United States. Well, the wait is over and Spotify is here! Read the rest of this entry
LinkedIn is an outstanding tool from a business networking perspective. While it’s often referred to as “Facebook for adults” it really is much more than that. When used properly it can be a great sales and marketing asset and it’s absolutely invaluable from a networking perspective. Here’s the FastWebUpdates take on Building Your LinkedIn Network.
With any networking relationship, you typically get as much out of it as you put into it. With that understanding I personally always will go out of my way to help others whether through and introduction, sharing of best practices or providing constructive feedback. LinkedIn offers some incredible tools to assist in networking, one of which is called “Get introduced through a connection. This feature allows you to (potentially) get connected to someone who’s not in your network through someone who is. Read the rest of this entry