Flavors.me and About.me are both platforms for creating “personal splash pages.” I decided to compare the two services, in order to see how splash pages can be used as online business cards, and whether they might be useful for web workers.
Conventional wisdom suggests buying into the convenience and performance of converged infrastructure means buying into the dreaded vendor lock-in problem. As it turns out, however, that doesn’t have to be the case — Dell and Egenera are two players leading the charge for open converged infrastructure.
My insight into Twitter etiquette isn’t anything earth-shattering, but as the 140-character microblogging platform has become a daily tool for just about all of us, we’ve developed a loose set of norms when it comes to how we conduct ourselves on the service.
That’s my email signature. Name, title, company/slogan, mobile. I’d like to think that it’s pretty basic. It’s not overloaded with content, but it’s sufficient in communicating who I am, what I do, where I do it and how you can hear my voice if you desire.
For us web workers, where our communication is digital more often than not, the way we sign our emails may (or may not) reveal certain clues about what we’re trying to accomplish. Let’s poke around at a few of the most common sign-offs/closings.
Sometimes it’s difficult to know whether your actions will be perceived as being impolite online. Real Simple’s Tech Etiquette Manual is a useful collection of expert advice on common tech etiquette conundrums, like how speedily you should reply to emails, and whether using BCC is sneaky.
Having meetings over the phone is something that remote workers do all of the time. However, despite the frequency of these meetings, I see a lot of people who don’t follow basic phone meeting etiquette. Here are a few tips:
Do you speak “social?” There is a lot of writing out there about the effects of social media on business, marketing, branding and customer services. But what about how social media communications is impacting our written communications, or even our oral communications?
I’ve found that some people can very easily get their back up when attempts are made to point out their grammar weaknesses. Maybe it feels like being reprimanded in school. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, and the same sentiment applies with grammar, too.
Lately, I’ve been hearing too many people talk about what people must do. If you start a blog, you must post three or four times every week. Your company must engage in conversations on