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Maximize Your Social Media Presence

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Here are some great tip sheets for companies looking to maximize their social media presence and use these tools more effectively.  The information comes courtesy of New York based public relations firm, Affect Strategies.  Click through to download the individual PDFs.  Some of the tips are obvious and something all companies should be doing such as constantly updating their page with relevant information and some of the advice not so obvious.  Overall, everyone who works or are interested in social media should print these handy sheets out and hang them in their cubicle walls.

Written by Atique Ullah

February 25, 2010 at 8:55 PM

A First Look At Windows Phone 7

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I saw the new Microsoft phone a few days ago and and have meaning to write something about it.  As an iPhone user there hasn’t been anything to date that has caught my interest, not even the new Google phone, but I am intrigued by what Microsoft unveiled recently at the World Mobile Congress in Barecelona.  Microsoft is finally showing us Windows Phone 7 and it looks like it will give the iPhone a run for its money.  What’s puzzling is what took Microsoft so long and why they’ve hung on to Windows Mobile as long as they have.  After all, it’s been 3 years since the debut of the iPhone.  The new Microsoft phone is pretty much a Zune phone in the way that the iPhone is similar to the iPod Touch but with phone capabilities.

The phone looks sleek, uses large icons for frequently used apps and is highly customizable.  The phone integrates numerous social networking sites and can stream in real time.  A nifty feature is that you can choose someone that you like to follow on a particular social network and their updates will stream on your home screen.  The phone as I mentioned has all the features of the Zune such as music and video capabilities.  A feature that I wish the iPhone had is over the air syncing for contacts, calendar and other info and Microsoft delivers this in spades.

And last but not least, there is Xbox Live integration.  You will be able to play certain Xbox games on the new phone and all your gamer info is portable.

All of these features could make the new Microsoft phone the ultimate social networking device.

Gizmodo has a great hands on look at the new phone including a video:

Written by Atique Ullah

February 18, 2010 at 6:57 PM