Category Archives: News

WordPress Launches “Learn WordPress.com” Site

WordPress announced its new Learn WordPress.com site.

This online tutorial is ideal for beginning and intermediate WordPress.com bloggers and for folks who are migrating over from other blog platforms like Blogger and TypePad.
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Twitter Snowmageddon And The Art Of Hustle – Cory Booker and 50 Cent

An historic blizzard in blasting the Northeast and is shutting down air travel, affecting emergency vehicle response rates, and forcing many to stay indoors. Two Twitter Superstars, Cory Booker and 50 Cent have very different approaches to dealing with the resulting blizzard crisis. Continue reading

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Word Lens iPhone App Revolutionizes Translations [VIDEO]

When I first saw Shel Israel’s (@shelisrael) tweet and the iTunes store description off of his link, I thought it might be a hoax. Visual translations via an iPhone app?

Word Lens is the real thing. Continue reading

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Gawker Security Breach Forces Massive LinkedIn Password Changes

I received two security-related emails in the last 24 hours. One was from Gawker Media stating that there was a breach via its commenting system. The second email arrived this morning from LinkedIn, asking me to reset my password because my account was disabled for “security reasons.”

According to this Gawker blog post, Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Gawker, Jezebel, io9, Jalopnik, Kotaku, Deadspin, and Fleshbot were all affected by the security breach. Continue reading

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Latino2 Conference Shifts Gears, Now Latino2 Tweetup

Due to a number of factors, a great number of people (friends, supporters, participants) cannot make it this weekend to San Luis Obispo. But we still expect a very good group, so we have decided to hold a big meetup in town and postpone the formal event for early 2011 when more people can make it. Continue reading

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Facebook Creates Sneaky Way To Suck In Gmail Contacts

Google recently closed off Facebook’s access to import Gmail contacts. Google felt that if Facebook was able to import its Gmail contacts that Google should be able to import from Facebook. Since that wasn’t going to happen, Google pulled the plug on its Facebook integration.

To counter this Google move, Facebook added instructions to its site on how users can download their Gmail contacts then upload them to Facebook. Continue reading

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Latino2 California Tour Hits the Central Coast

Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) is proud to announce San Luis Obispo as the second stop on the Latino2 California Tour.

Come join us on December 4, 2010, at the Cal Poly Performing Arts Center in San Luis Obispo. California’s Central Coast is the birth place of “La Causa”, the Latino civil rights movement. The conference will focus on the theme “Community and Collaboration in Central California: Then and Now.” Continue reading

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POLL: Using Fingerprint Scans For School Lunch Programs

This is the news article that prompted the creation of this poll:

LAUSD to use fingerprint scans for school lunches

This is an interesting issue for several reasons:

  • I used to work for a company that sold fingerprint recognition components
  • I taught for eight years
  • And, I’m fascinated by the overlap of technology and culture

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LATISM Announces Finalists For the California Awards

Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) is the largest organization of Social Media Professionals of Hispanic Origin. LATISM announced the finalists (see below) for the first annual LATISM California Awards. I’m proud to have been nominated for the Best CA Latino Blogger category.

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My Social Graph “Suggestions For You” Twitter

I was pleased to finally receive the “Suggestions For You” feature since I’ve been hearing about it all week. My initial impressions were:

  1. Dang, I thought I was following some of those people already
  2. Um, I recently unfollowed some of those folks
  3. There were several people who showed up frequently in the “Followed By:” field, but they weren’t people I engage with much
  4. There are a lot of celebrities on this list
  5. These are real people, not feeds
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