Facebook Job App


Facebook recently joined the bandwagon for job hunters and added a new application that would help connect candidates with job vacancies and recruiters on the world’s largest social network. Facebook has more than 1 billion users around the world and this new app would surely attract the others who have yet to discover the awesomeness of this social media networking site to join! The new service claims more than 1.7 million jobs from partners including Monster Worldwide and BranchOut, the company said on its website. People normally go to Linkedin for this purpose but facebook is ready to play the same game with the aim to win it. Linkedin has 187 million users and the current leading job search engine. The recent studies said that majority of the unemployed turn to social media to land a job and the rate of getting hired is very good. They use this more than job search websites, newspaper ads etc.


Offline Blogging

offline.pngIsn’t it nicer to be able to edit and post your blogs even when you are not connected to the internet? Really, that is possible. There are existing offline blogging tool or software available for download. Some of them are free, there are also proprietary. Either of the two, it is still a comfort to bloggers to do things offline that you usually do online.

An example of an offline blogging tool is w.bloggar. It supports a wide collection of blogging platforms including blogspot, wordpresss, livejournal, drupal, movabletype and others. It is cooler because it is a freeware; no credit cards needed on download.

If you are using the Firefox web browser, you can also try ScribeFire (formerly Performancing for Firefox) as your blog post editor.

Intelligence Community Targetted By Virus

virusThe US intelligence community is baffled by a seemingly unknown virus that has been plaguing their computer networks is what is known to be one of the most secure networks the world over. The US government is considered to be one of the most secure users of computers with robust counter-measures used to prevent hackers, viruses and other malware form getting in and doing harm. [Read more →]

Blog Terms Part2

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Refer to this short list of blogging terms. Blogging has grown steadily for the last 5 years and by that it has grown its own terms and vocabulary for bloggers to understand each other. And to separate themselves from the rest of the users.

  • Collaborative blog is a blog usually concentrated on a single issue or political stripe. It is also known as a group blog.
  • Comment spam is like the E-mail spam. Spambots or robots, bombard a certain blog site with advertising in the form of fake comments. This has been a very serious dilemma for bloggers so they came up with special tools to differentiate bots from humans. One way is through captchas.
  • Desktop Blogging Client is simply an offline blog management tool
  • Fisking is to rebut a blog entry line-by-line.
  • Flog is a blend of two words, fake and blog. A blog that is written by someone for the sole purpose of a marketing strategy.
  • Feeds are RSS Feeds
  • Milblog is term coined for blogs written by members any military organization. Like the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.
  • Moblog a combination of mobile and blog pertaining to posts sent by mobile phones using SMS or MMS messages. Photoblogs is an example.
  • Permalink is the unique URL of a single post. You can use this if you like to link to a post somewhere.
  • Photoblog is a blog containing photos and posted chronologically.
  • Pingback is the alert in the TrackBack system.

Understanding RSS

Are feeds and RSS one and the same? It’s easier to think so, but if you want to be a little more technical, the simple way to explain is that a feed could be in the RSS format. In its latest incarnation, RSS 2.0, the acronym stands for Really Simple Syndication, which is what it is. RSS allows aggregation in the XML (Extensible Markup Language) data format for content that gets updated like websites, blogs and podcasts. The RSS document or feed is checked automatically by the feed reader for new content. The orange RSS icon is now standard in many sites.


a-to-z.jpgPeople blog for various reasons: some wants their opinions to be heard, their literary works to be read and their advocacy to be recognized; journalists find blogging a new form of mainstream media; others discover the fact that you can produce money out of it; and there are people who blog to be popular over the internet and even in real life scenario.

But the most compelling reason to blog is to become professional blogger. Professional blogging is a type of business scheme that extracts money from your blog. In short, term, monetizing your blog and doing this for full time.

Social bookmarking: Digg


To Digg or not to Digg? That’s a good question. Digg is a popular online social bookmarking site where you can digg or bury–rate an online article, video or podcast thumbs up or thumbs down. Submit what you like for other members to find. The more diggs it receives, the more popular it gets and the higher it comes up on top of the page heap. This is one place where your reactions are valued. Digg lets you visualize the content and participate in a number of ways. That’s the social part of it, aside from letting you find out what your friends are digging. Members can also customize their view to remove categories they are not interested in. But even if you don’t sign in, you can find out what diggers are discovering.

Why you should start a group blog

One blog is usually enough for anyone to maintain. But starting a group blog can be a good way to keep in touch with people have the same interests as yourself or have a shared history. These can be family members, former schoolmates and friends with common hobbies. Here are two reasons for group blogging:
Shared responsibility. Posting can sometimes feel like a chore when you cannot think of anything to write. Having other blog authors in the group allows you to post less frequently and alternate so that there is less pressure.
Likemindedness. The ties that bind the group together provide subjects to write about. Family and friends can update each other and reminisce through the group blog. Hobbyists could write about their projects. A group of knitters, for example, can post photos of their projects and how-tos.

In the next post, we will look at tips for group blogging.

Moms and jobseekers as bloggers

How would blogging benefit jobseekers? Showing up on searches of your name is a tricky process of links and popularity, but done correctly, a high-ranking blog could show potential employers a more complete and impressive picture of you than any CV can. With a well designed blog, you could put your best foot forward online.

Both stay-at-home moms and mothers working full-time will be able to make full use of blogs because there are many moms blogging about domestic and parenting issues online. Blogs are great venues for meeting moms, exchanging tips and giving advice on various topics. Whether your kids are infants or all grown up, you’ll still be able to pick up some hints from supportive moms. And it won’t cost you much time–a few posts a month will only take a few minutes to write, unless you want to put in much more work into them.

Internet Blog Marketing (Part 1)


Internet Blog Marketing means using the internet to market products or services on your blog. That would be the simplest explanation to it.

Today, marketing in the internet is not as easy as before. There is a lot of competition and everyone wants to be a part of the pay per click programs. In order to become successful at this, you need to choose you own market. Be unique. Do not use a single blog to market a lot of things online unless they are relevant. Choosing your market is a little difficult. Some will tell you to follow your passion and chose something that you know and love.