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WordCamp Dallas 2009

WordCamp Dallas 2009

I’ve been indulging my inner geekess the past two days at WordCamp Dallas 2009 (or #wcdfw09 for you twitter freaks). I have to admit it was a mind-blowingly good time for $30; outstanding speakers, great food, free Wi-Fi, genius bar, and awesome door prizes. Here are some of my favorite quotes from the weekend: “We all work for money, but making an impact is what gets me up in the morning.” – Matt Mullenweg “Make sure to keep your plug-ins up to date. If not, could be a security leak for your site to be hacked.” – Tip from panel “Wi-fi is like air; it’s not important unless you aren’t getting any.”  – John P.

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Facebook for Business?

Facebook for Business?

Using LinkedIn as a venue for professional networking is a given. But what about Facebook? Can small business owners use Facebook for business promotion? And more importantly should they? When I first joined Facebook it was my “water cooler” experience, a way to connect with friends and past co-workers from my isolated home office. Frequently I find myself using Facebook to showcase what is happening in my professional life. Is this shameless self-promotion? Am I betraying my largely social network by spamming or boring them with my professional activities? Or am I just excited about the work I do?? IMHO networking online is no different from networking in person: play nice, be sincere, and put the needs of others first. Ask yourself this: “Is what I’m about to say or do in the best interest of all involved?” If the answer is yes, then go forth and post! Here are

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