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16 unprofessional email habits that make everyone hate you

16 unprofessional email habits that make everyone hate you | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

It's hard to keep things professional with all the emails we receive today. Avoiding these bad habits can help.

With the onslaught of emails we receive every day, it's hard to imagine how anyone could keep up professional email habits at all times.

To make this task a little less daunting, we asked experts to highlight some of the least professional behaviors you could demonstrate when sending an email.

While mastering the art of good email etiquette doesn't mean sending out beautifully crafted prose each and every time — that would take forever — if you can avoid these bad habits, you'll be off to a great start. Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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#Email is a communication tool and should be handled elegantly. It tells the other party a lot about you.

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Twitter Officially Launches Its “Retweet With Comment” Feature | TechCrunch

Twitter Officially Launches Its “Retweet With Comment” Feature  |  TechCrunch | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

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Twitter just officially launched its “retweet with comment” feature, which it began testing last summer.

“Retweet with comment” allows users to embed a tweet in their own tweets, which lets them get around Twitter’s 140-character limit when they write their own commentary. The feature is now available on Twitter’s site and iPhone app and will be available on its Android app soon.

Twitter previously let users embed quoted tweets by cutting-and-pasting its URL, but “retweet and comment” lets you do that by just pressing a button. The feature’s arrival has been heralded with much (somewhat ironic) rejoicing by Twitter users. Unfortunately, you can’t embed the full retweet and comment, as I just found out to my disconcertment while preparing this post (click on the embedded tweets to see how they look in the wild).

As my colleague Sarah Perez pointed out last year, however, the feature serves a serious purpose. For one thing, it allows people to share and comment on tweets without having to shorten the original tweet, which means that its context and meaning is preserved.

Forcing users to truncate their rambling thoughts into pithy soundbites was one of Twitter’s original charms, but as the platform matures, many influential users have been devising ways of getting around the character limit so they can use Twitter as their main public communication platform instead of, say, a blog. Hence the rise of “tweetstorms,” which were initially derided by many long-time Twitter users, but show no signs of abating.

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"I am here to thank Dave and all contributors for their passion to assist and guide others along their way. I began receiving your emails some time ago and have just begun to realize that they are responsible for my now beginning to implement the business idea that has been growing in my head for the past 25 years. I now have a clearer picture as to how to begin and proceed. I have had ideas on paper but now I know what steps to take to move forward. My fear has abated (finally!...thank you)"
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When Startups And Revolutions Collide | TechCrunch

When Startups And Revolutions Collide | TechCrunch | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

In the last two months, tiny Silicon Valley startups have proven their ability to upset the well-laid plans of autocrats half a world away. Just this week, Turkey’s Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, failed spectacularly at banning Twitter, as local citizens found easy workarounds with tech tools, skirting blocks with tens of thousands of tweets mocking the impotent censors.

“I think that startups can perform functions once reserved to government, but they are well-served to be as educated as possible before they wade into foreign affairs,” Secretary Hilary Clinton’s former senior adviser, Alec Ross, writes to me.

The State Department is no longer the only bridge between a pajama-clad hacker and dissidents in the Middle East. Anyone with an Internet connection can wade into the dicey diplomatic waters of revolution, once reserved for governments. This new unregulated power has its promises and perils.

Turkey’s Backfire

In Turkey, anti-censorship tech has thus far provided a safe and almost embarrassingly easy workaround for clumsy government censors. Erdoğan brazenly threatened to “wipe out” Twitter after courts approved a ban on the micro-blogging service for hosting anti-government content.

Almost immediately after the ban was instituted, information for workarounds spread virally.

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This issue is very significant. Democracy and communication are very closely linked. Governments used to control the communication channels, but with the rise of the internet that is not the case anymore. Not only startups are making a difference. Big technology companies are gaining tremendous power. And so does every individual.

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7 pillars of minimalist Web design

7 pillars of minimalist Web design | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
To balance aesthetics with functionality, minimalist web design is defined by fearless use of space, stunning visuals, striking typography, and an overall focus on the content itself – and nothing else.

When it comes to minimalism, don’t think it’s easier just because it’s simpler. Because there are fewer elements, you must provide the same level of usability (perhaps even better) with less interface. To balance aesthetics with functionality, minimalist Web design is defined by fearless use of space, stunning visuals, striking typography, and an overall focus on the content itself – and nothing else.

We call these techniques the pillars of minimalism, and below we’ve listed the seven most helpful based on our experiences building and appreciating websites. It’s no surprise that minimalism is becoming a popular style today – it correlates directly with many of the modern web design trends, which you’ll also recognize below. Read more: click title or image.




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Your website is your portal to communicating with the world. Make it easy, simple, clear and convincingly attractive. Minimalist web design is a great approach, take a look at this article, you might get some ideas.

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4 Technology Trends Disrupting How We Communicate

4 Technology Trends Disrupting How We Communicate | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

As much as I love to get out and do public speaking, running a business can make it really hard to find the time to travel, deliver a presentation and keep up with the day to day operations. Especially without worrying about what you may be missing back at the office.

However, tomorrow I will be heading off to deliver a new presentation on technology disruption to a crowd of primarily B2B IT executives and as I prepared a presentation on disruption I couldn’t help but think of the irony.

The focus of the presentation is set to be on how technology isn’t just disruptive, but it is changing the way we communicate. In a world where our technology is so pervasive that we spend most of our time looking like this…

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Even though this is all obvious, it's good to stop and take a look.

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How Big Data Is Transforming The Mobile Industry

How Big Data Is Transforming The Mobile Industry | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
As our personal and business lives migrate into mobile, there's virtually no end to big data applications.

The world is awash in data.

CIBC, a Canadian bank, predicts that information-generation growth will increase 50 times over the next decade. IDC, a market research firm, similarly forecasts a 44-fold increase in data volumes between 2009 and 2020. Mobile is playing a large part in driving this explosion in data.

Apple upended the electronics business six years ago with the release of the iPhone. The iPhone ushered in an era when design, both of software and hardware, became the paramount concept in the tech world.

Could data be the paradigm that anchors the next revolution? Many think so. 

In a recent report from BI Intelligence on Big Data and Mobile, we define big data, examine mobile's connection to it, analyze its potential, practical applications, and pitfalls, look at how it's collected, and answer some of the most frequently asked questions about big data and mobile.

Here's an overview of the relationship between big data and mobile:

  • First, big data needs to be defined:

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Adapting is the norm know, mobile is changing the online world. Value will make the difference.
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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, July 23, 2013 7:44 AM

Mobile is definitely changing the information landscape. Value will make the difference.