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White Friday in the Middle East: Shocking Numbers from Google Trends

White Friday in the Middle East: Shocking Numbers from Google Trends

Bet you’ve never heard of White Friday!! Learn All About White Friday in the MENA region, from Google Trends. It seems the winter holiday season is upon us. Not convinced? The team in our Arabic sister website,... Read more »

5 Great Google+ Features

5 Great Google+ Features

After all the begging and the waiting, I finally got an invitation to Google+ and frankly, I must say that I am very impressed with what they have done so far! And though many people are comparing Google+ to... Read more »

HOW TO: 10 Ways You Can Contribute to the Climate Change Movement #BAD09

Note: This post was published on the 15th of October to support the Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Change.

The clock is ticking; time is running fast. On one hand, we can’t really predict when will the tipping point be; the point where we are left out helpless and can’t reverse the damage inflicted on our planet. On the other hand, only little time is left before Copenhagen’s global summit that will take place on December; little time for us to solve the conflict of interests between the different countries around the world. Copenhagen may be our last chance to pull ourselves together and come up with a decent treaty that would save thing planet.

What can we do now? and how can we contribute to the movement and build up awareness for the summit? That’s what we’ll be covering in this post.

1. Use Twibbon to add “TckTckTck” to your Twitter Avatar

TckTckTck

TckTckTck

Twibbon is an easy way to promote awareness about your cause on Twitter. It adds an overlay to supporters’ profile images (avatars) so that everyone else can see it.  Tck Tck Tck movement is trying to gather enough people from around the world to raise their voices and help pushing leaders into taking needed courageous acts. Tck Tck Tck came up with a cool Twibbon that you can add to your avatar and show support. So far, there are 732 twitter profiles with TckTckTck ribbon.

2.  Join 350.org

35o is a global movement that conducts different events around the world to spread awareness about climate change. They are calling for an international day of climate action that will take place in 9 days – on 24 October -. Currently there are 2367 planned actions in 153 country around the world – Make sure you’re a part of it!

350.org

350.org

3. Organize an offline event and promote it via Facebook

Facebook is a great tool to organize events. If you didn’t find any interesting event close to your home town on 350.org website, then it may be a good idea for you to organize your own event. Use Facebook and gather people around this cause… be initiative.

HOW TO: Protect Your Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Facebook from Hackers!

Hotmail

Hotmail

Note: If you have a Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo or AOL account, it’s advisable to change your password now!

Last week, about 10,000 Hotmail user accounts and passwords were posted on a developer’s forum. The accounts listed were the ones starting with the letters A and B hinting that this is just a snippet from a bigger list of accounts that have been compromised.

To further freak out webmail users, another list containing a cocktail of about 30,000 Gmail, Yahoo, and AOL user’s accounts was leaked later on during the week.

So how did they do it?

Apparently, people are still not able to tell the difference between an authentic website and a phishing website. Most of the compromised accounts on the list were obtained using fake websites that ask for your login and password to authenticate your account. While campaigns educating the user on how to better protect himself or herself from phishing scams have been running nonstop for the past 5 years, they can’t be blamed for falling for such scams.

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HOW TO: Create Trending Topics and Success Stories Over Twitter

HOW TO: Create Trending Topics and Success Stories Over Twitter

Which Drink Are You? - A simple quiz that made Twitter's trending topics

Creating a Twitter trending topic is every online marketer dream. Is there anything that we can learn from successful stories? What can we do to create a Twitter trending topic?

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How To: Organize Effective Brainstorming Sessions!

How To: Organize Effective Brainstorming Sessions!

Using visual aids for effective brainstorming sessions...

Did the good old days of gathering to pool ideas, knowledge and thoughts in efforts to create unmatched outcomes through brainstorming sessions come to an end? How could brainstorming sessions be organized in such a way that brings about valuable results? What are the main things to be avoided during brainstorming sessions?

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HOW TO: Blog About the Latest News Scoops Using Yahoo! Pipes (Part 1)

HOW TO: Blog About the Latest News Scoops Using Yahoo! Pipes (Part 1)

Y! Pipes Screenshot

Thoughtpickers take you on a short "How To" tutorial to collect fresh news, filter and sort it out via Yahoo! pipes in order to be the first to come up with a news scoop.

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How To: 5 Top Methods & Applications to Reduce Twitter Spam!

How To: 5 Top Methods & Applications to Reduce Twitter Spam!

Clean Tweets Firefox Extension

How much of Twitter's trending topics are polluted by spam? How many Twitter verified accounts are there? Have you ever thought of reaching Twitter utopia: a spam-free Twitter where information and knowledge sharing are the main purposes for using Twitter? Is Twitter doing enough to protect us from spam? Would you like to find all...

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HOW TO: 14 Tips to Promote Your Remarkable WordPress Plugin

HOW TO: 14 Tips to Promote Your Remarkable WordPress Plugin

Wordpress Most Popular Plugins - The target!

A good elevator pitch, many updates, dedicated blog, along with many other tips for promoting your WP plugin.

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