"I certainly never write a review about a book I don't think worth reviewing, a flat-out bad book, unless it's an enormously fashionable bad book." --
says, John Gardner in Conversations with John Gardner
Quoted from 'Dictionary of Library and Information Science Quotations'     Edited by Mohamed Taher & L S Ramaiah. ISBN: 8185689423 (New Delhi , Aditya, 1994) p.150. Available @ Amazon.com

Monday, February 27, 2012

Google’s Convergence Re-visited

Googled to know what's in the news, about: "We're changing our privacy policy.""This stuff matters,"
says a news story: "Google announced this week it intends to consolidate privacy policies and combine all of the user data it has harvested into one profile. This means that data from Gmail users would be combined with that gathered from their searches on YouTube, Maps, Google+, Picassa, Chrome and any of Google's other services..." continue reading @  Asia Times Online

And, thus spake a Blog author @ London Review of Books:
"...Technology companies used to emulate IBM – Microsoft emulated IBM and Google emulated Microsoft – by commoditising the complement: IBM made it cheap and easy to get parts to plug into your computer, allowing it to sell more computers; Microsoft made it cheap and easy to buy computers, allowing it to sell more software; Google made it free and easy to do anything on the internet, allowing it to sell more ads. (Apple made it cheap and easy to get music online, which led to everyone buying iPods, and to 30 per cent of all music sales going through Apple.)" continue reading : 

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Job searching with social media for dummies - Reading now

AT the outset it is a good resource for any job searcher, who can use his/her social networking skills from branding and communicating a message online, to all the basics of dealing with Twitter, Facebook and other sites. In short one can gain newer job opportunities!!!

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Shows you how to easily harness social media sites
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Covers all of the latest and most popular social media sites: Google, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and more

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By Joshua Waldman (ISBN: 9780470930724), Wiley, John & Sons, 2011.
Table of Contents
  • Part I: Preparing for Your Job Search;
    Chapter 1: The Lowdown on Social Media for Job Hunters; Chapter 2: Setting Yourself Up for a Successful Job Search; Chapter 3: Reviewing the Basics of Online Networking
  • Part II: Marketing Yourself with a Personal Brand;
    Chapter 4: Personal Branding; Chapter 5: Crafting Keywords, Value Statements; Chapter 6: Communicating Your Expertise Online by Blogging; Chapter 7: I've Been Googled! Managing Your Online  Reputation
  • Part III: Crafting Web Résumés with LinkedIn, Video;
    Chapter 8: Updating Your Résumé for an Online Audience; Chapter 9: Using LinkedIn to Put Your Best Profi le Forward; Chapter 10: Producing a Compelling Video Résumé;
    Chapter 11: Taking Advantage of Other Online Résumé Options;
  • Part IV: Using Twitter, Facebook, and Other Sites to Find a Position;
    Chapter 12: Uncovering the Hidden Job Market with Twitter; Chapter 13: Using Facebook as a Job Hunter; Chapter 14: Getting Familiar with Lesser-Known Sites for Job Hunters;
  • Part V: Executing Your Proactive Social Media Job Hunt Strategies;
    Chapter 15: Tracking Down Opportunities, Companies, and People to Target; Chapter 16: It's About What I Can Do for You: Discovering a Company's Needs; Chapter 17: Embracing the Informational Interview for an Insider Advantage; Chapter 18: Engaging with Hiring Managers through Social Media;
  • Part VI: The Part of Tens;
    Chapter 19: Ten Ways the Job Search Has Evolved in the 21st Century; Chapter 20: (Almost) Ten Ways to Stay Up-to-Date with Social Media Changes; Chapter 21: Ten Common Mistakes People Make When Using Social Media Sites