Month: July 2010

Create a unique Twitter background for your Twitter account

Here’s a great tutorial on creating a unique Twitter background for your Twitter account. Chris Spooner, the creator of the tutorial, says the advantages creating such a background are to set your Twitter account apart from other users and to brand your social media marketing efforts. Sooner gives three examples of typical background graphics appearing

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Buffalo’s social media universe is growing

First, get ready to meet up with some of Western New York’s most sociably savvy members at the next Social Media MeetUp in Buffalo at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 27 at Templeton Landing at the Erie Basin Marina in Buffalo. So far 37 people have signed up to attend this follow-up event to Buffalo’s first

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Workshop helps WNY career changers

If you live in the Western New York area and are thinking about changing careers, but are intimidated by the process or have other questions, then you may benefit by attending the Career Planning and Training Workshop given by the N.Y. State Department of Labor. The one-day workshop will begin at  9 a.m. on  Wednesday,

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Please comment!

I was wondering who else is reading my blog. Say, “Hello” to me in the comments and tell me about yourself, your Web site, and where you found my blog. Thanks!

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Plenty of things to do this WNY weekend

BuffaloGeek (a.k.a. Chris Smith) has a great round up of Buffalo area festivals happening this weekend.  Check it out and make some plans. BuffaloRising writer Christa Glennie Seychew, has some great Italian Festival food suggestions. The crispy Parmesan and parsley dusted french fries sounds like something I would like to try. Dolci Dessert Bakery will

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Williamsville Networking Group for unemployed WNYers

Are you an unemployed Western New Yorker? Are you frustrated, wondering what you are doing wrong and looking for help? Or maybe you just want to share your experiences with others in the same situation? Then consider joining the Williamsville Networking Group from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. the first three Thursdays of the month at

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Hackerspace’s After the 4th Cookout

I had a great time at the Buffalo Hackerspace After the 4th Cookout. There was a ton of food, people, and even baby rabbits (too cute!) Melissa, a Hackerspace member, is fostering rabbits after they were seized from an unfit home by an animal rescue group. Unknown to her at the time, several of the

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2010 Taste of Buffalo

It was a gorgeous day yesterday for the Taste of Buffalo food festival, sunny but not too hot. At noon the streets were nearly packed with people sampling some of the many foods offered by local restaurants. Even though I was not needed at the Alzheimer’s Association’s Beer Tent (they had enough volunteers) I enjoyed

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Twitter makes a move to make money

I always wondered how a site like Twitter sustained itself cash-flow wise, so I was interested to read about @earlybird, an exclusive offers advertiser-driven Twitter account. It works like this; advertiser will pay for tweets from the @earlybird account. These “offers” will be time sensitive and sometimes supply sensitive, according to the @earlybird page. People

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It’s not too late to RSVP the Hacker Space Cookout on Saturday

Are you a techie interested in meeting other techies in the Western New York area? Whether you are into hardware, software, coding, Web design, databases or anything else related to computers and technology, consider coming out to Hacker Space’s “After the 4th” Cookout at 4 p.m. on Saturday , July 10 at Buffalo Hacker Space,

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