Rapid Fire – Monday, October 20

Solutions Stars Video Conference Delivers Online Marketing Tips » The Buzz Bin

“Network Solutions is producing the Solutions Stars Video Conference on October 29 at 1 p.m. This free video conference aims to provide insights and online marketing tips to small businesses. It will be of great service to small businesses, particularly now that the economy has gotten tough, and it’s not as easy to attend a conference in person.”

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7 Habits of Highly Effective Business Bloggers | Marketing Profs Daily Fix Blog

“Since my last post on corporate blogging here, a lot has changed. I’ve had a chance to practice many of the concepts I preached, as LinkedIn’s corporate blog editor. I’ve also had the acquaintance of other corporate bloggers whom I greatly respect. So, it was a thrill to be able to bring together four of my peers for a dream panel at Blog World Expo, which I moderated. The topic: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Business Bloggers.”

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Facebook Trumps Most Photo Sharing Sites With 10 Billion Photos – Mashable

“…Facebook, whose software engineer Doug Beaver announced that it now hosts a total of 10 billion photos. And it’s not even exclusively a photo sharing site! Furthermore, since Facebook stores four sizes for each stored photo, this actually translates to 40 billion files. However, what I find fascinating about this is that Facebook is no Photobucket; it’s not just some repository (at least from what I’ve seen) where people dump all kinds of images just because they can. Vast majority of photos I see on Facebook are actually real life photographs taken by users; I’m not sure if this means much in the grand scheme of life, universe and everything, but it seems like quite an accomplishment.”

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Social melting pots foster technological innovation – tech – 14 October 2008 – New Scientist Tech

“People in bigger cities are known to be more innovative than those in smaller ones: the figures show that a doubling in the size of a city generally leads to a more than proportionate rise in the number of patents or inventors associated with it.”

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