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Webinar #9 – RSS, Google Reader and Searching Effectively

Webinar #9 – RSS, Google Reader and Searching Effectively – was at 1PM US Pacific time (9PM UTC) on Sunday February 12, 2012.



  • RSS – And specifically, using Google Reader to keep track of RSS subscriptions.

  • Seaching Effectively – Searching the internet is perhaps one of the most important skills you can develop. I’ll review some basics, as well as a couple of tips and tricks that I use frequently.

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Future Webinars

Rather than hide them somewhere, here are some ideas that have been suggested for future webinars or things that might make the cut if we have enough time:

  • Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, Google+ – What are they, how do they work, and do you care?

  • Do you need a swap file? – It depends. I’ll review what it depends on.

  • Document organization – My Documents, but then what? Using folders, naming conventions, and other techniques to keep track of what’s on your computer can be simple.

  • Setting a default mail program – How to change what happens when you click an email link or click “Send To”.

  • Master of your own domain – Domain purchase, website hosting, and setting up your own email address.

Feel free to suggest more!

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