Facebook rocked the internet yesterday with 5 new plugins, one of which is an API for the Facebook Like Button. After reading about it and playing a bit with the Facebook’s Like Button generator, I decided what’s needed is a WordPress plugin that allows folks to easily configure the look-and-feel of the Facebook Like Button, and then automatically add it the beginning and/or the end of their posts. Continue reading →
Yesterday , I was attracted by the Wired Magazine Gadget LabsÂ headline “Amazon: Kindle Books Outsold Real Books This Christmas.” According to a release cited in the article: â€œ[the] Kindle has become the most gifted item in Amazonâ€™s history … … Continue reading →
Twitter gives our mundane lives meaning, that’s why it beat the snot out of a more ‘feature-rich’ Pownce. To prove my point, let’s rewind about a year and a half ago to Tamar Weinberg’s comparison entitled ‘Twitter vs. Pownce: Who … Continue reading →
Ever get that annoying email from a church, friend, and/or family member who ‘accidentally’ sent a rant to everyone in their address book and/or a group-related email directory? Here’s how I respond to one such instance of a Christian SPAM email bombing run. Feel free to copy or link them to it my post to educate them on why this is such a poor practice of netiquette. Continue reading →
September 12, 2008
by meandean Comments Off on Pastors and Lay Persons and BlackBerrys, Oh My!
With the debut of the now consolidated Google Mobile Apps for BlackBerry also arrives yet another reason why your church and/or charity should consider moving off the desktop and onto the web space. So what has this got to do with running your church and/or charity website? Glad you asked … Continue reading →
Too many pastors are still tethered to their office via their desktop word processor – at least if we can assume the numbers from a recent ReadWriteWeb are any reflection of how too few are taking advantage of online options … Continue reading →
One of the more painful big money issues facing churches and charities are upcoming energy costs that will consume more funds once allocated to other endeavors; while forcing some locations to have black-out dates to reduce the high cost of heating a facility during off-hours. Not to mention the rising costs to staff and laypersons to drive to said locations during the week. With such exorbitant expenses in mind, there are many online technologies now available to an ever growing bandwidth-enabled congregations that will allow them to save money by moving mid-week meetings and classes out of bricks-n-mortar places and into the web space. Continue reading →
August 15, 2008
by meandean Comments Off on A Conference Apart – where Dean gets to meet Zeldman, Meyer & Fried!
You bet I’m stoked! This coming October 13â€“14, 2008, I’ll get to rub usability elbows with Eric Meyer, Jason Fried, Jeffrey Zeldman, along with several other web standards rock stars at the An Event Apart 2008 conference held at the at the Sheraton Chicago. Continue reading →