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 Cut #32 - Are bloggers influential? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:14

Do bloggers posess influence over traditional media sources? In this episode, Todd Watson discusses the growing world of blog reporting and its frequent validity.

 Cut #31: What is microblogging? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:10

In this episode, Todd 'Turbo' Watson digs into Twitter and the new world of microblogging.

 Cut #30: How to get started with online video pt.2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:52

This week on Shortcuts, our discussion about online video production continues with a focus on alternative ways to produce multimedia without a camcorder.

 Cut #29: How to get started with online video | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:47

How do you get started in the exciting new world of online video? In this episode of Shortcuts, IBM online video expert David Berger discusses the very basics.

 Cut #28: Subscription technology powers online publishing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:15

In this episode, Ben Edwards of discusses subscription technology in the world of online publishing.

 Cut #27: The advantages of podcasting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:10

Podcasting. Not a new thing for many, but it still confounds many potential publishers. Podcasting has truly become a mature publishing format, and many lessons have been learned by businesses and individuals over the years as to how to best utilize it. In this episode, Shortcuts publishing expert Ben Edwards discusses some of the key advantages podcasting offers over traditional publishing practices.

 Cut #26: What is Web 2.0? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:02

In this episode, IBM Web 2.0 evangelist David Barnes discusses the basics of what Web 2.0 means.

 Cut #25: Becoming a wiki evangelist | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:56

IBM wiki expert Luis Suarez discusses ways to dive into wiki community building/evangelism.

 Cut #24: How to structure a wiki | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:51

How much structure should you build into your wiki? Is there an optimal level of structure that encourages the most collaboration from your team? ShortCuts knowledge management expert Luis Suarez offers five tips on how best to structure wikis.

 Cut #23: Special Lotusphere 2007 edition | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:52

This week, we've put together a special report from Lotusphere 2007. Reporting from the event, ShortCuts email expert Alan Lepofsky explains all that's new from Lotus this year, and how it could change the way you work and collaborate.

 Cut #22: How to get your blog read | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:41

Setting up a blog has become a simple exercise. Getting it noticed and read by your target audience can be a much bigger challenge. This week, ShortCuts blogging expert Todd "Turbo" Watson gives his six rules of successful blogging.

 Cut #21: Using emoticons at work | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 03:10

What is the appropriate way to use emoticons at work? ShortCuts web etiquette expert Penny Scharfman explains the dos and don'ts of sending a smiley face to your boss.

 Cut #20: Managing privacy when blogging | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 03:22

When you post items on the Web, you may attract a bigger audience than you intend. Employers, schools and others may be keeping tabs. But ShortCuts blogging expert, Todd "Turbo" Watson shows how you can maintain some privacy in a public place.

 Cut #19: Choosing website creation tools | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 03:28

Using the Internet effectively is a big issue for small businesses. ShortCuts blogging expert Todd "Turbo" Watson lays out affordable ways to build and maintain a high-quality, blog-enabled Web site.

 Cut #18: Data backups | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:04

Which is more painful: root canal surgery or losing all the data on your computer? ShortCuts security expert Rocky Oliver knows how much it hurts when your most valuable data gets lost. But, as Rocky explains, you don't have to get killed by a dying hard drive.


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