Craig's Week in Tech 6/18/11

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Craig's Week in Tech - Newsletter

June 18, 2011 - Volume 1, Issue 3

Welcome

Another week and I'm happy to report and share some of the interesting things in my tech travels. If you missed the earlier issues you can go back via these links (the first one was not formatted quite as pretty but still has an interesting mix of thoughts!)
Issue 1  |  Issue 2

Angry Birds

This little game is a modern hit in a big way with hundreds of millions of downloads (iPhone and Android mobiles) Well it has just come out in the browser (and its free). It was designed for Chrome but works in the other browsers as well. Check out angry birds in your browser if you want a little fun diversion from all your hard work :)

Periodic Table of SEO Ranking

Search Engine Optimization is the culmination of many factors onsite and offsite. Beginners and experts alike can use this reference as a reminders checklist of things that we need to work on to get our pages found. This is an excellent resource that I have just found
SEO Periodic Table

Is There ROI in Social Media?

Michael McClure of Professional One has gathered RE Tech thought leaders from across the country to answer this question. Michael's facebook page lines up video responses from a list of noteworthy guys and gals that is worth the listen (and you should be following every one of these on twitter video responses...

Photosynth App

Microsoft has done an amazing job on a photo-stitching app called photosynth. Just recently MS released the iPhone app version which is a DYNAMIC live way for you to take the photos on your phone and see how they overlap. Before you download it, check out the very cool video that demonstrates what you can do!

Craig's Classroom Webinars

I held my first lunch webinar this week and it went well. I'm exploring this teaching medium and there's something about being LIVE training that is appealing. Anyway, I'm hoping to do the next webinar very soon. I'll post more information as soon as I can. I probably should start a webinar mailing list. If you want to be included, you can let me know on this simple form.

Ultimate Bloggers Guide to SEO

An excellent website for ideas and guidance is socialmediaexaminer. This recent article Bloggers Guide to SEO covers many excellent points and is a great read. Pay particular note to the "doing your research" part. Are you using google adwords keyword tool to research what people are searching for? Are you doing your research before you start writing that blog post?

Video

Here are a couple favorited videos in my youtube channel. Brad Andersohn shows how to use the new online video editor in youtube. Great for quick trimming of a clip or joining a couple of clips together. Also, check out Rudy Bachraty on the Trulia channel and his recent vid - Hyperlocal - the Art of Digital Farming

Until Next Time...

I'm glad everybody seems to be enjoying my new weekly newsletter. I know there is a ton of information on the web. I hope you like my recommendations that your time is well spent when you visit some of these links :)
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Rainmaker
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Cheryl Ritchie
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Craig, you have outdone yourself on this one. Great Featured Post each week.

Jun 19, 2011 09:45 AM #40
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Cheryl Ritchie
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You are getting a pile of reblogs from me on Father's Day when I already have ten for the week! I wrote this:

I am catching up on Active Rain comments the end of this week and without a doubt a lot of Craig Daniel's posts have caught my eye as ones to read and comment upon. The Google +1 article looks good. Real Bird implemented this on my electronic feature sheets so this was on my quick learn now list.

Jun 19, 2011 10:46 AM #41
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Lori Cain
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You are a wealth of information, Craig - so much to read and learn. This may take me a few days to get through! Appreciate you sharing!

Jun 19, 2011 11:04 AM #42
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Craig, well done weekly review!  I really like Rich Brooks posts too.  He does an outstanding job of explaining SEO with practical and easy directions!S

I wish I would have seen your lunch webinar ~ what a great idea.  Keep us posted! 

Happy Father's Day week-end!
Pamela

Jun 19, 2011 11:11 AM #43
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Craig - Loving this pdate weekely from you. I also subscribe to your other newsletter as well.. Love it and thanks.

Jun 19, 2011 11:14 AM #44
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Craig, your blogs again go above and beyond.  I love the format.  Oh yes, and even tried angry birds since last December, actually my son got me hooked.  It's great when you have a little downtime, although, sometimes can be very frustrating.  Thanks for the blog and the tips.

Jun 19, 2011 12:21 PM #45
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Ray Waisler
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NMLS #6621 - Specializing in Jumbo FHA & VA

Craig, you've done it to me AGAIN!!! Here I am thinking I can relax(since it's Sunday) and not think about anything of relevance, you give me homework. You present me with information that I need to must learn more about and you ruin my time off....AGAIN. Keep it up.    

Jun 19, 2011 12:22 PM #46
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John Novak
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Nice weekly recap, Craig. Social Media Examiner is one of my favorite sites for useful and easy to understand info.

Jun 19, 2011 01:11 PM #47
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I have a blackberry and was wondering what the ANGRY BIRDS were all about!

Jun 19, 2011 02:24 PM #48
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Just tried angry birds. I can see that this can be addicting!

 

Jun 19, 2011 03:36 PM #49
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Patricia Aulson
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This is great information Craig , you always have great information.  Thank you doesn't say it all

 

Patricia Aulson/  Seacoast NH & ME

Jun 19, 2011 05:00 PM #50
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Lynn Pineda
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Craig, what a fabulous post with a wealth of information.  This really helped me. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and giving me continued hope!

Jun 19, 2011 05:30 PM #51
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Judy Jennings
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Craig - I mentioned it before, but I will mention it again, this is a great newsletter. Love the format. Have to bookmark this though, I think I had too much fun in the sun today! Hope you had a wonderful Father's Day!

Jun 19, 2011 07:14 PM #52
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Eric Michael
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Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Craig, your newsletters are spectacular! Thanks for taking the time to put them together. I'll go check some of the stuff out in a few, but I've already bookmarked it. PS. what's Android? haha Go iPhone!!

Jun 19, 2011 08:19 PM #53
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Todd - nice thought to have you there, I understand good reasons to miss!

Pacita - love the enthusiasm, makes it worthwhile to me :)

Tim - that sounds like a good plan

Evelyn - you'll appreciate the table format!

Steve - thanks, glad to have you visit

BLiz - you are very welcome

Richard - thanks so much, one can only wish

Janet - lots of little steps, you'll get there! :)

Jun 20, 2011 05:50 PM #54
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Ann - glad to be appreciated

Debbie - glad you are getting good stuff, lots of SEO tips in this post

Michael - you're welcome

Cheryl - it was craig's reblog day - thanks!

Lori - glad you liked and want to lookup the info a bit at a time

Pamela - would be nice to have you join in on a future session

Robert/Lisa - glad to see you visit always! :)

Susan - AB is fun when you want a little diversion from work :)

Ray - I know, come to the classroom and you are in for it! :)

John - me too, great stuff there

Erica - yup! :)

Jun 20, 2011 05:54 PM #55
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Patricia - always glad to hear that you enjoyed the info

Lynn - very cool, glad to thear

Judy - that means alot, thanks

Eric - I'd take either, I've got a BB, yeah I know, sad but true... someday I'll graduate (can you say contract expiration)

Jun 20, 2011 05:58 PM #56
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William James Walton Sr.
WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group - Waterbury, CT
Greater Waterbury Real Estate

Goodness, what I've been missing.

I'm glad I subscribed to you, otherwise I would have never known about this. I like the format, and the information you dish out is definitely something I'll have to take the time to catch up my reading on. So, thanks!

Jun 25, 2011 10:52 AM #57
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Sandy Acevedo
951-290-8588 - Chino Hills, CA
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

As usual, a lot of great information. I guess the photosynth is just for phones? Will have to check it out.

Jun 27, 2011 02:48 PM #58
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Mike Yeo
3:16 team REALTY - Frisco, TX

Craig - thanks for the angry bird link. I didn't know they have it in a browser version. I guess I'm not going to be productive for a while. HAHA!

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