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Google Voice for Nonprofits

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Google Voice for Non­prof­its” isn’t a new Google offer­ing intend­ed for non­prof­it orga­ni­za­tions. It’s a ques­tion.

Is Google Voice right for non­prof­its?

As with any worth­while ques­tion, the answer is “it depends”: on the organization’s size, its cul­ture, its work needs, and plen­ty of oth­er things. This arti­cle takes a look at some issues to weigh in con­sid­er­ing Google Voice for pro­fes­sion­al use. Read more…

Computer Viruses: Repel, Reveal, and Remove

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Virus pre­ven­tion is a lit­tle like den­tal clean­ings.

Maybe you put it off longer than you should, even though deep down you know that’s a mis­take. Then when some­thing final­ly goes real­ly, painful­ly wrong you smack your­self in the head for not tak­ing care of it soon­er.

I’ll try to make this as pain­less as pos­si­ble.

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Share Files Online — Part 3: Collaboration Tools

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You need to share files. Whether it’s with friends, clients, part­ners, or cowork­ers, there’s some file you need them to see, and vice-ver­sa.

My last two posts drew a dis­tinc­tion between whether you’re file-shar­ing for pub­li­ca­tion or for col­lab­o­ra­tion (How to Share Files — Part 1: Overview), and then explored some options for the pub­li­ca­tion-based options (How to Share Files — Part 2: Pub­li­ca­tion Tools). Read more…

Share Files Online — Part 2: Publication Tools

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In last week’s post, How to Share Files — Part 1: Overview, I drew a dis­tinc­tion between pub­li­ca­tion-based online file-shar­ing and col­lab­o­ra­tion-based online file-shar­ing. Read more…

Share Files Online — Part 1: Overview

Two guinea pigs sharing a carrot

Over the last few months I’ve answered a lot of ques­tions about online file-shar­ing.

Should I upload my files to my own web­site or put them on a file-shar­ing ser­vice?”

How can I make a PDF avail­able on my blog?”

What about sites like Google Docs and Zoho?” Read more…

Decide Which RSS Feeds to Follow

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RSS is a great way to eas­i­ly fol­low a lot of web­sites. This arti­cle isn’t an intro­duc­tion to RSS—that’ll have to wait for anoth­er time—but if you’re new to RSS or just a lit­tle hazy on the details, I high­ly rec­om­mend you watch the 3-minute video RSS in Plain Eng­lish.

Even though RSS is awful­ly con­ve­nient, even­tu­al­ly even the con­ve­nience of hav­ing your favorite sites con­densed into one place can get over­whelm­ing. Read more…

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