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Tools to Tweak Your Tweets

When it comes to social media services, Twitter is now up there in popularity with Facebook, blogs, Digg and YouTube. A microblogging service that wants you to provide the answer to “What are you doing?” in 140 characters or less is used to post links to pages and Web content they like, to randomly update friends’ on what’s new, and also to market their own products and services via online tweets.

When you create your Twitter account, the site offers a basic update form box where you can send out your tweets. Outside of using Twitter’s own Web interface, there are a number of applications, clients, tools add-ons and helpers you can download to make tweeting a better, faster process. To help you sort out the best options for tweaking your Tweeter tactics, we take a look at several cool and useful Twitter tools including URL shrinks, Twitter clients and Twitter Web widgets to get you started.

Tools to Tweak Your Tweets
By Vangie Beal, Last updated April 17, 2009

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Five Ways to Sell Digital Goods Online

The Internet offers self-published artists considerable opportunities for marketing and selling their digital goods online. We highlight the features, pricing and process for five affordable digital goods selling services.

For artists on a budget, the good news is that you don’t need a fat wallet to Set up and sell your digital goods online. Many services are free to use until you make a sale, at which time you pay a commission fee for the delivery service. Other services charge a modest monthly fee, with no additional transaction fees.

If you already have your own Web site or blog, there are a number of services that you can use to sell from your own Web space. If you don’t have a Web site of your own —and you should —you can still take advantage of online shops and affiliate referral programs offered by digital goods e-commerce providers to boost traffic and sales of your own work.

E-Commerce Tools: Five Ways to Sell Digital Goods Online
By Vangie Beal, January 7, 2009

NZXT Tempest Case Review

One of the biggest challenges that gamers and media enthusiasts encounter is finding just the right case to do the job. The system case is a very important part of any build, buyers must juggle potential issues like managing the number of cooling fans with the ambient noise, ensuring adequate hard drive space, and making certain the chassis has enough real estate and cooling for current and future peripherals.  After examining several case designs, one model that really stood out was the NZXT Tempest; a mainstream enclosure that the manufacturer refers to as “The Airflow King“.

SharkyExtreme.com: NZXT Tempest Case Review
By Vangie Beal, December 12, 2008