Thursday, April 30, 2009

Protecting Your Virtual Brand

Do you have a website and you want to protect your "brand"? Protecting your brand is obviously important, especially when you are about to make it big. You don't want to be in a situation where you are in the throes of (relative) internet success, only to find out that others have already taken advantage of what you have sowed.
Here are some tips, taken from Dan Schwabel's article entitled "5 Ways to Control Your Brand":
1. Claim Your Google profile - Google has quietly released a feature allowing you to claim your profile when your name/brand is googled.
2. Reserve your name on social networks - You don't have to go to each networking site one by one, you just have to using or to see where you can claim your brand name on the more recognized social networks.
3. Establish your personal hub - For instance, allows you to display all of your social networking profiles, blogs and websites under a single domain name (
4. Have a reputation management strategy
5. Promote you expertise.
Click here for the full article.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Shooting Frenzy

I've always wanted to have an SLR camera - you know, those bulky, professional looking camera with lenses obscenely protruding. i have a friend who sa one, and I always borrow it whenever I get to have a chance. In those rare times that I handle his camera, I always try to practice the intricacies of focusing, zooming and shot composition.I haven't mastered them. I think it will take years for anyone to really master photography. Just like poker, photography takes minutes to learn and years to master.
A New York Times article has reported that Panasonic is releasing a camera ahead of its time: it can capture SLR-quality pictures with the ease of a point-and-click camera, and more.
But considering that this is a relatively new technology, it necessarily comes at a steep price of $1,500. What's more, the size of these first generation cameras are just slightly smaller than SLR cameras. But no matter, the potential of the technology alone will make any camera enthusiasts and wannabe-photographers will make them salivate.