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10 Tips for Using Evernote Effectively

10 Tips for Using Evernote Effectively

Evernote is a tool for keeping track of, well, everything. At least everything as far as digital information goes, or information that can be digitized. Evernote comprises a Web-based service and clients for Windows, Mac OS X, mobile devices, and extensions for Web browsers. It’s a service I’ve been using for years, and over that time I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks for getting the most out of the tool.

From the ReadWriteWeb comments:

Kathleen Krueger – Evernote is THE app for the poorly organized (like me). It makes it so simple. I use the email feature and the web clipper all the time. When I’m doing research on a topic, I collect webpages etc to Evernote so that everything is in one place and easily accessible. When I’m done with the project and no longer need the resources, it’s a quick delete. The search feature works great for those of us who can never remember where we filed something. I didn’t know about the feature for emailing direct to a folder using the @ symbol. That will help unclutter my catchall folder. GREAT post!

Move to Chattanooga, Win Big Money This Summer

Move to Chattanooga, Win Big Money This Summer

While as we mentioned earlier this month, Google has begun building out its own gigabit network in Kansas City, Chattanooga Tenn. already has their own gig network up and running and they aren’t sitting around just watching the packets fly by. This summer will see the culmination of a series of activities, including an incubator/accelerator program, a student-oriented hatchery program, and cash prizes for gig geeks galore. If you live there you probably already know about these activities, but if you are thinking about moving to where you can get faster Internet service, you might want to consider packing your bags this summer.

Facebook Faces Nationwide Class-Action Lawsuit

Facebook Faces Nationwide Class-Action Lawsuit

A Baltimore law firm filed a nationwide class action lawsuit against Facebook Friday, claiming the social network illegally tracked user activity on the Internet.

In its claim, the law firm Murphy P.A. said the company “repeatedly ignored” warnings from a user who noticed Facebook continued to track users’ activities on the Internet even after they had logged off. Facebook finally confirmed the practice in September and promised to make corrections within 24 hours.

From the comments:

Deane T Rimerman – I love this! Hopefully just the tip of the iceberg… Facebook’s unethical shell game of constantly changing my privacy settings every time they launch a new iteration must end. If I tell Facebook what my private settings are they can’t legally change them back to public just because they have some great new feature they want me to experience… A few more big lawsuits like this and Facebook’s IPO will be historic for what it didn’t achieve! Not to mention the FTC is already directly supervising them for a previous privacy lawsuit that Facebook thought they settled. Maybe If this keeps up the next generation of innovators might actually realize they are legally obligated to respect people’s privacy? Imagine that?

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