Category Archives: General

Shopping Smart on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

4am. 2am. Midnight. Now some shops are even opening up at 9pm on Thanksgiving Day. They’re two of the biggest shopping days of the year; Black Friday and Cyber Monday both offer countless deals, some that seem too good to be true. If you’ll be doing sopping on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, here are some tips to stay safe and avoid scammers and hackers. (Click the image for a full-size view.)Black Friday & Cyber Monday Scams


Tech Rewind – October 17-November 7

Google+ Pages: connect with all the things you care about
In life we connect with all kinds of people, places and things. There’s friends and family, of course, but there’s also the sports teams we root for, the coffee shops we’re loyal to, and the TV shows we can’t stop watching (to name a few). So far Google+ has focused on connecting people with other people. But we want to make sure you can build relationships with all the things you care about—from local businesses to global brands—so today we’re rolling out Google+ Pages worldwide. Read the full article »

9 Common Ways To Bork Your Local Rankings In Google
It’s not surprising that small businesses make mistakes in Google Places when setting up and claiming their profiles. It can be confusing and the guidelines even change over time. So, here’s a list of some common mistakes to avoid. Read the full article »

Facebook Now Lets You Update Twitter
As expected, Facebook now lets you send your status updates to Twitter. It’s all part of the company’s new Subscriptions feature: not only is the social networking giant letting you subscribe to Facebook users who you aren’t friends with, and not only is it letting you offer your own public updates to Facebook users who aren’t your friends, but it is also letting you send your public Facebook status updates to a linked Twitter account. Read the full article »

Is Your Website Under-Performing?

The face of fundraising is changing; with the number of households getting online increasing steadily comes a marked change in people’s giving habits. The average online gift in 2010 was $91.94, up drastically from $67.47 in 2008. And the same goes for volunteer recruitment; non-profit influence and advocacy calls-to-action grew roughly 30% in the past two years. All of this begs the question, “Is your website under-performing?”

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Help Us Expand Broadband Access

Help us expand high speed broadband internet access across Wisconsin with this 5 minute survey. Pass it on!

Tips for Tech Success

Dear Reader,

As the new AmeriCorps VISTA Coordinator for the Bridging the Tech Divide project here at UW-Stout, I would like to officially say, “Hello!” While Liz and I have been busy transitioning, you’ve probably been working hard to foster change and equity in this beautiful community, patiently awaiting the exciting new opportunities for growth and development that are underway here at “The Bank” office.

Now, you’re probably wondering what kind of magical tricks I have up my sleeves. Well, you’re looking at the first one!

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