How I Use Gmail Multiple-Inboxes Lab Feature to Manage E-mail Overload

25 June 2010 Posted by in category: information overload

Back in February 2009 I wrote a post about a new lab feature that Google added to Gmail – multiple inboxes. After more than a year of using this great feature, I'd like to share how it helps me manage my e-mail (overload).

What is a Gmail multiple inboxes

Gmail multiple inboxes allows you to have more than one ‘inbox’ in your default Gmail view. You can have up to 5 additional panels and set them to display labels, your starred messages, drafts or any search you want next to your inbox. To learn how to set it up read my previous post about it.

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Some Tips About Web Stuff – June 2010

04 June 2010 Posted by in category: Internet tools

Find where  your friends are with Foursquare without a smartphone

Foursquare logodon’t have a smart phone but you want to know where your friends are? No problem. You can sign in to Foursquare from your desktop computer and find your friends. Then, go to foursquare’s mobile website (still from your desktop computer). There, you’ll see all your friends’ check-ins. That’s it. Quite simple, but it requires  breaking a functional fixation that make you think that you can’t consume location data if you can’t provide location data…

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Use Delicious to Deliver better Content to Your Readers

14 May 2010 Posted by in category: Web Presence

Delicious logoDelicious is a social bookmarking website that lets you save your bookmarks online and share them with others. It can be a great tool to share links on your website as well. If you're in charge of your organization's website, you might want to consider using it to display relevant content.

how it works

To use Delicions you will first need to sign up. Then you can start adding links, along with some meta-data such as tags and notes about these links.

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How to Send a Message to the Guests of an Event Created By a Facebook Fan Page

27 March 2010 Posted by in category: Internet tools

Facebook [UPDATE 6 December 2010] Sorry, It seems the solution in this post no longer apply. I don't think there is a way to send a message to an event attendees on Facebook.

A few months ago when I created an event through one of my fan pages on Facebook, I discovered that I could not send a message to the guests list. After some searching and consulting with friends I found the solution on Facebook's FAQ page:

As the admin of a fan page, you cannot message your guests. You have to appoint someone else to be the admin of the event. Then, he will be able to send the guests a message for you.

(I have no idea why that is, of course). To appoint someone else to be the admin of your event, simply look him up in the guests list and click of the 'Make Admin' button next to his name. Image by Spencer E Holtaway

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How to Not Spam Your Facebook Friends Who Don’t Speak Your Native ‎Language

24 February 2010 Posted by in category: Web Presence

People who have friends on Facebook from different countries encounter a problem – in what language should they write their status messages? If they use their native language, their friends from other countries will not understand anything. On the other hand, if they only write in English, for example, then it might be difficult for some of their friends to understand it. Here is the solution for multilingual Facebook friends:

Create a friends list of all the people who doesn't speak your native language, and filter out the message that they can't understand.

Let's see how to do this. [For the sake of this post I will use Hebrew as a native language, and English for friends from other countries].

Create a list of people who doesn't speak your language

To create a list of friends do the followings:
  1. Click 'Friends' on the left sidebar.
  2. Click the 'Create a List' button (it is right on the right hand side of the 'Friends' title at the top of the page – see image below).create a list of friends on Facebook
    Create a list of friends on Facebook
  3. You should now see a pop-up window titled 'Create New List'. Give the list a name (for example: 'doesn't speak Hebrew') and add all of your friends who doesn't speak your native language to that list.
  4. Click 'Create List' once you are finished.
*Note that from now on, whenever you friend someone who doesn't speak your native language you have to add him to the list*
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Join ProductiveWise Facebook Fan Page

25 January 2010 Posted by in category: Web Presence

I’v opened a Fan Page for ProductiveWise on Facebook. You’re invited to join it.

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