A Few Interesting Links

Happy Black Friday to all! I hope Thanksgiving went well and that your Black Friday goes smoothly—the only thing I bought was purchased online :)

Over the past couple weeks I have found some interesting links; hopefully you agree.

As I move closer to graduation, the job hunt is on my mind. Here’s 13 ways that social media can help: http://davefleet.com/2008/11/13-ways-social-media-can-improve-your-career/

Wonderful post on how to write effective email: http://thinksimplenow.com/productivity/15-tips-for-writing-effective-email/

I’ve maximized the viewable space in Firefox to my choosing. Here’s the extreme case and how to truly maximize the viewing area: http://www.ghacks.net/2008/11/19/setup-firefox-to-use-minimal-screen-estate/

Do bloggers do any real work? Read and find out: http://www.avc.com/a_vc/2008/11/do-you-ever-do.html

2008 has been an expensive year so I’m planning to choose gifts from the heart rather than the wallet. This link had a few inexpensive gift ideas (I like the reusable water bottles in particular): http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/SmartSpending/FindDealsOnline/great-gifts-that-arent-gift-cards.aspx

Lively is shutting down. I am sad because I believe virtual worlds are a valuable tool; if Google can’t do it right, who can? http://www.lively.com/html/landing.html

More managers need to read this one. Guy Kawasaki’s amazingly humane, common-sense tips on how to lay people off: http://blogs.openforum.com/2008/11/18/the-art-of-laying-people-off/