RSS feeds are a writer’s best friend

By Mark O’Neill

That question has to rank as the most asked question of all time when people meet me (it’s right up there with “how have you grown so fast since we last met?!”). So after months of procrastination, I have decided to finally write down (well, type) my methods of finding stories. It’s really not that difficult if you set it up right and you know the right places to look. Anyone who says they can’t find ideas to write about are not looking in the right places. As my former journalism professor used to tell us relentlessly “if you need a story idea, open your eyes. Ideas are all around you”

So let me show you where I get my ideas.

Organize your Twitter followers into “crowds”

By Mark O’Neill

If you’re an avid Twitter user, you might from time to time find it difficult to keep track of who is following you. I personally only have a couple of hundred people following me and I don’t religiously follow everything that they all say (not that I’m rude, I just don’t have the time). But if you’re a really heavy user with a couple of thousand people following you, you might find it difficult sorting through everyone. You might also miss a good message or two. That’s where CrowdStatus comes in to mix things up and make things interesting.

Upgrade Flash Now: 90 Percent of Windows Hosts Vulnerable

If you’re a heavy Internet surfer and are using Windows, you are probably vulnerable to a bunch of vulnerabilities in Adobe’s Flash Player without knowing it. A new version of the popular software has been just released, fixing seven flaws said to allow remote executable code to be run on a Windows system. From Infoworld here: Adobe has upgraded its Flash Player to fix […]