HootSuite Talks to Spanish Speaking Community

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On April 21, 2011 there are several websites down. Among the affected are  HootSuite, Reddit, Foursquare and Quora. The problems appear to be caused by an issue affecting the Amazon Web Services. The company claims that are working to resolve the problem. Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Amazon Relational Database Service and Amazon Elastic Beanstalk also appear to be experiencing problems. The issues were all visible on 4/21/2011 at Amazon’s AWS Service Health Dashboard.

While critics may be quick to point the drawbacks of cloud computing, it is important to keep a cool head and keep a full picture of cloud computing: benefits and drawbacks. Organizations that really heavily on cloud computing need to have an appropriate plan of action to tackle downtime problems.

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3 Key Features to Blog from a Smart Phone

samsung epic 4gWhen idaconcpts.com started back in 2008 (side note: we’re past the 2nd year mark! The first blog post of idaconcpts.com was on August 6, 2008).

Since the beginning of idaconcpts.com, I was really excited about sharing my insights on marketing and web analytics with the blogosphere. Once I started getting a bit of reader traction, I started wondering whether I could blog on the go. Back then I spent a lot of time commuting back and forth between work, school, and home; so it would made sense that I could draft up some articles on the go.

My blog was hosted at WordPress.com and I had just bought my  first Macbook Pro and iPhone 3G so I downloaded the WordPress iPhone app and gave it a try. Unfortunately, this experience was not that good and I only did one very small post that was just titled “Test from iPhone” that included a 10-word sentence and one photo. After that I decided not to continue blogging from my iPhone.

However, after watching the launch of the Samsung Epic 4G from Sprint on August 2010, it made me rethink about the 3 key features that I would need to blog from a smart phone more often.

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