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Google Adds 12 New File Formats to their Docs Viewer February 20, 2011

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Google had added the following 12 new file formats to their Docs Viewer:

  • Microsoft Excel (.XLS and .XLSX)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 / 2010 (.PPTX)
  • Apple Pages (.PAGES)
  • Adobe Illustrator (.AI)
  • Adobe Photoshop (.PSD)
  • Autodesk AutoCad (.DXF)
  • Scalable Vector Graphics (.SVG)
  • PostScript (.EPS, .PS)
  • TrueType (.TTF)
  • XML Paper Specification (.XPS
  • Within Gmail, these newly added file formats will now show a “View” link (as shown in the above Photoshop attachment); clicking on the "View" link will allow you to view any supported attachment within the Google Docs Viewer.

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    Rural US, only 60 percent of households use broadband Internet service February 18, 2011

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    In rural America, only 60 percent of households use broadband Internet service, according to a report released Thursday by the Department of Commerce (10 percent less than urban households). Over all, 28 percent of Americans do not use the Internet at all.

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    How Internet Connected is Your Comunity? See the US Nat’l Broadband Map February 18, 2011

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    The National Broadband Map is a tool to search, analyze and map broadband availability across the United States. The Broadmap Map was created (and maintained by the NTIA), in collaboration with the FCC, and in partnership with 50 states, five territories and the District of Columbia

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    Australian Govt. Report Released – volunteers have a growing preference for online volunteering February 16, 2011

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    The report which polled more than 800 volunteering groups, found that traditional forms of volunteering remained popular but new forms of participation were emerging and needed to be accommodated.

    The report will inform the National Volunteering Strategy, which the Australian Government plans to release later in 2011.

    http://thirdsectormagazine.com.au/news/national_volunteering_strategy_consultation_released/054658/

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    Who are Facebook and Twitter Users? See a Strikng Infographic February 16, 2011

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    The Facebook vs Twitter Infographic (a breakdown of 2010 social demographics) by Digital Surgeons is very attractive (see below). Although Digital Surgeons provided a list of sources at the bottom of the said graphic, one key question begs asking: Were the illustrated findings derived from sound social science research methodologies?

     

    Gmail Security – Google Rolls Out 2 Step Gmail Verification February 11, 2011

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    Two-step verification: what you need

    1. A phone that is usually available to you when you sign in. This could be:
      • A standard phone (landline or mobile)
      • Any Android device, BlackBerry device, iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad that can run the Google Authenticator application
    2. A backup phone that you can use if you lose access to your primary phone. This could be:
      • A work or home phone (landline or mobile)
      • The phone of someone you trust, like a friend or family member

      For further information:

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    Using a Marketing Tool to Increase the Ability to Recruit Volunteers: Positioning and Perceptual Mapping ((tags: Debbie-Haski-Leventhal, Lucas-C-P-M-Meijs, Volunteer-Recruitment, Marketing, Perceptual-Mapping, Nonprofit, NPTech, Randy-Tyler, Online-V February 10, 2011

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    The volunteer matrix: positioning of volunteer organizations by Debbie Haski-Leventhal and Lucas C. P. M. Meijs,
    International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, December 2010

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