10 Cool Facebook Platform Apps

By now, you might have tried several applications which have started to populate Facebook’s much talked about platform, an ecosystem of third party applications that is built into the Facebook infrastructure that offers exciting new applications that can be used on a Facebook user’s profile page. For those who haven’t explored the Facebook applications directory, you maybe missing a quarter of your life. For those who don’t have a Facebook account yet, you maybe missing half of your life. Better head on to Facebook, register, create your profile and enjoy the 50+ applications available for your enjoyment. Or read these 10 cool Facebook applications and enable it into your Facebook profile page:

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4 Habits of Highly Effective Librarians

Inspired by Steven Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Todd Gilmann, librarian for literature in English at Yale University’s Sterling Memorial Library wrote this 4 Habits of Highly Effective Librarians. As highlighted by Covey’s seven habits, the key to being effective is having to work as part of a team.

In the 4 Habits of Effective Librarians, Gilmann emphasized on the librarian’s interpersonal relationship with his/her co-workers to achieve success and happiness in the profession that they chose to practice.

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PC World’s Top 20 Products of 2007

Surprise! surprise! Google’s Apps Premier Edition tops the list. The reason? PC World has this to say:

Google’s Docs & Spreadsheets (soon to be joined by a PowerPoint-esque presentation application) already makes for an interesting alternative to Microsoft Office. Combine it with Gmail, Google Talk, and Google Calendar, and suddenly nearly all of your basic productivity programs and data can be available online.

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Philippine Software Piracy Remains Constant (2005-2006)

Looks like the Philippine government is not doing anything to combat the growing software piracy industry in the country. Or is there any effort at all to stop software piracy? Last I heard the agency that was tasked to do this job was headed by Philippine actor Edu Manzano. And I have some news coverage with him and his men conducting “raids” in various movie pirates hot spot in Metro Manila (Philippines). Then, how come that based on the data by the Business Software Alliance and IDC, software piracy rate from 2005 to 2006 remains at 71% for both years?

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