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Firefox 3.5 Release Candidate 2 Add-on Compatibility

Firefox 3.5 RC 2

Compatible versions available

  • Adblock Plus
  • BabelFish
  • Better Flickr
  • Better Gmail
  • Better GReader
  • ColorZilla
  • Delicious Bookmarks
  • Download Helper
  • Firebug
  • Firefinder for Firebug
  • Flagfox
  • Google Global
  • Google Toolbar for Firefox
  • Greasemnkey
  • IE Tab
  • ImTranslator
  • Java Quick Starter
  • Lazarus: Form Recovery
  • Leak Monitor
  • Linkification
  • Live HTTP headers
  • MinimizeToTray revived 0.3.7
  • Nightly Tester Tools 2.0.2
  • Personas for Firefox
  • Phoenix
  • Picnik
  • RankChecker
  • Resurrect Pages
  • Screengrab
  • SearchStatus
  • SEO Link Analysis
  • Seo Toolbar
  • Server Spy
  • Site Rank Reporter
  • Skype extension for Firefox
  • Tab Mix Plus
  • Tamper Data
  • Tiny Menu
  • User Agent Switcher
  • Web Developer

Force override using Nightly tester tools

  • Better Google Analytics
  • Bit.ly preview
  • CodeBurner for Firebug
  • Platypus
  • Tab Mix Plus
  • View Source Chart
  • X-Ray

Not Compatible (did not try to override)

  • Better GCal
  • CustomizeGoogle
  • Google Gears
  • Link Checker
  • MeasureIt
  • Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant
  • No Squint
  • UrlParams
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SEO for Maps – Get found on Google Local, Google Maps and Google Earth

Geolocation Optimization AKA Brands on Maps

There are powerful visual brand indicators that take place when a brand can be found on a map. It makes the brand appear more concrete as well as up-to-date. Few brands have effectively leveraged this outside of relying on already present business listings. However Google has begun providing mechanisms for people and brands to interact with search results, fine-tuning them and providing additional content.

Google Local / Google Maps Listing and Images

Google Local listings can be added and edited easily at the Google Local business center. Additional options include geolocation, address and hours of operation, and up to 10 image uploads. The system uses a voice call or text message confirmation code and seems to require a phone number for the listing. Google Local Business Center

Google Local Coupons

Another great option Google currently provides for free is the ability to freely create and list coupons. Think of it as a Google adwords campaign (instead of pay-per-click it is pay-per-conversion). Add Coupons to Google Local business listing

Panoramio image display on Google Earth

While there are several things that can be done to interact with users of Google Earth, the easiest is to upload images to Panoramio and provide geolocation information. This layer is turned on by default in all versions of Google Earth. Of course the image should be edited to provide valuable information such as the organization name and a URL. In addition, the search within Google Earth will return Google Local results, making them even more important. Panoramio Website

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Add-ins that work in Firefox 3.5 Beta 4

The ratio of not-working to working is 17/31 which is nearly 2/3 functional. And zippier. Hmmm, time to upgrade. Firefox 3.5 Beta 4

What Add-ins DO NOT work in FF3.5B4

  • BabelFish
  • Better GCal
  • CodeBurner for Firebug
  • CustomizeGoogle
  • Google Gears
  • Leak Monitor
  • LinkChecker
  • Live HTTP headers
  • MeasureIt
  • Microsoft.NET Framework Assistant
  • No Squint
  • Tab Mix Plus
  • UrlParams
  • User Agent Switcher
  • View Source Chart
  • X-Ray
  • YSlow

What Add-ins DO work in FF3.5B4

  • Adblock Plus
  • Better Gmail 2
  • Better GReader
  • ColorZilla
  • Delicious Bookmarks
  • DowloadHelper
  • Firebug
  • Firefinder for Firebug
  • Flagfox
  • Google Toolbar for Firefox
  • Greasemonkey
  • IE Tab
  • ImTranslator
  • Java Quick Starter
  • Lazarus Form Recovery
  • Linkification
  • MinimizeToTray revived
  • Personas for Firefox
  • Phoenix
  • Picknik
  • RankChecker
  • Resurrect Pages
  • Screengrab
  • SearchStatus
  • Seo Toolbar
  • Server Spy
  • Site Rank REporter
  • Tamper Data
  • Tiny Menu
  • Web Developer
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3 Stages of Social Media Messaging

Let's hop on the Social Media bus!

How fast...
I like... Stage 1 - Initiation * Create accounts * Edit BIO, profile image(s), backgrounds, color schemes



Social network Stage 2 - Introduction * Begin messaging * Engage in friending and joining activity * Messaging is primarily introductory, thanking for following, etc.


Brands are... Stage 3 - Involvement * Integrate messaging * Various social media accounts can have coordinated messaging from a single point (hellotxt.com) * Messaging primarily information sharing and public conversation * Metrics on SM campaigns and awareness-building


The 5 Most Important Questions by Peter Drucker Stage Zero - Strategy Of course all of this presupposes a previous stage, that of asking the fundamental questions, best articulated by Peter Drucker. * What is our mission? * Who is our customer? * What does the customer value? * What are our results? * What is our plan?
The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker If you are an individual and not an organization, then the questions go like this: * What are my strengths? * How do I work? * What are my values? * Where do I belong? * What can I contribute?
And now you siii the 3 + 1 stages of social media...

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Open Licensing

Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike (CC-BY-SA) 3.0 This post is ahead of the final voting tally of the Mediawiki Foundation to add CC-BY-SA licensing to the Free-Doc FDL license on Wikipedia and other wiki properties. This proposed change to dual licensing, and the ability to leverage FDL licensed content into a CC-BY-SA license seems eminently reasonable. In the spirit of this, I am changing my private licensing regime to CC-BY-SA.

New Licensing Regime

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.

Thai Language Translation and Legal Framework Support

I live in Thailand. For my Thai-speaking friends there is a handy Thai language translation and interface to the Creative Commons Licenses. This is something the FDL never actually pursued.

Benefits and History of Creative Commons

A Fair(y) Use Tale