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I often wonder how people/companies got day-to-day things done at work, decades ago when email and the internet — the horror! — didn’t exist. Today, I also wonder how much more difficult it must have been for people to network and job search…

As far as job hunting in the digital age goes, I would say that, if one is savvy, web 2.0 is a great tool for the job search — as well as networking and simply staying on top of things you should know in your industry. (i.e. I am friends with a past co-worker, who serves me up daily tech trends via Facebook feed. Thanks for the quick sound bite!)

I myself have no shame in admitting I utilize Facebook, LinkedIn, and now even Twitter, into my search. Twitter is trickier maybe (especially if you don’t have a clue as to what that is – but if you’ve found this blog, then you’re probably tuned in). Still, Twitter can be useful. You just need to know how to source the right Twitterers for the content and news you want to keep up with.

Yesterday I gave a phone interview for Minnesota Public Radio‘s Public Insight Journalism. (I’m part of a panel that is contacted every so often and I am asked for story ideas.) So they emailed me the other day and asked for story ideas for their show “In the Loop”. Since it’s relevant to me at the moment, I suggested they dig into how social networking helps in the job search. Turns out they were on the same page, so we talked and an edited piece of my jibber-jabber will air tonight, Fri. 1/30 at 6-6:30 CST.

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Tune in @ 91.1. KNOW. To stream the show live, click “LISTEN” under the news tab at the top of the page. Otherwise, listen to the episode on the page over the next week at http://minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/programs/in_the_loop.

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I like this explanation of social media. It’s something even my parents would get. See 123 Social Media‘s definition here.

Diana over at Dee’s Delightful Blog is Hulu.com’s newest fan. A joint venture between NBC Universal and News Corporation, Hulu.com launched in the spring of 2007. Their mission is “to help people find and enjoy the world’s premium video content when, where and how they want it.” About a month ago, they announced the release of several widgets, which hits the nail on the head as far as satisfying the when/where/how components. There are four different widgets: Player, Summer, Show, and Picks widgets.

Player Widget allows users to watch content directly from the widget and track featured, most popular or recently viewed videos. Additionally, you can search for videos not found on Hulu.com This widget can be embedded to the Apple dashboard, iGoogle, soon Facebook, among others.

Summer Widget features a unique video each day, so this widget is not customizable.

Show Widget serves up your favorite show, by episode or clip. When new videos are added to Hulu.com, the widget automatically updates as well.

Picks Widget allows you to choose from today’s highest rated, most popular, or recently added videos.

All widgets can be embedded into your blog/site.


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