Author Archives: Andrew Walsh

I'm Andrew Walsh, a web entrepreneur, author and academic librarian. Check out my book Savvy for the Social Web, or learn more about me my personal homepage. If you're interested, please follow me on Twitter and Google+

Outlook.com to Replace Hotmail, Overtake Gmail?

In the world of webmail, where Google holds the edge with Gmail’s nearly unlimited space and ties to other useful branded services, Microsoft is making a strong push. Microsoft is moving away from Hotmail (although the service will remain live for a while still) and betting the farm on Outlook.com, its new webmail service with…

Is Starting a Forum a Good Idea?

When you’re brainstorming online business ventures, starting a forum can seem like an attractive choice. After all, once you get the site set up and enable appropriate topics for discussion, the users create all the content! But is creating your own forum a good idea? Should I Start an Online Forum? Although a forum can…

How Can I Automatically Post New Blog Articles to Facebook and Twitter?

When you’re a blogger, a common desire is to automate the process of sharing your latest posts to your social media networks. It can take up a lot of time to go in and share them manually, especially if you post frequently or run multiple websites. The networks themselves have some built-in mechanisms to do…

3 Tips for a Successful Facebook Page for Your Blog

Even with the launch of Google+ and advances made by Twitter and LinkedIn, Facebook is still the most active social network in the world, and will remain so for quite a while. Because of the astounding amount of time its 750 million active users spend on it, Facebook is a great way to promote your…