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Weekly Wrap-up: Productivity Tips for Evernote and More

Joe Brockmeier shares his strategies for getting the most out of Evernote. All of this and more in the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-up.

After the jump you’ll find more of this week’s top news stories on some of the key topics that are shaping the Web – Location, App Stores and Real-Time Web – plus highlights from some of our six channels. Read on for more.

10 Tips for Using Evernote Effectively

Evernote is a tool for keeping track of, well, everything. At least everything as far as digital information goes, or information that can be digitized. Evernote comprises a Web-based service and clients for Windows, Mac OS X, mobile devices, and extensions for Web browsers. It’s a service I’ve been using for years, and over that time I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks for getting the most out of the tool.

From the ReadWriteWeb comments:

Kathleen Krueger – Evernote is THE app for the poorly organized (like me). It makes it so simple. I use the email feature and the web clipper all the time. When I’m doing research on a topic, I collect webpages etc to Evernote so that everything is in one place and easily accessible. When I’m done with the project and no longer need the resources, it’s a quick delete. The search feature works great for those of us who can never remember where we filed something. I didn’t know about the feature for emailing direct to a folder using the @ symbol. That will help unclutter my catchall folder. GREAT post!

Move to Chattanooga, Win Big Money This Summer

While as we mentioned earlier this month, Google has begun building out its own gigabit network in Kansas City, Chattanooga Tenn. already has their own gig network up and running and they aren’t sitting around just watching the packets fly by. This summer will see the culmination of a series of activities, including an incubator/accelerator program, a student-oriented hatchery program, and cash prizes for gig geeks galore. If you live there you probably already know about these activities, but if you are thinking about moving to where you can get faster Internet service, you might want to consider packing your bags this summer.

Facebook Faces Nationwide Class-Action Lawsuit

A Baltimore law firm filed a nationwide class action lawsuit against Facebook Friday, claiming the social network illegally tracked user activity on the Internet.

In its claim, the law firm Murphy P.A. said the company “repeatedly ignored” warnings from a user who noticed Facebook continued to track users’ activities on the Internet even after they had logged off. Facebook finally confirmed the practice in September and promised to make corrections within 24 hours.

From the comments:

Deane T Rimerman – I love this! Hopefully just the tip of the iceberg… Facebook’s unethical shell game of constantly changing my privacy settings every time they launch a new iteration must end. If I tell Facebook what my private settings are they can’t legally change them back to public just because they have some great new feature they want me to experience… A few more big lawsuits like this and Facebook’s IPO will be historic for what it didn’t achieve! Not to mention the FTC is already directly supervising them for a previous privacy lawsuit that Facebook thought they settled. Maybe If this keeps up the next generation of innovators might actually realize they are legally obligated to respect people’s privacy? Imagine that?

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[Interview] Don’t Break Search: Q&A with Google Lead Designer Jon Wiley

The design of the search page on Google.com is one of the most iconic in the Web’s history, but it’s in the midst of major changes. Google has redefined itself with Google+. Its notion of Web search as an index of pages has grown to include people, places and things. In addition to the search box, the page now has a share box. It takes great design to introduce all these new features and interactions to Google’s hundreds of millions of users. More

Did the French Govt. Ask Twitter to Suspend Satirical Accounts?

The morning after French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced he will run for a second term, several parodic Twitter accounts have mysteriously been suspended.

@_nicolassarkozy , an account created in September 2010 and clearly labeled as a satirical Sarkozy impersonation, was suspended on Feburary 16th. More

Why We Speak Freely on Social Networks

We message on Facebook but in-person I’m awkward and you’re shy. When our Twitter conversation went from @ messages to direct messages, you seemed more reserved and I felt more open to speak my mind. Let’s follow each other on Pinterest and share the pictures that are in our mind. I just want to be in your head. I just want to feel what you’re feeling. I want to be inside of you, truly. But in real life, I can barely look you in the eye. I know too much about what you know I know. More

Sorry, RIM: The Playbook Still Sucks

I updated my Blackberry Playbook yesterday to the new OS, and I was struck with a confluence of ironies when it comes to the current crop of tablet computers: We have a company that made its name in messaging (RIM) that took a year to deliver a substandard email app to its tablet. We have a company that made its name in graphical interfaces (Apple) that doesn’t support many graphical websites on its tablet. And we have a company that made its name in online ecommerce (Amazon) that delivers a substandard Web browsing experience on its tablet. More

Bottlenose 2.0 Is a 6th Sense for the Social Web

I just received surprise news that Bottlenose hit version 2.0. It’s an intelligent social dashboard, but don’t think “another social dashboard.” Here’s the breakdown: If you think in customers, use Nimble. If you think in interpersonal connections, use Engag.io. But if you want a social dashboard for ideas, that’s what Bottlenose is for. More

How Brands Are Using Pinterest – And What They Can Do Better

This year’s hottest new online service is undoubtedly Pinterest, the “virtual pinboard” website. Once a social site becomes popular with consumers, brands soon follow. In 2011 brands flocked to Google+ when it became the hot new thing. Now, in 2012, brands are beginning to make their way onto Pinterest. In this post we’ll look at some examples of how brands are visualizing themselves on Pinterest, along with emerging best practices. More

Hoo-ah: How the US Army Has Become a Social Media Leader

Over the past several years, the US Army has developed an exemplary program in exploiting numerous social media methods, and done so without a lot of flash, expense, or personnel. They have an engaged audience, numerous followers, and maintained a multi-pronged campaign into all of the major social media networks, including recent beach-heads in Pinterest and Google+. All this, and with a five-person team based in the Pentagon and without spending much in the way of budget too. They are a worthy case study for organizations that are trying to make their own assaults on social media and haven’t been as effective. More

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