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2013 Online Social Media Update for a new year

This Social Media update breakes through to 2013, with predictions and lots of great tipe . . . here's the end of 2012 and beginning of 2013 media update :
* 30 tweets worth reading, retweeting, and maybe even printing out
* How to spot a trend: 7 social media trends that matter in 2013
* The Future of Social Media in 2013: Six Points to Consider
* 26 Tips for Managing a Social Media Community
* Email tweets directly from Twitter's website
* Using Instagram for Social Media Marketing
* 4 Ways to Improve Your Google+ Engagement
.... and the continuing world of social media and networking December 26, 2012

DTG Magazine Product of the Year : FoxL Bluetooth Speaker

FoxLv2 Platinum Bluetooth Audio Purists’ Ultimate Hifi Portable Speakers actually deliver on their advertising claims -- and then some! Yes, we got the promo from Karen Thomas -- and she's usually pretty much on the money -- but they were strong words, we'd heard before. I was detirmined to get a good set of portable speakers for use in the Roadtrek and on the road. But I really didn't decide to make the leap until I saw the Jordan Rudessvideo. December 24, 2012

nCircle predicts exploits, security threats and hacks will mutate in 2013

Lamar Bailey, Director of Security Research and Development with nCircle, has released his top five security threats to watch out for in 2013. The New Year -- and beyond -- he predicts, will be a time of highly adaptive security threats, with four main strands - cyber-criminals, cyber-terrorists, political hacktivists and rogue employees -- conspiring to create severe headaches for IT security professionals in all classes of public and private sector industries. December 22, 2012

Who would block the Spam Cop ???

I recently was surprised by what I thought was professional web company who are quite popular and offer quite a bit of information. They offer industry marketing reports, and when signing my email address to download the report they said "Spamcop Addresses are blocked" Hmmmmm, what do you think about that ??? December 21, 2012

Getty : The Year 2012 in Photos

If something happens anywhere in the world, Getty is there to bring you the images and video you need. How do you picture this year? Getty is preparing their "Year in Pictures" edition, and I'm sure you want to be there. . . get ready December 20, 2012

National Job Growth Echoes That of Graphic Designers Over Next 10 Years

Smartpress.com has announced a link between the national job market growth and that of the graphic design industry; both slated to expand between 13 and 14 percent over the next 10 years. As the demand for quality graphic designers continues to increase, Smartpress.com offer value tips from the nation's leading experts in new infographic. December 19, 2012

New Way to License Art

In my years as an employer of artists, designers and creatives, I've learned one thing: the better the creative, the worse the business person. Now, there's a new software package designed specifically for artists in the art licensing industry to help them track all aspects of their business. December 18, 2012

Book of the Year: Saul Bass

BOOK OF THE YEAR for graphic designers is a tough thing to live up to. Phil Meggs, Alex White, Steven Heller, all worthy authors in the design community. We've had at least a few of the "greats" honor the pages of DTG Design Bookshelf - Seymour Chwast, Milton Glaser, Andy Warhol, David Lance Goines -- and now I take great pleasure in adding another of the all-time greats, SAUL BASS. December 18, 2012

100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People

In today's over-saturated media world, it's outstanding that someone still teaches these design principles. Young designers are getting their education from YouTube, tutorial pushers and tens of thousands of unqualified bloggers. Dr. Susan Weinschenk teaches you lessons of how people see and think -- important lessons for visual communicators and graphic designers. Learn them well. December 18, 2012

The Scythe and the Rabbit: Simon de Colines and the Culture of the Book in Renaissance Paris

Simon de Colines (1480-1546) and his contributions to the modernization of book design was underappreciated -- until master typographer and historian Kay Amert conducted research on the Parisian printer who experimented with dynamic page layouts and pioneered the use of italic types in France during the Renaissance. For the typography buff, historian or lover, this work sheds fresh light on typography from the Renaissance that shaped publishing as we know it today. December 14, 2012