… As seen online (week of October 19, 2010)

As part of our new Tech Tuesday Channel Women in Ecommerce™ recommends the following five articles on the topic of technology, the internet and social media.  Each article shows the first paragraph with a link to read the entire article on the site it was found.

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Entrepreneurs: 3 Trends to Take Advantage of Now
There’s an old saying that a rising tide lifts all boats, meaning if you can latch on to a growing trend, you can accelerate the growth of your start-up just by being in the right place at the right time. I recently asked Toronto-based trendspotter Jeremy Gutsche for his advice on emerging trends for entrepreneurs to tap. And Gutsche should know. He is the author of Exploiting Chaos and founder of TrendHunter.com, a business that tracks emerging trends for customers like Google, Pepsi and Cadbury. Based on my conversation with Gutsche, here are three trends to take advantage of now: Read more on Bnet.com

How To Throw A Great Tweet-Up
For the last three years, I’ve hosted a Tweet-up at Blog World & New Media Expo in Las Vegas. No, it has never been an “official” Blog World party, but Rick Calvert and the BWE organizers have always come and since it didn’t typically interfere with the official goings on, have appreciated my efforts in getting folks together for a little fun.

Last night, we had our third version of the tweet-up and this year we blew it out a bit. Whrrl and Murphy USA sponsored it, Planet Hollywood and the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood officially got involved as hosts (since we were probably going to cause a fire hazard otherwise) and 250 or so folks migrated in and out of the open area in front of Fat Tuesdays Daiquiri Bar for a couple of hours. Eric Berto has a nice photo set of the event on Flickr. Read more on Social Media Explorer

The Truth about Aged Domains
Domains that have been registered and never dropped are called “Aged Domains”.
These domains normally sell for more than a new one because they have been around for a while. They’re usually out of the Google Sandbox and for those who are looking for aged domains with a history, it can help them make a living online or raise credibility in their niche markets simply because if the domain has been around for years, it appears that they have as well. REad more at SiteProNews

Forget about the Next Big Thing: 6 little social networks to watch
One of the most common search terms that leads people to this blog is some variation on “What’s next after Facebook” or “the Next Big Thing after Facebook.” That’s understandable. Social media moves like a cheetah on rocket skates, and for some social-media marketing professionals, being able to predict the Next Big Thing can mean attention, caché and credibility.  Read the rest at SmartBlogs

Here’s our Fun Pick of the Week:

Technicolor Makeup Shoots
Vogue Paris 90th Anniversary Issue Shows Us the Future of Cosmetics

The creative team at this magazine set out to interview several cosmetic giants to inquire about the future of cosmetics for the Vogue Paris 90th Anniversary edition. Companies like Clarins and Lancome predicted a future that might scare some of us if it were to come true. The predictions are depicted in a spread with model Eniko Mihalik baring images of self-adjusting skin cream, intelligent foundation and prosthetic cheek pads. Read more on Trendhunter  

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