Networking beneficial study shows

Is networking beneficial?

So according to the trustworthy University of Erlangen-Nuremberg:

Networking can be considered an investment that pays off in the future,” it concludes.”

A nice list of 5 networking apps. What I learned about networking a touching story. Want to share your website to social networks? A fourth grade class goes off the grid and makes a difference. What is the tor anonymity network? Finally the FBI is working 24/7 to block hackers and their networks

The link below has some practical suggestions on how to be an effective networker. I think the best way to network is when you aren’t looking for a benefit from someone. Otherwise you feel like you are being used. Maybe sometime in the future something will come across that one of your contacts might be interested in. I think the job and purpose of networking isn’t to improve your life, but to make yourself a valued resource for others. If you can improve things for others, then generally you have a valid reason for access to resources. I really like the idea of meritocracy. That things should be judged by their value in an objective way that you can measure. However you still have to have kindness and compassion, because the intellect can only take you so far.

The network effect – StumbleUpon.

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You can use the excellent dlvr.it website. It allows you to connect your website and automatically post to most Social Networks for free. If you want more options you can pay for the upgrade which gives you more choices. The other advantage of not using a plugin is that it doesn’t slow down your server. I am starting to see that one of the key things of a website is the ability to outsource its work to other services.

One advantage of the Dlvr.it service are that it gives you time to change your post if you make a mistake. Sometimes even though you read it for mistakes you find a mistake after you Publish it. Well since it takes 30 minutes before it posts, you can change and fix your mistake and no one notices. The other advantage is that it includes the photo that you have in your post. I didn’t see any attached photos when I used JetPacks Publicize.

I had to switch to this service because the free Publicize which was part of WordPress JetPack was no longer available to me. I had written earlier that JetPack has a bad reputation for reliability, so I had to stop using it.

I had my site crash again yesterday and it was due to plugins that were not supported in the latest version of WordPress. It is crucial that you spend the time finding plugins that are compatible. I did not because I thought it was “good enough” that I found plugins that worked. It is not good enough. My goal is to have 100% plugin compatibility with the newest version of WordPress.

This is a list of the  Not useful WordPress plugins I’ve had direct experience with. If you have a blog look at that list and if you use any of those plugins you might have greater stability and speed if you stop using it. I have to say that this process of finding compatible plugins has sped my site up to the maximum speed score that places like Pingdom and Yslow evaluate. This discusses How to find plugins that affect your site performance. This is the best image gallery plugin I have found and compatible with the latest WordPress version. I once tried to secure my site using the Wangguard plugin but eventually I had to disable it. My current host has told me that they don’t allow any kind of security plugins since it can conflict with their site-wide security. This is a review of peformance testing plugins. I have found P3 to be very helpful in getting rid of plugins that hog resources.