In another week I’ll be launching my first eBook, The Practical Hacks Job Seeker’s Handbook.  A combination of previous posts and a bunch of new material, the Handbook clocks in at just over 10,000 words and about 55 pages.  I’ll also be offering an upgraded version of my popular “90 Day Action Plan.” This new version was developed with the help of a talented graphic artist, and is much more polished than the basic version on the Downloads page, plus it includes a complete set of instructions.   Official launch date is November 8th, and both products will feature very affordable prices.  Stay tuned for more news on this front.

That said, on to some interesting articles I’ve come across recently…

Ever log onto Facebook or Twitter at an internet cafe or other hotspot?  You might think twice the next time you’re about to, after reading Gina Trapani’s eye-opening “Firesheep,” “Idiocy” Reveal Gaping Privacy Holes in Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, More – at Fast Company.

Still at Fast Company, here’s an excellent rundown of three e-readers which poses an intriguing question regarding how Barnes & Noble is positioning the NookColor:  NookColor Vs. iPad Vs. Dell Streak: Which of These Is Not a Tablet?

Not to nitpick, but the title of this next article is a bit misleading as many of the sites aren’t in fact social networking sites; nevertheless, there’s sure to be something of interest to our readers who are road warriors:  50 Useful Social Networks for Business Travelers

Gary Arndt, creator of the Everything Everywhere blog, offers a wonderful summary of some of the revelations his travels have offered:  20 Things I’ve Learned From Traveling Around the World for Three Years – at Tim Ferriss’s blog.

I did not know that…  in case you end up with a child (or someone else, for that matter) locked in an airplane’s lav and unable to get out, there’s a simple way to get past the door lock:  How To Unlock the airplane lavatory door (from the outside) – @ the Hipmunk blog.  Speaking of which, I really need to do a post about Hipmunk one of these days!

If you can stand another list post, here’s a good one from Matador Network:  99 Ways to Use the Web to Travel Like a Ninja

You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy this marvelous NY Times piece by Matt Gross:  Lost in Ireland

And for something completely different, a very funny (and well researched) post by Judith Newman, also at the NYT:  The Juice Cleanse – A Strange and Green Journey Favorite line?  “By the third day I felt great in the way I’m told that the imminently drowning feel great right before they give up and inhale that last mouthful of water.”  Funny stuff.

Have a great week!

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