While many people may be adding "travel more" to their list of new year's resolutions, Dean Giustini at The Search Principle blog says that when it comes to professional meetings, you don't have to go to be in the know. Web tools from Twitter backlogs to Slideshare have made "virtual attendance … almost the same as the face-to-face" meetings, he says.

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