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An Unusual Resolution for 2011

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. Giustini suggests that participating in meetings over the Internet not only saves money — think travel, accommodation, and dining costs — but also saves time. As virtual meeting participants can remain "close to home and close to your workplace," they spare themselves "'down time' or 'away time,'" he says. Giustini's complete list of the "top 10 reasons to attend meetings virtually in 2011" is available here.

HT: Bertalan Meskó at ScienceRoll