You may have noticed some of our banner ads springing up (look on the left-hand side of the screen) for the Planting Trees for Our Friends promotion. Since kicking off this initiave in December, we’ve been really energized with the response rate. As a result we are excited to make a donation to Trees for Life – and YOU can help make that donation even bigger.

If you’re not familiar with this effort, we have pledged to plant one tree, through Trees for Life, for every friend and Twitter follower we have as of January 31st. So if you’re not already a fan on Facebook or a follower on Twitter, visit us and click away. Help us save the world one tree at a time, while also becoming a part of a growing community of IT professionals with a vast knowledge base on IT management.

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This December, the Network Management Division is teaming up with Trees for Life for a special promotion. For every Facebook friend and Twitter follower, we’ll plant a tree in your name in conjunction with Trees for Life:

Trees for Life empowers leaders in developing countries who are improving the lives of people in their communities. Truly helping those who help themselves. Trees have been planted, libraries have been built, wells have been dug. Much has been accomplished, but this is not what we do. We plant hope and watch joy grow! We plant inspiration and watch miracles happen! We point to the tremendous potential hidden within every perceived problem”

Help us support this great cause, and stay connected to our product news and special promotions.

We’ll plant a tree for the total amount of friends and followers as of December 31st – help be part of this effort!

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I’m sharpening my marketing skills at this week’s Social Media Strategies Summit.  I’ll be bringing back some innovative and creative ideas to help in our quest of having more open, engaging, relevant and educational conversations with customers and prospects over social channels.

We hope you follow and retweet us on Twitter, watch our videos on YouTube, write on our Facebook wall, connect with us on LinkedIn, and of course continue to read and comment on our blog posts.

Nomee, a startup social media aggregator, launched its beta version today. Its key function is to organize your social networking brand across the board therefore streamlining what can be the daunting process of updating each and every site you belong to in one fell swoop. And as fans of Network Monitoring tools, we here at WhatsUp Gold felt we’d be remiss if failed to mention Nomee.

The first thing that sets Nomee apart from other social media aggregators like FriendFeed or TweetDeck is its application. Nomee is powered by a free Adobe Air desktop app – which runs separate from your browser – that helps you manage your Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, YouTube Plaxco, Digg (need I go on?) accounts into a single interface. In fact you can personalize this all-in-one dashboard to include up to 100 of your very favorite networks and RSS feeds!

This means you have but one place to go to check up on all of your online relationships, share info, follow newsmakers and publish your own news.

But this is where Nomee caught our attention (well, after we were drawn in by its images3dashboard’s sleek design): Nomee gives its members the tools to customize what part of your online brand you share with whom. As Mike Nimer, Nomee’s product developer explains on his blog, you can tailor your Nomee account to keep Facebook for friends, LinkedIn for coworkers, Twitter for a special interest, etc.

It also acts as your own PR specialist, alerting your contacts when you post updates or new content.

And there you have it. A free, PC and Mac friendly application to monitor your busy and ever-burgeoning social network!