Archive for the ‘retweets’ Category

There is amazing site that VERY clearly explains twitter.  Being a techie, I learned a long time ago… To truly know a technology, app, machine, piece of software, etc….  Teach it to someone else, someone who isn’t a techie.  Along those lines (speaking from experience) To be a guru… teach it to your mother!

Here is a article/blog/site that does EXACT that!

Mom This is How Twitter Works

Twitter is an online social networking tool in which users post 140 character updates of what is going on in their lives along with links to things they think are interesting, funny, or useful to their followers (“following” being essentially what “friending” is on other sites). People use twitter in many ways, some as a newsfeed by following prominent people or networks, some as a pseudo-chatroom by limiting their followers and whom they follow to close friends and family, and some as a microblog for updating people about the work they are doing and their personal lives.

Read the whole article by Jessica Hische (@jessicahische) Great writing Jessica!

Mom This is How Twitter Works

  

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Greed…… « Moxie Mom Confessions.

A great piece of writing by a talented blogger.

There are some things I just don’t understand.  Nuclear physics.  How people like sushi.  How to get the Saran Wrap to actually stick.

The one thing that I just can’t grasp that happens all of the time is the greed that is exhibited when someone passes away.  We just had a resident pass and all of the children are fighting over who gets what – money, the cars, artwork.  Another resident passed away about a month ago and the same thing is happening. [read more…]

  

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Five Tips for Marketing on Twitter – For Dummies.

Five Tips for Marketing on Twitter

Effective marketing on Twitter doesn’t require a lot of time. In fact, you need to spend no more than 30–60 minutes per day (in two 15–30 minute blocks) on Twitter. Here are some tips for how to be productive during the time you spend on Twitter.    [Read more…]

5 Ways Coupons Can Be Bad

Posted: July 21, 2011 in articles, retweets

5 Ways Coupons Can Be Bad

via 5 Ways Coupons Can Be Bad – TheStreet.

BOSTON (TheStreet) — Your supermarket doesn’t love you. And the folks who make the pasta, peanut butter, cola and condiments you buy don’t really worry about helping your household budget.

Those who deal in coupons do so to make money, not to cut you a break. While it can make good financial sense to save a few cents here and there by clipping and downloading coupons, companies provide that service as a means to get you to spend more, and if you don’t think through your purchases using coupons can end up costing you in the long run.

Boiling it down, manufacturers have key goals when it comes to consumers — they want more of them, buying more, more frequently. Coupons allow them to maintain and build upon their market share, draw first-time buyers into the fold, ease the blow of price increases or size or quantity reductions, and push stores to offer prime shelf displays and aisle placement.

Research by NCH Marketing Services, part of the media and marketing services company Valassis(VCI_), found that shoppers saved $3.7 billion with coupons last year.

You can read the complete article here, but I have to warn you, thestreet.com website is slow and bulky.

Great Blog Post by Alex Pope

Posted: July 19, 2011 in articles, retweets

A Little Math: The Cost of Transportation.

Alex Pope has written a great blog entry on the cost of local transit projects.  Anyone who lives in the Vancouver Lower Mainland and either drives or pays property taxes should read this!  Great work Alex!

Below is a excerpt and a link to Alex’s Blog and the complete posting

There is lots of discussion and complaints recently by various parties about taxation for the purpose of developing transportation networks. Depending on their point-of-view, there are people who support or complain about one or more of highway, transit, and cycling projects. A lot of financial information has been publicized but I haven’t seen any comparison of what these projects will cost in real dollars out of my pocket. So I thought I would do a little bit of math and share the results. I’m going to purposely ignore inflation and interest payments in these calculations to make them easier to follow – just recognize that the results of the calculations are estimates in today’s dollars. Where I have needed population estimates, I used the 2010 population estimates that I found in this document (pdf) on the Metro Vancouver web site.

South End of the Golden Ears BridgeGolden Ears Bridge
The first transportation project that springs to mind is the Golden Ears Bridge. The “Capital Cost” for the bridge was $808 million which we will be paying over 35.5 years through a usage toll, which just increased on July 15th. So this year, someone who is commuting by car (at $2.90 per trip) twice a day (based on 200 workdays in a year) will pay $1,160.00 in tolls.

Read the whole posting A Little Math: The Cost of Transportation.

Do you think socialmedia is just an interesting fad? Great for wasting time, but has no real value to business… Is only a minor unimportant marketing tool.

If you’re in business and want your business to have any chance of surviving the next five years. Then you need to watch this…

Does Flash Matter?

Posted: June 5, 2011 in articles, computers, retweets

YouTube, Daily Motion, Blip TV & Vimeo are leading the way in increased support for iOS devices…. [read more]

Dual Screen Laptop/Tablet

Posted: June 3, 2011 in computers, retweets

Sam found a very cool dual screen tablet or is it a laptop?  Check it out on his blog. http://bit.ly/l0jIja

Five reasons to save for a big mortgage down payment

via Five reasons to save for a big mortgage down payment – The Globe and Mail.

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