Facebook, Inc, recently launched a brand-new ad format, called a
"Featured Story," which dumps paid content - rather than updates
from Great Aunt Lynn about her recent biopsy or one of those
internet memes - squarely into our news feeds. Worse, these paid
advertisements (a.k.a. "news feed) shows the actions of the
Facebook users friends and these ads are front-and-center on our
Facebook news feed.
Great. More ads.
I've been mildly annoyed by the ads (read: "Sponsored Stories") on
the sidebar of Facebook, but have been able to tune them out. Now,
when I'm blearily checking to see if I've gotten any response to my
"Which Disney Princess Are You?" post, I'm bound to accidentally
click a Featured Story.
You know what? I'm sick of ads.
Because I have to sell my firstborn son in order to see a movie
these days, I do it perhaps twice a year.
The Guy and Yasar show has written many a blog about online video streaming but this week, Hulu has given itself a huge edge over all of its competitors: an exclusive deal with the Criterion collection.
With unemployment numbers higher than ever, millions of people are searching for a new career. How are they doing this, you may ask? While there will always be people who search the classified ads of their local newspaper, the majority are using the internet.
If you don't know the first thing about searching for a job online, the following tips should point you in the right direction:
There has been an ongoing debate on whether cable or satellite TV are better. Each has it's advantages but now there is a third option: neither. It's my favorite option because I don't have either.
So how do I watch my favorite shows like Family Guy, 30 Rock, and every show on USA (just kidding, I'd never watch a USA TV show...)? I use my Xbox 360 and PS3. They both offer Netflix and pretty soon they will both offer Hulu Plus.
Welcome back to the wonderful world of odd and interesting doodads. This week I return to share yet another wacky product found while on my endless journey through the strange new world we know as...The Internet.
(Cue ominous voice echoes...)
Speaking of the internet, I'm sure many of us have older relatives and friends who are just a bit, shall we say, less-than-savvy when it comes to navigating the web. Let's be honest--some are downright uncomfortable when it comes to maneuvering through websites. That feeling of unease can lead them to shy away from joining in the fun and cyber-connectivity of social sites like Facebook or Twitter.
Finally, a product has come along seeking to merge more old school sensibilities with new era forms of interaction.
Swag bucks: Search and Win!
I'm sure most of you have at least seen or heard someone mention
Swag bucks in your travels throughout the 'net and the blogging
Many of you may already be using Swag bucks to do your everyday
Internet searching....or maybe you have been hesitant or not sure
what it is all about.
Swag bucks first is a search engine similar to Google or Yahoo,
but not on that scale obviously. However the search index that Swag
bucks uses is powered by Google and Ask.com so I usually find what
I'm looking for.
Okay, so the real question: "What can Swag bucks do for
As you do your searching through Swag bucks.com or a Swag bucks
toolbar, you will randomly earn or receive digital dollars
called...wait for it...wait for it...yes, Swag bucks.
You can receive the digital dollars in all kinds of
denominations from $10 up to $1000.