Archive for May 2010

iPad Fever (Part 2)

I finally made the decision to buy an iPad.  I live on a modest budget, but I haven't bought any major gadgets since my MacBook (December of 2007).

So I visited the Apple store here in Birmingham.  The guy in the store was able to answer my questions, and it seems the iPad could do everything I wanted it to do: surf the internet, read ebooks, watch videos, check email, and sync with the calendar on my MacBook.  I also thought it would be cool to read the Bible on it.

There was just one small problem: the Apple store was completely out of stock.  There is a waiting period of about a week or two.  No good for me, since I'm about to leave the States and return to the Philippines.

I could buy one in Manila, but it seems they cost over 100 dollars more than the American price.

Looks like I won't be getting an iPad any time soon--unless I can find one nearby on craiglist.

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Warning: Facebook "Candid Camera Prank"

My wall keeps getting these "sexiest video Candid Camera Prank" posts.  I just wanted to warn everyone not to open this.  I haven't really investigated it, but I'm sure it's some kind of facebook worm.

As with other worms, it will probably take you to a website, ask you to download some software (which is really a worm), and then re-post itself on everyone in your friends list.

You've been warned.

Feel free to re-post this on your facebook wall and stop this worm from infecting other computers.

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Entrecard and Adgitize: Their Real Value

Adgitize your web site.

As you guys know, I've kind of gone back and forth on the value of Entrecard, and to a lesser extent, Adgitize. 

The biggest complaint is that folks drop by long enough to get their clicks/drops in and don't read your content or buy anything (I call this "drive-by clicks").

I wrote an article called Traffic is Traffic, in which I argued any traffic is helpful for an obscure blogger just starting out.   I stand by that.

But here's my latest theory:  the greatest value of Entrecard and Adgitize is the fact that these programs get other bloggers to read your blog.   A network of bloggers is one of the best resources I can think of to get the word out about your blog.

What do you think?  Agree or disagree?

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