Monday, December 27, 2010

A yellow card for bad drivers - Osocio, Social Advertising and Non-profit Campaigns

A yellow card for bad drivers

Posted by Tom Megginson | 18-12-2010 22:14 | Category: Road safety

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According to BoingBoing:

This card was designed by Peter Miller as an alternative to the kicking-of-doors and yelling-and-screaming that usually goes on when someone in a car recklessly endangers the life of a cyclist because they were talking on their phone, putting on lipstick, passing another car in the bike lane, etc etc etc. It’s a more subtle statement, but I think more effective. Peter has provided a PDF of the card to allow others to print it out on a magnet of their choice and distribute them as needed.

Based on the yellow penalty card used in soccer (football) and other sports, it’s a nice alternative to vandalism or flipping the bird. But at the same time, I’ve seen aggressive drivers go into insane road rage for getting a well-deserved glare — so I’m not sure tossing an unknown item at their car would end peacefully either.

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Great idea! I might try it!

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Visit FreeShippingDay2010.com to get last minute gifts delivered by Christmas Eve with FREE SHIPPING !

i10Direct is pleased to announce Free Shipping Day 2010. Free Shipping Day 2010 is Friday December 17th, 2010, i10Direct.com will offer free shipping with delivery by Christmas Eve in the continental United States on selected items. Items that do not have Free Shipping are still guaranteed for delivery by Christmas Eve or sooner, so you will have them by Christmas Day 2010. We have been working hard to make our Free Shipping Day a success, pre-packaging products, & finding new, fun products.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Behind Time's Person of the Year

December 15, 2010

Behind Time's Person of the Year

Facebook's "T-shirt wearing head of state" lauded. Plus, grim news at Yahoo and the escalating hacker feuds.

Posted by Christine Lagorio @lagorio  at 11:50 AM

Each day, Inc.'s reporters scour the Web for the most important and interesting news to entrepreneurs. Here's what we found today:

Mark Zuckerberg's latest honor. The award could have gone to WikiLeaks frontman Julian Assange, innovative performer Lady Gaga, or the man who brought us iEverything, Steve Jobs. But this year Time magazine says the Person of the Year is a 26-year-old Harvard dropout, Facebook's "T-shirt-wearing head of state." The magazine's profile of Zuckerberg paints a convincing picture of why the boy billionaire deserves the honor, and it has nothing to do with the fact an Academy Award-nominated film about him came out in 2010. "What just happened?" the piece asks. "In less than seven years, Zuckerberg wired together a twelfth of humanity into a single network, thereby creating a social entity almost twice as large as the U.S." Facebook gets one-out-of four U.S. Web pageviews, and in a single day, a billion new pieces of content are posted on Facebook. "We are now running our social lives through a for-profit network that, on paper at least, has made Zuckerberg a billionaire six times over." What do you think about Time's selection? Let us know on Ask Inc.

Ho-ho-ho ... heave-ho. The holiday spirit must have turned pretty grim at Yahoo's offices yesterday, where it was announced that executives were laying off four percent of the workforce, or roughly 600 employees, according to Reuters. "Today's personnel changes are part of our ongoing strategy to best position Yahoo for revenue growth and margin expansion," Yahoo said in a statement. It added that the company "will continue to hire globally to support key priorities." Google's dominance in the search market is clearly taking its toll on its competitors. "A new generation of online advertising exchanges are also pressuring Yahoo's sales of premium online ad space," the article notes.

The hacker's quest for glory. First it was an act of revenge by "hacktivist" supporters of WikiLeaks, who shut down PayPal, Visa and MasterCard's websites. Then Gawker, McDonald's, and Walgreens were breached. Now deviantART says its user database has been compromised. This may seem like serious cyber warfare, but it's really just a "hacker pissing contest" to see who can pull off the biggest feat, according to Fast Company. Hackers will likely target bigger companies in the days ahead—in pursuit of the kind of notoriety that the Gawker breach got. "If I was a business with an online presence right now, I'd be on red alert," says cyber security expert Hemu Nigan.

Are Twitter Trends hot or not? Twitter has been rolling out a new set of advertising strategies, ReadWriteWeb reports. Included is a form companies can use to buy promoted content like accounts, Tweets, and even Trends on the site. Advertisers can create a monthly budget from below $10k to more than $100k to buy the space. And while it may be a shrewd monetization move on Twitter's part, leading social media consultant Jason Falls isn't so certain. He compared the sale of trending topics to "gaming Digg" that will "completely ruin the organic nature of the tool." His conclusion: "It's obvious they're making Facebook-like errors to try and compensate for the fact they never had a business model in mind when they built this thing."

Making ADHD an asset. It's been posited that Albert Einstein had ADHD, and Bill Gates might, too. But despite the fact that, for some people, being hyperactive can be beneficial, in today's New York Times serial entrepreneur Jay Goltz explores the more painful moments that come with suffering ADHD as a business owner. "It has been recognized that many successful people have ADHD. In many cases, it is a critical ingredient to their success," Goltz writes. "A lesser known fact is that it can also be a cause of stress, self-loathing, embarrassment, and lack of productivity." He came across this realization after meeting a woman named Nancy Snell, who coaches businesspeople with ADHD. The key problem with having ADHD in the business world, Goltz learned, is "having more ideas than you can process or manage." For those who find a way to manage the ideas, though, Goltz says ADHD can be "an asset instead of a liability."

Office parties get downsized. Given the current economic climate, it's not to surprising that the glitzy office holiday parties of the past have been scaled back a bit. As the Los Angeles Times reports, a nationwide survey revealed that 79 percent of companies will throw some kind of holiday event this year, down 2 percent from last year and a 16 percent drop from the rosier times in 2004. Even those companies that do choose to celebrate are often opting for more muted parties and low-cost alternatives such as office potlucks, holiday lunches, and company charity projects. As one hotel manager explains, "In general people are saying it's been a long, hard year. Their profits have been impacted and they want to be responsible about how they celebrate."

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Schwinn Bell Choir E-Carol - On Bicycles - Bells

Check out this website I found at schwinnbellchoir.com
Christmas Carols on Bike's, using Bells.

Sincerely,
Jason Archambault
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P.S. An i10Direct Bicycle Trailer would look nice on the back of those bikes, I'm just sayin.......

Twitter, Google, Facebook's 2010 Memes Reveal Each Site's Strengths

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Twitter, Google and Facebook are busily revealing their top ten trends for 2010. As well as being curios in themselves, the lists reveal, in stark words, exactly what users think the purpose of each of these services is.

Twitter's list is its "Top Trends," a product of its algorithm that detects what most people are talking about on its network. Its emphasis is on hot topics that quickly rise in popularity--a good measure of how interesting something is, and an excellent way to keep Justin Bieber off the top of the list. 

Facebook's "Memeology: Top Status Trends of the Year" is a more analytical affair than Twitter's. It boils down the year's billions of Facebook status trends down to a top ten list. The terms here grew fastest compared to words from 2009.

Google's Zeigeist highlights the most popular search phrases throughout 2010, in a multitude of different ways. The list we selected is the fastest-rising search trends. While the search trends don't match up exactly with the same sort of usage as people tweeting or updating their statuses on Facebook, it gives a good flavor of what the world is looking for online--and presumably then tweeting about.

The top ten lists are shown together above. Firstly they reveal that the world seems obsessed by a 16 year-old Canadian pop singer (though there's no trend for "bad haircut" that parallels Justin Bieber's presence on all three lists).

They also reveal that there's just one gadget that defines 2010 for most Netizens--Apple's iPad. This bodes well for Apple, which is likely to reveal its updated version in a few weeks.

Mentions of Google's Android smartphones, which are rapidly encroaching on the iPhone's territory, were prominent on Twitter--but not Google. 

Facebook was a place where new acronyms emerged: Hit Me Up (HMU) was its most popular trend, "digital shorthand for people to ask their friends to hang out."

Missing from all lists was "WikiLeaks," which is surprising, given the fact it has dominated the news for months.

But there are three big take-aways here: Twitter is used to talk about newsy items (highlighted in red), Google is most often used for entertainment-related info (blue highlights), and Facebook was a mix of both with some oddities thrown in. This is user-determined data, rather than the purposes that the sites themselves would like you to think of when you imagine their brand. 

To read more news on this, and similar stuff, keep up with my updates by following me, Kit Eaton, on Twitter.

Thought this was worth sharing....

Sincerely,
Jason Archambault
www.i10Direct.com

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Party Horn Vuvuzela for New Years Eve at Time Square New York or Anywhere!

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Free Shipping Day is Friday, December 17, 2010 - National Free Shipping Day

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On Friday December 17th, 2010, i10Direct.com will offer free shipping with delivery by Christmas Eve in the continental United States.

This year's event begins at 12 a.m. EST on Friday, December 17 and ends at 12 a.m. EST December 18.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

350 Watt Underwater Sea Scooter Scuba, Snorkel, Pool

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*60-90 min of use per charge
*Battery recharges in about 6-10 hrs. Charger included
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*Depth rating-65ft
*Approx. 18lbs
*3.5-4 mph
*Adjustable to neutral-buoyancy for diving, with included control chamber!
*Yellow in color
*O-ring Grease Lubricant
*Users manual
*Heavy Duty BackPack Storage bag

Safety Warnings: Please read usuers manual carefully for a full list. Children under 16 should not operate Scooter.  Always make sure battery is charged to its fullest before using. Do not open cover of Scooter in water. Do not use the Scooter below recommended depth or in rough sea or high waves.  Flotation device should be worn while using Scooter.  Scooter should only be used for Scuba qualified divers.

Can be purchased from www.i10Direct.com

250 Watt Underwater Sea Scooter Scuba, Snorkel, Pool

Are you interested in watersports?  Do you want to add more fun and leisure to your water activities?  Our Underwater Scooter can help navigate you through the water whether you are swimming, suba diving, or snorkeling. Save air, stay underwater longer and get more out of your diving experience!  This Underwater Scooter can be used in oceans, lakes, rivers, and pools for depths up to 98ft.  Get your underwater thrills with one of our Underwater Scooters!

*60-90 min of use per charge
*Battery recharges in about 6-10 hrs. Charger included
*Includes pump & ring for use in opening/closing the battery area
*Depth rating-98ft
*Approx. 18lbs
*2.5-3 mph
*Adjustable to neutral-buoyancy for diving, with included control chamber!
*Color-Grey
*O-ring Grease Lubricant
*Users manual
*Heavy Duty BackPack Storage bag

Safety Warnings: Please read usuers manual carefully for a full list. Children under 16 should not operate Scooter.  Always make sure battery is charged to its fullest before using. Do not open cover of Scooter in water. Do not use the Scooter below recommended depth or in rough sea or high waves.  Flotation device should be worn while using Scooter.  Scooter should only be used for Scuba qualified divers.

Can be purchased at www.i10Direct.com

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

40" Orange and Yellow Wood Skimboard with Black Design

Ride in the wake of the waves, with our 40in Wood Skimboard.  Great for skimming the breaking water at the edge of the beach.  Our  Wood Skimboard is covered with a protective resin.  Top of board is Orange and fades to Yellow with Black designs.  The  skimboard is light, durable, fast and strong and has a traditional rocker.   The board measures 40" long and 20.5" at it's widest point.  This skimboard is sure to give you a great ride.

Can be purchased at www.i10Direct.com

44" Fiberglass Red and Blue Striped Skimboard with White Stars

Run, drop, skim and repeat all day long with our 44in fiberglass skimboard. Top of board is Tan with Red, and Blue stripes and White stars, bottom of board is gloss Black.  The  skimboard is light, durable, fast and strong. This skimboard has a hybrid rocker which is good for both control and speed.  It is also great for flatland tricks.  Skimboarding can be done almost anywhere: beach, ocean, lakes, rivers, puddles, ponds, even wet grass. The board measures 44" long and 19" wide.  This skimboard is sure to give you a great ride.

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44" Fiberglass Neon Lime Green Skimboard

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