Jim’s WebLetter for 3/26/11

Hi-ya JWL friends!

Here are a few of the things that caught my attention this week on the Web.

According to Edison Research, more than half of all Americans aged 12 or older are now on Facebook. The study showed that 51 percent of these Americans are on the site. And something JWL reader Sandy Price pointed out to me is a story from PC Magazine about Facebook’s new feature they’re testing that provides a way for people to check in to FB Events using a new version of the iPhone app. The option to check in will appear on an icon that will only be available on the day of the event. This feature will also work with the iPhone’s GPS, and the icon will only appear when the user is near the location listed on the Event’s page. This will be particularly helpful for concerts or festivals (like the upcoming Shrimp Festival!). http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2382341,00.asp

This week in the life of Google, the debut of an online magazine. Think Quarterly, based out of the U.K., is a 68-page zine that focuses on such things as the world of data and its impact on business. But it also features interviews with Google executives and technology leaders. Check out the smartly crafted use of flash technology to make this a cool magazine to view. http://thinkquarterly.co.uk/

Want to put together photos into a panoramic view? Microsoft Image Composite Editor is an advanced panoramic image stitcher. Given a set of overlapping photographs of a scene shot from a single camera location, the application creates a high-resolution panorama that seamlessly combines the original images. The stitched panorama can be shared with friends and viewed in 3D by uploading it to the Photosynth web site. Or the panorama can be saved in a wide variety of image formats. http://photosynth.net/default.aspx

A nice site for parent and child is the home of toy manufacturer is Fisher Price … a good resource even if you don’t want to buy any of their products. Their online games and activities and the grandparents page are priceless. http://www.fisher-price.com/us/default.aspx

My puppy chewed the tongue on one of my new, expensive running shoes. I hoped to save my investment, so I took them to a shoe repair shop. I placed the shoes on the counter and told the man, “My dog got hold of this.”
The repairman picked up the shoe, looked it over, and placed it back down on the counter. “Well, what do you recommend?” I asked.
He looked at me and replied, “Give your dog the other shoe.”
(thanks, Max)
(Some) Laws of the Universe
Law of Physical Surfaces – The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor, are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet or rug.

Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy – As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.

Law of Probability – The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

Law of Mechanical Repair – After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you’ll have to pee.
(thanks, Nancy)
For thirty years, Johnson had arrived at work at 9 A.M., on the dot.
He had never missed a day and was never late.
Consequently, when on one particular day 9 A.M. passed without Johnson’s arrival, it caused a sensation.
All work ceased and the boss himself, looking at his watch and muttering, came out into the corridor.
Finally, precisely at ten, Johnson showed up, clothes dusty and torn, his face scratched and bruised, his glasses bent.
He limped painfully to the time clock, punched in, and said, aware that all eyes were upon him, “I tripped and rolled down two flights of stairs in the subway. Nearly killed myself.”
The boss said, “And to roll down two flights of stairs took you an entire hour?”
(thanks, Dan)
And that’s this week’s collection of Web worthy pieces for you. Thanks for you time. Have a great weekend and until next, may God bless you and keep you safe.

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