Jim’s WebLetter for 4-2-11

Hi-ya neighbors and friends!

This week the clouds parted and on the Web and a major company introduced a way to store and access files, in particular music files, at the touch of a link. Amazon has created Cloud Drive to upload and keep songs in a format that works for both PC and MAC and Mobile and can be played anywhere. The first 5 gigs of space is free. As you can imagine, record labels are trying to find a way to stop the feature sighting copyright violations. However, Amazon is clearly showing that fees are already paid and they cannot be held responsible for files uploaded by users. Meanwhile, Cloud Drive is worth using and enjoying as you can also store photo and video files. Learn more and sign up here … https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/learnmore

In a move to take Facebook to a new level, Home Depot is trying what is being called “Crowdsourced Philanthropy” by launching a campaign to allow users to decide where the company should spend its grant dollars and volunteer hours. The program, Aprons in Action, will tap Home Depot’s 250,000+ Facebook fans to help place that money in worthy hands. Each month, the Facebook competition will feature four community improvement projects to be completed by company volunteers and a local non-profit. Users can then vote between those projects to determine which gets a $25,000 Home Depot gift card. https://www.facebook.com/homedepot

With all the activities and events going on at Google, Voice may be one that needs to be visited again and again. That’s because Google has continued to add and refine its features. Now they’ve set up a YouTube Channel complete with 10 short videos that will help you get the most out of Google Voice. By the way, did you know that Voice has propelled Google into being the largest phone service in the world? The part about free calls and low rates to other countries, has a lot to do with it … http://www.youtube.com/googlevoice

Ronald McDonald is reaching out to kids online. Following a new series of commercials, the new Ronald McDonald is all about proper diet and exercise and encouraging kids to follow him on the internet. In fact, the new Ronald McDonald commercial titled “Frame” encourages kids to go online and create photos with Ronald. So, here’s the link. Send a Ronald Gram, make Yummy sounds, and have fun! http://www.happymeal.com/en_US/index.html

A man having lunch at a Chinese restaurant noticed that the table had been set with forks, not chopsticks. He asked why. The waiter said “Chopsticks are provided only on request.”
“But,” the man countered, “if you gave your patrons chopsticks, you wouldn’t have to pay someone to wash all the forks.”
“True,” the waiter shot back, “but we would have to hire three more people to clean up the mess.”
(thanks, Tim)
The minister announced that admission to a church social event would be six dollars per person.
“However, if you’re over 65,” he said, “the price will be only $5.50.”
From the back of the congregation, a woman’s voice rang out, “Do you really think I’d give you that information for only fifty cents?”
(thanks, Max)
As a history buff, I was looking forward to staying in a hotel in Salisbury, England. This hotel dated back to the 13th century. When I arrived, the hotel clerk gave me some bad news — my room was in the new section. Disappointed, I asked when the “new” section had been built.
“In the 1600s,” she replied apologetically.
(thanks, Bette)
That’s some of the things I came across this week on the Web, friends. Have a great weekend and until next, may God bless you and keep you safe.

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