This week Google made more noise with Google Plus (+), rolling out to more people in a single week than Facebook and Twitter did in their first week, combined. Now with more than 10 million users, Google has sped up changes and improvements to the program and will be rolling out a professional version as well. Interested in signing up for Google Plus? Email me and I’ll send you an invite.
Not to be outdone, rumors are out that Microsoft is developing and will be releasing it’s own social media portal, or maybe just software for creating a portal. No one’s quite sure, after all, it’s just a rumor … http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/groups/scg/
Now with all the publicity turning toward Google, what do you think Facebook is doing? How about getting into the NEWS business. Yep. Jeff Bercovici, blogger for Forbes says that Mark Zuckerberg is talking to leading news organizations about coming to FB as a means of giving the 750 million users a means of staying in touch with the world around them. http://blogs.forbes.com/jeffbercovici/2011/07/15/facebook-working-with-top-news-brands-on-facebook-editions/
Want to get a free Spotify account? Spotify is the new music source opening it’s doors in America after being a hit in Europe. Register with Coke. The company announced on Thursday that it was a partner in Spotify’s U.S. launch. I applied through the link and had the link to the form in my email inbox in 10 minutes. Once I signed up, I got the link to download the program into my computer. Launched, I had access to any song in their database. Keep in mind that a free account means you will download a small file to listen to music through their system on your computer. The premium version will also allow for mobility of your account by tablet and smart phone. http://www.spotify.com/us/coca-cola/
The Discovery Channel has teamed up with the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta to place a live streaming peephole in the aquarium’s Ocean Voyager exhibit. The exhibit, which was designed to house whale sharks, holds 6.3 million gallons of seawater, enough to fill nine and a half Olympic swimming pools. It is home to seven different types of sharks, including enormous whale sharks, vicious-looking sand tiger sharks, and bottom-dwelling masters of disguise called spotted wobbegongs. It also holds several other species of fish and four manta rays, the only manta rays ever to live in a U.S. aquarium. Here’s the link to watch live action … http://www.ustream.tv/sharkweek
I finally figured out why I am so “full-figured.”
As I was conditioning my hair in the shower this morning, I took time to read my shampoo bottle. I am in shock! The shampoo I use in the shower that runs down my entire body says “for extra volume and body.” Seriously, why have I not noticed this before?
Tomorrow I am going to start using “Dawn” dish soap! It says right on the bottle, “dissolves fat that is otherwise difficult to remove.”
It pays to read the warning labels my friends.
Pete and Larry had not seen each other in many years. Now they had a long talk trying to fill in the gap of those years by telling about their lives. Finally Pete invited Larry to visit him in his new apartment. “I have a wife and three children and I’d love to have you visit us.”
“Great. Where do you live?”
“Here’s the address. And there’s plenty of parking behind the apartment. Park and come around to the front door, kick it open with your foot, go to the elevator and press the button with your left elbow, then enter! When you reach the sixth floor, go down the hall until you see my name on the door. Then press the doorbell with your right elbow and I’ll let you in.”
“Good. But tell me … what is all this business of kicking the front door open, then pressing elevator buttons with my right, then my left elbow?”
“Surely, you’re not coming empty-handed.”
Upon receiving an award, comedian Jack Benny once remarked, “I really don’t deserve this, but I have arthritis and I don’t deserve that either.”
Have a great weekend wherever you are. I’ll be listening to songs on my Spotify account and getting a little work done on the computer. God bless you and keep you safe.
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