Monday, July 19, 2010

Tip: Your Personal Twitter Account, Useless, and Succeeding

Within the current century, one of technology and social media innovation, Twitter has become more viral than a case of the herpes. While it has its beloved fail whale moments and its share of errors, crashes, and often some idiot hacks into the network to shut it down; it’s still much better than something a brillo pad and Ajax won’t take off -- which is why everyone wants a piece of it! |

Those who know me well and
many who are just getting to know me through consumer marketing blogging here via Blogger are well aware that I also work from home in dignified new-media and new technology subjective journalism, while this is not how I would start such a professional article but for a change I wanted to bring my work and humor to those who read my blog; what better way than looking through my database of articles and putting a spin on a tip-based blog for Twitter assistance.

Succeed on a Personal Account With Ease:
(1.) Tweet Anything You See In Breaking News: Contrary to popular belief communication is merely a second reason to tweet your soul out; the pinnacle of platform based usage is for the latest in breaking news; which at times appears three days in advance on Twitter when compared to that of national traditional media broadcasting. Here I use search a great deal, especially during earthquakes, storms, and major breaking news.

(2.) Tweet About Anything Tech Geek Chic:
Such tip really isn’t all so secretive as Twitter is the innovative technological Internet future coupled with that of mobile means and platform application download popularity. Items hash-tagged such as #AppleiPhone4, #Android, #Windows7 and so forth will get you the geeks that you want. It’s your next step to keep them by engaging with them socially and becoming their friends while supplying them with a consistent feed of factual data. Perfect for my perspective but I’m sure that through Google you too can manage this.

(3.) Tweet a Cause:
Charity is big on Twitter, just look at how celebrities are raising money for the gulf and the extensive support for the catastrophic earthquake in demolished Haiti, which still needs our help greatly. Get active and show your compassion!

(4.) Create a Trend:
This is pretty difficult but it can be done with aid and assistance of breaking news; but you must act fast and have a tag that is catchy and desirable to those of the Twitterverse. However do not be rude and spam tweeting such over and over as this will cancel out all you are attempting to do by building your account and on an alt it will get your IP address banned by the new Twitter spam team. I’m sure you know something that someone doesn’t yet know about, gather your friends and join in; communicate over email and use messenger as Twitter is not a instant messenger!

(5.) Watching Trending Topics Via Twitter:
Gaining friends reflects in both your watch and participation in changing Twitter Trends. Get active in this area, get creative and get retweeted if you’re inspiring, funny, and vitally factual in your tweets. You’re competing with the entire world and millions so use your brain power in this area. It works, tried and true! Events also like follow Friday, music Monday, and so forth will gain you some support; remember tech Tuesday and hashtags are important for these events also.

(6.) Get Yourself a Popular Pal:
You also always want to have a good popular friend in your corner that tweets to you using your username, the gain is incredible from a single celeb based real tweet or a tech junkie that is at a million plus followers. Use your manners and inside voice to drum up the friendship and always make sure to keep up with their timeline and who they follow -- be active!

(7.) Be Mature:
Nobody like’s an idiot, this is pretty plain and simple; get me?

(8.) When in doubt, retweet:
Retweeting is thought to be as a honor on Twitter and those who get retweeted should always show their honer and say thank you by returning the retweet favor. There is a new area to keep watch on your retweeting so remember to check this but don’t be obsessive about anything. Twitter is merely a social network but a social network that’s detox has been linked to having the same mannerisms as that of alcohol – eek! Know when to stop all of this and see the colours of the world through your own precious eyes. I’ve seen people tweet for 12 and 16 hours straight forgetting the fact they are parents of a toddler or young child; even those with newborns. It does take over if you allow it too. Twitter makes me feel like I’m not talking to myself!

(10.) Rack Up The Followers:
Some days you will gain, sometimes you will lose; it’s just the quality of content and the person you are that really counts. It’s only a number and remember that anything promising to get you more followers is now a banned qualifier on Twitter; your account can also be terminated for such use. Why cheat?

Be aware this is for personal Twitter based accounts only and this was written only for this blog; a tip and some daily humor as I’ve bad a rough day with a doctor appointment tomorrow that I am by far in favor of due to the fact that screws with my entire day!

Marketing and Business Twitter accounts play by a total different ball game, baby! Believe me it’s like night and day!

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Product: Cutest Hello Kitty Mouse From Budget Gadgets Under $10

Using a laptop you may be familiar with the build in pointing device, known as a touchpad. Touchpad’s operate by allowing your finger to trace the path of the mouse, a right and left button will allow for options to be selected similar to a traditional computer mice -- only with convinced of taking up no space. Operation is functional by an internal sensor that picks up the slightest pad movement, by dragging ones finger down the side of the touchpad a scrolling simulation is activated on most new laptops. As a self professed chic technology geek, I absolutely abhor the built in touchpad pointing devices and simply I refuse to use a touchpad for my computerized functioning; the main one being that these pointing devices madden me with their out-of-control cursors and their impossible dragging options. A laptop mouse is a must have this chic technology geek and I am zealous with love for the “Cute Hello Kitty USB Option Scroll Wheel Mouse V2”, which I obtained from a store that many have never heard of prior; Budget Gadgets.

Immediate to the arrival of the package it was opened with a girly “
awe” due to the sweet appearance of Hello Kitty; any young-girl’s favorite. One I got over the initial aesthetic beauty and awe of a frugal product, without delay I attached the beloved pink USB to my professional work laptop where the product would obtain its fair share of points/clicks/and scrolls -- with this being new hardware the computer had to install the Hello Kitty mouse but under 30 seconds a connection was made. I am austerely impressed as this mouse has been by far the best mouse I have ever had in the grip of my hand; by no way am I “just saying that” either. At 2.43 ounces the mouse itself is very light weight which is a tech lover’s dream, for me, the light weight makes functioning 100% easier and quicker which will quickly be noticed within the first hour or so of use. It appears that the mouse is made from top-quality plastic material and the design can in no way be torn off or damaged due it being printed onto the mouse itself. My favorite function of this mouse is that all buttons and the scroll mouse are sensitive to my touch yielding right and left clicking with ease and speeding up process with my home business also. Girls, last but not least the “Cute Hello Kitty USB Option Scroll Wheel Mouse V2 glows alternating between a precious blue and a dark pink that is simply fabulous and in my opinion truly posh! This mouse from Budget Gadgets can be purchased for a frugal price $7.91 which makes this Hello Kitty mouse the cheapest quality elite laptop mouse on today’s technology market.

If you are unfamiliar with Budget Gadgets, they are a technology supplier located in
Shenzhen, China; directly purchasing items without the cost of an American based middle man will have you keeping much more money in your pocket. They officially begin retail and wholesale both in 2003 and boast an experienced team that’s first intention is to give the consumer the apex of personal satisfaction; buyers are held by them to be of grand importance which is why respect is given with quick shipping and frugal pricing. They offer five various payment options such as Visa and PayPal to name a mere two. Daily they obtain new products to add to their quite impressive website of prestigious offerings such as but not limited to; electronics, computers/networking, mobile phone/PDA, video gaming, sporting goods, automotive, home products and more of the tech you love as a geek.

Rating of the Product: 5 of 5 Stars
Rating of Budget Gadgets: 5 of 5 Stars
Likelihood of
Recommendation: Already have and will continue
  Satisfaction with
Service: 5 of 5 stars
Satisfaction with
Pricing: 5 of 5 stars

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Application: Keep Your Child Safe With My Mobile Watchdog

Sexting has quickly become a twenty-first century epidemic with our youth. Essentially sexting can be classified as the action of sending half-nude or fully nude photos of oneself via mobile means to others, these photos are later shared and even downloaded online -- no longer amongst friends but visual to the whole world. As police attempt to cease this stomach-wrenching act photos have been classified highly illegal, zoned as underage, and slapped with the label “child porn” due to the age of the subject -- in 73% of sexting photos the subject is under the legal age of eight-teen. Termed at that of a epidemic, one could possibility even use the term pandemic as adults are now becoming innocent victims of horrific pranks, these pranks send under-age nude photos to the adult’s mobile phones resulting in these adults to be accused of sex crimes against children and labeled accordingly as not much can be done in defense once photos are found. Within this century unless living under a rock we have all heard of sexting and also the laws now enforced to cease this alarming trend, laws vary by state; however many teens are being charged with possession of “child porn” and related sexual crimes. Technology has become the largest tool for today’s sexual predator and doubling as the latest toy for today’s savvy teenagers; children do not realize the dangers lurking behind the monitor and due to this they tend to make actions that put them at high risk to become “fresh meat” for today’s tech savvy pedophile. We must be active in our children’s life online, in each step; as parents and role models it is us that have the obligation to their safety.

To give a brief example, a 14-year-old New Jersey student got caught up in the latest fad posting nude photos of herself on MySpace. Her intention, she decried in court was to
tease her six-teen-year old boyfriend and done this with use of the privacy settings enacted. Privacy settings fail when other people that have access to the account save and share the photos (or personal information) publicly, teens never think of this. She was charged with posting pornographic photos of herself online while another young teenage body was put on trial for having sexting material on his mobile phone and was labeled as a sex offender -- having to register as well in his area. Today’s police are attempting to nip sexing in the bud, showing no mercy; yet this vitally unsafe epidemic is far to widespread for police to obtain nearly 1% of all users; this is why as parents and role models we have to step up and step in.

I believe it is a
travesty of parenting that sex and sexual explicit material seems to be growing far more in tolerance as parents get consumed in this “fast paced business social world” and fail to check on the actions of their children -- be it the internet or the mobile phone. Granted we cannot do it all but we must become properly educated on the best tools that are on the market to aid in our pre-teen and teenager’s safety. At the apex of charts My Mobile Watchdog a program that is installed by the parent or carrier that immediately alerts the parent when your child receives an unapproved electronic text, mail, message, or call. This is not spyware for your child’s phone, the child is alerted that this is installed, a variety of times throughout his/her mobile usage day; in this I believe this product is top rated as parents or role models do not spy underground but convey to their child of their concern which in return allows the child to know the mother/father/provider is true in his/her concern.

Equipped with a website that lets parents know the 411 on the actions that affect their child, from sexting to cyber-bullying and beyond, My Mobile Watchdog simply comes with
software for the youth’s mobile device and a website denoted of all activity for that child; parents have full control of this applications control and functionality. In example if you know your child’s best friends you may allow them without control but all disallowed activity gets alerted straight away with the actual text, photograph, or phone number -- all information directly import’s itself onto the parents website. My experience with the website, as we have this for my two lovely niece’s cell phones is that use is simple with color coded data for a simple glace; in example white shows as all allowed activity, pink is all unapproved mobile activity, and yellow marks highly suspicious activity. As a benefit, the website allows full reports to be printed and used for the police if need be, since My Mobile Watchdog is governmental approved police are alert to its function and take these reports without thinking that the parent is merely over-reacting. Highly recommended for all parents and used in my family, you will have added comfort that you are protecting your child without spying on that child.

Cost to Protect Your Child:
An affordable $9.95 per month protects 5 children -
exclusive through this website, also get the set up free wavered (a $25 value).

More Information on My Mobile Watchdog

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Product News: Apple's iPhone 4 To Be Sold at Walmart

Awesome news Wal-Mart shoppers, if you despise standing in long lines at your local AT&T, Apple Store, and Best Buy you should know that Apple’s new iPhone 4 will be available for purchase and servicing at Wal-Mart and other select retailers! This is such a technological dream for many and I am quite proud of Apple for increasing profitability simply by marketing the product better; this could be the apex for Apple iPhone 4 in fact.

On June 24, 2010, release day for iPhone 4,
Wal-Mart will join Best Buy and Radio Shack in carrying these innovative technological gadgets, the future is in your hands if you want to purchase; I would be lost without mine to be quite honest. This breaking news leads Apple in the right direction of relationship growth with other well known brand retailers specializing in mobile technology.

Remember pre-orders for the Apple iPhone 4 begin June 15, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tech: No More Of The Bland White Background From Google

Surprise, surprise the day has finally came that Google got rid of their drab white homepage design, releasing their customized backgrounds just today June 10, 2010. White backgrounds and the inability to customize was a technological fashion so out of date, Google realized this; perhaps maybe from a little push of Bing.

Account holders simply need to go to Google’s search engine homepage, a page we know far too well, and take a quick glance at the bottom left corner of the screen where you will newly notice a blue change your background image hyperlink. Google prompts each user to log on to access such new option so they can keep track of the success rate of this new feature, once signed in you can add your custom Picasa image or choose from editor picks and user shared photos; this data base will continuously grow so please do not fear if you find distaste in selections thus far -- remember you can add and also share your own Google background image!

Personally, it took me several various pre-downloaded options to choose that I would opt for a nice attentive black and white image from my own web file; my goal was to calm the vibrant colors of the sections Google has opted to put into place. I have no doubt that you will too change your mind a few times and Google also allows for this, each time you wish to try another Google will revert to the white background and prompt you for your choice.