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The Worlds Hardest Riddle

Wednesday June 25, 2008

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I turn polar bears white
and I will make you cry.
I make guys have to pee
and girls comb their hair.
I make celebrities look stupid
and normal people look like celebrities.
I turn pancakes brown
and make your champagne bubble.
If you squeeze me, I’ll pop.
If you look at me, you’ll pop.
Can you guess the riddle?

97% of Harvard graduates could not figure the riddle out, but 84% of kindergarten students could. And they did it in 6 minutes or less!

Are you as smart as a Kindergartener? (no fair using Google!)

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Help Set a Guinness World Record and Enjoy a Safer Internet! Sounds like a good deal to me, Get Firefox 3 TODAY! FF3 Download Day join in to set the record for most software downloads in 24 hours. That is all there is to it. We are not asking you to eat a bug or to balance a desk on your face, not that we would not want to see you try…


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Wouldn’t you like to know if someone you have friended on your favorite social network was in your neighborhood? Say to hook up with like minded sports fanatics, or nerds? There is just such a service and it is called BrightKite, a “Location Based Social Network” and it is in invite only beta. If you would like a BrightKite invite reply to this post and we will make sure you get one. With BrightKite you can post your location to predetermined place marks, or send your location via sms. Once you login to a placemark you can email in photos of your location that others who are on your friends list can check out the seats you had at the game, or the sushi you are about to eat for dinner.

And it works great on my iPhone.

Got BrightKite?

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I participated in a Google Analytics webinar recently and I thought a recap refresher would be helpful- just the basics.

Google Analytics is a tool that shows its users how people found your web site, simply put. Moreover, Analytics details how your site was explored and how to improve the visitor experience so that ROI, conversions and money made can be increased.

In short, this is done by defining ‘goals’ and utilizing ‘filters’ that help manipulate data to be most useful. Additionally, Analytics uses ‘funnels’ to determine where and how you are losing the customers lost.

This free program includes differentiation of traffic sources, namely organic vs. paid. With the use of destination URL’s, one can also track and report non-Google campaigns as well, i.e. Yahoo and MSN.

There are expansive reports that expand the idea of how your site was explored, like how they found you, from where geogrphically, and from where on the net.

The idea of one place to track and discern all of this information is ideal, and according to Google the coding is not difficult, but each page of your site must be manipulated.

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The social net is fragmenting at an amazing rate. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to post to all of your favorite sites thru one location? So all of your friends who prefer to be logged into Bebo, Blogger, BrightKite, Facebook, hi5, Jaiku, LinkedIn, LiveJournal, Mashable, MySpace, Plaxo Pulse, Plurk, Pownce, Tumblr, Twitter, Xanga, can stay in touch without having to track you down on your favorite social site of the moment. (Plurk! -DRM)

Posting Agnosticism, Say it, Ping.FM.

Comment on this post and we will make sure you get a beta invite code.

Got Ping.FM?

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Watch Steve Jobs unveil the new iPhone 3G, Apple’s new App Store, MobileMe, and more in the 2008 Worldwide Developers Conference keynote address from San Francisco’s Moscone West.

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Verb. plurk – To chronicle the events of your always on, action-packed, storybook, semi-charmed kinda life…

Microblogging is where it is at today, and with all of Twitter’s recent downtime many of the Internets crash test dummy’s, (like yours truly,) have jumped on the Plurk bandwagon, and here is why,

1) It has a time line, and inline reply’s to your “Plurks
2) It’s up.
3) You can put your friends in groups.
4) It’s up.
5) I has “Karma”
6) It’s up.
7) The Mobile version is boss!
8) Did I mention it was up?

Got Plurk?

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Summer is the time to get out and about and see this great country of ours, Check out this short video on how to plan your trip using Google Maps. Here is hoping that gas stays under $8.00 a gallon… Then again there is always the train.

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New From Google, Google Health,

This service will let you store and manage all of your health information in one central place at Google. And it’s completely free. All you need to get started is a Google username and password.

Google believes that you own your medical records and you should have easy access to them. The way they see it, it’s your information; why shouldn’t you control it?

* Keep your doctors up-to-date
* Stop filling out the same paperwork every time you see a new doctor
* Avoid getting the same lab tests done over and over again because your doctor cannot get copies of your latest results
* Don’t lose your medical records because of a move, change in jobs or health insurance

Using Google Health, you manage your health information – not your health insurance plan or your employer. You can access your information anywhere, at any time.

Click Here for the Google Health Tour,

So would you put all of your medical info in Google’s hands?

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With the price of gasoline now over $4.00 a gal are you looking at these Water for Gas solutions? Fact or Fantasy?

Are you using Water for Fuel?