Yesterday two features were added to Blogger in draft: Polls and enclosure links.As you all know the polls page element lets you add a poll to your blog's side bar. You pick the questions and answers you want, and then your audience vote.Enclosure links allows you to turn your blog to a podcast and just in case you have audio and video files uploaded on the web, you can link to it. With this your audience can subscrbe to your contents and download it. You can watch and read about this widgets that are in the works.
How many times ha ve you ever waited to completly dry your hands in a public restroom. I must tell I hardly wait because I think it takes to much of my time. Most of the time I usually dry my hand using a paper towel or my skirts. Crazy huh?
Well here is what I found at Cnet tv, A review of the Dyson Airblade which was unveiled in a movie theater atTimes Square and guess what, the stuff is so fantastic, your hands can actually get dry in no time.
I think you should see it for yourself just take a look and see how it works, also meet the man behind the product.
In protest to the royalty rate increase by the Copyright Royalty Rate Board, thousands of webcasters will go silent and cut off the music on June 26. It is reported that some of the participants of this protest includes Yahoo, Rhapsody, MTV Online and Live 365. Jake Ward, SaveNetRadio coalition spokesperson, stated that this arbitrary and drastic rate increases set by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) threatens the very livelihood of thousands of webcasters and their millions of listeners throughout the country. He also mentioned that the campaign to save Internet radio — a movement which comprises of thousands of webcasters, artists and independent labels, and Net radio listeners — has brought this issue to the national forefront and said that there is still more to be done before the approaching deadline of July 15 (tagged "A day when internet radio dies.").
You can read a more detailed report of this news on SaveNetRadio
Have you ever thought that you could loose your blog at any time or something could go wrong and you loose all your posts all at once. Well, I've thought about it a couple of times but most of the time I bypass the thought. But here is something I bummmed into today "Blog Backup Day." Its an unfficial day that just allows you to create the habit of backing up your blog on the 13th of every month. i think its really a nice idea it kind of makes you organised. Though its not mandatory that you must backup on the 13th you can set up your own schedule of backing up your blog. The whole essence of this is to start the habit by setting a definite schedule and frequency. I think the next question I need to answer is how to I back up my post? You can get all that on this site Blogger design.
I was listening to a podcast from Cnet's daily podcast, Buzz Out Loud, where I heard eBay had pulled out their ads from Google’s US Adwords network. This was quite a suprise, knowing that eBay was one of Google's largest paying search advitisers and I wondered how this break in partnership would affect Google. But thank goodness eBay is back after pulling out their ads for 10 days.
901am reports that following the pullout, eBay increased their spending on alternative advertising, primarily on Google’s rivals Yahoo Inc, Ask.com, and MSN. And now, even as they resume their advertising on Google Adwords, eBay claims that they don’t need to spend as much on the search giant’s platform as they have proven that their traffic is not entirely dependent on their paid listing. “Other partners, Yahoo and AOL and MSN, really stepped up and provided a lot of value,” eBay spokesperson Hani Durzy said. “And natural search continues to drive a lot of valuable traffic to the site.” “Over the last seven years, we have worked closely with eBay to drive customers to their site and build value for their business and the business of their sellers,” Google spokesman Brandon McCormick wrote in an e-mail. “We look forward to a continued partnership.”
Here is a new free online social community that has been lunched specifically for neighbours. Sway, Inc. today launched its new online community, Neighborhood Crossing, a free online social community specifically for neighborhoods. Neighborhood Crossing lunched by Sway,Inc provides a safe online community allowing people to do everything from starting a playgroup or scheduling a get together. This site also has some interesting features such as allowing users to create their own blogs, upload photos, post classified ads, list items available for sharing and participate in online discussion forms. You can follow this link below to read opinions brought up by users of Neighbhood Crossing.