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Friday, August 3, 2012

Do You Know You're Online Profile?

Have you ever searched online for yourself, your real name, email, phone number or even the screen name you often use?  Have you ever considered how much information someone can actually fine about you, where you live, your hobbies, jobs and even family?

It can be scary (and useful) knowing the information is out there. Of course, it always has been through things like the white pages, but now it is compiled, just through a website search. The search I used was http://pipl.com, although there are other data compilers out there.  I did a search for my name and found a newsgroup post from back in 1997! It is amazing (and a little intimidating) when you consider what can be combined to make an profile of an individual.

Now it might seem like a completely negative thing but consider the benefit if you wanted to do a background type check on someone you were dating or hiring, for example. Or try and track down a loved one.  It could eliminate a lot of heartache.

Bottom line is that if you are online and even if you aren't, your information is more public than you probably ever expected. Once it is posted, your presence most likely will be there forever through archive.org or other cached locations. ☺




Thursday, August 2, 2012

Moo Gives Away Free Facebook Timeline Business Cards

Read the article here at Moo Gives Away Free Facebook Timeline Business Cards

... incorporate elements of the new profile into customized business cards with the help of Moo.com, which is giving away a free set of 50 to the first 200,000 people who sign up.

The business design-services provider announced the integration of timeline into its customized printed business cards offering, allowing Facebook users to add images from their profiles to the cards, along with elements such as favorite quotes or sayings.

Moo.com Founder and Chief Executive Officer Richard Moross said:

It’s clear that consumer habits of sharing business and personal information are evolving, and the lines between online social networking and offline business networking are not just blurring, but vanishing.
This integration places Moo.com and Facebook at the leading edge of this new trend: seamlessly turning your dynamic online presence into a beautifully designed, high-quality offline “social” business card. We’re very excited about this new and unique way to share your contact details, and other profile information, with friends in the real world.


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Simplified Package Tracking Online

 You should like this little hint.  Got a package to track? Don't search for the transportation company website, find the tracking field or page and then wait for the results... go the simple route and check with the simple and helpful tool, Google.  Just type the tracking number into the Google search and pop.. it leads you to the correct tracking information. Gotta love Google. ☺

 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Google for Trip planning?

  • Flight Tracking

    To see flight status for arriving and departing U.S. flights, type in the name of the airline and the flight number into the search box.
    Example:
  • Flight Schedules

    To see flight schedules to or from a particular destination, type “flights from” or “flights to” followed by the city or airport of interest. You can also add another location with “to” or “from” and view the schedule for a specific route.

    Flight schedule data is provided by OAG and QuickTrip by Innovata.
    Example:
  • Currency Conversion

    To use our built-in currency converter, simply enter the conversion you’d like done into the Google search box and we’ll provide your answer directly on the results page.
    Example:
    Source: http://www.google.com/help/features.html

Monday, July 30, 2012

Android Phone Tech: Best Apps


If you have an Android phone (not an iPhone or Blackberry) there are some great widgets out there that are good looking, helpful and inexpensive. PC World shares 15 of the coolest and most useful widgets for all sorts of uses. And all but three of them are free. Take that, Apple! ☺