Archive for April, 2007

PhotoBucket Stands up to MySpace

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

Wow, Photobucket has 40 million users that send links back to its site from 300,000 sites including MySpace. I didn’t even know that these two huge web companies were fighting and it is already over.

The fight started after Photobucket launched video hosting and MySpace blocked its users from embedding photobucket video. It ended,… well apparently it just ended. Some kind of deal maybe?

I am so out of the loop, I have a photobucket account and I didn’t know that they have video. I will have to check it out.

Scams are Scammy

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

I spend part of every day going through dozens, sometimes hundreds of postings for telecommuting jobs and seperating the good from the bad. Some jobs are eliminated not because they are scams, but simply because they are not WAH jobs. Many of the postings are painfully obvious scams. I don’t get too bent out of shape about them, they just take three to five seconds out of my life.

There are scams that have been masterfully worded. It bothers me that someone with the people skills and the literary talent of these scammers can’t be satisfied with some gainful employment that doesn’t hurt anybody. Some of these I only know about because of WOM from victims. And once the scammers get word of the bad word of mouth…they change their company name. Luckily for me, they are usually too lazy to rewrite the masterful ad copy. Recognizing this unfortunately takes more than three seconds.

Now that I have vented a bit about this topic, let’s all laugh at these scammers that got scammed themselves.

Is this Blog any Good?

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

I am so accustomed to ignoring banners that sometimes I miss content when it is in a box at the top of a page. I guess the sentence that I just now noticed is an ad of sorts but I am going to use it as content. Matt is quoted in the top right-hand corner of my Technorati page as saying the following:

“71 million blogs…
some of them have
to be good”

I don’t know Matt. I don’t know math either. How many blogs can this one be worse than and still be in the 98th percentile?