Tuesday, September 04, 2012

matching students with scholarships

The kids are starting school and for a lot of youth it is their final year.
What are they going to do next? For some its College or University others Apprenticeships or careers.

College and/or University life can be expensive. There is tuition, food, entertainment, books.
This website shares tips as well as matches high school graduates with scholarships and other awards that they may be eligible for to assist them with the expenses of school.

Be sure to check out http://www.studentawardsinc.com/ and register. Pass it on to your friends as well they will love you for it.

If you have any social media sites or social networks you would like to share please email me at chrisw_88@hotmail.com and I will review the site and post information on it here.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

LinkedIn Enhanced Security Measures?

I logged into linkedin this morning and saw the security banner:

To change your password and take advantage of our enhanced security measures, click here.

I clicked on the link and it prompts for the email address. I enter email address click on the button.
It then tells me it emailed me and prompts to click the button to check my email. This takes me to hotmail but no email arrived. Even checked my Junk Mail. Is this enhanced security measure working? Are too many people clicking it that the email server is not keeping up?

I hope its the latter that would show the amount of people concerned about their security. I look forward to comments.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Did LinkedIn Get Hacked? Either way I recommend you change your password

Regardless of whether they got hacked or not. It is always a best practice to change
your password often on sites where you are sharing information.

Business Insider - LinkedIn Hacked

So either way, whether there was a hack or not I suggest you change your password for LinkedIn like I did.

Update: LinkedIn Did get hacked and they are suggesting steps to protect yourself.
Checkout the LinkedIn Blog for details.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Is the next big wave at the door? From the recent buying spree I am thinking it is.

Here is a list of some buys or rumors of buys over the past couple days:

Salesforce buys Buddy Media

Google Buys QuickOffice

Google is buying Meebo

Oracle buys Collective Intellect

Oracle recently also purchased Virtue

Not long ago LinkedIn bought slideshare

Facebook bought Instagram

Something major is happening in Social/Digital Media and the major players are preparing. What is going on? If anyone has any insight into the next big thing please comment on this post.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Talk about paying it forward. Look what Reid Hoffman is doing now.

Reid you are amazing.  This is the ultimate in pay it forward.  Helping out those who may never get a loan from
a financial institution even though its a small loan in some cases as little as $25.

The amount gained from the investment may not be seen as big in financial eyes but the idea that you helped someone and paid it forward, the benefits are amazing.  Please check out his new venture and take part.
I am sure you will be amazed with the results.


Reid again you are an amazing person.  This is a much needed project.

Monday, February 06, 2012

History in the Making: Airing on Netflix first

Today is a day we will remember in history as the second time a show (Lilyhammer) has aired on the web before airing on tv.  The first being How to Make Love To My Wife on Slice.ca before Slice TV.

Let's keep this coming and force the new era of not being tied to cable but remember it was David Cockton, Pary Bell and the entire Digital Media team at Alliance Atlantis that were the pioneers of proper implementation of web based video programming and the 10 second pre-roll (Rob Fullerton).  Take a look at the original ground breaker: How to Make Love To My Wife on Slice.ca there is a lot of interactive content available to go with it.

I look forward to watching the complete series of Lilyhammer tonight (8 episodes) on Netflix as well, I look forward to feedback on your watching experience.

Friday, January 20, 2012

SOPA, PIPA, Megavideo and Exhuming McCarthy

REM were definitly ahead of their time. The looked at the history and
saw the future. They see the future coming its all about the Pharisees.
To the letter of the law provided the law suits them.

You're beautiful more beautiful than me
You're honorable more honorable than me
Loyal to the Bank of America
Take a look at why Megavideo got shut down and not one of the other similar sites.
The difference, money,  Megavideo had paid membership and the 72 minute limit.

Its all about money, internet providers complained about YouTube being a drain on the internet
but then governement found it could use it for law enforcement and agreed to scan content and gave special sections to the large players in the movie and tv industry.  Free marketing spaces and voila no more complaints about bandwidth. 
Vested interest united ties, landed gentry rationalize
Look who bought the myth, by jingo, buy America
Its all about what is best for the CIA and FBI.  If you don't do what they say you are a Pirate and they
can shut you down.  Does ebay or amazon scan its site for knock off goods?  How many knock off UGGS can you find?  Maybe they will be next, but ebay makes a lot of money and pays a lot of taxes.  Guess that is why they are allowed.

Exhuming McCarthy
(Meet me at the book burning)
Exhuming McCarthy
(Meet me at the book burning)

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