Twitter: The Dark Side

Many people dream of becoming popular or famous, and Twitter provides an outlet to make this possible. Most Twitter users try the standard way to get popular and gain followers: constantly tweet funny quotes or comments, discuss breaking events, or disclose information that many people want.However, some Twitter users look for unusual ways to make themselves appear more desirable and become popular faster. One of these ways is buying Twitter followers, which right or wrong, is a significantly growing trend.A study from Barracudalabs ran in May 2012 identifies 3 categories:...more

5 Smart and Safe eBay Shopper Tips

Shopping is for people with time and money. When I am a consumer, it’s because I need something, and not necessarily the biggest or the best something. I need something practical, safe, and smart. eBay allows consumers to search for exactly what they need, and can be a great place to find hard-to-get items....more

My Most Popular Blog Post So Far

Way back when... when I still had a Myspace account that I checked daily, I typed up the following note.  When I decided that I wanted to blog, I moved all my notes from Myspace to my blog at  Now I am addicted to checking my stats.  I am so excited that people from all sorts of places are actually reading what I am sporadically writing.  Sometimes I am not sure why... and then I worry that I am disappointing......more
You are so cool. I totally just found out about this comment. I didn't know comment could be ...more

Online Scams....Please be Aware

First and foremost...I am not saying Ebay or Craigslistis the scam....I deal with them. I'm saying people thatare buying ar ewhat I want you to be aware of. I put anad to sell a laptop on Craigslist. Below, is her answer.It is a scam. I know for a fact, because the first timeI ever heard of this, was a real situation with a friendof mine. They sent him a check, asked him to take the item off of Craigslist and consider it sold....more
This is not, by far, the first time I have received this kind of letter. Anything "high price" ...more

Etsy or eBay?

Let's say you've been invited to a summer wedding and would like to buy a dress on the internet ...perhaps you don't have time to shop around in the mall or would like something with a different vibe. Etsy and eBay are terrific places to get a dress! What's the difference?...more

I love Etsy for handbags and jewelry. But I have never bought a dress. However, the first three ...more

Can Women Have It All?

A few weeks ago, I read a thought provoking Harvard Business Review blog by Sylvia Ann Hewlett of the Center for Work-Life Policy....more

The Great Sellout: Legal Tips for Using eBay, Craigslist and Amazon to Sell Goods

Hyper-Consumerism The words, "We're having a baby" are basically synonymous with "We're about to become hyper consumers." If you have childre...more

Using the Internet to Teach Our Kids Consequences

Being heralded as the "most heartbreaking eBay listing you'll see today," a parent decided to list her sons' Beyblades after battles in the bathtub ruined the enamel, "took out a chunk" and broke the soap dish. It seems that the issue people are having is that the listing is accompanied by a super-sad picture of the boys. The question being asked now is: Did the parent take it too far? ...more

Yeah, I'm not a parent so take what I say with a grain of salt, but my heart is not really ...more