Google Removes Six Music Blogs Without Warning

In an action the Twitterverse is calling #Musicblogocide2k10, Google removed several music blogs and all their archives from the Internet without warning the blog owners that it was about to happen. An article at PaidContent explains what the after-the-fact letter from Google to the blog owners' said. ...more

about what you can do with a self-hosted blog, too. Although I must admit, of the two blogs I ...more

76 Million Farmers and Counting: Do You Play FarmVille, Too?

What clucks, quacks, honks, moos and has over 76 million Americans per month completely captivated? If you haven't guessed FarmVille, you've been under a rock or possibly off the planet Earth over the past few months. ...more

Thanks Denise!  That always helps.



TechTarts Review: This Valentine’s Day, Give the Gift of Gourmet Goodies from Foodoro

heart SF not only because this city produces amazing advancements in technology but also because we have a very unique food and wine culture. San Franciscans are incredibly fortunate to be surrounded by brilliant tech innovators but we are even more fortunate to have such talented chefs, prominent restaurants and wonderful markets providing some of the best of the best in the culinary world. ...more

Carly Fiorina's Demon Sheep Ad: Best Video EVER or Much Ado About Mutton?

I'm not much of a political junkie, but I am all for silliness -- and the attack ad GOP senatorial prospect Carly Fiorina (who sometimes blogs at BlogHer) released last week raises the bar for silly. It's been dubbed "The Demon Sheep" and FCINO (standing for "Fiscal Conservative in Name Only" -- drubbing rival Tom Campbell's spending record). But who cares about economic policy when there are SHEEP? ...more

That's just a really bad add. But then if Boxer keeps doing what she's doing,Carly can just ...more

Blogger Changes Its FTP Rules

The announcement on the Blogger Buzz blog had the mild mannered title An Important Note to FTP Users. To the bloggers who use Blogger FTP for their blogs, the news was more of a bombshell. Some bloggers reacted like Helen Barrett from E-Portfolios for Learning in Blogger discontinuing FTP support. ...more

and of course, if you want to step into the deep water, you can consider Drupal. I would be ...more

Tips to doing online paid surveys

Here are a few tips to doing online paid surveys. Get a free email address to keep your survey emails separate. I usually make the email address have something to do with surveys. Having this email will help to stay on top of all the survey invitations you will receive. Make sure to always look in your bulk email folders as the survey invites sometimes end up there....more

Younger and Older -- Crossing Generations Builds Astonishing Friendships

I went to a birthday party honoring a serious transition -- a landmark, and even for a successful young mother with three kids, it had an impact.  So what did her sweet husband do?  He made her a present, with the help of his 5 year old son.  I don't want to violate their privacy with a description; just know that it was something that only someone who knew her well, and loved her, could have given her....more

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Address on Internet Freedom

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered a major address at the Newseum in Washington DC on January 21. She spoke in favor of uncensored access to the Internet and elaborated on the position the U.S. has taken regarding Internet freedom. ...more

"What Do You Mean, There's No $$ For College?"

Jane Adams Ph.D....more

Rebuilding Mobile Women's Health Clinics in Haiti

PROFAMIL Haiti has provided sexual and reproductive health services in Haiti since 1984. This organization is part of a 40 member organization network called International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR). The program in Haiti has three clinics, but the ones in Port-au-Prince, and Jacmel were completely destroyed by the earthquake as you can see by the photo below.  ...more