Monday, June 18, 2007

Hopeless Romantic, or Hopeful one?

" is running a campaign in exchange for a free mini-review to become the #1 ranking “Hopeless Romantic” site on google."

I have to wonder about this man, as he is going so far as to offer the best date idea a $50 gift certificate for my fav of fav restaurant, Ruth's Chris. We have 2 in Honolulu-one newly opened, that I haven't gotten to try as yet. Can a married woman with a kid possibly come up with an idea romantic enough to win???

I have to congratulate the hopeful romantic.

I wonder if this works....

Tonight I read about this viral marketing trend for bloggers. It claims that using the following greatly increased the blogger's page rank. I don't know if its true, but, I am willing to give it a try, and I hope you will, too.

Details are:
—-—copy and paste the Viralink and instructions below this line—---——

"Below is a matrix of 120 stars, I have already added a link to my blog onto one of the stars, all you need to do is copy and paste the grid into your blog and add your own link to one of the other spare stars, and tell others to do the same!








New Addition: When I receive a ping back once you have added the Viralink to your site I will add your link to this grid, and each person who copies the grid from here will also link to your site!"


No Porn Sites

Only 1 link per person (i.e don’t hog the viralink!)

Please don’t tamper with other peoples url’s


New Gadget, Same Old Complaints

On June 17th, the NY Times reported that users are suffering from over-featuring and can't understand how to use all the features available. The article, by James S. Granelli, Times staff writer states,

"That new Apple iPhone and its nifty features look tantalizing. Lots of other cellphones also are loaded with plenty of doodads. But do you really use them?

Probably not, a recent study suggests. Chalk it up to function fatigue.

Customers worldwide are frustrated with increasingly complex handsets, poorly written manuals, inadequate explanations by salespeople and rising service costs, according to a February survey by a unit of the Chief Marketing Officers Council. Many of the cameras, keyboards, music players and other features in cellphones go unused."

Yes, as gadgets have more things to offer us, we have higher learning curves, its true. But is this that different than what went before? I guess the editors at the Times all have parents who understood how to program their VCR?
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Just because you are famous, doesn't mean you have good taste!

Wow. Painter Julian Schnabel unveils the new paint on his NYC home. Get out those shades, everyone! Read the full story here.

Photo by Toni Dalton, The Villager, Volume 77, Number 2 | June 13 - 19, 2007