Monday, May 5, 2008

i'm not sure i get it

i've been seeing a lot about this twitter thing, but i'm not sure that i understand what/why/how. perhaps it's because i've got 3 IM's running every day, have my blog(s) and email(s), facebook, myspace, etc...that keep me in touch with everyone. do i really need another communication form? i see a lot of things going around as postings of twitter history, but is this really going to replace the things that i stay in touch with everyone with?

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

could this be our saving grace?

is it possible that the INTERNET could save the planet? with all this global warming talk, it's worth reading, at least. it's here

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

kids will be kids. but can they afford to be?

recently, there have been a slew of school districts that have searched and found pictures of their star scholars and athletes drinking underage. many of these sources have been facebook and myspace. these kids - high schoolers - have been suspended or kicked off the team or out of the school organizations

i'm posing this question:
how far is too far in terms of schools, and employers searching into your personal life? is it really fair game if it's posted on a personal site?

Friday, January 4, 2008

Free Stuff is always good!!

check this out. found it blog-surfing today!


This is Connie from Yugma. On behalf of Yugma with our One Year Anniversary, I would like to thank you for mentioning us on your site and helping us to spread the word about our product. The blogging community had had an integral part in making Yugma one of the fastest growing real-time web collaborations services in 2007 with over 100,000 users to date.

To express our thanks, we’re donating/sponsoring Yearly Premium Yugma accounts (valued at $99.50) to bloggers who simply ask. To learn more about this program and how to get your sponsored Yugma account, check out the details on the Yugma blog – linked below.

Please be sure to check this out soon! The window to request your account through the Yugma Blogger Program will be through the end of January, 2008.

With Greatest Appreciation,

Connie and the rest of the Yugma Team

PS: Be sure to stay tuned! Yugma is set to release new features and improved performance in the next few weeks and months. To keep informed of all the happenings, check out under the news and blog.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

do potential customers really not matter?

i called microsoft to get some clarification on specific products that they offered. the lady i spoke with was very nice and helpful. she was bias (as i expected) but turned me off a bit when i asked how she compared to the competition and she started cutting other services down (by name). none the less, i asked her for her contact info as i usually have more questions as soon as i hang up the phone. she took my info and told me that she'd email me her info. it has been at least 3 weeks and i have yet to receive that email.

so, a week ago, i emailed the tech support line hoping someone would get back to me..... figuring potential sales would spark some action to respond. response yet. i wonder if i will ever get an email from them... i won't hold my breath.

Monday, December 10, 2007

saving time and money - because time is money

I've been using a pretty nifty tool lately. I was introduced to it a few months back by a customer and have been very happy with it ever since. It is called Yugma and has been saving me much time. I work in the customer service part of my company and have been having much more efficient contact with my customers - actually being able to SEE WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT.

The sales team immediately picked up on this service too and have been demoing our product through Yugma as well. Shortly after we started using Yugma, the partnered with Skype and not long after that, they came out with a web-viewer option. Because they are cross platform, we're able to use Yugma with any and everyone.

If you are searching for a web collaboration tool to do desktop sharing or a tool to preform remote support - Yugma is your key. And with their prices about 75% cheaper than the big guys, your accounting department may grant you a gold star for this great find!

Friday, November 30, 2007


does anyone know where i can search for best sites in a particular industry... blogs or just regular news sites that are geared toward a specific group of users/searchers?