Ebates.com, the website, is now available as an app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It offers rebates from over 1600 stores and opens up with the “hot deals” of the day. If you wish, your phone or iPod will alert you when a good deal comes in from your favorite store.
The web site Visual.ly/100-Years-Change compares 1913 to 2013 in fashion, sports, tech, population, and every day life. Average annual income was $800 then; now it’s $26,000. Population was 97 million, versus 312 million currently. Two percent had a bachelor’s degree back then, now t’s 28 percent. (Practically every cashier at our local supermarket has a bachelor’s degree.) A big problem with the numbers for prices and incomes is that they are not adjusted for inflation. Another site, MeasuringWorth.com, deals with this problem and tries to establish a comparison using inflation, though some comparisons can’t be adjusted that way because of changes in manufacturing and transportation. One approach is looking at purchasing power measured against the consumer price index. Using that […]
There are dozens of ways to build your own website these days, but some are easier than others. The good news is you don’t have to learn HTML or coding of any kind, to produce a great site. And most of your choices are free. The first question to ask is would you rather work on or off-line? Online is great for collaborative sites. Your contributors won’t have to own special software to edit the site and add material. Just give them the password and they can get on. On the road, you can work from any computer. We’ve created several sites using Yola.com, and we think they look great. With drag and drop, you can add social networking, storefronts, […]
GetHuman.com provides company numbers that connect you to an actual human, more or less, instead of voice-mail hell. It worked pretty well when we called to complain about Popular Science delivery, but the person who answered seemed really annoyed.
Joy’s club was looking for someone to take over their online newsletter. And the person had to be expert in QuarkXpress or Adobe’s InDesign, they said. Why? Because that’s what the last newsletter editor used! This is a classic case of overkill. A newsletter is a simple thing to create and edit; there’s even a template for it in Microsoft Word. So what the last editor did – or perhaps the editor before her — was use an $800 program (QuarkXpress) or $700 for the other one, to kill a fly.