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black friday

Right around the end of November, with generally a month to go until the holidays, consumers are ready to start buying their Christmas or Haunakah gifts. Fortunately for them, one particular 24-hour period seems to be the day where all the great deals are found. That day, the day after Thanksgiving, is what retailers like to call Black Friday. Black ... Read More »

health

The word health has many connotations and uses in everyday life. The primary definition according to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary is "the condition of being sound in body, mind, or spirit; especially: freedom from physical disease or pain … the general condition of the body." On the Internet, users searching for the term health are usually seeking basic medical advice, but also ... Read More »

Virtual Earth

Microsoft's Virtual Earth is an integral part of the company's offerings of mapping software to the Internet public, including the basic building block powering Live Search Maps. According to Virtual Earth's official site, their platform offers a variety of features. These features include "customizable imagery available on mobile devices and on the desktop, "broader international mapping capabilities, including localized maps ... Read More »

craigslist

Craigslist made its debut on the Internet in 1995 as a mailing list announcing local events in the Bay Area which were targeted to people in the blossoming technology industry in Silicon Valley. Little did founder Craig Newmark know how big the idea would eventually become. In just over a decade, Craigslist, a non-profit organization, has expanded into one of ... Read More »

videos

The term videos can mean many things to different users, but in the case of the Internet, this usually means that people are always looking for the hottest viral videos around. Videos that rapidly gain viewers worldwide, also known as Viral Videos, tend to do so slowly, but once they get just a little attention, they seem to be everywhere ... Read More »

John McCain

John McCain was born on August 29th, 1936 on the Coco Solo Naval Air Station in the Panama Canal Zone of Panama. He was born into a Naval family and continued that tradition when he joined the Navy in 1954 and served for almost three decades. During his time, he was captured and held by his captors as a POW ... Read More »

blogs

What exactly are blogs? Blogs, shorthand for "web logs," are defined by the folks at Wikipedia as web sites which are "usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain ... Read More »

technorati ping

The main way to ensure that a blogger's blog makes into Technorati's index, thereby increasing traffic to the site, is to make sure to use Technorati's Ping service. Utilizing Technorati Ping is very simple. There are several ways to go through the process, dependent on how involved a blogger wants to be in making sure their blog is in Technorati. ... Read More »

hair loss

Hair loss also commonly known as baldness, is defined by the Mayo Clinic as "excessive hair loss from your scalp and can be the result of heredity, certain medications or an underlying medical condition. Anyone — men, women and children — can experience hair loss." While there isn't a surefire cure for hair loss, people who suffer from baldness can ... Read More »

Windows Live

In late 2005, Microsoft released dozens of services for its users under one name, Windows Live. With this overriding name in place, Microsoft has been able to first re-brand older services to fit inside the Windows Live umbrella, then develop other products which integrate easily with the new and old services provided by the multimedia giant. Some of the products ... Read More »