May 31, 2012

Reality Guide To Making Money Online



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Reality Guide To Making Money Online [Flowchart]

Posted: 30 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT

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We are constantly bombarded with get rich quick schemes that with just a few clicks of the mouse will make us a millionaire. Yeah, I think most of us, or so I hope, know that something like that is never going to make you rich, and it's quite the opposite really. If you think there is a quick way to get rich on the Internet then I suggest you think again. Actually, to get rich on the Internet requires not only skills but also dedication and a good idea. You will have to work towards the goals in your dreams and never give up. When the news that CNN was going to buy Mashable was released, many people started saying that Pete Cashmore became rich overnight.

For someone who hasn't done their homework correctly, it might appear that way. The real story is that Pete Cashmore worked 18 hour days and wrote 8-10 articles each day in the beginning of his venture. He pretty much kept that pace up for 7 years before hitting the news as an overnight millionaire with his social media news site. That is hardly getting rich overnight if you ask me. So what are the REAL ways you can make money online, and how do you get started?

Well, after trying to find some solid information on this subject, it was clear that what was needed was for me to find some information that actually portrays the real world online, and how other people have made their money before. What I found is definitely going to set you off in whatever direction you want to go. It's a flowchart created by Fast Company, and it is called, How To Make Money On The Internet.

The flowchart actually consists of several different paths depending on what you want to work with online. Then from that point, it branches out into several different areas where you can actually make money. All you have to do is to follow the lines of your interest and then get started. This is in no way a get rich quick scheme, it just outlines the ways you can really make money online, like for real.

My humble advice to anyone who wants to start a venture like this would be to make sure you always evolve your idea. Make mistakes, we all do. Always try to think outside the box, and don't listen to people who say it can't be done. There is always a way, you might just not have the knowledge to get there yet. Dedication, inspiration and of course a dream are really what you'll need to find your answer and the path to get to your goal. It's all in the mindset. If you can dream it, you can build it. It's just simple as that. Just because you have a great idea though, don't go thinking it will become a fast success like Pinterest or one of these mega sites for example. In 99.9% of the cases, it takes years to get to a point when you can actually reap the rewards of your hard work. Pete Cashmore is a great example of that.

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Via: [Fast Company]


Zombie Head Cookie Jar Makes You A Brain Eater

Posted: 30 May 2012 11:00 AM PDT

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There comes a time in everyone's life when picking someone's brain is the only thing you can do to learn something. Knowledge doesn't just get poured into your brain with the push of a button. As a geek, you can come up with a slew of different ways to research and learn new things, and it doesn't have to be that hard. But what is all that knowledge worth when the zombie apocalypse is closing in? As a zombie, you will become the ultimate vegetable, and all that awesomeness you've learned throughout your life will be downgraded to a vacant expression as your entire body tries to propel itself forward with each swing of your arms.

I am sure I am not the only one who sometimes wishes learning new things would be as easy as eating cookies from a jar, right? With each cookie, you could learn something new, and all you would have to do is just choose whatever it is you need to know. It turns out this is not as much of a science fiction idea as you might think it is. Well, it is, but not the picking cookies from a head part of it all. Are you finding yourself confused at the moment?

Not to worry, have a look at this thrilling Zombie Head Cookie Jar that will have you picking someone's brain in no time. It's one of those perfect jars to pull out if you have your grandmother over for a cup of tea, or if you just want to have your friends and family keep their hands off your cookies. Well, not really. This thing is probably like a cookie magnate. Just laying your eyes on this thing will have you become the cookie monster in no time. You will be able to get it off of Amazon for just $29.99. $30 for a a cookie jar might seem like a lot, but also know that you will be able to conceal "food" when the zombie apocalypse is upon us. It's a small price for survival me thinks.

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Take A Dip In The World's Largest & Deepest Swimming Pool

Posted: 30 May 2012 10:00 AM PDT

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Since I just learned how to swim a couple summers ago, I'm like a little kid when it comes to swimming pools. I love to see all the different designs, and there are definitely some creative ones out there once you start looking. For example, I recently wrote about this dumpster swimming pool, which is obviously a pool made from an old dumpster. Hey, don't knock it; I'd get in that thing. Then there was this collection of hotel balcony swimming pools, which blew my mind. I've never stayed at a hotel with a pool like any of those, but if I ever did, I'd be in the pool the whole time.

The swimming pool I'd like to show you today isn't spectacular because of its creative shape or design, it's just simply all about size. As a matter of fact, at first glance, you might even not realize this is a swimming pool. It kind of looks like it's part of the ocean.

This swimming pool is the world's largest swimming pool, and it's six times larger than the pool in the number two spot, so whoever designed this made sure it would hold the number one position for a while. It's 3,324 feet long (1,013 meters). It also holds the record for being the world's deepest pool since it's 115 feet deep in the deep end. It holds 66 million gallons of water. And, yes, those are boats you see navigating through it. Apparently the water is so clear that you can see all the way to the bottom, even in the deep end. If you would like to swim in this pool yourself, you can visit the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Chile. Dang, I'm sold, who wants to go with me?

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Via: [Amusing Planet]


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Disgusting GOP trick in #Wisconsin


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Tqnews, our best bet to beat Scott Walker next week is high voter turnout, and in cities like Madison, LaCrosse and Milwaukee, turnout is indeed huge.

Supporters of Scott Walker are responding with tactics that are clogging up phone lines at Tom Barrett's campaign headquarters:
The campaign headquarters of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was inundated Tuesday with outraged callers who received an anonymous text message accusing Barrett of being a "union puppet."

The message, which came from WI@obamasaliar.com, said this:

"Tom Barrett is a Union Puppet who will give Union Thugs everything they want. Call & ask why 414.271.8050."

That is the phone number for the main campaign office for Barrett, a Democrat running against Gov. Scott Walker in the June 5 recall election. For a short period Tuesday afternoon, the Barrett campaign number appeared to be out of service from the flood of calls.
It's sadly typical that Republicans are trying to mess with Democratic efforts to get out the vote, but it also shows they know high turnout means trouble for Scott Walker.

Please contribute $3 to Tom Barrett to make sure every Wisconsin Democrat can vote to recall Scott Walker.

Keep fighting,
Chris Bowers
Campaign Director, Daily Kos

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May 30, 2012

X-Men Characters As Disney Cartoons



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Instagram vs. The New York Times [Infographic]

Posted: 29 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT

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We often talk about how fast technology is evolving, and how that affects our daily lives in almost every way. However, I never thought about it all from this perspective before today. We all know that Mark Zuckerberg thought the value of Instagram was worth $1 billion dollars, and the decision that Facebook made to purchase the popular photo sharing site really raised a lot of questions about how we value companies today.

This infographic, called Instagram vs. The New York Times (created by the visual.ly team), really brings up a good point. Instagram was a 2-year-old startup with 12 employees at the time it was valued at a billion dollars.

On the same day that Facebook purchased Instagram, The New York Times, which is one of the most respected companies in the world and one that has been around for 161 years, was valued at 946 million dollars. How could The New York Times be valued at less than Instagram? Is it simply just that the market value and the perceived value are different? There is no question that some startups have become more valuable than big brands very quickly, but even the really, really big brands?

So the question I have is, how exactly are we valuing companies these days? Can a hot shot startup body slam a traditional big brand if it has enough influence in social media? Is that how it works now? Is it the social media aspect that is the key? Or, have we learned from the Facebook IPO (which is really too new to base anything on yet) that perhaps these companies are a little overvalued? Apparently in the eyes of investors, tech startups can be very valuable. What do you think of all this?

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Via: [visual.ly] Header Image: [Techcrunch]


X-Men Characters As Disney Cartoons

Posted: 29 May 2012 11:00 AM PDT

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Is it just me or is everything seemingly disneyfiable? It sometimes comes as a surprise when we see new and fresh mashups between Disney and lord knows what. The weird thing is that it actually still does surprise us. No matter what it is, we always raise our eyebrows when we see that something has been run through the legendary Disney filter. Maybe it is because Disney has been captivating us for as long as most of us can remember. Even when our televisions were just showing black and white, we were glued to the screen watching Disney. Well, not me personally, but the people who were kids back in that time of the world. Call it what you will, but to me it's all called retro.

When I stumbled over a title on an image that mentioned X-Men and Disney in the same sentence, I just had to see what it was. I mean, X-Men is one of those heavily successful movie series that we see gracing the silver screen every so often. The franchise might not be as big as the Avengers (then again, what franchise is, right?), but it certainly has some pull when its movie posters start popping up around our cities.

Talented deviantART user Matthew Humphreys has a skill that most people would give their right hand for. That skill is the ability to draw things that never were Disney into things that could have came out of the legendary studio. This is an amazing skillfully drawn poster featuring X-Men characters as Disney cartoons. It is just as weirdly awesome as it sounds, and I just had to slip it in as awesomesauce in today's batch of articles. How can you not love things like this, especially when they are based on two franchises that geeks just can't stay away from?

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Via: [Nerd Approved]


Death Star Grill Turns Your Barbecue Into A Star Wars Adventure

Posted: 29 May 2012 10:00 AM PDT

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My thoughts are never too far from a good barbecue with friends and family. Sure, it's not the most common of events since work has to come first, but when the summer is looming, I can't wait to relax for a few hours and just enjoy the company. For a dedicated person, it's anything but easy to let go of all the things you want to accomplish and do, and the moments that make life full of memories unfortunately come second hand. However, for a geek, throwing a barbecue is a whole endeavor. First off, you have to make sure that the tools you use are up to par with your lifestyle. It might sound easy as can be, but it's quite the opposite.

But don't fret, there are a few things that you can pick up in order to spice up that barbecue party you are about to throw. Just have a look at the awesome Death Star grill for example. It will ensure that your barbecue stays within geek territory and that Star Wars is never too far away. I assure you that a barbecue with this as the center piece can hardly can get any more memorable. When I searched for this badboy, I actually found a lesser detailed Death Star grill as well.

This primary Star Wars themed food preparation device is seemingly a one-off, so you might have to keep looking. That is, unless the owner of this thing feels like parting with it is a good idea. I doubt that will happen anytime soon though. It looks like it must have taken quite some time to put this thing together. Besides, summer is almost on top of us, and what could be better than throwing a party with this grill, right? So, maybe you have to settle for the less advanced one. I know, it sucks, but the second choice ain't too bad either. Well, actually it can't even compare to the advanced Death Star grill. So, I guess we're off sobbing in a corner somewhere.

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Via: [Walyou]


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