Thursday, December 13, 2012

Facebook Doesn’t Want Your Vote on Privacy

There’s been a lot of controvery lately about the changes Facebook is making to its privacy and governance policies, in case, the fact that the social network has decided to end the practice of allowing users to vote on the changes it makes.
Since 2009 Facebook has allowed its users to cast a vote regarding the changes Facebook makes eversince they recieved a large amount of complaints due to changes of the userface. Facebook has had three more votes since 2009. The last vote had a response of 700,000 people. This may seem like a lot but it only accounts for 1/10 of 1% of all FB users. Facebooks sees this lack of response as grounds to terminate the option of allowing its users to help in the decision making process. They have in policy that they will swing in users opinion if a vote results in a 30% response.Facebook Vote

Do you think Facebook should allow its users to cast such votes? By elimanating the vote, what will this do to the publics outlook on FB? Have you ever seen an option to make a vote?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Casey Anthony

On Sunday an Orange County Sheriff announced that they have missed an piece of potential evidence that someone in her home used the internet Mozilla Firefox browser for “fool-proof” suffocation methods on the day the two-year-old, Caylee, was last alive.  The person who made the query misspelled suffocation, entering the term “fool-proof suffication” instead of “suffocation,” and subsequently clicked on an article relating to suicide, which discussed methods such as taking poison and putting a bag over one’s head.

Do you think that there should be a retrial to her case or the sheriff should have done their job better?

Cyber Week
Internet sales jumped 30.3 percent on Cyber Monday, making it the biggest online shopping day ever, according to IBM. Besides the 30.3 percent increase from Cyber Monday of 2011, total online sales were up more than 36 percent from this year's Black Friday. This is just the beginning because some of the larger companies are starting the very first cyber week including Walmart and Best Buy. After the major sales that went down on black Friday and cyber Monday that had sales of more than a billion dollars in sales do we really need a full week to buy more?With our country going through a depression should we be buying things that we really don't need?

A UPS delivery man unloads boxes from a truck in New York November 26, 2012. Cyber Monday's online sales got off to a brisk start, sending e-commerce retailers' shares higher and suggesting strong growth from earlier in the holiday shopping season would continue through December. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Presidential Voting
by: Samuel Graham

Many of the electronic voting polls on the east coast are still not operational because of hurricane sandy. This has caused many places on the east coast to use older voting systems which in the past has caused some disagreement on how accurate the final results are. It seems like the last two elections there has been some problems with the election process and I felt pretty good about the electronic voting system they have in place this year but in those east coast wont be able to use these systems. Do you like the idea of using out of date voting systems or should they allow people on the east coast a few more days to vote?

All eyes turn to the swing states, including Ohio, where voters line up at the polls in Newark. (Matt Sullivan/Reuters)

Thursday, November 1, 2012


As the NBA season starts to begin many teams have upgraded from the season before and some have even lost key players.  One team that has gotten much better was the Lakers who acquired the most dominant center in the game right now in Dwight Howard. And one team i think that might have hurt their stock was the Oklahoma City Thunder when they let James Harden go.  Also the Miami Heat have gotten a little better with the adding for Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis. For the 2012-2013 season who do you think the team to beat would be?  also don't forget about the Bulls, Spurs, Mavericks, Celtics, and Clippers.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Samuel Graham
Sandy's affect on economy

With the arrival of Sandy on the east coast their is more damage being done to the United States that goes beyond the physical and financial damage. Sandy has actually shutdown Wall Street. A storm hasn't shutdowm Wall Street since 1985. 

It has also Threatened 20 billion dollars in economic damages. The main economic damages are going to come from 7 to 8 billion just from the insurance stand point. This could put the proverbial nail in the coffin when talking about the economy. 

Do you think that sandy will hurt our economy to the point that it will not be able to rebound from it?

Japanese to Buy out Sprint

In a matter of months, the third largest wireless carrier in the United States could go from Sprint Nextel Corp., the hometown giant to Sprint, the subsidiary. The Japanese company, SoftBank, plans to close the gap between the worlds most powerful telecommunication companies with a deal valued at $20.1 billion.

The deal involves the sale of 70% of Sprint's stock to SoftBank, as well as SoftBank contributing a capital investment of $8 billion cash. With this money Sprint will now have the cash to jump on opportunities and make internal and external investments to grow.

Softbank still plans to keep Sprint's headquarters, currently located in Overland Park, put. Buy-Out

Analyst say that Sprint stock is still priced at a discount. Would you be willing to break open the piggy bank and jump in on this opportunity to buy into the company?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

2012 Bears

With a win last nite on Monday Night Football the Chicago Bears have moved into first place in the NFC North.  How many of you think that the Chicago Bears are the team to beat in the NFC Division?  I would say that they are the team to beat right now and of course they are from my hometown Chicago IL.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Walmart To Go

Wal-Mart is testing same-day delivery of televisions, toys and other general merchandise bought online in a few U.S. markets as it tries to find new ways to keep up with competitors and to attract busy shoppers this holiday season.
The test of the "Walmart To Go" service began in Northern Virginia and Philadelphia earlier this month and is set to expand to Minneapolis on Tuesday, Walmart U.S. said. Walmart then plans to expand the test to California's San Jose/San Francisco market in late October or early November. 

In the new test, shoppers in the Northern Virginia, Philadelphia and Minneapolis markets can pay a $10 flat fee for same-day delivery of items picked from general merchandise items carried in local stores. Customers can chose an unlimited number of those items.WalmartToGo.

With Walmart locations already being so convenient, do you expect a demand for the "Walmart-To-Go" service?

Thursday, October 11, 2012

An Entrepreneur in the Mist of New Legislation

With the increase in mobile held use, The state of New York has passed legislation which bans the use of all cell phones and tablet use during the school hours of the public school system. The students can even bring them inside the buildings. Student's still rely on the technology after school for safety and communication purposes, so it is impractical to leave these devices at home. So where do they safely store them?

This sprung an entrepreneur to create Pure Loyalty. Pure Loyalty sets up specially designed buses in front of the schools, and for $1 a day a student can safely house their mobile device during the school hours. Once school is out the bus in waiting for the student to pick up the device.

It seems that now kids of all ages have their own cellphones and tablets. Do you see in the future more school systems banning the use of these technologies during school hours? What ways could the school systems that impose this rule effectively enforce it without the students needing to leave the phones at home?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

People Voting for MLB MVP

For many years we have had writers to decide on who they think should win the the MVP. One of the problems that I have with this problem is that when it comes to someone from the writers home town, they will vote for that person. These writers are suppose to be the professional on the subject and they should not vote on their own personal home town hero but the person that they believe deserves the award. The reason that we have these writers vote for the MVP is because they are suppose to have an unbiased and professional opinion.

If these professionals have an biased opinion what is the difference between them voting for the MVP and allowing the people to vote for the MVP.

If you were to vote for the MVP who would you choose? Miguel Cabrera or Mike Trout

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Adam Greenberg

Has anyone herd of Adam Greenberg? A few weeks ago I would have said no but after hearing his story which first was available on his one last hit website how can you not feel for the guy. In 2005, Greenberg got to live his dream of making it the to the major leagues a dream that lasted a total of one pitch. The first pitch that came out of the pitchers hand got away from him and hit Greenberg in the head. After dealing with advanced vertigo he was never available to make it back to the big leagues. Finally, after 7 years away from the show, he returns to the big leagues on a one day contract with the Miami Marlins, with help of his website. The only bad part is that if he actually bats tonight he may have to face the knuckle ball pitcher RA Dickey.

What do you think about how he used in a website to get noticed in order to make it back to the big leagues?


2012 Election

Do you think that the reason most people vote is because they only look at if they are republican or a democrate, and also race?  I think that some people really doesn't look at the topics being discussed by each speaker.  most voters go with who is more popular and who other voters ar leaning towards.  I am not saying the uneducated but everyone that doesn't know much about politics.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

NFL replacement refs

During the preseason in the NFL replacement refs are taking the place of the original officials who are on holdout right now, because they want more pay.  everyone thought that these refs wouldn't make it through the preseason the way they were calling games.  but into week 3 for the regular season they are still here with everyone wanting them out for their bad calls that are causing some team to take losses that shouldn't be.  What do you think about these replacement officials (refs)?

Apple Passbook

A new app from Apple named Passbook allows users to aggregate their tickets, boarding passes, gift and loyalty cards into one place. The creaters of the app want to help consumers manage all of these by collecting them into one easy interface.

The average household has 18 loyalty programs making the task of managing the programs very difficult. This causes consumers to loose out on $16 billion dollars a year on lost potential benefits and rewards points due to expiration.

Listen to Passbook apps developer here: Passbook

Can you easily calculate your loyalty programs worth and account for all your gift cards? Can you see yourself using Passbook?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Google Adsense

Earn easy money using Google Adsense.

Adsense connects owners of websites and blogs to advertisments suitable for the sites webpages. Once signed up, Google will match keywords on the page with relevent advertisments and then place the advertisement links on the webpage. Google allows you to choose from a variety of ad link box shapes to best suit the design and flow of the webpage.

You are paid everytime someone clicks on the advertisment; the amount based on the type of ad. The money is then sent to your adsense account and once the account reaches $100 the money is accessible for withdrawal.

If your website recieves consistent traffic and you would like to earn some extra money without doing any work, allow Adsense to place advertisments on your webpages. Click here to learn more and sign up: Google Adsense 

Monday, September 17, 2012



Samuel Graham

Apple's pre-orders for its iPhone 5 topped 2 million units in one day, more than double the sales record set by the previous model of the device. Many people believed that the new IPhone would sale between 1.3 and 1.5 million units but that prediction was blown out of the water. The IPhone is Apple's makes up 2/3 of their sale.

After looking at all the features that the new phone includes in its design, which includes; a bigger screen, longer battery life, thinner, and a fast processor that is near the speed of the IPad. I believe that the new IPhone would be great for anyone who is in need for a new smart phone but for people like me who have bought a new smart phone in the past year, you should not buy a IPhone 5 because it does not have enough benefits that out way the cost.