Saturday, December 29, 2007

Gotta Digg DOT Com Song by Kina


Usually, I don’t like watching YouTube videos because I think most of them are made by people who have way too much idle time on their hands -- waste of time. However, I saw this embedded YouTube video on the popular weblog TechCrunch and decided to play it. I was a bit surprised to hear what the performer was singing about…digg.com, a popular social bookmarking website.

Surprisingly, the digg song was pretty good and it's dang catchy. She also has a talented voice to boot. Her two sisters are in the background providing backup support – their gestures are comical, too. This video is viral!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Yahoo's Storage Meter is Now History


That's the message I found today in my Yahoo email account. I was checking my Yahoo.com email account, which I have had since 1999, when I inadvertently noticed this message: "The storage meter is now history." At first, I ignored it as just another solicitation, but then I observed the storage meter missing at the top-right corner of my email page. When I signed on, Yahoo never indicated a storage increase.

I wonder if newbie yahoo accounts are getting the same deal. Perhaps, as a test, I could create another yahoo account, but then again, I need another email account like I need a hole in my head.

And for Yahoo's competitors that I have email accounts with…

First, I checked my Gmail account to see if they had followed in lockstep. Well, the answer is, Not Yet...

Here's Gmail's storage message: "Lots of space
Over 5986.336396 megabytes (and counting) of free storage so you'll never need to delete another message." I have to agree that almost 6GB of climbing email capacity is "Lots of space" :)

Lastly, I checked my oldest email account (1997), which is on Hotmail. I still have a static 5GB.

Frankly speaking, I was a bit surprised Yahoo jumped ahead of Google's Gmail on this one. It's usually the other way around. I guess Yahoo is giving us unlimited email storage as an early holidays present. :) Thanks Yahoo.com

Friday, December 07, 2007

Is Your Email Message a Scam?

If you received a suspected email scam, you should use this site’s scam buster software program. It allows you to cut and paste an email message or multiple email messages into one form. Its software program will determine if the email/emails is/are a known scam. Moreover, you can also add additional details in a separate form.

As you already know, beware of messages that mention sweepstakes, lotteries, money-making offers, work-at-home opportunities, pyramid/Ponzi schemes, Nigerian 419 scams, envelope stuffing, drugs/pills, and etc. Remember the old US postal axiom: "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is"

By the way, the site is aptly called Ask the "Scam-O-Matic!”

One last thing, they do ask for an email address where they can contact you if they later find out that it's a scam. Just be cognizant of the email request.