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Thursday, October 15, 2009

GPS...

A satellite navigation system could spell the difference between wandering frightened and aimlessly through a dark wooded area and finding your way to the clear path that leads to safety. Unfortunately, many of us leave the house ill prepared with poor or no direction at all. This means that we are far more susceptible to getting lost.

The good thing is that getting lost is quickly become an extinct behavior thanks to GPS Tracking technologies. With the right unit at your side, you can always know where you are, whether you are traveling a country back road or taking a detour from your normal route.


Know Your Device

Before giving away a few tips, we want to stress that you should know whether you will be using a handheld or in car GPS unit. This is important, as these devices vary greatly in terms of features and functionality. You should know the device’s range and capabilities to ensure a smooth navigation experience.


Enter Your Destination

To get from one point to the next with any GPS device, simply input a given destination, and the unit will automatically provide you with the most efficient route. This is the true beauty of satellite navigation, as it eliminates the hassle of stopping to ask for directions or folding up big, complicated maps. All you have to do is follow the map displayed on your device and you are on your way.


Locate Alternate Routes

Another major benefit of having a GPS device is its ability to give you a bird’s eye view of the area. Subsequently, you can easily use the system to find the best alternative route when the original path is no longer an option.


Mark Relevant Points When Needed

Some GPS receivers give you the ability to mark relevant points for future trips. This can be very useful if you pass a gas station on the road. If you do, mark it on the map to so you can remember to pay it a visit next time.


Make it Back Home

With GPS now being a consumer technology, nobody has to worry about getting lost any more. A good receiver will automatically log the route you just traveled, leaving a virtual trail of breadcrumbs so you can easily find your way back home.

A handy GPS receiver cannot only help you navigate your way through town, but also provide you with other helpful information, such as traffic updates, weather conditions and fuel prices at the nearest gas station. The more advanced units show that this technology just keeps on getting better.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Still got time for some activities


Activities to entertain a family can be expensive, but spending quality time together does not have to cost anyone anything, except for their time. In fact, activities for a family don't have to cost a penny, and they can be enjoyed all year long when you use a little bit of imagination and a few supplies found right around the house. Here's something that perhaps you can try anytime of year.

Spring

Everyone is craving to get outside after a long winter, and some of the best free activities can be enjoyed in the great outdoors, and they include:

bicycling, hiking on trails, rock collecting, building a club house from scrap wood found on walks through the woods, sight seeing at local points of interest, wildlife tours through wooded areas, quality time in the kitchen, and an indoor or outdoor scavenger hunt using items from around the house.

Summer

This is the time of year that picnics and barbecuing are at an all time high, so why not let the kids join in on the preparations? Summer activities are endless and some of the best ones are:

Pitching a tent in your backyard, complete with spooky or even funny stories, melt some marshmallows or hotdogs over the bbq, play flashlight tag, swim in a local creek or (unsuspected but friendly neighbors pool), local pond or river, hide n seek, make a raft from scrap wood found on walks in a wooded area, picnics by a stream, bird watching, wildlife watching, and activities with younger kids can be enjoyed by using your sidewalk to draw four square or hopscotch games with chalk.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Ideas for the summer

Summer time is a time to get outside. But being outside doesn't have to just be swimming and barbecues. Here are some great outdoor project ideas that dads and kids will really enjoy.  They involve things that move, learning about the world, or building things.  There is something suitable for every kind of dad.

 

Making Things that Go!

Model Rockets - This is a relatively inexpensive hobby and you can usually get a complete start up set for around thirty five dollars. The hobby is composed of spending a few hours making rockets out of cardboard and plastic tubes then taking them outside and launching them.  Kits are readily available that have everything needed and the dual aspects of  making something then firing it off will appeal to every type of dad and every type of child.

 

Kites - If something less involved (and less expensive) is desired kite making and flying is a great alternative. There are plenty of websites that will show you how to make a kit from scratch. Or you can spend a few dollars and purchase one.  Once it is assembled it will provide many hours of outdoor fun – until it gets stuck in a tree!

 

Remote Control Toys - A more complex build and use project would be something in the remote control genre. Just about everything imaginable is now available as a remote control project. You can build boats, airplanes, helicopters, or cars and then race them on the lake, driveway, or airways in the neighborhood.   This pursuit has some flexibility in that you can purchase the items completely assembled and ready to use or you can buy kits and plans that will give you many hours of fun just building them before you actually use them.

 

If you want to pull out all the stops you might want to consider making a go-kart. It could be either motorized or not.  Now this would be a project that is remembered for life.

 

Learning and Science Projects

Summer time is a great time to get outdoors but how often do we think about getting outside at night? Astronomy and telescopes are an often overlooked pursuit that is quite rewarding. And you really don't need a telescope.  A pair of binoculars and a star chart will be more than sufficient.  If you are looking for something spectacular to watch in the night sky you might want to plan your adventure around August twelfth this is the peak night for the Perseid meteor showers which will often come down at a rate of 90 per hour.  

 

Nature Walks that are something more

We are all familiar with the concept of a nature walk but you can take it to another level by picking a specific theme and making your own guide as you take your walk.   You make a guide by creating a book out of your experience. You can take notes, draw pictures, and collect items for your book. Think of it as something like Darwin did on his adventures. Here are some specific subjects you could focus on during your nature walk:

  • Rocks and Minerals – Bring a field manual with you and look for various types of mineral and rock formations. Chip off samples for your collection. 
  • Bird watching – You can draw pictures of bird or even record their sounds
  • Archaeology – Maybe there are some old sites not far from where you live that you ould dig.
  • Animal Watching – Even in cities you will be surprised by the wildlife you find. Make notes of what types of animals you see and where you see them. 
  • Cartography – Make maps of parks and walking paths much like a modern day Lewis and Clark
  • Treasure Hunting – Panning for gold is a fun adventure even if you don't find any
  • Eco Systems – You can get a field manual and visit a particular type of  eco system like a beach, wetland, forest, marsh or desert. 
  • Eco Awareness projects -  You can use a nature walk as a means of raising environmental issues. Volunteering with a local clean up group is also a great idea. 

 

Building Things

What Dad doesn't like to build things? Here are some ideas ranging from easy to spectacular. Some easy indoor/outdoor projects include bird houses, bat houses, and whirligigs.  Something a little more challenging might be a lemonade stand, small greenhouse, or a small windmill. If you are looking for something spectacular you might want to think about building a fort, dollhouse, or tree house! What Dad, or kid, wouldn't love a tree house! Summertime is the time to get outdoors and it is also a great time for dads and kids to do things together.  These ideas are ways to turn an average Sunday of sitting around the barbecue into something extraordinary and memorable.

 

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Useful Apps


Twitter applications are becoming known to every person rapidly, the reason might be these are user friendly and can be used in cell phones like Blackberry. Those who are technology savvy can understand very well what the importance of using applications through cell phones is. When I was new to twitter, I had no idea what I was doing — as is the case for most people when they first sign up. After I started following a few people I noticed all the different applications their Tweets were coming from various applications like Twhirl etc. How do you sort through all of them and find the right application to use? Is any one of them better than the others? After trying nearly everything, I have a few ideas as to how to find the right Twitter application to suit your needs.



In Twitter there are few terms which you have never heard of it before joining twitter like tweets which mean comments, followers which mean friends in your list. These things sound so good that’s why people attract to twitter and want to know what these things are. Though meaning of these terms are common but still tweets, followers are very catchy words and this is the reason that what makes twitter different from other social networking websites. Orkut, facebook and so on all these are social networking websites. With the advancement in technology these social networking websites launched. With these sites their special features like for twitter, twitter applications launched. The usage of these sites became popular in people especially in youth. Best source to connect people in all over the world. Alumni meets started happening through these sites. Friends, relatives, old buddies started connected with each other. Then slowly various other social networking websites are launched. Now on internet on the average maximum people surf these sites on the internet.

With the popularity of these sites amongst people, companies have started preparing various and special features for these websites. It includes applications like games, astrology, changing font of your websites and so on. These special applications give the special looks to user’s account. With the craze of twitter, twitter applications have also become popular.

Twitter applications are the additional feature which is added in the twitter. Twitter can be called by different names like twitter tools, twitter add-ons, twitter applications which are commonly used. But whatever the name they are called, they are simply websites which have built-in scripts that complement Twitter. There are various twitter applications which are used with twitter.

There are various websites which provide twitter applications and one of them is The Twitter Secret. The Twitter Secret makes applications especially according to user’s need. But these applications are paid which are providing by The Twitter Secret. Our twitter applications fulfill all your need and we are assure about it because while making application we always keep in mind user’s requirement that what you people want, what kind of quality and design.


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Summer fun


Summer is coming up right around the corner. Families everywhere are planning out some fun vacations to celebrate the beautiful weather. Amusement parks and renting cabins are popular ways to spend your summer, but not everyone can afford them. Here are some no-cost ways to spend your summer with the whole family throughout the season:

Start a book club-Pick a spot in the backyard, and lay down a blanket large enough to fit the whole family. Have some cookies, lemonade and whatever snacks you choose to have. Use a book from the library and take turns reading it out loud. You can even discuss some things that occur in the book. Consider making it a weekly event and invite your neighbors and friends to participate as well.



Treasure Hunt- Some kids are into anything to do with pirates. You could plan a treasure hunt with their help. Scour your backyard, local beach or park and find things you could put into a treasure chest. The kids could also make some of their own items to place in the chest too. Spend some time searching for pirate information on the internet and use what you find to make up your very own treasure map. Then bury the chest or hide it in the house and let the kids try out the map they created.

Gardening- Make up a small garden or use a small portion of your existing garden. Let each of your children have a row or small area to use to grow whatever they choose to. Each child is responsible for taking care of their own crops. Help them research the item they chose to grow so they can see how to best care for it. When their crop is ready to harvest, they can reap from the hard work they put into growing it.



Help your child's interests to grow- Find out what interests your child and help them research it. If your child is into sports, you can research their favorite team or print images off the net and start a scrapbook of their team. If your child is into crafts, you can research craft projects on the net and find some that are no-cost and interest the child. Teenagers may be more interested in playing a game of basketball, baseball or visiting a zoo.

Movie night- Some libraries have movies you can rent. Pick a night each week and watch a movie the whole family could enjoy. The children can take turns picking out what they want to watch for that week. Have your bowl of popcorn or whatever snack you choose, and sit back with your family in your own "home theater".

There are plenty of ways to spend some fun time during the summer that doesn't cost you money. Use your creativity, imagination, and get ideas from your children on what they would like to do. Plan some of those activities as a family and enjoy your summer.

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Perpetual innovation



The internet is a forum for perpetual innovation and this is evidenced once again with the development of the Twitter community. There are very few people who have not heard of Twitter since it is mentioned frequently in various media channels. The reason for the constant mentioned of Twitter is fairly self-evident. Twitter is a fantastic communicative medium that can help serve a number of purposes. One beneficial strategy people enjoy Twitter for is to booster traffic to their website. How is the achieved? The process is quite simple.



What Is Twitter?

Twitter has been best described as a mini blogging site. Unlike other blogs, Twitter involves sending a series of very short blog notices. These short blog entries are then read by those members of the writer's Twitter account. Of course, these short blog entrees (called tweets) can be read by anyone who comes across them surfing the web as well. Now, if one were to employ Twitter as a means of boosting website traffic, this process would be far easier than most imagine.

How It Works To Boost Traffic

Here is the way it works: let's say you have made an update to your website. Clearly, you would want people to read your new update and in order for them to do this, they must be made aware of the updates. So, through Twitter, you would make a series of tweets announcing the updates. Of course, you would also add a link to the various tweets so the readers can follow the links to the site. Those readers of the Twitter account then become the newly boosted traffic to the site. Does this sound simple? If it does, it is because it is!



Clearly, the more tweets you make promoting your website, the more traffic you will drive to the site. As such, a two-pronged strategy of updated your website and then tweeting about it should work tremendously well in terms of boosting much needed traffic to the site. Performing this strategy will reap huge traffic dividends if it performed consistently.


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Twitter race?



Twitter.com seems to be hogging all the social networking and web 2.0 news these days. Every other day, one reads/hears something or the other about Twitter in the newspaper or on TV. Ashton Kutcher and Oprah have taken Twitter to the mainstream. Oprah has already interviewed the Twitter bosses on her show and tweeted for the first time on the show. Now, she already has over a million followers who read every tweet of hers. Ashton Kutcher, the hollywood actor already has over two million followers. He is known to post witty and funny Twitter posts which everyone likes to read.



Dell computers has done over $2 million in sales from their Twitter only deals. They post special deals in their tweets. Isn't this something new? Two years back, no one would have thought of something like this. Some airlines like Jetblue have started interacting with passengers via Twitter. People who have garnered many hundred followers have started selling ad space. On the background image of their profile, any image advertisement can be displayed for a certain period. One or two companies have begun ad agencies on these lines. Twitter.com has been experiencing the fastest growth these days because everyone worth their salt is jumping on the bandwagon.



Many many websites have started to offer something or the other for the community of users. Some are offering custom Twitter backgrounds for a price, while some are doing it for free. There are sites offering picture uploading, url shortening, creation of polls, desktop apps, mobile apps, etc. Someone has also connected a few plants with wires, and now plants have also started tweeting. Can you believe it? The funny part is that the main website itself has no advertisements. They aren't generating any revenues, at least it looks like that. But the company is still valued around a billion dollars. It has been in the top hundred websites of the world since a long time now. Lets wait and see where the phenomenon leads us.

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A quiet place


Many bathroom suites offer matching toilets and basins so the design can tie in together. Sometimes people wish to replace the basin but not the whole suite, this is a simple task once you know what to look for. Measurements are important to double check before installation, even if you have an existing sink the same size, especially when ordering from a different manufacturer.

Counter sinks with vanity units are extremely popular giving you the advantage of valuable storage. Manufacturers of bathrooms offer consumers the opportunity to purchase a combined unit from their exquisite bathroom suite ranges. Bold lines and square edges are popular choices with basins such as the Rak Ceramics Mistral Range creating a statement to an otherwise traditional bathroom setting. Manufactures of minimalist basin designs such as Aquaplus specialise in producing unique ceramic basins, which can be slightly more costly than a standard basin.



Semi-pedestals were introduced to the market in order to save space in en suite and smaller bathroom sizes. Full pedestals can look amazing so long as the bathroom is large enough, as bulky designs can sometimes appear a little intrusive. The trend in today’s modern bathroom is too have a mono basin tap rather than two traditional basin taps. The plumbing components will have to be purchased separately so take into the consideration both the basin and plumbing supplies you will need. The final step is too search online and select a basin right for your requirements and within your budget.

Monday, June 15, 2009

10 ways to Tweet



I do wonder at times if some Twitter users have any time to get any work done. Several of the more prolific ones that I follow swear they spend no more than 30 minutes a day on Twitter, but I really find that hard to believe. Many times it seems they are twittering just to say something, like "Good morning Twitterverse" when they begin their day, give more details than I want to know about what they had for lunch, what their children said to them, or when they take a nap. I realize that this is part of the "like, know, and trust" process that enables people to get to know each other, but sometimes it's simply too much information..LOL. I'm Twittering primarily to market my business. Consequently, I try and limit my personal twitters to no more than 2 per day. My clients, who create Twitter accounts for marketing, as well, tell me, "I'm signed up. Now what in the world do I Twitter about? How do I market my business with this tool?" Here are 10 strategies that I use regularly to marketing my business and my expertise via Twitter. Remember, you have only 140 characters for your tweet (Twitter post).
1. How you're helping clients. Talk about specific ways that your business helps clients and use their Twitter ID if you have their permission, i.e.



"Just finished @clientname brainstorm great Internet marketing plan for 2009" or "Finally finished setting up Quickbooks for local hardware store -- now they can invoice their clients"

2. What you're doing in your own business. This is a perfect time to tell others when you're blogging, writing an article, creating your weekly ezine, recording your podcast, i.e. "Had great interview with Jane Smith today on speaking to grow your biz. Great ideas! Subscribe to podcast & listen here "

3. Useful tool or resource you've found. I run across these all the time in my daily activities, and Twitter is a perfect place to share,. i.e. "Found great new Firefox plug-in to monitor & check multiple Gmail accounts at same time at " or "Read great blog post on working at home with kids under 5 at (URL here)"

4. Ask a question. Need some ideas or some quick brainstorming? Twitter is an ideal place to gather opinions, i.e. "Help! Desperately seeking new laser printer. Recommendations?" or "How do I find training organizations online?"

5. Conduct a survey. What do your Tweeps think about a particular issue? Ask them via Twitter, i.e. "Quick poll: Do you get more clients from Facebook or Twitter? Respond at (URL here)"

6. Report on live events. The latest Twitter trend seems to be tweeting what's happening at conferences or workshops. In order for Twitter users to follow a particular event, it's usually referred to by a name preceded by a # sign, as in #JVAlert, for example, to make it simpler for people who want to follow those posts. So, if you were at an event, you might tweet "#JVAlert John Smith speaking on affiliate programs. Just got great idea on training affiliate managers!" Just don't get so wrapped up in tweeting that you ignore the content delivered in the conference!

7. Product or service launch. If you're about to launch a new product or introduce a new product, let your Twitter followers know, i.e. "Pre-launch pricing for new DVD set about how baby boomers can start an online biz. Get $100 early bird discount at (URL here)"

8. Responding to others with advice or answers. The way to build professional relationships on Twitter is to help your tweeps. So, if someone asks a question, comments about something to which you have a response or an idea, or you want to ask a followup question, this is the perfect place to do so.

9. Acknowledging new followers. I've noticed a recent trend of acknowledging people who've decided to follow a Twitter user in the past day or so. I initially thought that others were doing this as a measure of popularity, but what I've come to realize that it's actually helping out the new followers because it exposes their Twitter profiles to others who may have never heard of them and who might like to follow them. So, to thank your followers, you'd tweet, "Welcome new followers @twittername, @twittername, etc."

10. Automate your tweets. Many of my tweets have been automated and connected to other things I do. TwitterFeed turns all of my blog posts into tweets. aWeber turns each ezine issue into a tweet. EzineArticles.com tweets my followers every time I publish an article through their service. Typically all that's involved here is connecting the particular service to my Twitter account. Once all the services are connected, I get free and automated Twitter posts with no additional effort on my part.

Twitter can be a great time-waster or wonderful way market your business and leverage your expertise online. Follow these 10 strategies and you'll begin to attract more followers and get more clients through social networking.

Just Tweet it!

One of the most highly touted social networking sites on the internet now is Twitter. It is highly praised, simply because you can easily incorporate it in your daily business routine. If you've "tweeted" before, you probably know that it's a great tool for chatting among friends and fellow online business owners. For those who haven't, let's get started with Twitter.
First, you create a Twitter account this is free and would only take a few minutes to get going. Simply go to
www.twitter.com and sign up. When you set up your account, don't forget to fill in your URL and a little something about yourself or your business.

Next thing to do is to begin following other Twitter users. You can do this by just saving their pages to your web browser bookmark or, the simplest way, by clicking the "Follow" button under their name once you've found their page. Following someone simply means receiving Twitter updates.

Now, it's time for you to let others know that you have joined Twitter so that they can follow your updates too. You can search for people by name or username, import friend from other networks, posting on your blog something about Twitter or simply invite friends via e-mail. Scripts can also be added to your blog or website that will retrieve your recent "tweets" and post them for your visitors to see.

You have the ability to use your Twitter page and see what's happening with others. You can also download such application as Twhirl to have instant messaging style software on your computer to see all your posts and the posts of those you follow.

Now that you're all set up, simply login to your Twitter account open up your Twhirl software and start sending messages. Just as with any other social networking site, Twitter can easily eat up your time if not monitored carefully. So, it's a good reason to devote your time wisely preferably, for a start, 15 minutes each day. You can easily plan this with your daily morning habit of checking your email over a cup of coffee or just before retiring at night.

Anytime something interesting is happening in your business, just "tweet" so that your followers will know your updates. As with any marketing tool, don't just bombard Twitter with your links. Personalize it and establish your expertise in your corner. Be friendly and observant to others as well and surely you'll go a long way with Twitter.

Results of your twittering efforts are not seen at once but that's fine. What is important is to begin to get your name recognized and be a regular contributor. The more posts and the more you incorporate the service into your daily business routine, the more recognized you'll become. Surely, people do want to know the latest with you and your business and in time, you will be linked over and over again by other users.

A Bird? Chirping? or twitting?



Everyone online seems to be talking about Twitter these days! But what exactly is Twitter? This is Twitter.com's official definition: "Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co-workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent messages. People write short updates, often called "tweets" of 140 characters or fewer. These messages are posted to your profile or your blog, sent to your followers, and are searchable on Twitter search." It's pretty simple really. Twitter is a site where you toss out short notes on the web that tell people what you are doing, feeling, thinking right now. It's a great way for busy people to keep in touch with friends and quickly broadcast information about where you are and what you're up to. Twitter is like an instant messaging blog that posts your conversations to the world (although you can also have private conversations.) You only have 140 spaces to write something-- so you have to keep it short. With Twitter you have the option to link it to your mobile phone or to your instant

This turns Twitter into a powerful mobile communication tool, since you can both send and receive updates on your phone, and stay in touch wherever you are. What is the point? Well, if you've ever been hooked on Facebook, MySpace, email, blogging, one of the instant messaging clients, or even just spent a lot of time texting on your cell phone, you probably get the idea. It is a quick way to stay in touch, meet new people, and have some fun. It is like a mini blog. Twitter isn't just for personal use, it also has many applications for business use. It can be used to broadcast your company's latest news and blog posts. Twitter is good for interacting with your customers and employees. It can also enable easy internal group communication, feedback and collaboration. For the entrepreneur and home worker, Twitter is becoming an important part of business promotion, marketing, personal branding, and the social networking scene. It can be a great tool to get your messages out to a targeted audience and find new business leads. There are some great twitter resources and tool out there on the web. One of my favorites is Tweetdeck.com. It organizes your Twitter information and gives your Twitter account an instant messenger style format. Firefox has some great Twitter add-ons. Another good Twitter tool is Tweetlater.com. You can send postdated tweets and auto reply tweets with this. There is also a Twitter download that you can add to your Apple/Mac Dashboard. You can also add twitter feed and wigets to your Facebook, Wordpress and Blogger blogs. If you are going to be using Twitter to promote your business, here are a few important Twitter Business Tips:
1. Don't blatantly promote. This is more of a passive promotion media. Blatant promotions turn your audience off.
2. Don't let it take over and distract you from other important tasks. It's easy to get too caught up in Twittering and lose track of time.
3. Don't let it take the place of real communication in your life. Twitter is a communication tool not a communication replacement.
4. Do have fun! Share interesting non-business as well as business related tidbits of information that others might enjoy learning.So, are you ready?

Let's Twitter!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Network and get more!


Twitter has grown in popularity almost exponentially since its arrival on the web. Twitter is a social networking site. People who start twitter accounts can you use them for various different things. The idea is to start connecting with other similarly minded individuals when you start an account. There will be people who will take interest in what you have to say and, or offer. The people that show interest will become known as your followers. The people who are classified as your followers will be simple for you to reach so that you can update them about things of various natures. Of course, you can also ask them questions or carry out any other conversations.

When you converse on Twitter, you are tweeting. A tweet is the unique 140 character message that allows you to communicate with others on Twitter. You may be thinking "why only 140 characters?" Don't worry the limit is actually a good thing. It keeps the conversation lively and prevents it from bogging down like a long email or chat.



Twitter can be used for both business and personal reasons. You can keep in touch with friends and family and quickly let them know what you are doing or where you are (you can tweet from your cell phone!) If you are running a business, Twitter can be a great way to broadcast news and updates to your customers.

Now that you know what twitter is, you may be wondering just exactly how you get followers. Of course, the first and obvious step is to begin communicating with other twitter users. This can be as simple as conversing about a website that is beneficial to you, a blog that interested you, any current events or a myriad of other things. Another good way to communicate is by answering questions or pointing people in the right direction. People will greatly appreciate your help and be more receptive to following you. These people may or may not tell other people about you, but there is always the chance that they do, which is highly beneficial to you. Being kind is another great way to gain followers on twitter. This step is closely linked to the latter step and is simple enough to accomplish. If someone on twitter does some sort of favor for you, whatever it may be, always make sure that you thank them. The word will spread about you more quickly if people like you.



Another obvious way to gain a larger twitter following is to add value to your network. By becoming a person who tweets mostly interesting links and other media, more people will follow you. This is because you are providing valuable information to them and so you are an asset. Of course, you will want to participate in other twitter websites. By being active in their blogs or buying their products, you can keep and build a larger following. Showing interest in your followers is a wise idea. You may also want to help your followers promote their products or media. This is just another chance to get your own name out there on the twitter network as much as possible.

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Twitter Apps



Twitter applications are becoming known to every person rapidly, the reason might be these are user friendly and can be used in cell phones like Blackberry. Those who are technology savvy can understand very well what the importance of using applications through cell phones is. When I was new to twitter, I had no idea what I was doing — as is the case for most people when they first sign up. After I started following a few people I noticed all the different applications their Tweets were coming from various applications like Twhirl etc. How do you sort through all of them and find the right application to use? Is any one of them better than the others? After trying nearly everything, I have a few ideas as to how to find the right Twitter application to suit your needs.

In Twitter there are few terms which you have never heard of it before joining twitter like tweets which mean comments, followers which mean friends in your list. These things sound so good that’s why people attract to twitter and want to know what these things are. Though meaning of these terms are common but still tweets, followers are very catchy words and this is the reason that what makes twitter different from other social networking websites. Orkut, facebook and so on all these are social networking websites. With the advancement in technology these social networking websites launched. With these sites their special features like for twitter, twitter applications launched. The usage of these sites became popular in people especially in youth. Best source to connect people in all over the world. Alumni meets started happening through these sites. Friends, relatives, old buddies started connected with each other. Then slowly various other social networking websites are launched. Now on internet on the average maximum people surf these sites on the internet.



With the popularity of these sites amongst people, companies have started preparing various and special features for these websites. It includes applications like games, astrology, changing font of your websites and so on. These special applications give the special looks to user’s account. With the craze of twitter, twitter applications have also become popular.

Twitter applications are the additional feature which is added in the twitter. Twitter can be called by different names like twitter tools, twitter add-ons, twitter applications which are commonly used. But whatever the name they are called, they are simply websites which have built-in scripts that complement Twitter. There are various twitter applications which are used with twitter.



There are various websites which provide twitter applications and one of them is The Twitter Secret. The Twitter Secret makes applications especially according to user’s need. But these applications are paid which are providing by The Twitter Secret. Our twitter applications fulfill all your need and we are assure about it because while making application we always keep in mind user’s requirement that what you people want, what kind of quality and design.


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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Be Popular



Increasing your Twitter following allows you to drive traffic to your website(s), build your online presence, and network with people from around the world. So how do you get more Twitter followers? Some may argue that it requires posting good tweets at a particular frequency or following good tweet etiquette while others say that it all boils down to driving traffic to your Twitter page and following people so they in turn follow you. Let's explore those two arguments.

What We Can Gather From the Most Popular Twitter Users

If you go to twitterholic.com, you can see the users with the most number of Twitter followers. If you have a quick glance over the list, you'll see that most of these users are already famous in real life, whether because they have a successful business or because they are a celebrity. It's not like they built their Twitter profiles from the ground up and accumulated so many Twitter followers because they write good tweets. However, this doesn't mean that you're doomed not to gain a good following just because you're not famous.

The Way You Use Twitter Has Little Importance



If you are worried that the frequency of your tweeting or the quality of your tweeting is what primarily affects the number of followers you get, quit obsessing. You must treat your Twitter account just as you would any one of your other websites. The key to success is driving traffic to your site. In the big picture, obsessing about your tweeting habits is really not going to make a difference. The idea is to maximize your visibility just as you would on your own blog. To come up with marketing strategies for getting more people to go to your Twitter page and follow you, think of some incentives for why those people would want to follow you.

Strategies for Increasing Your Twitter Following

Make your Twitter profile follow you wherever you go. Make sure you add a link to your Twitter page at the end of emails and forum signatures. Put links to your Twitter page on your other social media profiles. If you have an online business or application, consider using Twitter for tech/customer support. Try setting up a contest or giveaway on your Twitter page. You can also create a free tool and advertise it on your Twitter page. One of the exceptions to the rule of not worrying about tweeting etiquette is using tweets to link to articles of interest to your followers. This helps you build a following.



One of the most effective strategies for increasing your Twitter following is following other Twitter users. When you follow new users, those users usually follow you right back. The downside to this tactic is that if you start following many people in a short time on Twitter, you risk being labeled a spammer. So if you are looking to build a long-term strategy and a legitimate Twitter profile, you'll probably want to follow people gradually. One way you can do it is start following a bunch of people to get them to follow you in return, and then cut down the number of people you follow to make your profile look legitimate. The problem with following too many people is that you are overloaded with tweets and it can be difficult to actually keep up with anyone.

In conclusion, there are two ways to approach Twitter when building your following. You can use it to get immediate traffic to your websites or you can use it to network and converse with your followers to build rapport. How you decide to build your following and use Twitter depends on the end goal you'd like to achieve. If you follow these simple methods though, you're bound to increase your followers, no matter what your motive may be.

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Twitter Directories




Using Twitter Directories To Gain Relevant Followers

Are Twitter Directories Relevant?

There are so many tools that sprung up to help you maximize your Twitter account for socializing and marketing. There is MrTwitter, TweetLater, TwitScoop and of course, the Twitter directories.

If you had a hard time understanding the first paragraph, then let's make it easier for you, shall we? First off, twitter is a social, micro blogging? website that allows you to inform others of what you are doing now in snippets while you are also informed of the minute details of the people you follow? in Twitter through the same concept.

Now, it is nothing new that Twitter is not only useful to interact and connect with friends and family, it has also been acknowledged as a tool to help marketers up their website traffic and meet other potential clients.



Given that Twitter can help you in your marketing strategy, there are other tools that can help you maximize the use of your Twitter. One of these tools is the Twitter directory. These directories are used so that you can find potential followers that can be beneficial to your business, people who might be interested in the type of goods or services that you offer.

An example of a Twitter directory is Twellow. It is like the Yellow pages of Twitter as it lists all of the Twitter users in categories that will help you know which ones will be interested in your goods or services.

How does one use Twellow? This site is actually very easy to use. All you have to do is go to twellow.com. Now, say you have a website that deals with TV shows episodes, to see all the Twitter users who are interested in this category, click the link under Entertainment, which is Television. In less than a second, you will get a whole list of people interested in this category. In using twitter directories to find relevant followers, you save a lot of time, instead of having to go add everyone else you can find in your immediate network.

How to Get more Followers?

This list in itself is very useful because you get to have a pool of potential buyers right then and there as they are interested on the same thing that you are marketing. But how do you get these people in the relevant list to actually follow your Twitter and view your advertisements?

The most effective strategy is to follow them first. Most Twitters check who are following them. So this is the first way that you can make direct contact with your potential client. Once you follow their tweets, they will see you on their followers? page and more often than not they will end up checking your profile.



Thus, this calls for a profile that will entice the viewer to follow you too. Do not make the profile very pushy salesman-like as this will end up disgusting your potential clients away. A warm and informative Twitter profile will cause more Twitter users to follow than a cold statistics ridden Twitter profile.

Bottom line is, using a Twitter directory is a more efficient way of finding potential consumers in the wide, wide cyber space.


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Friday, June 5, 2009

Have a fun time together


A close knit family is a source of great joy and fun. To keep the source perennial, family bonds need to be forged and strengthened over time. And the best way to achieve this is through family fun activities. You can carry out several such activities in the form of family games, travel, outings and cooking together.

Importance of Family Fun Activities

Family fun activities help build several sweet and lasting memories. Your children will carry these pleasant memories into adulthood. They will also learn a lot about the values of bonding. Elderly members will love such activities as it will bring them out of their slow and dreary existence. When you enjoy activities with them, they will feel less forlorn.



The Best Way of Having Family Fun

If you keep your family fun activity cheap, simple, and together, you can enjoy it the most. With inexpensive family fun activities you can look forward to have more such activities within a short span of time. However, an expensive activity, once in a while, will add spice to your bout of activities.

Types of Family Fun

For frequent family activities, you need to look for opportunities, around your community. You can look for annual events or visit to community parks. Also keep note of school or church activities. These may range from concerts to plays and musical programs to exhibitions. Take your family out to any one of these and help them enjoy the outing.

When you plan activities with your family, you can also include friends. Together you can partake in kickball game or backyard treasure hunt. Dividing the participants into father’s team and a mother’s team, and watching one over triumph over the other can be great fun in your own back yard. Elders can sit and have fun watching young ones in action.



A trip to the amusement park can be highly entertaining. Here you can have wild, bold and daring fun with your children.

A great and simple way to involve seniors in your fun activity is to take them out for a walk to the park. You can sit and have a chat with them, while your children play around. This can do a world of good to drive their loneliness out. When you play indoor family games, you can also get them involved and help them have a chuckle or two.

Once a while, take a leave and plan a vacation with your family members. Choose a place where both young and old can enjoy alike.

Nothing can keep you and your family happier, than having few fun filled activities often.


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The Magic


Been in a broken relationship before? Been there and done that? Why is it so hard to communicate? How come she just seem to not understand me? Breaking up can be a very dramatic event in anyone's life. It does not have to be though. There are ways of recovering from a breakup to make making up easier. There are ways of saving a relationship. There are also mistakes to avoid when making up to assure a better chance of getting together again.

There is no doubt about it, breaking up is hard to do. And making up can be hard to do, if you do not eliminate the traps. I know it sucks. Been there and got the Tee Shirt, just like you.



There are some things a body can do to ease the pain of breaking up and in the process you just might get that lover back. But, have you really considered if this is what you want or if it is really the best thing for you?

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While you are feeling desperate and anxious it is not the best time to push to save a relationship.

Remember, while you love them, they are not yours. Let them go. If they are yours, they will come back.

You can not change what happened. What has happened has happened. It is for everyone's best good. I know it is hard to believe when you think you life is ruined.

There are no accidents and this too shall pass away. You will be a new person, a better person and a stronger person for this experience. If you do not let go you will only repeat the pattern over and over again. The best chance of saving a relationship is to let it go, for a while.



Start making up now!!

You are an OK person. Above all, hold that thought. These things happen to the very best of us. Love yourself as you are. It is normal to second guess what kind of person we are after a breakup.

We look for all of our would be faults. Most of them are not what caused the breakup. You tend to make even the smallest of issues mountains out of mole hills. Don't do it. Let those self defeating thoughts go and believe you are still a worth while and complete. It is only a failure if you do not learn from it.

Now is the time to relish single life again. Now is the time to do those things you were wanting to do while in the relationship. Do what feels good to you. Date who you want, go where you want, eat what you want. Be who you want. Feel good about yourself, again. You are OK.

Now, when you have made peace with yourself, when a calmer head prevails you will be in a better position to work on saving a relationship, yours.

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Twitting money


Twitter is a social network that is second only to Facebook. You can use this for social reasons or for online marketing. There are some Twitter marketing secrets that you can use to make your online marketing more successful.

One of the Twitter marketing secrets that you can use to make sure that you get the most out of your online marketing when you are using Twitter is to make as many friends as possible. You can do this by joining groups and clubs on Twitter. You should look to make as many contacts on this site as you can. One of the best Twitter marketing secrets that you can learn is to get contacts. The more contacts you have on your Twitter site, the easier you have it when it comes to online marketing.

Another of the Twitter marketing secrets that you can use is to join groups where your target market is most likely to congregate. When you join these groups, you can then use your online marketing techniques to attract those who join your friendship list towards your product.



Posting links on your Twitter page is one of the biggest Twitter marketing secrets. You should make sure that these links connect to your sales page so that you can procure individuals to buy what you are selling or offering online. Online marketing consists of many different facets. One of the most effective ways to use online marketing, however, is to use a social networking site like Twitter.



Once you have friends, you should not make it obvious that you are practicing online marketing. This is one of the most crucial of all of the Twitter marketing secrets that you can learn. Be sure that you are low key when it comes to marketing online when you are on social networks. Social networks such as Twitter are supposed to be used for social connections. Those who are using these sites for online marketing in an obvious way appear to be cheesy from the viewpoint of others. If you want to get the most out of your Twitter online marketing experience, then you need to learn this as it is the most basic of all Twitter marketing secrets.

This is not a secret!

Twitter marketing secrets are not difficult to pick up once you join a site that will help you find out even more secrets to make your online marketing successful. If you want to get the most out of your Twitter experience when it comes to marketing, you should use a website where there are even more secrets revealed on how to use Twitter as a way towards financial success online. By joining one of these sites, you can learn everything you need to learn about Twitter marketing secrets that will help your online marketing work in a very successful way towards helping you when it comes to achieving financial success online. There are millions of people online, learn as much as you can about marketing to them and the right way to do it and you can make quite a bit of money in this venue.

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Is it a bird? but it twits



Have you heard of twitter? You must be living in a cave if you haven't. It's the hottest thing out there and it will surpass facebook very very soon. Twitter is a relatively new web 2.0 site that is starting to gain a lot of popularity. That means that a lot of people have heard of it but it is also quite common to run into people who haven't heard of it.. yet. Twitter.com is this social site that encourages users to post often about what they are currently doing.

A lot of people are using it to improve their marketing reach, by being an active twitterer they gain followers who are interested in what they got going on. This means people being exposed to their updates on a regular basis. For example, if you have hundreds of followers in Twitter and you decide to post an affiliate link, that means that hundreds of people have instantly been exposed to your offer. In this article I will discuss ways to maximize Twitter for your marketing, and also a big mistake to be aware of.



In order to have a fan base per say of followers in Twitter you must be able to keep their interest in you and what you are doing now. "What are you doing?" is the whole foundation of what Twitter is about in the first place. Make sure to post daily if not several times throughout the day updates about what you are doing. The magical thing behind this is that many of your contacts will be able to feel like they know you so much better, will trust you more, and feel much more comfortable about working with you. On the other hand, when you follow others you can learn about them and their possible needs.

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The big mistake to watch out for is only posting affiliate links or offers on your Twitter page. This looks like Spam and many people will see you as just abusing Twitter for your own personal gain. Think of it this way, if you would not want to invite your friends or family to keep up with you via Twitter then you are going about it all wrong. As with anything you send out or provide, ninety percent should be content and ten percent (at most) advertising. So this concept is quite simple... constantly post throughout the day what you are doing.. it is usually very simple and only takes a few seconds to post! Secondly, if you write articles or provide content online, provide a link for those in your Twitter posts. You may post many things within one day, but the last thing you post for the day is usually the most important because it will be there the longest. This means that your last post for the day should very well contain a link that you want your followers to see before your start Twittering again the next day!



Another part of Twitter is contributing. As with any social site it should be a give and take relationship. Notice that give comes first... the more you give the more people will want to work with you and the more attention you will receive. Make sure to read and follow other users in Twitter. If you read something interesting or helpful then make sure to reply and say so, or even put a link for it on your Twitter so that you are directing others to more quality content. This can also be as simple as connecting with other users, if they know you are reading their Twitter page they will be much more likely to check out what you have going on too.

To get started in Twitter you should first invite contacts who aren't using Twitter and also find contacts who are already using Twitter so that you can start following them and also start getting people to follow you. Twitter has a nice invite and find feature that makes this incredibly easy. To grow your reach even more you can start following people who follow or are followed by the people who follow you.. or that you follow. You might need to read that sentence again.. but basically you can find other users to connect with that are already connected to other users.

Now for a big tip. If you really want to maximize the potential with Twitter, you should make sure to take advantage of any plug-ins or sites that support Twitter. Here are three, but I'm sure there will be many more in the future if not already. Squidoo allows you to input your Twitter account info into your Squidoo account and then it can automatically post updates to your Twitter account when you create or update Squidoo lenses. Facebook has an application called Twitter, it automatically updates your Facebook status when you make a Twitter post. The other tool is a free WordPress plug-in called TweetMyBlog that allows you to create a two-way connection from your blogs to Twitter. TweetMyBlog allows you to use a widget on your Wordpress blogs that will display your current Twitter feed.. that way all visitors to your blog can look at the widget and see a running feed of your latest Twitter posts. If they click on that they will be brought to your Twitter page. In addition, when you make a new post to your blog, TweetMyBlog will automatically make a post to your Twitter page with a link to your latest blog post. Imagine the extra exposure you can receive by using these tools that help people see more of what you are doing.

Lastly, have fun! Twitter is a social site... so interact and enjoy!

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More Training

Microsoft training courses give you the differentiation that is required to speed up your career. Business today is unthinkable without computers. No matter which sector you go to and which business function you cater to, you, IT is omnipresent. So if you want to be a part of the revolution, you need to be computer literate. There are so many courses available - starting from basic computer knowledge to Microsoft training courses to Cisco certifications. Among them, Microsoft training is the most sought after IT certification. The environment is ever changing. Any technology that was at a peak two years ago is nearly obsolete today. So even if you have done Microsoft training classes some time back, it makes sense to upgrade your knowledge now. You need to enrol yourself into proper classes and do the training seriously.

An Overview Of Microsoft Training

Microsoft is considered to be the leader in software technology as a majority of the computers run on its programs. A Microsoft Certification is the only certificate that is recognised all over the world. There are a variety of
Microsoft training classes. Almost all of them teach you the basics like MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Windows XP, Outlook, and Server Windows Vista. By learning these programs, you can customise your database and enhance your efficiency. You can present any information in a professional manner. With a Microsoft certification, you can also expect a salary and position hike as you will have an edge over your peers.

Nowadays, most companies encourage their employees to take up Microsoft training courses. They are even ready to pay for the courses. The employers have realised that if their employees are Microsoft certified, it will be mutually beneficial. The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification validates your capabilities with the Microsoft Office suite. If you have the certification, employers will give you special preference. They ensure enhancement of your capabilities as this certification is honoured all over the world. It is not too difficult to get this certification. You need to put in a little bit of dedication to your studies. It is better if you join some classes where professional instructors can guide you. These are specialised courses that need professional guidance.

Apart from the simple ones, there are other Microsoft training courses that are for people looking for advanced training. If you are into application development, you might want to do Microsoft Software Application Developer courses. These courses give a better understanding of the Microsoft .NET Framework. The Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) course provides a better understanding of the main software operating systems and networking protocols. The Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) trains professionals on various aspects of design, development, and testing. The best course for network administrators is MCSE certifications. MCSE exams deal with networking technologies and software development. It imparts knowledge on various network protocols. With Microsoft training courses you can kick start your career and go far ahead of your peers.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Save your money


Finding the best Savings Accounts is one of the first steps you should take when first organizing your finances. They are important because you need a place to put your short term savings and you need a highly liquid emergency fund.

Too often people put their short term savings in their checking account and don't earn any interest. This is a huge waste of money and passive income. While interest rates are not that high, you are just throwing away money by not putting it into a high interest Savings Accounts. That is why find the best savings account is crucial.



These accounts are also important for emergency funds. You never know when you might fall onto hard financial times. You could lose your job or have a large expense hit you by surprise. By building up an emergency fund in a savings account you can alleviate some of this risk

Finding the best Savings Accounts

There are two places to look for the best savings account. You can research your local banks and credit unions to see who has the best or you can find them at online banks. Determining whether an online bank is appropriate for you requires you to study how you need to do your banking. Many people feel the need to have a brick and mortar bank to visit. Others are happy to do all of their banking online.

For most Internet users and computer users an online bank is perfectly fine. Computer users are used to using their computers to get things done. Typically this also translates into enjoying the online banking experience.

What should you look for in the best savings account?

- Low minimum deposits to open - You need to find a savings acount with a low minimum deposit requirement to open. You don't want to have to maintain a large balance all the time in your savings account.

- Low minimum deposits - If you want to be able to deposit $10 into your savings account because that is the amount you can afford, you should be able to.

- High interest rates - Obviously the higher the interest rate the better. The good news for you if that there are lots of high interest rates savings accounts out there.

- The time it takes to withdrawal funds - If you need quick access to your money, you want to make sure that you can withdrawal the money quickly.

Another key thing to look at when finding a savings account is the bank's checking account program. Often you will want to have a checking account at the same bank that you have your other account with. I find that people too often overlook the checking account options before deciding on a high interest savings account.

Friday, May 29, 2009

A great rug

Rugs can play a very important role in your home décor. They can be elegant and stylish, or functional and practical; sometimes they can be all those attributes. Choosing the right rugs to add to your home is a personal choice and one that should be undertaken with great care. Certain types of rugs, all-natural mostly, can give a home a sense of prestige and wealth.

When deciding on what kind of rug to purchase for your home, you basically have two choices: man-made or synthetic, and wool. Wool rugs can provide a home with many benefits that other rugs simply do not have.


1. Wool rugs are flame-resistant and inflammable. They are much safer than synthetic rugs. Even if a flame should ignite (from a particle of something on the rug), it will put itself out immediately.

2. Wool rugs have the benefit of being long-lasting. They are durable, easy to clean and maintain, and, therefore, they have the potential to last for decades or generations. Wool rugs are truly a very good investment.

3. Wool rugs are resistant to dirt, dust, and bacteria. This factor makes them especially great to use around children and pets. They can also help prevent mold in your home as they absorb moisture from the air. They can help with the humidity levels in your home as well.

A wool rug is also resistant to static electricity and is a very good choice of rug for a child's room. Because a wool rug is averse to collecting dust, it is a healthier and safer choice of rug for your child to be around and play on.

These rugs are also very easy to clean. All you need is mild soap and water; no potentially hazardous chemicals are required to assist in cleaning functions. This is a very important feature to health-conscious individuals and especially to those who have small children and pets around. Regular vacuuming is recommended to keep the rugs looking fresh. When you first purchase your wool rug, you may notice a few fibres dropping off every now and then. This is normal rug behaviour. The longer you own the wool rug, the fewer wool fibres that will end up coming out, and, therefore, cleaning efforts are further minimized.

Wool rugs are very popular interior design accent pieces due to their many benefits over synthetic rugs, as well as the look and feel of wool. More and more individuals are choosing natural wool rugs over man-made synthetic rugs. Some of the reasons have to do with the look and appeal of the rug as well as its many benefits. A wool rug can add a touch of warmth, class, and style to a home.

Such a wide range of designs exists in wool rugs today that it is another "plus" for adding a wool rug to your home as opposed to another variety. Wool rugs can be customised exclusively for your interior décor and your home's needs. If you are considering a rug purchase, be sure to check out all your options. You will find there are many benefits to owning a wool rug.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is the story of a man who is born old and slowly digresses in age until he dies as an infant. Brad Pitt plays the main character, and he embarks on an oddball romance with Cate Blanchett, who plays Daisy. They meet as children, but their lives never seem to totally match until they reach their 40s at the same time. I liked the acting in the film a lot; Pitt and Blanchett do a great job of making this unreal situation seem believable. Critics agree that the performances are outstanding, and they have called it an epic fantasy. The film felt too long, though. Once you know the secret of Benjamin Button, and you realize that Daisy is his true love, the wait to see the story come to its conclusion seemed to take forever. With a run time of two hours and forty-six minutes, I felt like many of the longer montages in the movie could have been cut without sacrificing any of the story. Overall, it was a good film that just felt a little long.



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Frost/Nixon is a behind the scenes look at the preparation for and the taping of the David Frost and Richard Nixon interviews. Originally it was a Broadway play. Many in Hollywood have said that this film is the best of director Ron Howard's career, even better than his Oscar winning film, A Beautiful Mind, and I would agree. At first glance, the plot doesn't sound like it would make an interesting film, yet Howard takes the wrangling and manipulation on both sides of the famous interview and turns it into a tight, tense thriller. The acting by Frank Langella and Michael Sheen, both of whom played the roles on Broadway, is some of the best of the year, and their clashes onscreen give Frost/Nixon the dramatic edge that makes it a great historic film.



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Critics have rallied behind Slumdog Millionaire, a film by Danny Boyle that was filmed in the streets of Mumbai, India, as the best film of the year. It is the story of a young man, Jamal, who grew up on the streets and, against all odds, makes it to the final round of the Indian version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Accused of cheating, he is tortured and grilled about how he knew the answers, and as he tells the story of his life, we see how his life experience as a child of the streets gave him the answers. The film keeps you guessing about whether Jamal will make it through the final round and reunite with the love of his life, Latika. Slumdog Millionaire is one of the most hopeful films I've seen in many years. The adversities that Jamal faces are beyond the comprehension of most North Americans, but to watch someone who is unsure where his next meal will come from remain optimistic about the future is a great lesson. The sharp editing and clever script keep the story moving, and when I saw the film, the audience cheered and applauded at the end of the film. If you're unfamiliar with the rich culture of Bollywood, Slumdog is a wonderful introduction to that style.

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