Business, Business and Social Networking, Management Changes, Senior Citizen Interests

Social Networking Site Appoints Seasoned Executive as new Director

Author: Active Empty Nesters, LLC
Dateline: Houston, Texas (HOUSTON, Texas)  | Mon, 22 Aug 2011

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Active Empty Nesters, a website aimed directly at helping baby-boomers lead an active and productive life, is proud to announce the appointment of Patti Stevens-Lovell as the new Director of Member Services for our rapidly expanding social networking website.”



A R T I C L E:

Active Empty Nesters, a website aimed directly at helping baby-boomers lead an active and productive life, is proud to announce the appointment of Patti Stevens-Lovell as the new Director of Member Services for our rapidly expanding social networking website.

Ms. Stevens-Lovell is a well respected business manager with a successful track-record of experience working with high-tech firms at the senior executive level, in and around Dallas and Houston, Texas. As the latest addition to Active Empty Nesters, she will help grow the membership base, oversee new and relevant content, generate new commercial membership programs and help shape the future development of the website by using feedback from members to create new website functionality.

"I am thrilled to be a part of Active Empty Nesters," explained Stevens-Lovell, who has worked with such companies as Oracle Corporation and Unisys "I, too, am a baby boomer and it is exciting that there is now a site that has been developed specifically for the over-fifty crowd and provides content and interest/activity opportunities that are relevant."

ActiveEmptyNesters.com has seen a huge growth in popularity with baby boomers since opening in April. Ms. Stevens-Lovell will be responsible for managing the continued expansion and membership activities on a national level from her Houston, Texas location. She will also act as the website's Texas coordinator and will be the website's main representative and liaison for all of our current and future Texas based members. Active Empty Nesters is currently focusing on building membership in the Texas market.

"I totally get our founder's vision of the Active Empty Nesters site being one of not only social interaction but also of connecting with others of like interests and activities," Ms. Stevens-Lovell explained. "It is medically proven that we live longer and happier as long as we are active - whether it is physically or mentally. This site provides both in a non-obtrusive and safe environment."

Membership to the site is completely free and, once registered, members can begin setting up their personal profile, inviting friends to events, and communicating with old and new friends alike, through the site's built in social-networking features. There is a "group" feature that allows member to join interest and activity groups that appeal to them. As an added benefit, a section called the Activity Marketplace provides members with daily discounts on products and activities. Members can find greatly reduced prices on activities like bowling, skiing, book clubs and many other categories that will inspire and challenge Empty Nesters to get out and explore an active and meaningful lifestyle.

"Patti brings a technical understanding to the team that allows her to communicate with our developers," said Ronald Mercier, founder of the baby boomer and senior website. "She is a baby boomer herself with an outgoing personality that has made her successful in her past professions. She is quick to adjust to market needs and will be an advocate for our members."

About Active Empty Nesters:

Active Empty Nesters, LLC is a Colorado Limited Liability Company formed by Ronald Mercier. Mr. Mercier, owner and creator of ActiveEmptyNesters.com, has made it his mission to help his generation stay involved in, and educated on, the rapidly changing technology of today's modern world. The result is ActiveEmptyNesters.com, a website designed specifically for the demographic of 50-and-over to catch up with friends and find new ones.

About Patti Stevens Lovell:

Patti is a native Texan and has worked for high-technology companies such as Unisys and Oracle Corporation as well as holding the position of CEO and Managing Partner for a software development company in its start-up, Victor-e Solutions. She has spent the past four years working with smaller consulting companies building their infrastructure as well as directing new business development.

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Business and Social Networking, Entertainment, Senior Citizen Interests

Pamela D. Wilson (The Care Navigator) Joins Baby-Boomers Social Networking Site, ActiveEmptyNesters.com

Author: Active Empty Nesters, LLC
Dateline: Englewood, Colorado (ENGLEWOOD, Colo.)  | Tue, 12 Jul 2011

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Active Empty Nesters, the free social networking site aimed at helping baby boomers maintain an active lifestyle, is proud to announce that Pamela D. Wilson, host of the weekly radio show The Caring Generation, will be joining us an ongoing contributor.”



A R T I C L E:

Active Empty Nesters, the free social networking site aimed at helping baby boomers maintain an active lifestyle, is proud to announce that Pamela D. Wilson, host of the weekly radio show The Caring Generation, will be joining us an ongoing contributor.

Ms. Wilson (MS, BS/BA, CG, CSA, Certified Senior Advisor) is a specialist in working with both individuals and families, helping them navigate the many healthcare and other issues an aging baby boomer generation, and their families, can face. Ms. Wilson is a court appointed guardian and host of the weekly talk show The Caring Generation(R) (630 KHOW-AM) "embracing life's transitions with dignity, clarity and stability." She coordinates services and provides education for listeners of The Caring Generation and others in the community who are overwhelmed by caregiving and needing care.

"According to the U.S. Health and Retirement Study, there are over 10 million people over 50 years of age that are Caregivers in the U.S.," said Ron Mercier, creator of Active Empty Nesters. "Caring for a spouse or aging parents take away one's social connections because of the need to stay with at home. ActiveEmptyNesters.com will provide a place for caregivers to socialize with friends and be involved in discussions on topics that are important to their situation."

Ms. Wilson will be contributing guest blogs on ActiveEmptyNesters.com, as well as moderating the website's interest group for Caregivers, and giving advice on how to approach aging by embracing life's transition with dignity, clarity and stability.

"I am excited to join with ActiveEmptyNesters.com to provide education on the subject of aging, caregiving and everything in between. This is an area of great concern and stress for individuals facing these issues who continually tell me they desire a single source of reliable information," said Pamela Wilson.

The Active Empty Nesters website provides a dynamic social gathering place allowing members to meet others with similar interests and provides the tools to easily interact with other users and friends. Membership to the site is completely free. Once registered, members can begin setting up their personal profile, inviting friends to events, and communicating with old and new friends alike through the site's built in social-networking features.

About Active Empty Nesters:

Active Empty Nesters, LLC is a Colorado Limited Liability Company formed by Ronald Mercier. Mr. Mercier, owner and creator of ActiveEmptyNesters.com, has made it his mission to help his generation stay involved in, and educated on, the rapidly changing technology of today's modern world. The result is ActiveEmptyNesters.com, a website designed specifically for the demographic of 50-and-over to catch up with friends and find new ones.

About Pamela D. Wilson:

Pamela D. Wilson, MS, BS/BA, CG, CSA, Certified Senior Advisor, specializes in working with individuals and families to navigate healthcare and aging issues. Whether it's a situation of immediate crises and decisions must be made quickly, a situation where a longer term plan is required or simply an educational need. You can find more information on Ms. Wilson at www.TheCareNavigator.com and www.TheCaringGeneration.com .

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Business and Social Networking, Senior Citizen Interests

Free Social Networking site helps Baby-Boomer Golfers Locate Extra Players

Author: Active Empty Nesters, LLC
Dateline: Houston, Texas (HOUSTON, Texas)  | Thu, 16 Jun 2011

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Golfers in the Houston Metro area have a new tool at their disposal to help them track down additional players, thanks to Active Empty Nesters, a new social networking site aimed at helping Baby Boomers lead an active lifestyle.”



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Golfers in the Houston Metro area have a new tool at their disposal to help them track down additional players, thanks to Active Empty Nesters, a new social networking site aimed at helping Baby Boomers lead an active lifestyle. ActiveEmptyNesters.com has added two new "interest groups" to their social networking site that will make it much simpler for members to find extra players with similar handicaps and for lone players to locate foursomes seeking additional players.

"Active Empty Nesters is a great way for men or women to reach out for free to others with similar interests," explained Ronald Mercier, creator of the ActiveEmptyNesters.com website. "Often golfers need up to 4 players for a given time on a busy course. After you've exhausted your friends, you may have someone assigned to your foursome at tee time by the starter. This sometimes pairs good players with a not so good player, and as a single player, it can often be difficult to find others with a similar skill level and the free time to play."

The two new groups are: "Houston Metro Women's Impromptu Golf Group" and "Houston Metro Men's Golf Pick-Up Group." Members of either can broadcast messages to the group (or to an outside email address) for any golfing event. The event can list the tee time, the number of players they are looking for, preferred handicap, and the location of their game. This allows both groups and individuals to find players of a similar caliber, and because the groups are open to any skill level, it ensures a wide range of handicaps are available.

There are several such groups on the site located in metropolitan areas within the U.S. However, if there's not a Golf group in a member's area, we encourage our members to start a group themselves. We'll provide all the tools they need to set the group up, get it running smoothly and begin promoting it to friends and other members. ActiveEmptyNesters.com will even help members create their group - all a member has to do is email us with their request. There is no charge for members to set up a new group.

The ActiveEmptyNesters.com website provides a dynamic social gathering place allowing members to meet others with similar interests and provides the tools to easily interact with other users and friends. Membership to the site is completely free. Once registered, members can begin setting up their personal profile, inviting friends to events, and communicating with old and new friends alike through the site's built in social-networking features.

About Active Empty Nesters:

Active Empty Nesters, LLC is a Colorado Limited Liability Company formed by Ronald Mercier. Mr. Mercier, owner and creator of ActiveEmptyNesters.com, has made it his mission to help his generation stay involved in, and educated on, the rapidly changing technology of today's modern world. The Active Empty Nesters social media website is designed specifically for the demographic of 50-and-over, to catch up with friends, and find new ones.

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Business and Social Networking, Global Aid and Disaster Relief

World’s Biggest Social Networking Experiment Brings Holiday Hope to Millions

Author: World Mind Network
Dateline: Los Angeles, California (LOS ANGELES, Calif.)  | Tue, 07 Dec 2010

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “The World Mind Network and Friends Beyond Borders have announced WikiGeeks, a coordinated effort among teams of university students to utilize commonly available Web 2.0 and social networking tools to create online Flash Mobs which will promote sustainability, environmental protection, and cultural preservation in selected Third World villages.”



A R T I C L E:

The World Mind Network and Friends Beyond Borders have announced WikiGeeks, a coordinated effort among teams of university students to utilize commonly available Web 2.0 and social networking tools to create online Flash Mobs which will promote sustainability, environmental protection, and cultural preservation in selected Third World villages. Student participants come from Harvard, the University of Witwatersrand, Rutgers, Caltech, Oxford, the University of Goroka, Union College, Pomona College, and the Federal University of Parana in Brazil.

The experiment is based on the fact that popular Web phenomena like Skype, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Google apps are rarely used in combination with each other to effect real change in the developing world. Formulas have been developed which use each of these, as well as Smart Phone apps, to build and scale projects quickly and efficiently. As programs grow, they are designed to divide into new units and grow, like amoebas, so that more student leaders can join.

Each student participant is paired with an enterprise adhering to international Fair Trade standards, and/or with a classroom belonging to iearn.org, a group which arranges electronic communications between schools around the world.

The team thus assembled then directs a research project which not only brings change to poverty-stricken communities, but carefully documents results so that successful strategies can be duplicated elsewhere. The Mendenhall Foundation will award two $10,000 cash prizes for the best project: one for the student committee and one for the village.

Beneficiaries include Cards from Africa (cardsfromafrica.com), an African enterprise which employs AIDS and Rwandan Civil War orphans to make greeting cards from recycled materials, HIP Pakistan (thehabitat.org) which promotes biodiversity in the Punjab and helps gypsy women market local handicrafts, and Artemisia (artemisia.org.br) a Brazilian social enterprise accelerator which supports Fair Trade groups.

Says project coordinator Sarah Mendel, "Students study the developing world all the time, but are rarely given a chance to bring about real change, in a way which can be documented and reapplied elsewhere. It turns out that social networking, Web 2.0 and Smart Phone apps, which are mere toys or conveniences to most people, are actually brilliantly suited to this task."

Most projects have both a practical goal aimed at immediate benefit (i.e., using solar ovens to decontaminate drinking water and therefore save trees from being used as firewood), and a more abstract research objective (discovering whether simple actions at the village level can sequester CO2 in significant amounts). Each project is based on an objective which is specific, testable, actionable immediately, and combines in full measure student creativity with the native wisdom of the villagers. Each must lead to improved local livelihood, while decreasing carbon footprints and preserving habitats for flora, fauna, and people.

The Holloway Trust and Chilam Foundation plan to permanently fund those projects which show long-term sustainability.

Each project results in a win-win situation for both village and student: the rural community gets plugged into the world via the Internet, and the student owns a niche on the Web which will permanently serve as a nexus for future research.

The basic formula behind each project is that for every 10,000 people reached via social networking about a sustainability or environmental issue in Africa, Asia, the Middle East or Latin America, 850 will pass on the information to others via their own networks, 75 will contribute valuable ideas for improving the project, 55 will purchase Fair Trade goods, 40 will be inspired to start a similar program of their own, 30 will donate funds, and 3 will actually want to volunteer to help in person. Refining this general formula for every country and situation is one of the chief goals of this program. Suggestions for future projects are welcome.

For more information write to worldmindnetwork@gmail.com or visit http://networkingprojects.org or call (626) 230-8862.

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Business and Social Networking

Starlight and Vivendi Introduce New Features to Starbright World, the Preeminent Online Social Network for Seriously Ill Teens

Author: Starlight Children's Foundation
Dateline: Los Angeles, California (LOS ANGELES, Calif.)  | Wed, 29 Sep 2010

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Having a chronic or life-threatening medical condition makes it hard for teens to cope with the already difficult realities of being a teenager. Supporting a sibling with an illness can be daunting as well. That is why Starlight Children's Foundation created Starbright World, an online social network for sick teens and their teen-aged siblings.”



A R T I C L E:

Having a chronic or life-threatening medical condition makes it hard for teens to cope with the already difficult realities of being a teenager. Supporting a sibling with an illness can be daunting as well. That is why Starlight Children's Foundation created Starbright World (www.starbrightworld.org), an online social network for sick teens and their teen-aged siblings - to provide a community of support and a much-needed distraction from daily struggles.

Over the past two years, Vivendi has provided leadership gifts for the critical preproduction and production phases of the Starbright World(R) redesign, earning recognition as the signature sponsor of the site. Vivendi recently renewed its support of Starlight once again through another generous award. The latest gift will be used to introduce new and enhanced features on Starbright World to satisfy the ever-changing expectations of its young community and keep the site on par with other popular social networks.

Many teens living with serious illness are isolated-both physically and emotionally-and feel left behind by friends. Starbright World enables teens to connect, socialize and establish meaningful relationships with others who are struggling with similar issues. In late 2009, thanks to generous contributions through Vivendi's Create Joy Fund, Starlight unveiled its next generation of Starbright World, which brought the latest in social networking technology to the site. Starbright World members connect with each other via chat, take part in virtual contests and games, and express themselves through stories, photos, videos, e-cards and personal profiles.

"Vivendi is proud to be the signature sponsor of Starbright World as part of the company's commitment to supporting children and teens who struggle every day with life-altering medical conditions," said Flavie Lemarchand-Wood, Vivendi's director of communications in North America. "Since our involvement, Starbright World has increased its membership by an estimated 42%. The Starbright World community is an incredible example of how technology and heart can bring the digital generation together in innovative ways."

Pending enhancements to Starbright World include one-way video conferencing, webinar functionality, additional instant messaging capabilities and a music player. The grant will also support 20/7 live chat hosting and site moderation as well as marketing and outreach to promote awareness and member recruitment.

"We were so honored when Vivendi funded the rebuild of Starbright World," said Jane Van Stedum, Interim Executive Director at Starlight. "Membership on the site is at an all-time high. Our teens report they absolutely love the new features, which allow them to find others with similar challenges and express themselves in a safe and accepting environment. Vivendi has been instrumental in ensuring that Starbright World incorporates cutting edge technology and remains an engaging hotspot-and emotional lifeline-for seriously ill teens."

Since its debut in 1996, Starbright World has helped thousands of teens, ages 13-20, build on friendships, create new ones, and cope with their illnesses. "Research studies have demonstrated the very real benefits of Starbright World, which include a reduction in pain, anxiety, loneliness and withdrawn behavior, and an increased willingness to return for medical treatment," said Joseph Bush, Ph.D., associate dean for research, Fielding Graduate University's School of Psychology.

Visit www.starbrightworld.org to learn more about Starbright World and how to register. To keep the site safe, parental consent is required for membership, and the chat rooms are monitored at all times by trained, paid adult staff.

For more information about the Vivendi Create Joy Fund, please visit http://createjoy.vivendi.com .

About Vivendi:

"Offering the best to the digital generation," Vivendi (VIV.PA / EPA:VIV) is at the heart of content, platforms and interactive networks. Vivendi combines the world leader in video games (Activision Blizzard), the world leader in music (Universal Music Group), the French leader in alternative telecoms (SFR), the Moroccan leader in telecoms (Maroc Telecom Group), the leading alternative telecoms provider in Brazil (GVT) and the French leader in Pay TV (Canal+ Group).

In 2009, Vivendi achieved revenues of EUR27.1 billion and adjusted net income of EUR2.6 billion. With operations in 77 countries, the Group has over 49,000 employees. www.vivendi.com .

About Starlight Children's Foundation:

When a child or teenager has a serious medical condition, everyone in the family is affected. For more than 25 years, Starlight Children's Foundation has been dedicated to helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. Starlight's programs have been proven to distract children from their pain, help them better understand and manage their illnesses, and connect families facing similar challenges so that no one feels alone. Through a network of chapters and offices, Starlight provides ongoing support to children, parents and siblings in all U.S. states and Canadian provinces with an array of outpatient, hospital-based and Web offerings. Programs are also delivered internationally through affiliates in Australia, Japan and the United Kingdom. To learn more visit www.starlight.org .

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Business and Social Networking

Facebook-Style Networking Platform Bridges the Gap for Foundations and Philanthropists

Author: iGivingWorld, Ltd.
Dateline: Nassau, Bahamas (NASSAU, Bahamas)  | Thu, 18 Mar 2010

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “NASSAU, Bahamas -- It was the Clinton Global Initiative in New York that inspired Jane Siebels, founder iGivingWorld, to create an invitation-only, secure social media Web site to connect philanthropists and foundations around the globe. While there were so many people who attended the Global initiative, there were still so many more people to connect.”



A R T I C L E:

NASSAU, Bahamas /Neotrope News Network/ -- It was the Clinton Global Initiative in New York that inspired Jane Siebels, founder iGivingWorld, to create an invitation-only, secure social media Web site to connect philanthropists and foundations around the globe. While there were so many people who attended the Global initiative, there were still so many more people to connect.

After extensive research and multiple brainstorming sessions, iGivingWorld was born. The platform resembles Facebook-style networking, but information is exchanged in a highly-secure environment; all members are guaranteed privacy and may even choose to remain anonymous.

iGivingWorld's main mission is to bring these two groups together so they may benefit from collaborative efforts and communicate their successful progress.

Barnaby Marsh, vice president of strategic initiatives at The Templeton Foundation reveals that there is frequent duplication of efforts and notes. iGivingWorld is designed to reduce these duplicative efforts while allowing donors to collaborate on their work in similar areas.

"It's a model that could break the mold," says Marsh. "This can revolutionize giving."

iGivingWorld provides a much-needed infrastructure. It promotes collaboration, sharing insights and innovative solutions. Strategic alignment software allows grantors to be very specific, thus improving the lines of communication. Progress notes and successes are easily shared through "roundtable discussions," private groups, sophisticated and tech-savvy project-sharing tools and more.

Grantors can easily locate specific areas of interest and like-minded individuals through organization profiles, location and causes. Project pages also report on impact to donors and supporters through grantee testimonies, expenditure reports and all associated media.

Prior to joining, potential members are screened to ensure that they are a good fit for iGiving World. Staff researches philanthropists for their history of giving, and only foundations that have a history of grant making are invited to join this exclusive online network. Marketers and fundraisers are screened out.

iGivingWorld is, in a sense, one-stop-collaboration and communication for grantors. It is open to qualified groups and individuals all over the world.

About the Founder:

Jane Siebels, founder iGivingWorld, is a protegee of the late Sir John Templeton, the famed global investment manager and philanthropist. Siebels is a trustee of the Templeton Foundation in the Bahamas; a board member of Accion International, a microlending organization based in Boston; and board member of The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). Recently, Siebels was awarded NFTE's "Entrepreneur of the Year Award." And while she knows that many groups strive separately to accomplish similar goals, she believes if they worked together, they could maximize their impact.

For more information, visit: www.iGivingWorld.com .

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Business and Social Networking

Innovative Michigan Fishing Web Site Seeks and Shares Anglers Secrets

Author: ADCO FLYCAST
Dateline: Wed, 05 Aug 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “STEVENSVILLE, Mich. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Michigan fishermen are themselves being caught up in a new community net which is carefully crafted to reel them in hook, line and sinker. Recently spawned Michigan Fish Fanatic, a service of ADCO FLYCAST, is inviting fishermen to cast their wisdom on the waters and let others know about where, when and how to catch their favorite denizens of the deep.”



A R T I C L E:

Michigan "afishionados" are creating a hands-on community portal to share insights about scores of fishing spots statewide.

STEVENSVILLE, Mich., Aug. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Michigan fishermen are themselves being caught up in a new community net which is carefully crafted to reel them in hook, line and sinker. Recently spawned Michigan Fish Fanatic (MichiganFishFanatic.com), a service of ADCO FLYCAST, is inviting fishermen to cast their wisdom on the waters and let others know about where, when and how to catch their favorite denizens of the deep.

According to the Web site, the goal of MFF is to offer fishermen across the state opportunities to share local knowledge and to give the virtual community the information it needs to increase fishing success and encourage fishermen to try places they have never tried before.

One fully-convinced member says, "Michigan Fish Fanatic is a fisherman's candy store. Where else can you interact with other fanatics and find the exact information you need on a given day to catch your limit?"

A dedicated gathering place for resident anglers, Michigan Fish Fanatic offers maps of more than 8,000 lakes, 550 rivers, and 90 harbors, including depth readings. Once inside the portal, visitors to the site are encouraged to enter their own personal knowledge of each of the thousands of locations, including access points, fishing reports, hot spots and tips, and other helpful information.

In addition to the maps, the Web site hosts community pages. Social networking similar to Facebook is part of the online environment, so visitors to the community can create profiles, share photo albums and keep running blogs of fishing trips and tips which can be made public or kept private depending on personal preferences.

MFF members are invited to submit articles, recipes, and fly-tying tips and tricks with step-by-step instructions. There are even classified ads of interest to the fishing and recreational communities.

And there are forums galore.

In order to reel in additional fishermen who are willing to share their knowledge of the state's waterways and the fish that inhabit them, the Web site is sponsoring a contest to year's end and will give away four springtime guided steelhead fishing trips on the Manistee River to the MFF members who contribute to the Web site in significant ways for the rest of the year.

For more information about Michigan Fish Fanatic or the current contest visit www.MichiganFishFanatic.com.

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New Micro Blogging Web Site Rivals Twitter and Facebook – Share Tips with TipDrop

Author: TipDrop
Dateline: Thu, 23 Jul 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- TipDrop is a place where people come to give and receive tips on just about anything. In fact, in its first five days the site has had 1,000,000 page views and more than 3,000 tips. Do you want tips on the best new digital camera to buy? Need tips on how to drive traffic to your Web site? Check out TipDrop.”



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DALLAS, Texas, July 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- TipDrop is a place where people come to give and receive tips on just about anything. In fact, in its first five days the site has had 1,000,000 page views and more than 3,000 tips. Do you want tips on the best new digital camera to buy? Need tips on how to drive traffic to your Web site? Check out TipDrop.com.

TipDrop"Many other micro blogging sites are flooded with useless information about what people had for breakfast or when they walked their dog," Jonathan Leger, creator of TipDrop.com, says. "And, while that's fine for friends and family, most people could care less."

TipDrop takes a fresh approach to how information is shared. People who participate in TipDrop do not want to read inane bits of information; they want credible tips. TipDrop also serves as a platform for people to showcase their personal areas of expertise.

So, how does it work? People post tips that relate to specific topics found in tip sheets. For instance, a user might create a tip sheet with the title, "How to save money in a down economy" and another user might add a tip that advises, "Pack your lunch instead of eating out when at work."

As more users add more tips, the tip sheets become valuable sources of information. And, to keep the best tips on top, users can vote. This raises/lowers the credibility of tips, tip sheets and the users who created them.

The whole system is built around what Leger refers to as a "credibility engine." A user's credibility level determines his or her tips and tip sheet credibility in ranking order. And, as users improve their credibility and ranking, their votes become more powerful.

"All of this works to keep the best on top and the 'spam' and junk out of the system," Leger adds.

Another advantage of TipDrop is that many other micro blogging sites limit characters. For instance, Twitter is limited to 140. TipDrop allows for 255 characters which is typically enough space for a quality tip.

"Ultimately, I took the best of what many social media and informational sites had to offer and created TipDrop.com to build valuable, topic-driven content," Leger explains.

For more information: www.TipDrop.com.

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New Web Site Helps Anyone Assist Humanity’s Transformation Into a Global Brain – the World Mind Network

Author: World Mind Network
Dateline: Mon, 29 Jun 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “BONITA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Over the last five years or so, new Web 2.0 tools have hit society like one wave after another: MySpace, Skype, Facebook, YouTube, all the various iPhone and Blackberry applications, and now Twitter. The effect, according to social scientists, is to vastly increase both the complexity and content of communication, such that the planet appears more and more like a vast integrated Mind, akin to James Lovelock's 'Gaia' or Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's 'Noosphere.' This is the rationale for the World Mind Network.”



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BONITA, Calif., June 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Over the last five years or so, new Web 2.0 tools have hit society like one wave after another: MySpace, Skype, Facebook, YouTube, all the various iPhone and Blackberry applications, and now Twitter. The effect, according to social scientists, is to vastly increase both the complexity and content of communication, such that the planet appears more and more like a vast integrated Mind, akin to James Lovelock's "Gaia" or Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's "Noosphere." This is the rationale for the World Mind Network.

World Mind NetworkTo a large degree, Web 2.0 tools have been used historically for rather trivial purposes: games, gossip, silly videos, and inconsequential chatter. Recent events in Iran may indicate a turning point.

The WMN wants to help people use these tools for grander purposes. They use these vastly expanded powers of networking to improve education, do research, build community across political divides, and utilize collaborative online mind-mapping to address common problems. The Board of Trustees includes five Nobel Laureates.

Their first project was helping a multimedia ICT Education center in Kenya receive funding through donation of unused cellphone minutes.

Joining the World Mind Network (www.theworldmindnetwork.net) is like having a Facebook or Twitter account, but it assumes that one is interested in improving the world somehow. Participants can join a forum devoted to improving science education co-moderated by a Nobel Laureate (Peter Doherty), start a psychological research project, or contribute to an interactive blog on the world economic crisis co-hosted by another Nobelist (Edmund Phelps). Members are setting up live webcam links between secondary classrooms in South Africa, Macedonia, and Japan.

The fact that an average person can have an enormous effect on the world through free tools that are used every day for business and pleasure is becoming more and more evident.

According to the World Mind Network, in the last 15 years or so Humanity has traversed the anthropological scale from Homo Sapiens (Thinking Man) to Homo Connnectivus (Connected Man) to the current Homo Endunamonus (Empowered Man).

The possibilities are endless. See theworldmindnetwork.net. Anyone wishing to chair a committee can write to friendsbeyondborders@gmail.com.

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Diabetic Dating Site Builds Relationships and Gives Back to the Cause

Author: DiabeticSingles.com
Dateline: Fri, 17 Apr 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “CHICAGO, Ill., April 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Diabetes is a growing problem and more and more people are striving to cope. As a result, DiabeticSingles announces the launch of their new website which brings together people who have at least one shared known commonality. As of 2007, according to the Centers for Disease Control, 236 million people had diabetes worldwide; 23.6 million or 7.8 percent were from the U.S. population.”



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CHICAGO, Ill., April 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Diabetes is a growing problem and more and more people are striving to cope. As a result, DiabeticSingles announces the launch of their new website which brings together people who have at least one shared known commonality. As of 2007, according to the Centers for Disease Control, 236 million people had diabetes worldwide; 23.6 million or 7.8 percent were from the U.S. population.

diabetic singlesMore recently, the CDC has elevated the classification of diabetes from being an epidemic to a pandemic.

So, what does all this mean? It means that there are a staggering number of people who share the same disease, but may have trouble connecting with each other. In response, DiabeticSingles.com was launched.

The founder of the website wanted to create a niche platform for people with diabetes -- a place where single people with diabetes could build relationships with other diabetics.

"Diabetes has always been a concern to me," Christy Myatt, founder of DiabeticSingles, explains. "It runs in my family and I have witnessed, firsthand, how dating can often be difficult for people with diabetes due to specific needs and challenges. There are many hurdles to overcome."

A personal desire to create a safe and happy dating environment for people with diabetes, combined with the opportunity to give back to and support the cause, were the catalysts for developing the website.

People with diabetes have unique needs that may seem foreign to others and diabetes plays a large role in their daily lives when it comes to diet, activities, exercise and more. Who better to understand these needs than another diabetic?

"DiabeticSingles is not just another dating site. We stand strongly behind the cause, and provide support within the diabetic community," Myatt adds.

Membership is open to people 18 and older. Members create a profile, upload a photo, and begin building relationships with other members within the DiabeticSingles community.

After becoming a paid member, DiabeticSingles will donate 10 percent of the fee towards one of five diabetes charities that have been predetermined by DiabeticSingles; members choose from one of the five.

For more information, visit: www.diabeticsingles.com.

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