Social media sites

Quickly, social media is taking over the Internet landscape.

500 million. Almost double the United States population: That’s how many users Facebook now has. Social media is slowly becoming synonymous with “the Internet” and “new age” technology. The rapid expansion is catching on with everyone; in fact, 40-50 year old women are one of the largest growing Facebook groups. With the increasing popularity of the social media age, companies are starting to get into the loop as well. Slowly, businesses are beginning to adopt and use social media to expand their customer base. Some companies are doing it poorly; solely posting links on their Twitter and Facebook pages and completely ignoring the fact that interaction is the most important part of using social media effectively. Some companies, however, are doing an exceptional job. So, let’s look at three companies that are currently excelling in the social media space.

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A LAN party and the computers they use

Some people tend to be quite passionate about their computers.

It doesn’t matter if your computer is a brand new, top-of-the-line machine that cost $2,000 or if it’s five years old holding on for its dear life: your computer is only as good as the shape you keep it in. Programs are needed to maintain and optimize your computer, prevent malicious software from entering, and not overusing resources so your computer doesn’t act sluggish. Throughout all my years of computer repair, I’ve come across some great programs that cost absolutely nothing and help your computer stay in excellent condition.

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Woman fanning herself with money

Fanning yourself with money is much more enjoyable when you earned it in your sleep.

I believe the United States is facing a rapid transition. No longer are we just intrigued by just earning insane amounts of cash; we’re intrigued by earning money while having the flexibility to use it. As a follower of Ramit Sethi’s blog and book, I’ve gone through a rapid transformation in the last few months in an attempt to maximize my returns with as little effort as possible. After about 10 hours of working through Ramit’s book and doing independent research, I created a system that earns money through my high-yield Savings and Checking accounts (ING Direct and Schwab, respectfully); gets me great perks through a credit card; and saves me money on the big spending. Click read more to learn how I do it, and how you can do the same.

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