Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Brand Advertising is the recognition of a product and remembering it later. Google allows users to use free programs such as Adsense which offers webpage owners the ability to make money on their existing site by allowing web links to various products related to their business market appear in hyperlink form. To read more about brand advertising click on John’s Blog.

Brand Advertising

John Battelle Searchblog



Communication has become easier with the growth in technology. Roommates in college find themselves using AIM with each other on the other side of the room when they could just as easily talk. This also happens with texting or phones calls when people do not want to get up and go talk to the person. Could be laziness or could be convenience. Check out Max’s blog about “Couples That Communicate” for more.

Max's Blog


Last Mets Post

As the last post about my blog topic (the Mets) of the year I would like to update you readers on the Mets standings and record as of now. Last night the Mets All-Star David Wright came through with a clutch game-winning RBI single in the 11th inning vs. the Bucs. The luck ran out today as the Mets fell to the Bucs 13-1.

The Mets are currently are 1 game back from the leader the Florida Marlins and ½ a game behind the Philadelphia Phillies.

National League East - Teams, Records, Standings
Florida: 15-11 (0 games back)
Philadelphia: 15-12 (.5 games back)
Mets: 14-12 (1 games back)
Atlanta: 12-15 (3.5 games back)
Washington: 11-17 (5 games back)

Vquzeshuf to everyone who has continued to read my blog throughout the semester.



Thursday, April 24, 2008

Jack Lang Fundraiser

The Mets are going to pay tribute to Jack Lang and raise funds for the Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island Saturday afternoon before and during their game at Shea Stadium. The game will be played against the Braves at 1:10. Funds for the EFLI are going to be raised in the picnic area at Shea and in the left field terrace.

In honor of Lang, his family has chosen the Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island as their charitable partner for this fund raiser to raise awareness of this disorder, which affects Lang’s grandson and over 40 million people world wide. The Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island provides education, counseling and residential care to Long Island residents with epilepsy and related conditions.

“Lang began his career covering the Brooklyn Dodgers for the Long Island Press in 1947. After the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles for the 1958 season, the paper assigned him to cover the New York Yankees. Lang began covering the New York Mets in their inaugural 1962 season, continuing that beat until he retired in 1989. When the Long Island Press folded in 1977, Lang moved to the New York Post. He was the 1986 recipient of the J. G. Taylor Spink Award for ‘meritorious contributions to baseball writing.’” Lang Newspaper Career

Business Advantages of Going Online - Speed


The internet’s speed has increased over the years allowing users to be more accommodated. “Broadband or high-speed Internet access allows users to access the Internet and Internet-related services at significantly higher speeds than those available through “dial-up” Internet access services.” The speed allows users to enjoy delivery of items instantaneously, such as an account. These services include Fantasy Games, customization, chats, message boards and other exclusive content. Also, clothing stores offers overnight, multiple days or two week shipping to cater to anyone’s needs.

Speed Article - Broadband Access

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J.Crew Overnight Shipping and 2 Week Shipping


Business Advantages of Going Online - Access


Businesses that use the internet enlarge their customer base; approximately 5 billion people are not currently online, but they will become desirable customers in the near future as they gain access to the internet. AT&T and Starbucks are trying to increase the number of users currently not online and making it easier for customers with laptops to use the internet. AT&T now offers free Wi-Fi internet access to Starbucks locations which provides more than 7,000 coffee shops across the country. “AT&T now has more than 17,000 U.S. hot spots and more than 70,000 globally.” These services increase the access to the internet and are an advantage of going online. Also AT&T is making money on the deal, after 2 hours of free service two-hour blocks of wireless service will be sold at $3.99 or a monthly membership of $19.99 per month. Everyone benefits from the deal.

Access Article


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Business Advantages of Going Online - Worldwide Exposure

Worldwide Exposure:
The internet is a wonderful way for businesses to become international or national. One example of worldwide exposure is radio stations broadcasting over the internet. With a simple cost of a computer and broadcasting charge the station can then broadcast to anyone. "It creates a worldwide market for us," Oliver said. "Travelers and people who have moved to other cities can listen to us wherever they go." As Oliver said it helps people who move out of the area to keep in touch with the stations they grew up with and love. The internet has allowed companies to progress much faster than imagined in the past. "The entertainment industry is moving to the Internet and wireless Web technology. We believe that AM and FM radio will be around for quite a while, but if people start getting most of their information and entertainment from the Internet, that will impact traditional stations,” says Doug Dimmel.

Worldwide Exposure Article