Internet Advertising: Why is it Effective?

A new slimming agent is out in the market. You’ve just seen it on TV. If you’re on a weight loss journey, you would probably get curious and more likely be thinking of making a trip to the store to see what’s in that new product for yourself. And when eventually you would end up taking home a sampler of that product that is what you call marketing persuasion.

Internet Advertising (image source and credits)

To promote a thing or an idea is in itself very difficult. This is where experiential marketing agencies come in the picture. They play a vital part in effectively bringing out these products and making them a success in the market.

Nowadays, the popularity and demand of internet advertising is dramatically increasing. Through internet advertising companies can reach every corner of the world in no time and at absolutely lower cost. A lot of business firms find it more effective than using the conventional advertising tools. While the demand is growing, the sprouting of advertising agencies online is getting unstoppable now too. Make sure to only settle for the reputable ones. These companies are more likely to help you connect with the consumers than the other way around.

Sinulog 2012 — FREE WiFi in Cebu City

Days before the Sinulog 2012 grand parade, I’ve already read a post from a Cebu-based blogger friend regarding the Free WiFi access in Cebu City.

Sinulog 2012 -- FREE Wifi in Cebu CitySinulog 2012 — FREE WiFi in Cebu City

Indeed, there were areas in Cebu City during the grand parade and the celebration of Sinulog 2012 where WiFi access was free. These areas were Gorordo to Fuente Osmeña Circle, General Maxilom Avenue, Osmeña Boulevard, selected areas in North Bacalso Avenue and P. del Rosario, Cebu City Hall, Provincial Capitol, the Cebu City Sports Center, Magellan’s Cross and Plaza Independencia.

According to PLDT, the WiFi provider, this is yet the first outdoor FREE WiFi access made available.

Wikipedia’s 24 hour blackout protest

I am supposed to lurk information about silver dollars using Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia online however, it seems like “Wikipedia’s 24 hour blackout protest” has started already. The website is showing black features on it.

Wikipedia's 24 hour blackout protestWikipedia’s 24 hour blackout protest

Wikipedia’s 24 hour blackout protest is an act of the company opposing the proposed US anti-piracy legislation.

Anyway, so much with that Wikipedia, let me talk back about silver dollars that I first mentioned. I am actually curious of the Morgan silver dollars price guide because one of my friends has mentioned about silver dollars which he and his friends are collecting. And yeah, upon checking online, Morgan silver dollars are great stuff to collect.

Green Web Hosting

Reducing carbon footprint is one of the many things we can do to help save the environment. That major emitters of carbon dioxide (CO2) are data centers and business users. This is why most businesses go online to reduce carbon footprint (less wastage of paper, conservation of energy resources – gas for transportation, electricity and water for office consumption, etc.).

These days, even web-based businesses are looking into green web hosting companies – they not only find them helpful to the environment, they find them more affordable as well.


What is green web hosting?

A hosting provider that uses renewable energy to power their data centers, or purchases offsets (supports and maintains green or environmentally-friendly ways, cleans up other carbon footprints) can be considered a “green” web host.

We all know that hosting websites requires electricity to run 24/7. It consumes a lot of energy. So in order to conserve or recycle energy, web hosts run on energy generated by wind, solar or even biogas. They do this by buying renewable energy certificates.

Another way to offset carbon emissions and reduce carbon footprints is to cover for the emissions that host is responsible for. Since they cannot for example run on renewable energy – they can invest or support a local wind farm, host a reforestation program in their area or recycling program.


Why you should support green web hosting

The obvious reason for this is to support companies who are environment-friendly. Green web hosts also have special offers on hosting for non-profit organizations. They support the use of renewable energy and a paperless working environment.

To find out which companies are “green”, go to

Peach is a content writer who writes for . She sees this as an opportunity to share information about internet related topics like the WP Engine Review and others.

Microsoft Faces Legal Issues After Tracking Mobile Phone Users

When fronting the US Congress in May regarding the tracking of mobile phone users by manufacturers and software providers, a Washington (US) based company said that the tracking of a user’s location helped in delivering improved experiences for users. It told congress that Microsoft collected a limited amount of information. This was being done in order to be able to provide better experiences by determining the location of devices carrying their software. It was emphasised at the time however that this was always done with the absolute consent of the user. Congress was told that the gathering of this type of information was never done with the intention of finding out where any specific unit was going or where it had come from. Even the best mobile phones had been used for this purpose.

No Ulterior Motive Congress Told

It was stated at the same time that such information was handled responsibly, and the result of having a location based feature on a mobile phone was a useful tool for the user to have at his or her disposal. Microsoft never intended to put together any database of information that would end up facilitating any other party to track any mobile phone user, Congress was told.

Despite these assurances Microsoft has since been issued with a lawsuit claiming it had continued to track users’ whereabouts even after users opted out of having such a feature installed on their mobile phones. It has been claimed that the best mobile phones, including those containing  Windows Phone 7, and smart phones, were used by Microsoft to unknowingly track users whenever they used their mobile phone camera. This latest lawsuit, which has been filed through a Seattle court, is claiming that Microsoft continued with their tracking activity following the users closing their location tracking feature. This latest lawsuit claims that Microsoft’s earlier statement to Congress saying such data was only collected with a user’s knowledge and permission was false.


Complainant Claims Best Mobile Phones Involved

The lawsuit, filed by Rebecca Cousineau, alleges that the data Microsoft sends back to the company involves the coordinates of a user’s whereabouts whenever the camera is activated. It states that the best mobile phones are involved, including smart phones with Windows Phone 7 software installed which includes Samsung Omnia 7 and HTC 7 Mozart.

Previous concern has arisen regarding location privacy involving Google and Apple. This had resulted in both those companies including Microsoft and Nokia having to appear before the US Congress to explain their policies. This earlier alert came about after researchers found such software installed in the best mobile phones such as iPhones. Similar software was then found to exist in Google Android mobile phones but they satisfied Congress that they had received users’ approval to use the location software.


Kelly writes about mobile phone technology for Mobile Phone Finder, providing you with the best mobile phone comparison services online.

Data Recovery Experts

One of the things, upon receiving a call from the attendant of the Toshiba service center in Cebu City, that I could think of before heading to the mall to buy an external disk for data recovery procedures was to look for information and any other form of knowledge about software data recovery experts online.

Why I was looking for data recovery experts online? It was because, though Oshi was already in the service center for something good to happen to him, I still am hoping to help Oshi by myself in recovering all my data stored on him. I only have a limited ideas and knowledge about data recovery, perhaps the reason why I really lurked over the internet about data recovery experts’ tips, info and a lot more.

Data recovery experts online help one to have idea and clear knowledge on how to recover lost data. It offers a number of tips and sure to help recovering lost data.

Recovering Oshi

The moment I received a call from the Toshiba service center in Cebu City regarding Oshi’s health status, I have nothing on my mind but the quickest hard disk recovery thingy to be done for Oshi.

I told the lady attendant who called me not to open up or do invasive procedure to Oshi yet not unless the data stored on Oshi are recovered. Yes! They did what I told them. After I bought an external hard disk to save those recovered data from Oshi, I immediately went to the center and talked to the attendants.

Good enough, the data were recovered. But Oshi did not.

Accordingly, hard disk recovery procedure is very much difficult to do. As the technician said, the hard disk of Oshi was already damaged and that needing to be replaced. It’s already a bonus for me that the data were recovered. He emphasized that ‘good enough data were recovered’ even though they were not able to recover Oshi’s hard disk.

Oshi’s Problem

The very reason why I abandoned Oshi in no hesitations on January 2011 was because of hard disk failure.

A week before I decided to buy a new one, actually, I was still able to bring Oshi in his clinic. I brought him in the toshiba service center here in Cebu City. The technician just informed me on his first day of confinement to prepare for an external hard disk for data recovery of my files from Oshi’s before they have to do some thing more crucial in Oshi’s CPU. Since that was an advice, I bought an external hard disk for Oshi.

On his third day, I went to his clinic to visit him while bringing with me the external hard disk. But to my shock, I advised again to buy a hard drive for Oshi because of hard disk failure and that the technician could not do anything more than just simple reformatting of Oshi but real replacement of the hard disk.

Then, I asked a piece of advise from my mom. Since the hard disk costs much more than purchasing a new laptop, I and my mom just decided to purchase a new computer set.

That’s the story of Oshi and his problem.

Data Recovery Problem

To those who used to follow me, I mean all of my blogs including my personal blog, Gagay.MD, surely would know and would still remember my toshiba laptop computer, Oshi. Yes! My Oshi, he was. He was my laptop way back my last year in college and my first year in medical school. He gotten busted just on January of this year.

I didn’t know and couldn’t figure things out how it happen that just one day I can’t open Oshi. He wasn’t responding when I check him. However, days before that day he died, he was very sickly then. After fifteen minutes or so that Oshi is working with me, he suddenly feeling so hot and eventually faint. He just turn his-self off without any sound.

The day he died, I have had no things to worry about but my data stored at Oshi’s.

To my grief, actually, I didn’t know how to react, I was feeling empty, I almost tell the world that my Oshi left me. One of my friends suggested me to use raid data recovery software so for me to try to get back all my data ~ school stuff, to be exact which were all kept by Oshi.

However, simply because I am not a computer techie, though I know the basics in computer, I was very clueless on how to run the raid data recovery software. Even raid data recovery itself, I have had no idea what was it all about. When that friend of mine also shared to me what that data recovery and how it works, I then asked myself if Oshi’s lost was a good thing that I have learned news things in computer or a bad thing that I lost my Oshi, his-self?

I will be sharing, posting, on my next article regarding the basic info on what really is raid data recovery and how it runs and helps revering lost data.

Wanted SPAM Deleter

It’s Sunday once again, in fact, the last Sunday of the month. I supposed to freshen up my mind and relax a bit before diving into many notes and books for our coming examinations this week by playing online games and trying my luck to a price of gold as well.

However, when I opened my email account, just  for me to check those related sites in my inbox where there were gold prices awaiting to any online game player, I have flooding spam messages un0pened. The worst thing is that those spam messages are in my inbox and not in my spam folder which is very time-consuming to clean that I need to run over to each messages for me to find out whether one is a spam and different from the other. If only I could hire one online spam deleter, I would never hesitate to do so! Smiley

Think of my precious time which I supposed to spend studying and doing other things but instead left cleaning my inbox with such annoying spammers. Every time I open one email and found it’s really a spam mail, I always think of my delayed schedule and time allotted for the spot gold for me to grab. Instead of making myself stress-free and relaxed in this early morning, spams are even making my morning so disgusted! Smiley

Anybody would like to apply as a spam deleter?