StumbleUpon – Getting boring?

StumbleUpon - Getting boring?I don’t know, but lately I have less fun using StumbleUpon. But why is that? I mean, it is still working the same way and due to the fact that StumbleUpon is learning which type of content you prefer, you always stumble through websites with something that interests you…at least most of the time.

Duplicate Content

is one of the major problems a StumbleUpon user encounters and there is no way to prevent this from happening!

I stopped counting how often I saw one and the same picture, article, „lolcat“…whatever…again and again. Usually, I give a thumb up the first time. The next time I just ignore it…and then? Well, if I give it a thumb down, it will mess up the system because although I like it, I say I wouldn’t like it… I wish there was a way to report duplicate content. Weiterlesen

Block Firefox…because its users are thieves…

I discovered this uh…funny article at webmaster-source.com about a guy who runs a website called whyfirefoxisblocked.com.

The guy at „whyisfirefoxblocked.com“ claim that Firefox users are thieves if they use AdblockPlus or other ways to block the advertisement on a website.

Matt from webmaster-source.com outlines a few holes in their arguments about why blocking Firefox is necessary. After reading it I couldn’t stop laughing, as you can see in my comment.

If you really decide to block Firefox because your visitors don’t want to see the Ads on your page, maybe you should think about a few things:
1. you Ads are annoying (or wasting bandwith for the user)
2. the market share of Firefox keeps on growing, you will hurt yourself on the long run
3. not everyone uses an Adblocker on Firefox, those who do, usually block annoying ads
4. maybe you better download and use Firefox instead of Internet Explorer
5. if you rely on Advertisement to earn money…maybe you should rethink your business plan…

I believe if you fix point 1 and 5 you will see that you get one or more clicks on the Ads…although I doubt that because although I see many ads I rarely click them…

Note #1: whyfirefoxisblocked.com is currently down with a 509 – Bandwith Limit Exceeded. I assume a bunch of Firefox users were visiting it, using a User Agent Switcher Add-On

Note #2: @the owner of whyfirefoxisblocked.com: Would be nice if you would add a comments option to your website…wait, you will get spammed by the blocked Firefox users, aight? Well, feel free to reply on here if you are brave enough…

Update: I just found a page countering whyfirefoxisblocked.com, so feel free to visit whyisfirefoxblocked.com 😉

Tay Zonday – an amazing voice

I don’t know if you heard one of Tay Zonday’s songs or saw one of his YouTube videos already. I didn’t know about this amazing guy before either.

Fortunately I stumbled upon a website called chocolaterain.org after watching that song I decided to have a closer look at the guy on YouTube.

I got my favorites of his YouTube videos right after the jump. So if you are too lazy to visit YouTube direct….
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Star Wars + Singing in the Rain + George Lucas = ?

What if George Lucas would have restored „Singing in the rain“ like he did with Star Wars?
See the result below:

Great Concept: Michael Jacksons Thriller…in Prison

The 1500+ inmates of Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Cebu City, Philippines, do a lot more than just languish in a cell. They have livelihood programs and personal savings accounts, allowing them to earn and save money for legal fees or the families they left behind. Perhaps even more impressive is what they do with the rest of their time: rehearse and perform elaborate parades and dance numbers, like the recreation of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” seen here.

The choreography, the coordination, and the precision are insane. The Rockettes have nothing on these guys.
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I like the concept behind it. The inmates are kept busy and they actually see a positive result while working on the whole coordination. Would be interesting if other prisons would copy the concept. I’m wondering how the fall back rate of the inmates is after they are set free again.