Today, Radio 94.9 and 600 KCOL are holding the First Annual Radiothon to support the Fort Collins Rescue Mission raise funds for their services at the Fort Collins Rescue Mission shelter and the Harvest Farm in Wellington.
The goal is to raise the funds to provide warm meals, safe shelter and critical services to the less fortunate in the Fort Collins area.
I know many people want to help the Fort Collins Rescue Mission, but don't have the funds to do so. But I have an easy way for you to help out!
For only $1.92, your donation can help ONE hungry, hurting, homeless person. So for every new like n the Radio 94.9 Facebook page between Noon to 11:59 pm on Thursday, December 5, I will contribute a meal (up to 50 meals) to the Fort Collins Rescue Mission.
I shared my pledge with my co-workers here, and as I write this post, 3 other people have pledged to donate $1.92 for every new like. Think about it - for every person that likes the Radio 94.9 Facebook page between noon and 11:59 pm, 4 hot meals will be given to the homeless and hurting at the Fort Collins Rescue Mission.
If you want to help, just go to Facebook.com/Radio949 and like the page. That's all you have to do!
If you want to MATCH the contributions being made by my co-workers and I, send me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know. I'll acknowledge your gift in my post tomorrow.
If you want to donate to the Fort Collins Rescue Mission, you can mail a check to the Denver Rescue Mission supporting the FCRM by clicking the button below to print a pledge form.
You can also donate online. Just click the button below to go to a SECURE website to make your donation using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express Card. Please put "RADIOTHON" in the comments section.
Just when you thought people were forgetting about the Geico "Hump Day" commercial, someone finds out that Christmas 2013 falls on a Wednesday. And to commerate the occassion, online retailer Look Human came up with this CLEVER t-shirt to remind people what day you will be celebrating Christmas this year. Order up this shirt and remind everyone of the awesomeness that comes from a Humpday Christmas!
While the $30 price tag may scare people off, you can rest assured that the shirt is Made in America by the folks at American Apparel. The Los Angeles based clothing maker pays their employees at least $30,000 per year with full benefits.
You can purchase this t-shirt (and a lot of other funny holiday shirts) at LookHuman.com. Click on the t-shirt to go right to the product page and place your order. (Just a heads up, the next time you can wear this shirt is December 2019.)
When you get your shirt, tweet me at picture @WebGuyTom.
When it comes to making a purchase online anymore, I am usually over-cautious when it comes to researching my purchase. I'm looking over reviews before I make the purchase - seeing if others have had poor experiences with the product, service or establishment. But some of the reviews I've seen leave me more confused than ever.
For example, I was looking at an iPhone app recently. The reviews didn't tell me much about the app and how well it worked. Instead, I was greated with review after review about the company's customer service - not the app.
So I'm giving you a few tips on how to write an effective online review with some tips from Alan Henry on lifehacker.com.
The saying goes "the devil is in the details," but take a second to think about what details can be left out - and what is important.
Most people don't need a play-by-play account of your poor experience. But a review that says "this app sucks. It always freezes" or "bad food" gives no details as to why the app freezes or the food is bad.
A "good" review doesn't have to be all roses about the business, product or service. A good review can have some cautions to others about what to avoid at the business. For example, I could say:
"Jerry's Shirts exchaged my shirt quickly and with no hassle. I love my new t-shirt from Jerry's."
By adding a sentence or two, a "good" review can caution to a future purchaser.
"I ordered the raglan baseball t-shirt in a size medium. However, when I tried it on, the shirt was too small. Customer service told me that baseball shirts run small. Jerry's Shirts exchaged my shirt quickly and with no hassle. I love my new t-shirt from Jerry's."
By adding an extra sentence, I helped others know that the shirt may be small, and allowed them the chance to try ordering a size up instead of dealing with an exchange.
Don't be afraid to write a negative review. It can be useful to others. But if you write a negative review, say WHY you think your experience unfolded the way it did. If you can show a little understanding, you validate your review as an honest review.
If you are writing a review, address the product, good or service. Leave out the attacks on the people, your editorial input on the company, policies or the owner's politics. These things have nothing to do with the product and should be left off of reviews.
For a few more tips, take a look at Alan Henry's article "How to Write Genuinely Useful Reviews Online" at lifehacker.com.
Not since "David After Dentist" have I seen such an awesome video of a kid in the back seat of a car. This video shows a little kid in a peaceful slumber slowly get woken up by the guitar and drum intro of Nirvana's song "Breed" from their Nevermind album.
Not only is he awake, but he is awake and ready to PARTY! I have a feeling Andrew W.K. would be proud of this little guy.
Have you seen any videos of future rock stars lately? Do you know what the original title of Nirvana's song "Breed"? Let me know in the comments section below, or Tweet @WebGuyTom or post on my Facebook page.
If you've been around Facebook for as long as I have, then you have probably seen the reactions that happen when it comes to a celebrity death. Many people are familiar with the 5 stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.) But I've found 5 stages of celebrity death when it comes to Facebook, including:
With the news coming out, everyone wants to in some way or another spread the news. This is usually done through the news site of choice, but is almost always followed by "R.I.P." posts. (I might add, RIP drives me insane for some reason.)
As an attempt to get more page subscribers, or to get the image seen by more people, some pages follow a "pay your respects" model to the dead celebrity in the form of a "1 Like = 1 Respect/1 Subscription = 10 Respects.) Is there anyone actually totalling all the "respects" out there?
This is usually followed by someone putting a quote from Paul Walker onto a picture of the actor. Of course, it's floating all around social media now as inspiration.
I admit. I'm usually the jerk that does this crap, and I'm sorry. (But did you hear about the new Paul Walker movie? It's called...I'll just stop there... sorry.)
I might add that I'm usually keeping track of "celebrity death trifecta" in my head because I'm a little morbid like that.
We all tend to have causes and people we care for. People die on a daily basis. It may be a veteran who died in combat; other times it's an influential author. Sometimes someone's death is overshadowed by another bigger death. It's not like we don't care. Maybe our priorities are off. Just don't judge a set of people for acknowleding someone's death while not acknowledging another person's passing.
For example, in November 1963, as the world was mourning the death of John F. Kennedy, author and theologian C.S. Lewis died. It's not that the world didn't care. We just were preoccupied with something that was unheard of at the time.
Life goes on. Every once in a while, we'll get that reminder. Sometimes it's a friend who may be a little late to the party. However, news of the celeb's death, which dominated he news feed for a couple days, is replaced with the same stuff we see on social media on a daily basis - eecards, funny pictures and articles that someone thinks we need to see.
(I might add that sometimes you start to see the "This person didn't really die" or the "this person's was murdered by this group" posts trickle in around here also.)