Category Archives: internet

To Prosper or NOT to Prosper.com ?


Last year I began an experiment with PROSPER peer to peer lending.    The concept is great – cut out the banking middlemen and middlewomen, delivering higher returns to lenders and more borrowing power to investors.     Years ago … Continue reading

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Are you practicing censorship? Yes. Just ask Caesar.


Interesting debate going on at one of our websites about how to handle advertising coming in from Google adsense with themes that are presented in misleading, stupid, sensational ways.     Often these ads are political and tend to be … Continue reading

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Auth Code Help. Authorization Code Instructions for Domain Name Transfers from Godaddy, Moniker, and more.


Skip to highlighted text below for Auth Code Instructions Even after thousands of domain name transactions over the years I’m always pulling my hair out with domain name transfer process which, like many mixtures of bureaucratic bungling and private sector … Continue reading

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Financial Planning in Southern California


It’s always fun to do a shout out to friends and family who have great services and/or online resources. I’m sometimes reluctant because this blog has my own quirky views which may not line up with their prospective clients, but … Continue reading

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Comscore: Twitter Traffic Explodes


Twitter continues to soar in terms of traffic and Comscore reports on some of the reasons Twitter is one of the most interesting applications to come around in a long time.   I think the demographics analysis helps us understand why … Continue reading

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The Social Networking Generation(s) enter online “adolescence”


Although Social Networking has been around for some time it has not seen anything like the widespread use until fairly recently.     Where technologists and early adopters are trying to figure out the importance of the  Twitter explosion to the … Continue reading

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DIGG Losing Money Despite Huge Traffic


I was floored to see that DIGG, a key darling of Silicon Valley and arguably one of the key forces that has shaped online social media, is losing a lot of money on abysmal revenues. These numbers are from Silicon … Continue reading

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