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‘A’ Week

‘A’ Week: 20-26 March 2011. Raising awareness of how many are ‘Good without God’.

The idea of ‘A’ Week is simple – to raise awareness of how many people are ‘Good without God’ and don’t need religion to influence their lives.

You take part by changing your Facebook profile picture to the ‘A’ for one week.

This year ‘A’ Week runs over the March Equinox from 20-26 March 2011. If just a handful of people were to change their profile pictures almost no one would notice – but with many thousands taking part, and using the same ‘A’ at the same time, it gets noticed all over the world.

‘A’ Week is not about being disrespectful to religion or people who have religious views, it’s about quietly showing that there are more people than may be realized who are ‘Good without God’ and who don’t need religion to influence their lives.


Eric’s Quote of the Day

Back on February 3, 2010, Eric asked me if I was getting old. I thought this was funny, so I tweeted: Eric’s Quote of the Day, “Are you getting old Mom?” My tweet also went to my facebook wall where the post got some positive feedback. About a week later Eric said, “I’m moving back and forth through time.” I think he got this from a Star Trek movie, but still I thought this was interesting and heavy stuff, so again I tweeted. And again, lots of feedback via Facebook. Soon, people were asking for more of Eric’s Quotes.

For those of you who don’t know Eric, he is a former 26-week preemie twin. He has spastic quad cerebral palsy due to his premature birth. He has many challenges, but one of his greatest gifts is his wonderful sense of humor. He is a never ending source of humorous quotes. Some of his ideas come from Disney movies or something he has heard at school. Basically, he says whatever pops into his mind, which can be some very funny stuff.

Here are a few of my favorites:

“There are no cookies at the salad bar.”
“Wait just a pickin’ cotton minute!”
“How many syllables in constipation?”
“Giddy up sleepy jeans”
“Does fruit punch grow on a vine?”

Well, you get the idea…

Next people were not only asking for more quotes, but they wanted a page just for Eric’s quotes. Facebook ‘friends’ were much more interested in Eric’s quotes than anything I had to say. So I created an Eric’s Quotes Fan Page. Within a couple of days, Eric had accumulated over 200 fans!

Eric Bissell
Join Eric’s Quotes Fan Page and see what Eric has to say next:


Facebook’s new ‘Like’ Buttons

Mark Zuckerberg introducing Facebooks new 'Like' Buttons

Facebook is spreading out all over the web with its new ‘Like’ buttons. The like buttons we’ve seen for a while on facebook will now be showing up on sites all over the web. If you read a story or a blog post, listen to some music, check out a photo or watch a video that you like, you can click on the like button, giving a thumbs up to the content. This basically means you’d recommend the content to your friends and the link will be added to your facebook newsfeed.

Screen shot of Facebook's Like Button on this blog

I think this is a smart move for Facebook, which will now be all over the web. I’ve just added a wordpress plugin to this blog, which places Facebook’s like button at the bottom of each post. Go ahead and give a click to the thumbs up button below this paragraph. If you are signed into your facebook account your thumbs up and avatar will show up on this post and a link will be added to your facebook wall.


Top Ten Tech in Ten’s Best Products, Services, and Technologies of the Decade:

1. Google
2. Apple iPhone
3. Apple iPod
4. Facebook
5. Wi-Fi
6. Broadband Internet Access
7. TiVo
8. GPS
9. Windows XP
10. Apple iMac

Full article: Best of the Decade

I started using Google at the end of the 1990’s, before most people had even heard of the search engine. I really liked it’s clean interface compared to cluttered search pages like Alta vista and Yahoo. But it was Google’s uncanny knack of finding just what I was looking for that kept me using Google and I’ve been Googling ever since.

Back at the start of this decade, I don’t think anyone could have imagined how far Google would go, and there is no end in sight! They certainly deserve the number one spot for the best products, services, and technologies of the decade!