3 Steps to a Perfect Online Purchase and a List of Resources

My process for buying products can be quite involved and I equate it to more of a lifecycle, especially if the product is technology related. Impulse buyers need not apply. This post will cover concepts on how to use the web as a tool for each step and list resources that help achieve them. To make the process relevant I’ll use buying a digital camera as the product example.

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How to get a Free Upgrade to Road Runner Extreme


I just had an unexpected surprise after a phone call to Time Warner today about my current Road Runner pricing. I’ve recently been going over my current monthly expenses and paying especially close attention to the recurring monthly service bills I have. Of those I was currently paying $39.95 a month for Road Runner Standard service cable internet through Time Warner. I had recently seen them advertise the same service for new customers for $29.95 for 12 months. I know that I could save a considerable amount of money by switching back to DSL which I had used a few years back.

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10 Web Widgets to Share Interests on Your Site

So many of the sites I visit today offer cool tools, API’s and feeds to allow you to display the personal content you generate on them to your own site. The sites and tools I am focusing on here are those that collect information about personal interests that help define who you are. After coming across so many of these sites that offer external feeds, I began to realize that if you were to aggregate much of this information in one place, you could provide an interesting window for others to look through. So what would be the purpose in doing that? Well, you could either provide a first impression to visitors giving them an idea of who you are, or let friends know what you’ve been up to lately. In either case I will show you several sites and tools available along many different categories that will allow you to add them to your blog or site.

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Guide to Protect Your Digital Camera Photos with Automated Backups

A few weeks ago a friend contacted me to share the misfortune of his house being robbed. They took several electronic items including his digital camera. My friend, and I suspect many other people, had a habit of leaving month�s worth of pictures on the memory card in his camera without downloading them to his computer. He basically had a very large memory card and didn�t see the need to download until his card neared being full. Needless to say, the memory card and photos on it, was the most valuable item taken from his house that day.

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