Thursday, November 25, 2010

500 Million Ways to Make Money on FACEBOOK

With Facebook recently exceeding half a billion users, businesses of all types are realizing they have a big opportunity to monetize their efforts on the world’s largest social network.

To put this into perspective, compare Facebook to the largest retailer in the world, Walmart: Roughly 20 million people visit Walmart on a daily basis, whereas 250 million people visit Facebook each day. There is no other online marketing channel that can deliver this kind of reach. But before we look at some ways to actually drive revenue, it is important to understand that Facebook is not your traditional e-commerce channel and should not be used as a direct marketing tactic. The hundreds of millions of Facebook members have joined to share their personal stories through updates, images and videos within their social network — not to buy products. That being said, utilizing the social network as a sales channel is not a bad thing but should be handled carefully, like meeting a neighbor’s dog for the first time — approach with respect or risk being bitten. Aggressive behavior does not pay off. Prior to engaging in Facebook as a business outlet you must
develop a strategy for connecting with your customer base. Your strategy should be about quality not quantity of people that “like” your page. Taking the time to develop relationships with your fans, creating engaging content and measuring results are the three essential steps to an impressive return on investment.

STEP 1 Engage With People That Like Your Page
Start with an interesting and compelling Facebook Page that  differentiates your business from the competition. Apps are a good way for any business serious about marketing on Facebook to create a unique experience that helps you stand out. From sharing videos to contests, Facebook Apps are among the most used features on the platform. Add in the ability to share with friends and a strong Facebook App can have a huge impact on your ROI.

When we started working with e-commerce companies it was quickly realized that creating a separate tab that helps business owners showcase their products or services is the right approach. Constantly posting your products on your Facebook wall is considered bad etiquette and will turn people off, resulting in a sharp increase in the number of people “unliking” your page and, therefore, dismissing your brand. Creating a low-riskhigh-reward option for your customer is important, so always put yourself in the customers’ shoes when implementing any new Facebook ideas. There are thousands of amazing apps on Facebook and visiting
the Facebook App Directory is a good place to start, as well as talking with other business owners about which Facebook Apps they have found to be beneficial.

STEP 2 Create Engaging Content
A few months ago, I attended Facebook’s f8 annual conference and was able to capture the news feed optimization formula Facebook uses to decide what content shows up in a user’s top news feed. Showing this formula and how it is tied to Facebook’s current news options (top news vs. most recent) was genius, as
it really encourages you to do the right thing by your customer. Facebook news feed optimization has become a new type of  SEO. If you like or comment on updates from one particular Facebook page often, you are likely to see that business’ status update in your top news feed (the default setting) on a regular basis. The formula (shown below), called EdgeRank, looks at affinity score (how often the user interacts with the page), weight (how many comments or likes a post has), and time decay (how recent that update was posted). In many respects, this is not  unlike link building. 

If you post content on your page that does not follow the  above formula you are wasting your time, as updates will not be seen by your fans. Before you press the share button, reread the post and make sure you are asking for engagement. For example, if you are thinking of launching a new product, ask the opinion of your customers.

If you are just starting out and have very few people following  your page, Facebook advertising is a great approach to reach the right people at the right time. Advertisers can request that ads are served based on what your customers have said they liked in their profile. For example, a Phoenix-based Mexican restaurant could promote a new brand of tequila to people on their birthdays that are located in the Phoenix area, based on the information from those users’ profiles. Before launch, Facebook will even show the number of estimated reach so as to not waste marketing dollars advertising to those less likely to engage.

STEP 3Measure Perfomance
Used with your Facebook Page, Facebook Insights offers valuable customer information. After reviewing age, gender and country of residence you can enhance or change your current Facebook strategy. Using this data, you can decide which content works best, the audience you are currently reaching and where improvements can be made.

In the end, it’s all about making social connections with your target audience. Too often, business leaders and owners think of their target audience as nameless, faceless people. Facebook brings the human touch to your relationships with  your customers; faces, names and conversations. And that is how you monetize Facebook — by creating a living dialogue with your fans.

Jay Feitlinger

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Depuy Recall

On August 24,2010 a volunteer hip replacement recall was issued by Depuy Orthopedics,a division of Johnson and Johnson.The ASR XL Acetabular metal-on-metal hip replacement system has shown to have a 13% failure rate within the first 5 years.Regardless if replaced,there is a big possibility that metal fragments break loose in the body that many times go a long time undetected.As a result, dislocation,bone fracture,infection,nerve damage,muscle damage,bone staining,tissue damage,swelling and increased metal ion levels in the bloodstream are all possible threats.

Curiously, the FDA had given special clearance to Dupuy to make the hip replacement system available to the public without first performing any clinical trials back in 2005.The first Depuy lawsuit was filed over a year and a half before the Depuy recall was announced comfirming many expert's opinion of thinking the Depuy recall should have been issued much sooner.

Depuy actually denied any problems occurring with the product while at the same time warning doctors about the high failure rate in the beginning of 2010.The only thing they claimed was that they were likely to discontinue production if sales continued to decline and any rumor being spread about them issuing a recall were false.They also kept silent the Australian registry data that showed a high failure rate.Johnson and Johnson have had many recalls issued this year alone.Still fresh in the public memory is the incident of them paying off doctors undisclosed amounts of money that became a huge scandal.

The first of the hip replacement lawsuits to be filed in the United States against Johnson and Johnson was on July 15,2010.Claims in the lawsuit accuse the company of being well aware of the flaws in the design causing it to be defective but yet never letting doctors or patients know.Worldwide 93,000 patients underwent surgery receiving the recalled Depuy ASR XL Acetablar metel on metel hip replacement system.

With a 1 out of 8 fail rate and several class action lawsuits already filed,Johnson and Johnson may have lawsuits against them numbered in the thousands.On November 18,2010 The United States Judicial Panel on Multi District Litigation has scheduled a meeting to make a decision on the lawsuits filed.

DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuits

DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of the well-known Johnson & Johnson Company, has issued a recall of its ASR hip replacement and implant systems. The ASR Hip Resurfacing System and ASR XL Acetabular Hip System are both part of this hip replacement recall. These two DePuy products have been available since July of 2003, so anyone who has had implant surgery before that date is not affected by the hip recall.
In general, hip implants should last for over a decade. In the case of the ASR hip replacement systems, many people have experienced problems within the first five years of receiving the implant. Over 90,000 people have received one of the DePuy implants, and roughly 12,000 of those recipients may have to undergo a second surgery because of a breakdown of the implant. DePuy representatives have stated that approximately 12-13% of the patients who received each of the ASR implants experienced negative symptoms and required a revision surgery. Because of these numbers, the DePuy recall was put into effect.
The ASR hip replacement system uses metal devices that touch other metal parts. The two metal parts then rub together. This creates small metal pieces that can enter the recipient’s bloodstream. This type of metal toxicity can cause serious complications to anyone who has received an ASR implant.
The DePuy company has stated that any individual who underwent hip surgery after July 2003 should determine what type of implant was used. DePuy representatives have indicated that additional testing may be required to determine if the hip implant is working properly. Individuals with the ASR implants will need to be monitored for metal toxicity regardless of whether or not any negative symptoms have been experienced. Symptoms may include severe pain, swelling, and problems with mobility.
Many people who have been affected by the hip replacement recall may need painful and costly surgeries. Although the DePuy company claims that it will cover any reasonable expenses related to the recall, there are some conditions that many people may not wish to agree to. These conditions include having to submit all medical records to DePuy and relinquishing the faulty implant back to the company. Many people feel these are unsatisfactory and unfair terms. This has caused a number of people to initiate a DePuy hip replacement lawsuit.
A DePuy lawsuit can ensure that those affected by the implant recall can receive the necessary compensation. Many people believe that the manufacturers of these hip replacement systems failed to give ample and timely warnings about the defects. This lack of information has caused numerous people to initiate DePuy lawsuits.
The ASR hip replacement recall has caused complications for a growing number of people. The company has recently become the subject of countless lawsuits. Anyone who has received a faulty ASR hip implant may be compensated for any out of pocket expenses related to the recall. A DePuy lawsuit lawyer can assist individuals who do not know where to begin and who want to successfully resolve their issues.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Facebook's New Battle With Google

Facebook's New Battle With Google 
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Mga Kagahapon

Presenting.. LoL!

Agusan National High School
Batch 2000

idol ni Dodong, once upon a time
mao ni si Dodong, tapad ni Marlon 

to be continued....

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

What is Bankruptcy?

This section provides data about bankruptcy however isn't the same as legal recommendation (the appliance of law to a private's specific circumstances). We tend to recommend you consult a lawyer if you would like help with bankruptcy. For additional information on bankruptcy.

Under the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, individuals who plan to file for bankruptcy protection, with limited exceptions, should get credit counseling from a government-approved group among six months before they file. They conjointly should complete a debtor education course from an approved provider to possess their debts discharged.

If you are thinking of Bankruptcy take into account these facts:

What's Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy may be a continuing in a very federal court in that an insolvent debtor's assets are liquidated and also the debtor is relieved of more liability. Chapter 7 deals with liquidation, while Chapter thirteen deals with reorganization. If you have questions concerning bankruptcy, you must seek the recommendation of a licensed bankruptcy attorney.

Sorts of Bankruptcy

Chapter 7 bankruptcy is when the court appoints a Trustee who might liquidate or sell some things that you own to pay your creditors. Most of your debt can be canceled, however you'll opt for to pay some creditors, usually to stay a car or home in which the creditor contains a lien.

Chapter thirteen bankruptcy is when your debt is reorganized into one monthly payment. The payment will continue for 36 to 60 months. In no case might a set up give for payments over a period longer than five years. You do not need to repay all of your debt. You pay only as abundant as you'll be able to afford, however the minimum payment may be full of property you wish to keep. After you complete the payments, debt not paid is discharged.

Advantages and Disadvantages of filing for Bankruptcy

Advantages of Bankruptcy:
  •   One in all the foremost important advantages of filing for bankruptcy is that debtors may obtain a recent money start.
  •   If you are eligible for Chapter seven you'll be forgiven (discharged from) most unsecured debts. A secured debt is one that the creditor is entitled to collect by seizing and selling bound assets of the debtor if payments are missed, like a home mortgage or car loan.
  •   You may be able to keep (that's, exempt) several of your assets, although state laws vary widely in defining that assets you'll keep.
  •  Assortment efforts must stop as you file for bankruptcy beneath Chapter 7 or Chapter 13.
  •  You cannot be fired from your job solely as a result of you filed for bankruptcy.

Disadvantages of Bankruptcy:
  •   A bankruptcy can stay on your credit record for seven-ten years and can have an result on your future finances.
  •   A bankruptcy could impede your possibilities of obtaining a mortgage or automobile loan for a few time.
  •  Not all debt can be discharged. Some debt that will't be discharged is child support, alimony, some student loans, divorce settlements and a few income taxes. You should talk to an attorney on the specific categories of debt that will be allowed for discharge.

Will Bankruptcy Eliminate Debt?

Filing bankruptcy does not essentially eliminate all debts, and typically merely restructures existing debts - this leaves you responsible for all future payments. Filing bankruptcy additionally stays with you for up to ten years and you'll have difficulty getting any kind of loan. Bankruptcy is public record and will be mirrored on your credit report but not permanently. Speak to one of our credit counseling experts if you need assistance.

Is Bankruptcy the Best Resolution?

Anyone who is considering bankruptcy desires to completely perceive the process and therefore the laws surrounding bankruptcy. Questions regarding bankruptcy should be addressed by a licensed bankruptcy attorney in los angeles.

Alternatives to Bankruptcy

There are alternatives to bankruptcy and you can avoid bankruptcy with outside help. It is vital to induce early recommendation regarding bankruptcy if you are hoping to use the bankruptcy process to save heaps of your home or your car. Successful debt management can be a valuable different

Trying for a Bankruptcy Attorney

Are you trying for bankruptcy information or to find an attorney in your area? There are a number of methods to search out legal counsel, including your native bar association.

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

PECIT Butuan Official Facebook Page

Through the effort of a young but talented PECIT student named Izie Escabarte, a 2nd year programming student, PECIT's long awaited Facebook page was finally came into realization.Now, the faculty, staffs and students of Philippine Electronics and Communication Institute Technology can enjoy converging with their fellow students online through facebook. The long wait is over and good times is starting to roll for these guys.

Just to give little bits of information of these growing  competitive school. Here are some basic yet reliable informations.

In the year 1981 the first Electronics and Communication school was establish in the municipality of bayugan. Known as Bayugan Institute of Technology. We have offered by the following courses.

  6-Months Typing
  1-Year Practical Electricity
  1-Year Electronic Technician for Radio Receiver

After a year of operation we have received a letter from DECS that we are not allowed to use the name Technology for we have no college degree courses. The board of directors has decided to use the name of Philippine Electronics and Communication Institute since we will focus our courses in Electronics and Communication. On March 18, 1983 we have decided to look for a place in Butuan City. We were inform that the second floor of college of Mindanao which had been closed is vacant and we were requested the owner if we will be given the previlege to occupy the second floor for a vocational courses we will be offering for the school year 1992-1993. We try to offer practical electricity and electronic setviceman for radio receiver. This time our enrollee in Butuan City is only 3 students where electronics servicemen for radio receiver. This time our enrollee in Butuan City is only 3 studentswhere all of them are also working students. In the second semester of 1993 our enrollment had increased to about 10 times and this time the name of the school is BIT which is separate and distinct from that of Bayugan. In the year 1994 first semester we move from Bayugan to Butuan City where most of our students transfer to Butuan Branch. We requested DECS to close our Bayugan Branch and concentrate in Butuan by the same name Philippine Electronics & Communication Institute (PECI) and close BIT. On July 1985 our GRCO student took the board exam from number 1 to 18 the rest were taken by the other school in Cagayan de Oro. From the time of 1996 our passing average is 98% and most of our graduates are already working here and abroad. In Caraga alone 80% of all broadcasting stations to include cable television are run by our graduates.

PHILIPPINE ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (PECIT) is a Filipino, Academic and Technical Community dedicated to the integral development of the whole person for the needs of the country and the world.

The PHILIPPINE ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (PECIT) aims to be the best Technical Institute in the entire Caraga, by having the most updated facilities and equipments, and a well rounded studentry.

In behalf of Mr. Escabarte who made the effort in building up the page, Cheers to your success. 

Friday, November 5, 2010

Blockbuster Before Christmas

Manny Pacquiao vs Antonio Margarito – Who Will Win?

I know a lot of boxing fans are not to happy that this fight is taking place. But I still want to here your opinions and your thoughts about this fight.

I’m picking Manny for the win (surprised). Margarito didn’t look so good in his last 2 fights especially against his fight with Sugar Shane Mosley and now he is facing a extremely better fighter Pacquiao. I do not see this fight going the distance.

The only way I see Margarito winning is if gets Pacquiao in the corner or against the ropes and unloads on Pacquiao. But I believe Manny is to smart and quick to allow Margarito to that. Speed and mobility will be Pacquiao’s greatest advantage and if Manny keeps the fight in the middle of the ring he will win easily.

One other thing to consider is if Manny’s chin and body capable of taking big shots against these bigger guys like Margarito. The great thing about boxing is it only takes one big shot to change the outcome of this fight.

This fight will be taking place in the Dallas Cowboy Stadium (Texas).

Who Will Win?


Song For My Friends

"Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm"
Once there was this kid who
Got into an accident and couldn't come to school
But when he finally came back
His hair had turned from black into bright white
He said that it was from when
The car had smashed so hard
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
Once there was this girl who
Wouldn't go and change with the girls in the change room
But when they finally made her
They saw birthmarks all over her body
She couldn't quite explain it
They'd always just been there
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
But both girl and boy were glad
'Cause one kid had it worse than that
'Cause then there was this boy whose
Parents made him come directly home right after school
And when they went to their church
They shook and lurched all over the church floor
He couldn't quite explain it
They'd always just gone there
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm