Entrecard

I have just installed the Entrecard widget into my sidebar. Entrecard is a very cool program that allows you to make a “business” card that you can drop onto other blogs that are also running the Entrecard widget.

If you want to advertise on a specific blog, you can for free.  How do you “pay” for this free advertising?  It is done by Entrecard credits.  You earn Entrecard credits every time you visit a blog and drop your card.  All you do is click on the “Drop Yours” at the bottom of the Entrecard widget on a blog.  This does not make the card visible, it just tells the blog owner that you visited their blog.

If you want to make the card visible, you can advertise with all the credits you earned by visiting blogs in the first place.  You earn 1 credit each time you drop your card and 1 credit each time you drop your card on other’s blogs.  You also earn credits each time you advertise.

Entrecard is a cool way to get your blog noticed for free.  Try it.  I think you will like it.

Twitter, Part 2

I have been using Twitter for a couple of days now and have found there is one thing I just don’t like.  If you twitter and want to leave a URL, the URL is not clickable! The only way to click the link is to click on http://twitter.com at the bottom of the twitter box and look at all the bloggers twitters.  You can’t even highlight the URL from the twitter box to copy it to a browser.  That feature definitely needs to be improved!

Twitter

It seems that every day a new toy is introduced on the web. I just discovered Twitter, a new service for family and friends to stay connected.  It is easy to get started.   First you choose a username.  Make sure you choose a name that you want others to see.  If you don’t want your first and last name showing all over the web then choose a different username.  (Hint:  You can always change the username latter, as I did, under Settings).  You will also be asked to provide a password and email address.

After creating your account, you will be asked one question “What are you doing now?”  Simply type in your response and you are on your way.   You can add new responses to the question throughout the day.  Let people know what you are doing, what you are reading or what you are reading!

You can also invite your friends and family to join Twitter or search for people that might already be on twitter.

Twitter also has a widget to install on your blog.  I installed one on my sidebar so you can see how it works.  I choose just to show my twitters, but you can also show friends twitters as well.