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Google Wave is out! A New Era!

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3 Years ago I predicted that Google will create a Google OS (Android is out for mobile devices and netbooks, Google Chrome OS is coming in late 2010).

2 Years ago, I predicted that Facebook will be huge.

A year and a half ago,  I predicted that Twitter will be huge.

A year ago I predicted that FriendFeed will be very big! (Facebook bought it recently for a large 7 figure number).

2 Months ago I was thrilled to hear about (and get a developer account to review it) Google Wave.

Today I heard that Google is opening wave to non-developers users (power users that is) to give it a play ground review.

Today, I also predict that Google Wave will be the new big thing for the next 2 years at least.

Today, I had many friends asking me for a Google Wave invites, to them, I say: Sorry guys, I have zero invites to give, but just wait a week or 2 and you will get your own. Just make sure you have a Google account (and who doesn’t nowadays?!)

What is Google Wave?

In short: Google Wave is an open source server-side software platform for real-time collaboration and communication between any number of individuals. Utilizing the latest HTML 5 standard, Wave runs in any current compliant browser. (Watch the very long video above) (or watch the very short video preview below).

Many of you asked what happened to the Twitter addict I once was. The answer is: Wave, new Wahol, and project ‘W’ took all my time for the last 2 months!

Once you have Wave, send me a “wave” 🙂 you know my name! Hint: Same as my Twitter name: @GuruOfSales

P.S.: Reason I had Wave as a developer, is that it’s open source, and I am working with a team on an eBay/Paypal app to be used in Wave 😉

Enjoy Google Wave!

Twitter is under hackers attack! Spoof Messages!

 

If you are an avid Twitter addict like my self, you have probably got the DM (Direct Message) about an hour ago at the time of writing this article that’s saying:
“Hey! Check out this funny blog about you…. (Some link to a blog post)”

Please don’t tell me you fell for it, but if you did, here is what happens:
You clicked on the link to the blog post then the link (Somehow) took you back to the Twitter login page asking you to sign in!
You logged in and got a thank you message.

Here is what really happened behind the scene:
You click on that link (Which was a redirection to another page) then [[DO NOT CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING]]: the new URL in your browser looks like this: “http://twitter.access-logins.com/login/”
Again DO NOT CLICK ON THE LAST LINK.
The page looks exactly as the original Twitter homepage asking you to login.
You enter your information and click login (behind the scene your info was sent to the hackers email address) and your account is pretty much GONE!
With the information they collect they logged in to even more accounts and blasted the same message to more Tweeple so it looks like that your own friend or neighbor sent you the DM and of course more victims become exposed to the spoof.

Please read this carefully:
This is the oldest trick of the book, they did it with Yahoo emails and eBay accounts before. ALWAYS check on your browser’s address bar or your status bar of the link you’re clicking, for Twitter, it must be www.twitter.com or http://www.twitter.com and it may end with the user name link http://www.twitter.com/GuruOfSales
If any email or message you get says to open the link to update your account info but the link ends or starts with a different name, then that’s a spoof to hijack your account.
Some examples will be: eBay.login.com or twitter-account.com.
To be always safe, make sure you TYPE IN the address you need to go to in a new window or browser tab!
There are so many other ways to stay safe that I will go through in a future class at www.Wahol.com (classes are free to join) but for now, please spread the word and tell your friends not to fall for that one, so far this is the biggest attack on Twitter so mark this bad hour down in your history books!

Any safety question just ask in the comment area below 🙂

UPDATE
: Twitter operators are now aware of this issue and posted a warning all over the site with a link to the status page here: http://status.twitter.com/post/68196572/dont-click-that-link
The status link said:

Don’t Click That Link! 56 minutes ago

Twitter Engineering and Operations are on the case but if you receive a
Direct Message with a blogspot.com link in it that redirects to what seems
like Twitter.com do not enter your Twitter credentials. If you look at
the URL, you’ll notice that it is not really Twitter but twitter.access-logins.com—a sketchy phishing site.

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It’s ready (and you’re invited)

I hope I’m not too late in getting this to you…
 
Blogging gurus Yaro Starak and Gideon Shalwick has just opened the doors to their HIGHLY anticipated new coaching program.
Go here to see what all the fuss is about:
 
http://www.becomeablogger.com
 
If you’re serious about taking your blogging efforts to the next level, you really HAVE to check out this brand new program:
 
http://www.becomeablogger.com
 
Yaro and Gideon are masters at simplifying complicated “geek talk” and have put together an amazing new online video course based on their very popular Become A Blogger video series.

These guys dont muck around…
 
They’ve already had close to 70,000 downloads for their blogging tutorial videos! And people from all over the world are raving non-stop about the success they’re having after watching these amazing videos.
But that’s old news by now.
Yaro and Gideon have truly taken their online tutorial videos to the next level. Inside their new program, you’ll discover:
 
– Clever tricks for getting top search engine results for your blog posts…
 
– Exactly how to get images onto your blog in the right format, size and shape…
 
– Easy-to-follow instructions for getting streaming audio onto your blog…
 
– “Hold-you-by-the-hand” tutorials for producing professional quality videos and getting them onto your blog quick and easy, without any hassle…
 
– Powerful content creation techniques for attracting hordes of daily new traffic to your blog…
 
– Simple methods for driving multiple streams of highly qualified traffic to your blog…
 
– Step-by-step instructions for making a consistent income from your blog using all the latest social media strategies…
 
– And Much MUCH more…
 
Yaro and Gideon has been in the blogging game for a while now, so they know what they’re talking about.
 
For example, Yaro, the “strategy brain” behind it all, currently makes a six figure income just from blogging.
 
So, I’m sure you can learn a few things from him.
 
Now, normally I wouldn’t make such a big deal out of it, but there is a tiny bit of time pressure here…
 
You see, for only the first 24 hours, Yaro and Gideon are making available two very POWERFUL bonus products.
 
One cuts your online video learning time in half, and the other could make you heaps of cash by following some simple advice from a prominent sales conversion expert.
 
But you only have 24 hours to be eligible for these two bonus products. Once the time runs out, they’ll remove the bonuses and then you wont be able to get them any longer… unless of course you want to pay a lot extra!
 
Here’s the address again:
 
http://www.becomeablogger.com
 
PS: Don’t forget that you only have until 4pm, December 5 to grab the fast action bonuses. If you order after this time, I’m afraid you’ll miss out on these two powerful products.
 
PPS: Oh, and I almost forgot to let you know…
After exactly one week, the price of this new program increases dramatically. So I suggest you make the most of this opportunity while you still
can…
 
http://www.becomeablogger.com