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Why I moved to duckduckgo? Hint: Privacy!

duckI decided to revive this blog.

I know it’s been super long since I have actively blogged. Sorry!

During that time I still used the internet and yes, I use search engines to stay informed. I even bought Google Glass and searched from it for a few things (mostly directions).

During that time Edward Snowden was all over the new about privacy. And for those of you who may ask: I don’t care if it’s the government spying on me, but private companies who’s using my information, sharing it and even selling to bigDATA… that’s a hell NO!

Long story short (I may have more on this soon), I decided to take control of my privacy, and trust me, it paid off.

I completely moved all my searches to duckduckgo, the only search engine comprehensive enough to fulfill my searching needs without tracking every single search and other data. I migrated back to Firefox from Chrome and I am not worried about my privacy as I used to be.

That’s it. take my advice or don’t, but it’s as simple as that, I will share more on other privacy issues in the near future.

Now accepting money via Twitter (TwitPay)!

The idea is very simple: Tweet the following:

@GuruOfSales twitpay $5 for green earth cause

And I will get $5 from you in the form of an Amazon gift card (That I might use for the Green Earth group).

That’s it!

This is how simple it is.

More details?

OK, so you don’t have to send me money right now (Although I will take it to start the group) ๐Ÿ™‚

I think that this is  great idea and a great business model, it’s simple and easy.
The way it works, is that you send someone a tweet (Twitter update) like the example above, you can send anywhere between $0.01 and $50.00.
Twitpay will keep track of your messages (Promises) and will send the recipient an amazon gift card every time they have reach just $10 in their twitpay account.
You can keep your promise or cancel it. it’s up to you.
Other ways to spend your twitpay money is to twitpay a charity or to twitpay (The company). However you need to remember that they will charge you a flat $0.05 for any payment that’s over $0.99

How do you check your twitpay account?

Just go to http://twitpay.me/yourtwittername (Replace ‘yourtwittername’ with your twitter name!) and you will see how much money you have or owe!

For more on twitpay you can visit the service here or read the FAQ here.
Please note: At the time of writing this, twitpay is stil under beta, they are still looking into more ways to integrate their payment systems. Please becarful if you’re sending money to any one. except if you’re sending it to me ;-p

If youโ€™re not following me on Twitter yet, do so by going here.
And if you are not an RSS subscriber yet, do so by going here.

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Great news: Twitter on TV along with the debate tonight!

Follow me on Twitter!

I just got the newsletter from Biz Stone (Twitter founder) and I am passing the great news on to you:

I have already written about the makeover here.
I also wrote about what Biz called the election fever on Twitter here.
Tonight there is a debate between Palin and Biden and here is what Biz said:

Tonight we expect the most activity Twitter has ever seen as
vice presidential hopefuls Sarah Palin and Joe Biden debate live
from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. The folks at
Current TV are making history by broadcasting Twitter updates on
live television during this debate. Will you see your updates on
television? Be sure to tune in or watch the streaming version of
Current TV’s “Hack The Debate II” at http://current.com/debate

This could not be any better in terms of timing. Aside from that I will watch for my tweets tonight on TV, I think that this is the perfect opportunity to reveal just a bit more about the Online school that I announced last night, yes, there will be another big part and multi-sessions on mastering the art of Twitter and other micro-blogging/status updating services.

Of course you can start following me on Twitter here or by clicking on the Twitter logo on the top of this article, and I hope you will be watching for my tweets on TV tonight and feel the POWER of TWITTER ๐Ÿ™‚

Update: I have to mention that the Twitter live updates will be available on Current TV channel Online at the link above or by checking your Cable/Satellite listings here.