Lots of businesses get hate mail, but few owners react the way Heather Armstrong does. She prints out nasty emails, puts them in her driveway and drives over them with her car. "That's the attitude I have," she says, "and it's made my life a thousand percent better."
When someone goes on vacation with their family, chances are they don’t have the room to bring along the stroller and other big things that are needed once they’re at their destination. Rather than seeing it as a problem, Lisa Cook saw that as a business opportunity.
It seems a fair statement to say that the art of storytelling has not yet caught up with the Internet's capabilities, at least not in the mainstream. A new project from UK-based Penguin Books' digital fiction group, however, is using the power of the Internet to tell stories in new and surprising ways.
We've already written about companies that let consumers customize their own dresses, lingerie and duvets, and now Toronto-based design firm Ndeur offers customized, hand-painted shoes.
One of my favorite ways to make money online is with videoblogs. By videoblogs I don't mean your own clips (though I am a big fan of talented people like ZeFrank), but rather setting up a nich video site with 100% content provided by Google Video or You Tube.
I need a few submitters for Madconomist.com. Basically, you'll get paid $1 for each Madconomist.com story submitted to Digg or Reddit. IMPORTANT! I am not looking for spammers or people with spammers mentality. I need people who use Digg and Reddit on a regular basis and wouldn't mind submitting older stories from MadConomist.Com for money. Absolutely no spamming, trickery or using bots are allowed. The pay is $1 for each Reddit submission and $1 for each Digg - there are about $400 to $600 to be made.
Berkley is the chief executive of SplashCast Corp., a start-up that builds advertising campaigns around social media widgets than can spread virally through the Web. And, it just so happens that a group of Clinton supporters launched a Web site the week of the primaries using SplashCast technology.
“Ari Emanuel called me last night with an idea for a blog,” Arianna Huffington said last week as she sipped an iced coffee in the New York offices of The Huffington Post last week.