Power To The Online People

“After an earthquake hit the east coast, people in NYC read tweets about the quake 30 seconds before they felt it.” That’s some pretty powerful stuff. It’s the power the internet community wields in communication and it has forever changed how we get information. Even President Obama took to Reddit today to field questions from the average Joe. Check out this infographic about the power of online communication and some of the amazing things it has brought us in the last few years.

Power To The Online People

Created by: Open-site.org

Win A Finis XtreaMP3 Waterproof Digital Music Player

It’s time to clear some shelf space and what better way than with some contests. Companies send a lot of products to me to review and I can’t keep them all, so I need to give some of this stuff away to make room for more stuff that I can review for you. To do this, I will have a new contest every week until I run out of stuff to give away. Let’s get started with the Finis XtreaMP3 waterproof digital music player.

FINIS XtreaMP3 player

I took this guy on a 7 day hike along the Paria river from Utah to Arizona where there was a lot of dirt and plenty of water. It did great, but all my music listening is at my computer or in my car. So I cleaned it up and it’s back in the box, ready for one of you to win.

Entering is very easy. Just use the widget below to enter here on the blog, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck and don’t forget to tell a friend. The more exposure each contest gets, the more contests we can have.

2011 Social Year In Review

As we come to the end of another year, many of us will reflect back on things we’ve experienced, lessons learned, and just everything the last 12 months brought us. 2011 has been an incredible year filled with tons of important world events as well as a lot of interesting celebrity events and gossip. Sadly, but not surprisingly, “interesting” squashes “important” online, putting celebrity news and gossip far ahead of important world events when we measure our digital voice online. Frugal Dad put together the following infographic, showing what the world found compelling enough to search for, share and talk about on Google, Facebook, and Twitter.

2011 in review infographic

Source: http://frugaldad.com

What was the single most important piece of news you shared this year (online or off)?