If you've ever felt the frustration I feel whenever I call a business for help and either get someone who barely speaks English that I cannot, no matter how hard I try, understand; or a system that makes you talk to some automated sing-song voice that doesn't take you to the right place and then hangs up on you; or you get have to push hundreds of numbers only to get to the end with no resolution BEFORE you dial that number again, go to Get2Human.com. Not only does it give you the "key" to get to a human being on hundreds of businesses, it also lets you rate your experience with them, whether or not you could understand the operator if you did manage to speak to a human being and to suggest other businesses that they may not have listed. Believe me, you are gonna ♥ this place. I read about a year ago that many of the buisnesses listed tried to get the web site taken down, but we do have freedom of speech, thank goodness, so it is there standing proud!
The next place I found should be interesting for all of us who blog. CNN has an article on blogging and how many "mommy bloggers" are popping up via the web and that some of them just might not be who they say they are or appear to be. The article 'Mommy bloggers' vow to avoid ethical conflicts' is very interesting and gives the reader something to think about:
- 'Mommy bloggers' are fighting what they fear is a backlash against their profession
- Bloggers have been criticized for not disclosing relationships with advertisers
- Women bloggers launch 'Blog with Integrity,' 'PR Blackout' campaigns
- The FTC is reviewing federal guidelines for all bloggers
Another great article to read is Newsweek's Trusted Mom or Sellout? Really gives you some food for thought concerning a growing past-time for some and a burgeoning industry for others.
I got a lot of bang for my internet buck this morning. I hope you feel the same!