Posted on 13 February 2012 by Chris
Apparently Google is willing to shell out $25 a year to anyone willing to let them track their every move on the web. Sorry, $25 in 5 separate $5 Amazon gift cards. That just doesn’t cut it for me. Some of you may be interested in the free dough, but I don’t really care to let Google watch me surf the web for that piddly amount of money. Make it a c-note and maybe I’m interested. Money talks.
Google is introducing a system to monitor all online activity of those who participate in a program called Screenwise. In exchange for unrestricted access to information on your every online move, the search and software giant is offering financial compensation.
By signing up for Screenwise and installing a browser plugin (only Google Chrome is supported at present), you’ll be given $5 in store credit on Amazon. For every three months you continue to provide Google with browsing data, you’ll earn an addition $5 gift card, up to a total of $25. Only those over 13 can participate and, perhaps not surprisingly, signups are currently on hold due to overwhelming interest.
So a bunch of people are interested. Just isn’t enough money for me to say ‘sure’ to being followed around the web. Sure, they might be doing it to me now and I wouldn’t know about it (I use Google Chrome for everything) but $25 in $5 installments just doesn’t make it worthwhile in my opinion.
Posted on 03 February 2012 by Ed Z
So much time has passed and so many things have come to pass. I thought now was an appropriate time to start posting again. More to come soon!
Posted on 30 May 2010 by Ed Z
“Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time testify to
the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic.” — General Logan – May 5, 1868
Posted on 26 November 2009 by Ed Z
For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Posted on 11 November 2009 by Ed Z
My grandfather, my father and my closest friend are veterans. Though I am
not, I try to understand the sacrifices they and all veterans have made for our
My words are like breath on a cold day, visible only for a moment, a
scattered memory. I hope my actions last longer, and truly honor those who have
given the ultimate sacrifice.
God bless you all.
Posted on 25 May 2009 by Ed Z
"Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time testify to
the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people
the cost of a free and undivided republic." — General Logan – May 5,
Posted on 18 April 2009 by Ed Z
I’ll be on vacation for a week but I will be posting once in a while. Be well!
Posted on 12 April 2009 by Ed Z
I hope you have a wonderful Easter. Enjoy the family you are with and think about those you can’t be with.
This is the day the Lord has made, Alleluia. Let us be glad and rejoice in it, Alleluia.
Posted on 01 January 2009 by Ed Z
Here’s to a happy and healthy 2009!