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Entries for October, 2012

Hurricane Sandy — Be prepared

From “Newark N.J. Patch”  — comes this advice for hurricane preparation: [To comment:]   Updated 10/29/12 from PSE&G: If your fuses or breakers are in a flooded area, do NOT go near them until the water recedes or is removed. Always stay away from fallen power lines. Always assume they are energized. Know how to open your garage […]

Al Neuharth: Can ‘old’ newspapers remain relevant?

[To comment:] USA TODAY celebrates its 30th birthday anniversary this weekend (Sept. 15, 2012). The Nation’s Newspaper first was published on Sept. 15, 1982, in the Washington, D.C., market. Most media critics brushed us off quickly. Linda Ellerbee, then a popular late-night news commentator on NBC, paraphrased our “non-smudge” ink promotion with this sarcastic […]

From EZ Texting dot com

To comment: offers these statistics on SMS (texting). Contact info is: SMS Marketing Specialist: (800) 753-5732. 95 – 98% of text messages are read within minutes of receipt.* 86% of consumers send or receive a text message every week. 30% of consumers interact with a brand via text message. 2.12 Trillion text messages are sent every […]

From “The Philadelphia Inquirer” — Voters sum up the issues in just six simple words

[To comment:] The following appeared on the “Opinion” page of the Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012  “The Philadelphia Inquirer.” It is worth repeating. A sample of the six-word stump speeches, part of an exhibit sponsored by Smith Magazine and the National Constitution Center (in Philadelphia). 1. It’s all about the Supreme Court. 2. Change begins in our local […]