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When GeoCities was launched in 1994, having a website was not as common nor as easy as it is today. Since then, millions have created websites that showcased their community, shared information about their businesses and displayed their creative endeavors. And now, Yahoo! is shutting these free sites down at the end of the year. Is there anything anyone can do? Enter FreeHostingRescue.

FreeHostingRescue is a blog that tries to save free hosting users from going under. It’s fairly new, but it has gained a good traction and attention over the last few weeks. Although not specifically intended for GeoCities users, it’s nice to have people that care. They have been showcasing GeoCities websites and give their owners a chance to purchase a hosting account for $1 for a year, and they are currently running a Twitter contest so more people will get the same chance to purchase $1 hosting for a year. To enter is simple:

  1. Tweet the FreeHostingRescue contest information on Twitter :
    RT @FreeHostRescue is giving away 1 year of hosting for $1 to help those abandoned by free hosting. See Details http://tr.im/mtC4
  2. Follow them on Twitter (so they can DM you if you win) OR Leave a comment on their post (so they can contact you if you are the winner of the contest)

With Yahoo! shutting down GeoCities, it’s nice to have a blog like FreeHostingRescue to help people move their free websites over to affordable paid ones.

Free Hosting Rescue

Free Hosting Rescue

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Facebook: New URL Name For Your Profile

by admin on June 9, 2009

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Facebook Logo

As far as I can remember, Facebook does not allow you to have your own custom name as your profile URL. While this added the security of the social network environment that Facebook is in (since you can only search people using their full names), it is often hard to let families and friends know your Facebook profile URL. If you notice, your Facebook‘s profile URL is currently just a randomly assigned number like “id=592952074.” Well, that soon will change.

Facebook New URL Profile

Facebook New URL Profile

Your new Facebook URL will be any username that you choose. People can then enter your Facebook username as a search term on Facebook or a popular search engine like Google or Yahoo!. The username will be on a first come first serve basis, though; Meaning, every usernames will be unique and, once you’ve picked one, it cannot be changed. This is an excellent move by Facebook, although a  little bit too late. A lot of the social networking sites such as Myspace, Hi5, Friendster and many more has already implemented this feature from way back when. Although a bit late, it’s a welcomed addition to the most popular social networking site in the internet.

For the official Facebook announcement, you can read it in the Official Facebook Blog.

So be sure to log in to your Facebook account on Saturday, June 13th, at 12:01am so you will be able to grab the name you want.

Facebook Username Countdown

Facebook Username Countdown

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GeoCities To Be Shut Down by Yahoo!

April 23, 2009

Tweet Long time ago before any of the social media websites as we know it today, there was a free service that started it all. I remember it vaguely when I had my first website, trying out the best thing that ever happened on the internet at that time. It was the 90′s, and the […]

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Promometer: Spreading the Word the Easy Way

June 30, 2007

Tweet Getting a designer to make your promotions can cost a lot. Especially when you are a small company or one-man-show corporation, it can really hurt the budget. Promometer allows you to use a simple web-based system to manage promotions on your website. That means that you do not have to rely on the web […]

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Simply Hired: Search for Your Dream Job

June 23, 2007

Tweet You and I know that finding a decent job nowadays is as hard as striking a lottery. The right job is out there for us to take, but the issue is: Can we actually find it before someone else does? It’s a matter of casting a wide net. One job search website, Simply Hired, […]

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Zoom And Go: Getting Paid Traveling Around the World

June 22, 2007

Tweet If you’re like me, love to travel, enjoy snapping photographs, and don’t mind a little extra cash in your pocket, then ZoomAndGo.com is definitely worth your time. ZoomAndGo.com is a travel Web site boasting the world’s largest online collection of hotel video captured by travelers, and a unique loyalty program allowing travelers to earn […]

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WikiSeek: A Wikipedia-Based Search Engine

January 17, 2007

Tweet As you browse the internet, there’s always that moment in time, everyday, when we want to know about particular stuffs. Searching in Google or Yahoo is probably the way we usually do it. But are there any other places we can search? Wikipedia, collaborated with SearchMe, now has its own search engine called WikiSeek, […]

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Geni: An Excellent Way to Collaboratively Create Your Family Tree

January 16, 2007

Tweet Recording our relatives can be hard at times. How far can we go in remembering our ancestors? It’s a question of how we are related to each other. Family trees are important, and precious at the same time, in which we can learn our past and record our future. If only there’s an online […]

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MyPunchBowl: Making Party Planning Easier and Fun

January 16, 2007

Tweet Ever felt confuse how to plan and prepare your parties? Confuse how you can spread the words? Parties need a lot to prepare. From picking a date, sending invitations, to purchasing / renting party supplies and equipment, party planning can be a daunting and time-consuming task. And it usually isn’t much fun. Fortunately for […]

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Fleck: A Cool Online Annotation Service

January 15, 2007

Tweet Have you ever browsed a website where you are just dying to give out comments on the page? Have you ever feel like sharing your thoughts with others as well? With web2.0, online interaction has become more and more advanced these days. Users are given the chance to contribute and gain more on their […]

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