“It’s interesting that people say the right has taken over the Republican Party — but no one can say what we’ve done. We’ve been closeted for the last eight years; it’s time for the right to come out of the closet.”
According to Nielsen, "Twitter’s audience retention rate, or the percentage of a given month's users who come back the following month, is currently about 40 percent. For most of the past 12 months, pre-Oprah, Twitter has languished below 30 percent retention."
I signed up a year ago, forgot about it, retried it recently. Signed up to track/stalk some celebrities - had people wanting to "follow" me who I had never heard of. Tried "tweeting" a couple of times, got bored with it.
From Bangalore: 22,000 GREEN TECHNOLOGY JOBS shipped out -
Doug Brown, co-author of the influential 2009 Green Outsourcing Report:
“We see the (green job offshoring) trend increasing as the US and the UK outsourcing buyers are seeking lower cost in labour and energy consumption. There are few suppliers who match credentials and outcomes of Indian firms.”
4000 global firms were surveyed - Xerox, Accenture, IBM, Oracle and others see green stimulus in the US as creating installation and construction jobs, but they can use cheaper Indian "sustainability" engineers and designers to come up with the plans, as well as marketing and business development executives. Indian firms that are involved have also invested in becoming appropriately "green," contrasting with Chinese and East European countries. They offer virtualization, carbon management, paperless offices.
Favorite activities: flag waving at freeway overpasses , making lists of traitors
Now - 26%
Favorite activity: tea bagging
Specter of Fallout - Norm Coleman's Legal Brief is Due Today
Republican Norm Coleman said Wednesday that Sen. Arlen Specter's decision to become a Democrat wouldn't mean big changes in his fight for Minnesota's vacant Senate seat — except in his quest for cash. "It probably makes fundraising a little bit easier," Coleman told the Pioneer Press.
Democrat Al Franken spokesman Andy Barr released the following in response to Senator Arlen Specter's switch: Sen.-elect Franken looks forward to working with Senators of both parties to make progress on President Obama's agenda and move our country forward.
"And Eisenhower was President in 1956 when there was an outbreak in the Plains of children getting hit hard by the stupid stick. Wouldn't you know it, Bachmann was born in Iowa in 1956." (anonymous on Facebook)