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Month: August 2006 (Page 2 of 2)

SMS: 3x the info for 1/3 the cost of 411.

411 directory assistance calls are one of the biggest ripoffs of the mobile phone world: they cost between $1.20 and $1.75 per call, plus airtime charges. In contrast, a service like Google SMS will cost you at most 20-50 cents in text messaging charges — and you can get 3 listings per request instead of just one.… Read the rest

Rhetorical bending.

Just for fun I thought I’d make a list of paired words and phrases that exhibit obvious (and opposing) rhetorical slants:

global warming – climate crisis

illegal alien – undocumented worker

low budget – lean

liberal – progressive

muckraker – investigative reporter

blogger – citizen journalist

mainstream media – mass media

intellectual property – my ideas

long tail – niche markets

guerrilla marketing – opportunistic publicity

reducing overhead – firing people

… any more suggestions?… Read the rest

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