Archive for May, 2011
If you follow the link you will find a hip-hop song made about the death of one of the most well known Al-Quida terrorists in the world Osama Bin Ladin. This is interesting for several reasons. The first being that Osama was killed very recently and somehow this artists has had enouph time to write a song about it produce it get into a studio record it in good quality and post it online. The second thing is obviously how we as Americans deal with huge international news by turning it into a rap song.
Regardless it is actually a very catchy song enjoy.
The video above is a commercial from Exxon promoting a new way they invented to gather energy by harnessing natural gas trapped in cracks within the earths crust. Exxon has already started harnessing this natural gas in many states and is trying to bring these practices to New York and Pennsylvania.
This is a video of a man lighting his tap water on fire. In case you were not aware tap water should not be lit on fire. The reason his tap water lights on fire is because the chemicals used in extracting the natural gasses seep into underground wells and contaminate drinking water for many people.
I just changed the website links on my blog because the ones that I had were generics that did not mean anything to be personally. The websites that I posted on my blog are:
ESPN – I added a link to ESPN because I love to watch many different sports and sometimes when you can’t watch it you need to at least know what the score is.
My Facebook – In case people who are looking at my blog want to learn more about me or get in contact with me.
Texts From Last Night – This is a funny site that I love going to. If is a collection of funny drunk stories.
Cracked – This is another funny site I go to a lot when I am bored. It is a collection of random funny lists.
Temple AEPi Blog – I am a brother of AEPi at Temple and this blog lets people who are no longer students or have other affiliations with the chapter know the kind of things we are upto.
Idea #1: Post links to my blog on Facebook
Description: I plan to start putting up the link to my blog on my Facebook every time I make an entry that I think my friends would be interested in.
Rationale: I think that by putting the link of blog on Facebook some of my friends who are either bored or interested in topics that I am writing about would go to it thus increasing my traffic.
Objective: I hope that more people particularly those not in the class and not associated with the class read my blog.
Measurement: I will know if this strategy has succeeded by looking at Google analytics to see how many of the viewers of my website came in from Facebook.
Idea #2: Link other people’s blogs in my posts
Description: I plan to start placing links for my classmates blogs in my blog when their blog posts relate to mine in some way.
Rationale: I think that people in class would be more likely to read my blog if they knew that I refer to what they talked about in their blog and post a link to their blog on mine. Objective: I hope that more people in class will go to by blog and read it.
Measurement: I will know if this strategy has succeeded by using Google Analytics and comparing the amount of views I get on posts where I refer to and link other people’s blogs to those where I don’t.