Review Me – paying bloggers

This is a paid review for the service “Review Me”. reviewmelogo210.jpg

So i came across the new service that pays bloggers for reviewing new and upcoming services. Its called Review Me. I’m impressed by the service. This has spread like a virus and many startups which pay bloggers have been popping up lately. Like the previously released pay per post, it is dead simple. A blogger registers with them, accepts to review the sites of many number of advertisers and then simply go back write a review. The interesting part is you have to disclose that the post is a paid review, which i already did.

The business model is different from payperpost, where review me uses an algorithm to find out the charge of a reviewed post based on technorati, alexa statistics. The blogger gets 50% of that charge which is a win-win situation for both the blogger and review me, and the best part is that it is not required to submit a positive review. Bloggers can give an honest view of the service.

Most of the blogosphere has been impressed with the service here and here. Everybody seems to catch up with the service and started reviewing Review me. A blogsearch for review me gives a lakh results already.

So i am going to use this service from now on disclosing that it is a paid review. So go ahead and give it a try.


Talkr does no talking

When I read the profile of talkr on Techcrunch I was impressed with the idea. For those who dont wht talkr does, Talkr is a site/service that converts text feeds directly into audio files.

I got registered after reading the profile hoping to add audio feeds to my blog. But when finally i started this blog talkr seems to be down. There are few others who are ruing about the same fact that the service is down here. I too hope it resumes soon and i’ll just add audio feeds to the blog.

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Kudos to Flock!

Flock  First and foremost congratulations to the flock team for their developer preview release today. For those of you that don’t know, Flock is a new browser that is being developed that is to open a whole new world of browsing the web. A lot of them have been blogging about it. It is featured as the 4th top search on technorati today. I guess you can understand the excitement in the blogosphere about the first public release of this browser.

I am very much impressed with the features it provides. I would say it is just firefox plus the extra features which are really cool and very useful.  I have been playing around with it since morning. Yes, It is quite rough around the edges but its just a beta and there’s a long long way to go. I hope they come out more new features and fix out all the bugs.

One thing which is clearly missing is importing bookmarks from firefox. I am a firefox user and I could not figure out any other way to  import  my  firefox  bookmarks.  Again this is featured  in the todo  list of a developer’s blog. So  no worries there. I can expect this feature ready by maybe next week.

The blog editor is really a cool feature and i should say this got me blogging :). As of know if i am right it just supports WordPress( Thanks to flock again for giving me a wordpress account without the need of an invite) and Blogger. One thing which annoys me is the formatting is lost when i publich blogs from the blog editor. Words which are made bold do not appear bold when published.

One more cool feature is the shelf which is quite useful for bloggers. You can acces it at Tools->Shelf. You can drag/copy data on to it and then drag from it onto the blog editor. The flickr top bar is also good. You can just drag and drop flickr photos from the bar onto the editor.

Sounds cool eh?? Give it a shot. You can download it from here.  I bet you’ll love it. A detailed analysis of the complete features is here and here.

In the midst of all this some people stiil question how will development efforts for Flock influence development efforts for Firefox. See here for more details.

Bart Decrem, the CEO at Flock, posted his view on the whole Flock / Firefox and closed-source / open-source deal over at his blog.

My First Post!

It’s been a long long time since i had started to think about blogging. But here i am with my very first post. I am very much excited about it. At this point I have to thank both wordpress & flock because i am using both to write this post. Likely it will be another weblog of certain useful information and at times not quite useful. Check back often. I promise to blog quite often and also try to make every post an interesting one.