FreezeCrowd

Social Networks are a great way to connect with the people we want to hear from, but it’s hard to find one anymore that is not overcrowded with random people who are not on the site to share common interest. One social network is changing all of that. College students, staff, faculty, etc. are able to sign up in a very quick process that allows you to easily get your profile and information on the site. Connecting with friends is also a vital part of the website that is easy to do too. One key feature is their ice breakers through photos. Pretty much everything about FreezeCrowd is based around simplicity and connecting with those who share common interest, for example class mates.

As if a simplistic and easy to use website exclusive for college students and others in the college world is not reason enough to go become a part of FreezeCrowd, they also give away some really cool prizes just for signing up and uploading a picture. Right now you will be entered to win an iPad or $500 for signing up and uploading an image. It’s all about connecting, ir’s all about groups that matter, and it’s all about you! FreezeCrowd is definitely the website for college students looking to join a site that has them in mind.

Spring Set Free

Winter besieged nature, like a country at war

Captivated by cold, from outward to the very core.

But springtime brings hope to barren ground and branches

For life will be as it was before.

When the ice thaws, when the chill subsides

Springtime warmth welcomes new life.

Snow-laden branches are weary no more

When the strength of the new season is rife.

Grass can grow green with the light of the sun

Now free from the shackles of frost.

The budding flowers now emerging are young

Their life of exuding beauty has now begun.

Refreshing rain soaks into the ground

Quenching a desperate thirst.

Sweet sips submerge, but will not drown

A meadow of life that will soon abound.

Springtime sets free what winter once contained

Bleak turns beauty, white turns color

Wind and ice, turns sun and rain.

Springtime brings freedom, and gives life again!

QikPad

Collaboration is very important in this day and time, especially for work and school. Sadly, it isn’t always such an easy accomplishment to be able to work in real time with someone else. QikPad changes that! With QikPad you are able to collaborate and work with whomever you wish in real time, making any task an easy one! This reminds me of the days when I did a lot of website coding, it was complicated to share that code with the people I was working with, QikPad would’ve been such a great tool to use during that time. It’s goal is simple, it is there to make working with others easy for you, and it does it well! The coolest part about QikPad is that it’s 100% FREE! How often do you find a real time tool that allows you to work with others for free? It’s almost unheard of. Don’t worry about getting in touch with your partner on your next project or sending your boss your work and getting it to them on time, next time just choose to use QikPad and save yourself loads of frustration and time.

All Aboard the Smile Train

Every parent’s dream is to stare down at their perfectly formed newborn baby and coo and murmur every bit of soothing nonsense imaginable, but what if their newborn has a birth defect? It makes the child no less special, but sometimes, the world can be unbelievably cruel. The most common birth defect in the world today is the cleft lip and/or palate, a facial deformity that leaves the lip split and the roof of the mouth with a large hole. One in a thousand children is affected each year in the United States alone. It is believed that in developing countries that 165,000 children are born every year with cleft lip or palate, but this is much harder to determine because these children are often killed moments after birth or abandoned, left to the mercy of wild animals or the elements.

A cleft lip or palate repair surgery is one of the simplest and least expensive to perform, but most of these parents can’t afford to have it done, even though it would mean a better quality of life for their child. However, thanks to the generosity and kind spirit of the people who formed Smile Train, these children have a chance to go to school, to get a job when they get older, and to live a life without ridicule. Smile Train’s mission is to provide free surgeries and rehabilitation for children who cannot afford it any other way.  However, Smile Train cannot do it alone. They rely on the donations from kind people who believe in their cause. For only two hundred and fifty dollars, a child’s life can be changed for the better forever. If you believe in Smile Train’s mission and wish to contribute,  you can donate at SmileTrain.org.

GetGlue

Do you watch a lot of television? How about movies? Hmm, well do you read books, listen to music, or talk about cool topics? You obviously do something! One website is in the business of rewarding you for everything you do, literally! It’s quite simple to understand their concept. You sign up for an account on the website named GetGlue, check-in when you do something such as watch a television show, and then you get rewarded with awesome stickers that not only show up on your account but you can have sent to you in the mail for FREE once you reach 20 stickers, and trust us, it doesn’t take long.

For every 20 stickers you earn you can request them to be sent to you and they will arrive in about 4-6 weeks, sometimes earlier. They have GetGlue apps for pretty much every device you can imagine, so it’s easy to check-in throughout your day! Oh, and if you are at a loss on how to get stickers, just click their Sticker tab and it shows you all of the current ways to get stickers. It’s never been easier to have fun doing the things you love to do and already do while getting rewarded in an awesome way! Don’t worry about these being bad quality either, we have already done this a few times and the stickers look great, just as clear as the ones you earn on the website! Simply go to GetGlue.com and let the sticker collecting begin!

DC Universe Online Free!

The MMORPG DC Universe Online starting today is for free on the website to play on PC and PS3. The Game has a paid version and a free version, which there is minor differences in the versions. In the game you can create your own super hero and be a mentored by one of the great super heroes of DC. You do a variety of missions in the game and you can do which ever ones you choose. Every villain and hero in the DC Universe is in this game. You have Joker, Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Scarecrow, Harley Quinn, Sinestro, and many more. The star heroes are all here including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lanturn, and many others.

The game works through allowing you to choose what side your on good or evil. You can fight against the heroes to conquer the world or help the heroes save it. Brainiac seems to be the main villain since I have only been playing it for a few days. My hero is amazing and unique in his own way. You choose from what his powers are to the way he moves and every detail of his looks. Everyone will have a different adventure through there play of DC Universe Online. Fans of the WoW series will diffidently want to take a go at saving the world or taking it over.

Sony Online Entertainment allowing this game to be free gives people who can’t afford to pay monthly have a chance at this vast world and have fun saving the world as their own fantasy hero or villain. The games best qualities have to be that you can join together with others and make a super hero team and work together and save the world. Every superhero/comic book fan has always dreamed of being their own superhero and working a team like the Justice League saving the world.

This game is beyond amazing and should be played by anyone and everyone, gamer’s to just plain old comic book nerds. It’s free so don’t waste this opportunity and test out one of the best MMORPG of the year.

Should You Buy Minecraft?

Minecraft developer Marcus Persson and a couple people from TigSource are the core people behind this cheaply made indie game. Developer Persson quit his job as a game developer to make indie games and this was what came out of it. This game has a vast amount of open space and is one of the most unique games I have played. Not like most games Minecraft’s main objective is to create and design your own home and create unique places and fight off enemies. This game is still in Beta so it isn’t fully finished but for game not fully finished it is really good.

The creative style of the game is the most terrific part because you’re able to make environments that are straight from your imagination. You can create villages your own city, caves, and I have even seen people build huge towers just to blow them up. This game is just to show off your imagination and create your own world to adventure through. The game in my mind could be a little better and allow you to have people everywhere and be able to not just be a lone on this world.

Still the game is in BETA and won’t be done for a few years, it has been in the process since 2010. Many people would agree that a game that is perfected turns out to be perfect. Many games have been half done and know one wants to play them, a game takes every little detail into consideration. A great game isn’t just a story or how many things you can kill, it’s about what is fun. I consider Minecraft extremely fun and addictive, I don’t know what it is about this game that makes me want to pick it up every time. I give this game a high replay value and a great time consumer. You can go to the main website and start playing now buy purchasing the game or trying out the classic version, for free. So go out and enjoy the world of Minecraft.

Make Money Online With Fiverr

Many people at their homes look for quick and easy ways to make a few dollars on the side. There are so many different places that claim to be a real source of online income, but how many of them are reliable? We decided to put the website Fiverr.com to the test. At Fiverr you tell everyone what you will do for $5 and they choose to buy your “gig” or not. A “gig” is what your service is called on Fiverr. Now, here’s where the confusing part comes in!

While the website is named Fiverr, suggesting that you actually make money in five dollar increments, you only get to keep four of those five dollars. Fiverr themselves take a dollar from each gig you sell. While this fee is very reasonable, some people do not like it. What sets Fiverr apart from the other money making websites out there? Well, it’s very simple to use, manage your gigs, receive payments that get sent to your PayPal, make a few dollars on the side, and of course Fiverr has a huge audience so your gig’s are sure to get viewed!

Oh, one more thing that you REALLY need to know about, because I find this quite annoying myself, is that once you complete a gig the money you get from it is held for 14 days to clear in their system. This allows you to build up more profits within those 14 days, but by then you of course have more money that needs to clear. You can withdraw after the 14 days and send the money straight to your PayPal account, but PayPal takes out their share, so it’s actually best to build up around $50 before you withdraw although you can withdraw at no minimum! So, all-in-all, we love Fiverr, and if you can put up with their small quirks and flaws, you can make some serious pocket change over some time. You won’t get rich, but you will get a few extra dollars! This is a real solution to making money on the side, it works, it’s not hard to use, it just takes time and your willingness to do things for fiver dollars and only get to keep four of it. So go ahead and give it look, Fiverr.com!

Black Friday 2011

So many of you are preparing for a sleepless night at the stores in regards to your Black Friday shopping. Well, I am here with a little advice that could possibly save you the crowds, sleep, and a nice chunk of change! Amazon.com has already started their Pre-Black Friday sales, and their deals are nothing short of enticing. This is Amazon’s way of drawing you to their site on a daily basis leading up to Black Friday itself. The main thing to remember is that while these deals are pretty good (ex. Buy a PS3 get a $50 Amazon.com credit) you may still find some of the deals on things such as DVD’s and music to be better when Amazon begins their actual Black Friday deals. To be honest the deal on select game systems where you get a free $50 Amazon credit to use on pretty much anything, except most digital content, is almost too good to pass up.

So how do we propose that you avoid the Black Friday madness this year? Check out the online Black Friday deals, because you may just be surprised at how much time you will save and of course avoiding the crowds is always nice! Amazon.com seems to be the place to look this year for amazing deals this holiday season. You will probably find many websites that have much better deals than the stores do this year, just make sure you are online at the right times because some of them only run deals certain times of the day or until their supply is all bought out. So save time, money, and enjoy the holidays a little more this year by doing your Black Friday shopping online!

The Best Credit Card For Students

College is a time to mature and come to terms with who you are. That can be stressful enough without worrying about what you’ll be able to afford. Luckily, there is a safe and easy way to acquire money. The company Discover offers a credit card specifically for college students.
The maximum amount you are allowed to start out with is $500, but after a while there is an option to raise your limit. If you sign up for it, they offer up to a 5% Cashback Bonus on every purchase. This can include travel, gas, or department stores. To make the Discover Student Credit Card even better, managing your account online is safe. The company promises that their site is 100% secure. Steps that they take are: they have multiple firewall layers, constant system monitoring, and to make sure that your page is in fact secure, there is a padlock that will be on the top of every page you access while logged onto your account.
If you are struggling to make ends meet while attending college, signing up for the Discover Student Credit Card is a step in the right direction. You can even get a $50 cash back bonus just for signing up that will be applied to your account after your first purchase simply by applying with our link. So go ahead an click here to check it out and sign up to get your $50 cash back bonus, after all, there are benefits to being a student!