Overwhelmed???!!!

OVERWHELMED???!!!

As I sit here at the PC thought I would take time to ask are you overwhelmed? As I awoke this morning my brain was hurting from all the internet information that I have researched over the past months about internet marketing, promoting, product sourcing and you name it I have done it.

Forget the fact that my nickname from my friends and family is Ms. Information, watch it now careful how you say that, we all from time to time get overwhelmed.

With the MySpace, Facebook, Youtube, MyBlogLog, eBay, Amazon, Ecrater, Craiglist, MSN, Alexa, SEO, Yahoo, Google, Wagglepop, Ioffer, Jott, Twitter, stand-alone websites, subscribed newsletters, email, blogging, e-books, forums, membership sites, video, talk radio shows, Web 2.0 now web 3.0 (‘the intelligent Web’), my friend your friend and every bodies friend, it’s a wonder that there are still strangers in the world. PHEW!!!

I just sometimes have to stop and punt, relax and take the load off. Being a research and information geek, love the stuff, it was bound to happen sometime and more times than we would like to admit. I tell ya there are times when I just can’t take anymore! OMG! Information and technology just keep expanding and expanding. The more there is the more I have to know. Forget knowledge is power how about knowledge is addicting!

Yeah I know there are ways to reduce this overwhelming feeling but oblige me for a moment in my vent to say it is just sometimes to much!

The first part on the way to recovery is yes to admit it and then sit back and work through it the best you can.

Now isn’t this ironic that I am blogging about this and using the exact technology that is a part of my overwhelming feeling. Believe it or not there is some therapy here just being able to blog about it and get it out.

Well now that I have done that time to get back to the information and research seeking mode. I heard someone say, “If you ever feel overwhelmed just think you could be deceased.” Kind of morbid but there is some truth to that, huh?

Here’s to you my overwhelmed friend, now go and relax! 🙂

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Do you like roller coaster rides?

They are at it again Microsoft and Yahoo. I blogged on this story sometime ago and now they are at it again. Now that Yahoo stock is trading anywhere now between $21.00 – $22.19, it is stated that Yahoo stockholders wouldn’t goff at the $33 per share price Microsoft offered a few months ago.

Who knows where this ride is going to take us. It’s a timing game and who can wait out the longest, Yang, Microsoft or Yahoo shareholders. This is the first real boost Yahoo! has gotten since announcing less than two weeks ago that it had broken off discussions with Microsoft about selling its search business, an alternative to an outright takeover.

Try to figure this one out:
YAHOO

What I think……I’m going to go for another spin on the roller coaster and see if I can see the forest for the trees.

Microsoft backs off from Yahoo hostile takeover

After a turning battle of withdrawal Microsoft has backed off of the hostile takeover that they planned for Yahoo. Siting that it would not be in the best interest for them at this time. They had increased their bid for Yahoo to be $41.5 billion, or $37 per share. What seems to the be issue is that Yahoo executives wanted $38 per share in their last Wednesday’s meeting.

Microsoft being in the third seat of internet search engine companies wanted to chip away at the number one spot (Google). Competition is the essence of business. But Microsoft felt it wasn’t a good business move at this time to takeover Yahoo because Yahoo with their negotiations with Google in an alliance would cede too much power to Google in the lucrative search advertising market.

What I think….. One can only wait and see what is to come next over this year as to whether Microsoft will step up to the plate again and try their hand at bat. I personally hope that whatever the outcome Yahoo executives will use their heads in their decisions. If a merger is to be sanctioned by them goodness let it be with Google.

Microsoft vs Yahoo

Check out this video from February for some background information.

Loaded: Google versus Microsoft

What’s up with Microsoft and Yahoo!

Today again we face a major internet player trying to takeover Yahoo. This has been going on for quite some time now. Google and now Microsoft. CEO  Steve Ballmer, left, told employees in a company assembly Thursday (5-10-08)  that he knows how much he’d spend to buy Yahoo and accelerate his company’s Internet play. Meanwhile, Yahoo CEO Jerry Wang seemingly wants to take a less aggressive approach by keeping an open mind for other offers of merging with Google now for a more vast search engine platform.

This I know the big guys just keep getting bigger and for our purposes we should be aware of what is going on and how this will effect us and our internet searches. A question to ask yourself being that Microsoft has the monopoly on PC software, updates and what all do we want them to totally control the search engines too? They are going after Google it seems not just in healthy competition but hostile and aggressive. But yet they are willing to walk away if the price isn’t right. Now standing at a whopping $42.4 billion dollars. Can you say, “Yahoo-oooo!”

Assertive or Aggressive you be the judge

What do you think?

Take a look at this and discern for yourself…

Pres Poll

Today and AP reported wrote an article on the Presidential race. Now despite all the rumblings going on with all the candidates from what I have gathered is that Obama’s popularity and likability has sored among voters. Basically more and more voters are feeling that he can win over McClain in the presidential race over Clinton.

From the article: Yahoo News

Those rating him as “not at all honest,” for example, jumped from 18 percent last fall to 27 percent in April. It came as he was put on the defensive over incendiary comments by his former pastor. But many holding such views are Republicans or conservative independents, who would be unlikely to vote in a Democratic primary or support a Democrat in the fall, anyway.

The most encouraging sign for Obama is that many Democrats who previously saw Clinton as their party’s best hope now give him that role. About one-third of them still prefer Clinton, but they have lost confidence in her electability.

It is interesting none the less to see that voters are ,as the election time countdown is narrowing, taking a more overall concerted look at the election of who is the best candidate to win over McClain.