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Mafia Wars Jobs, Payouts and Rewards

October 15, 2009

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Mafia Wars Cheats – Mafia Wars Jobs, Payouts and Rewards

This list is designed to help you level up quickly in Mafia Wars on Facebook or MySpace. Note that the calculations here are taken from the Facebook version of Mafia Wars, which may differ slightly from the MySpace one.

Mafia Wars Jobs and Experience Payouts

Jobs in Mafia Wars are broken up into sections called Job Tiers. Lower level job tiers are designed for lower level characters, although you may find yourself going back to look for special loot or collectible items.

Use this list as reference on what job will get you the most bang for your buck! The list below is also broken up into these tiers. You’ll see the general job tier listed, followed by the individual jobs within that tier, and finally the experience ratio. How the experience ratio work. The simple answer, the higher the number, the best experience per energy.

So, if a job is listed as a ratio of 1.5x, it means that for every one energy point it costs to do the job, you get back 1.5 experience points. In addition, to make things super simple I’ve highlighted the nest job in each tier. Please keep in mind that this list does not account for any prerequisites that are needed for a job, which would in reality make the job cost more energy, and therefore lower the payout ratio.

Street Thug Jobs – Levels 1-4

Mugging – 1x
Corner Store Hold-up – 1x
Warehouse Robbery – 1x
Auto Theft – 1.33x (best experience)
Beat Up Rival Gangster – 1x
Rob a Pimp – 1x
Collect on a Loan – 1x

Associate Jobs – Levels 5-8

Collect Protection Money – 1x
Rough Up Dealers – 1x
Take Out a Rogue Cop – 1x
Perform a Hit – 1x
Bank Heist – 1.67x (best experience)
Jewelry Store Job – 1.62x
Hijack a Semi – 1.29x

Soldier Jobs – Levels 9-12

Destroy Enemy Mob Hideout – 1x
Kill a Protected Snitch – 1x
Bust a Made Man Out of Prison – 1x
Museum Break-in – 1.44 (best experience)
Fight a Haitian Gang – 1.2x
Clip the Irish Mob’s Local Enforcer – 1.22x
Steal a Tanker Truck – 1.29x

Enforcer Jobs – Levels 13-17

Federal Reserve Raid – 1.41x
Smuggle Across the Border – 1.33x
Liquor Smuggling – 1.37x
Run Illegal Poker Game – 2.06x (best experience)
Wiretap the Cops – 1.74x
Rob an Electronics Store – 1.29x
Burn Down a Tenement – 1.44x
Distill Some Liquor – 1.44x
Manufacture Tokens – 1.44x
Get Cheating Deck – 1.44x
Overtake Phone Central – 1.44x

Hitman Jobs – Levels 18-24

Repel the Yakuza – 1.73x (best experience)
Disrupt Rival Smuggling Ring – 1.62x
Invade Tong-controlled Neighborhood – 1.41x
Sell Guns to the Russian Mob – 1.68x
Protect your City against a Rival Family – 1.71x
Assassinate a Political Figure – 1.71x
Exterminate a Rival Family – 1.64x
Obtain Compromising Photos – 1.32x
Frame a Rival Capo – 1.48x

Capo Jobs – Levels 25-34

Steal an Air Freight Delivery – 1.31x
Run a Biker Gang Out of Town – 1.35x
Flip a Snitch – 1.41x
Steal Bank Records – 1.41x
Loot the Police Impound Lot – 1.17x
Recruit a Rival Crew Member – 1.52x
Dodge an FBI Tail – 1.56x
Whack a Rival Crew Leader – 1.6x (best experience)

Consigliere Jobs – Levels 35-59

Influence a Harbor Official – 1.51x
Move Stolen Merchandise – 1.66x
Snuff a Rat – 1.63x
Help a Fugitive Flee the Country – 1.67x
Dispose of a Body – 1.73x (best experience)
Ransom a Businessman’s Kids – 1.37x
Fix the Big Game – 1.4x
Steal an Arms Shipment – 1.73x

Underboss Jobs – Levels 60-99

Extort a Corrupt Judge – 1.81x
Embezzle Funds Through a Phony Company – 1.64x
Break Into the Armory – 1.4x
Rip Off the Armenian Mob – 1.6x
Muscle in on a Triad Operation – 1.8x
Ambush a Rival at a Sit Down – 1.68x
Order a Hit on a Public Official – 1.87x (best experience)
Take Over an Identity Theft Ring – 1.72x

Boss Jobs – Levels 100+

Settle a Beef… Permanently – 1.86x (best experience)
Buy Off a Federal Agent – 1.71x
Make a Deal with the Mexican Cartel – 1.75x
Blackmail the District Attorney – 1.73x
Shake Down a City Council Member – 1.7x
Make Arrangements for a Visiting Don – 1.75x
Take Control of a Casino – 1.84x
Travel to the Old Country – 1.83x

El Soldado Jobs (Cuba) – Levels 35-59

Rob Your Cab Driver – 1.6x (best experience)
Secure A Safehouse – 1.59x
Intimidate The Locals – 1.57x
Silence a Noisy Neighbor – 1.59x
Smuggle In Some Supplies – 1.57x
Set Up A Numbers Racket – 1.58x
Establish Contact With The FRG – 1.56x
Take Out The Local Police Chief – 1.57x
“Persuade” A Local To Talk – 1.59x
Assault A Snitch’s Hideout – 1.58x

El Capitan Jobs (Cuba) – Levels 60-84

Transport A Shipment of US Arms – 1.63x
Meet With The FRG Leadership – 1.68x
Hold Up a Tour Bus – 1.7x
Ambush a Military Patrol – 1.65x
Capture an Army Outpost – 1.66x
Sneak A Friend Of The Family Into The Country – 1.71x (best experience)
Ransack A Local Plantation – 1.64x
Burn Down a Hacienda – 1.65x

El Jefe Jobs (Cuba) – Levels 85-109

Offer “Protection” To A Nightclub – 1.74x
Rob The Banco Nacional Branch – 1.72x
Shake Down a Hotel Owner – 1.69x
Bring The Local Teamsters Under Your Control – 1.76x
Help The FRG Steal A Truckload Of Weapons – 1.7x
Hijack a Booze Shipment – 1.78x (best experience)
Pillage a Shipyard – 1.7x
Take Over the Docks – 1.72x

El Patron Jobs (Cuba) – Levels 110-129

Muscle In On A Local Casino – 1.78x
Establish A Loansharking Business – 1.77x
Eliminate A Rival Family’s Agent – 1.76x
Pass On Some Intel to The FRG – 1.78x
Execute A Regional Arms Dealer – 1.78x
Sink a Competing Smuggler’s Ship – 1.74x
Gun Down an Enemy Crew at the Airport – 1.8x (best experience)
Assassinate An Opposing Consigliere – 1.75x

El Padrino Jobs (Cuba) – Levels 130+

Raid the Arms Depot – 1.77x
Supply The FRG With Some Extra Muscle – 1.8x (tied for best experience)
Capture The Airport – 1.8x (tied for best experience)
Knock Off A Visiting Head Of State – 1.77x
Set Up A High Volume Smuggling Operation – 1.8x (tied for best experience)
Blow Up A Rail Line – 1.8x (tied for best experience)
Attack The Army Command Post – 1.79x
Storm the Presidential Palace – 1.78x

If new jobs are added this list will be updated. In addition, should you spot any errors please contact me and I will make any necessary adjustments so the information is always accurate and up to date.

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Eleven Years of Google: A Look Back

October 5, 2009

via: http://www.pcworld.com/printable/article/id,172698/printable.html

Google has come a long way in its eleven-year history, from its humble beginning as a Stanford University research project in 1998, to the global, multi-billion dollar online presence Google enjoys today.

Earlier this week, the company celebrated its 11th birthday and choose to mark the occasion with an all new Google Doodle, a fun take on their colorful identity. The unique logo illustrated Google’s eleven years in operation by adding an extra L to the company’s name to form a number eleven.

Google’s actual founding date is subject to debate. There are those who think that Google should bring out the cake on the September 4, the day in 1998 that Google filed its incorporation papers and officially became Google, Inc. Still others think that Google should recognize September 15, 1997 as its founding date, as that is when Google registered the google.com domain. But despite the debate, Google has celebrated its anniversary on September 27 for the past few years now, making the date somewhat official.

Google is eleven.

Any birthday offers the perfect opportunity to reflect on the past, so just what has Google been up to in the last eleven years?

Early Days: 1998

With 1997 behind them, founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin dropped the original BackRub moniker in favor of Google, a play on the mathematical term “googol. With the Google.com domain registered and a healthy $100,000 investment from Sun co-founder Andy Bechtolsheim, the two Stanford students rented out a $1,700 a month garage space in California’s Menlo Park.

With a makeshift office in place, Google made it official and filed for incorporation as “Google Technology Inc” on September 4, 1998. As the rest of year played out, Google began to receive positive support in the press, and the company also hired their first employee, Craig Silverstein.

Money And Moving: 1999

Thanks to its growing workforce, the fledgling company moved twice in 1999. Google outgrew its modest garage and relocated briefly to a more suitable location in Palo Alto. In June, the company released its very first press release, detailing how the firm had secured $25 million of funding.

During the second half of the year, as the company reached forty employees, Google moved once again to offices in Mountain View, with an in-house chef included. T

his year also saw Google drop the exclamation mark from their logo and settling with its now world-famous branding.

Growth & Expansion: 2000

2000 was a year of growth, as along with the search engine reaching a milestone of one billion pages indexed, the website also expanded to support over fifteen languages including Chinese, French, German, Japanese and more.

How things change. This year (2000) also saw Yahoo! reveal that they will be using Google as their default search provider. At the time this was a big deal, as Yahoo! was once one of the darlings of search, which Google had originally set their eyes on to compete with; mission accomplished? Of course today paints a very different picture as now both Yahoo! and Microsoft are collectively attempting to compete with the search giant that Google has become.

Before the year was out Google also found time to launch the immensely successful AdWords program, and their Toolbar browser plug-in. With the year drawing to a close it was pretty clear that the search engine was on a meteoric rise, as Google was now handling nearly 100 million search queries a day.

Going Global: 2001

With the search engine now available in over twenty-five languages, it only seemed right that the company would expand on a global level with the opening of its first international office in Tokyo.

2001 also saw Google hire ex-Novell chief executive Eric Schmidt, who started at Google as the Chairman of the Board, before quickly moving on to become the CEO.

With the Google search index approaching three billion webpages, it seemed the perfect time to tackle a new type of search: Images. Google launched its Image Search service in July, and initially had an index of over 250 million images.

Getting Geeky: 2002

2002 saw Google launch a range of new products, including the shopping tool Froogle, the experimental Google Labs, and the popular Google News service, a product of the company’s so-called “twenty percent time“. Geeky Google also decided to offer a Klingon translation of the site for all those Star Trek fans out there, bringing the total number of supports languages to over seventy. Spiderman, Warcraft 3 and pop star Shakira were amongst the most common search terms of the year.

The Written Word: 2003

2003 was one verbose year for the search-engine giant. It began in February when Google acquired Pyra Labs, creators of the Blogger service, which allowed the masses to publish their thoughts online with ease. Soon after the acquisition, Google’s company name was announced as a recognized verb, to “google it” had become synonymous with search, however Google strived to steer clear of dictonaries and protect their strong brand.

In December the controversial Google Print was launched: Now known as Google Book Search, the service allows users to view excerpts from thousands of books in digital form. Classic books and their film adaptations, such as Lord Of The Rings and Harry Potter, were some of the most searched for terms on Google in 2003.

Email, Google Style: 2004

Without a doubt 2004 biggest Google news was the introduction of Gmail.

The beta launched on April Fools Day, but Google made sure that Gmails was no joke, offering a then-unheard-of 1GB of storage along with a speedy user experience and the beauty of Google’s search technology built right in to your inbox. The service launched as a strictly invite-only affair, which resulted in an online gold rush of those hoping to land an invitation. After five years, Gmail finally disposed of its beta status early in June of 2009.

2004 also saw Google move to its Mountain View, California “Googleplex” headquarters, where the company still resides today. In addition, Google opened a research and development center in Tokyo and a European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. With over three thousand employees, a range or products under its belt and over eight billion items in its search index Google’s growth continued to amaze.

Mapping The World: 2005

In 2005, Google’s ongoing effort to organize the world’s information continued as

they released Google Maps. Since then, Google has continually improved the mapping service, adding new features such as satellite views and directions, as well as increasing the number of new searchable locations. Google Earth, a 3D satellite photography-based mapping application, soon followed, further complimenting Google’s range of location services.

2005 also saw the release of the iGoogle customizable home page, Google Reader RSS feed manager and Google Analytics. Optimized mobile versions of Gmail, Blogger, and Search were also released.

Oh, and could you imagine naming your newborn baby “Google”? It happened.

A Message From Chad & Steve: 2006

Ending months of speculation, in late 2006 Google finally revealed that they had bought online video site YouTube in a massive $1.65 billion stock transaction.

The Growth Continues: 2007

The year started with Google expanding into new territories once again, with Google Maps making its way to Australia and the Google Docs suite of tools being made available in several additional languages. Gmail was also made available to all, no longer requiring an invitation.

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he biggest innovation from Google in 2007 was the addition of street level photography to Google Maps. Dubbed Street View, the service lets you view and explore a number of US locations at street level. Naturally, Street View’s introduction caused some controversy as it raised quite a few privacy concerns.

Popular search terms in 2007 included the iPhone, Facebook and Second Life. Since Google acquired YouTube in 2006, the popular video site has grown into an outright juggernaut: Even the Queen of England has her own YouTube channel.

Going Full Circle: 2008

Last year Google celebrated their tenth year in operation, and showed no signs of slowing down. The company released its first iPhone application, expanded Street View’s coverage to include a number of additional countries, revealed a new version of its Picasa photo management app, and launched Knol, a Wikipedia-type service.

In its biggest move of the year, Google announced that it would enter the browser wars with its own take on the humble web browser. The open source Google Chrome appeared in September of last year, and featured a minimalist interface and home page with shortcuts to frequently visited pages–features that have made their way into other browsers since then.

Later in the year, Google’s foray into software continued as the first ever cell phone to use Android, Google’s open-source mobile OS, hit the scene.

Google At Present: 2009

2009 has been a busy year so far for Google, and it isn’t over yet. So far Google has added offline access to Gmail, introduced its Latitude location service, taken you to Mars with a new version of Google Earth, and re-launched the GrandCentral phone service as Google Voice, to name but a few things.

Google also unveiled its Wave service in May of this year. Wave combines a range of communication and social networking activities into a single web application and is expected to be available to the masses later this year.

The biggest news from Google this year came when the firm announced that it plans to release an operating system. Google Chrome OS is expected to land next year, and will initially be aimed at low end devices such as netbooks. Several hints at what the OS could look like have leaked online, but Google have yet to comment on any supposed screenshots.

A rumoured screenshot of Google’s Chrome operating system.

What Does The Future Hold?

With eleven years behind them, Google is still innovating and tweaking. What we can expect next from the search giant is anyone’s guess, but in the immediate future we can look forward to taking Chrome OS for a spin, trying out new versions of Android, and watching countless videos on YouTube.

Best Sites For Figuring Out Small Biz Social Media

August 31, 2009

Best Sites For Figuring Out Small Biz Social Media

There are probably a million websites on the web that tout solutions for marketing and promoting your business online. When you are getting started it can be very difficult to know who the true professionals are and it can take months to figure out where the high quality information is located.

Below are five great sites I recently found on Small Biz Survival that will help you figure out the small biz social media that often leaves us frustrated.

These sites offer an understandable point of view and explanation on all types of small biz social media that you could ever need information on.

Humor: How to Be a Computer Expert

August 31, 2009

via: http://www.business-opportunities.biz/2009/08/24/humor-how-to-be-a-computer-expert/

"If Websites Were People"

August 25, 2009

If Websites Were People

“If Websites Were People”

Badly Placed Internet Ads

August 25, 2009

Sometimes the Internet messes up. Here are some ads that don’t really fit with the article next to it.

via: http://www.business-opportunities.biz/2009/08/21/httpimgur-comghnwg-jpgbadly-placed-internet-ads/

Funny Google Suggest Results

August 18, 2009

via: http://www.business-opportunities.biz/2009/08/14/funny-google-suggest-results/

When you start a search at Google, the software tries to help by offering real-time suggestions to complete your search query as you type.

One of the factors in the algorithm that determines the results is the overall popularity of searches by other users.

1. When will…

2. Why is my g…

3. Can I have a…

4. Why do…

Photos by Google.

99 Essential Twitter Tools And Applications

August 18, 2009

via: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/03/17/99-essential-twitter-tools-and-applications/

If you haven’t heard of Twitter by now, you must be living under a rock! It is everywhere, and everyone is using it. To say that the rise of Twitter has been explosive would be an understatement. As a result of this growth, the number of Twitter apps and tools available has become extensive. So, in this post we have filtered them down to a respectable 99.

Below, we present 99 Essential Twitter Tools and Applications, split into the following categories: Tools and Productivity Apps, Statistics and Analytics, Find New Twitter Friends Apps, Search Twitter Apps, Web-Based Mobile Apps, WordPress Twitter Plug-Ins, Adobe Air Twitter Apps and Firefox Twitter Extensions.

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Tools and Productivity Apps

Twittercal
Twittercal is a service that connects your Twitter account to your Google Calendar and lets you add events easily, directly from your Twitter account.

Twitter Web App

Twitpay
TwitPay is a simple way to send payments via Twitter.

Twitter Web App

Twibs
Find, follow and interact with businesses, apps and services on Twitter.

Twitter Web App

Twittermail.com
Users can post to their Twitter account by sending a message to their own unique email address.

Twitter Web App

Twitzu
Promote your business, special offers, promotions and events with Twitzu.

Twitter Web App

Twuffer
Twuffer allows the Twitter user to compose a list of future tweets and schedule their release.

Twitter Web App

TweetLater
This app allows you to post Tweets at a later time and date.

Twitter Web App

GroupTweet
Send private Twitter messages to specific groups of friends.

Twitter Web App

Twitter Alerts
Keep track of conversations that mention you, your products, your company and anything else, via hourly email updates.

Twitter Web App

TwitPic
TwitPic lets you share photos on Twitter. You can post pictures to TwitPic from your phone, the TwitPic home page or your Twitter account.

Twitter Web App

Your Twitter Karma
Twitter needs a decent page for your followers, with the functionality to sort them by type. This Web app does that.

Twitter Web App

Mr. Tweet
A personal networking assistant for Twitter, helping you identify relevant followers, recommending you to other users and regularly computing your Twitter usage statistics.

Twitter Web App

Remember The Milk
Remember The Milk keeps track of your tasks. Simply add Remember The Milk as your friend, and you can add and interact with your tasks through direct messages and get reminders, too.

Twitter Web App

StrawPoll
StrawPoll is the coolest way to follow the opinions of people on Twitter. With this app, you can create your own poll.

Twitter Web App

Twiddict
If Twitter goes down and you start to feel withdrawal symptoms, use this service to continue using it. Twiddict makes sure all your tweets end up going to the proper place.

Twitter Web App

Twitter Friends Network Browser
Browse through your Twitter friends, your friends’ friends, your friends’ friends’ friends…

Twitter Web App

Twitterfeed
Post your RSS feed to Twitter automatically.

Twitter Web App

Twitturly
Twitturly is a service for tracking what URLs people are talking about, as they talk about them, on Twitter.

Twitter Web App

Twittonary
The Twitter Dictionary, aka Twittonary, provides explanations of various Twitter-related words.

Twitter Web App

twtQpon
Enhance your social media marketing by offering discount coupons to the Twitter-sphere!

Twitter Web App

twenglish
Twitter translator: Simply type in your tweet, and twenglish will twanslate your tweet for you.

Twitter Web App

twtcard
Send a greeting card, a surprise message or an invitation on Twitter.

Twitter Web App

Tweet What You Spend
Cash-tracking made simple with Twitter.

Twitter Web App

Twittertise
Twittertise allows you to advertise on Twitter and track the success of your branded communications with customers.

Twitter Web App

TwitWall
With TwitWall, you can embed your favorite videos and widgets and upload your photos, MP3 music, podcasts, you name it.

Twitter Web App

UnTweeps
Unfollow Tweeps who have not posted tweets recently.

TwitRand();
Select a random Twitter follower, friend or retweeter.

TwitBlocker
If you become overwhelmed by a Twitter user’s constant tweets, you can keep them quiet with a single click of a button.

Twitterless
Twitterless tells you who stops following you and graphs your follower history over time, displaying the info in a variety of useful views.

Twonvert
With Twonvert, you can easily convert your tweets into SMS shorthand language and say more with less characters.

Postica
Create a sticky note for your tweets.

twi8r
Translate from English to text message shorthand and vice versa.

Twitter Statistics and Analytics

Twitterholic.com
This website is constantly being updated to allow you to find the most popular Twitter users. Want to be on the list? Twitter constantly.

Twitter Web App

TweetStats
An app that tracks your number of tweets per hour and per month. It basically creates a graph based on your tweets.

Twitter Web App

Twitter Grader
Twitter Grader measures the power of your Twitter profile. How high do you rank?

Twitter Web App

twInfluence
Similar to Twitter Grader, twInfluence lets you calculate the indirect influence of you and your followers on Twitter.

Twitter Web App

TwitterCounter
A thorough analytical Web app.

Twitter Web App

tweetVolume
Enter keywords or a phrase and see how often it appears on Twitter.

Twitter Web App

Twist
See trends on Twitter; find out what’s hot and what people are saying about it.

Twitter Web App

TweetRush
TweetRush provides estimated statistics on Twitter usage over a period of time.

Twitter Web App

Tweetwasters
Just how much time do you spend on Twitter? Are you wasting time?

Twitter Web App

Find New Twitter Friends Apps

TwitterTroll.com
TwitterTroll.com is a real-time Twitter search engine to find new friends.

Twitter Web App

Just Tweet It
Just Tweet It makes it easier for tweeters to find other tweeters with similar interests.

Twitter Web App

Friend or Follow
Who are you following who is not following you back?

Twitter Web App

Qwitter: Catching Twitter quitters
Qwitter emails you when someone stops following you on Twitter.

Twitter Web App

Twubble
Twubble is a Twitter extension that helps you find more friends.

Twitter Web App

Twitter Follower-Friend Ratio
Your Twitter ratio is the ratio of your followers to friends (i.e. people you follow). It is measured with the TFF ratio (Twitter follower to friend ratio). The higher the ratio, the more Twitter heat you pack.

Nearby Tweets
Who is tweeting close to you? This app helps you connect with them.

Search Twitter Apps

WhosTalkin
WhosTalkin is a tool that allows users to search for conversations on the topics they care about most.

Twitter Web App

Twitter Search
Search Twitter is an excellent search engine that allows you to find out what’s happening in the world beyond your personal timeline.

Twitter Web App

Flaptor Twitter Search
Comprehensive Twitter search.

Twitter Web App

Twitscoop
Input a Twitter username or keywords in the Twitscoop search box to track a conversation, topic or conference.

Twitter Web App

Twellow
With Twellow, you can search for someone on Twitter or browse through various tweet categories.

Twitter Web App

twitSeeker
twitSeeker is an alternate search engine for finding Twitter users and browsing the results in one interface.

Twitter Web App

Twitter Web-Based Mobile Apps

Hahlo
Hahlo is an excellent and fully featured Twitter client for your iPhone and iPod Touch.

Twitter Web App

TwitterFone
Send messages to Twitter using your voice.

Twitter Web App

PocketTweets
PocketTweets is a Web-based Twitter client for the Apple iPhone.

Twitter Web App

TinyTwitter
TinyTwitter works on any Java-enabled device and any Windows Mobile Pocket PC or smartphone.

Twitter Web App

TwitterBerry
TwitterBerry is a mobile client for posting updates to Twitter from your BlackBerry.

Twitter Web App

twitxr
Share pictures and status updates from your mobile.

Twitter Web App

Slandr
Slandr delivers an enhanced mobile website for Twitter.

Twitter2Go
Twitter2Go provides a quick and simple way to update your Twitter status.

Tapulous
Discover, connect with and send messages to people nearby. Upload photos and update your Twitter account.

Twittelator
Twittelator is an all-around great new application for your iPhone.

TwitterFon
TwitterFon is a simple, clean, easy to use and super-fast Twitter client for your iPhone and iPod Touch.

iTweet 2
iTweet 2 has built-in auto-refresh, search and hash tags. You can view user bios and locations and also view conversations with the “in reply to” links.

GPS Twit
Run GPS Twit on your phone to make it easy for your friends to find you.

iTwtr
An open-source Twitter client for your iPhone.

WordPress Twitter Plug-Ins

Twitter for WordPress
Twitter for WordPress displays yours latest tweets in your WordPress blog.

Twitter Tools
This plug-in integrates your WordPress blog and Twitter account. Pull your tweets into your blog, and create new tweets from blog posts from within WordPress.

Twitpress
Twitpress is a WordPress plug-in that submits a user-definable tweet to your Twitter account, notifying Twitter followers or friends that you have posted a new blog entry.

SimpleTwitter
SimpleTwitter allows you to add Twitter messages to WordPress templates (and not just in the sidebar).

Tweet This
A plug-in that adds a Twitter link to every post and page on your WordPress website, so that visitors can share your blog entries through their Twitter accounts. It also shortens URLs automatically.

TweetBacks
This plug-in imports any tweets that discuss your blog or post. The tweets appear as comments.

TwitterCounter
Install TwitterCounter on your blog to display the number of followers you have on Twitter.

MyTwitter
MyTwitter allows you to display your Tweets on your WordPress website and update your status on the MyTwitter settings page.

TweetRoll
With the TweetRoll widget, you can display the number of your followers and friends.

Twitt-Twoo
Twitt-Twoo is a simple little plug-in that allows you to update your Twitter status right from your blog’s sidebar.

Adobe Air Twitter Apps

Toro for Twitter
Designed to be simple, Toro uses an experimental Twitter client library to remove the Twitter API limit.

Twitter Web App

twhirl
Most of the features available on the Twitter website are accessible through twhirl, with usability enhancements.

Twitter Web App

Tweetr
Tweetr is a Twitter client that allows you to send and receive Twitter messages, but with some added cool features: support for taking photos with your webcam and sending files (up to 10 MB).

Twitter Web App

TweetDeck
TweetDeck aims to improve the existing functionality of Twitter by taking the abundance of Twitter feeds and breaking it down into more manageable bite-sized pieces.

Twitter Web App

DestroyTwitter
DestroyTwitter is a series of canvases that constantly update to keep tweets current and up to date using notifications that appear as soon as a new tweet is posted.

Twitter Web App

TwitterLocal
TwitterLocal is an Adobe AIR-based app that allows you to filter tweets by location.

Twitter Web App

Spaz
Spaz is a well-designed and well-developed Twitter client.

Twitter Web App

Snitter
Short for “Snooks’ Twitter,” Snitter is a cross-platform desktop Twitter client.

Twitter Web App

Twitch
Some features of Twitch are TwitPic integration, URL shortening, the ability to combine friends and replies, reply-highlighting hash-tag support and more.

Firefox Twitter Extensions

TwitBin
TwitBin is a Firefox extension that allows you to keep up with all of your Twitter conversations directly from your browser’s sidebar. Send and receive messages, share links and more.

Power Twitter
Power Twitter adds a multitude of features to the Twitter website interface.

TwitterFox
This extension adds a tiny icon to the status bar that notifies you when your friends have updated their Twitter status. It also has a small text input field to allow you to update your own status.

Twitzer
This Firefox extension lets you post tweets longer than 140 characters on Twitter.

TwitterBar
TwitterBar allows you to post to Twitter from the Firefox address bar.

Twitter Search
This plug-in gives you quick access to the real-time Twitter search engine.

Hoopla!
An essential Twitter plug-in for the Firefox quick search feature.

TwitterEyes
TwitterEyes keeps track of your character count as you compose tweets and replaces characters if you need extra room.

Finally, Worth A Look

Is Twitter Down?
Is Twitter down just for me or for everyone? This great app gives you a simple answer: yes or no.

Twitter Web App

twistori
An interesting Twitter experiment: click on a keyword on the left, and see what tweets are currently being published that contain that word.

Twitter Web App

Twittervision
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Pit search engines against each other

August 12, 2009

via: http://news.cnet.com/8301-19882_3-10307904-250.html

A clever hack that puts old Google and new Google results side by side, so you can use both: CompareGoogle. Useful? Not really. But kind of entertaining if you’re a search geek.

I prefer, though, the blind taste test of search, BlindSearch, created by Microsoft employee Michael Kordahi. You enter your query and it gives you three panes of search results, from Google, Bing, and Yahoo, but in a random order and with nothing telling you which is which. You find out what’s what once you tell it which result set you like best. How scientific. I ran it several times and found Google to be my preferred engine, although Bing was close behind. (Thanks, SFGate.)

Tell BlindSearch which results you like and then it will tell you where they came from. (Screenshot edited: ads removed.)

(Credit: Screenshot by Rafe Needleman/CNET)

Other side-by-side search mashups include YahoogleSearch (Google vs. Yahoo); Twingine (also Google vs. Yahoo); Bing-vs-Google (guess); Blackdog’s Google-Bing (Google vs. Bing in multiple languages); and BingTweets (Bing plus Twitter Search);

There are also several services that grab results from multiple engines in the background and present them in one collated list. Examples include Dogpile, which I used to use when Google didn’t give me what I wanted, and Clusty. See also our overview of metasearch engines.

The Top 500 Worst Passwords of All Time

March 29, 2009

From the moment people started using passwords, it didn’t take long to realize how many people picked the very same passwords over and over. Even the way people misspell words is consistent. In fact, people are so predictable that most hackers make use of lists of common passwords just like these. To give you some insight into how predictable humans are, the following is a list of the 500 most common passwords. If you see your password on this list, please change it immediately. Keep in mind that every password listed here has been used by at least hundreds if not thousands of other people.

There are some interesting passwords on this list that show how people try to be clever, but even human cleverness is predictable. For example, look at these passwords which are a little interesting:
  • ncc1701: The ship number for the Starship Enterprise
  • thx1138: The name of George Lucas’s first movie, a 1971 remake of an earlier student project
  • qazwsx: Follows a simple pattern when typed on a typical keyboard
  • 666666: Six sixes
  • 7777777: Seven sevens
  • ou812: The title of a 1988 Van Halen album
  • 8675309: The number mentioned in the 1982 Tommy Tutone song. The song supposedly caused an epidemic of people dialing 867- 5309 and asking for “Jenny”
Approximately one out of every nine people uses at least one password on the list shown in the table below!! And one out of every 50 people uses one of the top 20 worst passwords.
Here’s the list of top 500 worst passwords of all time, not considering character case:
No.
Top 1-100 passwords
Top 101–200 passwords
Top 201–300 passwords
Top 301–400 passwords
Top 401–500 passwords
1
123456
porsche
firebird
prince
rosebud
2
password
guitar
butter
beach
jaguar
3
12345678
chelsea
united
amateur
great
4
1234
black
turtle
7777777
cool
5
pussy
diamond
steelers
muffin
cooper
6
12345
nascar
tiffany
redsox
1313
7
dragon
jackson
zxcvbn
star
scorpio
8
qwerty
cameron
tomcat
testing
mountain
9
696969
654321
golf
shannon
madison
10
mustang
computer
bond007
murphy
987654
11
letmein
amanda
bear
frank
brazil
12
baseball
wizard
tiger
hannah
lauren
13
master
xxxxxxxx
doctor
dave
japan
14
michael
money
gateway
eagle1
naked
15
football
phoenix
gators
11111
squirt
16
shadow
mickey
angel
mother
stars
17
monkey
bailey
junior
nathan
apple
18
abc123
knight
thx1138
raiders
alexis
19
pass
iceman
porno
steve
aaaa
20
fuckme
tigers
badboy
forever
bonnie
21
6969
purple
debbie
angela
peaches
22
jordan
andrea
spider
viper
jasmine
23
harley
horny
melissa
ou812
kevin
24
ranger
dakota
booger
jake
matt
25
iwantu
aaaaaa
1212
lovers
qwertyui
26
jennifer
player
flyers
suckit
danielle
27
hunter
sunshine
fish
gregory
beaver
28
fuck
morgan
porn
buddy
4321
29
2000
starwars
matrix
whatever
4128
30
test
boomer
teens
young
runner
31
batman
cowboys
scooby
nicholas
swimming
32
trustno1
edward
jason
lucky
dolphin
33
thomas
charles
walter
helpme
gordon
34
tigger
girls
cumshot
jackie
casper
35
robert
booboo
boston
monica
stupid
36
access
coffee
braves
midnight
shit
37
love
xxxxxx
yankee
college
saturn
38
buster
bulldog
lover
baby
gemini
39
1234567
ncc1701
barney
cunt
apples
40
soccer
rabbit
victor
brian
august
41
hockey
peanut
tucker
mark
3333
42
killer
john
princess
startrek
canada
43
george
johnny
mercedes
sierra
blazer
44
sexy
gandalf
5150
leather
cumming
45
andrew
spanky
doggie
232323
hunting
46
charlie
winter
zzzzzz
4444
kitty
47
superman
brandy
gunner
beavis
rainbow
48
asshole
compaq
horney
bigcock
112233
49
fuckyou
carlos
bubba
happy
arthur
50
dallas
tennis
2112
sophie
cream
51
jessica
james
fred
ladies
calvin
52
panties
mike
johnson
naughty
shaved
53
pepper
brandon
xxxxx
giants
surfer
54
1111
fender
tits
booty
samson
55
austin
anthony
member
blonde
kelly
56
william
blowme
boobs
fucked
paul
57
daniel
ferrari
donald
golden
mine
58
golfer
cookie
bigdaddy
0
king
59
summer
chicken
bronco
fire
racing
60
heather
maverick
penis
sandra
5555
61
hammer
chicago
voyager
pookie
eagle
62
yankees
joseph
rangers
packers
hentai
63
joshua
diablo
birdie
einstein
newyork
64
maggie
sexsex
trouble
dolphins
little
65
biteme
hardcore
white
0
redwings
66
enter
666666
topgun
chevy
smith
67
ashley
willie
bigtits
winston
sticky
68
thunder
welcome
bitches
warrior
cocacola
69
cowboy
chris
green
sammy
animal
70
silver
panther
super
slut
broncos
71
richard
yamaha
qazwsx
8675309
private
72
fucker
justin
magic
zxcvbnm
skippy
73
orange
banana
lakers
nipples
marvin
74
merlin
driver
rachel
power
blondes
75
michelle
marine
slayer
victoria
enjoy
76
corvette
angels
scott
asdfgh
girl
77
bigdog
fishing
2222
vagina
apollo
78
cheese
david
asdf
toyota
parker
79
matthew
maddog
video
travis
qwert
80
121212
hooters
london
hotdog
time
81
patrick
wilson
7777
paris
sydney
82
martin
butthead
marlboro
rock
women
83
freedom
dennis
srinivas
xxxx
voodoo
84
ginger
fucking
internet
extreme
magnum
85
blowjob
captain
action
redskins
juice
86
nicole
bigdick
carter
erotic
abgrtyu
87
sparky
chester
jasper
dirty
777777
88
yellow
smokey
monster
ford
dreams
89
camaro
xavier
teresa
freddy
maxwell
90
secret
steven
jeremy
arsenal
music
91
dick
viking
11111111
access14
rush2112
92
falcon
snoopy
bill
wolf
russia
93
taylor
blue
crystal
nipple
scorpion
94
111111
eagles
peter
iloveyou
rebecca
95
131313
winner
pussies
alex
tester
96
123123
samantha
cock
florida
mistress
97
bitch
house
beer
eric
phantom
98
hello
miller
rocket
legend
billy
99
scooter
flower
theman
movie
6666
100
please
jack
oliver
success
albert