Get Glue is a Nerd’s Dream Come True, Now Available Everywhere Online

first_imgGet Glue recognizes when you’re looking at a website about a musician, a book, a bottle of wine, a movie or many other types of stuff. Then it makes it easy to look up additional info about that item across other websites like Last.fm, YouTube, Wikipedia, etc. It does all of this unobtrusively, with social streams, recommendations and a game. The newest version of the service recognizes links on search results and social networks, allowing you to invoke a handsome pop-up overlay on those pages as well. Check out the little grey “G” below. Hover over it and you’ll get a pop-up filled with options for learning more quickly and easily, without leaving the page.Privacy ConcernsGlue tracks the pages you’re visiting, which is ok, but by default it exposes topics you look at on your public profile. You can turn that off and only expose the topics you interact with on Glue, like giving them a thumbs up or thumbs down. Yesterday I found an entry for a disgusting medical condition on my public Glue profile, because someone else (I swear) used my computer to look the condition up on Wikipedia. I wasn’t very happy about that. I now have the setting to expose visits turned off, but the company could explain even that better. If you like Electronic Music, you might like Musique Concrète. If you like Cartography, you might like Map Projection. Into Head-mounted displays? Check out Organic light-emitting diodes! These are a few of the recommendations I’ve received this week from semantic, social recommendation service Get Glue and I’m pretty excited about it. If you like books, music, movies or wine, then Glue could be the social network for you. I just like to browse Wikipedia entries and it’s making a big impact on my day.This long-running browser extension, prominently featured in both Firefox and Chrome official extension galleries, recently created a companion website that made use of the service skyrocket. Today Glue announced a new version of its extension that inserts links to see recommendations for related content on pages all around the web, from Google search pages to Facebook. Anywhere you find a link to a known website, that link will be augmented with a Glue link. There is one privacy setting you should change from the default, but do that and you’ll be ready to roll. Glue is smart enough that it ought to be able to tell when I’m looking at web content that involves health, sex, money or other touchy topics and ask me if I want to expose those visits. This is just another example of the running debate around passive tracking, over sharing, privacy settings and default social software design.It’s not hard to change this setting and once you do you then you’ll probably be pretty happy. It’s a shame it’s an all-or-nothing thing, though. I’d be happy to expose my browsing history to friends if the types of topics above could be excluded.Get Glue is pretty awesome and the company adds new features all the time. My profile on the site is here. Come friend me up and we can be nerds together. Especially if you like looking up trippy stuff on the internet.Disclosure: Glue CEO Alex Iskold is a long-time friend of ReadWriteWeb and one of the nicest, smartest people in the industry. (Read his heart warming personal story here.) His product was also something I disliked using for years until recent updates, so I feel pretty objective about my perception of it. Alex has particularly good taste in books and can be found here on Glue. marshall kirkpatrick A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts center_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#news#Product Reviews#Recommendation Engines#Semantic Web#social networks#web Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more

Resources from Investing for Your Future 2: Mutual Funds & Tax-Deferred Investments

first_imgThis post was originally published on the Military Families Learning Network blog on March 15, 2013. Dr. Barbara O’Neill shared a number of resources during Thursday’s Investing for Your Future 2: Mutual Funds & Tax-Deferred Investments webinar. To view a recording of this presentation, visit the event page. This presentation is part 2 in a two-part series. Resources were shared from part 1 here. If you have resources you use, please share them in the comments.Resources:Investing for your future, Rutgers About investments Managing risk Diversification:Beginners’ Guide to Asset Allocation, Diversification, and RebalancingThe Importance Of DiversificationDollar-Cost Averaging Advantages and disadvantages of mutual fundsWhat is a mutual fund? VIDEOHow mutual funds work VIDEOOpen and closed mutual fundsLoad vs. no load funds Back-end load fundsMutual fund expensesManaged funds vs. index fundsThe joy of index fundsInternet sites that provide current valuesYahoo FinanceMorningstarMarketWatchMutual fund companies’ Internet sitesT. Rowe PriceVanguardMutual fund prospectus An Introduction to Mutual FundsConsiderations about mutual fundsMutual fund record-keepingInvestment Education CenterMutual Funds Resource CenterInvestment Company InstituteFinish Rich (Author David Bach)ETF ResourcesSecurities and Exchange Commission InvestopediaeXtensionInvesting for Dummies book Investment Company InstituteWays to buy investmentsThe 4 Ways To Buy And Sell SecuritiesHow to Buy Stock Without a BrokerInvestment clubsJoining an Investment ClubBetterInvestingHow to find a financial advisorFinancial Planning Association (FPA) National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. FINRA Broker CheckCost of financial advice Taxable vs. tax-deferred investments calculator Salary reduction plans Annuitieshttp://www.actuarialfoundation.org/programs/investing.shtmlhttp://www.sec.gov/answers/annuity.htmhttp://www.moneychimp.com/calculator/annuity_calculator.htmImmediate annuities last_img read more

Guiao focused on winning, not securing top draft pick

first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Clutch Fonacier shoots NLEX past San Miguel NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNLEX continued its dream run in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup, this time stunning San Miguel with a 103-100 thriller on Sunday.That victory gave the Road Warriors their sixth win in eight games, enough to assure themselves a seat in the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ However, as morale boosting as the stretch is, NLEX’s wins may come at a cost in the form of their potential top pick in the upcoming 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.For coach Yeng Guiao, though, he could care less on where his team falls in the annual rookie selection.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“We’re no longer thinking about it. That will take care of itself,” said the veteran mentor.After finishing at the cellar in the first two conferences, the Road Warriors were poised to claim the number one pick in this year’s draft.center_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments But the recent string of wins put the squad in the upper half of the standings, and if the current order stands, Kia may very well secure the top selection with Blackwater getting the inside track for the second overall pick.Guiao, though, isn’t losing sleep on those draft picks. He said his focus remains on the present as he expressed elation with how the Road Warriors have been playing in the season-ending conference.“I like it very much,” he said. “Even our loss against Blackwater, they needed to shoot 17 three-pointers just to beat us by one point. That’s a great consolation for us.”As for the draft, Guiao is confident that regardless of where NLEX ends up this conference, his team can still nab at least a top three selection.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more