GoDaddy and their Domains By Proxy Scam

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LA Snark has been freed from the clutches of GoDaddy. Interneting seems a little easier today.

A few weeks ago, I noticed that a couple of the domains I purchased on GoDaddy were about to expire. I decided the time was right to leave GoDaddy and park my domains elsewhere.

Depending on your level of web savvy, GoDaddy is probably one or more of the following:

  • The company that you throw money at so your website stays online
  • The most confusing website you’ve ever seen
  • A scammy company that relies on user ignorance to overcharge for low quality service
  • The website where Danica Patrick never takes her clothes off no matter what their Super Bowl ads say
  • SOPA flip floppers
  • An elephant hunter and his gang of frustratingly ignorant customer support representatives

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Facebook’s privacy settings are getting creepier by the day, and it’s confusing my mom

Every time I like anything on Facebook my mom asks me why I always post “stupid stuff.”

The other day she said “Why did you post a picture of a Chinese restaurant owner saying ‘You go home, you no stay here all day’?” I had no idea what she was talking about. I barely post anything to Facebook other than random Instagram photos that I’m sure no one cares about.  My best guest is that one of my slightly-less-than-classy friends tagged me in a photo. My Facebook settings have been set to “No one sees tagged photos of me” for at least two years. Not anymore? Well this was a nice way to find out. I haven’t eaten at a Chinese restaurant in years.

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I Broke Down & Joined Pinterest & Here’s What Happened

Hello out there, our lovely “A” from LA Snark’s T&A Do LA column has been swallowed by her job.

In the meantime, I, the “T” will share with you some observations I make about the entertainment we’re dished. To Tele & Film Universe (TOFU: Where you can get a side of estrogen with your entertainment) and beyond.

And yes, I know tofu only has plant estrogen, but go with it here.

Pinterest is relatively the new kid on the block in this big school of human communication we call social media.  You know how every time there was a new kid in class growing up and everyone was on them like white on rice? That wasn’t me. Same with social network invites. Get ’em, hesitate, look at them funny for a few weeks, then give in eventually to the hoopla of the “new-ness”. (You’d think I was always an early adopter, but not the case).

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Twit-Play. Everybody’s Doing It.

Hello out there, our lovely “A” from LA Snark’s T&A Do LA column has been swallowed by her job.

In the meantime, I, the “T” will share with you some observations I make about the entertainment we’re dished. To Tele & Film Universe (TOFU: Where you can get a side of estrogen with your entertainment) and beyond.

And yes, I know tofu only has plant estrogen, but go with it here.

Twit-Play and The Hollywood Mystery Crew

They probably wouldn’t save you if you got into a sticky situation in a dark alley. They’d probably run the other way. They don’t wear capes, that I know of, or that they tweet about. Their masks are their anonymous Twitter handles. Just like people get together now for “Cos-Play”, aka Costume Play, The Hollywood Mystery Crew hangs out online and engages in Twit-Play.

Identified every week with a #FF (#FollowFriday) shout-out by Scott Myers (@GoIntoTheStory) of The Black List, the crew is out there making observations about the entertainment industry and telling you things you were too afraid to ask and more.

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Ugly RSS Feeds

I consider myself sort of a news hound. I like to be up on all things music and online media, and when I get a chance, politics, fashion, and local restaurants. My tool of choice for keeping up with the relentless stream of headlines is Google Reader. Google Reader has been good to me and while some will declare RSS “dead,” it remains my go-to way of absorbing too-long-for-Twitter news from the web.

One frustration I run into when looking for new sites to follow is ugly RSS feeds. In a perfect world all sites would publish their full articles to RSS, but I realize the Murdochs of the world have mouths to feed. If I can’t read a full post I like to at least see a first paragraph and a photo that will make me want to click through to the site to read the full article.

Here are some of the RSS feeds I follow or have tried to follow:

Media Bistro

Media Bistro publishes full articles to RSS without ads. It’s pretty sexy. Grade: A+

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