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Listening to your favorite music while surfing the net can be a real treat. Online Radio! For music lovers it way enhances the time spent at your computer. We recently did a show on this very topic at Blogs and Social Networks online radio called Online Radio 🙂 Listen in for even more online radio ideas.

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Live365 and Jango – Find stations that play your favorites, not so much a “design your own” radio station, but a location search first. Live365 has an upgrade option for VIP membership but check it as a free member to see what you think of it. The navigator is very different from Jango and has less “fluff” and “bling” but more tabs. Both sites are easy to get around but each with a much different style. Jango comes complete with an embeddable Jukebox 🙂

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BlogNut.net (for the social network) and BlogNutToolbar.com (to get your free toolbar!) – The fastest easiest place to listen into online radio is from your toolbar 🙂 Blog Nut Toolbar is a free to download and use handy Internet tool complete with a radio! This online radio player let’s you listen in to online radio stations and even podcasts like BlogsAndSocialNetworks.info 🙂 Set your own stations, find local stations for radio customization. Request sites that you want listed at Blog Nut Toolbar for an added bonus .. You Create … Blog Nuts Build 🙂

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New.Music.Yahoo.com – With Video Playlists, over 150 radio stations, on any browser, and with Mac or PC. Yahoo music has it covered 🙂

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Pandora – Type in your favorite artist and get your playlist:)

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Accuradio – Build your own channel! Having every type of music you could search for like Canadian Pop, English, French, Folk, Christian Pop, Rock, and many more genres to select from 🙂

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Slacker.com – Create a Station, Upgrade to Radio Plus, and option to buy a portable player.

Don’t forget about your local stations 🙂 Most have an online site to listen in, get info on songs, artists, local concerts and much more. We have K92FM and 97 Country WPCV for our local country stations. Visit them by clicking the pics 🙂

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Stevie and Stephanie Haile aka TeenGirlsRadio and Wavecritter Google Us 🙂



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The advance in technology in the last twenty years has been incredible. From the beginnings of television, advertising has been a focal point and to merge Internet with television has been a focus of this age.

In the ’90’s the technology gurus had tried to first incorporate the Internet into the television and now we have the television on the Internet. All access to your favorite shows from your computer screens instead of the original plan of all Internet access from your television monitor. Web TV and interactive television became quite mainstream in the latter part of the 1990’s and came in a set top box form to connect to your tv. Today, we have the Wii which is Nintendo’s game console that connects to your television much like a Web TV set top box did and allows you to surf the Internet, check your email, and play online games, also much like Web TV. Another company who is holding on to the idea of merging TV and Internet is Yahoo.

Yahoo is working on their own Web TV. A free to use, “widget” based system where web widgets would line the bottom of your television viewing screen giving some interaction to the user. Widgets do not encompass the full spectrum of Internet reach though and will allow users the “section” of Internet activity that each individual widget offers. Having a defined focus for engaging without the use of a type pad, Yahoo’s choice of widgets should be a click away for the information offered in them. Their will be no “browser” selection or web search capability planned for now, but Yahoo may indeed be the breakthough company to the highway from the television to the Internet.

The incredible growth on the Internet taking the flip side view (from Internet PC to television access) is, however, quite massive. Sites have sprung into being on this concept alone and other sites have expanded their “text” and photo format to use this technology to feature and highlight a given topic of the site.

Flixster is a social network created for TV and movie lovers alike. Actually a place from your personal PC to watch, rate, and interact with friends while enjoying the shows and films you love. While sites that feature individual television shows have incorporated video for viewing these featured shows directly from the net. Sites like The History Channel, CBN, CNN, or Discovery and SciFi come to mind here for it’s programming efforts viewable online.

Are we choosing to leave the comforts of the living room, with the big screen and recliners for the desk style settings of an office? My guess would be no from the amount of chatter about having to “tough it out” on the PC to catch up on missed television shows or hearing “I wish I could watch the YouTube videos from my big screen”.  Trading comfort for convenience is the issue at hand in this scenario.

So, whether the future of TV is on the Internet or the future of the Internet is attainable through your TV is yet to be seen. Watching the reels spin will be an interesting event. Action!

Blogheiress Blogs and Social Networks

Stephanie and Stevie Haile aka Wavecritter and Blogheiress Google Us 🙂



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At Yahoo Buzz, one of Yahoo’s Social Bookmarking Sites, stories are ranked by your votes, comments, emails, and searches. You can even see what your friends are “Buzzing” about on the new Yahoo Messenger!

With these updates you can keep up with what your friends and family are “Buzzing”. It shows you the “Top Buzz and the “Up and Coming” as well as the “Just Added”. It also allows you to see the “Top Searches”.

The “Buzz Log” which is what’s hot on Yahoo and why you can submit your own stories. The more stories you submit, the more chances for you to acquire a higher rating and get noticed.

A handy FAQs page loaded with questions and answers for you to find help with navigating the site.

You get a “Buzz Activity” summary with thumbs up and thumbs down voting and a comments area.

Fill up your “My Connections Updates” by voting, sending, and sharing stories on Yahoo Buzz.

Your Yahoo email information gets you a straight connection to this social bookmarking site, so there is not a lengthy sign up. All you need is a Yahoo email address and you are connected.

Some of the latest top stories here at Yahoo Buzz are about Donald Trump, Shelters, Jennifer Hudson, Veterans Day, and Presidential Pooch Watch.

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MyBlogLog is another of Yahoo’s Social Bookmark sites. Here you list your sites ( blogs and social networks or web sites ) and other members of MyBlogLog then join your created site group! Submitting any site allows the opportunity for any other member of MyBlogLog to then join the newly formed group that is your site! My Bloglog feed your newest interactions with each of your listed sites to your My Blog Log profile page. The newest inputs like what’s new on Twitter (your shout outs), what new posts you made on all of your blog sites you have listed, or newest photos from the photo sharing sites you have listed on MyBlogLog like PhotoBucket or Flickr.

MyBlogLog has an extensive list to submit your social networks as a feed that also records your newest happenings there.

In my opinion, if MyBlogLog is not currently on your list of social bookmarking sites that you use (weekly is best here), you are certainly missing out.

Listen into our Blogs and Social Networks Online Radio Show on Social Bookmark Sites

Stevie and Stephanie Haile aka Blogheiress and Wavecritter Google Us 🙂



Search Engine Land

Search Engine Land

This is a site with condensed news and information ( highlighting, it seems, the master of the searches, Google ). Find the latest, most up to date topics of interest where search engine optization and other related announcements are posted. News from Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, Ask, AOL, and more. The site is easy to navigate with tabbing across the top for the major topics and an “on site” search box to look up any topic of searching the Internet you can think of. Subscribing to the newsletter (about half way down the page on the right) will keep you up to date or subscribe along the top to the RSS Feed or add to Bloglines, Netvibes, Google, Windows Live, or My Yahoo.

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Stephanie Haile aka Wavecritter



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