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San Juan Islands Emergency Readiness Network

Facebook is home to several thousand Islanders. The largest membership group today is the San Juan Islands Buy, Sell, Trade group. But its not just Buy, Selling and Trading. Often items are posted for *free*, or to share. In an…

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San Juan Islands Social Networks Grow

have a home at sjibst.com . In 2009 Facebook launched a new approach – everyone could join and there were no network requirements. Over the past 4 years, San Juan Islands Social Networks have grown rapidly, driven by San Juan…

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San Juan Islands Buy, Sell, Trade invites Businesses

San Juan Islands Buy, Sell, Trade has become the community bulletin board, message exchange, lost pet and general interconnect among islanders in San Juan County. At recent count, over 7,000 postings remain in that membership group. Each member of the…

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Orcas Island Featured Maker

Over the past 4 years or so, Orcas Island TV has focused much energy and resources on bringing about local economic improvements. Unlike top-down efforts, like national programs and projects, or even State projects, OI TV has focused on local…

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The Making of Quality: Leica M9-P

I have such great respect for the art and craftsmanship applied to solving not only a challenge – to support making a beautiful image, but to enjoy the entire process. The respect for the craft of photography is reflected in…

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Facebook “Be Bold” Asserting fB’s Wisdom?

Recently, I was told that a post of mine that included a link wasn’t working. Asking a few others, I got the same response. For some Facebook was responding “oops something went wrong”. Of course, because Facebook has no customer…

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Mitt Romney’s iPhone App Misspells America on your Photos

Mitt Romney’s iPhone App Misspells America on your Photos. Could it have been an Internet Meme thoughtup by Newt Romney’s handlers? We just don’t know, but we have some opinions.

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New Email Exclusively for San Juan Islanders and their Families

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Toys Safer This Holiday

Toys Safer This Holiday Season Due to Stronger Safety Rules Recalls and lead violations are down; 180,000 child injuries per year is too high WASHINGTON, D.C. – It’s that time of year again, when parents, grandparents, and friends begin to…

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Why Google and Facebook Shouldn’t Get Into Handsets and Operating Systems

Google is pulling out of renewable energy project ? http://planetark.org/enviro-news/item/63983#.Tsx5SRRahxM.facebook “Google Inc has abandoned an ambitious project to make renewable energy cheaper than coal, the latest target of Chief Executive Larry Page’s moves to focus the Internet giant on fewer…

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