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San Juan Islands Emergency Readiness Network

November 27, 2012
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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 abundance economy, sharing just makes good sense. San Juan Islands Buy, Sell, Trade offers Islanders free postings and group benefits. Business owners in the...

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San Juan Islands Social Networks Grow

October 23, 2012
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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 Islands Buy, Sell, Trade and several other San Juan Islands social networks. Over half the traffic to the San Juan Islands Social networks comes...

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San Juan Islands Buy, Sell, Trade invites Businesses

September 19, 2012
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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 group must apply to enter the group and post. All postings are visible to anyone with a facebook account – according to Facebook, some...

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Orcas Island Featured Maker

September 7, 2012
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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 issues. One of the most popular efforts is reducing the difficulty and cost to find items in the local community. San Juan Islands Buy,...

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The Making of Quality: Leica M9-P

July 9, 2012
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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 the amazingly beautiful professional work these human hands apply to this mechanical beauty. Share via social networks. Tweet

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Facebook “Be Bold” Asserting fB’s Wisdom?

June 26, 2012
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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 service nor does it ‘track problems’ to conclusion there’s no where to take a complaint. In fact, they are following Paypal’s approach for their...

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Mitt Romney’s iPhone App Misspells America on your Photos

May 30, 2012
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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

February 6, 2012
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Toys Safer This Holiday

November 29, 2011
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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 prepare holiday toy shopping lists. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) wants consumers to know that while safety should be at the top...

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

November 22, 2011
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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 efforts. Google said on Tuesday that it was pulling the plug on seven projects, including Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal as well as a...

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