Monday, June 06, 2005

A new frontier?

I just got back from a trip to pick up my brother from college. This means that I have a few travel reviews to write. It will probably be a few more days before I post anything. I haven’t really felt like writing since I got back.

While I’m talking about Epinions, I just heard that (which owns Epinions) is going to be acquired by eBay. This could be a good thing, but I doubt it. When eBay acquired, eBay said that would remain open, or at least that they had no plans to close it shortly after the acquisition. The only reason that is still open is that people didn’t migrate to eBay like they had hoped.

I see no reason why eBay should close Epinions. After all, this could be a good thing. I’m hoping that will start displaying reviews from Epinions of the products it has. However, you can’t always get what you want. It seems that the primary reason is that eBay wants to use as a platform for displaying its deals.

On a happier note, I signed up with a few mystery-shopping programs. I have yet to receive any jobs yet, but I’ve only been with some of the programs for a week. If I don’t get something soon, I’ll have to contact some of the programs to see what’s up.

I’m still looking online and in the paper. I found a job in the paper yesterday. The job is close to my house. With any luck, I’ll get an interview. Online, there’s still very little. None of the local sites seem to have anything.

That’s all for now.

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