Thursday, May 13, 2010
Facebook fans – we're back with more free stuff!
In the spirit of the Cleveland Cavaliers playoff run, we will be giving away a $50 Cavs store gift card in a random drawing of our Facebook fans today (5/13/2010)!
We’ll notify the winner by a message through Facebook. If you are currently a Quicken Loans Facebook fan, good luck! If you’re not a fan, you have until 5:00pm EST today to become one and get a chance to win!
Please spread the word!
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Of all the social websites that have been launched in the past few years, two have really struck me as being something beyond ordinary. Well, then there was also MySpace, which had it's place for a while, but I could NEVER stand how Myspace pages broke every design rule for websites known to man. It was almost like everyone out there was in a big contest to make the ugliest and hardest-to-read Myspace page in the world. Whatever. I never go to Myspace anymore and could care less. The two sites I'm talking about are Twitter and Facebook.
I have to admit I've been in Twitter absentia lately, but I'll get over it and join back in. I've been interested in Twitter since I first saw it being used by Melanie Seasons at the 2007 WOMMA Summit. She was like "I'm Twittering" and I was like "what's Twitter" and she was like "this great new site that lets you post short messages" and I was like "cool!"
But I don't want to talk about Twitter or Myspace. I want to talk about Facebook.
I want to wish Facebook a happy 5th birthday. Here's why think Facebook is a great site for both people and brands.
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Wednesday, October 08, 2008
So you read about the housing proposal from our Chairman. And you agree. But what next? How can you help us get it passed into law?
There’s a couple fresh new efforts we’ve started since our last post here on the DIFF. Here’s a few places you can find us now:
1) Dan has a personal blog! ChooseThinking.com is the place to find new thoughts from the man himself.
2) A Solution That Works is on Twitter. Everybody’s tweeting….even my Mom is on Twitter. You may have already heard about our Quicken Loans Twitter or Quizzle Twitter accounts before, but to help spread the word of our fantastic housing proposal, you can follow @ASolution for updates to our progress.
3) I started a Facebook group! We’ve got 205 members (and counting) in less than 36 hours. If you don’t have a Facebook account, you should get one. Then you can join our group and start stalking all those bullies from high school. I mean, uhhh….reconnect with friends. To join our group, just search "A Solution That Works" on Facebook and we’ll be the first result. Or you can friend me and I’ll invite you to the party.
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Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Go figure – I thought I was joining these social networks to share pictures & get "poked" by people I knew in kindergarten and now can’t remember for the life of me. Sure, let’s be "friends!"
As reported by ABC News, Facebook was recently the catalyst for a life saving event – two former schoolmates found each other and one found another chance at a healthy life. Karl Celestin is donating a kidney to a friend he lost touch with over a decade ago – Ricardo Manier.
While being hospitalized recently when his kidneys virtually stopped working, Manier reconnected to his old friend through the social networking site. The men became fast friends again and Celestin offered to donate a kidney when he learned of Manier’s health. The two are also now planning to attend med school together in the fall.
That’s certainly social networking at it’s best. I wonder if I could count on my Facebook buds for the same compassion should I need it – any takers?
Monday, December 03, 2007
Editor’s Note: While we appreciate Ann-Marie’s anger and her need for a spam-free social network, these are the opinions of Angry Ann-Marie only and not Quicken Loans….at least not everyone.
Someone had to do it. With the departure of “Angry Ed” to what I can only imagine are the blissfully sunny streets of LA, the DIFF had been left with a certain void. Well, no more. My rebellious ways – and the fact that my name starts with an “A” – has earned me the title of “Angry Ann-Marie” from here on out. Most of my teammates shan’t be surprised…
My latest beef? I recently made the move from the obnoxious, ad-filled, seizure-inducing pages of MySpace to what I thought was the social networking site at the end of the rainbow: Facebook. The white-space alone on Facebook was enough to make me take a deep, refreshing breath; I finally thought I found the place where I could keep in touch with friends without being stalked by advertisers. But now I wonder…
Facebook recently launched a marketing initiative called Beacon, which it originally positioned as a way to share interests with friends. Beacon was supposed to be the business world’s opportunity to make an innocent foray into online social networking, allowing me to do such things as share the latest video I rented – demonstrating my fascinating movie tastes – with my friends on Facebook directly from the video rental company’s Web site. I wasn’t sure that I wanted to bother my friends with such purchases, but I figured that as long as I was given a choice, fine by me.
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Friday, November 30, 2007
I’m a huge fan of social networking with sites like Facebook and MySpace. It allows me to keep in touch with and share with my friends and family. We’ve even embraced it as a company with our Yahoo! Answers profile, the blog and multiple profiles on those sites.
But I’ve never seen a site with more of a conscience than Caring Bridge.
Caring Bridge is a social web service that connects family and friends during
critical illnesses, treatment or recovery.
I was introduced to it by a very good friend of mine whose
family member was dealing with cancer. Her name is Joyce. By just providing my
e-mail, I was able to log-on to Joyce’s page and get updates from her journal
or leave a note of encouragement in the guestbook. You can also share photos or
links. Caring Bridge is a great way to keep in touch with a large amount of
people, because when you are sick, you may not feel up to phone calls or
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