November 21, 2006
Shedding Light on "Black Friday"
If there's one thing people like more than holiday shopping, it's holiday bargains--am I right, people? And no day is better for that than Black Friday, That mythical day-after-Thanksgiving when all the stores lower their prices and brace for the onslaught.
In the real world, you bolt up from your turkey coma bright and early, stuff your purse with newspaper ads and department store circulars and gird yourself for the inevitable shopping crowds of this notorious post-holiday holiday. This year, however, there's a new wrinkle. Turns out online stores are publishing their Black Friday prices earlier than ever--often to the dismay of the big box stores and other chains.
Looking for the latest--and earliest--Black Friday sales? The blogosphere's lousy with 'em. Sites are leaking, blogging, and re-blogging them like crazy.
Start by typing "Black Friday" into Ask.com's Blog & Feed search. You'll find blog postings everywhere about Black Friday sales. See a blog you like? Just hit that pull-down menu and subscribe to it on your preferred service. We let you subscribe via Bloglines, Google, Yahoo, even AOL…it doesn't matter to us. We're uniters, not dividers.
Because if there's one thing everyone can agree on, it's saving money at holiday time. Oh, and maybe sticking it to Best Buy. We can't vouch for that one though.
--The Ask.com Team
November 17, 2006
"Rebel King" Wins Math Version of Nobel
His work on "authorities" and "hubs" on the Internet--and its influence on Web search technologies--is near and dear to our hearts here at Ask.com. We also like to see a brilliant contemporary get his due.
And not just brilliant, but likable: his students nicknamed him "Rebel King" as an affectionate anagram for "Kleinberg." Jon, kudos from all of us.
--The Ask.com Team
November 06, 2006
Smart Answers Lead to Smart Voting
Even if your only outside link to the world was your mailbox, by this time you'd still be awash in (mostly biased) election information: candidates, propositions, polling places and more. And of course there are all the latest scandals that just happen to drop just before the big day. Don't you wish you had one reliable source where you could find all the Election Day info you needed? Ahem.
Try this on for size:
And see that pull-down menu labeled "Voter Info by State"?
That's your Smart Answer gateway to all the local voter resources you'll need.
So if you want to make the best-informed decision possible--or just figure out how to get there before the polls close--turn to Ask.com. We'll point you to the facts. After that it's up to you.
And if you're reading this on November 7, what are you doing sitting at your computer? Go out there and vote!
--The Ask.com team.
P.S. Seriously. Go vote.
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