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ChaCha Gives You Answers on the Go

Posted by grizzlymedia on January 22, 2009

 

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ChaCha – Mobile Search | Text Search | Questions and Answers via kwout

Ever had an urgent research or trivia question but no access to your computer and its accompanying bevy of search engines? Man, do you ever need ChaCha! Their new Mobile Search feature was made for you. All you do is send an SMS text to 242242 or call ChaCha at 1-800-2Cha-Cha (1-800-224-2242). Tell ChaCha your desperate question in regular conversational English, and they’ll answer back with a simple text message in real time. You don’t have to have an advanced smart phone; any basic phone and virtually any carrier works with ChaCha mobile. ChaCha charges you nada, but your mobile phone company’s charges will apply. ChaCha uses real humans to do the research for you 24/7. It’s like having your own personal librarian in your pocket. You can read a press release about ChaCha’s latest venture here.

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Information Literacy Class Two Live Blog!

Posted by grizzlymedia on December 4, 2008

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This is a live blog from our Cherokee County Information Literacy Class. Maybe some of the info will be helpful to you.

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Use GoodSearch to Support a Good Cause

Posted by grizzlymedia on December 2, 2008

Here’s a great idea I learned about on Twitter–the new source of all good things! It’s a search engine called GoodSearch. GoodSearch is powered by Yahoo, so you know you get good search quality. But you also get something else: money to support a cause you believe in–Creekview High School, perhaps? Just go to GoodSearch, type in the name of your favorite school or charity in the appropriate box, and then search as you would with any other search engine. I tried it and got happy, reliable search results. GoodSearch was founded in 2005 by Ken Ramberg (the former founder of JOBTRAK, now a division of Monster.com) and JJ Ramberg (an MSNBC anchor and the former Director of Marketing at Cooking.com). GoodSearch donates fifty percent of its revenue to the charities and schools designated by its users. The money GoodSearch donates to your cause comes from its advertisers — the users and the organizations do not spend a dime! In 2007 they also added GoodShop, an online shopping mall of reputable retailers approximately three percent of the sale (but possibly up to 20%! or more) to your cause). GoodSearch makes it easy for you to give..without actually giving. what could be easier?

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