Thursday, February 22, 2007

Blue Dot Smack - Shopping Event

For many of our users, shopping is a serious business. But it can also be fun! Blue Dot has partnered with to bring you Smack Shopping, tailored specifically for Blue Dot users. We've chosen some of the most popular products from Blue Dot users' wishlists. You'll have the opportunity to buy these products and receive a cash-back discount. While each item is for sale, the price will continuously drop. The longer you wait to buy, the more you'll save. But there is a limited quantity available. Wait too long, and the other shoppers will get a great deal leaving you with nothing! Some example products and cash-back savings from recent Smack Shopping events:
  • 80GB Video iPod - 41% off
  • Canon Powershot Digital Camera - 50% off
  • XBox 360 - 46% off
  • TiVo Series 3 HD DVR - 23% off
Shoppers also have a chance to win free prizes, like a Nintendo Wii! I'll be online to host this unique real-time shopping event, so please stop by and chat. It should be a lot of fun! When: Tuesday, March 6th, 1 PM Pacific Time (3 PM Central) Where: We invite you to go to to register today. While you're there you can browse their online merchants to find products you'd like to be included. If you find something you like, just "dot it" using the tag "wishlist" by March 4th. We'll try to include as many items selected by our users as we can.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

New Privacy Settings - By User Request

We just implemented a couple features that our users have been asking us for.
  • Privacy Settings - If you're freaked out by seeing your Blue Dot profile show up when you Google your name, just click the "Prevent search engines from indexing my profile" button on our Privacy Settings page. Within a few weeks, Google should remove any reference to your profile page on Blue Dot.
  • Best of Buzz Pages - We have added a new feature to Blue Dot Buzz - a "Best" category. This is a great way to see what our users have found to be the most interesting content about any topic (not just what is recently found).
Enjoy! Please lets us know if there are other things we can do to make Blue Dot more useful and fun for you and your friends.