Google Snaps Photo Editing Web Site

March has seen Google quietly move forward in its quest to control the world (or at least the Internet) as it acquired the image editing Web site Picnik. This is actually not too surprising considering Google's dedication to productive Web applications.

Picnik allows users to modify photos and other images online without requiring the installation of software like Photoshop. There is a free and a premium version of Picnik, giving those who use the service more often and require more features to have more tools available with the purchase of a monthly subscription fee. Google is already in the image business with its Picasa photo sharing Web site and desktop application. People use this mostly to store and transmit photographs and create personalized slide shows. Picasa users can connect to third party services to purchase prints, post cards, and other services. With Picnik under its umbrella, it's easy to see that Google's image processing capabilities will be greatly enhanced.

Not much in the way of details about Google's deal for Picnik are known yet. Some analysts expected that Yahoo! Would be after Picnik since the service is already integrated into its Yahoo! Mail service. Seeing that Picnik is easily integrated into mail services, it's reasonable to expect the new acquisition to find its way into Gmail, although it's unclear what form that service will take.

Although a combination of Picasa and Picnik would seem like a likely outcome of Google's recent move, no one is clear as to what to …

Website Review: Yahoo Answers

Have you ever had a question that you just couldn't come up with an answer for? Have you ever wanted someone's honest and unbiased opinion? Having a mind block and need suggestions for writing ideas, song ideas, etc.? Yahoo Answers is the place for you. (http://answers.yahoo.com)

If you have never been to Yahoo Answers, you will be surprised what you find. It is a community of people asking questions, answering questions, and commenting on answers already given. It is essentially the entire Yahoo community at your fingertips. If you ask a question you will surely get an answer quickly, sometimes within minutes. If it's not the answer you are looking for just wait, more answers will come. At the end of the answering time period (usually a couple days) you will get the opportunity to vote on your favorite answer.

Yahoo Answers is really simple to use. When you go to the website you will see three boxes at the top of the screen. These are your three basic options of things you can do. Ask, Answer, or Discover.

Ask

If you so happen to have a question that you need to ask, click on the box entitled "Ask". If you are not a yahoo member, you will be prompted to register. Registering is easy and free so don't let this stop you. After logging in or registering you will be directed to the "Ask Your Question" screen. There you will enter your question and give any details to better …

Types of Websites Listing Freelance Writing Jobs

Although most careers have been hit as a result of the global recession, job opportunities have opened up for . If you’ve got an online connection, a PayPal account and a reasonable grasp of English, then you have the basics for starting a freelance writing career. There are several ways you can make money from websites geared for freelance writers.

Job Boards

Freelance writers can never be complacent. Clients come and go like mayflies, depending on how financially stable a client is. You always need to be on the lookout for a new client or a better paying client. The best freelance writing sites such as Problogger or Freelance Writing Jobs have extensive listings for freelance writers. Not all of the jobs will be for the web. Some will be for business newsletters, ad copy, fillers for newspapers or even scripts.

Content Aggregators

Websites that pay writers for articles that appear on the web are known as content aggregators or content brokers. These sites include Helium, Wordgigs, Textbroker and Yahoo Contributor Network. Payment differs from site to site to site, but basically you make money through up-front payments or from revenue sharing. The latter means that you get paid a miniscule amount each time someone that’s not you clicks onto your articles. For some sites like Helium, this works out to around one penny per five clicks.

Content Warehouses

Sometimes also called content aggregators, these are sites where the writer can submit articles, name their own price and a large …