Free Obama – Biden 2012 Bumper Sticker

Free Obama Bumper StickerFinally, they are back! The free bumper stickers for the 2012 presidential campaign. And at least for a while, until they are all given away, you can get yours. All you have to do is go to or click on the picture within this post to go to the official Barack Obama campaign site. If this time is like my past experiences, it will take about 2 to 3 weeks for your free bumper sticker to be mailed to you.

Please do realize that by filling out that form for the free sticker that you are giving them the right to email you and postal mail you in the future. You will be asked for donations, for volunteer time, and for support. But in my mind this is all worth it.

Oh, and for those of you worrying about sticking stickers on your car, two hints.  I don’t want to put bumper stickers on my car either if they are going to damage the paint or never come off. To get around that you need to either stick your free sticker on the glass, or get some of that flexible magnet material and put the sticker on that, then on to the metal of your car.

If you do use the magnet route, please move the sticker around a bit every week or two and also make sure to clean underneath it. If you don’t, the contaminants and grit held down by the magnet can damage your cars finish. This is especially crucial if you have a metallic or semi-metallic paint job. The magnets can actually cause the paint to separate from your car and peel off when you remove the magnet.

For those reasons I plan on putting my free Obama for President sticker on my back windshield. But the magnet option is good too – as long as you take the precautions.

Winners of the Daniusoft DVD Ripper Contest

Winner DogOK, the winners in the Daniusoft DVD Ripper contest have been chosen by the random number generator at Random.Org. So, if you don’t like the results, please blame them and not me. I hate not being able to pick you all!

And the winners are….
Tom SlikerShawshank Redemption
Heidi Jeffers ThibodeauNo Way Out
Walter RashleyCool Hand Luke & Mad Max
Ashley T. CaldwellGangs of New York

I will need to hear from each of you to know whether you want Windows or Mac and what the registration email should be.

Thanks to all of you who entered, and stay tuned. I should have another contest in the next week or so.

Talking Twitter at Networking Lunch

Twitter CycleCurious if Twitter is right for your organization? Find out at this month’s free Charleston Library Small Business & Nonprofit Networking Lunch! I will explain how to market your organization on this free, fast-growing social media site. I will be going in-depth so you can learn practical Twitter skills such as understanding hashtags, lists and retweeting, managing your tweets so Twitter doesn’t manage you, the dreaded ‘Fail Whale’, and knowing how to attract followers and interact effectively with them.

Where: Main Library Auditorium, 68 Calhoun St.
When: Tuesday, April 13th from 11:45 a.m.- 1:15 p.m.
Cost: Free. Absolutely nothing. This is a part of a monthly series put on by the Charleston County Library.

Registration is not required. For more information, call the Reference Department at 805-6930 or email them at

Note: The slides from this presentation are now on-line at my social media site: The Social Media Monster.

Obama's First Week

I will tell you, I am impressed. There has been a lot of signing this last week. Now some will say that a lot of what President Barack Obama has done this first week is all show, but I entirely disagree. And some will not like some of the things he has signed, such as the closing of Guantanamo, but again I disagree. I cannot remember a president who has taken such strides within his first week of taking office.

This nation, and in fact the world, needs to see clear and decisive signs that there is change. The change that was promised in the election and the change that will refuel our economy, our spirit, and our reputation. Every thing that President Obama has done so far goes directly to those goals. From unequivocally outlawing torture to pushing through the economic stimulus plans, these are things that should not involve waffling or debate. We know how we, the US people, feel about these things and they should be acted on promptly.

I will also tell you this – I feel a change in people’s attitudes. Maybe it is just me or maybe I am just looking for it, but people seem to be encouraged even in this time of economic turmoil. There is a politeness and respect in the air that I haven’t seen since the days after 9/11. Someone suggested that this is also helped along by the good news from the Hudson River where all passengers walked away from that US Air flight. (A flight I have taken more than once, I might add.) But, whatever the reason, there is a welcome change in the air.

It is only the end of the first week though. There is still a long way to go. There are a lot of problems and a lot of hard decisions. Let’s hope we can all stick together, work hard, and put everyone back on the right track. The free bumper stickers, buttons and posters were great, but they will not get the work done. It is up to us, at the grass roots level to make sure that promises are kept and old school, good-old-boy politics does not creep in.

Free Obama Yes We Did Sticker

In celebration of the victory of Hope and Change in this year’s presidential election, you can get a free Barack Obama sticker. It’s designed by Shepard Fairey, the artist who created the iconic HOPE poster. And MoveOn’s giving them away totally free–even the shipping’s free.
shepsticker really wants to make sure everyone who helped make this day possible gets a “Yes We Did!” sticker. So please pass this on to anyone you know who might want one — they are happy to send them one, free. You can order more stickers, but only the first one is free.

Also, tomorrow, Friday, at 12:30 p.m. ET, is going to offer 5,000 limited edition, poster-sized prints of the “Yes We Did—Victory!” design. So today, you can get a free sticker to commemorate this historic moment—and tomorrow, you’ll have a chance to own a timeless piece of art. For more information on the limited edition prints, visit the site.