Monday, December 6, 2010

Shopping Safely Online

Protecting Yourself Online: The Definitive Resource on Safety and Privacy in CyberspaceOnline Shopping has become very popular over the years as more and more people are using the internet.

Also, the comfort level and trust has increased. However, with the increase of traffic in terms of online shopping, internet fraud is on the rise as well.

Some of the most common forms of internet fraud are online auctions, phishing, credit card fraud and identity theft.

There are simple steps that can be taken to avoid being a victim of internet fraud and identity theft. I recently put together a SQUIDOO web page which gives you effective tips to prevent internet fraud: Some of the topics I cover are:

  • Securing your computers and browsers;
  • Effective use of passwords;
  • Shopping at reputable online stores;
  • Understanding privacy policies;
  • Sharing personal information;
  • Keeping track of transaction records.

I discuss all the above in more detail and provide valuable information to help you safely shop online in my Squidoo web page. Be safe when shopping for Christmas and Holiday Gifts online.

CLICK HERE to access my Squidoo web page on Shopping Safely Online.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Christmas 2010 Gift Ideas for Children and Teens

Christmas 2010 is approximately 37 days away and if you're still trying to decide what gifts to buy your child, teen, nephew, niece or friend's kids, I've put together SQUIDOO web pages to help you with unique and popular gift ideas.

CLICK HERE for gift ideas for children 12 & below.

CLICK HERE for gift ideas for teen boys & girls.

CLICK HERE for Christmas gift basket ideas.

Hope you find this useful and happy shopping!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Christmas 2010 Gift Ideas

Christmas Greeting Cards - Christmas Pine Basket - Package of 15 CardsChristmas 2010 is about 50 days away and I've been researching some of the unique holiday gift ideas this festive season. Most of us a busy with life and often leave the gift shopping bit towards the end.

One of the most time-consuming things about Christmas gift shopping is deciding what gifts to buy. I've done the work for you in terms of gift ideas for children in this SQUIDOO LENS.

Also, gift baskets make an exceptional family Christmas gift and I've listed down various ideas on gift baskets in a wide range of prices. If you would like to make your own gift basket, I show you how to do it as well. CLICK HERE to find out all about Christmas Gift Baskets.

Wishing you the best as you prepare for the upcoming Christmas season!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Talk Fusion: The Future of Video Communication

These past few months, I've been exploring video communication and have had a chance to review a few platforms.

Talk Fusion really stands out in every aspect, but most of all, I like its simplicity and incomparable price offering.

The online video industry is one of the fastest growing industries and is expected to grow ten-fold in the near future.

According to Talk Fusion, over 40 billion emails are sent daily, yet less than 1% of internet users have experienced video email.

Talk Fusion anticipated this trend and created an all-inclusive online video communication platform that includes:

     - Video EMAIL;                                        - Video Share;
     - Video CONFERENCING;                      - E-Subscription Form;
     - Video AUTO-RESPONDER;                  - Fusion Wall.
     - Video BLOG;

Below is a short video that provides an overview of the Talk Fusion video communication products:

Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Quick Video Update from My Talk Fusion Studio

Talk Fusion Video Message BloggerHello Friends, hope you guys are having a fabulous week!

I've been in and out of town this past little while and have not been able to make blog posts as regularly as I would have liked to.

I've been busy exploring VIDEO COMMUNICATION as well and am impressed with what Talk Fusion has to offer.

Take a quick peek at this Talk Fusion video update from me above. I will be back to regular blog posting soon!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Checklist for New Canadian Immigrants

As newcomers to Canada, new immigrants have to do a few important things in order to ensure they start off on the right foot.

The first few days, weeks and months will bring about many challenges, but when you're prepared, it's much easier to deal with these challenges.

Some of the things that need to be taken care in terms of accessing government benefits and programs are listed below. Use this Newcomer's Checklist to help you navigate through the process:

  • Apply for your Permanent Resident (PR) card;
  • Apply for your Social Insurance Number (SIN) card;
  • Apply for your Health Care card;
  • Open a bank account and apply for a credit card;
  • Apply for your Canadian driver's license;
  • Enroll your children in school (if applicable);
  • Validate your professional credentials.

Depending on which Canadian province or territory you are in, you will have to visit the appropriate website.

I've created a SQUIDOO web page in which you will find all the links you need as well as other important information to help you settle into this new life.

In case you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with me.

Wishing you all the best and welcome to Canada! :)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Article Marketing for Increased Blog Traffic

Getting quality web traffic to your website or blog is a work of art and can be quite challenging.

There are several tools available (paid and free). One of the effective ways to increase web traffic is through Article Marketing.

In Article Marketing the author submits short, original content articles to article directories and these articles are hosted free of cost on their high volume websites.

There are several article directories on the web, but the best one in terms of Alexa Rankings is They have been around for a few years now and have built top credibility and have high Google rankings.

Though Article Marketing is effective, it's not for everyone. I put together a SQUIDOO web page in which I discuss in detail its basic concept, its benefits and the top article directories.

It also includes a discussion if this tool is right for you and training videos. Hope you find it useful.

Wishing you much success!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Spain are 2010 World Cup Soccer Champions

Wow, time flies so fast. I haven't made a blog post on this blog of mine in almost a month and wanted to just drop in to say "hi".

This past month or so has been a busy one with me being out of town and blogging away on my 2010 World Cup Soccer Blog providing video highlights and commentary after each match.

It was fun to follow, but like always, all good things come to and end. Overall, it was a great world cup tournament and I enjoyed every bit of it - watching the games, blogging on each match and interacting with soccer fans all around the world.

I was happy for Spain as it was the first time they won the World Cup Championship. They were resilient and persistent and with that fighting spirit, they were able to not only get to the top, but bring home the FIFA world cup...VIVA la Espana!

In dedication to the Spanish team and soccer fans all over the world, I created a special SQUIDOO lens on SPAIN'S ROAD TO THE 2010 WORLD CUP. It contains commentary of each match and video highlights.

I will be back posting on this blog soon - in the meantime, have yourself a wonderful week!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Day 10 at the World Cup Soccer in South Africa

The soccer 2010 World Cup kicked off on June 11, 2010 and it's been filled with triumphs, upsets, drama, excitement and lots more.

This is day 10 of the World Cup and much has happened. CLICK HERE to watch all the video highlights.

The teams that have been able to stay ahead of the pack and on top their groups are as I've shown below:

World Cup Soccer 2010 POSTER C 11x17
Group A: Uruguay and Mexico
Group B: Argentina
Group C: Slovenia
Group D: Ghana
Group E: Netherlands
Group F: Paraguay
Group G: Brazil
Group H: Chile and Switzerland

Some top World Cup teams that were upset are: France, England, Germany, Italy and Spain. They are still in contention, but will have to work hard to make through the second round.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

2010 World Cup Soccer Tournament Kicks-Off

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Official Book (World Cup 2010)The much anticipated 2010 World Cup finally kicked off on June 11, 2010 with much pomp and celebration.

Nelson Mandela could not be in attendance because of the sad and tragic demise of his great grand-daughter.

A few teams have already played their first Group matches and have made their way to the score board.

Though we've not had high scoring matches, apart from the Germany/Australia match, the World Cup matches have lived up to their expectations. We can expect to see a lot of  great matches that will go down in World Cup Soccer history.

For detailed information, updates, video highlights, group standings, schedules, news, etc. visit my 2010 WORLD CUP SOCCER BLOG

(Live at the World Cup Kick-Off Celebration)

Group Charts from Wikipedia Creative Commons License

Monday, May 24, 2010

Amazon Associate Program

amazon associate program is America's largest online retailer as of January 2010. Founded in 1994, very early on they capitalized on the online shopping phenomenon that was taking place and leveraged with the power of the internet.

Online shopping is become so convenient and commonplace with easy access to comparison shopping, for example. Most people are living hectic lives and are trying to save time. The trend in online shopping is increasing and shows no signs of stopping.

This trend has opened up a huge opportunity for sellers online. With the rise in blogging and consumers looking for reviews on products before they buy, Amazon has come up with a way to leverage from this which gave birth to the AMAZON ASSOCIATE PROGRAM.

If you're into blogging and not yet an Amazon Associate, you are losing out on a great potential to monetize your blog. The blogger platform has made things even simpler by incorporating an Amazon module to easily add product links, banners and pictures directly while writing your blog post.

amazon associate program squidoo lensLearn more about the Amazon Associate Program by visiting the SQUIDOO LENS (web page) I created that will help you understand all you need to know about the program. Click the banner to your right to go directly to the lens.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. And if you're already an Associate, feel free to leave your feedback in the Comments section below or in my Squidoo lens...thanks!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

I'm Enjoying Turning Pictures into Music Videos

The use of video marketing online is increasing as more and more people have less time to read.  They prefer watching to reading.

According to comScore "78.5 percent of the total U.S. Internet audience viewed online video."

I've written a Squidoo lens (web page) on "VIDEO-MAKING MADE EASY" so I won't elaborate on this here.

My intention of this blog post is to give a quick update on how I'm enjoying turning pictures into cool, professional-looking videos and it's quite simple to do.

You can watch this short YouTube video I created to see how simple it is:

Hope you enjoyed watching this video and learning how to make your own cool video!
Make Your Own Music Video With Animoto

Friday, May 14, 2010

Apple iPad Reviewed (coming to Canada May 28, 2010)

Apple iPad MB292LL/A Tablet (16GB, Wifi)The Apple iPad has been touted by many as a "laptop killer" before it actually launched.

However, now that reviews are pouring in through first-hand experience, the verdict is out ~ the iPad is not a "netbook or laptop killer"!

Having said so, it has a lot to offer - so the question still remains, does the iPad live up to all the hype and buzz?

Well, the answer to that is YES and probably didn't want to hear that, but that's the nature of this slick and popular device.

Well overall, it lives up to its expectations from the amazing slick look, speed in accessing apps, battery life and overall versatility. But, like I said earlier, if you were thinking it's going to replace your laptop or desktop, it ain't - at least not yet!

I've done a more detailed review of the iPad on my Amazon Blog, CLICK HERE to read it.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Watch Out for these Common Grammatical Errors

Grammatical errors in articles or blogs can make a difference in conveying the message to your readers.

I personally think that it's important to be aware of some especially common grammatical mistakes that can alter the message and make one's writing look sloppy.

I recently created a Squidoo web page where I discuss some of the most common mistakes made by writers and what to do about it.

I discuss the correct usage of the words “There, Their and They're”, “You're and Your”, “Than and Then”, “Its and It’s”, and "Lose and Loose".

English Grammar For DummiesDid you catch the grammatical mistake in the picture above? If not, you better CLICK HERE to review this informational Squidoo lens (web page) and learn how to use these words correctly.

If you think you know your grammar, then challenge yourself to a grammar quiz by CLICKING HERE.

Hope you find this useful and let me know how you did...good luck!

Photo Credit: rojopelo

Friday, April 30, 2010

World Cup Soccer Fever Is Spreading!

Soccer World Cup Preview 2010The 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament begins in approximately 41 days and soccer fans are waiting in anticipation for one of the most popular sport's tournament in the world.

It happens every four years and a lot happens during this period in terms of the qualifying rounds and preparation by the host country.

South Africa is all set and all eyes will be watching as the curtains open on June 11, 2010 as the host nation takes on Mexico.

I've put together a blog especially for soccer enthusiasts who would like to follow and keep abreast of the happenings at the World Cup...CLICK HERE to go directly to that blog.

Also, I put together a Squidoo page that captures the essence of the 2010 world Cup tournament in one page...CLICK HERE to access this page.

Let the games favourite team is Brazil and I will be cheering them on - how about you?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Video Marketing Made Easy!

Hello Friends, the past few weeks have been busy and I haven't blogged much. So I thought I'd share a quick post on the popular trend of VIDEO MARKETING.

I'm not sure if you've heard much about VIDEO MARKETING and how this trend has really caught on, thanks to social sites like YouTube, MetaCafe and others. So this form of marketing is becoming more and more popular.

Many people are becoming familiar with the concept of video marketing, but most don't know how to create a good video.

I will be writing more in-depth on this topic, however, for now I just wanted to introduce to you an incredible website called ANIMOTO which basically takes pictures and converts them into professional looking videos.

Animoto - The End of Slideshows

It pretty much does everything for you. If you haven't yet, check this video above that I created using Animoto from my 2010 Goa vacation pictures. You can then learn how to create your own videos for free.

Hope you enjoyed it - now go create your own free Animoto video. If you have any question, feel free to contact me. Have a great week! : )

Friday, April 9, 2010

Visit My New Blog on Healthy Living

Hello Friends, I just created another blog on MAKING HEALTHY LIVING A LIFESTYLE.

This blog is going to be focused to connect with individuals who have made healthy-living a lifestyle as well as those individuals who want to make healthy-living their lifestyle.

In the coming days, weeks and months, I plan to provide valuable, credible and well-presented information for those of you who are interested in living a healthy lifestyle.

I'd also like to hear from you folk out there who are already living and are proponents of healthy living. I'm sure I can learn a lot from you as we journey together.

Have a wonderful weekend y'all...

To Healthy Living! : )

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Visit My New Blog on Helping Non-Profit Organizations

Good Day Friends,

Hope you're having a great week so far!

I just created another blog which is focused on HELPING THE LESS FORTUNATE. This blog is going to be focused on working with individuals and organizations who would like to join me in reaching out to the needy.

The best part is that it will NOT COST you a cent to join hands with me because the programs that I share here are designed to leverage the power of the internet and supported by advertisers.

You will find how YOUR CLICKS CAN GO A LONG WAY...please visit my blog to learn more.

Have yourself a wonderful day!


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

My Recent Vacation to Goa, India

In Jan/Feb 2010, I was blessed to be able to visit my family down in Goa, India for 5 weeks and had a fabulous time. It was great to see my mom, siblings, nieces, nephews and relatives. We had an awesome time catching up, but as usual time flies when you're having fun. I really enjoyed every bit of it, including the yummy home-cooked food!

I've been trying to catch up with things since I got back, but it's been a challenging trying to get all the ducks in a row - it's been fun though 'cos I try to focus on taking one day at a time.

I was away this past week as well catching up with a close friend and his family in northern Ontario. It was wonderful to see them and spend the week there. Surprisingly warm weather helped us spend a lot of time outdoors and the kids loved it too. I will try and post some pictures of my northern Ontario trip soon.

You can check some more vacation pictures by clicking here.

Have a blessed week ahead!

Anthony Godinho Up Close & Personal

I just started this blog earlier today which is focused on building relationships and staying connected.

I will be connecting with like-minded individuals on this Blogger platform and thought I should take the first step present yours truly.

I've created a Squidoo lens (web page) about who I am. This lens is an up close and personal look at myself, so those of you who want to know more about who I am, feel free to CLICK HERE.

I hope you enjoy reading it and feel free to post comments here or on my Squidoo lens. Also, feel free to introduce yourself to me and provide a link to where I can learn more about you...Make it a fabulous day! : )

Welcome to my blog!

Hey Everyone!

Anthony Godinho here...I just created my Blogger account and hope to update this blog regularly. I'm looking forward to connecting with like-minded individuals out there.

In the next little while, I hope to read many blogs on topics that interest me and connect. In the meantime, feel free to review my Blogger profile to learn more about me. Also, feel free friend me, post comments and check out the interesting links on my Profile page.

Look forward to connecting with you guys and gals!

Blessings! : )