News Odds And Ends

Intel Core 2 Quad Processor

Last night was the end of the NDA for the Intel Core 2 Quad Extreme QX6700 Kentsfield Review. Over a dozen sites posted their reviews on Intel’s newest super processors. My friend Carl was the only site to get the review to the front page of Digg. He was in a race with dozens of sites the front page and he beat them all. Good work Carl!

Free Advertising At BerryBusyBlog

BerryBusyBlog is offer free text links on his blog this month. This is not a link exchange and there are no strings attached. Every website is eligible except (porno, grotesque, spam, non-English, or hate sites).

Poster Madness Contest

Saw 3 The Prestige

My buddy at First Showing holding a contest to give away two really nice movie posters. Well, that Saw one is pretty ugly and I wouldn’t want it in my house. To Enter: Drop them an e-mail at [email protected] with the name of the poster you want (you can only choose one or the other) and tell them how many times you’ve seen the movie and what makes the poster such a great poster. Full rule here.

HIS IceQ3 Radeon X1950 Pro

Billy over at The TechZone has posted his review of the new HIS IceQ3 Radeon X1950 Pro video card. Besides the very long name, the ATI based card has a cooler that is bigger than the card itself! Good thing it’s very quiet. You can read the full review here. Currently the article has received 32 Diggs. If you like it, then consider Digging it.

Blog Contest

I am looking at giving away some of the computer hardware I have accumulated over the past few months. I have tons of stuff and more coming in everyday. However, I don’t know what format to hold the contest in. I’m open to ideas. Your input would be helpful.


8 thoughts on “News Odds And Ends”

  1. What format to hold the contest in? hmm. You could try a coregistration site aka coreg. Have a landing page where the user enters to win a core duo (or whatever else electronics your throwing away). Then after they enter, they have to answer a few yes/no questions to complete the registration (which are basically offers for products), then a thank you page. Have a drawing, then give the winner his or her prize. I know freescholarshipguide.com does this and makes over 20 grand a day off coreg leads (at least that was the case two years ago when they tried to hire me). ha, Ill enter to win if you have any HD projectors floating around. My home theatre needs upgrading. 🙂

  2. First, thanks for the link to BerryBusyBlog and the free advertising. I’ve submitted my request as I will take any means to try and get a little extra traffic to my site.

    As for the contest, I’m not sure how much you have to give away but here are some basic ideas:

    – Prize to the person that has the most comments on your blog.

    – Select a hidden nugget from an article on your site and a prize goes to the person that can find it. As a bonus for those that lose out on the prize, they get a chance to explore some of your older posts.

    – Contest post where everyone enters a comment with a number, entered sequentially, and you then pick a random number at the end. This is used on a car care forum I frequent with some success.

    Not sure what other ideas or if you want to try and monetize the contest to your advantage, as mentioned by Sean but these were the first things that came to mind.

  3. JuanFlaiter says:

    I published my review on Kentsfield and made it to the front page of a hispanic Digg lookalike 😀

    http://meneame.net/story/analisis-espanol-core-2-extreme-qx6700-kenstfield

    After being your Digg Whore you should at least “Digg” me back 😀

  4. Kim says:

    how about the funniest geek/tech related picture contest!

  5. Nomar says:

    wow a blog contest, that would be great, i will join the contest for sure 😀 looking forward to see it

  6. Yan says:

    I like the idea of getting people explore your blog. Something is the same line: ask several questions about your blog (like how many total posts/comments it has, etc) and give a prize to the best guess

  7. Derrich says:

    A blog contest? How about a “Digg JohnChow The Most” contest? 🙂

  8. John Chow says:

    Are you trying to get me banned again? 🙂

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