On the Net: Get reward to search

February 25, 2009 8:53:07 PM PST
Getting rewarded to search, stimulus watch, & Google Earth mysteries.Surf n' Spend

The looming recession has us all thinking about how we can save, save, save. But a new website will show you how to spend, spend, spend, without tapping into your budget.

How does it work? Well, we all love surfing the Internet. After all that's our sole job for this segment! But how about if we throw this in the mix...the time you spend on this search engine, the more money you can earn. Swagbucks.com offers users digital rewards for their searches on its website; it's powered by Google and ask.com. Once you accumulate "swagcash," you can redeem the bucks in the online store. You can get anything from clothes to video games to trading cards

LINK: http://www.swagbucks.com

Eye on your money

Just to make sure the government is keeping its word, the Obama administration launched recovery.gov as a resource for citizens to track the Recovery Act's progress every step of the way. After all, it's your money. On the site you can find out where your money is going, read the details of the bill and even share your own recovery story. It's part of Obama's promise to America that his would be a more transparent administration. But if you would like an independent resource on the recovery, visit USBudgetWatch.org. The site offers similar comparison charts but it's the "stimulus Watch" interactive table that sets it apart. This provides a detailed description of government economic actions. All the actions are clickable, sortable and filterable.

LINKS: http://www.recovery.gov
http://www.USBudgetWatch.org

Is or isn't it?

Google Earth can do some pretty amazing things. What a British aeronautical engineer found is creating some major controversy online. While on the visual search engine he discovered a mysterious grid of undersea lines off the western coast of Africa. The crisscrossing straight lines are located near one of the possible sites of the legendary continent of Atlantis. Google is saying not so fast. It explains the pattern as the remnants of sonar equipped boats collecting data from the ocean floor. Right now on Facebook and Digg there is a raging debate on exactly what the engineer found.

Although Google Earth is offering an explanation for the pattern, it has admitted that Google Earth has yielded some amazing discoveries, such as an untouched forest in Mozambique which was home to a previous unknown species and the remains of an ancient Roman villa.

LINK: http://earth.google.com/

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