Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Gmail is getting faster

In spite of all great features of gmail it has a drawback that it take longer time to load on slow connection. Gmail is working to speed up the initial loading process. Already improved 20% on an average. I frequently use gmail but have a slow internet connection. So it's a good news for me.

Official Gmail Blog: A need for speed: the path to a faster loading sequence

URL shortening services

We sometimes need to shorten a long URL to hide affiliate link or just to make it more decent looking. is the most popular URL shortenting services. As some websies blocks tinuURL we need alternates as well.
Following is a list of FREE URL shortening and URL redirect services (also known as URL forwarding service):

Monday, May 12, 2008

Craigslist alternatives

Craigslist is introducing phone number verification. So far it is enforced on services and personals sections. It can be guessed that phone number verification will be introduced on other categories of craigslsit soon. So it is becoming impossible for non-US people to post on craigslsit. It makes is necessary to find out alternates. Following are some good alternates of craigslsit (i.e free classified sites like craigslist) in the USA and Canada:
  1. - The best craigslist alternative. It allows use of hyperlink, external image. It gets good traffic.
  2. - An eBay backed free classifieds for world wide. It's now one of the most popular free classifieds of USA. In Canada is more popular than It's drawback is that it allows only plain text ads. kijiji even doesn't convert URL into hyperlink
  3. Other sites that may be tried are,,,,,, etc..

Try these usa online free classifieds if you aren't able to post on craigslist anymore.