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Environment: Louis Simoneau: Utilities Turn Their Customers Green, With Envy – NYTimes.com […] http://tinyurl.com/cquru7

Utilities Turn Their Customers Green, With Envy - NYTimes.com
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“Sacramento Municipal Utility District had been trying for years to prod customers into using less energy with tactics like rebates for energy-saving appliances. But the traditional approaches were not meeting the energy reduction goals set by the nonprofit utility’s board. So, in a move that has proved surprisingly effective, the district decided to tap into a time-honored American passion: keeping up with the neighbors.
Last April, it began sending out statements to 35,000 randomly selected customers, rating them on their energy use compared with that of neighbors in 100 homes of similar size that used the same heating fuel. The customers were also compared with the 20 neighbors who were especially efficient in saving energy.” – lelapin
“As Americans, we are good at entertainment and competition,” Mr. Kelley said. “It’s why on ‘American Idol’ they get 40 million voters. It’s the part of this culture that people really understand, and we should be harnessing it.” – Clare Dibble

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Posted by on January 31, 2009 in environment, microblogging

 

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  • 06:41 I had given up using the iPod to access the net when, yesterday, I tried to set up, again, the connection and Voila! Until next time… ^_^ #
  • 09:34 ouest-france.fr – Deux millions de Français vivent à l’étranger , ff.im/-OTIS #
  • 18:08 @erdelcroix pour mettre cette statistique en perspective que représente la part du ‘marché’ blog que détient WordPress? Si c’est 61% alo … #
  • 18:08 pour mettre cette statistique en perspective que représente la part du ‘marché’ blog que détient WordPress? Si… re: ff.im/P5lO #
  • 18:46 TGIF, wasn’t your week long? I thought mine would never end. I want to sleeeeeep…. #
  • 21:58 Who doesn’t? re: ff.im/PmES #
  • 22:04 None of the happy people who left comments seems to recall that not so long ago the same Google froze (not shut… re: ff.im/Pdwz #
  • 22:37 @AIDSLifeCycle Just added a poll on the ALC8 bit.ly/eUA page; cool and simple way of knowing the ‘fans’. #

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delcroix: 61 des blogs du top 100 wikio hightech sont sur WordPress http://tinyurl.com/aej […] http://tinyurl.com/ca6e6k

“61 des blogs du top 100 wikio hightech sont sur WordPress http://tinyurl.com/aej5qq
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pour mettre cette statistique en perspective que représente la part du ‘marché’ blog que détient WordPress? Si c’est 61% alors la première statistique n’est que ‘normale’ finalement. – lelapin

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Posted by on January 30, 2009 in microblogging, tools2.0

 

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  • 06:20 J’essaye de m’éloigner de l’e-mail comme véhicule unique d’échanges. Je tends de + en + à transferer les… re: ff.im/N0Ix #
  • 06:35 Is BrightKite down? I text messaged twice but nothing showed up. *sigh* ff.im/-NOPe #
  • 06:46 It’s Thursday, eve of Friday itself eve of the weekend which may be so so… the perspective is sometime better than the thing itself. #
  • 07:08 @sfopanda dead, your brain? I bet it must be if I trust the time at which you tweeted. Have a good restful night. #
  • 13:55 Le siècle des Lumières trouve son achèvement dans les technologies web ff.im/-O4sf #
  • 13:55 "Les concepts démocratiques du XVIIIe siècle n’ont en grande partie pas été réalisés du fait de technologies… re: ff.im/O4sf #
  • 18:36 @AIDSLifeCycle Julie was my training captain in @AIDSLifeCycle 2006. Way to go Julie! #
  • 18:36 Julie was my training captain in @AIDSLifeCycle 2006. Way to go Julie! re: ff.im/Ohd9 #
  • 18:37 Looks great but in time gets rather confusing. I stopped using it ages ago. re: ff.im/O75J #
  • 19:26 Like the L’Oreal ad goes: because you’re worth it. 😉 re: ff.im/OiCc #
  • 19:54 [Digg](comment left) Cancer-stricken Patrick Swayze ‘stops treatment after doctor tinyurl.com/bwpmaw ff.im/-OlkE #
  • 21:15 We Cry (edit) – The Script ff.im/-Oplf #
  • 22:37 Les réactions et la réflexion qui s’effectuent sur le sauvetage qui de l’industrie automobile qui des journaux… re: ff.im/O0UL #

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  • 06:43 " Some, like Lulu Enterprises and CreateSpace from Amazon.com, allow the author to create the book free, but then… re: ff.im/MPnK #
  • 06:46 "Some of these schemes have been operating for years, and others are of more recent vintage. But what is causing… re: ff.im/MPwm #
  • 13:28 On Thursday 12 February 2009, for 24 hours, cities around the world will be hosting “Twestivals”, volunteer-run,… re: ff.im/N3Wp #
  • 19:02 "When measured in terms of financial gyrations and national employment, 2008 was an absolutely terrible year…. re: ff.im/NjMY #
  • 19:54 J’essaye de m’éloigner de l’e-mail comme véhicule unique d’échanges. Je tends de + en + à transferer les… re: ff.im/N0Ix #
  • 20:37 Cool, I agree with the local coffee advertising/Twittering about the special of the day. bit.ly/7qTg #
  • 21:02 I ‘play’ with Twitter, I ‘am’ on FriendFeed all the time. Great aggregator and excellent plateform for sharing. bit.ly/2Zi9LY #

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Posted by on January 29, 2009 in 1, microblogging, twitter

 

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wikio: Economix: By One Measure, 2008 Was a Good Year (New York Times) (via Wikio – MyWiki […] http://tinyurl.com/ck5fsk

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“When measured in terms of financial gyrations and national employment, 2008 was an absolutely terrible year. When measured in terms of production, the United States economy in 2008 was the best in its history. How the economy can reach new production highs at the same time that jobs disappear and its financial system is in chaos? Given that the disease has such strange symptoms — One has to wonder whether the usual remedies are still appropriate.” 
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Posted by on January 28, 2009 in economy, information

 

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  • 06:36 Regrettably Pandora is for US listeners only. Last.fm, Deezer, Jiwa, Blip.fm are excellent alternatives though so… re: ff.im/LQqy #
  • 06:45 “A recent study from QualPro, a consulting firm that advocates an alternative quality process, points out that 53… re: ff.im/LOgo #
  • 06:50 @stoweboyd So by your standards, how should one define the entire US nation from having elected, twice, G.Bush then? #
  • 08:44 twitpic.com/17q5u – sketches re-scanned #
  • 08:48 sketches re-scanned ff.im/-LXAg #
  • 09:17 sketches re-scanned ff.im/-LYJa #
  • 11:01 Some idiot has been repeatedly calling me on my mobile (I lost track of the number of times). D… Read more at tinyurl.com/brjpmg. #
  • 19:00 How the Government Dealt With Past Recessions – Interactive Graphic – NYTimes.com ff.im/-MkXt #
  • 19:00 “Since the Great Depression, presidents have frequently experimented with Keynesian economics to combat… re: ff.im/MkXt #
  • 22:34 Watching: “TWiT Live – Live Netcasts from TWiT with Leo Laporte and Friends” ( live.twit.tv/ ). #
  • 22:48 Wishful Drinking ff.im/-MvS1 #
  • 23:04 I want to buy an app (Mindmapping) for my Ipod. Through Itunes store… it’s difficult. I’m not the verge of giving up. #
  • 23:16 Better and better: 1st my visa card couldn’t be processed as it wasn’t, of course, issued in Finland, 2nd I need to download last Itunes version #

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Posted by on January 28, 2009 in microblogging, twitter

 

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  • 06:14 @Kate O’Neill. Thanks for the tip. I thought of directing my likes to a page I have on Facebook. re: ff.im/I0dH #
  • 06:18 In my research into the science of happiness, many studies have shown that gratitude activities (such as keeping a… ff.im/-KUbI #
  • 06:26 The toaster isn’t dead, it’s the socket it was plugged in that is. Strange the one next to it works. #
  • 07:00 It totally missed the oscar night. Not that i care much, see movies nor had a favorite. Winslet maybe but she didn’t get it i hear. #
  • 07:34 My bad, it wasn’t the oscars. #
  • 18:16 just discovered the ‘like’ link. Like on FriendFeed (which, by the way, I warmly recommend). Would this be ground for lawsuit? #
  • 21:33 I feel sad for the fellow though at the same time couldn’t help laughing watching him trying to get through with his… re: ff.im/LuEA #
  • 21:50 I have this form before me to fill in for a request for a 2 days training… the questions asked you would not believe. Discouraging. #
  • 22:01 Before The Worst – The Script ff.im/-Lwiw #
  • 23:09 I guess i’ll have to scan my sketches all over again and select ‘photo’ only instead of the combo ‘text+photo’ ff.im/-LzDv #

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Posted by on January 27, 2009 in microblogging, twitter

 

wikio: Mort du chanteur Gérard Blanc (France Info) (via Wikio – A la une) […] http://tinyurl.com/bshbba

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Ah! Merde, fais chier. Pas un grand fan mais les Martin Circus étaient marrants. Salut l’artiste comme on dit. – lelapin
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  • 04:20 Again, can’t sleep. Weekends are almost all alike. #
  • 04:54 1 – "Search Intranet Search is still a major pain. This pain is felt even more due to the fact we have Google on… re: ff.im/KfqC #
  • 04:58 2 – "Way of working?: Is your intranet the way of working for your company? The survey gave an ambivalent answer…. re: ff.im/KfqC #
  • 05:02 Liked "Facebook Now Lets You Filter Your News Feed By Friend List – The Next Web" ff.im/-JqM4 #
  • 05:11 Although I understand the necessity of flagging and a rather tight monitoring I have the feeling this decision… re: ff.im/KgFr #
  • 05:19 Liked "Pipes: Shorten URL" ff.im/-k3RF #
  • 09:31 @jbruin this is clever, making people sign up by just following FluidDB on Twitter. Simple. #
  • 09:31 this is clever, making people sign up by just following FluidDB on Twitter. Simple. re: ff.im/Kf2V #
  • 09:33 Sounds like a great idea but… isn’t one universal password like having the same password anywhere? re: ff.im/KtMc #
  • 09:42 At this time of the day anybody with common sense would say it’s past coffee+croissants time… but me. Did snow fall over night? Yay !! #
  • 09:46 My mom is a good example. She only needs, says she, the connection for her e-mail. She doesn’t care about… re: ff.im/Kufl #
  • 10:03 Lelapin’s Weblog via kwout ff.im/-KuOM #
  • 11:03 Editorial Notebook – What’s Good for Beer Is Good for the Country – NYTimes.com ff.im/-Kv0h #
  • 11:11 Sorry please do not take offense but I disagree. Are you asking FF to become a Twitter client? It is not and why… re: ff.im/KmSD #
  • 12:55 @LeoLaporte Is she enjoying her time there? Hope so. #
  • 12:55 Is she enjoying her time there? Hope so. re: ff.im/KvvN #
  • 13:23 Liked "Le Capitaine Hadock" ff.im/-KvCT #
  • 15:05 Valtakatu ff.im/-KvZ2 #
  • 17:12 Liked "Finnish electric scheme | Green Cars | Low Emission & Clean Cars | Car Magazine Online" ff.im/-KwqQ #
  • 17:46 Vähäkinnontie ff.im/-KwIA #
  • 18:00 Phénomènes émergents dans la consommation de l’information – Journalistiques ff.im/-KwMI #
  • 18:18 En se soustrayant au tempo de l’audiovisuel et à la prétention de tout raconter chaque jour dans l’urgence, la… ff.im/-KwSE #
  • 19:19 Re: doublons et analyse ff.im/-KxaQ #
  • 19:54 @sfopanda there is something comforting almost soothing in sticking to little habits. It’s tea for you, coffee for me, espresso per favore. #
  • 19:55 Liked "68 Gigawatts of Offshore Wind Power in North Sea = No More Nuclear or Coal: Greenpeace : TreeHugger" ff.im/-KwyF #
  • 20:06 Can anybody tell me what is the use of iGoogle? I couldn’t care less if it didn’t exist. Google stopped developping… ff.im/-Kxw5 #
  • 21:16 Don’t know about you people but this weekend was not great. If I had to grade it I’d give it a 5 even 4 out of 10. #
  • 23:18 Ah! Merde, fais chier. Pas un grand fan mais les Martin Circus étaient marrant. Salut l’artiste comme on dit. re: ff.im/KFfg #

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Posted by on January 26, 2009 in microblogging, twitter