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Today I am posting about my new internship opportunity with the great folks at FWIX (Feeds with in the Mix ) This is a great opportunity for me to get my foot in the door with a start up company.   I participated in Start up Weekend Detroit and I know how hard it is to start a company from scratch.  So this is providing me insight and input into the creation of this website as well as any questions or concerns I may have

FWIX is a blog aggregator.  So it takes all the best news stories and blogs and puts it on the homepage.  This is great because it is a mix of blogs and sometimes actual news stories.  To do this, Fwix pulls from thousands of sources like Yelp, Twitter, local newspapers, Zvents and now, TicketStumbler.

Ticketstumblr added to Fwix.

Ticketstumblr added to Fwix.

To make things simple.   I am writing about how to use FWIX because sometimes there  is some confusion.   This technology is ever changing and evolving so I asked for them to create neighborhoods.  Since they would like to be your local  news stand.  I contributed to the neighborhood idea.  So you can add me to your neighborhood or visit my page for more clarity then hit add neighbor.

You are probably wondering why you would want to comment twice?  They have a badge which you can add to your blog similar to the one I have on mine.  So this drives traffic to your blog and if it is chosen that day to be on the homepage you will get more traffic.  I am asking the same thing but I think they just want you to add more spice to a centrally located page.

Since there are different users on FWIX then necessarily who your audience is.  You can get more traffic to your blog this way.  Plus, who wants to hear all the doom and gloom.  When you create your own content and their isn’t doom and gloom people in Detroit can see a different side of things.  Which maybe would have been missed.

I encourage everyone to participate.  It is a young company with lots of goals and they even have an Iphone app.  Who doesn’t love an Iphone app? Well other than the people like myself who don’t have a smart phone?

This app is cool because it will be able to tell you where the HOT SPOTS are in the city you are in.  Who wouldn’t want to know where to avoid if you don’t want to deal with crowds or if you want to be in the heart of the city where the cool stuff is going on.  They also have a Blackberry one in the works. Regional news feeds come to your phone! How cool is that?

Iphone app shot!

Iphone app shot!

So do you think this cool? Do you think this is different from what you have seen before?  Could you help me to spread the word on this technology? They are ever changing and if you can help with any ideas where I might be missing then you can just let me know.  They were also featured in Techcrunch and this is what is in Crunchbase!

I prefer to be the leader of change instead of waiting for something to happen! What do you think?  If you are looking for Detroit, scroll down and it is in the bottom right corner to click on Detroit.

Let’s work together to show everyone Detroit is doing good things together! Let’s collaborate and discuss issues which are important to us! Let’s make this great! New beginnings is what everyone is looking for and with this fresh out look let’s create something positive.

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I am young professional and I have been graduated from EMU since August 2008.  I have never really cared about having a laptop I have a desk top and I was happy.  Until Startup Weekend Detroit I never realized just how important two things can be.  A laptop or netbook are essential to business today.

I am hard core note taker with a notebook and I am rethinking my paper calander for organization.  With out Internet service you can not  research and it is even harder to create a social marketing platform.

I am active in the social space and I believe in creating opportunities but with out technology you can not participate and this makes life complicated.  My team leader, even though I was frustrated, still considered me part of the team.  I was kind of shocked but he let me participate.

With out a smart phone like an iphone I can not even help my friend Henry Balanon by purchasing his Iphone applications like the Toastmasters Timer for speeches!   I never realized just how important an Iphone can be.  With out a laptop I could have participated by using an Iphone.

Over the years, I have never been much on the technology side.  Last year was the first time I burned a CD.  Through networking, I now believe you can not truly participate unless you have the tools to allow you to excel.  The problem is the cost.

I do not have the money to obtain these things right now.  I am young in my career and I am working part time jobs that play minimum wage which often conflicts with networking times.

I am an optimist and I believe things will.  I am not buying into what the so called experts are saying.  I believe in creating your own life and only you can make changes.  I am hoping change comes soon.

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