From:         Bob Rankin 
Subject:      TOURBUS - 22 Jun 2007 - PeekYou / Vacation Planning / Feedback


The Internet Tourbus - U.S. Library of Congress ISSN #1094-2239
Copyright © Bob Rankin and Patrick Crispen - All rights reserved

In today's TOURBUS, you'll learn about an information aggregator that may have a dossier on YOU. I have some good tips to help you plan the perfect vacation, and finally... I'm looking for your feedback on a website that's just gotten a new face (or two). Read on!

Take a Peek at This...

Peekyou is a new website that pulls together information about people from a variety of sources. You can use PeekYou to help other people find your website, blog, profile, photos or other info. And oddly, you may already have a PeekYou profile, even if you've never visited the site.

If you use a social networking site such as Myspace, or you have posted photos on a photo sharing site, then PeekYou may have found your profile and/or photos there, and added those links to an automatically generated PeekYou profile. If your phone number is listed at or InfoSpace, it may also have placed a link on your PeekYou profile on which people can click to see your phone number, address, and a map of your neighborhood.

PeekYou -

I searched for my name and found that PeekYou had created a profile for me, with a link to my Myspace page. I edited my profile to add some additional links and a photo, just for fun. But then I noticed that PeekYou allows ANYONE to edit the links and descriptions on your profile page. If PeekYou turns into a free-for-all, where people can maliciously change other people's profiles, then it will have little long-term value.

Do you have a PeekYou profile? What's in it? Click the link below if you want to comment on the PeekYou service...

Opinions, Please!

I've just completed a major redesign of the FlowersFast website, and I'm looking for your opinion. My goal was to move towards a more modern looking "Web 2.0" style, with a softer, more open look. My art student daughter helped me with the design, and overall I'm very happy with the results.

Please take a look and tell me what you think of the new design. If you see any spelling or formatting gaffes, please let me know. I'm especially interested in your feelings about my "talking heads" on the Home and Most Popular pages. How would you compare an interactive animated character like this to a video with a real human?

I'm happy to receive comments by email to and to show my appreciation I'll send you a special discount code that you can use to get $5 off any order at FlowersFast. I look forward to hearing from you!



Vacation Planning Time

It's that time of year... many of us are yearning to get away from it all for a little while this summer. Planning a vacation can be very stressful, so I've got some tips to help make it easier for you.

My "Travel Information" article will point you to the best sites for vacation planning. You'll find links for free color brochures, online maps, expert travel advice, reservations and more. And be sure to also read "Airports, Airlines, And Airplanes" to help you find find airports, get airline information, estimate airport wait times, and view real-time flight tracking data.

That's all for now, see you next time! -- Bob Rankin

The Internet Tourbus - U.S. Library of Congress ISSN #1094-2239
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