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2010-03-05 06:30:00

NEW YORK, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Let's face it: craigslist's heyday as a vital and useful marketplace is past. These days, nearly all that remains is a haven for spam, a mass of confusion and red tape for legitimate users, and a fading realm of influence. It's high time for some improvements on the "community marketplace" theme to make it more suited to today's truly global community and economy. That is the perspective of http://www.GlobalListings.org, a new forum specializing in global,...

2010-02-17 06:35:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Reporters know that bad publicists are as common as the useless, untargeted pitches with which they flood the media world. There are good publicists out there, too, though - those who target their pitches carefully and serve as reporters' reliable sources of stories. These publicists, rare and precious, know the interests of their media contacts and provide only stories they know will be appreciated. How can a company seeking media representation ensure...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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