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Many of you have been asking me questions about the Mahalo.com lawsuit, the class action lawsuit that is potentially pending against Mahalo.com, and I haven’t been able to say much, for good reason: pending legal action. But I did want to let you all know a bit about how class actions work in general, so you can know what to expect during this class action lawsuit against Mahalo.

The rest of the information is very generic, and keep in mind, I am NOT an attorney, I do not practice law, and I live in a different state than where the lawsuit will take place in court.

So what happens first? First, they are looking a number of factors like: Read the rest of this entry »

It started last week on my Twitter account, when I started receiving multiple follow requests in my email, all from people structuring their user name like this: First_Initial_Last. Every one of them had the same profession too: talent scout, writer, twitter enthusiast. Some of them had bitly links, to disguise that it was AndWriting dot com, others didn’t, and some forward to RealWritingJobs.com, through affiliate links or domain redirects. They typically have real-looking pictures on the profiles.

WHAT DO THEY DO ON TWITTER? Read the rest of this entry »

A law firm has been retained in consideration for a potential class-action lawsuit against Mahalo.com.Because it is a pending legal action, I can’t go into too much detail here on the blog or in email, but if you’ve ever written for, completed tasks for, answered or asked questions for, or managed pages at Mahalo.com, you might qualify as a member of the class or have information helpful to us.

To learn more, you can contact the law firm of Green Welling, LLP, and the attorney to whom I have spoken at:

Green Welling LLP

Attn: Nicole D. Reynolds

595 Market Street, Suite 2750, San Francisco, CA 94105

Tel:  (415) 477-6700

Fax: (415) 477-6710

Email: ndr (at) classcounsel (dot) com

If you have any information, documentation, screen captures, emails, other communications or experiences with Mahalo.com–whether or not you still work/write for them–we would appreciate your contacting the law firm to share that information with them. You can remain anonymous under attorney/client privilege, even if you are a current contractor or employee of Mahalo.com. Even *I* won’t know who you are unless you choose to be named.

If you know people who have contracted with or were employed by Mahalo.com, please spread this information around and give it to them so they can contact the law firm directly for more information.

Thank you to everyone. We appreciate your help.

Love and stuff,

Michy

If you haven’t seen it, check out the new post about guidelines on Suite101. You can find the new Suite101 guidelines by clicking here.

The one that stands out the most to me and will likely get more writing overall for Suite101 is lifting the minimum article requirement. Previously, Suite101 required writers to submit at least 10 articles per 90 days, which was an average of about three (3) articles per month, give or take, in order to stay active. Suite101 has now lifted that requirement, so writers, as long as they meet all other guidelines, will stay active even if they have to take a break. Read the rest of this entry »

Yahoo! Acquires Associated Content

Many of you have already heard that Yahoo! has purchased or “acquired’ Associated Content, with the final takeover being expected to happen in the third quarter of 2010. What this means for Associated Content is anyone’s guess at this time, probably including Associated Content’s and Yahoo!’s guesses too. In other words, I’m not sure anyone right now, including the parties involved at the highest level of this merger and/or acquisition/takeover knows exactly what is going to happen with Associated Content when the powers-that-be at Yahoo! finish their changes.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

One article on Yahoo! clearly ended by saying, Yahoo plans to close Associated Content’s Web site after it completes the acquisition in the third quarter.” Read the rest of this entry »

Author Jennifer Walker Signs her debut novel, Bubba Goes National


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jennifer Walker/Windswept Destiny Publishing

Jennifer@authorjennwalker.com

Folsom, CA April 4, 2010 – Windswept Destiny Publishing, an imprint of Twin Trinity Media, announced today that Folsom resident Jennifer Walker will be signing her debut novel, Bubba Goes National, at Colton Books, 651 East Bidwell Street in Folsom on April 17th, 2010 from 1:00 to 4:00pm. She will also offer two anthologies that contain her stories, Elements of the Soul and The Ultimate Horse Lover. Read the rest of this entry »

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