Our newest Yabbler of the Week is Andrea, also known as 1Baybreeze. Since joining in March, Andrea has given her advice on over 20 posts – including on posts about the Apple TV vs. Roku 3, tips for useful baby registry items, and even useful note taking apps. Congrats to Andrea!
Q. Tell us about yourself!
I am a Jersey girl that absolutely LOVES technology and gadgets. I love reading about and keeping up with all the latest tech news, and I’m the “go-to tech support” person for my family and friends, and sometimes even my co-workers (depending on how involved the issue) By no means am I am expert, though I’m pretty good at finding solutions. I’m such a geek that I have a Dropbox folder where I save all sorts of tech tips, computer problem solutions, and shortcuts for all sorts of programs & apps. This way if I or someone that I know has a PC problem and cannot access their PC, I can look it up on my phone or tablet from my cloud storage folders.
Q. Everyone is busy these days. Why did Yabbly make it on to your list of places to spend time?
Yabbly seems like a great alternative to some other similar sites out there. I really like the fact that when one requests an invite, one has to instantly write a very detailed review, on the spot, of a product/service that they love. I think that can help somewhat to try to weed out some people. I know that when I really like something, I always tell ALL of my friends and family about it, so I’m always making recommendations and always helping people find things. I enjoy helping others, and if my advice can help them, all the better. So far, I feel that fellow Yabblers are very similar in that they like to help others, so it’s a great community for sharing ideas and recommendations.
Q. What type of questions/categories do you enjoy helping out with the most, and why?
My favorite is the Tech category since I have some experience and knowledge of tech-related products and services, plus I deal with technology at work.
Q. You’ve got a magic wand that will allow you to add one feature that currently doesn’t exist to Yabbly. What would you add and why do you think it would make Yabbly a better place?
I think I would like to add the option to sign in/up using just an email address and password, rather than linking to a social network. I also like the Google+ sign up option, since I feel there are so many more people using Google+ that are in my industry.
Q. If you could be asked one question on Yabbly that hasn’t come up yet, what would that be and why?
I am someone that, especially at work, always looks for a quicker way to accomplish tasks in order to save time, mainly in regards to software use. I love finding and using shortcuts and always share them with co-workers and friends. Questions related to this would be great to answer, providing that I know and use the software.
Q. What’s the biggest decision Yabblers have personally helped you with? Was their advice spot-on?
Well, I haven’t asked too many questions for myself yet, so I would have to say advice I received when I was looking for a way to use a PC as DVR for digital cable. One answer gave me a specific product, which I looked into, which led to me other similar products to research.
Q. What advice do you have for new Yabblers?
If you find Yabbly as great a service as I do, tell and/or invite your friends and family – people that you know that can share and ask for great advice. Share Yabbly to your social networks to let everyone know about it. And most of all, participate, ask your own questions, and share your own knowledge. “A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle” ” Quote by Kahlil Gibran
Q. Imagine we’re playing a diabolical game where any product you own could be swapped out by it’s 3-star equivalent. The twist is you have one immunity card which prevents one product you currently owned from being swapped out. What product would you make unswappable and why?
I think it would need to be my smartphone. My Samsung Galaxy Nexus, even though it’s not much over a year old and is outdated by now (in the technology world). Aside from battery life, I love the phone. I can accomplish so many things with it….phone calls, use the web, email, use it as a GPS, I can pay at some limited places using my phone, I have my AAA and all store key ring cards stored on it; I can do banking, pay my bills, do measurements if needed, use it as an alarm clock, read books, listen to music, watch tv and movies, and the list goes on. It’s a great “all-in-one” solution for so many things.
Andrea has received over 10 “Helpful” votes!
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