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Welcome to the SingSnap News Team
This is the home of the SingSnap Rhythm & News News Team. The newsletter we produce is about
one thing and only one thing. It's
about you, the members of the SingSnap community. We aren't here to rehash the threads or
create controversy. We are here to
inform, advise and entertain you. This is YOUR newsletter created for you and by you. The
writers here are all fellow members of
the community, volunteering their time in the hope that you enjoy what we have done. That is
all the reward we want.
We need your input if we are to be successful.
We are including a few features, some old some new, that we hope will increase the community
participation in your newsletter. It
would be a shame to let the newsletter fold because of apathy.
We are introducing a "Letters to the Editor" feature and an advice to the bemused and befuddled
members of the community. These two
features need your input. Our new News Team profile page allows us to provide information to
you on a timely basis. It includes
message links to our various feature departments, a brief what's new on SingSnap summary, a
who's who of the news team, links to
past newsletters and hopefully an article index from past issues.
Without you, the SingSnap community and your participation, this newsletter is just a waste of
time. You are either a part of it or
it serves NO purpose.
We believe that the newsletter will work or we would not put the time and effort in that we do.
We believe that it will work for
one reason and one reason only. We believe that the key, the thing that sets SingSnap apart
from all of the other social networking
sites out there is that we are family and families care about each other.
Please enjoy all of our newsletters.
Volume 10 - September 2009
The 10th edition of the SingSnap Rhythm & News Newsletter is about to come off of the press.
As promised we have included a FAST, easy to make recipe to let you feed your other
family and get back to what's important, SingSnap. Our new cartoonist is back with another
relevant gem. Please read the articile highlighting ray77. Ray is a senior member of SingSnap
and has so much to share with all of us.
This month we feature a "back to school" article, a look at "SingSnappers Daily Theme" and a
"new contest". We feature two UK families and a couple from Florida this month. There is a
debate on the merits of the Hall of fame, a piece on "the music that moves you", and many many more features. We hope we have
included something for everyone this month. Remember if you want us to feature something
please drop us a line.
Without your help, this Newsletter can't exist.
Please enyoy the September issue of YOUR newsletter.
Meet the Team ~ STAT_SUEof_LYRICLY
Sue, a native New York City girl from a very early age was always talking and not just
"regular" talking but "loud" talking. Her
first grade report card documents this! She finally slowed down a bit when her older "very
talented brother" told her that she had a
Singing from that point on became mostly a hobby. Her one and only claim to fame is that in the
late 80's she recorded a Volvo
Jingle that aired in Detroit.
Her real passion lies in helping those that are less fortunate. She is the mother of a disabled
son and an obnoxious teenage son.
When not shopping or spending money she shouldn't be, she spends most of her days now nurturing
her private patient and her loved
Joining SingSnap helped quiet her somewhat, but she still talks too much and too loud and has
no plans of stopping until the battery
runs out of juice!
Meet the Team ~ singingconfession
Cassie is just a typical 16 year old girl who goes to school, surfs the internet, and
unfortunately gets surrounded by drama. But
what do you expect out of being a Junior in High School?
She deals with her stress by singing her heart out on SingSnap. Cassie refuses to let anyone
listen to her sing 'live' except her
two dogs (and best friends) Rosie and Charlie.
Besides being a closet rock star, she also hides the fact that she's a computer nerd. Her dad
is constantly having to fix her
desktop after she "tries to make it better". Thank goodness she still has her laptop.
Cassie would not be able to live without internet.
Meet the Team ~ Snuggle_Bunny
That Snuggle Bunny chick loves hanging out with her friends on SingSnap.. the neatest bunch of
people that a girl could ever hope to call "friends"!
When she isn't singing on SingSnap, she is dreaming of singing on SingSnap!
it's an addiction! with no ill side effects (except to those who live with the addict) She also
loves football.. GO COWBOYS! wooo!
and enjoys reading and writing and learning anything and everything.. nothing is too useless to
learn! *holds up origami frog*
On those rare moments when she isn't singing, She likes playing on the internet where she has
discovered that it is REALLY possible
to be ANYTHING ya want to be online! So What she didn't go to college and barely graduated 3rd
On a message board, online, she can practice medicine with the dummies.. um..patients.. who
post their health problems. Normally
they haven't seen a doctor in 40 some years and think that 30 or 40 strangers online can help..
that is where Snuggle Bunny steps
in! with her MD (mountain doctoring) advice! Here is an example:
EYEizSICK: My toe fell off last weekend but that isn't the problem.. It's this fever of 109
that has me feeling a little down..
any home remedies available? My wife said to ask you all.
Snuggle Bunny.MD: hmmm! sounds like you are pregnant! and in need of detoxifying vitamins!
Yeah! Online, no profession is out of your reach! it's great! isn't it?!
It's always been said that you are as smart as the goals you pick.. and for this reason her
latest goal is to figure out how to
record songs from the shower without electrical shock.. three computers and a bad hair style
later, only tells her that she isn't
even close to figuring it out (YET), but she isn't a quitter!
oh no! Not that Snuggle bunny chick!
Meet the Team ~ noelsgrandpa
He was born in a wagon of a travelin' show, oh wait, no, that was someone else. That does
however give you some idea of how old he
is. He is so over the hill that he was there when they built the hill. Heck we have it on good
authority that they actually let him
name the pile of dirt "hill".
Noelsgrandpa's real name is Phil. Phil has degrees in Psychology and Business from one of the
Internet's most prestigious online
universities. He is thinking of applying to a famous British site that specializes in
Knighthoods. (isn't the Internet wonderful?)
When Phil isn't playing on the Internet, ummmmmm duh he would be sleeping. Fortunately he has
that down to about three hours a
Phil learned some rudimentary programing skills in the early Seventies but it wasn't till the
early Eighties and the launching of
Commodore and Atari's entries into the personal computing field that he found his true love.
He has owned every state of the art computer from an Atari 400 to his current quad core
machine. From publishing early Bulletin
Boards to the latest in web coding he has followed all of the trends in online computing. From
a 300 baud modem to 10 megabits per
second connection he has enjoyed every minute of it.
Phil has asked to be buried with his latest PC just in case Beelzebub would like a new SingSnap
Trevor announced today that he planned to host some type of forum whereby he would answer
questions and/or concerns of the SingSnap
community. Details will be worked out but Trevor planned to move along rapidly in implementing
Stay tuned for details as they are announced.
Per announced that he had created a link on your recording pages to let you share, in Facebook
pages, links to SingSnap recordings
with a simple click of a button. He quickly followed that up with links for Twitter and
This created a bit of a firestorm. Community members seemed to feel this was an invasion of
their privacy on some level. One member
responded: "Ok, I admit, I am VERY ADD So.....I certainly could have "missed something"
in regards to others being able to
post our sings on their own Facebook, Twitter or MySpace accounts. I feel strongly we should
have the option clicking a "yes allow"
or "No do not allow" button in our account set-up to keep our sings within our own "world." I
am not liking this at all, feeling
SingSnap has taken any control we might have had completely out of our hands.
So, did I miss something? I can't find a way to "opt out" of anyone posting my sings on THEIR
accounts OUTSIDE OF SINGSNAP WORLD. Is
anyone else a bit "ticked" at this?"
SingSnap was quick to respond. Per announced:
When you save a recording on SingSnap you can now set it to:
• Public (anyone can view the recording)
• Members Only (only logged in members can view the recording)
• Inner Circles (only selected inner circles can view the recording)
• Private (only you can view the recording)
These options will appear when you save a new recording but you can also edit existing
recordings by clicking on "Account" and then
Also, if you set a recording to the new "Members Only" option the Facebook/MySpace/Twitter
links will not be shown anymore.
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