Announcing the Digital Lust Google Music Giveaway Spectacular!

Greetings, internets!

I have returned from an unannounced, week-long vacation with some great news for my readers! I’ve gotten into Google Music, and I have 3 invites that I am very excited to give away!

That’s why I am announcing tonight my Google Music Giveaway Spectacular! All this week, we’re giving readers the chance to let their voices be heard, and get something in return! To enter, all you have to do is post a comment, on any Digital Lust post except for this one. Comments need to be well-thought out responses to the post, not a simple “I want the Google Music invite.”. Posts should also be at least 50 words or longer.

On Friday, August 12, 2011, I will announce the winners of the contest. Winners will be selected based on the quality of the content written in their post.

But wait! Theres more! I also have hundreds of Google+ invites to give away too. So, to make things even more enticing, all entrants to this giveaway will receive a Google+ invite, just for making a post (as long as it follows all rules listed both above and below). Everyone gets one. Winning!!!

Now that we have the basics down, let’s take a look at the official rules.

Official Rules
1. Comments posted must be 50 words or more, with relevant responses to the post you have selected to write about. Simply stating “I want a Google Music invite” in your post will disqualify you from the Google Music invite, as well as the Google+ invite.

2. Due to the friendly nature of Digital Lust, anything deemed inflammatory or inappropriate will not be tolerated, and will immediately disqualify you from both parts of this giveaway.

3. All posters must ensure that their Gmail address is listed in either their profile, or somewhere in their post. Failure to provide a Gmail account will disqualify you from the giveaway. Gmail accounts are available for free at <a href="http://www.gmail.com. It takes only a minute to register, and is the only email address permitted for use in this giveaway.

4. Promotion of any other website or product is strictly prohibited in all Digital Lust comments, and will disqualify entrants. Exceptions to this include links to other WordPress blogs that are listed ONLY in their profile (do not include these links in your post).

5. Contest opens August 7th, 2011 at 9:30pm EST and closes on August 12th, 2011 at 5:00pm EST. Winners will be selected after the closing time and will be announced shortly thereafter. For Google+ invites, winners will receive shortly after their post is approved.

I’m looking forward to reading your comments and responses. Be sure to check out Digital Lust all this week for some awesome features that I have planned, and especially check back on Friday evening for the announcement of the winners!

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Google+ Giveaway Resumes!

Greetings, internets!

I am happy to announce that the Google+ Giveaway will immediately resume. Last night, I reported that Google+ was now open for all to all with a Gmail account. This appears to no longer be the case, and entry to the site is purely based on invites once again.

I’ve changed the eligibility requirements quite a bit: To win an invite to Google+, all you need to do is post a comment within this post with a Gmail account that I can send the invite to. I will be giving away unlimited invites until the service goes live, so pretty much anyone who asks for one will receive one.

This altered version of the giveaway will resume immediately and go until Google opens the service to all. Invites will be sent all at once at the end of the day.

Stick around, my continuing coverage of Google+ continues with a new App Attack, where I’ll be looking at the Google+ Android app.

Announcing the Digital Lust Google+ Giveaway!

Greetings, internets!

I’m very happy to announce that shortly after my post this morning about Google+, my invite was finally accepted and I am now on Google+! Of course, this means that I can start inviting people, and I’m prepared to do just that!

Beginning now and running until next Friday, July 15, 2011, I will send out a maximum of 15 invites per day! To be eligible, you must simply post a comment on any of the content posted on Digital Lust. Comments must have some kind of response to the topic at hand. Just asking for an invite will not be accepted!. Be sure to include your email address in the post, too. At the end of the day, I will review comments and select who will win that day’s invites. I will also soon announce a second giveaway that will be based on my Twitter account, so be sure to follow @DigiLust for more information on that giveaway.

Google+ is looking to be a very promising social experiment, and I’m looking forward to being able to share that experiment with you! Be sure to come back and join the conversation!

Official Rules
1. Only one entry per email address, per day.
2. To be eligible, participant must post a comment on a Digital Lust post, of at least 50 words, relating to the topic discussed in the post.
3. Participant must include email address (must be a Gmail account) in their post.
4. Winners will be announced on Digital Lust nightly, and invites will immediately be sent. Please allow up to 72 hours for invite to arrive, as Google does not send them immediately. Receipt of invite does not guarantee immediate entrance to Google+ service.
5. All winning participants will be excluded from future daily Google+ Giveaway drawings.