Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday

Starting at midnight Thanksgiving and for the next four days, retail businesses are on overdrive as spending for the Christmas Season commences, first with Black Friday, then with Small Business Saturday, and then finally with Cyber Monday. These days represent major opportunities for businesses small and large alike to reap great profits, but how did these shopping traditions start?

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Firefox Users: Try the WordPress.com Extension

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Want to receive WordPress.com notifications instantly, even when you’re not on WordPress.com? Back in January, we announced the WordPress.com extension for Chrome, and today, the extension is available for Firefox too!

Add the WordPress.com extension for Firefox and as soon as you get a new follower, comment, or a like on one of your posts, a notification will appear in your browser:

The WordPress.com button in the toolbar is badged with the number one, indicating one unread notification.

Simply click the icon to view your latest WordPress.com notifications:

A popup opens when the WordPress.com toolbar button is clicked, displaying recent notifications, including comments, likes, and new followers.

Start following new blogs without visiting WordPress.com

The Firefox extension also makes it easy to follow sites from your WordPress.com account by displaying a Follow button whenever you’re browsing a site that has an RSS feed.

Clicking the Follow button will add new posts from the website to your reader, and send you an email each time an update is published. (You can change your default email settings if you like.)

When you visit a…

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