Barry Bassis
Barry Bassis

Barry Bassis

Arts & Culture

Barry has been a music, theater and travel writer for over a decade for various publications. .. view profile

Richard Cox
Richard Cox

Richard Cox

Business

Richard Cox is a university teacher in international trade and finance. .. view profile

Jerry Nelson
Jerry Nelson

Jerry Nelson

World

Jerry Nelson is a freelance photojournalist. American by birth and now based in South America, Jerry covers social justice issues globally... view profile

Anthony Carranza
Anthony Carranza

Anthony Carranza

Business

Digital and social media journalist reporting on the latest happenings on the web. Existing contributor to Social Media Today and Examiner... view profile

Janet Walters Levite
Janet Walters Levite

Janet Walters Levite

Entertainment

is an Optioned Screenwriter and Film Crtiic / Entertainment Writer for The Guardian Liberty Voice. She resides in New York City... view profile

Sheila Kemper Dietrich
Sheila Kemper Dietrich

Sheila Kemper Dietrich

Life

Sheila is the Founder and CEO of Livliga. She created Livliga and the VisualQs philosophy out of a desire to embrace and share a healthier lifestyle. .. view profile

Zac Wassink
Zac Wassink

Zac Wassink

Sports

Covering the Browns and the NFL from a Cleveland viewpoint. .. view profile

Chris Grasso
Chris Grasso

Chris Grasso

Life

Chris is a freelance writer who lives in Florida and loves the sunshine... view profile

Linda Moore
Linda Moore

Linda Moore

Business

I am a freelance writer and enjoy reporting on a variety of topics... view profile

Deborah Asseraf
Deborah Asseraf

Deborah Asseraf

Business

Deborah Asseraf is founder & CEO of Popcorn Productions, a company that explodes awareness for businesses through highly tailored campaigns. .. view profile

Cathy Hobbs
Cathy Hobbs

Cathy Hobbs

Life

As a nationally known interior design, real estate styling and home staging expert, Cathy Hobbs shares tips and insight relating to all aspects of the home... view profile

John Christopher Fine
John Christopher Fine

John Christopher Fine

Life

is a marine biologist with two doctoral degrees, has authored 24 books, including award-winning books dealing with ocean pollution... view profile

Ann Smarty
Ann Smarty

Ann Smarty

Tech

Ann Smarty is founder of guest blogging community, social media enthusiast and brand specialist... view profile

Martha Rosenberg
Martha Rosenberg

Martha Rosenberg

Health

Martha is a Chicago-based health writer and author of the expose "Born with a Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks, and Hacks Pimp the Public Health." .. view profile

Carol A. Hoernlein P.E.
Carol A. Hoernlein P.E.

Carol A. Hoernlein P.E.

Opinion

Currently a Licensed Water Resources Civil Engineer in NJ, Carol has also been a political blogger in NJ since 2007, after being elected Councilwoman in 2006. .. view profile






  • How Your Phone Might Soon Take the Place of Your Wallet

    In this era of instant gratification, it is not surprising that purchasing groceries, buying last-minute gifts, taking the train, and other similar financial-related activities have become much easier and faster. Thanks to contactless payment systems, all you need to do is tap your credit card, debit card, or pre-paid card, and you’re good to go. …

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    There’s a lot that goes into planning a conference, from determining your budget to promoting the event. But in the end, the most important choice that you will make during the planning process is what conference venue you will use.

    Why is it so important that you choose the best conference venue for your event? …

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    If you’re looking for a new gadget but you’re not sure exactly what to buy, there are plenty of options. With an open mind or a lack of experience when it comes to gadgets, you might not be sure exactly what you’re looking for. In order to avoid getting the wrong thing or misunderstanding certain …

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    Artificial intelligence (AI) is here. We’re surrounded by intelligent machines we’ve all somehow failed to notice lately, and the machines are getting smarter. exClone, a New York project to clone human experience and expertise, it may end up being the smartest so far. I talked with the very first exClone called Michael last week. …

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  • How to Make Your Website More Effective

    Nowadays no business or enterprise can hope to achieve success without having a website of its own. But how to approach the task of creating one if you can’t make heads or tails of it?Here are a few tips that will make this task a little bit easier:

    1.     Pay Attention to Design

    Or pay …

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  • Why You Should Never Want to Use Another Person’s USB Drive Ever Again

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  • How Should You go about choosing an eBook Reader?

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  • TechUK, what happened to cybersecurity?

    When TechUK, the British trade association for the technology industry, released its bashfully titled manifesto “Securing our Digital Future” earlier this week, some of my colleagues were enthralled. Presented as a roadmap for 2015-2020, it calls on policy-makers to tackle head on the digital revolution head on by recognizing its importance in delivering growth and …

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  • 7 Things to consider while choosing web hosting services

    You’ve worked hard on your website and you’re ready to introduce it to the world, but there’s just one thing missing – a web host.  Unless you have the right equipment, your site will be rather useless without a web host. Fortunately, there are dozens of web host who would be more than willing to …

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  • Alfred Adjani: lessons learnt

    Tools To Find A Good Job Opportunities

    An innovative and out-of-the-box thinking young graduate recently landed the job of his life by taking a new, or some might say old approach to job hunting. Job hunting has certainly evolved over the years. His approach teaches us all something about shying away from convention.

     After applying for over 300 jobs after graduating from …

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  • The NSA is Monitoring These 5 Games

    If you thought only your gaming buddies cared about your online activities, think again. The NSA and its British counterpart the GHCQ are both monitoring online video games, which they insist make for excellent tools of communication, training, and even money laundering, but gamers are not so sure. So far most of their effort …

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  • Ways An Aspiring Model Can Use Technology To Further Her Career

    It seems like technology can help everything and this includes furthering your career for nearly every single industry. Modeling is a very difficult industry to get your foot in the door. There are politics involved with modeling whether it be the agent that the model has, the modeling firm that one signs with. This article …

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  • 5 of the Craziest Startups of All Time

    Do you feel like your startup is too crazy of an idea to launch? Well, check out these outrageous startups that chose to dream big on their search for success, but be cautious because not every idea is a great one and will fail if you are not careful and smart.…

    I Wear Your Shirt 

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  • Can Cancer Be Treated Without Radiation Therapy?

    Uterine cancer physician, Dr. Ann Klopp, comforts a patient in the radiation oncology clinic

    Can Cancer Be Treated Without Radiation Therapy?

     

    Radiation therapy makes use of very high energy rays which destroy cancer cells. The goal of radiation therapy is to eradicate as many cancer cells as possible. Radiation is painless and invisible and it destroys cancer cells to stall the growth of tumors. It can help shrink …

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  • Top Educational Tools for All Teachers to Try

    If you are a teacher who doesn’t keep up with the trends in contemporary, then you won’t be able to surpass the generational gap between you and your students. Today’s students don’t like the classic teaching methods where the educator explains the concepts and leaves the studying up to them. If you want to be …

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  • TGS 2014: Rumours For The Tokyo Games Show

    An in-development screenshot taken from the Last Guardian

    With exactly one month to go before the 2014 Tokyo Games Show opens its doors to the public, the hype train is plowing full steam ahead while rumours abound. Sony – who thus far appear to be winning the global console war – have claimed a strategic advantage over its US competitor by allowing Microsoft …

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  • 5 Easy Ways to Calculate the ROI of Your Social Media Campaigns

    Social media ROI continues to generate a lot of interest among marketers, because without ROI it can be difficult to report the success or failure of social media campaign. A recent survey conducted by Oracle indicates that only 10% of the surveyed businesses can actually tell if their social media campaigns resulted in increased revenue. …

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  • The Era of Niche Micro-Celebrities and How to Connect to Them

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    The Internet (and the social media boom) gave us an absolutely unique and amazing phenomenon: The emergence of micro-celebrities. It’s that era of “every little guy can get heard” that we didn’t dare to dream about just a few years ago.

    Moreover, it has given small business owners an opportunity to get a …

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  • Forget about Brazil, Colombia is the place for start-ups

    Ruta N - The Next Silicon Valley? via Flickr (c) Santiago Londoño Uribe

    In a previous blog post, I talked about the twitter revolution making waves in the South American continent. Such a revolution wouldn’t have been possible in the absence of a conducive environment, meant to foster a culture of cutting edge innovation – for Brazil to have the largest number of twitter users outside the …

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  • Innovation rhymes with Budapest. In search of the 2.0 Rubik Cube

    Some rights reseved via Aldo Cavini Benedetti's Flickr

    This year’s edition of the Liberty Science Gala marked the 40th anniversary of the Rubik cube, the game changing Hungarian invention that has excited the minds of generations with its simple 4X4 pattern and its gazillion possible twists. On May 8th, even the Empire State Building took part in the celebration, by being lit …

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  • Guyanese Govt. Minister Can Be Investigated for Crimes Against Humanity – Says Torture Investigator.

    Geneva, Switzerland - In light of observed incidences of torture being repeatedly applied to citizens in Guyana by members of that country’s Police Force, the influential Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) is urging tortured victims or their representatives in Guyana to submit their cases to that body for review and possible future referral …

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  • Someone or Something Else is Definitely Reading All of Your Email Messages

    For the average email user, reading and sending an email seems to be nothing more than a simplified secured process of clicking a few hyperlinks to read a message, or hitting up some words via a keyboard, along with a click to send one.

    In their view, a sent message will go directly and securely …

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  • China’s Dangerous Cyber Army Has a Firm Grip on Guyana, The Rest of The Caribbean

    Cyber Security

    The Caricom related nations of Guyana and Jamaica are probably the Caribbean’s leading benefactors of Chinese investments, and arguably the region’s principal users of mostly counterfeit technology out of Beijing.

    But few would realize that their respective relations with China is mostly a by-product of something more sinister and dangerous that even mere common sense …

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  • French authorities drag their feet in historic telecoms deal

    Arnaud Montebourg pointing the way  (c) via Flickr

    The battle for French telecoms giant SFR is over, but is the war just beginning? In what is now the biggest junk bond sale on record, totalling €8 billion (£6.6 billion), the multinational Altice successfully fended up a counter offer for SFR from rival company Bouygues Telecom. SFR will be merged with the French cable …

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  • The Web at 25: time for a 2.0 Constitution?

    via Flickr (c) Chris P Jobling

    As the World Wide Web turned 25 on March 12th, its founder Tim Berners-Lee, has launched a campaign for creating an “Internet Bill of Rights” that would codify once and for all the DOs and DONTs of the Internet. In true open source fashion, he called on the people of the world to generate such …

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  • How to save face after losing $10 billion

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    In what signals to be an important strategic shift in its business model, Google decided on January 29th to off-load its 22-month-old acquisition, Motorola, for a paltry $2.9 billion. The winner of this bargain is none other than Lenovo, a Chinese company known for its success in making faded brands glow anew. But wait, paying …

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  • ‘Digital Guardian’ Target’s Cybersecurity Attacks: IBM’s 5-in-5 Prediction Can’t Come Soon Enough

    The day of the phone interview with IBM’s Josyula R. (JR) Rao, Director of Security Research at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY, Target retail chain announced it got hacked: The information of 40 million consumer credit cards were stolen over a three-week period.

    The ‘Black Friday’ attack was a sophisticated, …

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  • WeatherSignal: crowdsourcing meets meteorology

    Temperatures in San Francisco (WeatherSignal)

    British start-up OpenSignal, which made a name for itself with its Android and iOS apps that crowdsource cell phone coverage, is now taking on the weather. The new app, WeatherSignal, uses atmospheric data gathered from various sensors, such as light meters, barometers and even battery temperature, to provide real-time pictures of the weather on a …

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  • Microsoft’s ‘Scroogled’ Campaign Takes on Chromebook

    Pawn Stars pawn shop in Las Vegas (photo credit: Matthew Straubmuller)

    In its latest anti-Google jab, software giant Microsoft released a new viral video last week taking a shot at Chromebook, Google’s ChromeOS-based cloud-focused device. The online video published Tuesday, featuring characters from the History Channel’s popular Pawn Stars reality series, is a part of the company’s broader “Don’t Get Scroogled” campaign that it has been …

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  • Asian Business Network Grows in New York

    As the melting pot of New York City continues to flourish and diversify, several Asian network groups and associations have come into form in the last decade.

    One of the reasons for this growth has been the surge of the Asian population in New York, which added “247,900, a climb of 31.8%” from 2000 to …

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  • The Terror Trade of Big Game Poaching

    The Terror Trade of Big Game Poaching and How New Technology Can Fight It.

    Africa’s wild elephants are under siege. Terrorism has pushed the poaching trade into a billion-dollar business, prolonging Congo’s twenty-year-old civil war, which has left more than 2 million people dead, according to a USA Today article last March.

    Garamba National Park …

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  • Long Arm of the Law Catches up to High-Speed Trading

    At the Bloomberg Link Markets 50 Summit…

    New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman made a point that he has set out to level the playing field for all investors versus high-speed trading in the stock market.

    At odds was a two second gap, a delay, that empowered Thomson Reuters’ “elite traders” to pay for …

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  • Jetman Lands on Bloomberg Link Summit

    Jetman Lands on Bloomberg Link Summit.

    The crossroads of technology is coming to a convergence. Call that point smart software meets useful hardware.

    In the afternoon panel, Show & Tell: Art Meets Technology, Bloomberg News Editor-as-Large Cory Johnson moderated the panel that featured Juan Montes, CTO of the Museum of Modern Art, Adobe’s Michael Gough, …

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  • Play2Shop Relieves Gaming Addiction – Play and Shop Online

    Blasting Ducks to Shop

    Maybe you heard already, about half the activity on the social web involves game playing or other forms of entertainment. No matter what kind of device is used to access the web, it’s clear being social is more about fun than it is about business. That being said, why haven’t more businesses caught on to …

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  • False Prophets of IT Security: As Seen by Verizon’s RISK Team

    For the past twenty years, the double edge sword of technology has been something to behold and recoil from at the same time. Call it the Frankenstein effect on the advances of technology.

    From clean nuclear energy to the Fukushima nuclear reactor meltdown, from nanotech advances in materials science to the next generation chemical warfare, …

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  • IBM Serves SMAC at the U.S. Open Championship

    Attending the US Open Tennis, as a guest of IBM (NYSE: IBM), with other journalists, was an evening to take in some first round action—Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka both won handily in straight sets—and more in Flushing, Queens.

    The more is “SMAC,” as Ric Telford, vice president, IBM Cloud Services, explained.

    What is SMAC? …

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  • 5 Funniest Types of Videos Ever

    laughing at phone

    Looking for funny videos online? Here are some of the best types of videos you’ll find to make you guffaw, even if you are in the worst of moods.

    Cute Kids

    Image via Flickr by Tobyotter

    Best reason to have kids, by far, is for a source of entertainment. If you don’t have any, don’t …

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  • Understanding the Intelligence of Dolphins

    This summer not all the news on dolphins was bad. Just last month, a peer-review study confirmed newborn dolphins are given unique names at birth, just like human parents naming their babies when they are born.

    For a mother dolphin when she gives birth to a calf tail first—so the baby doesn’t breathe in water …

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  • PEER 1 Hosting, the Most ‘Human’ in the Cloud

    Not every company has had to face a major event every five years of its existence. But that’s exactly what PEER 1 Hosting had to not only over come, but also in doing so thrive.  And along the way, win accolades from its clients.

    Take the 2003 blackout that shutdown the Northeast United States and …

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  • How To Use Twitter Creatively

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    Here are just a few ways in which you can get more creative with Twitter.

    Run a Tweetchat

    What is better than connecting with another human being through Twitter? Connecting with a bunch of them. You can run a full Twitter chat, effectively turning your feed into a live chatroom where the tweets are archived.…

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  • Exploring Pinterest for Establishing Business/ your Brand!!

    Countless number of people are blogging nowadays to share their valuable content, hobbies, interests, tastes and values but not many of them are aware how to connect and reach to the global digital community, magnetize audience to drive traffic, discover strategies for conversion, and create that everlasting impact which inspires people to buy their …

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  • Facebook Versus Twitter: What Do You Prefer?

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    Do you enjoy Facebook? Do you enjoy Twitter? Of course you do! They are the primary means of procrastination and biggest blows to productivity the world has ever seen. But they both have many applications, including professional, and that has brought up a polarizing question: which is better?

    The truth is, it is more a …

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  • Facebook Versus Google Plus

    There are plenty of debates about social networking programs. But none are quite so polarizing as those between Facebook and Google Plus users. Unlike other sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest, people are far less likely to both have and frequently use both Facebook and Google Plus. They tend to prefer one of the …

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  • A Look Into Social Media Ad Targeting

    The other day I was looking at vacuum cleaners. My old one has served me well in the last five years, but the cheap appliance just can’t handle the volume of grime that gathers in my child and pet filled home any longer. Amazon was my port of call, as I began to compare different …

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  • Has Facebook Finally Lost its Swagger?

    Gavin Llewellyn via flickr

    Tech observers have been prematurely announcing the death of Facebook for years. Back in 2005, the social network was a hyper-exclusive platform for just a handful of elite schools. Today, the service has 1.2 billion monthly users, including your mother and great-aunt (who are now much more assiduous users than you ever were). Mark Zuckerberg’s …

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  • Social Media in Ukraine’s #Euromaidan Protests

    Protestors in Ukraine, Kiev (Ivan Bandura)

    Only several hundred of the most ardent protestors remain in Kiev’s Independence Square, known as Euromaidan to protestors. The holiday season has sapped much of their support as many protestors hailing from Western Ukraine returned home but a sense of futility has also set in. A €15 billion aid deal from Russian president Vladimir Putin …

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  • Hyatt Times Square Opens for the Holidays and New Year

    Tall, vertical, on a narrow slice of 43rd Street in the heart of Times Square, a new Hyatt Hotel opened softly earlier this month. This Sunday, December 22, it will rollout T-45 Diner next to the ground floor lobby.

    In late January, the Hyatt Times Square New York will open its rooftop bar and lounge, …

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  • Simply Put – How Pinterest Business Accounts Work

    If you haven’t noticed, Pinterest is growing. In popularity, in size, in demand and in their policies. What started out as a really cool idea has rounded out into a niche social platform that for the first time is starting to see wide appeal. Sure, the primary demographic is still women under the age of …

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  • Simply Put – How Google Plus Business Pages Work

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    I have mixed feelings about Google Plus. On one hand, it is the first example of Google actually managing to score a lasting hit with a social networking site. Their failures are all pretty embarrassing, and their ability to live up to some of the hype after the launch. According to the company reports, the …

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  • Simply Put – How Facebook Business Pages Work

    Facebook is one social network that has always really aimed to be applicable for businesses. When it comes to marketing potential they managed to do things right. But when they moved into more direct forms of business engagement, such as storefronts, the result was less than stellar. We watched Facebook checkout services crash and burn, …

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  • Van Gogh’s Lost Provenance in World War II

    Van Gogh’s Lost Provenance in World War II might cause a stir.

    Stolen art and Holocaust provenance are serious legal problems for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2000, then director Philippe De Montebello attended the Presidential Commission on Holocaust Assets and under oath gave this testimony: “The Met has long kept the public informed …

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  • Knoedler Scandal Head Fake, NY Times Swallows the Bait

    The MO of Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney in the Southern District of Manhattan, has been to go whale and elephant hunting. Catch the big game. He hasn’t been dubbed “The Sheriff of Wall Street” for nothing. But Bharara, who has quite the batting average in taking down the big guys in high profile…

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  • 5 Internet Marketing Events Not To Miss This Autumn

    Every year the best and brightest in the marketing industry gather together at different conferences to discuss the latest trends in the market. Each year seems to be better than the last, with more prominent speakers, more tracks and new topics to discuss. In 2013, we had an especially fantastic year for marketing conferences.

    But …

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  • Simply Put – How LinkedIn Company Pages Work

    LinkedIn has proved over the years to be a unique and highly effective marketing tool. Originally aimed at high level executives as a means to connect to one another across the globe, it is now a networking program for people of all industries and employment levels. Including small businesses and sole proprietors that need help …

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  • 6 Critical Apps for the Social Activist

    protestors

    With the rise in social media use, many people are looking for ways to communicate their thoughts, feelings, and opinions with others in the world. Some like to connect with like-minded individuals, while others enjoy debating with people who are on the opposite side. Even if you are not actively involved in such issues, you …

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  • Image Marketing: Tips and Tricks

    I could start this post with a cliche about a picture being worth a thousand words, but we already know the drill. Images have a huge impact on marketing as a whole, especially online where there are so many distractions available that the attention of the viewer has to be immediately captured and held. That …

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  • What Are Trending Hashtags and How To Use Them?

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    Hashtags have become such an ingrained part of the public consciousness that they are everywhere these days. You see them on tshirts, people write them in emails, and they are used on sites where they don’t even work properly. They have become so popular that Facebook has recently created clickable hashtags for their own site, …

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  • An Einstein Rationale for Your Business Marketing

    Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results Albert Einstein -

    Einstein is credited with many a smart quotation, but perhaps the most relevant one for business in the digital age than this one. With this brilliant sort of simplification in mind, marketing and PR today is insane, or …

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  • Research Says Screen Time Can Be Good For Your Kids

    Screen time is not all bad for your kids. They can learn a ton from video games. And when parents and children are watching or playing together, kids are internalizing important social skills. Being intentional about the messages you send to your kids about media is a missing link in most parenting strategies.

    In the …

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