Category: Internet

CNN’s online news site recently posted a poll that asked, “Are you tired of social networking?” When I had checked their results, it showed that 74% chose “YES.” Yet according to Inside Twitter by Alex Cheng, Mark Evans and Harshdeep Singh, after analyzing information disclosed on 11.5 million Twitters accounts, 72.5% of all users joined during the first five months of 2009. 85.3% of all Twitter users post less than one update per day. Twitter is not the sole meansRead more…

The practice of marketing companies paying armies of people to post misleading, false information on blogs, forums and social sites is expanding globally. While the practice can be used to post fake positive reviews for pay, for example, more often these paid posts are intended to destroy competition. I’ve been getting unsolicited calls from companies looking to hire people to do “SEO work” where the work consists of signing up for fake accounts and posting fake testimonials or comments, dependingRead more…

I was recently witness to a debate at a local gathering that began when one man angrily claimed that people who live on their cell phones and laptops are “selfish” and “not connected with people”. His statement turned into a long discussion with people as young as a woman in her early 20′s to a gentleman in his 70′s speaking their opinions. Interestingly, the youngest one in the bunch was the most reasonable. She agreed that many behaviors are impoliteRead more…

There was a line once from a TV commercial that went, “If you want to capture someone’s attention, whisper.” Such a method may not work on the Internet. Save Forums I was curious to find where the new generation of search engine marketers and website designers are these days. I also wanted to know if the talented and skilled among the new folks were helping out the industry by passing along accurate information. I asked because this was how weRead more…

Being recognized by one’s peers can be a happy moment. It’s far better than being ignored. But what happens when your name appears on a winner’s list and you don’t know why it got there? What about awards lists that name people you know don’t deserve to be there or there are exceptional people who were left off the list? I wrote about a contest in December that didn’t make sense to me. With today’s winners announcement for that contestRead more…

Some of you may remember the JimWorld forums from the 1990′s. The owner and founder, Jim Wilson, passed away in 2003. When Jim Wilson passed on, his moderators and staff tried to keep his work alive. Today, the SearchEngineForums live on. Some of the staff from Jim’s forums, and other SEO/web dev forums, are now Admins and Moderators for Cre8asiteforums, which I founded in 1998. As I face more changes in the next few months for Cre8asiteforums, I do whatRead more…

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