A lot has changed in the world of blogging since it arrived as a force in the early 2000s. It is still an incredibly powerful marketing tool, but has the crown of online marketing been taken by popular Social Media?
Changes to the way Google ranks sites in search results is a determining factor in deciding which avenue of publishing will give you the best results. Google has recently placed even more importance on both regular blog-style publishing and social media, and is pushing sites with quality content back up to the top of search engines.
Petition website Change.org has just hit one million users in Australia, confirming its place as the biggest and fastest growing social action platform in the country.
This site gathers like-minded people and allows them to sign their name to a petition requesting change on just about anything.
“We’re thrilled by how quickly Australians have taken to the idea of people-powered change,” said Change.org campaigns director Karen Skinner.
The Kindle is Amazon's tablet device designed specifically for reading Ebooks.
The name Kindle comes from its dictionary definition, which means to ignite something. With this in mind, there is something very interesting happening in the world of Ebooks and Ereading platforms right now.
Recently Kindle also released a free app for iPhones, iPads, Android devices and both Apple and PC computers.
This means readers can access the entire Kindle library from any tablet device, rather than having to buy specific Kindle hardware.
Just like video killed the radio star, it's quite possible that the Internet will help make some lesser known languages obsolete, according to a recent study by the European technological community META.
For instance, it's possible that languages such as Icelandic, Latvian and Lithuanian may suffer, as they don't have enough speakers to gain traction as popular languages on the Web. Although Iceland's population of just over 300,000 people speak Icelandic, not a lot of other people on the Internet may.
MySpace. Remember that? Once loved by musicians, teenagers and everyone in between, in the peak of its mid 2000s-era popularity this social networking giant was one of the most visited websites on the Internet.
Then, fans dropped off as Facebook came into the picture and MySpace was left as a kind of social media ghost town.
So it’s interesting to discover that this once thriving social network has had a huge make over. Or perhaps more accurately, "make under", as this mainly forgotten social media giant goes sleek and simple with design.
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