Moderating Facebook: The Dark Side of Social Networking

Moderating Facebook: The Dark Side of Social Networking

New round here? Be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed.Ever wonder why YouTube has such terrible comments? It seems like the commenting community is made up of the worst trolls on the Internet. They’re so bad, YouTube has been called “a comment disaster on an unprecedented scale.” But why YouTube? Lots of people watch […]

Inside the Top Startup Factories

Inside the Top Startup Factories

Some people dream of starting a successful startup so they can strike it rich, sell the company, and retire on a beach sipping mojitos. Others entrepreneurs nurture their one big idea and dream of creating a stable company that they guide through its growth for many years to come. But the serial entrepreneur is a […]

How to Start Your Own ISP

How to Start Your Own ISP

If you hate your Internet Service Provider (ISPs), you’re definitely not alone. Not only are ISPs among the worst-rated companies when it comes to customer service, but they’re also often guilty of deliberate misdeeds like slowing your service and giving away your personal data. As Jordan Spencer Cunningham of put it, “All ISPs are […]

Get Facebook to Buy Your Startup

How to Get Facebook to Buy Your Startup

How do you measure your startup success? There are as many different reasons for founding startups as there are tech entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. Some entrepreneurs start companies in order to follow their passion. They just want to be able to make a living doing what they love, or simply desire the freedom of being their […]


Beginner’s Guide to YouTube Advertising

Before online advertising, it was tough to get your brand in the spotlight without a huge marketing budget. Even today, you’ve got to have plenty of money for TV advertising. Just the ad production alone can cost thousands of dollars — and that’s not even getting into ad placement, which can range anywhere from a […]


Guide to Online Advertising for Small Businesses

“If you build it, they will come” may have worked in the movie Field of Dreams, but if that’s your advertising motto your business won’t last long. Whether your small business is online or offline, you need to communicate your existence to your target audience if you want to sell anything. “Word of mouth is […]


Startup Pivots That Changed the World

Today, the smartphone in your pocket is more powerful than the computers NASA used to put astronauts on the moon. Modern technology is developing at an exponential rate — so fast that some predict that humans won’t even be able to keep up with some kind of artificial intelligence to help us. With the kind […]


How to Produce a Chart-Topping Music Blog

Remember how hard it was to find great new music before blogs and the Internet? Local music stores could be great, if they stocked the kind of music you liked. And good luck finding anyone in your area who shared your specific musical tastes and interests. But the web has completely revolutionized the music scene. […]


Silicon Valley Giants’ Secrets to Success

What’s the best way to become a billionaire in the 21st century? Start a tech company in Silicon Valley, of course! Actually, it turns out that entrepreneurship is an unlikely road to riches for most. With famous Silicon Valley successes like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs now household names, it’s easy to imagine that starting […]


The Beginner’s Guide to Google Ad Grants

Think “marketing” is a dirty word? (Steve Jobs would actually agree with you.) Most of us loathe advertisements. In the modern era of streaming video and marathoning TV shows on demand, some argue that the decline of commercials may spell the death of traditional cable. Blinking banner ads may have garnered clicks in the early […]


Build a Non-Profit Website for $100

Charitable work has been an important part of society for hundreds of years. A lot has changed over that time, but one thing that’s always been true for most nonprofits is the scarcity of resources. Nonprofits often run on very tight budgets, funded by limited grants and donations. Often demand for a nonprofit’s services will […]


Who Killed Internet Explorer?

In the beginning, Netscape Navigator ruled the web. If you were around for the beginning of the World Wide Web, you probably remember exploring early websites with that iconic old browser. Once the undisputed champion of surfing the web, Netscape Navigator grew in popularity when Netscape Communications began offering the software to download for free in the […]


Will Google Domains Kill GoDaddy?

Remember the web before Google, when we surfed using Yahoo’s directory, AltaVista’s web portal, or AskJeeves’ answers? While Google may profess to do no evil, even its CEO admits they’ve outgrown that slogan. And whether or not you consider it to be evil or just the cost of doing business, Google does have a habit […]


How Bitcoin Is Changing the Face of Non-Profits

As a tech-savvy person, you’re familiar with the huge potential of cryptocurrency. And you’re not alone: since the release of Bitcoin in 2009, it’s been adopted by millions of people around the world. Today there are over 13 million Bitcoins in circulation, with each valued at over $300. But if you’ve tried to talk to anyone about […]


26 Crazy Facts You Never Knew About Google

Think you’re a Google expert? Maybe your Google-fu skills allow you to find any bit of information that’s ever graced the World Wide Web. You know all the right search tricks, which Boolean operators are allowed, the shortcuts, the easter eggs, the games. Your friends and family know you’re the go-to person for any trivia […]