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The Rise and Fall and Rebirth of Digg

New round here? Be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed.Since the birth of the web, hundreds of social websites have come and gone. But not many had the influence of the social sharing site Digg. At the site’s height of popularity, its users had the power to make a website go viral — or […]

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Negative Reviews: a Business’ Best Friend?

Word of mouth has always been a crucial marketing tool for businesses. Before the birth of advertising, it may have been the only way people would hear of your business. You might think that word of mouth would be less important in the internet age since it’s easier to reach people using the web. But […]

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Supercomputers Are Shaping Future of Humanity

Humanity has come a long way. Our world today is full of technology and wonders we thought were the realm of science fiction not too long ago. Our technological development is exponential. It was just a few hundred years ago that we started exploring the possibilities of electricity, and it didn’t become common in households […]

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Click Fraud: Are Bots Eating Your Ad Budget?

Your computer has been hacked! But what does that mean, exactly? Hackers might be trying to learn your email or bank account passwords, steal your identity, or… …click online ads?! That’s right — some malware is made just for the purpose of surreptitiously clicking online ads. So, why would hackers go to the trouble of […]

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The Long List of Things that Can’t Be Copyrighted

Seeking legal advice online is always an iffy venture, but when it comes to copyright law the pitfalls seem to multiply. And making a mistake when it comes to copyright can get you into serious legal and financial trouble. If you’re an artist, writer, inventor, or other creative, it’s important to understand the basics of […]

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79 Free Tests and Services to Improve Your Website

Once your website is up and running, you need to make sure it’s performing at its best. That means checking the loading time, making sure there are no coding errors, and ensuring it’s indexed in search engines. There are a number of website tests and services that can help you with this. If you visit your […]

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How We Manage a Remote Team With Asana

Do you have trouble managing a team of writers, or coordinating large projects over different parts of your website? These are issues that we deal with all the time at WhoIsHostingThis.com, because our team is spread out all over the world. We work on multiple large projects at a frenetic pace. As a result, we […]

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Is Your Home Safe From Hackers? Probably Not

Hackers were never so powerful as they were in the 1990s movies. By furiously typing on their keyboards, they could decode any encryption, steal any amount of money from any person or organization, reveal any classified government secret… even travel back in time. In the early days of the internet, hacking powers were sorely misunderstood. […]

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Privacy and Copyright for Photographers: What You Need to Know

Modern tech has made taking photos, editing them, and sharing them with friends and family easier than ever. That’s a wonderful thing for budding photographers… but it’s also a bit of a double-edged sword, for photographers and their subjects. Education on privacy and copyright hasn’t kept pace with the rapid progress of technology. There are […]

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4 Email Privacy Tools to Keep Your Email Secure

What’s the worst that could happen if someone gains access to your email account? You may think not much — maybe a few spam emails will be sent from your account, but once you change your password, it’ll be over, right? Actually, your email account is probably the worst online account that can be hacked. […]

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The Grandparent’s Guide to the Internet

You’ve seen your kids and grandkids doing it: looking up all kinds of facts on the fly, chatting with friends online, banking and booking flights, sharing vacation photos and videos. From the sidelines, it can look tricky. Their fingers might seem to fly over the keys too fast to follow, and you have no idea […]

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Which New gTLDs Matter?

There’s no denying the power of a domain ending in .com. When someone searches for your website, there’s no question they’re going to assume a .com domain first. Anyone who’s registered a domain before knows that .com is the preferred choice. If your .com idea is taken, it’s often too risky to purchase the same […]

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High Tech Solutions to Schoolyard Bullying

Bullying is such a hot issue lately. If you only had the news to go on, you might think it’s a recent phenomenon. But many adults just have to think back on their own childhoods to know that it is nothing new. Bullying has existed throughout known history, and it isn’t just a schoolyard phenomenon, […]

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Gamification: How to Win at Work

Everyone wants work to be fun. Even your boss or client or customer would rather that you enjoy your work. No one wants to be around unhappy people, regardless of how productive they are. But what if you could change your business so that workers got more done because they were having fun? Enter the […]

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What to Do If Your Photographs Are Stolen

Thanks to the internet, it’s easier than ever to get into photography. The resources to learn good photography skills – composition, lighting, film development, digital editing – are just a Google search away. It’s easy to post your photos online and get feedback to hone your skills, and even sell your photos online when you […]