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A Beginner’s Guide to Domain Auctions

A Beginner’s Guide to Domain Auctions

New round here? Be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed.Finding the perfect domain name might be getting easier thanks to hundreds of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) rolling out in 2014, but if you’ve ever set up a website for personal or commercial use, you’re probably familiar with the frustrating feeling that comes with [...]

Keeping it Simple with Responsive Web Design

Keeping it Simple with Responsive Web Design

Responsive Web design—the creation of Web content that works across platforms and formats, including smartphones, tablets, and PCs—has become something of a buzzword on the Internet lately, and with good reason: the mobile Web’s becoming an indispensable commodity. Ninety-one percent of all Americans (as of 2013) own a cell phone; 55% own a smartphone; and [...]

Google Glass Carves a New Path in Tech Support

Google Glass Carves a New Path in Tech Support

If Google Glass and its users seem to be to be everywhere—especially in the media—it’s for a good reason: people can’t stop talking about Glass. The company’s much-lampooned guide to responsible use of their latest innovation might inspire a few giggles, but in joining the long list of articles and posts already dedicated to Glass, [...]

Internet Censorship Around the Globe

Internet Censorship Around the Globe

Depending on where you live, free and open access to the information and entertainment found on the Internet might seem like more of a right than a privilege. But for folks who live in some of the world’s more restrictive societies, some or even most of the Internet remains tantalizingly out of reach, blocked by [...]

Seven Insane Employee Perks at Tech Companies

Seven Insane Employee Perks at Tech Companies

When it comes to improving productivity and enhancing the bottom line, emerging research suggests that keeping your employees happy can lead to huge boosts in both areas. Some companies, however, go beyond such life-enhancing benefits as free health insurance and the occasional motivational luncheon. For employees of leading tech companies such as Twitter, Dropbox, and [...]

Secrets of a Killer Blog Post: Content

Secrets of a Killer Blog Post: Content

Few things are more satisfying than crafting a truly killer blog post. Connecting with your audience and providing fresh, useful, and captivating content are fantastic ways to boost interaction and help convert curious visitors into loyal followers and customers. Regardless of industry or topic, the true foundation of any amazing blog post is the content. [...]

Five Reasons Your Awesome Content Isn’t Going Viral

Five Reasons Your Awesome Content Isn’t Going Viral

Prior to the rise of modern Internet culture, hearing that something (or someone) was “going viral” was generally a cause for alarm. Today, however, there are few things that create more joy in the heart of a content creator than to discover that their work—whether it’s a painfully funny video, a blog post, or even [...]

Should You Buy Your Way to Social Media Fame? [Video]

Should You Buy Your Way to Social Media Fame? [Video]

It used to be that folks looking to improve their social network relied on works such as Dale Carnegie’s immortal tome How to Win Friends and Influence People. In the 21st century, however, good old-fashioned glad-handing is running a distant second compared to the Internet. For those searching for a shortcut to fame and fortune, [...]

How to Explain Bitcoin to Your Grandparents

How to Explain Bitcoin to Your Grandparents

Bitcoin’s been around since 2009, and while it’s no longer the sole province of hard-core Web geeks and fortunate (if occasionally forgetful) speculators, it’s not exactly a household name, either. In a 2014 survey conducted by digital finance and media giant The Street, only two percent of those surveyed said they owned Bitcoins, more than [...]

Double Your Facebook Likes in Just Five Minutes a Day

Double Your Facebook Likes in Just Five Minutes a Day

Despite recent concerns over a decrease in organic reach for its business users, Facebook remains a powerful and relevant part of effective online marketing and social interaction for many companies. With more than 1.3 billion active users (680 million of whom access the site from mobile devices) the social media giant is a potential goldmine [...]

Fake It to Make It

Fake It to Make It

It’s often been said that life is not a popularity contest, but when it comes to the sometimes wild ‘n’ wacky world of social media, it can sure seem like one. As more and more of us move more and more of our lives online, our reputations on Twitter and Facebook have become just as [...]

Which Brands Rule Twitter?

Which Brands Rule Twitter?

If it seems like just about everyone’s on Twitter these days, there’s a good reason—the social media megasite has just under 650 million users. People around the world use the site to share media, share updates about their lives, and, increasingly, to interact with celebrities and corporations. Compliments, reviews, requests and complaints that used to [...]

Email Deliverability 101

Email Deliverability 101

It may be a bit long in the tooth by the standards of today’s fast-moving Web, but email keeps its relevancy due to the fact that it is not only pervasive (the more than 2.9 billion email accounts around the world offer three times the exposure of Facebook and Twitter accounts combined), but offers a [...]

Six Organizations That Secretly Run The Internet

Six Organizations That Secretly Run The Internet

When it comes to the Internet, conspiracy theories abound. Some are decidedly tongue-in-cheek (such as Google’s impending creation of a SkyNet-style robot dictatorship), while others, such as the enduring and omnipresent threat of Illuminati control, are taken very seriously (at least by those who believe in them). Of course, it’s not just the threat a [...]

How to Get the Silicon Valley Billionaire Lifestyle

How to Get the Silicon Valley Billionaire Lifestyle

They might be only a handful of individuals compared to the total population, but the billionaires of Silicon Valley have certainly know how to live large. These darlings of the Forbes 400 are all about making—and spending—enormous amounts of money every single year. Thoreau once wrote, “Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” The [...]


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