In today’s world, social media is a main source of getting your ideas, passions, hobbies, information and more seen by millions of people around the world. If you have your own website or blog site then using social media can be a key component in driving traffic to your website or blog site. The many social media websites, especially the larger ones like Twitter, Facebook and Google+, have millions of people that use them daily. This means the potential to get your posts on these websites seen by all these people is huge. Now, I for one, can understand why so many companies, websites and people make many postings on these social media sites. However, when do the number of Tweets, Shares and every other postings become just too much? When and where is the line drawn between doing great promoting and going too far? The answer doesn’t really have a definite line as to what is too much and what is adequate. Without a definite answer, as it’s impossible to determine exactly, each person, company and website needs to think about what message they want to send to their followers, friends, etc. on these social media websites.READ MORE !
Although not everyone will easily admit it, everyone does make mistakes. This is just part of life and the lessons that we must learn in our lives. If we don’t learn from our mistakes, what is to prevent us for repeating those same mistakes again? You know, sometimes making mistakes is just plain unavoidable. We try and try to do everything right in our lives but at some point or another, we WILL make mistakes. All we can do in life is to try our best to avoid making too many and try not to make any really big mistakes, especially the ones that are avoidable and beyond our control. We all try to avoid making mistakes because they can sometimes hurt physically, mentally or even financially. The thing that we need to do is to think about what exactly it is that we did wrong and try to remember what that was so that we can try to avoid the same mistake happening again in the future. A famous Roman politician and philosopher named Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) has a famous quote that is one of my favorite quotes. It says “Any man can make mistakes, but onlyREAD MORE !
Recently I have come across thread postings on a couple of different web forum websites that I am a member on that had topics and stories of sellers not going through with a transaction for something that the seller had listed up for auction on a website. The sellers had stated to the winning bidders, that they were not going to go through with a sale because they didn’t get a good enough winning bid for them to complete the transaction. These were what is called a “No-Reserve” auction. Now, in a “No-Reserve” auction a seller lists their product/item/etc. for sale and they are supposed to sell it to the winning bidder, no matter what the winning bid amount is. These type of auction listings are usually put up by the seller as a “No-Reserve” auction so that it will draw more attention to their auction listing, thus increasing the potential for more bidders on their auction listing and hopefully a higher price that they would have gotten with a “Reserve Price” auction. A “No-Reserve” auction draws more attention than an auction for a product/item/service that has a set reserve price (a minimum price of which a seller isREAD MORE !
Reading the news across the internet, watching the news on TV and what’s going on lately has me asking “What is this World coming to?”. Maybe it’s just me and because I am getting older, but I just seem to think there is just so much craziness and hatred going on lately in this world. We have the extremist group ISIS / ISIL and the turmoil in the middle East, we have all the military and political drama going on in the Ukraine area with them and Russia as well as other kinds of drama and hatred between different people and countries all over the world it seem. We even have rioting going on right here in America! Lately it just seems like we, as a people, are causing and creating a lot of hatred between people at a time when we should be enjoying all that life has to offer us. There is so much going on in the world that isn‘t bad, why not take time to see and enjoy it? As I have reached what is generally called the “Middle-Age” of life, I have realized that great things can NOT be achieved with hate!READ MORE !
I bought a domain name a couple of weeks ago that was a drop/expired domain. I got it for registration fee (the regular cost to register the domain) and it is a good, dictionary word domain. I did my normal research on the domain before I bought it and everything looked good except that it had nothing in the Google index. It was parked (basically just an advertising site) for the previous 6-9 months so I wasn’t sure if that was why it wasn’t indexed. Since it was a good dictionary word that was great for the purpose I wanted it for I went ahead and took a chance since it only cost registration fee. I didn’t have much to lose, other than a few bucks. I had plans to develop the domain into a website so I installed WordPress and went ahead and slapped up a contact and a couple of other pages just for temporary use. I then went and added it to my Google Webmasters account and got it verified. I submitted the pages and by the next day nothing had showed up in Google yet. Usually the pages that get submitted to Google get indexed quicklyREAD MORE !
Friday February 27th 2015 will be the day that Cultural Icon Leonard Nimoy, the famous actor from the original Star Trek TV (Television) series passed away. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy said that Leonard’s cause of death was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Leonard Nimoy play the famous “Mr. Spock” on the iconic original Star Trek TV series from the 1960’s as well as in several Star Trek movies and voice appearances in a few video games as well. Leonard Nimoy was 83 years old and he will be missed by many, many people, including his fans from around the world. One key and very notable person who will miss him is his close friend William Shatner, the famous actor who played Captain James T. Kirk in the original Star Trek series with Nimoy. In my mind and the mind of countless people around the world, Leonard Nimoy played the role of Mr. Spock in his Star Trek roles better than anyone else could have. His way of digging deep down and portraying Mr. Spock as a very cold, emotionless and logically thinking character was just perfect. However in real life Leonard Nimoy was not like that atREAD MORE !
In this installment of “My Featured Website” I will be talking about a website that most people know about and have used at one time or another, that website is youtube.com. This is the worlds largest and most popular video sharing and watching website. A little fact about you tube that most people don’t know is that youtube.com is the #3 website in the world (at the time this article was written) as far as the amount of website traffic (visitors) that youtube.com gets. It might be hard to believe that youtube.com is the #2 website in the whole world, but it is. Microsoft’s big search engine website bing.com is only #36 in the world. Youtube.com is behind Google.com in the number 1 spot and is currently ahead of Facebook.com in the number 3 spot in the amount of visitors to their website. Youtube was created in February 2005 by three former Paypal employees. Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim created Youtube after having trouble finding video clips of Janet Jackson’s famous 2004 NFL Superbowl incident and of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that killed almost a quarter of a million people. They wanted a video file sharingREAD MORE !