Not that long ago, getting published was the big hurdle for a writer to overcome. You could produce all you wanted, but unless you knew how to get somebody to read your random submission, or you were rich enough to self-publish, your writing lived in a drawer, waiting for you to give it to a friend who doesn’t want to read it.
It’s hard to believe how fast technology has opened publishing up to people. Now, anyone with an opinion has a platform, and while it’s as tough as ever to make a living writing, the platform, in many cases, is totally free. So that changes the hurdle from publication to recognition. If everybody has a voice, how do you get heard?
Who would have guessed as little as ten years ago that social media sites would account for massive amounts of traffic on the internet? And it keeps growing. How long before it surpasses search as a driver of traffic?
Concept Searching and Protiviti are co-sponsoring the webinar “Collaboration and Social Networking in SharePoint and Office 365″ on June 24th at 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT.
Yandex has announced that it is adding public Facebook data to the index of data mined for queries handled by the Russian Internet search company.
Parta Dialogue has announced their acquisition of Sense Fab SAS, which has been doing business as MyTwatch. This e-intelligence and social marketing technology company addition will enhance their efforts to support brands’ entire social marketing cycle.
The average English-speaker knows between 25,000 and 40,000 words. The Oxford English Dictionary bills itself as the “definitive record of the English language.” To date, they have recorded 800,000 words and counting.
RawVoice has announced the release of PowerPress 5.0, a platform that provides content creators with everything they need to podcast with a WordPress website or blog. The latest version includes Taxonomy Podcasting and Post Type Podcasting, which expand on the ability to podcast with blog posts and categories.
The Oxford English Dictionary is progressing towards a third edition with over 619,000 words compiled between its binding. To compile a dictionary of nearly every word in the English language was an endeavor typical of Victorian times. This mammoth-sized task resulted in the first installment emerging in 1884 with its contents “A to Ant.”
Social media has impacted and assisted few areas of business like it has the restaurant business. Four Square, Yelp, Facebook check-ins, and many other online review platforms have made or broken many a food provider. Now there is a new online reputation management site that specializes in the hospitality industry as a whole, now including restaurants. TrustYou’s 360-degree solution, which aggregates and analyzes online reviews and social media content for the culinary world, delivers semantic analysis to help drive revenue. This interesting information was found on Fast Casual in their article, “TrustYou.com expands into restaurant space.”
How important someone is to your life has been based on many forms of criteria, i.e. feelings, frequency of visits, even financial impact. With the changes technology continues to bring to our lives, if you consider how much time you spend reading and writing emails throughout a typical day, that may reveal more about your relationships, profession and personal.