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My 8 Daily Picks - Best of My Reading List #1

My Reading Picks for the 14th of March 2013

Google Reader Is Dead, Long Live These Alternatives, Which May Include Digg | Tech Forecast | Fast Company

Have your hot, salty tears yet dried following the news that Google is to send Google Reader off to that dusty news feed in the sky? (Last day at work is July 1, so put that date in your diary and remember to bake a Good Luck pie.) The decision hasn't come as a surprise to Reader's creator, Chris Wetherell, who saw this day coming some time ago, he told GigaOm.

So let us now turn to the alternatives.

Why I Stopped Pirating and Started Paying for Media

Let's be honest for second: most of us have illegally downloaded something in our lives. Maybe it was a song, some software, a game, or a movie. For a period I pirated everything I could.

How to Make your WordPress Posts Go Viral

When you are starting out with a new blog or website (powered by WordPress of course!) it is incredibly difficult to build any sort of traffic at the start

Tips for Better Selling

Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today's guest is Jeff Kline - Enjoy! The concept of “selling” is different these days.  And that’s because customers are different. Today’s customers are more educated and informed than ever. Much of this is a result of the Internet, which expedites word of mouth and provides consumers with easy access to thousands of product reviews. For this reason, old school “Slippery Sam” sales ...

With Google Reader Finishing Up, Where Do We Go From Here?

The news that Google will be retiring its Reader service has been met with criticism by many circles. A dedicated fan base has been left out in the cold and have been given three months to now look for an alternative service. What does this mean now for users and where can they go?

My student loan story: How I paid it off in a year

This post is from staff writer Kristin Wong. Today I pulled out a file in my cabinet that's been gathering dust since 2007: STUDENT LOAN. In...Read more.

4 Essential Email Marketing Tips For Increasing Subscribers

Email marketing is a fundamental part of online marketing. It can be used to develop deeper relationships, drive traffic, and you can even monetize your list fu ...

What It's Like to Get Online After 25 Years in Prison

After a quarter century in prison, Michael Santos faces an unexpected challenge: facing a digital world he's never known.