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aug 25th

18 Tips for the Beginning Blogger

18 Tips for the Beginning Blogger Artificial Intelligence expert (and all around cool guy) Robert Wilensky, who recently passed away, was once quoted as having said " We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare.

10 Actionable Blog Tricks to Skyrocket Your Sales

Sorry, but first-time visitors to your company's website probably don't want to talk to your sales representative. The internet and mobile technology have revolutionized the way that consumers research organizations, and many prospects who find your website through organic search simply aren't ready to make a purchase.

The Great App.net Mistake

Before the great gold rush of venture capital and public offerings, there was an idea that the Internet should not just change the world, but actively make it a better place. Profit and empowerment, the voices said, should coexist.

Groupon Fires Rep Who Threatened To Write Bad Yelp Reviews About A Small Business

Groupon has fired a rep who threatened to have his friends write negative Yelp reviews about a small business owner who hung up on him. The rep, Andy Johnston, is no longer working at the company, Groupon told Jason Del Rey at All Things D.

20 Amazing Twitter Stats! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Earlier this year, Twitter celebrated its seventh birthday. Yep. On March 21st, 2006, Twitter was launched (it opened its doors to the public a few months later) and never looked back. Less than a decade later, hundreds of millions of users send billions of tweets around the world, and Twitter has established itself as an increasingly important platform - and source - for breaking news and information.

17.4% of Global Web Traffic Comes Through Mobile

People around the globe are accessing the web via their smartphones more often than ever. So far in 2013, 17.4% of web traffic has come through mobile, representing more than a 6% increase since 2012 when 11.1% of traffic came from mobile.

Pocket: Log In

When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket.

The Fiercest Women in Tech (and Why We Need More Like Them)

These women are breaking down barriers in the tech industry and making the case that diversity helps us all.

Use @Pocket @Buffer & @IFTTT to Make My Social Sharing Efficient

How are you sharing great content online with people on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter? Automatic sharing through social media can be annoying for your followers IF you don't curate what goes on your feed. First off, I hate the rapid fire sharing some people do, why share 12 posts in just 20 seconds?

Girl performs sex act on boy in field. Photo goes viral. She's a 'slut'. Boy's a 'hero'. What should we do?

The incident happened during an Eminem concert at Slane Castle in Ireland. And immediately the girl was branded a slut online with hashtags: 'slanegirl' and 'slaneslut' fast becoming trends. When it comes to online safety, social media is repeatedly and unrepentantly failing teenagers.

Worried about Google's Keyword Tool retiring? Try Wordtracker's new free Keyword Tool

The news that Google is retiring its Keyword Tool has been around for quite a few weeks now - and it's only a matter of time (and probably not very much time) until this happens and keyword researchers are left wondering how to do their keyword research.

How Brands Use Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that 97 percent of top brands are using Twitter in 2013, compared to just 62 percent in 2011? Last week we looked at data from Brandwatch that surveyed more than 250 leading brands in the U.S.