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Social Networks Are The New Porn
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Social Networks Are The New Porn

Since the rise of the internet in the 1990s, pornography has ruled the internet. While difficult to measure accurately, the online pornography industry is estimated to be worth about $1 billion, and counts for about 13% of website visits in America (compared to search engines, which account for 7%). But it appears that new uses are about to overtake pornography in terms of online popularity.

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StumbleUpon Launches StumbleThru
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StumbleUpon Launches StumbleThru

StumbleUpon has released a new feature dubbed StumbleThru, described by the site as simply “A brand new way to explore personalized content within fast-growing sites!” In actuallity, the feature is much closer to a mechanism of viewing content only from sites that are considered ‘high trust’ or ‘pre-approved’ based on ratings received from the masses.

It’s a Women’s World (at least 51.9% of it)
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It’s a Women’s World (at least 51.9% of it)

James Brown once sang “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World”. We’ve come a long way since 1966 and that fact no longer remains true, especially in the online world. The demographic of US internet users has changed and is likely to remain that way. Here’s what you need to know and why this change matters.

uTube.com and Compromising Your Brand Integrity
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uTube.com and Compromising Your Brand Integrity

Back in November 2006, uTube.com (Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment Corporation) sued YouTube, demanding that the popular video-sharing site stop using the similar ‘sounding’ name. What’s more interesting is how the first company’s site tried and is still trying to leverage the popularity of the latter to make money (all the while compromising their own integrity).

The 3 Losses of Downtime
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The 3 Losses of Downtime

It is debatable whether this is more important for new bloggers or for established industry blogs, but one things for certain, every second of downtime costs you more than uptime would if you were on a more reliable host. Here’s a look at what you lose from downtime and how to prevent it.

Don’t Just Focus on Google
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Don’t Just Focus on Google

Why is it that we care about Google so much? I don’t mean caring about the company and what it does, rather I mean optimizing websites specifically for Google, trying to get ranked on Google more than any other search engine, and above all, advertising exclusively on Google.