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As we approach the Labor Day holiday, it’s a good time to look back and review all of the great content that’s been published so far this year. It’s been a busy time in the world of digital marketing, considering everything from the highly influential launch of the Penguin algorithm update to shifts in the way consumers engage with social networks and mobile devices. If you’re feeling behind the times, here are a few of the best articles I’ve seen published so far this year: SEO Industry Changes So far in 2012, Google’s Penguin update launch has been far and away the biggest story in SEO. However, don’t let the dominance of Penguin-related coverage fool you.
There’s a realization that every freelance designer must go through at some point: client work isn’t enough to ensure your long-term financial security . What if you get sick? What if you can’t find clients?
Ten years is a long time. Sometimes it is so long that one forgets a lot more than one remembers — like the fact that it I have been blogging for a decade. I would have totally forgotten about the amount of time that has passed, had it not been for (what else) a blog post from Fred Wilson, one of the more engaging and rigorous bloggers on the web. It just so happens he is a venture capitalist, but he would be a great blogger without the VC tag as well. His post made me ask myself: how long has it been since I have been blogging?
How long is a link “alive” before people stop caring? Does it matter what kind of content it is, or where you shared it? At bitly we see a lot of links, and while every link is special, we’re learning a few general principles that we can share. Let’s take a look at one particular story - Baby otter befriended by orphaned kittens - which was first shared by StylistMagazine on Facebook on Tuesday at 7:12am.
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Influences du web et d'Internet sur la société
Evgeny Morozov traces the development of the web from the laboratories of the Cold War to the world of venture capital and big money The “virtual community”: an idea that was the antithesis of Cold War paranoia The internet is a child with many fathers. It is an extremely complex multi-module technology and each module—from communication protocols to browsers—has a convoluted history. The internet’s earliest roots lie in the rise of cybernetics during the 1950s. Later breakthroughs included the invention of packet switching in the 1960s, a novel way for transmitting data by breaking it into chunks.
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Entertainment Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword.
Update: There are now 122 resources, so thanks for your suggestions and keep them coming! With the amount of tools and programs cropping up all over the web for every type of person imaginable, its about time that someone wrote a massive list of resources for bloggers. Fortunately, I’ve taken up that responsibility to share with you some of the tools I use in my daily blogging life.
We, designers, are creative folks. And being creative, we permanently strive for inspiration — innovative approaches, crazy ideas, smashing concepts and, in general, unique designs which can help us to observe a given problem from a fresh perspective. This is why we always have some fancy design books laying around on our desk, and this is why we enjoy observing other people’s work — basically just because we can learn a hell of a lot from them.
zeit·geist | Pronunciation: 'tsIt-"gIst, 'zIt | Function: noun | Etymology: German, from Zeit (time) + Geist (spirit) | Date: 1884 | Meaning: the general intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era. "Zeitgeist" means "the spirit of the times", and Google reveals this spirit through the aggregation of millions of search queries we receive every day. We have several tools that give insight into global, regional, past and present search trends. These tools are available for you to play with, explore, and learn from. Use them for everything from business research to trivia answers. Take a look inside the world of search
This week ReadWriteWeb is running a series of posts analyzing the 5 biggest, most cutting edge Web trends to come out of 2009. We're posting one trend analysis per day. Then at the end of the week we'll publish a major update to our standard presentation about web technology trends. Our opening post was about Structured Data .
Every year Mary Meeker from Morgan Stanley amazes us with her State of the Web presentation, and this year is no exception. The presentation is immensely valuable to our profession because it highlights shifts in internet culture and identifies opportunities for businesses and marketers alike. The most provoking part of the presentation is the Disruptive Innovation slide.
La barrière de péage a fait son temps. Du Wall Street Journal à Rolling Stone, la presse étudie les nouvelles mécaniques pour atteindre le portefeuille de ses lecteurs. Et après? Depuis un an, le tabou est brisé. Les barrières de péage ont germé sur les sites de presse en ligne. Mais les consommateurs ne se sont pas précipités dans le grand bain payant, alors que l'offre gratuite prospère par ailleurs sur le Web.