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BBC Trending When the Twitter account of a prominent Yemeni political commentator and high-profile social media user fell silent on 14 August, it did not go unnoticed. Hisham Al-Omeisy is usually a prolific tweeter, known for his updates, in both English and Arabic, about the social and humanitarian crisis in his country. The 38-year-old has around 25,000 followers, among them many international media outlets, journalists and humanitarian workers who turn to him for insights about what's happening within Yemen. So when his account suddenly went quiet, those who have come to rely on him for valuable information, quickly knew something was wrong. Free Books A lot of people keep asking about a good list of programming books. Hence, we are building this list to save your time and to spread the knowledge. Some of these books will definitely help us to evolve our coding skills and thought processes for developing better solutions. We will do our best to keep updating this list, hope you find this list useful, here we go. Meta-List

Writing Prompts 101 By Simon Kewin Even if you are not a professional writer you probably already heard about writing prompts. They represent a very effective tool for any writing project, so it’s a good idea to know how to use them. What Is A Writing Prompt? Stanley Kubrick, cinephile Web exclusive Revised and expanded, 25 October 2013. Stanley Kubrick, photographed by Dmitri Kasterine in 1970 on the set of A Clockwork Orange. Credit: Dmitri Kasterine: www.kasterine.com Internet Industry 30/10/10 “Golden Ratio” – WollyTech Funnel (also known as Conversion Funnel) is one of the basic concepts of Internet industry, it means that 100 people passing through your site, how many people you can put them into loyal customers. Generally the most basic e-commerce Funnel probably in five steps: 100% – Traffic 20% – Email subscribers (or Facebook Fans) 10% – Join 3% – orders 1% – repeat purchase You can see in front of every step I have added a number, so you get some of the concept for this funnel (these numbers are roughly grasped, each company is different because of its business model).

Hashtagify Popular Hashtags: Global Top 30 Get daily, weekly or monthly updates about the top hashtags for: any language. Just click the button below to choose your frequency. 10 useful and inspiring websites for writers All writers need a little mental refreshment—a walk in the woods, a quiet drink at a local watering hole, a coffee date with a friend. Sound nice, don’t they? They’d probably work for Stephen King or any writer from the 19th century—but you live in the social media age and have a full-time job. The good news is that if you can’t pull yourself away to enjoy a stroll in a sylvan glade, there are plenty of online destinations that offer inspiration and advice.

22 Websites that are Beautiful and Useful Here at WDL, we like to keep you inspired by showing you beautifully designed websites every week with our web design inspirational lists. Today we decided to go a different route, and instead of picking a single “theme” of examples, we gathered examples of websites that are inspiring and useful for web designers. We gathered different tools and skill sharing websites to show you so you can be inspired and also discover a nice tool/service.

LLC Working Vocabulary: Responsive Grid Behaviors Responsive web design needs a vocabulary: a set of terms to describe how interfaces flex, transform, and adapt across displays. While prototypes demonstrate complex behaviors, designers working on the responsive web don’t have a common language to discuss and critique those behaviors outside the code. Perhaps you’ve heard comments like these: “This thing needs to […] Maintaining Trust in Coworking Settings 25 Helpful Websites for Creative Writers Jun 08, 2011 Need help getting your creative juices flowing? These websites for creative writers offer grammar tips, writing prompts, peer critiques and advice on getting published. Read on to learn how you can strengthen your creative writing on the Web.

America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl Word of the day: Zaftig /zäftig/ adjective: (of a woman) Having a full, rounded figure; plump. Meet Hilda, the creation of illustrator Duane Bryers and pin-up art’s best kept secret. Voluptuous in all the right places, a little clumsy but not at all shy about her figure, Hilda was one of the only atypical plus-sized pin-up queens to grace the pages of American calendars from the 1950s up until the early 1980s, and achieved moderate notoriety in the 1960s. “She’s a creation out of my head.

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