Democratic peace theory Democratic peace theory (or simply the "democratic peace") is a theory which posits that democracies are hesitant to engage in armed conflict with other identified democracies. In contrast to theories explaining war engagement, it is a "Theory of Peace" outlining motives that dissuade state-sponsored violence. Some theorists prefer terms such as "mutual democratic pacifism" or "inter-democracy nonaggression hypothesis" so as to clarify that a state of peace is not singular to democracies, but rather that it is easily sustained between democratic nations. Among proponents of the Democratic Peace Theory, several factors are held as motivating peace between liberal states: Those who dispute this theory often do so on grounds that it conflates correlation with causation, and that the academic definitions of 'democracy' and 'war' can be manipulated so as to manufacture an artificial trend. History
The Definitive List of Social Media Marketing Tools What types of social media tools are you using? Are there categories of tools that you’re not using, that you should be? Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen a big industry built up around social media tools. The sheer volume of tools available to help you with your social media marketing is amazing. 10 Tips To Maximize Your Facebook Engagement - infographic If you are walking on the street and someone's following you may be you get really scared and run away. But when it comes to social media particularly on Facebook page you get very excited and may try to engage with new follower. It just doesn't happen with you, every social media manager wants to get lots of followers, comments, interaction and ultimately more reach. But with the change in the Facebook feed algorithm, it's getting harder to get more eyeballs on your every single post-update so how to craft engaging Facebook posts and what type of content can maximize your engagement? To help you out, our friends at We Are Social Media have created an infographic that breaks down some tips for writing Likey Facebook posts.
How to Promote Your Cause on Social Media In an online world full of people vying for attention, it can be hard to make your cause stand out – but these seven tricks should help your campaign to cut through the crowd! “I want it to go viral!” Chances are you’ve likely heard this sentence from your boss, your cousin, or your friend as they share with you their idea for a fundraiser or event. If you’re anything like me, you probably say “Oh! That’s nice!” with a big smile on your face, while secretly thinking to yourself, “Don’t they know how rare it is for a campaign like this to get off the ground?”
6 Steps to Launch a Guest Blogging Program You may have the best, most original blog content in the world as part of your content marketing strategy, but your budget and audience will both appreciate third-party contributions from guest posts. From providing a new perspective on your usual blog content, to accessing a whole new audience, these are just some of the reasons why you should consider accepting guest posts. In fact, the results from our business blogging study indicate that the best content marketers source 24% of their blog posts from external contributors, and 56% of externally sourced blog posts are from non-paid, guest bloggers.
The New Road to Serfdom Some days--these days, more often than not, I wake up, and the headlines make me want to insert my head into the nearest black hole. It's not just that they demonstrate that our so-called leaders haven't the tiniest shred of a clue what this crisis is really about (hint: institutions). It's darker, deeper, more troubling. Rather here's what I see: our institutions, far from evolving and improving, at the time we need to update them most, are actually moving backwards.
Blog - Simplero Meet Stacey Harris, the Social Media Marketing Genius Stacey started her business three and a half years ago, and is now supporting her entire family: Her husband gave notice just a few days ago, and now works for Stacey. That's how we like it. She's a colorful (literally) personality, and there's so much to learn from her. Email Marketing Learning Center Welcome to the Professional Content Creation Email Marketing Learning Center! This is your free, one-stop resource for learning all about email marketing. You'll note that all of the video tutorials are about how to use GetResponse. That's intentional because it's what I use and recommend. However, much of the other content on this page is beneficial to everyone, regardless of which email service provider is used. Video Tutorials
Terms and Conditions: Unbound This page is written by a lawyer and spells out in legal language exactly how the Unbound process works and lays out our obligations to our users and our users obligations to us. It's all fairly standard stuff - despite the slightly off-putting jargon. Examples of your obligations to us include the fact you are not allowed to write slanderous or offensive things on the site or to broadcast your user name and password so hundreds of people who haven't signed up can access an author's shed using your account. Examples of our obligations to you include the fact that we're not allowed to leave all your personal details on a CD on a train and that we have to give you what we say we're going to give you (access to the shed when you subscribe and the benefits that apply to your pledge level). It's that kind of stuff. Right, over to the lawyers.
Carl's Jr.'s Super Bowl Ad Is Here, and What a Surprise, It Stars an Almost-Naked Woman Hold on to your patties, because Carl's Jr. just released an extended version of its regional Super Bowl ad, in which it shows even more skin than usual. The spot, by 72andSunny, stars Charlotte McKinney—who according to a Google search might be the next Kate Upton (a claim supported by a subsequent Google Images search). The ad will air on the West Coast in the fast-food chain's markets. It's called "Au Naturel," and indeed, it appears to show McKinney walking around in the buff—with suggestively shaped everyday objects strategically covering her up, à la Austin Powers. There is a twist at the end, of course. "Charlotte McKinney loves going All-Natural, especially when it comes to her burger," says the brand.
Start a Petition - Create Your Own Online Petitions for Free Skip to content Start a petitionFollow the prompts to tell a compelling story.Preview and publishPreview the petition and publish to collect signatures.ShareRecruit supporters from Facebook, Twitter, and email. A petition is a public message to one or more decision makers, asking them to do something. Name the person or group who should receive your petition. Later, you’ll be able to add their contact info so they are notified when people sign. 5 Tips for Using EfficientPIM in a Better Way (Part One) — Efficient Software Today we are going to give you 5 tips on how to use EfficientPIM more efficiently! You may know some of them already, however here they are. 1. Which Version There are two versions, one for the Desktop/portable and one for networks. The difference between them is that the Desktop/portable version cannot be used to sync data with other computers whereas the network version can do this over WAN or LAN.
The Anatomy of a Perfect Facebook Post to Maximize Reach & Clicks You post to your Facebook page, hoping you’ve hit upon something that works. How great would it be know that the post you just published had the best chance of maximizing clicks, likes, and comments. Facebook posts especially—given the dramatic dip in reach—can feel like a mystery. How do you create the perfect Facebook post? Does the perfect Facebook post even exist?
The Top 50 Travel Blogs (4th Quarter: 2013) Below is a list of the top 50 travel blogs for the 3rd quarter (July — September) of 2015 ranked by visitor traffic. There are a few other sites that have put together their own lists of the “top” travel blogs. However, each has their own subjective means of ranking sites, using everything from Alexa scores, Twitter followers, Facebook likes, estimated traffic, inbound Google links and even subjective design criteria. My intention was to create the most objective and accurate list of the most popular travel blogs. Therefore, this list is based solely on the number of visitors a travel blog receives. To read more about how this list was put together, please read below.