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  • Tips to Become Freelance Web Designer

    Being a freelance web designer may sound enticing when it comes to all of the freedom and self-determination. However, the responsibilities you gain, like lining up your future jobs and staying motivated can be overwhelming. Here we provide tips on how...
    By Jack Dawson July 30, 2015 

  • What Do You Think of the Protect IP Act?

    The E-Parasite Act addresses the matter of protecting creative material on the Internet. The government wants to extend copyright laws to the point of violating our First Amendment rights. If these laws pass, what will come next?
    By Linda Richter November 30, 2011 

  • Does Google's New Secure Search Protect Consumers? Or Just Hurt Webmasters?

    Changes to Google's search tool for signed-in users are set to impact the statistics collected on visitors to websites. The implication of this, of course, is that webmasters will suffer...
    By Christian Cawley November 10, 2011 

  • How Often Do You Plus? Google+, That Is: Using and Overusing

    Do you have any circles on Google+? Have you filled out a profile and uploaded some awesome pictures of you, your family or real life adventures? If so, you’re already addicted to Google's answer to every social media site all in...
    By Jean Scheid October 29, 2011 

  • Is Automation Killing Twitter?

    Twitter is a great service that allows people to connect with the famous, the successful, or even friends and family. But as a Twitter account becomes more popular, automation tools are often employed. But aren't these the antithesis of the direct...
    By Christian Cawley October 13, 2011 

  • QR Much? The Hidden Problem of QR Codes

    When was the last time you noticed a QR code? I'm betting most us can't remember, but is this because of the inventiveness that's being used in incorporating them into our everyday lives, or is it just because they are springing up everywhere...
    By Wendy Finn August 26, 2011 

  • Nyms, Names and Anonymity on the Web

    Google+ lost its golden glow about a month after it opened its beta, with some 20 million people already signed up. The honeymoon breaker boils down to nyms, names and anonymity -- identities on the web. Google+ has provoked two discussions -...
    By Rebecca Scudder August 21, 2011 

  • Spell Yeah! Getting Your Spelling Right Can Make You More Money

    Bad spelling on your webpages could be noticed more than you think. Not only that, but it could actually be putting off would-be customers from making a purchase. Would you be surprised to learn that there is evidence to suggest that bad spelling is costing...
    By Wendy Finn August 18, 2011 

  • Apple Seeking Ownership of World Wide Web via HTML5 Patent Claims?

    Recent patents filed by Apple are for technologies that have already been designated as open source and included in the HTML5 specification. Far from being an oversight, it appears that Apple is attempting to force the W3C to pay for the technologies...
    By Christian Cawley July 27, 2011 

  • Are You Following Real People on Twitter: Or, Do You Just Have Make-Believe Friends?

    On July 6 2011, President Obama held a town hall Twitter session garnering attention from not only tweeters but also television networks. Were those asking questions really getting answers from the President or was there more behind the scenes we didn’t...
    By Jean Scheid July 23, 2011 
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