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These days, you don’t need a television set or cable to enjoy full episodes your favorite TV shows whenever you want. Check out these 10 sites to start watching.
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A list of 20 really cool websites for wasting time that will cure boredom. Everything from satirical news to customized Internet radio to creating your own social network.
: Throwback Thursday is the name of a weekly post theme that social media users participate in as part
The most popular social networking sites sure have changed over the years, and you can expect they'll continue to change. Here are the most popular ones right now.
There’s almost too much to look at on the web these days, and you could literally spend your whole day browsing and searching for the most interesting stories, photos, jokes, articles or videos that are out there. If you need to kill some time or just want to find a couple new interesting sites to fill in some of those empty spots in your bookmarks list, fell free to take a look at the following cool websites to add to your collection.
Did you know that you can make your own animated GIFs with one of the many free GIF maker apps available for your iPhone or Android? Find out how.
Need help managing all your social accounts? Take a look at some of these social media management applications and tools to take the frustration out of social.
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Heard of Kik and wondering what it is? You may have noticed that lots of Instagram users list their Kik usernames in their bios. Find out what it's all about.
What is Snapchat? Find out more about this hot instant messaging app and how young adults are using it these days.
Social media is a phrase that is tossed around a lot these days but can be difficult to pinpoint based on how broad a term social media is and individual opinions as to what it entails.
Music is important to a lot of us, and on-the-go listening from a smartphone or iPod is something that’s easy to quickly get hooked on. Whether you’re working, partying, relaxing or exercising – it’s nice to have something to listen to for some added motivation. But while most avid music listeners admit to having an iTunes account, purchasing music for download can get pricey. And that’s where the magic of cloud streaming comes to save the day.
Do you have an Apple iPhone? Check out these free photo apps that you can download and get started with using right away to make your photos look incredible.
Everybody loves Instagram these days, and once you got hooked, it’s hard to stop snapping photos of everything. From your Starbucks coffee mug to your sleeping dog, it seems that anything and everything just looks a whole lot better when it’s on Instagram.
A list of different web browsers available for mobile devices including multi-platform browsers such as Opera and Thunderhawk, operating system specific browsers such as Internet Explorer, and platform specific browsers such as Blazer.
Wondering what Vine is? Chances are you may have heard about this new social network that is supposedly gaining popularity pretty quickly on mobile.
Has someone asked you to join Twitter or to follow them on Twitter but you don't know how to get on Twitter? Find out how to Register for a Twitter account.
Long links are so old-fashioned. Shorter links are the way to go on the web these days, especially if you’re using the microblogging platform Twitter, which has limited character space. There are a lot of options for shortening your links, and some are better performing or provide other services compared to others. The following list features ten of the top URL shorteners that are the most popular today.
Hulu provides premium video content including television shows and full-length movies. Founded by NBC Universal and News Corp., Hulu offers movies through a wide range of partnerships with various studios including MGM, Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures Tel
Social media and the mobile web has given rise to a strange phenomenon called the selfie. But not everyone is familiar with the term, so here’s a brief definition. Selfie: A picture of yourself, usually shared on any social networking website. That’s it, really. But there’s so much more meaning behind why we do it, and why it’s become such a massive trend.
Facebook has recently made the decision to allow you to hide your friends list, but they didn't make it easy.
Pinboards or notice boards are a great way to help organize your life. But when you find something you like on the web, you have a lot of options for deciding how you want to share it. You can bookmark the link, save the actual photo or content to your computer, email it to yourself, or even use a tool like Evernote to keep it stored neatly away in your archives. Using Pinterest is perhaps one of the best new options that you have for organizing and sharing your stuff. This new social network allows you to share your favorite things in a very unique way, by “pinning” it on your very own online pinboard.
Are there any good sites out there made purely for free image hosting? You bet there are. We spend a lot of our time pushing information around on the web and sharing stuff with our friends, so free image hosting is basically a must-have these days. Here are 7 of the best sites that offer free image hosting and make the process of uploading and sharing your images easier than ever.
A list of the top social networking websites including top social networking sites of general interest, niche social networks, and top international sites.
An article explaining how to use Google news to create a custom RSS feed that will scour the news for any subject you are interested in finding.
So you want to know what the latest viral trend on the web is and where it’s happening? And you want it quickly, right? Well, look no further. We’ve got the top ten best websites and social networks to follow that pick up on the latest trends on the web. Whether it’s a new Internet meme, celebrity gossip, breaking news or a video that got a million views overnight, you can probably get the juiciest and most up to date information on it by checking out the following sites.
If you’re involved on social networks like Facebook or Twitter, you may have come across a photo or two that looks like it had a very elegant vintage filter applied to it. In fact, you may have come across more than just one or two considering the fact that Instagram is one of the most popular mobile photo apps to download. If you own an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, Instagram could be a great tool to help uncover your inner photography skills.
Trackbacks serve many purposes in blogs including notifying a fellow blogger that you have linked to them and for better search engine optimization.
Everyone wants more traffic, more views, more subscribers, more followers and more interaction from people. If you can get something to go viral on the web, you can get a lot of exposure in a small amount of time without much effort. The trick is figuring out exactly how to make something go viral. It’s not easy, but it’s not impossible. Here are 10 tips you can keep in mind when trying to create a viral campaign.
On Twitter, we’ve got hashtags and retweets and really funny parodies... but have you heard of subtweets? If you spend a lot of time on Twitter, you probably have. And if you don’t know what a subtweet is, you’ve probably already seen at least without even knowing it was a subtweet.
Although we’ve seen photo-sharing platforms like Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest and others grow in popularity over the past few years, Flickr is still great for viewing and sharing photos. If you use Flickr regularly for uploading photos and creating albums, there may come a time when you actually need to download photos straight from Flickr to store or share them somewhere else. It can be a bit tricky if you’ve never done it before. Here’s how to do it.
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Twitter is all the rage right now, but why use it? This article explains ten simple yet great uses for Twitter that will help you get the most out of the tool.
Instagram is great for sharing tons of photos with your friends when you're on the go, but some people will use almost any excuse to post photos and engage with other users. Trendy hashtags are great way to do that.
Reddit and 4chan are where most Internet memes are born, and thanks to those first few memes that graced our computer screens years ago, we now have a bunch of meme generator tools we can use to make our own. If you’ve got a thing for Internet memes, you can get really creative and if you’re really lucky, it might go viral. Here are 10 of the most popular tools people use today to create and share their memes.
A guide to finding the web address of an RSS feed from a website or blog in order to add it to a feed aggregator or personalized start page.
If you’re a regular Twitter addict, you’ve probably come across a few familiar faces from time to time on the social network. Of course, we all know that Twitter is famous for having big name celebrities and high profile individuals tweeting here and there, usually characterized by their massive followings and verified accounts. But that’s not all that gets the Twitterverse excited. There have been some very witty and creative people who have taken on the personalities of some of the most well-known celebs and fictional characters, successfully turning them into hilarious parodies for everyone to enjoy.
What is Twitter? A popular service with social networking, instant messaging and micro-blogging features, Twitter is still misunderstood by many people.
Ever heard of Rage Faces or Rage Comics? Spending a lot of time on social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, StumbleUpon and Reddit will expose you to a strange phenomenon called the Internet meme. An Internet meme is usually a photo, video or general idea from the Internet that gets passed around rapidly from one user to another. These photos or videos become so popular that they help reshape and redefine Internet culture, thus being defined as “memes.”
When you sign up for Twitter, your account is not verified by default. To get a verified account, there are a few extra steps involved, and it can be a little tricky. In addition to showing you what some users to to try and get Twitter verified, we’ll explore what a verified account actually is and what types of accounts should be verified.
The top mobile websites that are essential for any mobile user including websites for finding restaurants, movies and weather forecasts.
Why use an URL shortener with a 301 redirect? A 301 redirect tells Google that the page has permanently moved. This is important because Google uses links to rank web pages. The more links, the higher up on the search page results the web page will appear, which translates to more traffic.
Wondering how easy it is to take a Snapchat screenshot? Snapchat has become a popular instant messenger app among mostly teens and young adults, which allows them to chat back and forth with photos and videos. The photos and videos “self-destruct” a few seconds after they’re opened by the recipient, but many users are successful at actually saving photos—often by capturing screenshots through their phones. Here are some of the issues and trends we’re seeing now with Snapchat screenshots.
Facebook can be confusing if you are new to the social networking scene. So why Facebook? It is a great place to keep connected to friends and family, thus becoming your home on the web.
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Android users may feel a bit left out in the cold when it comes to the wildly popular iPhone photo app, Instagram. Embraced by many, the app allows iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad users to upload photos to their social networking profiles so that they can showcase that recognizable grainy texture and vintage appearance with each individual photo.
Most smartphones and tablet computers come with built-in mobile browsers for the web, but many people don’t have a clue that their mobile browsing experience could be greatly improved if they only knew about some of the better performing and highest rated mobile web browsers. It can be tough to access the web from a mobile device, so to make your web browsing experience better than ever before, consider experimenting with some of the following top mobile browsers.
ave you ever paid more than $5.00 for an iPhone app? Most people would say no. In fact, most prices for bestselling apps on iTunes range from free to $1.99. Some people aren’t even willing to spend the one or two bucks it takes to buy a really great app. Although apps come pretty cheap, did you have any idea that some apps cost tens or even hundreds of dollars to download? Some of the highest priced apps even go as high as $999.99.
Reddit is a popular social networking website that has something that no other social network really has--a channel that is entirely dedicated to NSFW content. The NSFW section on Reddit, commonly known as “Reddit Gone Wild” helps generate quite a significant amount of traffic for the social network and has become a go-to place for individuals who want to express themselves. Here are some things you should know before you decide to visit and/or participate on the NSFW section of Reddit.
If you follow any popular Instagram accounts that have branded their pages with a specific theme (fitness, food, fashion, makeup, etc.) then chances are you may have noticed that some of them include the 's4s' acronym in their bios.
Personalized start pages can kickstart your browser by opening directly to a custom home page designed by you and with your interests in mind.
An explanation of social networking including the basic architecture of a social network.
People are increasingly using cloud storage nowadays. Whether you’ve got important documents, photos, music or other files that need to be shared across more than one device, using a cloud storage option is often the easiest way to do it. With so many cloud services along with the recent introduction of Google Drive, you may be wondering which one could be right for you. Check out our list below to get a general summary of each popular cloud service and their major features.
Since it first debuted in 2005, YouTube has exploded on the web and has even created brand new career opportunities for people. Top YouTube users have made full-time jobs out of YouTube, creating unique content for their channels and earning shared revenue through the YouTube Partnership program, sponsorships from third parties and selling merchandise.
An article using Alexa rankings to determine the top ten most popular web portals on the world wide web.
Anyone with a Tumblr account can share content with other users by pressing the “Like” button or the “Reblog” button on a particular blog post. These built-in buttons allow anyone to share content within the virtual walls of the Tumblr network; however they don’t give you the flexibility of sharing content on any other major social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or StumbleUpon.
What is Web 3.0? Before the question can even be pondered, a metric for the transition between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 must be discussed. Once in place, we can predict when Web 3.0 might arrive, and thus brainstorm on what it might be.
The web is a place where weirdness thrives. When it comes to browsing through all the stuff that gets posted on, some of the content and blog themes have a tendency to reveal a whole new level of weirdness to us. Some of the most bizarre GIFs and photos get reblogged by thousands of users, many of which make absolutely no sense at all. But hey, they’re funny and weird, so why not? Whether you’re new to Tumblr and need a few blog suggestions to follow or if you’re a seasoned Tumblr addict, then get ready for this. Here are ten of the weirdest, funniest, craziest Tumblr blogs that will blow you away.
Google Street View gives us all the opportunity to explore places we might never get to visit at some point in our lives. With nothing but a computer and an Internet connection, you can go and have a look at some of the most amazing and remote places on Earth that are accessible via Google Street View.
Google Maps street view allows you to walk down your street using Google Maps. You can scope out new spots downtown, or use street view to take a virtual vacation.
With all these new social networks popping up here and there on the web, it’s not easy keeping track of them all, let alone figuring out which ones are worth joining. If you remember the not-so-successful Google Buzz social news network and the completely failed Google Wave launch, you may be wondering whether or not Google Plus is worth your time and energy. When there are already such established social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, it can be frustrating to learn that an up and coming social network is destined to be a bust.
So you've got a new HDTV and now you want your Hulu content on it? It's easy to get Hulu working on your TV, and you probably just need a few cables.
For musicians, DJs and music enthusiasts of all sorts, SoundCloud is a great social network to discover and share new music. And while you might already be satisfied with using sites like YouTube, Spotify or iTunes for music, you may actually be missing out on some great stuff and a great community on SoundCloud. Here’s what you need to know when getting started on SoundCloud via web and the SoundCloud mobile apps.
Pinterest has long been criticized for being a women’s social network, totally dominated by pictures of weddings, food, crafts, jewelry and women’s fashion. And as a result, several smaller “Pinterest for men” sites started popping up so that guys could start “pinning” all their manly interests to a social network they could call their own.
The rise of web-based technologies, online chatting, mobile texting, email and instant messaging have all helped shape the way we communicate. Short-form words, acronyms, phrases and memes have almost helped contribute to the development of a whole new language that defines Internet culture. Today, this so-called “Internet language” is as popular as ever and virtually second nature in use amongst Internet users.
Instagram is probably the most popular social photo sharing app that people use today, and even though photos are easily viewable through the iPhone or Android app, a lot of people wonder how they can view Instagram on the web and get the same experience on a computer as they do on a mobile platform.
When you lose followers on Instagram, the app doesn't tell you who it was or when it happened. If you notice your follower count go down and are left wondering who decided to unfollow you for whatever reason, there are ways you can track it. If you can find out who unfollowed you, you can reach out to them and potentially get them back again.
Funny GIFs can provide hours of entertainment, if you know where to look and how to find the best ones. Image sharing has been popular online for some time, but funny GIFs are the hot new trend that tend to go much more viral these days. The funniest GIFs can be hard to come by, so here are some tips on where you can start looking.
Twitter is enormously popular these days, but how do you get the most out of it? These Twitter widgets will let you port your tweets to your blog or Facebook profile and even put a retweet badge on your blog entries.
Facebook has allowed its users to tag photos for a few years now, but quite a few of the tagging features and permissions have changed over time. If you’re feeling a little lost about how everything works, consider reading through the following before playing around with the photo tagging features on Facebook.
Are you sick of Instagram yet? Or maybe you’re just looking for something new to try out that has a similarly great, intuitive app interface that’s just plain fun to use? Look no further, because I’ve got a list of great apps that have that mobile “Instagram magic” we all know and love. Not all are available for other smartphone platforms like Android, BlackBerry or Windows Phone, but if you have an iPhone, you should be able to check out all of them.
Some of the most interesting videos seem to pop out of nowhere and can rack up millions of views online overnight. Unruly Media is the king of viral video news, offering video junkies the most current viral video rankings to discover, share and enjoy on its Viral Video Chart.
A guide to the architecture, history and future of web-based applications presented by About.com.
Transformation Tuesday is a popular trend and hashtag (#TransformationTuesday) people use on Instagram. On Tuesdays, users are encouraged to post “transformational” photos of themselves along with the hashtag in the description.
Getting somewhere as quickly as possible is not always easy—especially if you have to deal with public transit, rush our traffic and long distance commuting. The convenience factor is often quite low. There are already a few mobile apps out there that tell you information about traffic congestion, highway accidents or public transit routes and times.
If you have more than one blog but don’t want to inconvenience your readers by asking them to subscribe to a bunch of separate RSS feeds, you can actually combine two or more RSS feeds into one with the help of an RSS aggregator tool. This kind of tool will pull together all your feeds into one main feed, which will update as you publish new content on the blogs that are included in that feed. Here are ten different aggregator tools you can use to create your own aggregated feed for free.
Do you need to know how to unhide friends on Facebook? It is really quite simple to unhide friends.
The Office 2.0 movement brings with it some great free online spreadsheets, and many of them are as feature-rich as their desktop counterparts.
Setting up an RSS feed on Facebook is a relatively easy process that will allow you to show your blog to friends and family or market your company blog or writing to the web.
A comparison of Opera Mobile and Opera Mini including the advantages of each, who might want to use Opera Mobile, and who might want to use Opera Mini.
Just what is a hashtag? If you are new to Twitter, some of the different conventions such as hastags might throw you for a loop, but hashtags are easy to use once you understand them.
Reddit has honestly become one of the most useful, popular and informative social networking sites on the entire web. If you haven’t discovered Reddit AMAs yet, now’s your chance to get in on all the fun.
You’ve heard about it from friends, you’ve read about it on other blogs, and you’ve been convinced that it’s hottest new thing on the web. Everyone’s on Pinterest and it seems as if everyone absolutely loves it.
The new Facebook Timeline is arguably the most drastic layout overhaul in the history of Facebook, causing lots of confusion and disorientation for several users. It will take some time to get used to the new layout and new features, and customizing your own privacy settings with the new layout can seem intimidating.
If part of your jobs involves a lot of social media updating and interacting with followers, you may have wondered what social media management platform might be best for you and your team. Two of the most popular options are TweetDeck and HootSuite. But which one is best? I’ve used both, and while I wouldn’t say that one is better than the other, they both offer a variety of different options. Here’s a quick comparison of the two platforms.
The web would not be the same without the video content we share these days. Although there are a number of different sites and services that allow you to watch TV, stream movies or upload your own content online, it seems that two major sites tend to receive most of the attention on the web. Those sites are YouTube and Vimeo.
Social media consumption from mobile devices like smartphones and tablet computers is growing at an incredibly fast rate. Although only available through the iPhone App Store or Android Market, social media startup “Path” has been able to generate over a million users since its initial launch in November 2010.
The Office 2.0 movement brings with it some great free online word processors, many of which that are as feature-rich as their desktop counterparts.
People are browsing the web on their smartphones and tablets more than ever. Is your WordPress site optimized for mobile web browsing? If not, you should consider installing a WordPress mobile theme. It’s very easy to do since it comes in the form on a plugin, and you shouldn’t need to make any changes to the current way that your site looks.
On the hunt for the best sites that have great geek gifts? You're not alone. Considering how much we rely on our mobile gadgets and computers these days, it’s no wonder that more people are adding tech trendy stuff to their gift wishlists. Things like tablet computers, software packages, computer parts, mobile accessories and even web-based subscriptions or memberships are all growing in popularity. You can find some of the most unique gift ideas for the web geek in your family or circle of friends by checking out the following websites.
A lot of people would kill to know what the “secret formula” might be to going viral online. Countless articles and books have been written claiming to teach anyone how to create viral content that takes on a life of its own after it’s sent out into the online world. In reality, nobody knows the secret formula. And that’s sort of the beauty of viral power online. Most things actually go viral by accident. Very few people have mastered the art of creating viral content on purpose—especially on a very large scale.
Groupon is the most popular online couponing website that offers consumers “deal-of-the-day” discounted gift certificates to purchase specific products or services from local or national businesses. To use Groupon, anyone can sign up for free and be notified by email about local deals. In general, when you decide to purchase the deal and share it with others who would also be interested in purchasing the deal, people can save quite a bit of money.
If you can believe it, email is still the number one way we communicate on the web--even though social media is quickly pushing its way in. Email is far from being dead yet, although many of us often wish that it were. There’s a rather new little startup called Unroll.me that wants to make your life easier when dealing with email so you have more time and more patience to deal with more important things at work or wherever you are. Read on to see what it’s all about.
Watching Vine videos on a mobile device through the official Vine apps is cool and all, but what if you want to look at them on a regular computer through your web browser? Well, there’s always Twitter. You can search for terms like “vine” or “vine.co” along with any other keywords in the Twitter searchbar to see what kinds of Vine videos people are posting to Twitter.
Facebook is a social network founded in February of 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg. Originally a social network for students of Harvard University, it became a hit on campus and expanded to other colleges.
Tumblr is a great blogging platform and social network in itself, but not everyone knows exactly how to tag their posts so they get seen by new potential followers. If you're looking to increase your Tumblr following, get more likes, have more people reblog your stuff and just get your blog out there, then you should be tagging your posts with the tags that lots of people are looking at.
Web 2.0 is the move toward a more social, collaborative, interactive and responsive web. It is a change in the philosophy of web companies and web developers, but more than that, Web 2.0 is a change in the philosophy of society as a whole.
Did you know that you can link to a specific time in a YouTube video? This is a great trick if you just want to show a tiny segment of a video, especially if what you want to show your audience is deep into the video.
How to use Firefox Live Bookmarks including steps on installing a live bookmark and why you should use live bookmarks.
Social bookmarking can be a great tool to keeping your bookmarks organized. This article answers the question of what is social bookmarking.
Tumblr fame. It has both its ups and downs. On one hand, you’ve got hundreds or even thousands of Tumblr users spreading your content by reblogging it on their own blogs, and you may even receive quite a few nice compliments or interesting questions from people who submit to your “Ask” box.
There are lots of great social media management tools out there that you can use to schedule updates and posts on a variety of social networks, including Twitter. Some of the peak sharing times of day that maximize your chances of your posts being seen by your followers or friends include early in the morning (around 9am), lunchtime (around 12pm) and after work in the evening (around 4 or 5pm).
Instagram is one of the hottest photo-taking apps we use today, and an Instagram for PC option would be great for those who haven’t quite jumped on the mobile bandwagon just yet. Unfortunately, an Instagram for PC option hasn’t been developed just yet. You can however visit Instagr.am and sign in to your account, but you can only edit your personal profile details such as your name, email address, username, phone number, gender, birthday, biography information and website.
It is easy to organize Facebook through a custom Facebook list once you understand how to find and use the create lists tool.
Tumblr allows you set up your blog so that it can be found at a custom domain name on the web. Instead of BlogName.Tumblr.com, you can purchase your own domain name have your blog located at BlogName.com (or .net, .org, .ca, and so on). Click through the following slides to see how you can set yours up in just a few minutes.
There are a lot of great option if you are looking for a solid iPhone Twitter client, and you don't need to spend a lot of money for one. In fact, many of the free clients offer as many or more features than you get when you visit the Twitter website.
How to use Google Maps provides step-by-step instructions on how to navigate google maps and explains the menu system.
Has your Facebook wall become cluttered? It is easy to organize Facebook friends by hiding and creating custom lists.
Social networking isn't what it was just 10 years ago. Gone are the days when MySpace and Facebook ruled the web. Now, practically everyone's gone mobile, with real-time photo and video sharing becoming the big trend that people are most excited about -- especially teenagers.
If you’ve ever looked up a music video on YouTube, often one of the first results you get takes you to the artist’s Vevo channel. But have you ever wondered what Vevo really is, apart from what you find on YouTube? Here are some answers for you.
So you’ve joined Instagram, but maybe you’re not quite sure how you should dive into this weird, mobile photo-sharing app. Not to worry! We’ve got you covered. Here are some of the most popular ways people are using Instagram. Follow these trends and you’ll be an Instagram pro in no time.
SMS text messaging is a great and all, but why pay for something when you can get almost the exact same experience (or better) with a free instant messaging app? According to a 2013 article published by The Next Web, the number of SMS text messages we send each day is declining slightly each year, suggesting that mobile instant messaging apps are taking its place.
The wiki list is a list of wiki sites and wiki farms. The list is broken down by category including wikis about reference, entertainment, game, among others. The wiki list makes finding a wiki about your subject easy.
Geotagging has been made popular by the increased use of Internet capable mobile devices with built-in GPS functionality.
Has someone asked you to follow them on Twitter? It's not hard! Find out how to follow people on Twitter.
There’s information all over the web. Consider the following scenario: you come across an enticing article, but you’ve got other things to do before you can get around to reading it. What do you do? Leave it open in your browser? Email the link to yourself? No, you use your favorite bookmarking tool so you can easily access it later when you have time. But what if you don’t have a favorite bookmarking tool? Well, that’s why we put the following list together featuring some of the best tools on the web today.
Retweets are a community-driven phenomenon on Twitter that can be very helpful in continuing conversations and letting your friends know about something particularly interesting or helpful.
Trends on the Internet are constantly changing, and those changes tend to happen quickly. Here's a look at Napster, ICQ, and some other old favorites.
Chances are you’ve probably come across a few of those big YouTubers that practically dominate the site and have wondered how to make money on YouTube for yourself. People like Ray William Johnson, Michael Buckley, Philip DeFranco, Ryan Higa and so many others actually make a good part of their living off of their YouTube videos. If you want to follow in their footsteps, consider these tips you can use to work toward a YouTube Partnership and maximize your earnings.
Blogging has become one of the most popular ways to report content and discuss it online. The most popular blogs on the web have countless numbers of pages and receive millions of visits per month from Internet users around the world. With over 150 million blogs in existence along with that number growing rapidly, there’s a lot of competition to rank in the top 10 spots for the most popular blogs online.
While Twitter may be the place to go to directly follow all your favorite singers, bands, actors, authors, celebrities and high profile heroes, Tumblr is most definitely the ultimate place to be when you really want to connect with other fans of a particular topic and interact with them. This is especially true for teens and young adults with strong interests in pop culture. We call this Tumblr fandom – a unique part of Tumblr culture that sees hoards of mostly young people come together, forming small subsets of fan-driven communities to enjoy one another’s creative fan art, gifs, photosets, fan fiction and discussions, usually about a popular tv show or movie or band/artist or something else.
A guide to creating a google account for using some of the extended features google has to offer.
An article explaining what web widgets are and how a web widget can be used including an explanation of how to add them to your website, blog, or personalized start page.
The new YouTube app is here. It was announced a while back that Apple would be getting rid of the old YouTube app with the debut of iOS 6. To replace it, Google has been hard at work developing its own YouTube app for iOS. The brand new YouTube app will come bundled into the default set of apps in iOS 6, but you can download it now even if you’re still using an older iOS version. Here’s our review of the app in comparison to the old app.
In May 2013, the hottest social blogging platform on the web – Tumblr – announced that it was home to more than 108 million blogs. That’s a lot of blogs. If you’re looking to start up a new Tumblr blog, good luck with getting a simple Tumblr URL to go with it. You’ll likely have to incorporate at least two or three words into your Tumblr URL since most obvious words and names have already been taken.
Business social networks can provide the cornerstone to recruiting efforts for a company and can be a great asset to the hungry professional hoping to leverage their business contacts in order to improve their job.
An article on CAPTCHA explaining why we have to enter in those crazy jumbled-up letters when trying to register at a new site or comment on a blog.
We've all scrolled down to the comment section of a YouTube video we just watched to see what other people had to say about it, only to notice at least one user decided to comment with nothing but insults and curse words, ridden with spelling and grammatical errors. Typical Internet trolling.
The social web has given rise to the strange new phenomenon of Internet crowdfunding, in which people from all over the world can donate or pledge money to fund a project or charity. If you’re familiar with the idea of crowdfunding, you probably already know that two of the most popular platforms are of course Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Both are great options, but each one has its own set of advantages and disadvantages.
Cloud Computing is a term that is often bandied about the web these days and often attributed to different things that -- on the surface -- don't seem to have that much in common. So just what is Cloud Computing?
A guide to setting up YouTube Pocket to play YouTube videos on your mobile device.
There’s an art to using filters. Some people have a favorite filter they default to when snapping quick photos to share with their social networks, but if you take some extra time to understand which filters work best with your photos, you may actually receive more feedback and likes.
A compilation of the ten best free widget games on the web including classics like asteroids and packman and soon-to-be-classics like bubbles.
Songza is a totally free and very fun to use music streaming app for your mobile phone. Check out our full expert review.
Computers and smartphones aren’t the only things that use Internet technology these days. Today, you can expect to see more Wi-Fi-connected appliances, gadgets and other machinery start popping up as we continue to turn to the Internet to help us tackle some of our everyday tasks. Our homes are becoming “smarter,” all thanks to the availability of wireless networks. Here are 10 common household appliances that are increasingly being upgraded or developed to include Wi-Fi connectivity so that they can connect to the Internet and exchange information with home owners' smartphones or computers.
When you choose “Life Event” on your Timeline profile's status bar, five different headings should show up. Each of them let you edit specific story events of your life. Work & Education: Add your jobs, schools, volunteer work or military service you completed during the time periods before you joined Facebook. Page 2.
General social networks or friends-based social networks are those that do not focus on a particular topic or niche, but rather put the emphasis on staying connected to your friends.
Social networks aren't limited to just people. Dog or cat, snake or fish, there's no reason why your pet should be left out of the mix. Pet social networks are a great way to show off your friend, find information about your pet, and even adopt new pets.
It's very easy to customize Twitter and choose a new background image. There is even a website that provides a layout editor to help you easily modify your Twitter layout.
Twitter isn’t exactly the most intuitive social network for everybody. The Twitter RT is one of the most widely used approaches to get a message to more people and to attract more followers. For those just getting started on Twitter, here’s everything you need to know about Twitter RTing.
Blogs are powered by the cooperative game theory of using trackbacks and crosslinks in a seemingly counter-productive strategy for the mutual benefit of all involved.
Founded in January, 2006, Flixster is a social network devoted to movies and actors. Along with being able to add friends and discuss movies, members can utilize their extensive free database on movies and actors.
There are some very interesting and advanced apps that have recently been released, which all do some pretty amazing things to help people stay on track with their diet and fitness regimes. Since healthy eating and exercise should be a long-term lifestyle commitment, it’s no secret that we could all use a little help to keep us on track when times get tough. Here are 10 groundbreaking new diet and fitness apps that will keep you motivated and help you achieve your goals as soon as possible. All of them are available on the iTunes App Store for free.
Digital music consumption will continue to change as music streaming services like Spotify slowy begin to replace the way people have always downloaded music over the Internet. Controversy over downloading music has plagued cyberspace since the day that Napster revolutionized the music industry.
A beginner's guide to understanding what a wiki is and why wikis have become such a popular source of information gathering and knowledge sharing.
Barack Obama's web strategy is at the center of his campaign and is a driving force in his grass roots efforts. From social media savvy to social networking, Obama is using Web 2.0 to run for President.
The definition of a Twitter tweet.
Blog widgets can bring utility and productivity to a blog, but they can also provide a bit of entertainment too.