YouTube was established on 14th February 2005 by Chad Hurley, Jawed Karim, and Steve Chen. Currently, it is the second-most visited site in the globe. About five billion videos are viewed on YouTube every day, and the total number of visitors is more than 30 million per day. The total number of YouTube users as of 5th January 2019 was 1,300,000,000. This means there is great competition when it comes to making money from YouTube videos. Continue reading
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Finding good and free images is not as hard as it used to be, if you know where to look. Here are some great free stock photo sites divided between 100% free photos under the Creative Commons (CCO) license (free as long you don’t say the photos are yours) and those under different Creative Commons licenses (usually they just want you to give them credit, that’s all). Nonetheless, both are free for you to use for personal or commercial purposes. All sites do not require your registration unless stated. Continue reading
Since its inception cloud computing has revolutionized many businesses. Moving to a more virtualized workspace has both cost and efficiency benefits. Removing the need for physical servers reduces costs and saves valuable office space. Continue reading
As much as the development and opening up of the World Wide Web is meant to make our lives easier, it can often make for a source of information overload. This complicates things which were meant to be simplified by the very thing that adds all the complexity and this leads to many of us spending way too much time online unproductively.
One such area of our lives in which information overload seems to be having a detrimental effect is that of how it affects the art of gift-sourcing and giving. It was meant to be made easier by the web, wasn’t it and yet it’s just so much more complicated?
I mean there’s so much to have to think about now which was previously not a problem at all, such as how you’d perhaps be walking right into a cliché trap if you went online and Googled something like “gift ideas for xyz!” What you’d ideally get are results which are probably not even all that pure in their intentions, optimised for the search engines so that the creator of the subsequent content published can make themselves a bit of money.
It’s not always like this, but in most cases the highest ranking results would be rather hastily put-together lists of gift ideas you should rather avoid, given the fact that they become clichéd by mere virtue of having been featured so prominently in the search engine results. Yes, something like a personalised mug might have made for a somewhat original gift idea for a colleague’s birthday for example, but because this idea is featured so commonly on those “best birthday gift ideas” lists you find online, pretty much all the originality is taken out of it.
It’s not original if EVERYBODY is doing it…
So then, what does it take to master the art of gift sourcing in an age where everything seems to have been done to death and in an age where everything you do seems to be some kind of performance you have to give, for which you’re going to be rated? I won’t get into too much detail about that though as it’s perhaps a discussion for another topic altogether, but think about it – you get rated for the “type of guest” you are if you take up an AirBnB, use Uber, wear a certain outfit to a certain function, etc…
Anyway, mastering the art of gift giving in the internet age – the age where there’s seemingly not much room left for creativity – you perhaps need to take things back to the original thinking behind what gift sourcing and giving is all about.
You can get just about anything shipped in from anywhere in the world today at next to nothing, so it’s not enough to be able to point to the origin of a particular gift. Rather, what you need to do is focus on gifts like sympathy gift baskets for example, since these have an underlying value which simply seeks to make the lives of the recipients easier.
Someone who is mourning the death of a loved-one for example would have a lot of guests coming over to pay their respects, in which case one of those sympathy gift baskets which cover the snacking needs of all who attend will do.
A great landing page is essential to all websites. If you have a landing page on your site, but it’s not converting as well as you’d like, you’re probably wondering why. Luckily, there are some simple changes that can improve landing page conversions. Here are five ways to get you started: Continue reading
Not so long ago, all parents had to do was provide for their kids, nurture them and protect them for harm which in this case often referred to injuries and kidnappers. Now, they also have to find ways to protect their tech-savvy kids on the internet. Continue reading