Tag Archives: Social Media

Data is the New Currency: When Free isn’t Really Free

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, as they say. There are a lot of recurring themes on my blog, and one of them that I cover quite a bit, is privacy. About how it’s an illusion, about how big companies don’t care about your privacy, and also about how they can use your […]

Tired of Technology

Woh, for a tech blog, that’s about as cynical and ironic of a header as you can get, but it’s true. As much as I feel some days like completely deleting all those many social profiles I’ve built, wiping out all my websites, blogs, and comments across the web, tossing my laptop in the trash, […]

How to Create a Twitter Retweet Button

The purpose of placing a Retweet button on your site is to help promote a specific Tweet, often for the purpose of a contest or giveaway. The information is readily available here, but a little more hands-on than say going through the form of creating a Follow button. Here, we have to create our own […]

Is My Online Information Private?

No. At least, not completely. From text messages, phone calls and voicemail, email and IM chats, to search history, shopping habits, etc., your privacy is for the most part, an illusion. The only thing that is private is what’s inside of your head. Once you share something in any capacity, especially through technology, it is […]

Real-world vs Online Networking

Real-world Networking Unless you’ve lived in a bomb shelter your whole life, whether you know it or not, you already do real-world networking, because it’s basic human nature. All throughout our lives, I’m sure most of us networked in one way or another. From kindergarten, being friends with the rich kid who had the really […]

Facebook and Twitter: What They’re Doing to Society

We have become so socially-integrated online that it’s time to address the real-world positives and possible ramifications of this. Who does this affect? Almost everyone who lives in the internet-connected parts of the world. Have a look: My Aunts, Sisters, Brothers, Nephews, old school teachers, friends, and even friend’s pets, they all have a Facebook […]

Getting Started with Your Very First Website

Many people these days need a website for business or just want one for personal use. Whether you have no idea how or where to start or you have some vague idea about where to start, this article is for you. Possibly, you’ve heard from word-of-mouth about how GoDaddy is the way to go, this […]

Adding Social Scrape Images

UPDATE — For Facebook, use: <meta property="og:image" content="http://website.com/images/icon.png" /> From the title of this article it may not be immediately understandable what it’s about, but plenty of people are looking for this solution. Many have asked how do I set the image for sharing links? They are referring to social sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc. […]

A-Z of Web Business Mistakes

This is in no way intended to be a definitive, be-all-to-end-all list, but hopefully some may find it helpful. I’ve certainly made some of these mistakes in the past. We’re always learning and the best instance of learning is when you learn something you may be doing wrong, admit it, and come out more knowledgeable […]