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Forbes - Graduates include the founder of Squarespace, a top blogging and Web publishing platform on the Internet. The Hillman Entrepreneurs Program, launched in 2006, is a collaborative, four-year, entrepreneurship scholarship program between the University
People in the News: Sutherland busted for DUI
Seattle Post Intelligencer - Miliband, who was Britain's first blogging Cabinet minister in his last role as environment chief, will launch a new blog Wednesday. He is encouraging key aides to follow his lead. "The day when we communicated mainly by telegram are over," Miliband
Take Back the Web
Egypt Today - Iran has one of the biggest blogging communities in the world, publishing both in Farsi and English, sometimes in French and German as well. What does Iran have that we don’t? China and Brazil have equally powerful internet representations. Some of
Blip.tv Beta video-sharing website
PC Advisor - We liked being given the option to upload our own thumbnails or to have one created for us, and we appreciated Blip.tv's ability to cross-post videos automatically to numerous blogging platforms. Like most of the video-sharing sites we've tested
Microsoft Delivers Vista Ultimate Add-on, Delays Others
PC World - Within days, Goffe was blogging, saying that DreamScene and the unshipped language packs would release by the end of summer. Extras, which are bonus downloads available only to customers running the top-end Vista edition, were one of the benefits
Do you love spending time outdoors? If you do, have you ever thought about hosting a picnic? Although hosting a picnic can be a fun and exciting experience for you, it can also be a stressful and overwhelming one. That is one of the many reasons why not all individuals are able to handle hosting their own picnics, especially those that are larger in size. Before you decide to host a picnic for your friends or family members, there are a number of important factors that you will want to take into consideration. A few of those factors are outlined below for your convenience. One of the many factors that you will want to take into consideration, when trying to determine if you should host a picnic is the size that your picnic would be. Who would you like to attend and how many people would you want to come? This is an important question that you will want to answer, as soon as possible, as it has a huge impact on the picnic planning stages, as well as whether or not you even want to host a picnic. For that reason, you should create a rough draft of the guests that you would like to invite to your picnic. If you are concerned with hosting a large picnic, you may want to start out small and only invite a few of your closest friends and family members. Once you have determined an estimated number of picnic guests, you will then want then focus on the location. There are a number of different locations that are ideal for picnics. These locations tend to include state parks, local parks, campground parks, lakes, ponds, as well as in your own backyard. Why it is advised that you wait until after you have an idea as to how many guests you would like to invite to your picnic, is because the size of your picnic may limit your options. For instance, if you have a small backyard, you may not be able to have a large picnic. In that instance, a state park or a local park may be a better option for you, and so forth. As you likely already know, hosting a picnic involves a lot more than choosing a location or creating a guest list. As the host of a picnic, you will likely have to arrange all of the food and drinks, as well as purchase them. For that reason, you will want to focus on how much money you want to spend. In fact, you may actually want to focus on how much money you do have to spend. Creating a budget for yourself is nice, as it can serve as an important guide for you. A budget can help prevent you from spending more money than you need to spend or more money than you have to spend. Speaking of the food and drinks, you may want to examine what food and drinks you would like to serve at your next picnic. What is nice about being the host of a picnic is that you have the freedom to serve whatever you want. With that in mind, you should know that popular picnic food includes barbeque meats, as well as sandwich meats. As for picnic drinks, bottled drinks, such as bottled water, comes highly rated and recommended among many picnic goers. If you are looking to reduce the amount of money that you have to spend, you may want to think about asking your guests to contribute. They can easily do this by brining a side dish with them. The above mentioned factors are just a few of the many factors that you will want to take into consideration, before you decide to host a picnic. Although hosting a picnic may seem like a long, complicated, and overwhelming process, it isnt always. With that in mind, you will find that the payoff, which is a great picnic, makes all of the planning more than worth it. PPPPP Word Count 669
Saturday, September 1, 2007
In the recent years, another phenomenon has risen to the top of the things to do list on the Internet – blogging.
Relatively unknown several years ago, blogging is now one of most common activities online. It is derived from the root word blog, which is actually short for web log – an online diary of sorts. Then there is spamming.
Spam, in the broad sense of the word, simply means anything that is junk. E-mails and other information that is repeated and essentially irrelevant are considered spam. Put blog and spam together and you have blog spams.What exactly is a blog spam?
A blog spam is simply a blog that does not have much in form of content. A blog spam exists merely to drive traffic to certain sites.
It is in fact used by many people as a SEO technique. Blog spamming is not acceptable to a wide range of sectors. With the main aim of generating traffic, blog spams do not really contribute anything relevant.
They exist to provide links to their parent websites and nothing else.How do you spam blogs? As already discussed above, blogs are normally used to publish information related to website content. Thus content is the most important thing. For blog spams, however, no such importance is placed on content.
Thus blog spams may contain just about anything! To increase traffic to the parent website, blog spams are normally filled with only links or classifieds (which actually point to another site). Another aspect of spam blogging is the comment feature. Programs are created to post spam as comments in different blogs.
This has become an irritant because spam posted as comments are generally unrelated to the blog topic.
Of course, many legitimate blog hosts condemn spam blogging and are coming up with ways to prevent spam blogging.
One of these is through the image verification process where the person posting a comment has to enter a security code before the comment is published. Another one is trough comment moderation options made available in some blogs.
Companies which host free blogs are the worst hit by blog spams. However, despite the efforts of these companies to counter blog spamming, unscrupulous individuals somehow still find ways to spam blogs.
Maybe this is due largely to the fact that the Internet is a fast evolving technology, and what may work now may not do so the next day.
But the best thing you can do is this: provide great content and you will find that there is no need for blog spamming.