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Sunday, May 16, 2010

what's Web 2.0

The term "Web 2.0" is commonly associated with web applications that facilitate interactive information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, and collaboration on the World Wide Web. A Web 2.0 site allows its users to interact with each other as contributors to the website's content, in contrast to websites where users are limited to the passive viewing of information that is provided to them. Examples of Web 2.0 include web-based communities, hosted services, web applications, social-networking sites, video-sharing sites, wikis, blogs, mashups, and folksonomies.

The term is closely associated with Tim O'Reilly because of the O'Reilly Media Web 2.0 conference in 2004. Although the term suggests a new version of the World Wide Web, it does not refer to an update to any technical specifications, but rather to cumulative changes in the ways software developers and end-users use the Web. Whether Web 2.0 is qualitatively different from prior web technologies has been challenged by World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, who called the term a "piece of jargon" — precisely because he specifically intended the Web to embody these values in the first place.

some web 2.0 websites:

YouTube: YouTube is a popular free video sharing Web site which lets users upload, view, and share video clips.

last.fm: Generate custom streaming music stations with Last.fm by searching for and tagging your favorite artists. Build your own library and search the libraries of others to find who likes the same music as you

Meebo: meebo, the web messenger that lets you access IM from absolutely anywhere. meebo supports msn, yahoo, aol/aim, google talk (gtalk), jabber and icq

Flickr: The best way to store, search, sort and share your photos

Blogger: your easy-to-use web site, where you can quickly post thoughts, interact with people, and more

Digg: Digg is all about user powered content. Everything is submitted and voted on by the digg community. Share, discover, bookmark, and promote stuff that's important to you!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Microblog and earn money

Microblogging is a networking service that allows mobile users of cell phones and other Internet connected devices to stay abreast of activities within a group by receiving frequent published updates, typically of 140 characters or less. Text messages are uploaded to a microblogging service such as Twitter, Jaiku and others, then distributed to group members. All parties subscribed in the targeted group are instantly notified of the microblog, enabling groups to keep tabs on one another’s activities in real time. A Microblog can also be public, with arbitrary subscribers joining and dropping microblogs at will.

Microblogging is quickly becoming one of the most popular technologies on the Internet with adoption of tools like Twitter growing at an exponential rate.

As the number of people using these technologies grows, the way people take advantage of them is becoming more sophisticated: they are being used more and more as a business tool. This article explains what microblogging is and introduces the most popular microblog sites. It discusses how these are being used from a business and marketing perspective and provides tips on safe and effective use of these forums.

Here are seven micro-blogging tips I’ve developed from personal experience, after using these platforms for a few months.

1. Build a Strong Network of Friends

    People will only receive your updates when they add you as a friend. Your main goal is to get as many people to befriend you as possible. The more friends you have, the bigger your network and the increased potential for secondary links or traffic.

    One common way to get more friends is to go around adding everyone you come across. This brute force method is practiced by some and it will work because some users will befriend you, even if they don’t know who you are.

    Bear in mind that this practice can be fairly irritating to most regular users of the micro-blogging service.

2. Synchronize Updates with your Website

    Most microblogging services allow you to put badges or widgets on your site to show your latest updates and they might be useful for getting more followers. They can be particularly useful for first time visitors who reach your site through a search engine.

    You can also set up your blog to send new blog posts as updates into your microblog. I personally don’t think syncing is really necessary in order to build up your microblogging network but it does have some benefit.

3. Develop a Natural User Profile

    Some of the people I follow have links pointing to their website in every update and I do think that can be a turn-off for some users. My own Twitter account is a bad example because I’ve only used it to insert links to blog posts on Dosh Dosh.

    Try to update with interesting stuff and make your account look like its actually written by a human instead of a auto-linking bot.

4. One Account Vs. Multiple Accounts

    I would recommend focusing on building one strong account because it requires too much work to establish several accounts. You can however, create an individual automated account/micro-blog for each website you own.

    Sync your website with each specific micro-blog so that your new articles will show up as updates. This allows you to get traffic from a handful of users over time.

    Maintain one strong profile for your personal brand or flagship site and use it occasionally to direct traffic to your other websites.

5. Cross Post Your Updates

    If you have accounts in different micro-blogging platforms, you can choose to post to most of them simultaneously in order to save time. This can be done via a simple hack as outlined in this article.

6. Network with Other Users

    Services like Twitter and Pownce allow you to send private messages to friends. Sending them a simple message about their updates only takes less than a minute and it’s a fast way to say hi and start a relationship.

    There are a fair number of authority bloggers on these services and this is a great way to communicate with them directly.

7. Ask Questions for Information

    If you already have a substantial number of friends following your updates, you can start posting questions to acquire information and recommendations on specific topics of interest.

    Questions can also be asked to acquire feedback on your websites or a possible course of action.They are also a great way to generate interaction and responses from your network of friends and fans.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Social Networking The New Web Trend

Do you have friend? of course you do, everyone does! before, friends meet each other at a certain place given a certain time. Back then once your friends are far away from you it would be hard and sometimes impossible to communicate with them. Back then we would usually meet new people usually in a party and social gatherings, its a way and means of knowing others. But as days months and years go by, we innovated and improved the way we communicate with each other. Through those years the cellphone became popular, then came the smart phones and up to the point that the internet concept of web 2.0 came out Social Networking became the new social gathering of people and a means of communicating and connecting with old friends. So what is a Social Networking? Social Networking - It's the way the 21st century communicates now. Want to know what it really means?

Social networking is the grouping of individuals into specific groups, like small rural communities or a neighborhood subdivision, if you will. Although social networking is possible in person, especially in the workplace, universities, and high schools, it is most popular online. This is because unlike most high schools, colleges, or workplaces, the internet is filled with millions of individuals who are looking to meet other people, to gather and share first-hand information and experiences about golfing, gardening, aesthetics and cosmetic surgery, developing friendships or professional alliances, finding employment, business-to-business marketing and even groups sharing information about the end of the Mayan calendar and the Great Shift. The topics and interests are as varied and rich as our society and the history of the human being.

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you can also give your stories and likes etc. for others who joined this site, this are you from Houston, wanting to have a long distance relationship? giving this a try might change your love life now. there is also an interactive way to meet your date thru the forums, your favorite musics, blogs and most common of them thru chatting.In this way you can also find out how others interact regarding their races and also know others of your same interest, but most of all this online community helps unite others no matter their race and bring them through a way that is social and fun, this website gives its members a great time and fun to interact with others.

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This are just some of the ways we use Social Websites nowadays. Here are also some list of the most popular Social Networking sites:

  1. Facebook
  2. MySpace
  3. Bebo
  4. Friendster
  5. Hi-5!

Friday, April 16, 2010

What is PHP?

PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor is a widely used, general-purpose scripting language that was originally designed for web development to produce dynamic web pages. For this purpose, PHP code is embedded into the HTML source document and interpreted by a web server with a PHP processor module, which generates the web page document. As a general-purpose programming language, PHP code is processed by an interpreter application in command-line mode performing desired operating system operations and producing program output on its standard output channel. It may also function as a graphical application. PHP is available as a processor for most modern web servers and as standalone interpreter on most operating systems and computing platforms.

PHP was originally created by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1995 and has been in continuous development ever since. The main implementation of PHP is now produced by The PHP Group and serves as the de facto standard for PHP as there is no formal specification. PHP is free software released under the PHP License.

Friday, March 13, 2009

What CMS to Use?

So, you want a dynamic site but not yet decided on what system to use?
Try visiting this wiki page for an overview of all CMS: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_content_management_systems

Based on personal observation, the most commonly used CMS are Wordpress, Joomla, and Drupal. But it really depends on what website you are trying to make. If it's just a blog that you want, wordpress is perfect. Though you can also develop wordpress to a stunning corporate site. If you need a multi-functional highly-extendable system, then joomla is the right choice. Drupal is also a fair choice, but at the moment, available extensions for drupal are not yet as extensive as drupal. If you have a resident programmer, or someone you can hire to do the customization work, then the drupal system will prove best for you.

I'm a fan of opensource softwares so I wouldn't care to inlcude some commercial CMS on this post. Other Opensource CMS softwares worth mentioning includes Elgg for social networks, B2evolution and Nucleus for blogging, Plone for hardcore programming, and Mambo as joomla equivalent.

Building a website

Having your own website is easy. Do you have a myspace or friendster account? Then you have a personal space on the web already. But if having your own site is what you need, then here's what you need:

  1. Web Host - This is where you put your website files. If you have a static ip address, then you can host your own files. If not, then you can search pick a hosting provider from the web. You can choose between a linux or a windows server, depending on what your site will require. Many reputable hosts starts at only 5$ per month. You may see cheaper ones, but you get what you pay for. No business is designed to lose. Once your site pages are uploaded, they can already be seen online. But the web address wouldn't be too easy to remember as they rawly appear as 4 strings of octets (example:
  2. Domain Name - the complexity of remembering ip addresses brings the need to get a domain name. We can think of them like text-based web addresses in replacement for the ip address. (example: www.tenameofyourcompany.com)
  3. Web Design - your site presentation. How will your site look like? What will people see on the homepage? On the about page? On the contact page? On the product or services page? Or on any other pages? Will there be images? Videos? Flash media?
  4. Web Development - how are you going to realize the desired design. Will you use a content management system? What CMS then? Or will you use hard-codes? Pure xhtml/css/javascript anyone? Do you want your site powered by flashscripts? Or do you require advance programming with php and database tweaks?
  5. Search Engine Optimization - this is the lifeblood of your website - traffic. What is a website with no visitors? Search engines should find your site well so you can appear during search queries.

If you think this is like midnight if you are to do it yourself, or you're just short of cash to hire someone to do it, there are many free blogging and hosting sites that can serve as your playground. Just ask my uncle.

Why Build a Website For Your Business?

Aspire to win!
Are you fine being the second best? don't stop on the threshold, you're almost there but how can you win over business when you don't have what your competitors have...

In today's age of information technology, more and more people are bringing their businesses online. Entrepreneurs, big and small, are taking advantage of the power of the web to take their business to the next level. If you are a non-techy type, or you don't have any idea of how these stuff work, you might ask - what is there to get if I get my business online? Does my business really need a website? That do I get for paying some hundred or thousand of dollars for a website? What is there to benefit?

Let me ask you now, are you contented with what you have now? Or would you be rather more satisfied if I say you can become a "Big Time" entrepreneur - if you bring your business online?

This article will explain you why you should invest for a website to level up your business. I'll make it as concise as possible, so please read on.

Reason #1: Online presence.
A fourth of the world's population uses the internet. That's more than 1.5 Billion people. Will you just let your business stay at your office? Or tell the whole world about your products or services? Having a website is an essential step to reach more customers!

Reason #2: Readily available information.
INTERNET is like a convenient store which is open 24/7 and 365 days a year. It doesn't even need your presence all the time. Your website alone can serve the customers with just a click, to make online inquiries and purchases.

Reason #3: Reduce Business Costs.
As your website can already help you in the business process, you'll be needing less staff. Reduce the need for costly printed materials too, as you can already divert people to see your website for the latest promotions. As most consumer questions are already answered in the website, you'll spend less time on answering phone calls.

Reason #4: Compete even with the Big Guys.
No small business that is definitely known globally, so you can compete with those 'big time' entrepreneurs! Once people reach your site, prospects are now at your business doors

Reason #5: Prestige
A well developed website will boost the corporate image of your company. Having a website grants you some bragging rights tellin' your friends "Hey, mannigah, checkout mah website"

Reason #6: Customer Confidence
Businesses with online presence appears to have more popularity ratings compared to those who doesn't have one.

Reason #7: Definitely increase your sales
Of course, for sure. For a business with services or products to sell, a website is a way to go!

Good luck to that online venture!


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