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We are the people behind WordPress.com, which serves more than 15.8 billion pages a month, as well as a host of other popular services, such as Akismet, Jetpack, and VaultPress. We are strong believers in Open Source, and the vast majority of our work is available under licenses like the GPL.
Our team members hail from nearly every continent and 43 countries around the world.
This article is about the blogging software. For the blog host, see WordPress.com.
WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. WordPress was used by more than 23.3% of the top 10 million websites as of January 2015. WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, at more than 60 million websites.
It was released on May 27, 2003, by its founders, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, as a fork of b2/cafelog.… Read the rest
Social Media + Search Trends 10/3/2015 Research. Some more monthly research I did in looking into new happenings regarding paid search, paid social media, Google tools, Facebook ad tools.
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Improve the effectiveness of your paid search advertising program on Google, Bing, and emerging platforms. In this column, learn about changes in bid management tactics and other trends in paid search and pay-per-click (PPC) advertising – and what they mean for your digital marketing program.
12 Biggest Things To Happen In PPC So Far In 2015
New ad formats for mobile users, big tests for PLAs, and a new search deal paves the way to managing three search platforms.… Read the rest
Too many wrongly characterize the debate as “security versus privacy.” The real choice is liberty versus control. Tyranny, whether it arises under threat of foreign physical attack or under constant domestic authoritative scrutiny, is still tyranny. Liberty requires security without intrusion, security plus privacy. Widespread police surveillance is the very definition of a police state. And that’s why we should champion privacy even when we have nothing to hide. My Reaction to Eric Schmidt ~ Bruce Schneier
Bruce Schneier calls bullshit with eloquence: “For if we are observed in all matters, we are constantly under threat of correction, judgment, criticism, even plagiarism of our own uniqueness. We become children, fettered under watchful eyes, constantly fearful that — either now or in the uncertain future — patterns we leave behind will be brought back to implicate us, by whatever authority has now become focused upon our once-private and innocent acts.
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Indian TV channels up digital spend
MUMBAI: India’s TV broadcasters have been ramping up their advertising expenditure in digital this past year to the point where it may now account for up to one quarter of the total http://tinyurl.com/o35tdl7
UK will take digital adspend lead
LONDON: More than half of all adspend in the UK will be spent on digital media in 2015, making it the first country in the world where the majority of adspend goes on digital, according to the latest data from GroupM.
Australian online adspend to double
SYDNEY: Australian online advertising expenditure is set to double over the next four years according to a new study, which highlights the growth of online video. And within this, it said online video was the fastest growing type of online general advertising inventory, with a growth rate of 60% during 2013/14.… Read the rest
Privacy is a right.
This may seem like something we can all agree on. But technology has made this an ideal that is increasingly hard to obtain. And it slips further away from us with each second.
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‘Zero-Knowledge’ privacy means the server never knows the plaintext contents of the data it is storing.… Read the rest
Riga, Latvia – Second Case of Anti-Semitic Vandalism in a Week December 13, 2010
Riga, Latvia – Police in Latvia were investigating Monday after a second incident of anti-Semitic vandalism in less than a week.
A memorial to Zanis Lipke, a Latvian credited with saving more than 50 Jews from death during World War II, was daubed with paint in the early hours of Monday morning, police said. The memorial was quickly cleaned up by municipal authorities.
The incident came just days after 89 tombstones in the Jewish Cemetery in Riga were daubed with swastikas by vandals, (as was reported here on Vos Iz Neias).
Latvian Foreign Minister Girts Valdis Kristovskis was quick to condemn the latest incident, saying ‘recurrent acts of vandalism’ were unacceptable.
Lipke, who died in 1987, was awarded the title of Righteous Among the Nations by the Holocaust memorial organization Yad Vashem.… Read the rest
I have been a designer for my whole life. My father was an industrial designer specializing in packaging graphics and corporate identity. I spent my summers running a ‘stat camera’ and doing layout with letraset sheets in his design studio in Boston. In whatever incarnation my life and career has taken, from actor, to photo assistant to NYC photographer to SEO guy to WordPress developer to Online Media Strategist, design has always been the boilerplate of reference.
The names of fonts were as familiar as the names of cars and hotrods on the street, Franklin Gothic. Futura. Gil Sans. Goudy Sans. Helvetica Optima. Syntax. Univers. Bembo, Times New Roman, the names scroll on in my mind.
When I bought my first Mac (an LC II), it was in the quest to be able to print out a dynodex file into my swanky Filofax. … Read the rest
We are going to see a huge increase in location-based marketing. With the rapid proliferation of devices, and the explosion of the Internet of Things, people will be carrying, utilizing, and depending on their devices more than ever. As part of the increased dependency, there is an increased expectation of services and personalization.
The social, mobile web has digitized information and allowed us all to connect with anyone, anywhere. When we need information, we can find it instantly. But digital disruption is about more than just information. As brands, we need to kill promotional marketing messages and start providing customer-centric information that is helpful to our target customers.
Smartphones and tablets have effectively become the center—and integrating components—of consumers’ multiplatform lives. In that sense, though, mobile is more than “the new desktop.” It has a role with far greater significance than simply serving as a substitute computing device.… Read the rest
Eckhart Tolle https://www.eckharttolle.com
Mary Anne Williamson http://www.marianne.com
John Ruskan http://www.emclear.com
Julia Cameron http://juliacameronlive.com
Neale Donald Walsch http://www.nealedonaldwalsch.com
David R Hawkins https://www.veritaspub.com
Miguel Angel Ruiz http://www.miguelruiz.com
Thomas Moore http://careofthesoul.net
Raymond Grace http://www.raymongrace.us
Vaddy Ratner Site
Don Miguel Ruiz Site
Neale Donald Walsch Site
Neale Donald Walsch (Google Search)
Don Miguel Ruiz (Google Search)
Dr Micheal Lennox Dreaming Interpretation
“Are you a mystic? You’ve probably never thought of yourself as one. You’ll rarely find a mystic calling herself a mystic, though anyone who seeks to experience the Divine on a personal and intimate level could be on the mystic’s path. The path of a mystic is one of the heart; it’s for those who have fallen in love with the Creator or creation itself.”
http://www.sedonameditation.… Read the rest
I was stunned to click the link to 40+ Tools & Tips to Execute a Winning Content Strategy by Chuck Price and to find so much great information and links to so many awesome tools. Some of the tools I have used and use currently, but to have them all in one place on one web page is pretty awesome. I will return to give deeper edits to this page, or even delete it entirely, but I found it useful, inspirational and too damn good to not to want to have it as a reference. I have put a huge no index, no follow on this post, in order to not have this appear as total duplicate content.
There really is no excuse for poor content in 2014.… Read the rest