The human race has evolved in the fullness of time, a journey that began as the primitive being; entirely contingent on the magnificent ambiance of environmental surroundings – advancing forth, mankind has become sovereigns to technological kingdoms. Distorted seems the reality that once time passed, unhurriedly, changing with the seasons; as mankind forged from the land for shelter, food, water, and even fire — solely at the mercy, in times long ago, of Mother Earth. Emergent, human competence and intellectual thought provided the capability for innovation; enabling increased sustainability – as a plethora of progressive developments lead to the modernism of today. Preliminary needs, such as fire and tools, have advanced to all inclusive diffusion of technology and industry; innovation shadows each aspect of humanity — providing comfort and endless sustainability, at a cost to the Earth that lead to that evolution.
In primitive time’s mankind and the environment shared a mutual bond of respect; thankful for substances provided for survival, in return man functioned to provide for Mother Earth’s preservation — seen often as sacred. Historical innovation came and continued at a ghastly price of forsaken respect; penetrating nature’s natural resources, removing without the critical concept of replenishing. Utilizing resources that had never been violated by mass purging techniques, mankind possessed no scientific research to prove its detriment; believing Mother Earth would continue on course with regeneration, as the bond between man and Earth ceased with prideful innovative practice. Detrimental innovation largely impacted the environment, so much so, that without the proper protective measures the bond between Mother Each and mankind will conclude in existence; an inevitable disintegration bound to happen is changes are not made, as the world today subsists in grave danger.
Ecological balances, productive to sustainably, are in massive disarray as globally the world faces countless tribulations leading towards a slow demise; including but not limited to global warming, greenhouse gases, habitat destruction, natural conservation loss, overpopulation, pollution, sea level rise, soil contamination, species extinction, etc. — despite placing in effect massive protective measures, reflecting that more has to be done in efforts of defense. Mankind, globally, must be properly educated to yield respect that was once freely given to our Earth; as inhabitants of this planet must assume a level of responsibility. World-wide responsibility begins with proper knowledge, thus the distress leading to the destruction of the Earth’s ability to maintain a proper balance must be understood; broad in details, so to grasp a better corrective measurement. Education begins a step at a time, within a revolutionized twenty-first century of use-generated content proper philosophy has proliferated a social media era; allowing for millions to know appropriate facts — such as the grouping of issues below, detailed by sourced Wikipedia.
→ Global Warming — Charted as a steady rise in the average temperature near the surface of the Earth atmosphere and oceans, measured statically since the twentieth century. Scientific evidence concludes that the reason for such rise is directly linked to the concentrations of greenhouse gases; due to human actions that include an increase usage of fossil fuels, burning, deforestation and so forth. Charted rises, in climate change, from the pre-industrial time frame to the 1950s, target solar radiation and volcanism. Increasing temperatures yield rising sea levels and also specifically alter the pattern and amount of weather precipitation; a scientific reason for a subtropical desert enlargement, over a period of time that has already begin. Related effects are scientifically likely; including the already charted global extremity of weather changes, the extinction of various species of life, and dangerous changes in crop production. Effects from climate change, also known as global warming, are endorsed by more than forty scientific research agencies in the United States and many more internally.
→ Greenhouse Gases — Increased by human activity, these gases occur naturally within Earth’s atmosphere and act to absorb and emit radiation within thermal infrared ranges; yet natural levels are controlled, unlike the rapidly charted increase. Carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, ozone, and water vapor are common greenhouse gases; each is escalating at a rapid deadly levels. With abundant swelling in amount the Earth temperature increases drastically; without such amplifation, the temperate of the Earth will be 59 degrees (F) cooler then it currently is; these instable increases have been charted since the start of the industrial era of 1750, and show no signs of cooling or decrease. The global warming potential (GWP) depends upon on efficiency of molecules and atmospheric lifetime results; each greenhouse gas has a variable integer to each product; in example methane has a atmospheric lifetime rate of an averaged twelve years and yields a GWP of 72 over 20 years while carbon dioxide cannot be measured due to a variable lifetime. In a associated effect carbon monoxide elevates concentrations of both methane and troposphere ozone, though scavenging of atmospheric constitutes and would otherwise destroy each — though natural processes monoxide is turned into dioxide, though a process of oxidation. Carbon monoxide has an atmospheric lifetime of a short few months but is spatially more variable than longer lived gases; this directly contributes to ozone level formation.
→ Habitat Destruction — The result of rendering a habitat, or living environment, unable to support species that inhabit it; including the smallest of organisms to the giant of animals – these animals are displaced and/or destroyed which yield significant population decreases and/or the extinction of life. Habitat devastation results directly from the activity of a human culprit; includes mining, logging, netting for fish, and urban sprawl — while the main purpose is to harvest natural resources for industry production and sustainability of urbanization. Consequences of such habitat reduction include noise and water pollution, habitat fragmentation, climate change, invasive species, and changes in nutrients within the proper ecosystem for survival — as well as the above mentioned. The rapid global overpopulation is increasing the world’s food requirement substantially, logically resulting in increased habitat loss to feed the large numbers — an impending global food crisis will become a major source for destruction of habitats, and has already been charted. Solutions for such damage include but are not limited to; developing family planning programs in urban areas of rapid population growth, developing techniques to increase the yield in agricultural output without increasing the need for land supply, protecting remaining sections of natural habitats, preserving habitats of nearly extinct species, etc.
→ Overpopulation — When numbers of a type of organism exceed the carrying capacity it attributes to the overpopulation of its natural habitat; this dangerous and unstoppable force is most often associated with human population growth and the damaging impact it continues to reek upon the Earth. Simply, overpopulation does not depend on the size or the density but also the ratio, as all three must be considered when looking further into sustainable resources. Overpopulation typically occurs with increased birth rates, decreased death rates due to the advances of modern day medical advances, increases in immigration to a particular area, and so on; quickly natural resources are depleted, in full. Resource determinations when evaluating overpopulation include clean water, food, shelter, and warmth; as well as other wherewithal to sustain life. Scientific research also includes the quality of life as stresses to sustaining resources produce hardships which diminish quality of life. In this case, organisms consume resources faster than they can be renewed. Also results via human actions are destroying Earth’s top soil by chemical contamination to produce quick growth of food; human actions are also consuming fossil fuels at a dangerously high rate leading to global warming, with the more people the larger the increase.
→ Pollution — Contaminants into an environment, is known as pollution; these contaminants cause instability, disorder, harm, and/or discomfort to the eco-system – which contaminate and kill. Pollution takes place in several vast forms that include chemical substances, energy, noise, light, and heat; and can be both naturally occurring and unnatural in its occurrences. Scientific data, from 2007 indicate that the globes top pollution production locations include China, India, Russia, Ukraine, and Zambia; with the leader Azerbaijan. Adverse air quality can kill many organisms, including humans; ozone is a leading cause for respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, throat inflammation, chest pain, and/or congestion in humans. Water pollution in itself kills up to 14,000 humans each day, mainly due to sewage contamination; while over 656,000 die premature deaths in China each year because of its air pollution. Studies conducted in the United States show that 50,000 may be killed annually, from some sort of pollution; while Canada refuses to comply with environmental regulations for environmental awareness. Noise pollution induces hearing loss, stress, sleep disturbances, and high blood pressure; also ascribed to serious medial concerns and even the possibility of human death. Additionally; mercury, lead, and various heavy metal compounds increase moderate to severe neurological problems in children and adults, lead to higher than normal infant mortality rates, and charted over centuries at a rate growing off charts lead in the cause of birth defects.
→ Sea Level Rise — Occurring at a rate of 1.8 mm from the prior century, current research revel alarming trends; with the effects of global warning rates started increasing near 2.8 and 3.1 each year, alone, between 1993 and 2003. Increasing temperatures result directly in sea level rise by thermal expansion of water; additional to the water being let into the oceans by melting ice sheets of both poles. Values for predicted sea level rise over the course of the next century are predicted at 90 to 880 mm; with a rise of 1.3 meters in the next century alone. The largest concern is that of global warming melting polar ice caps, which would yield a rise above 880 mm; and is primary based on how quickly the sea can sustain balance line altitudes.
As chronicled from the above educational sources, each environmental concern reserves a adjacent link with a second and third; in a hazardous domino effect — this domino effect has the global potential of destroying Mother Earth and all life on the planet. Science continues to pay close attention to all environmental impacted sources; measuring them and releasing data to provide a deeper education that must be known. Responsibility cannot be achieved by a single individual, nor should one bear the weight as Mother Earth has; by far this should be a global effort to return to the proper yield in nature respect of the primate man.
(Copyright © Social Media News 2009)
Initially established in 1973 as an ARPANET inclusion, the principal ideas of electronic mailing established an altered global perception of shifting trends. Packaged within the Defense Department’s ‘Advanced Research Project Agency Network’ during the historical Cold War, the conceptual idea assisted the military to acquire data and voice communication by pioneering technological means — superior in functionality to primitive telephone communications. Bringing to light innovation, decades later that would encapsulate daily life; changing the world with colossal effect. Electronic mail, known under the term ‘email’, first transformed traditional ideas of messenger communication between sender and recipient. Atypical to its postal ‘snail’ mail counterpart, electronic mail involves no postal fees per messages sent; at another great advantage transactions are automatic, doing away with delay; ranging from three to ten business days, depending on location. Based upon a mail provider, simplistic new-age concepts allow electronic mail to be exchanged without limitation twenty-four hours a day at an interval of seven days a week; textual based email can also include audio, file data, graphic images, video, and zip folders. Due to its exceptional benefits, electronic mail has grown to become a preferred route for electronic message communication at a rate that has decreased the snail mail dependence. As a result of preference, technological reports reflect that only 1 in 4 electronic mail consumers have their inbox under control; while many log into a accumulated heap of clutter and confusion from overflowing backlogs of email — at times reflecting thousands of new messages that steadily increase by shocking rates.
According to Ferris Research the average person receive up to thirty legitimate emails each day at/from work, in excess of twenty personal messages per day; while at a daily rate, an average daily user receives 15+ additional messages that classify as spam — the bulk abuse of electronic systems via various means of unwanted contact. Overwhelming, electronic messages double when a single day is taken off, triple when two days are vacated, and rise in plentiful abundance with each day that electronic mail goes without being sorted — at a rate of failure for the recipient, as often important messages are lost within a plethora of inbox messages. Chaotic inboxes can simply be controlled with recommended data management techniques, yielding important steps for the uncontained untidiness that is email. A large factor in inbox maintenance is organized discipline. With the increase in user-generated content and technological reliance of the twenty-first century, proper discipline is to check electronic mail daily; with proper utilization of data management tips, daily checks will allow each user to reduce the mass electronic traffic that is ‘new mail’ — there should be no excuse for a inbox bolstering thousands of new messages.
 Delete, Delete, Delete — If the sender is not recognized, directly look to the subject of the message; subject fields that make no sense, include odd characters, and/or alpha-numeric nonsense need to be deleted straight away. If the sender is not known and there is no information in the subject line, delete the message. By utilizing the delete feature, one can quickly skim the inbox and navigate by checking each message that prove to be rubbish with a mass delete — this will also protect the computer, as opening strange electronic mailings attribute to the most computer viruses; while it helps to clear the confusion. Once completed, so not to be a hoarder, progress to step two.
 Sort By Type — Again, the previous step must be completed prior to moving forward; without implementation of deleting useless content, nothing has been achieved. Every service provider allows for user personalization in the way of creating personal folders, folder options should be utilized at all times for proper organization. Creating folders will serve many functions, the first however is to sort through an initially muddled inbox. In example; family related email, business based email, and/or email sent by friends should have a properly designated folder — going a step further one can even create folders based on type/name of business based electronic mail, type/name/group/location of friends, type/name/location of family, and so forth. Once folders are created, start trekking down the list of inbox contents; starting with a folder at a time, place a check by all unchecked mail that goes into that folder, and move these files — to save time, come back to each folder after mails are moved to their proper location so that priorities are reserved. Sort though each folder and process to the next step.
 Check Email Daily — Once paving the way to a fresh pavement treat your inbox like the freeway to electronic socialization; to evade traffic back-ups and crashes the highway should be maintained daily— at least once, some may even benefit from several checks per day if possible. This will become the golden ticket to ensure important messages are obtained in a timely manner; as one cannot blame anyone but themselves for missing an important deadline or critical message due to the overage. Once mail is read use digression to delete the message or move it to the proper folder that was made in step two. Subsequent to folders are recommended for creation as folders can be used a variety of ways for data organization. In example, for electronic mail that requires a personal follow up, that cannot be done at the time of reading create a personalized “follow up” folder; allow ten to thirty days from the date on the mailing to complete the task and when it is finished send it to the trash bin — flag each uncompleted follow up if the deadline has not been met and get to these first. This allows for a clear inbox and provides that all deadlines and/or follow ups are met within time.
 Filter Folders — In utilization for created folders, filtration methods should be established for inbound electronic mail; at first filtering may seem too time consuming, yet substantial benefit result per systematic modification — each provider allows inbox mail to be filtered, once filters are established the email will appear as a new message in the designated folder. Filtration can be done via means of name, subject, or keyword factors; check with your provider for simple step by step directions as each seems to vary slightly. One can even filter unwanted email to the trash bin and/or send filtered spam to the spam or trash.
 Take Out The Garbage — Daily checks of electronic mail should also come with daily deletes of the trash bin. However, prior to doing so always check it to make sure that everything placed in it should go to the invisible land field; as once deleted no restore button can undo such move. The same should be done for spam folders, which all providers supply; first skimming the folder before removing the data – spam folder condense do not need to be sent to the trash, and delete when prompted to or at intervals set by the provider.
(Copyright © Social Media News 2009)
The twenty-first century reflects rich diversity as a globally interconnected society, chief researchers at the Oxford Institute chart a significant amplification in data regarding the reliance on computerized technological devices. Nonetheless, reality needs no scientific figures to notice such growth; intensified connectivity impacts our day-to-day life, as we go on a pursuit for services that provide an instant connection; without service outages, hassles, and errors. The amplified dependence upon technology and connectivity spans the globe, visually noticed each day by; the obnoxious cell phone driver, the addictive cell phone user, the fast fingered texting addict, the growing generation of Apple I-phone fanatics and I-pod listeners, the mobile Kindle bookworms, the must have Wi-Fi PC infusions, the subwoofer enthusiast, the lost souls without GPS navigation, the speeders with radar protection, the famed Youtube amateur videographers, and so forth — changing with the diversity of the universal technological consumption, as brands and products become a top priory. As a technological product, many people often forget internal storage; for some products that storage must be purchased in the proper form of memory chips/cards – the chips/cards arrange in price nd in size, thus it is recommended to research needs prior to a purchase.
A question often asked is ‘how much storage space do I need’, a simplistic inquiry yet challenging in its answer. For a proper result one first must be aware of the data they will be saving to their internal memory, and relayed to the assistant; be it documentation, compact disk installs, database files, downloaded music, downloaded programs, gadgets, images, serial gaming quests, software testing, tools, tutorials, and so forth — as each concept has a different average bit storage rate. Secondly, it is a recommended idea for the purchaser and assistant both to know just what they are receiving; as the two letter abbreviations can be chaotic to comprehend. Below, I have included resources for such information as well as broke each down, simplistically.
—Common Acceptance of Storage Rates—
-Manufactures often create simplistic and easy to comprehend integers to assist in buyers/clients/techies retain information; as storage does get rather hard to understand.
→ Bit = 0 or 1
→ Bytes = 8 bits
→ Kilobyte (KB) = 1,000 bytes
→ Megabyte (MB) =1,000,000 bytes
→ Gigabyte (GB) = 1,000,000,000 bytes
→ Terabyte (TB) = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes
With USB flash drives becoming increasing popular and being renovated in look and function, I am choosing to use these devices to provide a rough estimate of storage; excluding the terabyte form which follow. Users must note that with storage it can drastically vary, due to size and length; as well as file types – which is why one must always use acceptable file types.
→ Megabyte: 64 – Expect to store approximately 30 photos, 15 Mp3s, and 0.1 minutes of video
→ Megabyte: 256 – Expect to store approximately 122 photos, 61 Mp3, and 0.5 minutes of video
→ Megabyte: 512 – Expect to store approximately 243 photos, 122 Mp3s, and 1 minute of video.
→ Gigabyte: 2 – Expect to store approximately 973 photos, 486 Mp3s, and 3.9 minutes of video.
→ Gigabyte: 4 – Expect to store approximately 1946 photos, 973 Mp3s, and 7.8 minutes of video
→ Gigabytes: 34 – Expect to store approximately 15,565 photos, 7,783 Mp3s, and 62.3 minutes of video.
Note: Storage rates are conditional to all three being simultaneously, in example if you were a photographer that stored photos only; the rate for photos would be higher, equivalent to video, and music.
Is my top recommendation for an external hard drive, as maximum capacity for personal use is arduous to reach; most will never meet full capacity in their lifetime.
→ 916,259,689 pages of plaintext documents averaging 1,200 characters each
→ 4,581,298 books with an average of 200 pages
→ 349,525 digital photos averaging 3MB each
→ 262,144 Mp3 files averaging 4MB each
→ 1,613 650MB Compact Discs
→ 233 4.38GD DVD’s
→40 25GB Blu-Ray discs
Note: Again, this is based on the simultaneous storage of all the above, if a user has no desire to store blu-ray, dvd’s, or compact disks storage will dramatically increase.
→ Petabyte = 1,000,000,000,000,000
→ Exabyte = 1, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000
→ Zettabyte = 1, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000,000
→ Yottabyte =1, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000,000,000
Note: These are not use for personal use, yet; but for business server use
→ In a 2009 poll the Internet was estimated to contain 500 exabytes of information
(Copyright © Social-Media-News 2009)
Concluding the month of December 2009, The University of California released an extensive study charting American computer usage; astonishing scientific results conclude a daily median of users absorb 34 gigabytes, an increase yielded by the year’s social media revolution — while 100,000 words were eyed each day, a level of comprehension is retained. A large amount of that information is viewed and/or shared a single time from social media and platform giants; while a chunk is saved each day to an internal hard drive inside a PC, without a second thought of the consequences. Expeditiously, resources become exhausted as the computer user saves additional content within a limited space; leading to an unexpected internal hard drive failure. A sorrowful occurrence of a enormous loss in needed data, that cannot be retrieved from a spent drive; the circle of technological life is that at some point in time ‘all’ internal hard drives will suffer from a failure — many sooner than others due to use. As a social media canvasser and journalist, I’m also a chic geek and aficionado of present day technology; thus I strongly recommend the purchase of an external hard drive and quote the importance of backing up all data saved to the internal memory.
—Early Warning Signs—
In isolated incidences a user may notice an array of problems before the internal hard drive fails. Below are typical errors to be encountered pending an internal hard drive failure. It needs to be noted that once a pattern is noticed in a system dysfunction, a backup plan must be put in effect without delay.
→ The computer freezes repeatedly, much more than a typical corruption that may occur once a month from system overload. When such happens entry from the keyboard fails as well as the mouse cursor remains stationary; if seen at all. The only solution to this is a cold boot, since one cannot access a normal shut down; cold boots are preformed when manually shutting the computer off — by holding down the off switch/button, restarting will often lead to a resume normally or ‘start in safe mode’.
→ The computer functions, yet functionality is at a snail’s crawl. Opening files, accessing programs, and so forth take forever to load and function with the same slow rate — increasing massive frustration. Opening too many programs, typically yield the result of PC freezing which a manual cold boot restart is required.
→ Files, usually recently saved or retrieved, seem to mysteriously disappear; usually failing to reappear, as the internal hard drive starts crashing severely more and more files will see this fate. Due to this occurrence, again, it is of the upmost importance to back up your work; an external hard drive is recommended and will pay for its expense in the future – another option is to pay for a web-base service that is accredited in backing up data.
→ While some computers may lock up during start-up, failing internal drives are frequent for lock-up booting. There will be a defiant pattern of notice for this.
Failures are a black and white yin and yang occurrence, if the drive is functioning to any extent; the above may continue happen. Failures vary by degree, however, a total failure will exhibit the signs listed below:
→ Collaborate your senses, real internal failures require hearing as a failed hard drive will produce horrid metallic sound of disorder; which will be the first prognoses of a critical issue — far from noiseless, often the hard drive will be heard in a variety of ways. Sounds are produced from the read/write head, on the internal hard drive aimlessly trouncing around without the ability to save data – since it can no longer write the data to the drive itself.
→ One may believe aliens overtook their system, as the ‘blue screens of death’; keep users from engaging in their computing. Also referred to as the “Blue Screen of Death” both are a common colloquialism used for screen errors — these are most notably reserved for aMicrrosoft Windows product.
→ Due to a failed internal hard drive, the system will not boot. Booting simply means the starting of one’s system to get to the desktop, internet access, and downloaded programs. Once the hard drive fails, turning on the computer goes no place but sets there uselessly.
In a case of a failing internal hard drive a series of testing may identify the problem; these steps are researved for advanced computer users; less advanced users may wish to take their system to tech support or a friend with common advanced system know how — as the case must be opened for diagnostic testing steps below:
→ First, check the power cable to ensure a proper connection is made to the internal drive
→ Second, after checking the power cable, the data cable needs to be checked to ensure proper establishment to the internal drive.
→ Third, getting more advanced; if an IDE drive is the type of drive in the system the red edge of thee ribbon should be properly aligned. Pin One should be aligned close to a power adaptor switch; this is where the red ribbon earlier mentioned should be lined up correctly. Failure to do so will result in problems.
→ A Master/slave assignment should be set up, properly; if this is a IDE drive. Without this problems will arise.
→ Once a connection is verified, next check to see if the drive registers; if the drive doesn’t show the problem is that of a failed internal hard drive. One step on IDE drives to go functionally though the BIOS to connect. If it does connect this simply means its visible but not viable
→ Antiviral programs, store bought, come with boot disks; using such disk. A full scan of the internal drive will function if part of the internal drive is still executable, however this doesn’t signify a fully functioning drive. If anything is found to me malicious, a scan should be allowed to clean up the blunders’ which may buy a few more days/weeks.
→ FDICK is the recommended program for the examination of internal computer drives, that is rather simple to use; each drive is scanned and if no internal hard drive information is retrieved that drive indicated severe damage.
→ Lastly, system utilities like ‘scan disk’ and/or ‘disk check’ should be deployed only if the internal drive is partial in its function. For those with a full mechanical failure, nothing will function as it should; not even system tools or system restore.
No software utility software is currently in existence to salvage lost data; which is why back up, again, is of extreme importance. Partially collapsed internal disks may retain “some” of the saved data with various disk utility programs; however you must find the correct program prior to its recovery feat. If the disk continues to fail, without back up, commonly and/or saved files will often disappear. Yielding the blue screen of death or mammoth freezing when trying to use a computer; that may be of a snail’s pace., which is why once must be cautious prior to saving to an internal disk as space is limited and major mess ups can easily occur.
(Copyright © Social-Media-News 2009)
Subtle solidarity between the computer and the Internet often reflects simultaneous functionality, while the technological advance of the Internet can be charted to prior decades of the 1960s; roots for the computer have came to evolve from the seventeenth century, a terminology that referred to a person or group who carried out mathematical calculations — not until the blueprinting of the Internet was the amendment made to change its meaning, within the twentieth century. Developers and scientific researchers predisposed, both computer and Internet, to a battery of tests to ensure function and future sustainability; charting astonishing technological growth over a period of ten years — nevertheless this technology would come to surpass logical prophecy with unforeseen predictions, universally dominating its palpable presence in the twenty-first century.
Gradually an exceptional year is brought to a close with unanticipated scientific figures; historically 2009’s placement within technological record books will be marked as the foundation establishment of the social media revolution – started by micro-blogging sensation Twitter. Chronicled by a proficient research project, conducted by The University of California; each day the average connected user glances over 100,000 words of digestible content -- assisted by an immense increase in user-generated content, which grew to well above 280% for the year. Inconceivable these reports conclude that the human brain, a central processing unit itself, takes in an surfeit of 34 GB of data each day; including text, audio podcasts, music streams, audio voice mail, gaming, videocasting, video tutorials, music videos, new casting, informational research, gadget and tool function, sidetracked useless information, social media, micro-blogging, commenting, etc. without limitations. These statistical figures came with radical increases from the previous years of study, showing that between 1980 and 2008 pulled data reflected a 350% increase in the number of bytes used day by day.
Quickly, computer storage can become exhausted; on both personalized and store bought machines — leading to dreadful hard drive failures. As a personal recommendation and storage solution, computer owners should proper investment into an external hard drive. Assisting the user by utilizing ease-of-access, these drives are plug-and-play and attach to the owners computer via USB port; simply meaning that straight out of its box, once plugged into the port it immediately functions and is ready to start storing data – these devices can be powered single handedly by a computer but it is recommended to plug them into a power outlet also for speed; as they are modern high screen machines.
Once the proper sized external drive is purchased, I recommend following two steps; both will insure computer’s speed and save from internal hard drive overloading. First; transfer all files including documents, audio, video, images, games, and so forth. Buyers will not be able to transfer licensed programs, but are able to do so with freeware and open source programs — these organic open source programs should be looked father into, as another recommendation, as transfer is simple. Keep in mind that once transferred to an external hub, the existing files will continue to exist on the internal drive, as this is merely a copy of content function. Transferred files should always be ensured of their save externally, as corruptions can happen but are rare, you will need to delete the internal duplicates to free space — which is indicative of clearing clutter and speeding up the system. In an effort of saving time, full files can be transferred; however, if you have 1,003 unfiled photos you do not need to manually transfer them one by one, highlight all files and drag them to the proper folder created within the external drive —transferring data requires a split screen view to function, one screen will have internal files as the other will house external information; creating a easy drag and drop function. Once transferred and cleaned off internal hard drive it is critically important to run system tools; including a ‘disk clean up’ and system ‘defrag‘ to notice a increase in speed with a reboot after completing all utility clean ups – registry cleaners, like System Mechanic, also need to run, again with a system reboot. Second, modify all browser settings to store files on the external drive; this can be done in settings and include all browsers in use — this must be done for all programs that previously saved to the internal disk, such as music and video download hosts.
External hard drives vary in cost, depending on storage size; these now come currently in a variety of sizes, designs, and colors. Myself, I have a 2 terabyte external ‘Western Digital: My Book Duel Drive’ and recommend it with a high approval rating as it is by many –- its costs under $350 on sale, but with in store discounts, rewards, and a flirty attitude I walked out with $125 in savings on my purchase! Prior to purchase the buyer needs to know what will be stored, to determine external storage; than surpass then nearly double that estimate, so to not purchase a device too small for future use. However, it should be noted “you get what you pay for” in technology and life; spend a few extra dollars for a better product to serve purpose. Prior to buying, also research extensively and read user reviews using your own disgressions; this also needs to be achieved prior to each purchase of any object,
Is Your Internal Hard Drive Failing: Important Concepts To Help Determine Yes/No
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Gliding his metallic black Mercedes into a parking location reserved for him, dressed in ebony tailored suit he clutches a leather briefcase as he exits his car; insuring his own protection, as from a keychain he locks his vehicle’s doors striding towards his firm — placing the miniature technological device in his pocket, aware that with the keyed noise his expansive car alarm was activated. His mind overran with a corporate daily agenda and meeting schedule, as he checks his I-phone; glancing up to insure his clear path — he establishes his daily ritual. Walking to the entrance he crosses the threshold of technological innovation, swiping an employee card he gains entrance instantly with its conjunction to the facial recognition system put in effect. Entering the communal area he is greeted by a chipper Starbuck’s barista who hands him his preferred blend of top-rated coffee and makes his way to the waiting doors of a grand elevator. Two floors of seamlessly silence pass before his pager, clasped to his belt, sounds loudly; his presence known to the building, by a new-age structured computer system which galvanized the moment he swiped the magnetic strip of his employee card — a new-age replacement to outdated time clocks, used in its accordance with facial recognition. Exiting through the double doors of the tenth floor, he has no keys to his magnificent beach-view office; as an alternative he places his hand on the touch pad on the wall and from his handprint the door to his office automatically opens welcoming the Vice President of Marketing – behind him, his co-worker lays her hand on the touch pad; her office door across the way opens as she scurries to answer a ringing landline phone. With another soft touch, his computer powers on as he arranges his technological devices on his oversized desk for better access; getting himself ready for the chaos of overseeing $5.2 billion in sales, he finishes his beverage checking his internal corporate mail — just moments before being pulled into his first meeting of the day.
His wife a successful award-winning journalist, steps out of the shower; sashaying her way through their Beverly Hill’s townhouse, embraced with the gentle touch of a pink cashmere robe — pressed to her ear, the I-phone. Sauntering downstairs she’s followed by two feisty felines and two puppy-mill rescued canines; tending first to their breakfast she sips her brewed from home cappuccino, startled by an incoming fax in the joint office upstairs. Work-at-home, has found her; without make-up, a towel on her head, and her figure nude under her robe. Set in her ways she would never trade her employment choice with her husband; contented with the flexibility she dominates as her own boss, scheduling her own hours she is fulfilled by the ability to break at will – knowledgably aware of his stresses. She heads upstairs to the captivation of dings indicating forthcoming socialization and electronic mail; messages from her peers, friends, family, and co-workers from all over the world. Applying make-up, two more faxes come in to peak her curious mind; she dresses saucy attire, prior to starting her own personalized work day — but first she must take the dogs for a morning stroll and complete her fitness ritual, united in social communication along the way. Essential, the outdoor silence begins a stress free morning, basking in the radiant sunshine of southern California. Returning to a keyless entry apartment building, she heads to her townhouse unit; starting her work day, hours after her husband’s rigorous mandatory schedule. Insuring the animals are content with affection, she heads upstairs to a clutter-free office; a plethora of new-age technological devices collected by both sets on two work stations, ready for their outshined use. Reviewing the faxed data, she picks up three new jobs as a noble journalist and returned signed signatures; as well as NDAs. Her day saturates with endless possibilities and opportunities as she slides an index finger slowly down a built-in finger-print reader; giving her the only allowed access to her beloved personal computer, quickly personalized access. Logging on with username and password, her time clock registers her presence; enjoying another work-at-home calendar day in the comforts of the capacious townhouse she calls home. Indicated by a collection of browsers, she keeps all of her work sorted; as well as maintains that personal sign-in accounts are separate from work — proving her expertise in multitasking for socializations. Industrious in her required daily tasks, she follows a step-by-step web-based schedule; insuring that each compound undertaking is finished on time with the charisma of professionalism — furthering her career to receive more superior jobs, all while the I-phone rings and technology drives a hard influence with social communication.
Globally, business professionals find successes assisted by current day technological gadgets and advances into the future; modernized in vast usage, technologically has become necessary to triumphant survival amidst extremity of contemporary work environments — allowing connectivity, data sharing, statistical retrieval, socializations, these outside connections are endless in their possibilities to facilitate employment ease. Without discrimination this newly created trend of technology is heavily utilized by those holding corporate office positions and those in profit yielding work-at-home careers — statistically evident, technology is a new universal segment to modern day trade. Frenzied with to-do-lists, workers of the twenty-first century have become absentminded of their ancestors 150 years aforementioned; without technology a much calmer life subsisted, time was marked simplistically with four seasonal changes — a natural life cycle, from sun-up to sun-down. Ancient history of the past, this segment of lifestyles has been radically overturned by a generation of high dollar technology and modernism; each making our life easier with distinctive functionality. However, change was nothing new historically for both eras; it was the life of forefathers that paved the global successes of today — with an era known as the Industrial Revolution, introducing machines to perform at a faster rate of production than the preceding manual focus. Without the Industrial Revolution, computer technology would have never been possible nor would the computerized gadgets that have encapsulated life.
Once again impressive changes have been made to professionalism and technology, with another revolution; The Social Media Revolution. Channeled from mobile technological devices and computers world-wide, the social media revolution provides individual users the unique chance to become their own unique outlet for personalized shared media; providing means to create, edit, censor, share, and remove content all while increasing global socializations. Targeted initially for the Internet’s average daily consumers, this prevailing revolution has largely impacted business professionals and business marketing. With over a billion bits of data shared each day on 300 functional social networks, users are met with choices in which network they are best suited for; each offering something atypical from counterparts in the areas of functionality, usage, and subjectivity. Unexplainable in reasoning, research exposes an alarming trend that very few of these social media networks are open only to a net gain of professionals — targeting an extensive global audience, Sprouter leads in business recommendations as a familiarized functioning network that welcomes the compatible business mind.
—What Is It—
Sprouter, is a social media network of the twenty-first century global revolution; offering world-wide collaborations between buoyant new comers and established entrepreneurs — targeting male and females with intelligent business minds, the network stands only for those involved in business. Skilled innovators take to the network with wide-ranging partnerships, met with respectful connections and communication. Members are connected together, a variety of ways; including topical choices that petition for real-time data feedback; in micro-blogging form — an allowance of 140 characters, from a database of over an active 2500. Connecting, globally, each member’s posted events are marked with attentiveness; allowing relevant locals to embark on each. Distinctive to other new-age social networking sites; Sprouter’s professional flare is noted in member courtesy, kindness, and willingness to provide accurate assistance to those imploring newly created business ventures – subjective to business professionalism popular topical choices include, but are not limited to, business strategies, CMS, SEO, web hosting, business, media marketing, and so forth.
→ Sprouter’s name implies professional business growth. Membership is free for all who have a valid electronic mail address for activation; helping to also reduce spam drastically. These members are able to ‘sprout’ communications on the medium; by adding their comments as replies, the more replies a user or tag is indicative to its growth.
→ Similar to hashtags on Twitter, American based pound symbols are used on Sprouter to preface influential topics of a business focus; each tags leads to a group where members can review, per tag, a database of content regarding that particular tag — bringing members together by common interests this system also functions to answer reproduced questions relating to the topic, and can be subscribed to. These tags have no limits in amount; existing grouped tags appear in green whereas non-existing tagged groups appear in white that may indicate a misspelling. For members wishing to add a tag that is not in existence, three easy steps can be followed; modifications are also possible if mistakes arise.
→ Link (URLS) can be included and are often included in Sprouter communication, this remarkable quality provides prompt and accurate assistance for business professionals. Links often include data for common business problems, from a global net base; but can include members blogs with various data or exposure, current events, business based information, tutorial assistance, product recommendations, leading industry news, SEO, CMS, global trends, and more.
→ Sprouter mans a concurrent networking blog in respect of professional minded Data included within this feature publication include, but is not limited to; site updates, restoration of site errors, professional business-based information, site data, and meetings. Meetings are between Sprouter members and are cleverly titled ‘Spout-ups’; with an international professional focus meetings are held in Canada, The United States, and United Kingdom respectfully — targeting the business mentality these meetings assist in business and allow members to come together and share in real-time while putting a face to the username.
→ Newsletters also keep Sprouter members in the know, with the same complexity of the above described web-based blog; these optional electronic featured dole out current site based news, repairs, updates, business impacts, and featured members. Streamlined in their design, Sprouter’s newsletter’s maintains high professionalism; careful not to displease the member obtaining this informational print. Flanked by the blog, information can be recalled even by members opting out of electronic sign up; as data doubles in appearance on the blog.
→ Two options are available for members to receive data on Sprouter, maintaining socialization professionally; with two subcategories as well. First, members can receive updates from all active users; by clicking navigation for ‘everyone’. Utilizing this recommend option will not dole out a massive list, but a complete list of user-generated business content. Second, members who only desire updates from their following list solitary can navigate by ‘following’; giving updates from those who are followed. Private messages can be sent and responded to, using a micro-blogging presence; between two connected members. Lastly, mentions can be retrieved by clicking the mentioning navigation; this will only give forth those members who have responded to one or more post.
Sprouter does not only provide a professional social network for business and professional collaboration; it extends to provide formal inspiration to up-in-comers who partake in the remarkable feat of business education. At a level of aggregated respect, existing members are willing to lend a hand at their own digressions — attune to the Internet and its deceptions. With high recommendations for business socialization, Sprouter maintains pinnacled excellence for those who understand the stressful impact of sustaining successes in today’s business industry — and should be considered, for all who fit the category of business professional.
Referenced in 40,000 online resources Trend Hunter boasts the largest gathering of cutting age web-based trends; becoming the Internet’s number one source for global popularizations. Sourced by modern mainstream media, Trend Hunter is sustained with the diversity of over 30,000 active members world-wide; featuring 58,000 micro-trends and new-age innovated initiatives — a global surplus of 9+ million viewers stumble to the website each month. Providing extensive assistance to the average Internet user, Trend Hunter also extends a hand of inspiration to journalists, freelance writers, industry professionals, aspirant entrepreneurs, professors, and anyone with remarkable curiosity — curious to its professional viewers, tools are offered for this select group. Atypical to smaller browser trending hosting sites, Trend Hunter covers a substantial array of topics and groups each within topical clusters; updating itself with all occurred trend changes, new data appears for viewers as well as previous searchable information.
Free Trend Hunting was launched in 2005, by Jeremy Gutsche; author of Exploiting Chaos, a book that climbed from September to the highest ranking spot in late 2009 as CEO Read. Mr. Gutsche has excelled in basic public speaking and remains as the most requested speaker in a corporate perspective. Tagged as ‘a new breed of trend spotter’ by The Guardian, his influence extends to both Economist and the Financial Times to public appearances on the popular broadcasting source Fox News. Prior to his powerful Trend Hunter website release his employment was with the Monitor Group as a management consultant; there he focused on leading strategies for an extensive list of Fortune 50 cliental — also working closely with government. Achieving success at 28, Gutsche lead his team to mature a portfolio that reached over $1 billion; becoming one of Capital One’s youngest innovative leads as a director of business. A leader in inspiration world-wide, he teaches the value of viral trends and cutting age approaches to audiences of hopeful entrepreneurs and billionaires with a fervor that is nothing less than contagious; his personalized spin on methodical business innovation.
Integrated on both Twitter and Facebook Trend Hunter brings its amazing collection of modernized trends to twenty-first century social media; including weekly e-mail reports and customized RSS topical feeding for web publishing. Trend Hunter’s weekly electronic mailing glamorizes members with a collection of breaking news, trends within its highest viewed pop culture cluster, and only twenty of the hundreds of trends for the previous week — with careful consideration to signed up members, not to spam too much information in their streamlined feature; filtering the best ideas by popular desire. A new-age newsletter is offered as well by the enterprise full of data and can be signed up for via electronic mail; Trend Hunter’s Newletter offering trends in business and marketing, environment issues, design, fashion, and pop culture trends.
Beautiful, artistic photographs line the homepage; each marking a current trend for the time of publishing, changing with time. Trend Hunter’s website navigation displays a multitude of options for reference, offering something for everyone; including but not limited to art, business, celebrity, eco-friendly, life, pop culture, sex, technology — an option will be provided to include more clusters of topics within each personalized web-based search. New information is provided for users at the top of the homepage; this information is also sectioned off by category. Funny, odd, hot, nerdy, and must see information can easily be clicked through; as well as best content of the year, popular, and trending video content — not limiting itself the top 5,000 10,000 and 50,000 can be skimmed via category also. Endless content easily can be found for those with remarkable inquiring minds.
Membership to Trend Hunter is free, giving members more control over their own personalization of content; members are gave an option to be a trend hunter and collect money based on their unique finds. All Trend Hunter members are free to submit their own trends and even purchase licensed Trend Hunter merchandise; including trendy t-shirts, tote bags, hoodies, underwear, baby products, tank tops, and bags — unlike most sites of the caliber, prices are very reasonable. Providing members with deserved consieration for their hard work, Trend Hunter has placed in effect a Top 10; listing the top trend posters of the day, as well as the top 100 for all time. This web-based ranking system includes the name of each trend hunter, the amount of trends they have posted for the day, and the total of trends posted durning site membership; at superstardom level Bianca Bartz leads with 4,788 trends. Laid out in a clean and uncluttered page design Trend Hunter gives everyone just what they wish for and more, when it comes to the measurement of web-based trending.
(Copyright © Social-Media-News 2009)
The restructured platform of globally associated socialization, known simply as the Internet; encapsulates a plethora of personalized status updates, customized icons, link exchanges, and a flood of user-generated subject matter — abundant in textual, auditory, video, and imaging presence. Traditional ideas of broadcasting media, present for decades, have been refurbished for each unique user; as current events trek weighted paths to the user instead of the user seeking out the topical interests of their media content. Everyday citizens, most holding no professional degree in journalism, become channels for their own media — decreasing popular reliance on the television and newspaper counterparts. In a worldwide explosion, social media sites are increasing in both quantity and quality monthly, with figures in excess of 300 popular sites sustaining existence at the end of 2009 — the year of the new-age social media revolution. Leading researchers in technological trends have had many hypothetical predictions imploded, by a growth level surpassing innovative estimates; yet science has unearthed an alarming trend regarding the decreasing age range of current day social media cliental.
Without a logical solution, social media giants Twitter, Myspace, and Facebook affix guidelines that state to use their services users must be above the technological common age of thirteen. Often broken by an impecunious need for attention, children are not aware that their fabrication can carry a dangerous and even deadly consequence. Globally, websites have no approach to determining the correct age new members; reliance is reflected upon the parents awareness of their child(ren)’s online behaviors. As trendy as must have cell phone usage, texting, and ‘all the rage’ idolizations of Miley Cyrus; the conceptual idea of socialization via social media has spread like wildfire with preteens. The Pew Internet Research agency, polled 700 and 935 youngsters in two separate American studies during 2006; yielding results that between 12 to 14 year olds near 40% had at least a single online profile of some variety – 42% of them reported that these profiles were checked daily, 31% a multitude of times per day, and disturbingly over half reported that the parents/guardian were not aware of these profiles. Causing even more alarm, The Office of Communications settled in the United Kingdom conducted an extensive eighty page study; results exposed 41% of 8-11 year olds had a profile online that their parents were not aware of, all deceptive in their age to the medium – most fictional presences were reported at 18 years old, the legal age in most counties. At length, Myspace was the targeted social network of influence and while 27% of 8-11 year olds knew of the age restrictions a profile was still created, 25% dangerously had publicly submitted viable personal information while not being aware of the risk involved including photos and locations, a registered two-thirds of parents report to knowing of their child’s internet use yet the children reported 53% of times their Internet use was unmonitored.
Released in February 2009, neuroscientists reported that the conceptual process of social media damages children’s brains due to its objective idea of short conversation at rapid rates. Nonetheless, it must be said that passive parenting and the Internet do not mix and may even yield a deadly result; parents need to take proactive steps when it comes to allowing their child the privilege of Internet use — far from being that of a right. Encouraged, parents should closely monitor their child(ren) online; if allowed online at all at such young ages. Precautions should be made to educate the child of the dangers when it comes to conversing with Internet strangers; no stops should be pulled to relay information as to how dangerous and deadly this action may be. Proper utilization of computer tools should always be strictly maintained, as these tools will allow the parents dominance over Internet control; page restrictions, time restrictions, chat restrictions, and so forth can be set by various programs including the ones built into Microsoft’s new operating system products. Children are the next generation for the future, never should they be placed in harm’s way; as a child would never be allowed to lie down in the middle of the busy street — this concept continues to the busy global traffic of the modern day Internet.
(Copyright © Social-Media-News 2009)
Globally, millions spend a considerable amount of time engaged within Internet affairs, the online population increasing rapidly in rates due primary to the simplistic wide-spread means of accessibility. Shadowing a new-age of modernized Internet services, dial-up telephone communication from a 56K modem has lost its reign to prevailing technological advancements; such as Broadband, Cable, and up-in-coming Wi-Fi entry. Populated with heartened remarkable growth, millions of Internet fans dwell simultaneously interconnected; few understand the complex mechanisms behind the scenes of each popular website — these procedures not only formulate sustainability but drive-up user profitability in returning making the Internet functional.
Incalculable in number, loose statistic estimates yield results that over 10 million active websites exist globally; these figures exclude social networks and personalized blogs. Compulsively traffic filters through the saturated grounds of information abundances, as current studies show that within million of active pages, billion pieces of information exist; providing an extensive global populace the desired search results of their partaking. Infinite in subjectivity, these websites are growing in personalized media due to the social media era of 2009; in accordance the growing profusion of misleading inaccuracy also exists to deceive the human mind –- thus it is recommended to discern information from accredited sites, as the truth. A small percentage of these users, world-wide, investigate with inquiring minds; intrigued by the functionality behind the website itself. Involved in a fascinating feat, this group uses logical mathematical reasoning, of left brain dominance, to delve into the technique behind the World Wide Web. A common inquiry stands behind reported analytical research, “how do websites generate a profit”. As the breakdown of logic rests, very few people understand that for a website to continue sustainability online capital must be involved.
Atypical to globally popular website such as the popular enticement of Twitter and Google which gain their funding of thru investment gambling of venture capitalists; small personal/business sites pay a small fee for website hosting which yields a unique personalized domain, site functionality, security, supportive assistance, and various commitments of storage space — the spectrum for payment for personal hosted sites arrange from $3.95 per month and increases significantly. Seekers of hosting must remember ‘‘you get what you pay for’; research must be obtained prior to choosing a provider, cheap may not serve as the best option for hosting. Once the precise web hosting service is selected those yearning for profitability plunge into various options to achieve their desired results; for a graceful turnover.
→ Direct Banner Advertising
The conceptual idea of direct banner adverting is rather simplistic, a website owner wholesales his/her own advertising space; these prices for advertising space are set solely by the owner of the externally hosted web space. Direct banner advertising is thought of as the most lucrative method of profitability, as there is no middle man exchange between the provider and purchasers/buyers. These banner ads come in four formats; 125x125 buttons, 300x250 rectangles, 120x600 skyscrapers, and 728x90 leader boards. Each size comes with a different price tag, prices arrange from a few dollars upwards to a hundred monthly/annually; this depends on the website owner and the choice site. Buyers conduct a full investigation of the site prior to banner purchases, as their goal is to also flip a profit from their monetary output; buyers examine the sites overall sustainability as well as the sites message – critical to buyers is the traffic to the site and the hosted domain, reluctant to purchase their banner space on sites that do not uphold their own hosted domain. Again, both the buyer and provider desire profitability; each banner has its own unique address in a marketing technique to the buyer so to keep a close eye on their revenue from a particular page banner — dropping their phased if no monetary value is derived, leaving the provider searching to fill in the gap.
→ PPC Advertising Networks
This acronym stands for Pay Per Click, (PPC) requires the website owner to register his/her site on a pay per click network; once registered within these networks the website owner is then able to copy and paste formed coding into their webpage. The pay per click network is largely formed by textual, image, or video advertisements; each advertisement is relevant to the providers web content – in examples a technological website would be subject to tech based pay per click advertisements whereas an environmental friendly site would be encompassed by protect the environment comparative advertisements. These relative forms are true of new-age viral marketing strategies, as a profit for both pay per click provider and buyer need to retain a profit. In this endeavor a site owner earns only when the link is clicked on as does the buyer, taking a big risk; as new-age technology blocks most page adverts in modern times due to web utility programs.
→ Text Link Advertisements
In this method of making money online, from a personally hosted website, the provider/website owner gains a profit by selling textual links using his/her website platform. Website owners also can engage in use by including themselves in specialized networks to automate the text link process. Existing in a global market, this very popular and highly profitable form of website profitability lost its reign with Google. In a critical stage Google struck back to penalize pages listed on its server that engages in improper link selling. Still in existence, as an option for money, some sites follow strict guidelines legally while others illegally operate.
→ CPM Advertising Networks
A highly deployed and influential acronym in a world of short highly digestible information and use-generated content; Cost Per Mile (CPM) Advertising is fundamentally observed on freelance writing websites and has become a highly controversial topic due to many scams surrounding the concept. Using the integer 1,000 this method is highly similar to Pay Per Click methods, yet website owners are paid only via page views; once 1,000 page views are accomplished the website owner gets paid a pittance at the range of $.10 to $10 — which is the smallest profit in any money making technique second to the expired text link advertisements. Profits are far from sustained for a future and for some web owners profits do not put them in black ink – after the monthly output of a host fee, as the user has to produce excessive content for a profit to arrise. Cost Per Mile Advertising has been associated with website host lawsuits and many scams currently exist, due to a dribbled pay out of a mere few cents; causing the introduction of proper freelance pay rates to hit the Internet. Again, Cost Per Mile networking is usually in direct association with inspiring journalists, writers, and bloggers subject to freelance sites; these sites allow anyone to sign into their platform and get paid for their published writing/articles. These freelance sites pay out a profit of pennies and often become a haven for extreme inaccuracy — concerned only about a high profit these sites allow incorrect information to pass through to the public, often a sea of grammatical errors, and without the proper sourcing. In return pennies of pittance are paid out for view to the author who is rewarded for horrid content. Cost Per Mile freelance leads to journalists to obtain a bad reputation, as people must scan first through poorly wrote and inaccurate material to find the properly wrote variety. Most of the sites boast they have editors to fact and spell check, which is false; only a few legal sites exist and information is difficult to find due to the surge in erroneous fluff.
-Other Methods of Web Profitability-
→ Pop Up Advertising
Once a pinnacled success for web owner profitability, pop up advertising still remains the most popular and most lucrative source for revenue on hosted websites; however this foundation for earnings has considerably dropped due to utility programs and web browser extensions disabling pop-up exasperation. From the start of the pop- up marking era this marketing technique has suffered from the drawback of annoyance, losing website visitors overtime that wish not to be bothered by such material. Pop-up windows are often seen as disrespectful to viewers, thus resulting in the advent of pop-up blockers –- most newly modernized browser releases have embedded anti-pop up blockers into their coding, or offer a free downloadable extension, to protect their users from this critical nuisance.
→ Paid Surveys/Polls
A not so common outlet for hosted website profitability, working under the Cost Per Mile method; website owners must first sign up with a service provider. Once a website owner is signed up he/she can start caring out polling and survey means on the website they have ownership rights to. No profit is made by the user taking such poll and these often are abandoned due to the fast paced life of Internet users – leaving owners with a small profit, hardly enough to pay annual user fees.
→ Premium Content
A brand new method for excessive profitability for a single website owner is that of providing premium content; a large return in profit can be turned by proper utilization of such methods. The objective focus for such is that the website owner providers a certain percentage of free user-generated content; a pay wall is set up with the remaining percentage of content and that content is gained only through pay-per-view like subscriptions — in which viewers pay a small fee to view premium content. Website owners who properly use this method provide enhanced user-based content for their premium choices; so to respect their members and sustain subscriptions for a future profit — which can subsist as weekly, monthly, or lesser price annual based subscriptions. Currently premium content is lucratively used for large mainstream media publications; such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal — Internet search leader Google has set up distribution of these premium profitable sources; via Google Search the first article free and subsequent articles must be subscribed to at the charged fee.
In closing website owners should know that with a fully hosted website, revenue can be made extensively; earned income can be unceasing with the proper methods of utilization — secondly, with the proper management the Internet sustains itself, providing something for everything in a global divergence. Larger sites, rely not on simplistic advertisements but more so on venture capitalists; large corporations act to invest millions into the company giving its funding to them — larger sites must maintain a higher standard and present themselves well to gain additional money and pay close attention to the changing trends so to provide users with what they want, in attempts to rise successfully in rank; this professional concept is not seen so much in smaller web hosted personal sites due to lowered site earnings. However, large or small traffic is a major point; frankly, it can make a site or break a site in a manner of seconds as buyers quickly pull funding for a lower ranked site with minimal traffic and poor structure. Smaller net based sites should always have a trendy message and always change with the changing Internet generation; this will insure profitability and create a site that stands to be continued onward to the changing technological future – instead of brainchild that fails within weeks of operation.
(Copyright © Social-Media-News 2009)
New-age social media is a diverse sub-culture of its own, a modernized shift in influence has devoured the human psyche; leading to both positive and negative results. An outpouring of interest in globally impacted online socialization has came at shocking levels, leading research shows social media has became a much larger market than that of the entertainment of Internet pornography; claiming the top spot in search material for 2009. Surging social media memberships are freely available for those with a valid electronic mailing address who are willing to check a Terms of Service box; site policies that very few people actually come to read. Flocking towards independence; users are allowed to freely create, edit, censor, share, and at their will delete content while gaining friendships in the process. Sovereignty unites from sharing millions of pieces of user-generated content ranging from textual, audio, image, and video yet users cannot converge on complete accuracy of such content; nor can they be completely sure of the members on their list. As membership swells so does fraudulent users.
Research suggest that up to 30% of all social media members are of a misleading persona; the motive of such scam is that creating fake identities and falsifying information is simple, effective, and extremely easy to get away with. Fake individuals have been around since the very beginning of the Internet era, but attention must be brought to the increase brought by the social media revolution. Simplistically identified, the Internet gives people the possibility of using typing skills to express their internal feelings or create a life of corruption that they wish to lead; from the smallest little white lies deception can lead up to pathological mental illnesses — the modern day Internet fraudster has no need to use outstanding acting skills to pretend the desired character as would be needed in real life so mental illnesses are spotted less. Without the need to leave their home, some even diverging on sociopathic behaviors, appalling manipulation comes from their association to the outside — a service provider’s connection to the World Wide Web. While especially frequent and often dangerous on Internet dating sites, social media has become the new attraction to those seeking attention; attracted by a sizeable fawning audience. Growing is the need for protection and the realization of the too often accurate cliché, “if it’s too good to be true, it usually is”.
If a members profile or social networking footprint is lengthy, evidence reflects that the person reveled is probably not that of a scammer; Internet fraudsters usually do not have the time to create a lengthy path – however, if anything in the profile sounds suspicious a tip off can be made, for example changing stories and previous tipped off user comments. Google has become a welcomed and highly recommended tool in outing those of forged social media identity; given a name, electronic mailing address, and/or username Google allows users to search extensively though thousands of pages that may exist per persona — yielding an accurate search result, a location may prove to be valuable and often found on linked pages and/or public content — abundantly creative these folks often are not. Creating a ersatz personality usually is done for attention, from a social media perspective these men/women desire to be noticed and may flood/spam the site with intimate details of his/her life; often these details are extremely fabricated — sticking around long enough, frequently these fakes can be caught in their own self created lies as the cliché states “it’s a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive”. Questioning the suspect, is also a recommended socialization technique; many times questions will never be directly answered and blanetently ignored, other times conjured up stories that offer extreme questionability will be gave for an answer, suspects may often become outraged and accuse the questioning party of harassment, and/or lies can be uncovered as prior shadowy stories are confused.
Social media protection is key as one never wants to give personal information to a criminal like individual, if coming in content with such individuals it is recommended to warn others; while placing the user on block/ignore. Others may choose to publicly warn a mass group by providing creditable facts. It is recommended never to provoke one who lives to perjure themselves, as this only creates social media noise and may be in direct violation of the agreed Terms of Service; however always keep a watchful eye out on social media members that seem oddly out of place.
(Copyright © Social-Media-News 2009)
Revolutionizing the Internet, 2009’s Social Media Revolution has attributed thousands of interesting factual statistics, pulled from leading scientific data; subjective towards the growing influence of new-age social media — returning figures to reflect social media is far more prominent than just a fad or trend; but a newly accepted way of life for millions around the world.
→ During Barack Obama’s rise to the White House, in 2009, more than 5.4 million users clicked on Facebook’s “I voted for Obama” button
→ Weekly, Facebook shares 3.5 billion unique pieces of social media content.
→ More than 6 billion minutes are wasted each day on Facebook, worldwide.
→ More than 2.5 billion photos and 14 million videos are uploaded each month
→ Facebook is accessed by more than 65 million, active, mobile phone users.
→ Facebook integration extends to more than 15,000 sites
→ Psychologists has identified Facebook as a new disease, dubbed FAD; Facebook Addiction Disorder.
→ According to Forbes, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire; founding the networking giant in 2004 at a tender twenty.
→ Twitter’s political influence pinnacled mass media headlines, taking unprecedented measures to report on the 2009 Iran elections.
→ Coverage of the Iran Elections took the summit of Twitter’s longest Trending Topic duration, in 2009.
→ Social media carried political influence, nobility used during the United States presidential campaign in 2008, its use continued through 2009 by President Barack Obama; as a result Twitter gained grand exposure.
→ $3,000,000 worth of Dell computers were sold, on Twitter
→ In 2009, Twitter experienced the longest downtime due to a denial of service attack, effecting millions of users.
→ Twitter gained mass popularity in 2009 by mass mainstream media sources, yielding free marketing to a start-up company of limited funds; due to this it’s profitability soared.
→ More than 200 Twitter social media “clones” exist, many country based; another 80+ are based within the United States
→ In 2009, Twitter successfully incorporated a variety of words into household terms, such as tweet, Tweepie, Tweepole, and Twittertainment
→ eBay found that those active in social media spend 54% more money.
→ 61% of 12-17 year olds are active in social media, 42% of them check the accounts daily
→ Second Life allows users to engage in social communication, while earning money playing its virtual world role-playing game.
→ Rivals, Microsoft and Google have attacked; Microsoft releasing its popular Bing search engine, later in 2009 Google would release its Chrome operating system days following Microsoft’s Windows 7 release.
→ Google opened 2009 with listings exceeding one trillion unique sites and continued to take headlines with released new innovations.
→ “How to Boil an Egg” is consistently one of the most popular articles on eHow
→ Youtube is ranked at the second most popular search engine
→ Yahoo attempted to purchase Facebook for $1 billion, an offer turned down; yet it would later team up to provide integration to its users
→ More than 300 social networks are currently functional, each offering a different concept for its users.
→ Digg remains the most popular social bookmarking site
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Reflected within a new-age globally interconnected society, the complexity of online social media; its infinite traditional ideas were met with profound transformations during 2009’s technologically innovative movement. Far more than just a trend, social media has been statistically monitored to show the largest globalized up-turn since the Industrial Revolution — a historical reference, between the eighteenth and nineteenth century that improved humanity with the introduction of reliance machine production; ending most of the prominent need for manual labor. Significant in history books, the Industrial Revolution not only marked a major turning point worldwide but changed almost every aspect of the daily life in its time period — highly equitable to the modern adaption of computers, this preceding insurgency lead to the current technological era.
Leading scientific research concludes a rapid increase in wide-spread Internet usage inestimable in reasoning; hypothetical attributions to this climb include an introduction of lightening fast Internet connections as opposed to snail-paced dial up, the introduction of wireless internet divergent to a single fixed area, the introductive of wireless net cards for a connection anywhere, an increase in free Wi-Fi locations, mobile technological devices for personal and business use, and a substantial retail drop in prices of personal computing systems. In accordance with this up draft, technology has played a generous part in changing our daily life; ridding humanity from an atrocious basic bland lifestyle. Technology has impacted human functionality as well as educational means, data acceptance, business growth, and the flow sustainable global net-based socializations. An unpredicted yield in growth and influence, occurred in 2009; focusing on the share of use-generated content — this abrupt surge known today as the modern-age social media revolution.
This well defined revolution of 2009, brought copious attention from local and mass media outlets, coaxing the curious mind, from all corners world-wide; as new social networking sites, like Twitter, flourished in new-growth means were provided for a single user to become personalized unique media — hundreds of sites followed suit bequeathing a differing ability per medium to create, modify, censor, share, and/or remove inimitable information. Intoxicated by something new, Internet loyalists plunged into an extreme amount of social site memberships, while inquisitive minds created first-time social media memberships; almost everyone deluged themselves in Twitter by creating their own distinctive username within the newly popularized three-year-old social realm — while advanced users took exclusive measures to encapsulate a larger audience unlimited to that of personal blogs, websites, videocasts, podcasts, image share, freelance writing, paid journalism, and anything else triumphant as an online social media content source.
Modernized social media, according to anthropologist Stefana Broadbent, promotes a greater intimacy between people; established social media relationships often expand the globe, brought together by the existence of an Internet connection — limitless possibilities in communication, between North America and India take place within seconds, and often span a large diverse international group. Unexpected in its growth or global impression scientific data holds the overwhelming truth regarding social media’s momentous new-age impact on wide-spread humanity. Social media is largely accepted by Generation Y, referred to the ‘multitasking generation’ or the “children of the informational age”; this rising millennial generation includes those born at the tail end of the 1970s expands forward into the earliest part of 1990; by 2010 this generation will outnumber the popular baby boom post-war generation of the late 1950s – 96% of Generation Y are current account holders of at least one social media web site , many having membership of an average of 5 while many of Generation Y hold accounts with more than the average. Social networking leader Facebook, crowned with the titles “world’s largest social network” and “world’s most popular social network” reached 100 million users in a span of nine months; in the same duration Apple’s improved I-pod innovation struck 1 billion users — it took broadcasting television 13 years, radio 38 years, and the Internet, itself, 4 years to reach out to jut 50 million individual users . Social media is growing at a historic rate that is countless to research and erratic to science; it’s growth persistently shocks even those who are active in both personal and business social involvement, from Harvard professors to current presidents — and current graphing predicts unprecedented levels prior to its speculated peak.
Online social media has took the place of newspaper print publications, users to the popular Twitter have reported within polls that they have obtained breaking news 1 to 3 days prior to print or broadcasting means; used excessively for news, social media can be blamed for the displacement of 24 out of 25 large newspaper publications as they exist on social media websites  — anticipated news filters its way into the lives of members, decreasing the need to seek out the news individually. Recorded in August of 2009, more than 200,000,000 personal blogs existed on the internet both personal and business , a number that climbs almost hourly as user-generated content is on the rise; these blogs often contain current events and op-editorials about the news itself — other user blogs function as personal online diaries of life update life events, and splurging in the limelight, widely accepted businesses have created blogs to go behind their quality product(s) in attempts to brand market. Serving as the Internet’s web-based collaborative user effort, Wikipedia stands as the leading web-based encyclopedia; with more than 14 million subjective articles. Factual research show that if paid a mere $1 per article, on Wikipedia, profit would calculate to an hourly wage of $156.26 — all information go through a strict editing process and updates to that information is reflected to the next user. Changing within moments, Wikipedia first launched in 2001 but did not receive its flood in user-generated content sharing until the technological revolution hit; an increase which started to become foreseen in research at the tail end of 2008, extending to a great number of user-based updates within 2009 — quickly Wikipedia became both a place for news and education for Internet loyalists, also offering dictionary services, university type material, quotation databases, a free content library, and more.
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Newly revolutionized social media assists in both employment and education; creating a objective principal of giving something to everyone. Within a global economic crisis, of 2009, most feared another dark depression as the top term uttered was that of unpleasant “recession” — one in which massive layoffs occurred and the unemployment rate soared. Yet social media had an outstanding influence on the link between the employer/recruiter and the laid off searching employer job listing; yielding research findings that 80% of employees use LinkedIn, in some way, to find their employees  and to communicate with job recruiters — in late 2009 Linked in made technology news with their full Twitter based integration, giving their professional members another option in socialization. Impacting education, The US Department of Education ran an extensive research project on the effects of the current time social media influence; their shocking findings came to reveal that on average students who pursued their education via the Internet preformed better than those students who had total face-to-face educational interactions in universities ; giving the result that online education is as good, if not better, then traditional facilities of learning. One in six students were enrolled in August 2009 in a type of online education; be it college classes, distant learning, high school tutoring, foreign language knowledge, and other types of educational choices — these students, when tested, preformed better also than those distracted by the classes in traditional schooling.
Within thousands of studies, all results reflect the changes to life that is gave forth by the growing existence of social media; swallowing our lives positively. Businesses of the current era, realize that social media is an open door for free marketing and customer interactions — at a rate of 54% growth in mid-2009 businesses are slowly filtering into social mediums to broadcast their unique brands , these brands include Microsoft, Wal-Mart, Apple, Dell, and hundreds more. In changing, these businesses are relying less on their help based call-centers and are providing full tech-based support and assistance to customers online; maintaining the customer/store relationship. Comcast Cable, Windstream, and Best Buy have been large support providers on social mediums —the top preferred, Twitter due to its global net base of millions and short 140 character notations. Best Buy has received the highest praise for short response time and detailed accuracy. Mostly, all computer giants have opted to support their customers in real-time chat via website; also this type of service assists in maintaining a close relationship with cliental while bypassing any anger for the call center choice.
With more than 1.5 million individual pieces of content shared on Facebook alone , the amount of user-generated content is highly incalculable but within billions; including web links, blog posts, notes, photos, posts, threads, music, podcasts, videos, and more. Backed by extensive research of modern science and technological research, information proves that social media isn’t a trend but it’s a new-age way of life — facilitating communication, far from superfluous social media is fundamental shift in the way global socialization occurs. Constituting a newly defined life, social media includes but by far isn’t limited to; blogs, micro-blogs, online chat, RSS feeds, widgets, social networks, social bookmarking, Usenet, podcasting, videocasts, forums, video sharing, real-time web-cam chats, virtual worlds, wikis, message boards, etc — social media has created something for everyone.
Fun Facts: Social Media 2009
The Google Corporation ends 2009 by maintaining its place within top headlines, rolling out a full operational release for its web browser Google Chrome while introducing its counterpart surprise; Google Chrome OS, an open source operating system — each described as lightweight, enhancing speed and functionality; giving users what they wish to achieve from programs of the sort.
Once again, on December 2, 2009, Google enters the headlines for its minimalist homepage redesign. Described as the “fade in effect”, this technique is often seen on Microsoft PowerPoint; from now on logging on to Google’s unique homepage revels a simplistic logo, search box, and accompanying buttons — slowly, as the page loads the basic navigation bar appears on the top, which can be obtained quicker with mouse point movement. Releasing Google from a cluttered homepage, studies made by the company reveal most of homepage traffic is derived by those wishing to search; thus this design is dedicated to them, peaking the curiosity of new found members when other page options fade into place.
Prior to Google’s newly animated homepage release, test were run in accordance with ten possible fade-in techniques; some resulting in the direct hindering of search engine use – other unsuccessful variations preformed at low standards or none at all. Targeting their objectives to get members and site visitors to their destination faster, Google selected its current fade in effect; with hopes in mind of creating new membership from a site that shows new-age innovation, as successful as their oversized search box released months ago.
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