The Most Destructive Viruses of All Time


Computer viruses have existed for as long as we can remember. Well, almost.

The first computer virus (externally released) is thought to be ‘Elk Cloner’. It is attributed to Rich Skrenta. It infected Apple DOS 3.3 computers and was spread via floppy disc – in those early days, the floppy disc was the main method of spreading viruses. That was back in 1982.

Funnily enough, Skrenta created the Elk Cloner as a simple prank when he was 15 years old. Elk Cloner embedded itself in a computer’s memory when an infected disc was used. It then spread to other discs that were used later on. [Read more…]

Popular Websites You Didn’t Know Started as Blogs


Despite being one of the biggest industries to follow the birth of the internet, the word “blog” still has somewhat humble connotations. Perhaps it’s because it’s so ubiquitous with the “do-it-yourself” mentality of the web—who doesn’t know somebody who’s started their own? But what average internet users don’t realize is that some of the most popular (and profitable) sites on the web are actually highly successful blogs.

From pop news sites like Mashable to advice sites like LifeHacker, many of today’s most popular online destinations began life as simple blogs; the vision of one person transformed into businesses that rival well-established print and web magazines. Each one is a story of success, and a testament to the power of dedication, hard work, and the ample opportunities the internet provides aspiring entrepreneurs. [Read more…]

How to Write More Readable Blog Posts

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Editor’s note: This post was written by Cindy Boesel, an experienced writer working at She’s a great book lover with a huge interest in digital media and photography.

If you’re running a blog, you probably realize that when writing blog posts, it’s best to follow a set of classic rules that help to ensure high readability of your content. It’s clear that texts written for the web are shorter and structured in a different way than printed texts – in general, they should have a clear visual structure and make good use of visual elements that improve readability. Here are six editing tips to help you instantly improve the readability of your blog posts. [Read more…] Review: It Really Is An Easy Way to Keep Track of Your Invoices

As a full-time writer who is consistently taking on different freelance opportunities, at different times, and from different businesses, managing invoices has always been a challenge. Because not all companies use one system, such as PayPal, all of the invoices you send manually or through different platforms can get confusing. If you run your own business then chances are you’re even more overwhelmed, which is why is such an exciting new tool to review.

It fills the gap in invoicing that the online industry is missing without having to charge you an arm and a leg. Check out the review below, improvements I think need to be made, and the verdict that talks about who can benefit most from this particular tool.

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Twitter Mishaps: The Infamous, The Insensitive, and the Unfunny


“There is no such thing as bad publicity,” as the saying goes.

However, there is such a thing as a PR nightmare.

This bad dream is the type that, even after years have passed, remains in your memory like carpet stain. Try as you might scrub it out from your mind, it will always be there as a reminder of this one terrible thing that happened a long time ago.

In this post, we shall return to PR mishaps that have left an indelible mark in PR history.

Keeping up with the theme of the site, we will feature PR nightmares that took place in this strange social networking site called Twitter.

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Standing Out from the Crowd: How to Get Your Content Noticed in the App Store


It’s finally done. You’ve labored day and night on it, and have spent countless hours staring at a screen, tediously debugging and coding it. At long last, your mobile app is complete. The hard part is over, right? Sadly, you’re not out of the woods just yet. There’s still the matter of marketing it, and specifically: making it stand out amidst a sea of competition. After all, how many people do you think will just happen to stumble across your application if you never “put it out there”, so to speak? Foremost, your app needs to stand out from the crowd. [Read more…]

How to Leverage Social Media for Events to Achieve Your Goals

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Reaching out to fellow bloggers, making connections, and building a network are some of the most important activities that a blogger have to focus on. That is, if you want to expand your reach and monetize your blog at some point.

These activities can be done online, of course, but offline events can also bring you excellent results. Additionally, if you’re working as a social media manager or strategist (or some similar role) for a client, holding real-life events may be a necessary component to your overall strategy.

If this is the case, how can you optimize the impact of your events? [Read more…]

Grammar-Geeking Tools for Clearer Blog Content


“I like bacon, ham and egg sandwich.”

“I like bacon, ham, and egg sandwich.”

“I like bacon, and ham and egg sandwich.”

Above are three declarative sentences that mean the same thing. Or do they?

In an online world where communication is vital, never has grammar been more crucial.

Content is more than just blog posts and articles nowadays. There are different content types ranging from videos to images so users can consume information in more than one way online.

To create a useful content, the message videographers and graphic designers are communicating in their videos and images, respectively, is clear and on point.

For the written word, the communication breakdown lies in the poor use of the English language in general.

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Work More Blogging Jobs, Earn More with 2015-07-22 20-18-52 (1)

As a freelance blogger, you have the luxury of taking up multiple blogging jobs to increase your monthly earnings.

The challenge now is nailing your blogging applications out of the park to gain more work.

There are lots of sites that feature blogging jobs where you can send your resume. However, instead of visiting different sites to find which jobs to apply for, all you need to do now is visit!

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Unusually Useful Social Media Stats for Bloggers

Useful Social Media Statistics for Bloggers

While SEO continues to refer the most traffic to sites and blogs, social media is not far behind. In fact, in December 204, social media has usurped SEO as the top referring channel to websites with 31% of referral traffic coming from Facebook, Twitter, and the like.

While the sample size is small, this study is nonetheless indicative that social media has become a marketing conduit for bloggers to help not only drive more traffic to their blogs, but also increase your conversion rate or ROI!

If you’re still stuck with your ways of optimizing your blog for search engines, maybe it’s time to change with the times by including social media as part of your marketing agenda. To help guide you which tools to use or focus on for this channel, the social media statistics featured below should give you a better understanding on the kind of marketing strategy to prepare for.

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