According to the BrandZ brand value report, Amazon is now considered as the most influential tech company in the world. The company has surpassed both Google and Apple which held the first and second spots, respectively, years prior. This could mean that more and more internet users may prefer using Amazon’s search engines over other existing browsers. Because of this, there had been discussion in some online communities whether this will affect the earnings of existing websites and blogs. Some bloggers are now considering whether or not to change their SEO strategies to match that of Amazon’s algorithms. [Read more…]
Who says politicians and influential people cannot use the internet to reach out to Americans, particularly the youth? Former US First Lady, Michelle Obama, just launched the first episode of her new podcast. Her first guest – no one else but Former US President Barack Obama. The podcast is simply a talk show where Lady Boss Obama would be inviting in some friends, family members, equally influential people, and more to talk about life, in general. It didn’t come as a surprise that she would be interviewing none other than the 44th President of the United States, but their conversation took surprising turns. [Read more…]
The pandemic has pushed the world into an involuntary shift to digital transformation. Workload could now be completed at home, given a stable internet connection and a sturdy machine. It is inevitable, because of this sudden change, that multiple jobs are lost due to redundancy. This is why LinkedIn and Microsoft offered more than 250 hours of free Digital Skill Programs to combat COVID-19 unemployment.
The advent of technology has changed the world of employment. The modernization and globalization of economies have introduced a wide variety of new career choices and professions made available for the youth of today and the future. Originally thought of as hobbies, blogging and gaming are now recognized as career choices in multiple countries all over the world. In fact, these professions are among the highest-paid careers in the digital industry.
Blogging and gaming may be an unusual profession for many. But, for those who really understand how the industry works, blogging and gaming are professions that could be further developed into a business. Champion writers and gamers are paid hundreds of thousands of dollars not only by the companies that employ them but also by the sponsors that support them.
Various posts and memes about social media ‘Karens’ have surfaced recently on various video-sharing platforms. Karens, as has been officially defined, is a terminology used to describe a woman who shows excessive, inappropriate, and unnecessary entitlement or formidability. It is actually the first time that this kind of behavior has been given a ‘name’, albeit the prevalence of this behavior in the US for decades.
Based on the videos that went viral on the internet, there are two things that really tick off ‘Karens’. The first is the wearing of facemasks in public. The second issue Karens usually escalate is related to bigotry – be it gender, religion, race, or even age. White woman entitlement and racism were never put into highlight before, especially since hyper-focusing on these behaviors from women (White women specifically) is usually branded as sexist and racist.
The pandemic, added to the discussions of racial equality and police brutality, highlights how entitlement culture affects the American community. Because of this, Karen-spotting has become a national past time since the start of the pandemic. Here are a few of the most viral ‘Karens’ that was snuffed out and canceled widely on social media: [Read more…]
Earlier this year, many experts are starting to warn users from all over the globe about the security threats and issues the TikTok app has. Allegedly, the app presents privacy securities that give hackers the opportunity to manipulate and delete accounts. More importantly, there are issues that TikTok is not secure enough to prevent hackers from gaining user information and sharing it with the public. There are also reports that the Chinese government uses TikTok to gain information about its US account holders. Alternatively, there are also allegations that the company that owns the TikTok app directly reports to the Chinese government. There are also issues on content filters that finetune the posts against controversial, taboo, and debatable content.
Amid the current global pandemic (also known as COVID-19), the shut down of independent digital media all over the world has started to become prevalent. Persecution by the government against critical journalists and media agencies are prevalent.
We are all distracted by the news. We seem to accidentally ignore the charges the government gives to its critics, including journalists and media outlets. Widespread criticisms, demands for accountability, and fact-based news – these are what political news websites show its readers. But crackdowns from authorities seem to hold news by the neck. Is this a sign of media shutdown and censorship?
All world leaders (and even celebrities) know that critics are a part of the package. No matter how great, or poor, a leader’s performance can be, there will always be an individual or a group of people who would not share the same visions and provide a critique to any action.
Keeping a niche in mind will help reduce the overwhelming pressure of choosing topics to write about. The theme of the blog takes charge of the direction of the content. It also narrows down the focus of the content and tells the owner what to blog about. However, the current pandemic has changed blogging forever. [Read more…]
Just a few weeks ago, humanitarian brands like the North Face has decided to suspend their advertisements on the social media giant Facebook. This is after finding their advertisements being tagged or posted on hate speech content. Many brands are appalled by this discovery and immediately followed suit at temporarily suspending advertisements. Soon, big named brands like Honda, Coca-Cola, and Unilever (among others) decided to also suspend their advertisement on the platform. Thus, the #StopHateforProfit movement was created.
This is not the first time Facebook was canceled by many brands and users. The company has its own fair share of blunders and controversy. However, this might be the only time when Facebook is seriously threatened, especially financially. Earlier this week, Facebook CEO has announced all changes that would be made to address the current issues.
Now, many bloggers and influencers are nervous that the widespread Facebook ad boycott will severely affect them. However, from the current developments, it looks like they would not be affected much. So, should all these current events worry bloggers and influencers?
The coronavirus pandemic has changed the world in many ways. In just a short amount of time, the world was put in a standstill and forced to adapt to a ‘new normal’ that many people don’t seem to accept just yet. Almost everything was migrated online – schools, work, groceries, and even workouts. Mass events like conferences, meetings, national events, and even government activities were also moved online. Blogging, although originally an internet product, is also affected by the pandemic. [Read more…]