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To Blog or To Forum?

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

First lets understand the differences. A forum, or discussion board, can be described as an application of user generated content. More generally a forum is usually used when a developer wants to create an environment for a specific target of people. This target could include those who enjoy certain games, those with similar backgrounds, hobbies, or simply those who want to discuss anything. Forums have been around longer and still make up the majority of user driven content sites, and this is because a users discussion has the opportunity to be as important as a moderator or admins comments.

A blog, or web log, is a more geared toward an individual. The operator’s commentary or descriptions of events is usually the main point of the site. A blog does have the option to leave comments, however those who leave comments are usually random people. There are no bonds usually between those commenting on the same blog, while in a forum, many registered users form strong bonds, good and bad.

Blog’s Gaining Popularity?

A blog would be a regular web site if there were no comments enabled Read the rest of this entry »

Make Money Online with Surveys…

Monday, September 29th, 2008

We have all seen these free surveys that you can make money with, however do they work? We say for the overall goal of both parties they work similarly.

Market Research

Market Research s the process of systematically gathering, recording and analyzing data and information about a multitude of subjects. These subjects range from customers, competitors, or the entire market in general. Every business does a certain degree of market research however the extent of that research is minor as a lot of work is required on both ends. However does market research with intensive work?

Our Speculation

We believe the research found is usable in that the speed they receive their information is timely. Market research had classically been long, expensive processes of sociology to study human behaviors for that market. This new way saves a ton of money as the surveys don’t have to be manned all day, the systems run on their own and the statistics can be calculated real time. However how accurate is that data?

The data is incentive based with “Money for filling out our Free Survey.” So people are going to rush through the surveys to get free money, Read the rest of this entry »

Stumble Upon - Downfall due to SEO Antics?

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Stumble Upon is a well known web service and content discovery service used most commonly via a toolbar installed in your web browser. Users give sites positive or negative ratings to form collaborative opinions on pages including tagging information. Stumble Upon was very popular to pass the time, we have found ourselves stumbling for hours before without even realizing the time going by.

Stumble Upon got so big that eBay purchased the project for $75 million in May of 2007. However are quick SEO options killing practical enjoyable services like Stumble Upon. A popular SEO action is to make a web of links from social bookmarking sites. These sites are made for people to find useful content, and tag that content accordingly for easy search indexing. However these sites are being Stumble-Upon-Web-Development-logospammed day in and day out with a ton of useless sites that are merely trying to get higher on search engine rankings.

The Stats

Now it is rumored eBay is trying to sell Stumble Upon. Recent stats show a drop Read the rest of this entry »

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