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10 Things Content Marketers, Publishers Can Learn from Yahoo’s Demise

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Apr 24, 2017

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Yahoo last week announced it expects to complete its sale to Verizon for $4.8 billion this June, marking the end of its history as an independent firm. While Yahoo was one of Silicon Valley’s most riveting success stories in its heyday, now it stands as a warning to others.

HubSpot and Shakr Launch StoriesAds.com to Help You Create Vertical Instagram Videos

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Apr 20, 2017

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HubSpot and video creation platform Shakr this week announced the launch of StoriesAds.com, a tool for easily and quickly creating compelling video content tailored for Instagram’s vertical format.

Trolls Dominate Online Discussions, Future of the Internet Not Great (Research)

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Apr 17, 2017

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Internet trolls used to be largely harmless online troublemakers. Now they dominate online discussions on Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, comment section of sites and dozens of other online venues. The result of this dominance is that the future of the internet doesn’t look so bright.

The Best Plants for Improving Your Home Office Air Quality [Infographic]

by Taylor Poppmeier | The Web Writer Spotlight: Apr 14, 2017

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Whether you utilize your home office to run a personal business, to take conference calls or to get the bills paid, creating a fresh, functional workspace will help improve your focus, boost creativity and can even benefit your health. And some plants are better for detoxifying the air in your home.

How Publishers are Using Facebook Instant Articles to Grow Their Businesses

by Alexis Davis | The Web Writer Spotlight: Apr 12, 2017

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In February 2016, Facebook announced that Instant Articles (IA) were being opened up to all publishers. A year later, publishers are still using Instant Articles to grow their businesses, and continue to show goodwill to the Facebook-native publishing platform. But, enthusiasm has cooled off a bit.

YouTube Limits Creators from Monetizing Videos Until They Reach 10,000 Views

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Apr 10, 2017

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YouTube last week announced a drastic change to its partner program. Effective Thursday 6th, 2017, YouTube video creators will not be allowed to turn on monetization until they hit 10,000 views on their channel.

The Science of Sleep: How to Get a Perfect Night’s Sleep [Infographic]

by Marcus Clarke | The Web Writer Spotlight: Apr 7, 2017

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Scientists have been concerned with sleep research for many years, and offer some useful advice for improving your sleep quality.

5 Ways to Make Writing a Lot More Fun

by Joan Selby | The Web Writer Spotlight: Apr 5, 2017

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Even if you love writing to bits, it can get boring and you may get stressed out sometimes. You need to find new, creative ways to push your boundaries and evolve as a writer. These writing games for adults can help you do just that in a fun and constructive way.

Medium Debuts Membership Subscription Program, Now Accepting Paid Contributors

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Apr 3, 2017

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Medium recently launched a paid membership subscription program, which the company said marks a time of transformation not just for the experience around reading and writing, but also the economic model that determines which stories are told, clicked on and compensated.

Bored of Mindfulness Meditation? Mindlessness Is Good for You Too (Watch)

by George Mathews | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 31, 2017

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Deep focus and mindfulness meditation are often cited as ingredients for peak performance, creativity and overall well-being. But, did you know periods of mindlessness are also needed to perform at your peak?

Congress Has Overturned Online Privacy Regulations. What Does This Mean for You?

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 29, 2017

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Both houses of Congress have voted to stop Obama-era online privacy regulations from kicking in. What does this mean for you?

Twitter Is Considering Adding a Paid Membership Option

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 27, 2017

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After 11 years of free service, Twitter is considering adding a paid membership option to its services for businesses and power users.

The Power of Mindset: How to Cultivate the Right Mindset for All-round Success

by George Mathews | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 25, 2017

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Are limiting thoughts hindering your happiness and success? Many people are held back by limiting thoughts about who they are and all that they could be. But, you can break the chain holding you back and reach your full potential by adopting a new mindset.

10 Things You Can Do to Attract (More) Success into Your Life

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 22, 2017

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Many of us today are not where we want to be in life. If you are at a point in your life where you feel it’s about time you got ahead, then there are a few key things you can do to attract (more) success and safeguard your happiness in life and business.

Gmail Now Lets Desktop Users Stream Video Attachments Right within It

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 20, 2017

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Earlier this month Google doubled the size of files you can receive in Gmail to 50 MB. Now that you can receive bigger files with Gmail, the search giant has announced it is also rolling out an update to its email service that will allow you to watch video attachments right within Gmail.

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