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United Arab Emirates Passes New Law to Encourage Reading

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Nov 7, 2016


The United Arab Emirates has passed a new law to encourage literacy among its citizens. The new reading law aims to make reading a lifelong habit for 50% of Emirati adults and 80% of pupils.

AT&T is Buying Time Warner. Is the Deal Good for the Content Industry?

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Nov 2, 2016


AT&T Inc. recently agreed to buy Time Warner Inc for $85.4 billion. By acquiring Time Warner and entering into the business of originating and distributing content, the telecom company may have increased its incentive to favor that content over rival sources. This incentive is raising concerns.

3 Main Reasons Why Articles Are Rejected by Publishers (And How You Can Avoid This)

by Walter Hurley | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 31, 2016


Many of us would love our writings to be featured on major online publications, but there is always a possibility that your writing will be rejected. However, you can fix common problems that lead to rejection and improve your chances of scoring a byline on the publications.

Google Acquires FameBit: Why This Matters to Digital Content Marketers, Creators

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 27, 2016


Earlier this month Google announced it had purchased FameBit, a self-service online startup that connects brands with social media influencers. The search giant said the acquisition would help increase the number of branded content opportunities available, bringing more revenue to YouTube.

5 Things Extremely Prosperous Writers Do That Are Rarely Discussed

by John Cabrera | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 24, 2016


There are many tips on how to become a successful writer. Tips such as perseverance, dedication and hard work are some of the most typical advice. Indeed, these concepts are key to becoming a successful writer, but what else do successful writers do that is rarely discussed?

You Don’t Have to “Have” a Vision. You Can Just “Find” a Vision That Resonates With You

by Simon Sinek | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 22, 2016

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There is a standard today where we are often told we have to “have” a vision to succeed in business and life—some big, bold, change-the-world Steve-Jobsian vision. But, maybe you don't really need to have a vision. You can just find one that resonates with you.

15 Things You Can Do to Stay Positive and Motivated as an Entrepreneur

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 17, 2016


As entrepreneurs we get frustrated sometimes by the seemingly slow pace of our progress, repeated failures and lengthy delays in our entrepreneurial efforts. But there are ways to consciously balance out all the negative events, and remain positive when operating your business or startup.

How Plants Affect Your Mood, Spark Creativity and Improve Focus

by D. More | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 12, 2016


Did you know that plants in your workstation can spark your creativity, improve your productivity and help with problem-solving? A study completed by Texas A & M specifically found that flowers can reduce negative feelings, reduce anxiety and boost energy in men and women in the workplace.

Guy Winch on Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid



In this TED talk, Psychologist Guy Winch makes the case for taking care of our emotional health and explains the scientifically proven techniques we can use to heal our psychological pain.

8 Memorable Creative Writing Tips by Kurt Vonnegut

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 10, 2016


In the introduction to his 1999 collection of magazine stories, Bagombo Snuff Box, Kurt Vonnegut – a novelist and satirist with a penchant for dishing out memorable writing advice – put down 8 basics of what he called “Creative Writing 101,” with his customary wisdom and wit.

Younger Adults Would Rather Get Their News in Text Than Video, New Study Finds

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 7, 2016


A big trend in digital right now is video. Digital publishers are expending huge resources on cranking up their video operations. But, for a lot of younger viewers they just prefer to get their news in text, not video, according to a new study from Pew Research Center.

YouTube’s New “Community” Tab Makes the Video Site a Full-blown Social Network

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 3, 2016


Following rumors late August this year of a forthcoming YouTube community feature, YouTube finally confirmed in mid-September the release of a new social networking feature called YouTube Community, which it said it has been testing for the past several months with a handful of creators.

Where to Post Detailed Product, App Reviews Online

by Alma Causey | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 30, 2016


Posting a product and or app review on online platforms serves a plethora of benefits for businesses, including escalating sales, developing a sense of awareness in first-time users and acquiring actionable information about the product/app performance. So, which are these reviews heavens that top the resource list for anyone drafting a detailed product/app review?

Yahoo Sued Over Mega Hack That Left At Least Half a Billion Accounts Breached

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 26, 2016


Yahoo recently confirmed it had been hit by worst hack ever, where at least 500 million of its user accounts were breached by hackers in 2014. The first in what is likely to be many lawsuits over the breach was filed in the federal court in San Jose, California just a day after Yahoo disclosed the hacking.

3 Easy Ways to Protect Your Privacy and Data When Using Public Wi-Fi

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 23, 2016


Many of us today love to hop on to the "Free Wi-Fi" at our favorite coffee shop or mall to finish some work, but if you’re not careful doing that can put your privacy and data in jeopardy.