I like my blogs like I like my food: cheap and easy. Seriously. I am often asked, “How can you host, install and setup WordPress for as low as $199?”
The real question is “why would you pay more?” It takes less than a half day to setup a hosting account, create a custom header, install WordPress (quite literally one click of the mouse), make a few changes to the style sheet to match colors, install a dozen or so of the most critical plugins, and hand you the “keys to the shop”.
Of course there are those who do what I do, have less technical capabilities so when something breaks you’re on your own, and charge as much as 10 times that amount to do exactly the same work. Good for them – bad for you.
Here is one thing that makes WordPress the best choice for the majority of websites as a Content Management System (CMS) today: the massive repository of free plugins (helper applications) that work with WordPress to extend the capabilities.
It happens. You’re using Chrome and you want to post to Facebook so away you go. You type your message in the text area just like you know you are supposed to and when you get to new lines the text area doesn’t grow to accomodate your text. Simple enough – you shorten your post and click enter.
We all know the Miranda rights which are given at the time of arrest or even detention in criminal proceedings and investigations. Even if you have never been on the receiving end you have heard them out of your television speakers. “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to speak to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you. Do you understand these rights as they have been read to you?”
The iPhone phenomenon is far from over. It may be a fact that Android user numbers are gaining on and will one day pass iPhone users but today’s numbers are quite different. The question is “how will iPhone going to Verizon affect you personally”?
According to all I have seen AT&T no longer offers an unlimited data plan to new smartphone users but Verizon does. We’ve all seen the commercials not so subtly pointing out the inadequacies of AT&T’s network compared to Verizon’s.
UPDATE: 14-Dec-2011 sometime during the last few month the site featured in this article went bye-bye. However, here’s a great replacement at http://longurl.org/
I am the first to admit I love short URLs. In fact I have a project I play with which creates short URLs and generates a matching QR code which can later be edited. However there are times I want to know what I’m going to before I click. There is a way. In fact I’m certain there are several ways and you are invited to share the ways you know so the other readers can be informed as well.
Step right up, pick your winners: (apparently we broke PollDaddy.com! No problem, just leave a comment and we’ll pick the winner on the air on Tuesday)
Only four teams left. Only two games left. Then the Superbowl! Who do you pick? At 3PM today the Bears meet the Packers and at 6:30PM the Jets meet the Steelers. You don’t have to pick the actual winners to win the ceritificate but you DO have to leave a comment.
There you are, trapped in a litany of emails, invites and communications from your fellow Meetup group members. Only thing is you really want to get out.
There is only one way I know of to get out. Even though you would think this should be easy to find it’s somewhere between difficult and impossible. This is probably by design to keep you stuck in groups you’re tired of being in. Thanks to the friendly designers.
The topic came up this morning at Social Media Breakfast Atlanta in a round about way. During a discussion about how to “organize” tweets and streams on Twitter we tackled hashtags. You know – the pound sign. Number sign. Tic tac toe sign – #
I love “mind pictures” or “object lessons” and they are most valuable when speaking of an intangible but interactive event. A la Twitter.
One of the most common ways I speak of social media in general and Twitter in specific is like going to a party or to the mall. For this example let’s use the image of a party at someone’s large home. At our party there are hundreds of people all chatting, dancing, singing … a major cacophony. Entering the mansion where the party is being held it is difficult to separate out individual conversations from all the commotion.
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Okay, the title was a little rambunctious to make sure you read this. Why? Because the fix is really easy.
First, check to see which version of WordPress this site is running by clicking this link.
Thanks to Facebook for allowing me, as a Facebook app developer, to access your cell phone number and address inside of my app!
Thinking. Thinking. Thinking. Thinking.