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Top 7 Crimes Best Bloggers Commit!

How easy is it to create and maintain a great blog or website? How much effort, time and resources should be invested in a blog or website to ensure prolonged success and continuous recognition? What are the top 7 crimes the owners of some of the greatest blogs or websites commit?

Crimes a Blogger can commit :) ... Thanks to "Call thedoctor" of Flickr

'Innocent' crimes a Blogger can commit :) ... Thanks to "Call thedoctor" of Flickr

As I have promised you in my previous post, here is a one stop read of the top 7 mistakes that bloggers and site owners fall into after creating original and unique pages:

  1. Neglect: Many Internet users are time-poor, I know, yet after creating original and creative sites, whether in content and/or design, I believe that it is essential to maintain continuous updates and follow ups in order to keep the visitors loyal and coming back for more. Stumble Upon user commented on phatterism.com‘s creator by saying: “He created an awesome page and an inspiring way to make a blog… last update 2008, sad thing“.
  2. Redundancy: Repetition is a “no, no”! What worked once, twice, three times or even more, will not always work! Remember that! Even Guy Kawasaki made the mistake of becoming dull due to repetition and lack of innovation!

13 Viral Twitter and Flash Games Analyzed!

ThoughtPickers dove into the world of simple viral games – mostly twitter and flash based games –. We played, researched, and investigated (but mostly played ;) ). We used to think that simple games can’t be funny or addictive, but we realized otherwise. We found out that some games are simply brilliant, others have good potential, and some are significantly flawed.

We list them in three categories below.

Brilliant Games

Fast140 - How Fast can you Tweet?

Fast140 - How Fast can you Tweet?

1. Fast 140: Fast 140 measures one’s typing speed. It picks a tweet randomly and asks you to write it as fast as possible. How fast can you type?

Thoughtpickers’ opinion: Try it once, and you will keep on banging your keyboard for better results. It has an addictive and competitive nature. @Fast140 has now 12,066 followers.

Sock and Awe - Bye-bye Bush

Sock and Awe - Bye-bye Bush

2. Sock and Awe: A flash based game that was built on a hot news topic. You just click on your mouse to throw shoes on George Bush.

Thoughtpickers’ opinion: People behind the game were brilliant enough to take advantage of this hot news incident. Today Sock and Awe enjoys around 92 million shoe-click online! It is not surprising to know that Bush’s viral games increased in the run up of Obama’s inauguration.

What Would A Stumbler Thumb Up?

What are the hottest topics floating around the world wide web? What are the basis on which users of Digg. Reddit, Stumble Upon, Mixx and other social bookmarking sites pick their favorite blogs posts, pages and sites? How could you create something that will stand out amongst a crowded virtual world of endless knowledge and [...]

Interview140 with Skashliwal the Writer

Interview140 is a series of Twitter interviews in 140 characters combining our expertise in web marketing and social media with the experience of active, hand-picked Twitter users about different topics of interest to the whole Twitter community.

A Round of Applause to Threadless!

A Round of Applause to Threadless!

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How many brands are properly making use of the free social media available for all? Is there at least one company that is doing it "just right" through the professional yet creative utilization of blends of online social media tools? And how long will will this success linger on before complacency and greed to generate more profits...

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Are Social Media Users Schizophrenic?

Are Social Media Users Schizophrenic?

Multiple Personality Disorder

What defines a schizophrenic? How can we correlate social media to loss of identity? And would it be rational to declare that many social media users suffer from schizophrenia? And is schizophrenia always negative?

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Queen Rania & Social Media: Tips and Insights

Queen Rania & Social Media: Tips and Insights

@QueenRania: "As u can c, my 4 yr old beat me at negotiating table re suit, but as trade-off, impeccable behavior! So proud!"

I read an article on TechCrunch about Jordanian Queen Rania’s new twitter account, and it got me interested in knowing how else one can communicate with her majesty through the Web and learn her thoughts and opinions. This got me thinking, and I’d like to say some points out loud concerning the technological side of her majesty's...

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Ford upsets bloggers more; no sign of an apology in the horizon!

Ford upsets bloggers more; no sign of an apology in the horizon!

Ford upsets ME bloggers

One of the things that upsets me the most in life is when someone makes a mistake then ignores it completely – like nothing’s happened – instead of standing up and take responsibility for his actions. While individuals may – sometimes – get away with it, I don’t think that companies, especially big ones like [...]

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Karma-lization! The Pros & Cons…

Karma-lization! The Pros & Cons…

Is social media karma all what it's blown out to be? Or is it just an evil plot to alter behavior and manipulatively condition online users?

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We’ve just moved. Come have a look!

We’ve just moved. Come have a look!

We just moved from Blogger to Wordpress!

Note to our Blogger followers: Please remove the ‘blogspot.com’ blog from your follow list, and follow this new blog. We just finished the final touches, and the new WordPress blog is now up and running. All old links are now permanently redirected to their respective URLs on this new blog. I’m hoping that all our...

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