Social Media Should be Boring

Barataria - The work of Erik Hare

It’s still unraveling, but the story of facebook and data sharing has captured the attention of its users and Wall Street alike. It seems that personal data was shared in many ways which violated facebook’s own policies and privacy laws in some states and nations.

Step back for a minute, however, and we can all see how much worse the problem is. From the Clinton hacked email scandal through this to even more revelations to come, it is very clear that every single thing online has to be treated as if it is public knowledge. There is no privacy.

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8 Best Ways To Gain Followers For Your Blog

Cristian Mihai

Traffic! It’s one of those words that I do not like much, for it almost begs us to forget that those stats represent actual people.

But… but… I know that one of the main reasons we blog is to be read by other people, so this makes it important to gain more followers, to receive feedback, to feel as if what you blog about truly matters to other people.

That’s why I compiled a list of the eight best ways to increase traffic and gain more followers for your blog.

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How to Easily Get More Comments on Your Blog Posts

Cristian Mihai

It’s kind of frustrating, isn’t it? Having to scroll for a minute and a half through hundreds of comments on some posts just so you can say what you thought about it.

It’s even more frustrating when your own posts aren’t getting many comments. Sometimes it’s a comment or two. Sometimes none. Occasionally, it seems Lady Luck smiles upon you and you get a few of your readers to say something.

But never dozens or hundreds of comments like some of the other blogs out there.

Maybe it’s all about luck, maybe there’s some trick, some tactic, and you can’t help but wonder…

Am I doing something wrong?

What can I do to get more comments?

Well, first of all it’s not magic. Or trickery. Secondly, let’s see if we can do something about it.

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It Was Israel Who Struck Syrian/Iranian Airbase

Truth Troubles

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF THE TIMES OF ISRAEL)

If bombs could talk and words could kill: 10 things to know for April 8

Russia and Syria blame Israel for a strike on a base apparently used by Iranians, while the world blames the duo for a chemical attack and nobody expects much actual action

Smoke billows in the town of Douma, the last opposition holdout in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, on April 7, 2018, after Syrian regime troops resumed a military blitz to pressure rebels to withdraw. (AFP PHOTO/STRINGER)
Smoke billows in the town of Douma, the last opposition holdout in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, on April 7, 2018, after Syrian regime troops resumed a military blitz to pressure rebels to withdraw. (AFP PHOTO/STRINGER)

1. Some 14 people, Iranians among them, are reportedly dead after jets struck the Tiyas (aka T-4) airbase near Homs in Syria.

  • As usual Israel is staying mum, but its game of plausible deniability has been blown up by first Russia and then Syria (which first incorrectly pointed the finger…

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