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R.E.S.P.E.C.T – Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin's Voice And The Way She Conducted Herself Truly Made Her The Queen Of Soul Well, we got a little warning, and with that another great has left the building. When great artists pass, especially ones who have had such a lasting and profound impact on the...

The Marketing Of Books

People Read - So How Do You Sell To Them? When was the last time you read a book? I don’t mean any judgment with that question: it’s simply to illustrate a point about marketing. While a television show, or a movie, can take only an hour or two to get through, books...

An Interview With Brandon Scott

Brandon Scott Has A Compelling New Book Out! Brandon Scott has been writing for a long time, and as part of The Buzzazz Editorial Team he wrote a lot of really great articles. He has recently published his first book, and has taken his writing to a whole other level....

What Does The Collapse Of Dialogue Mean For People?

That Old Blue And Red Divide That Has Been With Us Since Rome The first thing to ask is whether there is a collapse of dialogue. Survey the evidence of the number of bipartisan conversations that don't descend into name calling and actually prove to be fruitful and...

The SEO Stats That Could Make Or Break Your Business

SEO is something of a nebulous subject at times. It can be difficult to pin down exactly what is working for you and what is not. The main reason why you can’t always successfully determine your progress with optimizing your website is that there is too much...

From Arya Stark To Daisie – A Collaborative App For Artists

Collaboration Over Competition Is Daisie's Philosophy It is always a great thing when someone takes their own success and parlays it into helping others. Who better than another artist to understand what  it takes to go from obscurity to fame, and who better to...

Where Are You At?

What's Your Job Title? What Is The Date? What's The Time? Do you know where you are? Do you conflate this job that you are doing with the last one you were at, or maybe some long ago job that this one reminds you of? That can't be much fun. Carrying all that baggage,...

Is An Online Store Really The Best Option?

Globally, eCommerce is pulling in $2.3 trillion a year. It could be a lucrative option for your business if you get it right. Online shopping can help you grow your market share and offer a convenient solution for the clients. Top American brands have known about the...

Relationship Marketing

How Can You Help People? When a lot of people think about a great way for them to generate leads they are often imagining some super complex system with a whole bunch of complicated levers and buttons that must be pushed, metaphorically speaking that is. The more...

Solution Based Writing

Practical Solutions Make Much Better Reading Than Articles Full Of Problems I am going to just say this straight up - articles which only float problems in your direction aren't worth the time it takes to read them. They are the celery of writing - as much nutritional...

Dustin Miller Of Abstract Metal Design Interview

Dustin Miller Creates Beautiful Fine Metal Art Sculptures Inspired by the elements, Dustin Miller creates dynamic sculptures, that are durable and perfect for indoor or outdoor settings. Dustin has created works that are on public display around the...

Fake News Is An Oxymoron, Do You Mean Propaganda?

There Is No Fake News - It's Either News Or Not When you are discussing something as vital as information then the exactness of words is an important thing to consider, and fake news, while it may be a trending term, and the favorite buzzword of a few very loud...

Could You Be Crypto Royalty?

Cryptocurrencies have taken the world by storm over the last year or so. Some people have made buckets of money, others have lost everything. Cryptos have been responsible for creating a new breed of a millionaire. There is clearly the opportunity to make a lot of...

How To Write About Anything And Everything

Writing About The Problem Is A Way To Diminish The Problem Content writing - really good content writing, can convince you that the person writing it is possibly an expert from within the industry. It is not necessarily the easiest effect to achieve. Why? Because you...

No Substitute For Hard Work

Elbow Grease Is Only In Short Supply If You Don't Apply It When I was growing up my dad had a ready supply of elbow grease, and I wanted some, because he seemed to keep going and I got tired out too quickly. I worked hard from an early age, and by that I don't mean I...

Copyright, Free Speech Vs. Hate Speech, And Other Interesting Internet Conundrums

What Is The Internet? Depends Who You Ask Do you spend much time thinking about what shape the internet is? Following on from that - do you expend much energy in wondering what it is that allows it to retain that shape? If it really is just a black mirror then surely...

Happy 4th Of July

Independence Day Is Here! Perhaps the irony of having the only English dude in the office write a piece on the 4th of July has dissipated somewhat. I've been here 10 years now, and learned pretty early on that wearing a red coat around this time was not a good thing....

Amazon Making Good On It’s Healthcare Idea

Whether It Is Ultimately A Success Or Not It Promises A Change What do people want? You have to imagine that Jeff Bezos is asking that a lot. Why? Because he seems to provide a lot of things that people need and want. Easier access to medication is definitely one of...

Google’s Duplex Is On The Line

Is It AI? Do We Have A Problem, Dave? AI seems to me to be a misnomer for what we have right now. Some people working in the field of machine intelligence don't like it because of the species derived chauvinism that it indicates. But if you look at the systems which...

Education Technology Is Receiving A Concerted Push

Education Technology Is Always An Exciting Frontier It is not like technology in schools is a new thing - I have after all been following an education technology newsletter for a couple of years now. I remember when there was some kind of deal going on with Texas...

Anthony Bourdain, I’m Sorry I Missed Out

Each Episode Showed Human Resilience And Humanity I am going to make a confession that is going to have anyone who was already in the fan club thinking I am a little bit of an idiot. Until this week I hadn't actually watched any of Anthony Bourdain's television shows,...

Combating Trolls While Protecting Privacy

Anonymity And Criminality Are Not Intrinsically Connected Should anonymity on the net be done away with? Should lack of anonymity be imposed on people who commit certain offenses? It is something of a minefield that pulls in all kind of laws regarding privacy and...

My 11 Year Faceversary

A Look At What Facebook Does Well The videos they compile out of your own photos and videos for these things generally hit the right mark, unless they excavate a problematic relationship - though thankfully you can edit that out. But after a few instances where I have...

Zuckerberg And Cook And Facebook And Apple

Ethics Are Observable In Action Not Demonstrated In Words Watch how people operate under pressure and you can learn a lot about them. It wasn't too long ago that Apple ran afoul of the intelligence services, when the FBI, due to an error on their own part, were forced...

Thinking About Futures

Do People Still Ask What Will The Future Look Like? From what direction will the future come, and in what shape will it arrive? There are a lot of different areas that one might look for some early indications of emergent trends - such as those who work in the...

Digital Wellbeing And Apple

Technology Companies That Consider Their Consumers Wellbeing Will Lead The Way There is a new idea in town, or rather an old idea dressed in new clothes: digital wellbeing. How long do you spend sat in front of your machine? How in control of your digital environment...

For The Man On The Street Or The Expert?

What Viewpoint Should You Be Writing To? Who is your audience? Do you ask that question before you create your content or craft your sales pitch? You may take a subject, and depending on who you are trying to communicate to, the substance may have to be very...

Happy Memorial Day

Every Year This Day Celebrates Those Who Died In Service Of Their Country In England we observed Remembrance Sunday every year as part of our duties in the Cubs and then the Scouts, so it was something that I was aware of from an early age. Every year we would place a...

Compassionate Tech

What Problems Cannot be Solved If Energy And Care Are Applied To Them? Compassionate tech is apparently a big thing in the UK, where the tech sector grew 2.6 times faster than the rest of the UK economy. Private start-ups are using technology to help society's most...

Here Together With Facebook Forever

Public Relations Isn't About Spin, It's About Honestly Promoting What You Have Done When you are working on fixing your reputation excuses are perhaps not the best policy, nor is glossing over it. If you can tackle it head on and provide real solutions to the problems...

Drug Free America – Pam Bondi & Keanan Kintzel

Drug Free America Are Helping To Handling The Drug Problem! Drugs are a problem that affect a lot of people, and with the wide-ranging issues caused by the Opioid Epidemic, and the over-prescription of psychiatric drugs, it is not just recreational drugs that are in...

A Shift To Lyft

Lyft Over Uber? Lyft has good customer service, and half of that comes through it being fast and efficient. Uber has no real recourse for riders having issues in the field, other than slow burn emails that are unlikely to get answered in the kind of timeframe you need...

You Should Have An App! We Build Apps!

Apps Are Essential Apps are where it is at. Considering that a growing number of people who are interacting with your website are doing so through their phone, or that more and more people are using apps instead of websites to access the data and services that they...

Jordan Peele’s Comedy Gold, to Oscar Gold

In 2015, Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele ended their Comedy Central series Key and Peele after five seasons of work and success. In the comedic community that means a lot for any actor. Especially minority actors. After, Jordan Peele has...

Horizon Smart Glasses Give Blind Users A Virtual Guide

How Much Are You Helping People With Your Tech? Does your technology help someone? In some basic sense it probably helps in some way, even if its sole purpose is to provide escapism. But when you see something that could possibly change the way that someone lives...

Cat Ears On Your Car Vending Machine

Technology Needs A Sense Of Humor Everything shall be automated. Some people posit this as being a bad thing, and some people celebrate the convenience it represents. A giant car vending machine for me is closer to the kind of future I want - there is humor there, and...

Pinellas Dog Parks

Dog owners in America are becoming more and more protective of their fur babies than ever before. Sometimes helicopter parenting can be seen as a bad thing, but it hard to argue with those big black eyes and wiggly tongues. Florida is a warm state with almost constant...

More Mobile Friendly

Mobile friendly websites are the thing. People carry their computers around with them now in their pockets. They want to be able to find data on the go, so it makes sense that your website should be friendly to these devices. People do not want to have work to get the...

Societal Mediation

A Social Media Evolution May Be Underway Social media is just a set of tools that are bolted together and left to grow in the laboratory that is the world. A platform from which something is launched. A filter that mediates communication between people, with some...

Sushi Scene in Pinellas

A long time ago, the idea of eating uncooked food made some people curl over.  The original sushi in Japan was actually just vinegar rice preserving fish in ships on the sea.  Flash forward to 2018 and raw fish, or sushi, has become so “in”, its difficult to imagine a...

Let’s Spread Some Good News

Just Imagine If Everyone Thought About Solutions Rather Than Problems This seems like an unlikely thing to be said in a meeting with any News Editor - that he tells you to go out there and dig up some feel-good stories. Bad News sells, right? That is the old adage...

The Truth About Google Review Reputation

Google Review Reputation 101 If you have been alive and participating in society to any degree than your have heard of one of the biggest tech companies called Google. It started out as a search engine and has in recent years had it's hand in most tech advances &...

Where Does The Future Of Journalism Lie?

Journalism Has To Have A Future, But Something Needs To Change As credible as Baron Munchausen, while thinking of itself as still as Woodward and Bernstein, journalism has been on the the ropes since the internet came along and started to change the environment all...

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