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Top 5 Things to Know About "Top 5 Lists"

Azita Ardakani | Posted 10.09.2011 | Technology
Azita Ardakani

The ubiquitous rise in "Best Of's" is baffling. In an attempt to help myself remember what to look for, and mentally manage some of the online clutter, I am sharing my top 5 tips.

Social Media Princess Stephanie Phair: The New Face of the Outnet Empire

Anisha Lakhani | Posted 10.03.2011 | Style
Anisha Lakhani

It's a sweltering, summer afternoon and Manhattan is under grips of a heatstroke; iced-coffee at Amaranth with online retail princess Stephanie Phair ...

'Powhida' Mocks The Art Establishment

The Daily Beast | Posted 09.28.2011 | Arts

Last night, William Powhida looked set to be the most annoying artist on the scene right now. At the opening of his show at the posh Marlborough Galle...

The Power and SEO Behind Blog Commenting

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 09.26.2011 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

When we first launched teams to offer blog commenting, most people didn't have a clue how powerful this type of marketing was. Most Internet people did and have been doing it ever since.

We Are Still the World -- Mom Bloggers in Africa

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 09.24.2011 | Impact
Morra Aarons-Mele

A throng of celebs singing on stage about a problem far, far away won't cut it when most of us are concerned about the impact of high food prices on our own baskets.

Mullets Go Mainstream

Wendy Brandes | Posted 09.10.2011 | Style
Wendy Brandes

Mullet hairstyles are still cringe-worthy but, for the past couple of years, mullet dresses have been been making a comeback on fashion show runways.

Mexico Today: Shining a Light on the True Mexico

Kety Esquivel | Posted 09.05.2011 | Travel
Kety Esquivel

A joint public-private sector venture, Marca País - Imagen de Mexico was born to help promote Mexico as a global business partner and unrivaled tourist destination.

Let us not allow 'a Gay Girl in Damascus' to discredit all blogging

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 08.20.2011 | Media
Faisal J. Abbas

It was clearly the moment traditionalists and new-media sceptics were eagerly anticipating; for as soon as it emerged that the blog known as 'A Gay Gi...

LA's Top Blog Stars You Should Know Now

Liza Utter | Posted 08.22.2011 | Los Angeles
Liza Utter

Here is a summertime list of some LA blogging stars who really capture the best of the West, from lifestyle, food, fashion, design and business -- you will have your finger on the pulse of what LA living is all about!

The Lion's Den That Was Netroots Nation

Sally Kohn | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

Should the "professional left" aggressively push the Obama administration to do more for working families? Hell yeah! Yet the tone of the questioning was infinitely more critical than friendly.

Without Freedom of Expression, the Egyptian Revolution Wouldn't be Complete

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 08.15.2011 | Media
Faisal J. Abbas

As much as one would like to end the story by saying "...and the people of Egypt lived happily ever after", it might just be too premature to say so.

Blogger Raises Money To Help Filipino Children So They Don't Have To Swim To School

AP | By JIM GOMEZ | Posted 08.06.2011 | Impact

MANILA, Philippines -- Dozens of dirt-poor children in a Philippine mangrove village no longer have to swim to school while straining to hold their bo...

Arab Media Forum 2011 Tackles Region's Unfolding Revolts

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.24.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

"Why haven't all the bloggers who were jailed in Egypt over the years or elsewhere been recognized?"

Marian Kihogo: The Blogger Vogue, Lucky, et al. Can't Get Enough Of

Meredith Barnett | Posted 07.19.2011 | Style
Meredith Barnett

In the ever-saturated world of fashion blogging, it's difficult to gain traction days. Yet over the past year, London-based stylist Marian Kihogo has caught the eye of many an editor.

How Bloggers And Publishers Rely On Each Other For A Payday

Publishing Perspectives | Posted 07.13.2011 | Books

Blogger. Vlogger. Tweeter. Author. Journalist. These words aren’t synonymous, and yet they all have one thing in common: behind these terms are peop...

Media Live Up to Name as Game Changers in Spreading Arab Revolutions

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.06.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Any invasion of armies today is being met with an equally hard-hitting invasion of media to cover unfolding events -- often to the consternation of those who seek to suppress people.

The Indie Book Collective: A Great Resource for Both eAuthors and eReaders

2morrowknight | Posted 06.06.2011 | Books

The publishing industry is at a crossroads. It's trying to figure out what it means to do business in the Digital Age, which has transformed the lands...

'A Nation Of Winklevosses': The 'Bunk' Lawsuit Against HuffPost

Slate Magazine | Jack Shafer | Posted 06.12.2011 | Media

Today, an unpaid contributor to the Huffington Post filed a $105 million suit against the website; its new owner, AOL; and co-founders Arianna Huffing...

Four Years, Nine Months and One Blog

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 06.11.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Just when you've forgotten how to teach a baby to walk, you give birth to a blog. A website to help articulate its first words, to warn of dangers ahead, and to show a world that you don't quite understand yourself.

My First-Ever Blogger Conference Call

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

"Things are changing every day, and the Congress can't do all that it wants to, especially being in the minority. It's going to take more than Congres...

Million-Dollar Mommy Blogging: Reinforcing The Feminine Mystique?

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Morra Aarons-Mele

The truth is, most women who dream of becoming financially successful women bloggers will do so only if they stick to covering the most traditional of female subjects: mothering and home. Other subjects just don't pay.

Ensuring Egypt's Victory By Repealing Emergency Laws

Jason Erb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jason Erb

What's needed for a democratic transition in Egypt is for the emergency laws to go. It will only be through their repeal that civic life, the rule of law and basic human rights will be respected and can be exercised.

Diving Into the Technology Behind Content Creation

Danny Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Danny Wong

Trying to understand a bit more about the tech world, its intricacies and its offerings, I decided to connect with Vikram Goyal, the tech genius behind DIY blogs CraftBits and CraftGossip.

Does an Author Really Need a Website? The Book Doctors Interview Annik LaFarge on How to Be a More Effective Author Online

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Henry Sterry

Annik LeFarge knows what she's talking about, so we asked her to share with us the benefits of author websites. She also shared with us her 10 ½ tips for being a more effective author online.

Mr. Assad, Tear Down This Wall!

Richard Eisendorf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Eisendorf

Are the people of Syria anti-American -- or is your regime anti-Syrian, Mr. Assad? As in Egypt and Tunisia, America is not the issue. You have erected a wall of injustice -- not against the U.S. or Israel, but against your own citizens.