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Healthcare.gov and Social Media: Strange Bedfellows

Mark Weinstein | Posted 03.08.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

While there's a compelling argument to be made for our government having health information on all Americans and certainly on its health care applicants, there are also surprisingly intrusive clauses that are built into HealthCare.gov's privacy policy that may outweigh any benefits.

The Obamacare Website, Version 1.1

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Obama administration just rolled out what could be called "version 1.1" of HealthCare.gov. After two months of nothing short of disaster, the White House is now confident that the website is ready for prime time. Mostly.

Why Your Company's Website Is Useless

James C. Gibson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
James C. Gibson

For many companies today, there is a big disconnect from what their potential customers buying process is and how their website enables that buying process.

Help Wanted: Republicans Required to Fix Obamacare

Dale Hansen | Posted 12.28.2013 | Politics
Dale Hansen

In the end, all of the complaints won't change the past. The ACA was passed and Barack Obama was reelected. Even our nation's most sacred document has been updated 27 times. Are we really supposed to believe that the ACA is an all or nothing proposition?

Friday Talking Points -- Monkey Business

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This may be the quotation of the week, from Representative Frank Pallone, describing the House "Obamacare Is So Very, Very Bad" hearings held this week.

An Open Letter to Cyberbullies

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

You, the faceless one, who hides behind empty words. You, the unhappy one, spreading your misery through harassment and humiliation. You, the angry one, trying to feel powerful by intimidating others with your hate. I refuse to let you hurt me.

FiftyThree Throws the Book at Creativity

Fueled | Posted 12.03.2013 | Technology
Fueled

Along with the launch of Book, FiftyThree have also designed a new landing page for Book, featuring an elegant new look. I recently spoke with Scott Olson, FiftyThree's front-end engineer, who took me behind the scenes of Book's landing page.

How a Nigerian Internet Start-up Grew Revenue from $250 to $1 Million in 3 Years

Tolu Ogunlesi | Posted 10.19.2013 | Small Business
Tolu Ogunlesi

In 2008 Abasiama Idaresit returned to Nigeria, after studying for a degree in Information Systems & Management at the London School of Economics. He h...

Common SEO Errors, Notices and Warnings

John Rampton | Posted 08.27.2013 | Business
John Rampton

SEO can be a rather time consuming task, especially if you're relatively new to the process. Out of all the things that need fixing, a few stand out above the rest.

Innovations in Newspapers: Seashell Newsrooms, Floating Incubators

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.25.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Newspapers aren't dead and still have much to offer - in different shapes, sizes, and via various platforms - provided they think outside the box. En...

3 Ways to Maximize Kids' Learning With Technology

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.28.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

There's a vast sea of apps, games, and websites out there. Keeping the three "Cs" -- connection, critical thinking and creativity -- in mind can help you find some of the gems.

Washington Post Paywall Is Coming

Posted 03.18.2013 | Media

The Washington Post will introduce a paywall this summer, the paper announced on Monday. In December, the Washington Post said it was exploring the...

What Do Your Web Pages Say to Your Visitors?

Mona Elesseily | Posted 01.11.2013 | Technology
Mona Elesseily

To start, take a look at your website's colors. Based on these colors alone, what conclusions can you draw about the site?

Catherine New

Cyber Attacks On Banks Are Price Of Banking In Digital Era

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 10.04.2012 | Money

Many were inconvenienced, but few customers, if any, reported serious financial harm after last week's cyber attacks that hit at least six major banks...

How to Turn Your Website Into a Selling Machine

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 10.04.2012 | Technology
Penny C. Sansevieri

While content is king, compelling, engaging content is the master. But creating content isn't always easy. You have to come up with ideas, you have to keep inventing new topics. So, what's the best way to do that?

How to Build the Perfect Website

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 12.02.2012 | Technology
Penny C. Sansevieri

For most of us, building a website is the single biggest and most significant thing we can do for our business, brand, product, or book. Yet I'm amazed at how often folks will jump into this work with little or no knowledge of what it takes to build a website that is mediocre at best.

Website Has Professors Do Your 'Lame-Ass' Project For You

Posted 09.13.2012 | College

Have you ever gotten an assignment and said to yourself, "I do NOT want to do this!" Unemployedprofessors.com, a website for the ethically challeng...

5 Website Tests All Companies Must Run

Mona Elesseily | Posted 07.30.2012 | Technology
Mona Elesseily

Unfortunately, too many companies fall into the trap of believing that -- because they like the way their websites look -- they're as effective as possible when it comes to converting visitors into customers.

Make It Simple for Congress to Find Your Legislative Priorities

David K. Rehr | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
David K. Rehr

Many Americans think they have little chance to impact Washington, given the professional army of lobbyists and lawyers who swarm Capitol Hill on a daily basis. But they would be wrong.

Pinterest Interest: Boon or Boondoggle?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 05.23.2012 | Media
Lorraine Devon Wilke

I'm late to this game. Didn't even know it was being played. At least not till I noticed "pinning" going on at Facebook or Twitter and had no idea what this Pinterest thing was or why any of us should be paying attention.

E.T. Hunters Ask You Join Search For Alien Life

Posted 03.01.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 02/29/2012 03:59 PM EST on SPACE.com Scientists need your help in the search for life beyond Earth. The SETI (Se...

5 Easy Steps to Your Own E-Commerce Startup for $100

Marty Zwilling | Posted 01.17.2012 | Business
Marty Zwilling

If you have a unique creation or invention, and you are not selling it around the world on the Internet, now is the time to start. The cost of entry has never been lower. Anyone can be an entrepreneur today.

The Future of the Website?

Matt Spangler | Posted 12.13.2011 | Technology
Matt Spangler

Two decades later, websites are unrecognizable from that first spawn. So what does the website look like in another 20? Will it continue to exist as we know it now? Evidence proves it's already shifting with tastes, patterns and behaviors.

CPS Launches Longer School Day Website To Dispel 'Misconceptions'

Posted 11.20.2011 | Chicago

The tug of war between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Teachers Union over the mayor's strong pushes for instituting a longer school day has gone p...

Proposed Law Could Endanger Internet Entrepreneurship

Paul Kedrosky | Posted 09.12.2011 | Technology
Paul Kedrosky

There are many problems with the PROTECT IP legislation. For starters, a site can be blacklisted the day a U.S. judge receives the complaint. Bang, you no longer exist to American web users.