Through Microsoft’s “Bing” website, users will answer questions based on Jay-Z’s lyrics to find pages of his book hidden all over New York, London, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. Some of the pages will reportedly be displayed on billboards and other outdoor advertising mediums throughout those cities as well.
“What: Writing one 50,000-word novel from scratch in a month’s time. Who: You! We can’t do this unless we have some other people trying it as well. Let’s write laughably awful yet lengthy prose together.
Why: The reasons are endless! To actively participate in one of our era’s most enchanting art forms! To write without having to obsess over quality. To be able to make obscure references to passages from our novels at parties. To be able to mock real novelists who dawdle on and on, taking far longer than 30 days to produce their work.
When: You can sign up anytime to add your name to the roster and browse the forums. Writing begins November 1. To be added to the official list of winners, you must reach the 50,000-word mark by November 30 at midnight. Once your novel has been verified by our web-based team of robotic word counters, the partying begins.”
Having plenty of text content on your site is important for ranking well (i.e., HIGHER) on search engine page. You can have great page titles and lots of backlinks. You can have a wonderfully designed site, too. However, if you don’t have lots of quality content, none of the rest matters.
In preparation for this article, I considered a variety of wild ideas and fun speculations about the future.
Could the Internet be used to solve the problem of climate change, generate tangible matter, or contact extraterrestrial life? Maybe those ideas sound like the stuff of imaginative fiction, but in a world where quantum teleportation has been achieved and researchers have created a living, synthetic cell, it almost seems as if the concept of science fiction is being eradicated while real technology brings our wildest fantasies to life.
Here is the result of my most daring (absurd?) speculation …
“…it’s not enough to think tactically about content. To serve our clients and readers, we have to look beyond individual battles and ensure that the whole array of individual campaigns and choices works together to serve a clearly defined set of overarching goals.”—What Do Content Strategists Do? : Incisive.nu (via mrwebpage)
President Barack Obama signed a $30 billion small business lending bill into law on Monday, claiming a victory on economic policy for his fellow Democrats ahead of November congressional elections.
The law sets up a lending fund for small businesses and includes an additional $12 billion in tax breaks for small companies.
“It was critical that we cut taxes and make more loans available to entrepreneurs,” Obama said in remarks at the White House. “So today after a long and tough fight, I am signing a small business jobs bill that does exactly that.”