YouTube stars speak up for Net Neutrality
YouTube stars speak up for Net Neutrality

In an open letter published earlier this week and intended for U.S. communications regulators, over 130 YouTube stars speak up for Net Neutrality. That is to say people making a living on the internet warn the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)  they will fight to keep the internet fair and open in America and out […]

From PC to mobile at rapid speed
From PC to mobile at rapid speed

As our digital tools improve and mature, we are moving our online tasks from PC to mobile at rapid speed, according to some recent research. GlobalWorldIndex, a respected world-wide research firm, says its most recent surveys suggest internet users are now, for the first time, performing more digital tasks on mobile devices than they are […]

#GigCity is still an open market
#GigCity is still an open market

Despite claims and threats of Big Telcom providing internet service as a public utility does not reduce competition and #GigCity is still an open market. Sure, Chattanooga, TN., provides internet service – speed as much as 10 gigabytes-per-second, if you’re willing to pay for it – as a public utility through its city-owned electric utility […]

Public utility as a communications system
Public utility as a communications system

Sure: water & sewer, electricity, telephone service: but in the 21st Century some communities think of a public utility as a communications system. It’s certainly that way in Chattanooga, Tennessee where the city-owned public utility for electric power also supplies a 600-square-mile area with cable television, landline phone and, mostly importantly, a full 10-gigabytes of […]

Despite threats, people crave digital connection
Despite threats, people crave digital connection

Despite threats, people crave digital connection. At least that’s the clear suggestion emerging from a recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center. As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to expand, connecting more and more devices to the interconnected digital world, the threat of hacks and potential for real damage also expands but those […]

Mobile speed in the U.S. is slow
Mobile speed in the U.S. is slow

Mobile speed in the U.S. is slow, especially compared to much of the rest of the world. Mobile speeds are faster in 27 other nations than in the U.S., according to the latest State of the Internet report published this week by content delivery company Akamai. That’s right: The U.S. ranks only 28 out of […]

Treasure chest for content marketing
Treasure chest for content marketing

Google’s Search Console is a treasure chest for content marketing. How do I come up with blogging ideas for my nonprofit website or my online business? It’s a question often asked. When you put this issue in the Google search box, you’ll find about 197,000,000 results. One answer for you: Search Analytics in the Google […]

Facebook is expanding Fundraisers
Facebook is expanding Fundraisers

Facebook is expanding Fundraisers beyond nonprofit organizations to a wide range of causes, community groups and endeavors, individuals. Through a Fundraiser on the social media behemoth, individual residents of Facebookistan can ask friends to donate to specific events, causes, community events, community sports teams, medical expenses and students can ask for help with tuition and […]

Google’s AMP now load twice as quickly
Google’s AMP now load twice as quickly

Among the many platform additions and advanced announced last week at Google’s annual I/O Conference, one stands out for digital marketeers: AMP now load twice as quickly. AMP is Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages Project and it’s important for digital marketeers because consumers are notoriously impatient with slow-loading mobile pages and will move on to some […]

Google Search as an events concierge
Google Search as an events concierge

Taking a page from Facebook’s enormously successful Events feature, the ubiquitous pocket oracle is beefing up Google Search as an events concierge. Now that our smartphones are in common use as personal assistants we’ve become accustomed to reaching for them to find upcoming entertainment and events, especially as weekends approach. Most entertainment venues have long […]