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Which search engine is better, Ecosia or DuckDuckGo?

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Someone recently asked me which search engine was better, Ecosia or DuckDuckGo?  So I wrote one of my “Teachable Moments” … this is a very difficult question to answer.

I’ve added Google into my answer because that’s the one to benchmark.  They’re all fairly good, and as you might expect, nobody is as good as Google. Of course, unless you’re one of the millions who really hate Google. Then the second choice would probably be DuckDuckGo.

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We’re leaving. The second secession, Nuevo California

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The rabid Left seceding from the U.S.

Secession is the withdrawal of a group from a larger entity, especially a political entity Threats of secession can be a strategy for achieving more limited goals.  A secession attempt might be violent or peaceful, but the goal is the creation of a new state or entity independent from the group or territory it seceded from.  The South seceded from the Union which brought on the Civil War.  We all know that story. (more…)

51 Tips to Help you Take Breathtaking Landscape Photography Photos

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landscape photography

I’ve recently had a flurry of inquiries from people who have found older articles on the Design Center site, who wish to have their articles included on the same page.  At the dawn of the graphical internet, the “Design Center” site intended to include all the major areas of the visual arts, photography being one of them.  We even had a photographer who intended to run the photography department.  Well, about that time the web seemed to explode with photographers and photography sites, so I backed off and did not add a Photo department. Here’s a photographer who wants to share his 51 Tips!

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The Death of Advertising

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advertising all about the money

I’m chasing a story and getting lots of references for my research.  Washington Post, blocked unless I subscribe.  Wall Street Journal blocked unless I subscribe.  We’ve come to the point now that web advertising is not working.  I ran my web site for 30 years “ad free”.  Why spam your customers? Are we witnessing the death of online advertising?

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Brilliant fund raising ploy? Maybe, maybe not

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hillary Clinton

I’ve written a lot about fund raising and marketing for a cause. Just search the Design Center for “Marketing Update” . . . but this beats them all!

Since the impeachment craziness, then the pandemic, and all coupled with the prospect of an election in November, can the world get any crazier?  Well, I didn’t think so until I heard somebody is paying one-hundred-grand for an online chat with Hillary!

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Perspective is everything…count your blessings.

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poor people in the depression

Times these days, we need a wake-up call. This piece from an unknown author begged to be posted here.

Imagine you were born in 1900

When you are 14, World War I starts, and ends on your 18th birthday with 22 million people killed. Later in the year, a Spanish Flu epidemic hits the planet and runs until you are 20. Fifty million people die from it in those two years. Yes, 50 million.

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Fred Showker explores design, graphics, computing, social media, marketing, and the online world with an eye to entertaining, amazing information that will possibly make you think!

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