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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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What makes ethernet better than WiFi?

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ethernet vs WiFi

Obviously, WiFi is great. It’s changed our lives, allowing for an unprecedented degree of flexibility with internet-enabled devices. Home WiFi is even good enough in large portions of the United States that people justifiably feel comfortable using it for everything, such as work, gaming, and streaming.

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Web & Graphic Design student work review

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design student review

The College of New Caledonia is showcasing their graphic design and web design students in a handsome website — go see what kind of talent they’re growing in Caldonia!

These students put together a “Portfolio Showcase” writing. . .

Our journey to create this showcase began in early January. During this time of planning and strategizing how to bring about a great year-end event, we became closer as a class and got to know one another better. Through the brainstorming process we were able to learn from and be inspired by one another.

Go see : CNC Web & Graphic Design

 

How open source ad blockers could save you 2 hours a week

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online ads costing you REAL money

If you’ve read any of my “Web Sites That Suck”  articles, you’ll know I’ve preached about the internet bleeding bandwidth, and what’s driving the never ending thirst for more speed!  Now, with the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of billions additional throughput has all but brought the internet to it’s knees. This article gives you some insight and tips for slicker sliding on the internet . . . (more…)

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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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