Million Concurrent Players

August1

World of Warcraft is currently the most popular Massive Multiplayer Online Game in the world. It sold millions of copies, and that is probably due to the fact that it is accessible even for young players due to low difficulty. It is also friendly for casual players and it gained so much popularity because the developers of World of Warcraft are releasing this game all over the world. Conquering the Chinese market has been an objective for Blizzard for a long time, and it seems that they achieved this goal, as World of Warcraft exceeded 1 million concurrent Chinese players logged at the same time. The Chinese authorities from the very beginning were not in awe of the game, and even prohibited some parts of the game to be realized in China. However, it seems that the voice of the consumers is stronger, and that Chinese people are really eager to partake in the Western culture. One of the reasons World of Warcraft is a big controversy in China is that it has skeletons in the game. The Chinese authorities do not like that at all, but this did not stop this Western game to gain popularity in Asia. World of Warcraft is also one of the most popular games in Korea.

Earn Money Browsing

July2

There is a search engine called SlashMySearch that claims that their search engine is designed to get the best results on the Internet quickly and effectively. Using proprietary algorithms, their search engine is able to “slash” through more of the junk, and find the most relevant results. They filter results from Yahoo, AltaVista, Excite, the Google search engine, their databases, and several other sources. They also track what results get visited the most, and refine their database with that information. Personally, I think that it is a matter of personal preference which search engines someone likes the most. I suggest checking out this search engine to make up your mind if you find it appealing.

Anyway, the company behind this search engine believes that the profits made on the Internet should be shared with the users that are helping make that happen. That is why you are going to be paid for surfing the Web. You simply have to set the website as your homepage, and use it as your primary search engine in order to earn money.

You do not ever have to pay anything, so you are protected from actually losing money. I would like to add that you might also earn money, even if you decide not to use their search engine at all by obtaining referrals. I think that most users will not switch to their search engine completely, but they will want to participate in this opportunity, and try to acquire referrals. Summarizing, I would like to indicate for whom this offer is especially attractive:

-People willing to acquire referrals, since the profitability of this opportunity also greatly depends if a person has the resources to acquire referrals.
-People who do not mind changing their search engine to SlashMySearch, or at least checking it out.

When to Write Blog Posts?

June3

When do you write your blog posts? There is an interesting way to write posts for your blog. I am not going to discuss the style of writing, or even the length of posts, but rather how to plan writing your posts during the week. Usually bloggers write a post on their blog whenever they realize that they should post something, or whenever they see that they do not have enough posts this week or month. This can be quite difficult as often you have to write posts every day of the week, and since it takes some time to get started, a lot of time is wasted or not used very effectively. So anyway, the new idea for writing posts is as follows:

-You write all of your weekly posts on a chosen day of the week. The previous day you choose the topics for your posts. That is because choosing the topic for posts is very important, and you should have sufficient time for this.

There are a few reasons why I like the idea of writing posts this way. First of all, you are not in a hurry to select topics for posts and consequently you will probably choose more interesting topics. Secondly, you have other days of the week to work on different things that will give you time for other work related to your blog like marketing etc. Finally, writing a few posts in a row seems easier instead of writing them separately. That is because this way you are only focused on writing, and I believe that makes your work more efficient.

Designing Your Own Logo

April2

The best way to get started is to look at other logos in order to get some ideas. While it might be tempting to create a very complicated logo, it is not always the best choice. If you want to create a logo to simply increase your brand awareness, then you do not need a very complicated logo for that. You can design your logo even in such a simple program like Paint. The important hing is that you should have some kind of logo, as this way your readers will remember your website more easily. Additionally, whenever they will see your logo on any other website, they will get reminded of your business/website. Of course, you may want to hire a professional logo designer, but that is not necessary is case of small businesses or personal websites. I have seen many logos that were created by regular webmasters and these logos looked very nice.

Your Favorite Browser

February1

Each one of us uses some kind of browser to browse the Web. If a person is browsing a lot, then he is going to need the best browser there is. While Internet Explorer is very popular, there are some people who have never really used it. Many computer geeks prefer to use either Firefox or Opera. Firefox has many useful features, and that is why it might be generally considered the best browser. What is exciting is that from time to time new versions of the most popular browsers are being released. Usually when that happens, it means that new features and tools are being integrated into a browser. Very often every new update brings new features. Browsers are a type of software that offer a lot of possibilities. I am sure that the developers of Internet Explorer can learn some very valuable lessons from other browsers, especially Firefox which is a really great browser.

Guns in Video Games

January2

Many European Union countries desperately want to set guidelines on selling video games to minors. The reason behind this is supposedly to shield children from violent, explicit, and frightening video games. However, shouldn’t parents have the right to decide? Many people think that the European Union is hypocritical. Many countries in the European Union force their citizens into military service and require them to kill other people in times of war. Often they disregard people‚Äôs religious beliefs and make them serve in the army against their will. Is it not an irony that the EU does not want anyone below the age of 18 to shoot with virtual weapons in games, but it requires many eighteen year olds to complete military training using real guns? I will leave you with this thought. People need to understand that guns are not evil, and sometimes using guns is justified. It is also important to understand that there are many games that are not violent at all. Humorous adventure games are a prime example of that. Playing such games can be a great way for a family to spend some quality time together. Ultimately, each person will have to choose what kind of games are the most entertaining in his opinion.

Google AdSense

December2

If you are interested in making money online you should definitely check out AdSense. AdSense is quite popular nowadays, but for those who never heard about it, I will explain its mechanics in a few words. AdSense is an ad serving program run by Google. Website owners can enroll in this program to enable text, image, and even video advertisements on their sites. These ads are managed by Google, and generate revenue on either a per-click, or per-thousand-impressions basis. My experience with this company so far is positive; however, there are many people who were falsely accused by Google of click fraud, and because of that their accounts were closed. I know webmasters who have various websites, and all of them generate income because of implementing AdSense. Integrating AdSense on your websites is an especially good idea if you receive a lot of traffic. You will not make a lot of money with this program if you have only a few visitors. Another thing to consider that there are limited payment options and it is impossible to be paid by PayPal. This means that while AdSense might be a good choice for some webmasters, it is definitely not a program for everyone.

Cars on the Internet

November1

I will never forget how happy I was when my bought my first car. It was a used jeep. While jeeps are good especially for uneven terrains, this was a perfect car for me at the time. I spend one month looking for my car. The Internet was not an option at that time. Today, people can buy cars a lot easier than it was many years ago. They can simply go on the Internet and browse the selection of cars such websites offer. There were millions of cars listed on the Internet and the number is growing every day.