Looking Online to Verify Word-of-Mouth Recommendations

Finding such information helps seal the deal: 77 percent agreed they’re more likely to buy things “when I can find additional recommendations about them online.” As the chart indicates, the tendency to seek online confirmation or refutation of a recommendation is not confined to big-ticket purchases but extends to something as minor as a meal out or a movie.

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– Mark Dolliver, Adweek
Word of mouth is all well and good, but a new Cone Inc. report indicates that consumers don’t take it as gospel when deciding on purchases. With all due respect to Uncle So-and-so’s opinion about what they should buy, people are looking online for information to support or rebut such advice.

Eighty-one percent of respondents to Cone’s polling (fielded online last month) agreed with the statement, “After getting a recommendation about a product or service I may want to purchase, I go online to do additional research about that product or service before deciding whether to purchase it.” Leer más “Looking Online to Verify Word-of-Mouth Recommendations”

40+ Web Design and Development Resources for Beginners

Brian Casel is a web designer and owner of ThemeJam WordPress Themes and CasJam Media. You can follow Brian on his blog at BrianCasel.com or on Twitter @CasJam.

It’s no secret that web design is a fast-growing industry. Virtually every type of business is in need of a quality website. There are opportunities at the large agency level down to freelancers developing small-business websites from home.

So how do you break into this exciting field? With little or no experience creating websites, getting yourself up to speed can be a daunting task. There are so many different avenues of design and development to explore. Which way should you go first? Which skill sets suit you the best?

We aim to give you an overview of a few things things that are essential to a well-rounded knowledge of web design. These are starting-points, if you will. Below each item, we’ve listed additional resources for you to continue on in your learning process.

Before we get into it, heed one important lesson: You can’t become a professional web designer overnight. It takes years to reach an expert level in any aspect of the field. But everybody starts somewhere, and there’s no better time than the present begin your web design education.


ipsum imageBrian Casel is a web designer and owner of ThemeJam WordPress Themes and CasJam Media. You can follow Brian on his blog at BrianCasel.com or on Twitter @CasJam.

It’s no secret that web design is a fast-growing industry. Virtually every type of business is in need of a quality website. There are opportunities at the large agency level down to freelancers developing small-business websites from home.

So how do you break into this exciting field? With little or no experience creating websites, getting yourself up to speed can be a daunting task. There are so many different avenues of design and development to explore. Which way should you go first? Which skill sets suit you the best?

We aim to give you an overview of a few things things that are essential to a well-rounded knowledge of web design. These are starting-points, if you will. Below each item, we’ve listed additional resources for you to continue on in your learning process.

Before we get into it, heed one important lesson: You can’t become a professional web designer overnight. It takes years to reach an expert level in any aspect of the field. But everybody starts somewhere, and there’s no better time than the present begin your web design education. Leer más “40+ Web Design and Development Resources for Beginners”

Weekly Web Design and Development Inspiration

This is our selection of our favorite web designs from the past week or so, some sites we discovered, but the most of them have been recommended by our readers.
Thanks for all your recommendations, and we hope you like this selection of sites as much as we do, feel free to comment and let us know what you think.



This is our selection of our favorite web designs from the past week or so, some sites we discovered, but the most of them have been recommended by our readers.

Thanks for all your recommendations, and we hope you like this selection of sites as much as we do, feel free to comment and let us know what you think.

Paul Bennett

Paul Bennett

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Case-Study: Make Web, Not War

Internet is the most important scientific and technological discovery since mankind conquered the Moon in 1969. No discovery over the last years had such a great influence on our civilization. Since the 90’s a new step in human evolution was written, the new “Homo digitalis” makes room for a new era, driven by technological and scientific development, filling it furthermore with an essence of life. All the main discoveries in the post Internet period were helped by it due to its capability of showing everyone, everything at anytime. For instance, the human genome was decrypted more easily and faster because of the possibility of changing information almost instantly between scientists situated all over the world.

It was the perfect situation that revealed to all people from all over the world that without communication and collaboration (which is the same as without Internet) the great discoveries would have remained still hidden. From this point of view the Internet is not only a discovery, it is a catalyst for changing and finding information or why not for a better life.


InstantShift - Case-Study: Make Web, Not War

Internet is the most important scientific and technological discovery since mankind conquered the Moon in 1969. No discovery over the last years had such a great influence on our civilization. Since the 90’s a new step in human evolution was written, the new “Homo digitalis” makes room for a new era, driven by technological and scientific development, filling it furthermore with an essence of life. All the main discoveries in the post Internet period were helped by it due to its capability of showing everyone, everything at anytime. For instance, the human genome was decrypted more easily and faster because of the possibility of changing information almost instantly between scientists situated all over the world.

It was the perfect situation that revealed to all people from all over the world that without communication and collaboration (which is the same as without Internet) the great discoveries would have remained still hidden. From this point of view the Internet is not only a discovery, it is a catalyst for changing and finding information or why not for a better life. Leer más “Case-Study: Make Web, Not War”

Sitios para detectar contenido copiado

Hoy les recomendamos varios sitios para encontrar contenido copiado o plagiado, les ayudará a conocer quienes han estado utilizando su material para publicarlo en otros sitios.

Sitio “Copyscape”

Lista con nueve sitios para detectar contenido plagiado vía pixelcoblog:

Copyscape: este sitio es uno de los mas populares para detectar el contenido plagiado, su uso es muy sencillo, solo debes agregar la url les sitio y este hará solo su trabajo. Otro servicio es que puedes agregar un banner para advertir que el sitio monitorea el plagio.

Fairshare: este servicio es muy útil ya que monitorea como otros sitios plagian tu contenido y también te informa si están lucrando con tu propia información. Puedes recibir alertas de contenido duplicado por medio de RSS.

Duplichecker: este servicio busca el contenido plagiado al momento de escribir el texto en particular o por medio de un documento .txt, solo tienes que elegir entre los motores de búsqueda Google, Yahoo! o MSN, para que te muestre los resultados.


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Hoy les recomendamos varios sitios para encontrar contenido copiado o plagiado, les ayudará a conocer quienes han estado utilizando su material para publicarlo en otros sitios.

Sitio "Copyscape"

Lista con nueve sitios para detectar contenido plagiado vía pixelcoblog:

Copyscape: este sitio es uno de los mas populares para detectar el contenido plagiado, su uso es muy sencillo, solo debes agregar la url les sitio y este hará solo su trabajo. Otro servicio es que puedes agregar un banner para advertir que el sitio monitorea el plagio.

Fairshare: este servicio es muy útil ya que monitorea como otros sitios plagian tu contenido y también te informa si están lucrando con tu propia información. Puedes recibir alertas de contenido duplicado por medio de RSS.

Duplichecker: este servicio busca el contenido plagiado al momento de escribir el texto en particular o por medio de un documento .txt, solo tienes que elegir entre los motores de búsqueda Google, Yahoo! o MSN, para que te muestre los resultados. Leer más “Sitios para detectar contenido copiado”

América Latina es la región con mayor crecimiento en uso de internet

IAB Chile y comScore han dado a conocer los resultados del State of Internet, estudio anual sobre la situación de internet en Latinoamérica. La medición, realizada a través del panel global de comScore, que incluye a dos millones de habitantes en más de 170 países durante 2009, arrojó cifras respecto de visitas Web, demografía de los visitantes, comportamiento de las audiencias, estado de la publicidad online y consumo de medios, entre otros factores.

América Latina -con un 23%- fue la región de mayor crecimiento en el uso de internet durante el año pasado. Pese a esto, representó sólo un 8% de la audiencia global. Por su parte, Chile, con un crecimiento del 16%, fue el país de menor aumento porcentual en la región, que estuvo encabezada por Colombia (36%) y Argentina (28%).

En cuanto al tiempo de consumo online, Chile se ubicó en el antepenúltimo lugar, con 22,4 horas mensuales de uso. Quienes lideran este ítem son Brasil y México, con 26,4 y 25,7 horas respectivamente. El factor más determinante, en esta área es la disponibilidad y penetración de banda ancha. Por otra parte, las mediciones indican que la mayoría de las audiencias prefiere consumir contenidos en su lenguaje nativo.


IAB Chile y comScore han dado a conocer los resultados del State of Internet, estudio anual sobre la situación de internet en Latinoamérica. La medición, realizada a través del panel global de comScore, que incluye a dos millones de habitantes en más de 170 países durante 2009, arrojó cifras respecto de visitas Web, demografía de los visitantes, comportamiento de las audiencias, estado de la publicidad online y consumo de medios, entre otros factores.

América Latina -con un 23%- fue la región de mayor crecimiento en el uso de internet durante el año pasado. Pese a esto, representó sólo un 8% de la audiencia global. Por su parte, Chile, con un crecimiento del 16%, fue el país de menor aumento porcentual en la región, que estuvo encabezada por Colombia (36%) y Argentina (28%).

En cuanto al tiempo de consumo online, Chile se ubicó en el antepenúltimo lugar, con 22,4 horas mensuales de uso. Quienes lideran este ítem son Brasil y México, con 26,4 y 25,7 horas respectivamente. El factor más determinante, en esta área es la disponibilidad y penetración de banda ancha. Por otra parte, las mediciones indican que la mayoría de las audiencias prefiere consumir contenidos en su lenguaje nativo. Leer más “América Latina es la región con mayor crecimiento en uso de internet”