Over the holidays, I bumped into some great video material from author and YouTuber Caleb Ross that seems particularly useful for online gamers in particular. After all, if you want to fight toxicity, within or without you, you need to understand why people act awful online in the first place. “Why do some players turn into angry trolls the moment other players are introduced?” the first video asks. “Let’s turn to player psychology to find out why Online Me is such a piece of shit!” Yes, that was a joke. The answer is basically “deindividuation” – that’s when your identity fades a bit in a group, leading to reductions in “social accountability” and “self-monitoring.” In other words, we feel more anonymous within the group, and we know there aren’t going to be consequences for being a turd. Compounding the problem is the fact the the people in the group are transient, so you rarely have to deal with the … [Read more...] about For Science: The psychology of online gaming toxicity, fanpersonism, and gamer identity
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When you decide to start a business, doesn’t matter its online or not, you must have a logo for your business which represents you as well as your business. When it comes to blogging or online business, we hardly know our visitors or competitors personally, we know each other either by blog’s name or logo. There are many benefits of having logo for your blog, few of them are: It helps you to brand your blog and your online persona. A perfect logo describes what your blog is all about. It works as an online visiting card for you. Graphics are always memorable than names. It helps you to differentiate from your blogger. Making a logo in Photoshop or Corel draw might be time-consuming and for making logo because you need to learn these software’s first. Thus, it is better to use an online logo making website ( tool ), which will help you to make logo for your blog within minutes. If you are looking to hire professionals to create logo for you, here are few reputed … [Read more...] about Online Logo Maker : Free Logo Creator Tool
A strong foundation helps you to achieve success in the longer run. It is crucial to know the basics of your trade. Today, we will discuss basic terminologies used in online marketing to make money from it. Most of the advertising companies work by CPA, CPC, CPM and CPL advertisement. This post explains all about the above-used terms. Common Terms in Online Marketing CPM stand for cost per mille or cost per thousand. In simple words, you will be paid when the advertisement gets 1000 people or page views. In this method, a fixed rate is decided before the advertisement, and you get paid according to that. CPC advertisement means cost per click. You will be paid when people will click your advertisement. The payout varies from few cents to few dollars. That’s how AdSense and contextual advertisement works. They place the relevant advertisement, and you will get paid when people click on them. CPA advertisement is by far one of the best payout … [Read more...] about Understand Basics Of Online Advertisements: CPA, CPC, CPM and CPL
If a person who has created defamatory content about an individual or a company knows how to optimise it on the major search engines, then that content will make its way to the first or second page of the results, and could ruin the reputation of the person mentioned. Search engines rank purely by relevancy, rather than quality, so regardless of whether the information is untrue or genuine, it will reach the eyes of those who search for that company or person’s name. This is why online reputation management has become so important over the last ten years or so. It allows companies and high profile individuals to defend themselves against defamatory and negative content which could damage their public image. Over the course of the last decade, a number of companies have emerged, whose sole purpose it is to protect and manage the reputations of people and businesses online. Their job is to control what potential employees, employers, and customers can read about that company or … [Read more...] about Online Reputation Management Strategies and Tips
Here at ShoutMeLoud, I sell few e-books (Free + Paid) & plugins. I use Mac OS, as it’s more secure than Windows. Needless to say, I’m little paranoid about security. I ensure my system remains safe by using inbuilt Mac Firewall & stay away from downloading files from unreliable sources. Getting back to why I ended up searching for online virus scanner: ShoutMeLoud free WordPress Guide eBook has been downloaded more than 5000 times and in the past 2 months, I received 2 emails saying that their antivirus software (Avast to be precise) disabled the file access. Here is the email that I received: This was something unlikely to happen & I started digging more into this issue. The very first step was to check if the file is infected or not. (Do read the second section to learn about virus false positive detection). My requirement was simple, as I needed one tool that could check the database of all popular antiviruses & detect any viruses, worms, trojans or … [Read more...] about How To Check Virus Online By Uploading File?