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Love Facebook? Beware Facebook Addiction Is Similar to Cocaine Addiction

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: May 26, 2017

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Facebook has become so prevalent in modern society today that addiction to the world's largest social network is a pandemic that academics say affects our brain in a similar way to taking cocaine. Fortunately, research suggests it is much easier to quit Facebook addiction.

Medium Introduces Audio Stories of Its Best Content for Paid Subscribers

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: May 24, 2017

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Medium is making available audio recordings of its top stories to subscribers. This foray into audio content, a realm adjacent to podcasts, opens interesting possibilities for future content goals on the online publishing platform.

10 Books Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Read in Today's Digital Age

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: May 22, 2017

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If you have your heart set on starting (and growing) a successful business or company online, reading is one of the best investments you can make to ensure that. These business and entrepreneurial books offer great advice and inspiration for building a successful business in today’s digital age.

Google Adds Smart Replies to Gmail for Quickly Dashing-off Email Responses

by George Mathews | The Web Writer Spotlight: May 18, 2017

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Google has updated its flagship email service and added a new feature called Smart Reply in Gmail. Now you can easily dash off three- or four-word computer-generated email responses from the Gmail app.

Facebook Rolls Out New Feature for Group Admins to Screen Potential Members

by Alexis Davis | The Web Writer Spotlight: May 15, 2017

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In keeping with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s promise to improve Facebook Group admin tools, Facebook has rolled out a new screening process for new Group members. Now, users who want to join a new Group will answer three questions to determine if they are right for that group.

15 Editing and Proofreading Tools to Polish and Shine Your Content

by Gloria Kopp | The Web Writer Spotlight: May 11, 2017

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The editing and proofreading process is an integral part of any kind of writing. These handy editing and proofreading tools for web content writers will ensure your content is polished and professional so that both search engines and your readers are satisfied.

Now Is a Good Time to Post Articles on LinkedIn, Publishers are Seeing a Nice Uptick in Referral Traffic

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: May 8, 2017

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Is LinkedIn a part of your content marketing strategy? Now is a good time to post your articles and blog posts on LinkedIn. Digital content publishers, marketers are enjoying a big spike in traffic to their website from LinkedIn.

YouTube Is Rolling Out a New Website Design, Invites Users to Give Feedback

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: May 5, 2017

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YouTube this week opened up a preview of its new website design to get user's feedback. The new website design highlights your favorite videos and creators, while making YouTube easier and more fun to use.

How to Write a Viral Blog Post: A Quick Guide to Attract Maximum Eyeballs for Your Content

by Kamil Riaz Kara | The Web Writer Spotlight: May 3, 2017

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If you wish to increase the chances of your blog posts going viral, and garner maximum attention from your target audience and readers, these ideas can certainly help you get there.

4 “Magic Words” That’ll Make You More Persuasive

by Alexis Davis | The Web Writer Spotlight: May 1, 2017

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Wouldn’t it be great if you could be more persuasive? Well, to get your requests granted, all you need to do is remember to use these magic words: "but you are free."

Have You Seen The New Huffington Post? It Has Rebranded as HuffPost

by George Mathews | The Web Writer Spotlight: Apr 26, 2017

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Barely a year after Arianna Huffington exited as editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, the site has rebranded. The Huffington Post is now HuffPost. And Ms. Huffington "loves" the new name and brand change.

10 Things Content Marketers, Publishers Can Learn from Yahoo’s Demise

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Apr 24, 2017

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Yahoo last week announced it expects to complete its sale to Verizon for $4.8 billion this June, marking the end of its history as an independent firm. While Yahoo was one of Silicon Valley’s most riveting success stories in its heyday, now it stands as a warning to others.

HubSpot and Shakr Launch StoriesAds.com to Help You Create Vertical Instagram Videos

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Apr 20, 2017

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HubSpot and video creation platform Shakr this week announced the launch of StoriesAds.com, a tool for easily and quickly creating compelling video content tailored for Instagram’s vertical format.

Trolls Dominate Online Discussions, Future of the Internet Not Great (Research)

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Apr 17, 2017

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Internet trolls used to be largely harmless online troublemakers. Now they dominate online discussions on Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, comment section of sites and dozens of other online venues. The result of this dominance is that the future of the internet doesn’t look so bright.

The Best Plants for Improving Your Home Office Air Quality [Infographic]

by Taylor Poppmeier | The Web Writer Spotlight: Apr 14, 2017

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Whether you utilize your home office to run a personal business, to take conference calls or to get the bills paid, creating a fresh, functional workspace will help improve your focus, boost creativity and can even benefit your health. And some plants are better for detoxifying the air in your home.

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