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How Publishers are Using Facebook Instant Articles to Grow Their Businesses

by Alexis Davis | The Web Writer Spotlight: Apr 12, 2017

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In February 2016, Facebook announced that Instant Articles (IA) were being opened up to all publishers. A year later, publishers are still using Instant Articles to grow their businesses, and continue to show goodwill to the Facebook-native publishing platform. But, enthusiasm has cooled off a bit.

YouTube Limits Creators from Monetizing Videos Until They Reach 10,000 Views

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Apr 10, 2017

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YouTube last week announced a drastic change to its partner program. Effective Thursday 6th, 2017, YouTube video creators will not be allowed to turn on monetization until they hit 10,000 views on their channel.

The Science of Sleep: How to Get a Perfect Night’s Sleep [Infographic]

by Marcus Clarke | The Web Writer Spotlight: Apr 7, 2017

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Scientists have been concerned with sleep research for many years, and offer some useful advice for improving your sleep quality.

5 Ways to Make Writing a Lot More Fun

by Joan Selby | The Web Writer Spotlight: Apr 5, 2017

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Even if you love writing to bits, it can get boring and you may get stressed out sometimes. You need to find new, creative ways to push your boundaries and evolve as a writer. These writing games for adults can help you do just that in a fun and constructive way.

Medium Debuts Membership Subscription Program, Now Accepting Paid Contributors

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Apr 3, 2017

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Medium recently launched a paid membership subscription program, which the company said marks a time of transformation not just for the experience around reading and writing, but also the economic model that determines which stories are told, clicked on and compensated.

Bored of Mindfulness Meditation? Mindlessness Is Good for You Too (Watch)

by George Mathews | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 31, 2017

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Deep focus and mindfulness meditation are often cited as ingredients for peak performance, creativity and overall well-being. But, did you know periods of mindlessness are also needed to perform at your peak?

Congress Has Overturned Online Privacy Regulations. What Does This Mean for You?

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 29, 2017

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Both houses of Congress have voted to stop Obama-era online privacy regulations from kicking in. What does this mean for you?

Twitter Is Considering Adding a Paid Membership Option

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 27, 2017

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After 11 years of free service, Twitter is considering adding a paid membership option to its services for businesses and power users.

The Power of Mindset: How to Cultivate the Right Mindset for All-round Success

by George Mathews | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 25, 2017

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Are limiting thoughts hindering your happiness and success? Many people are held back by limiting thoughts about who they are and all that they could be. But, you can break the chain holding you back and reach your full potential by adopting a new mindset.

10 Things You Can Do to Attract (More) Success into Your Life

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

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Many of us today are not where we want to be in life. If you are at a point in your life where you feel it’s about time you got ahead, then there are a few key things you can do to attract (more) success and safeguard your happiness in life and business.

Gmail Now Lets Desktop Users Stream Video Attachments Right within It

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

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Earlier this month Google doubled the size of files you can receive in Gmail to 50 MB. Now that you can receive bigger files with Gmail, the search giant has announced it is also rolling out an update to its email service that will allow you to watch video attachments right within Gmail.

Why You Really Need to Improve Your Home Office Air Quality (And How to Do It)

by Hanan Musafia | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 16, 2017

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When most people think of pollution they tend to think of the outside air, but the air inside your home can also be polluted. And when air inside your home is polluted, such as air in your home office, it can be a major problem. Poor quality indoor air is an invisible killer.

New Survey Reveals Novelist’s Incomes, Paints Picture of Life as a Working Writer

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 13, 2017

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In a publishing industry that is becoming increasingly unequal, a recent survey looked into novelist’s earnings and confirmed what many other studies have found: that there is a “huge inequality” in the amount of money made by writers.

The Unpaid Contributor Network Model for Online Publishing Is Dying

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

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In today’s world where ‘fake news’ is a real problem, demand for credible news and information is greater than ever. This demand is hurting the widespread contributor network model that many online publishers adopted  as a shortcut to cheaply scale their publishing efforts.

Google Retires its AdSense Plugin for WordPress

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 6, 2017

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Google has officially announced it is ending support or access to its AdSense Plugin for WordPress, but has reassured it can better support WordPress publishers through “new innovative features.”

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