If you are looking for an alternative who will allow you to avoid teaching your friends & colleagues how to properly use Skype, Hangouts or other similar softwares to host or partecipate video-conferences, you’ll be happy to hear that there’s a new player out there worth of your attention: its name is Zoom and, if it keeps the growing pace of these last few months, it will probably become a killer-application just as WhatsApp did for istant messaging and TeamViewer did for remote desktop.
I already wrote a post about Publicize, the wonderful Jetpack module which allows any wordpress editor to share custom messages about their published posts over most Social Networks like Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and the like. Needless to say, the magic will only happen if the WordPress Blog have one or more social accounts and connected them properly by following this brief guide, which is summarized by the following screen:
If you use WordPress and you do not know the Jetpack plugin we can’t help but recommend you to fill this huge gap by reading the excellent guide on sos-wp.it or, if you prefer, by directly going to the official Jetpack website. I’ll just say that we’re talking about a very powerful (and very useful) plugin that will empower your WordPress-enabled website with a lot of useful features, most of them identical to those available to WordPress.com paid accounts.
If you stumbled across this article is however likely that you know very well not only Jetpack but also one of its most interesting modules: I’m talking of Publicize, which gives us the power to automatically share our WordPress posts over the most popular Social Networks: needless to say that, in order to use such feature we need to link our Social accounts to our WordPress + Jetpack installation, allowing the latter to publish to the former ones while using our identity.
If you’re reading this, chances are that you hit the well-known scenario about Facebook picking the wrong image – or no image at all – while building the preview box for the post, article or page you’re trying to share. We’re talking about the title, description & image panel shown right below our post containing the sharing URL that our friends and followers can use to see what it’s about before their most wanted click.
This brief tutorial explain how things work behind the scenes and will hopefully help you solve the issue: whilst all of this is Facebook-specific it will also be effective amongst other social networks such as Google+ and Twitter because they are also able to fetch the Facebook Open Graph interface to their own use: meaning that if you manage to fix your stuff on Facebook chances are you’ll also fix the issue elsewhere. (more…)
One of the AdSense publishers worst nightmares is the constant appearance of advertisers abuses and their visually unacceptable – and mostly fraudulent – ad-like contents. That awful practice comes with the name of Malvertising, which effectively describes the techniques used in order to fetch your visitor’s clicks: hoaxes, scams, preposterous disease remedies and so on.
The latest pile of rubbish we’re dealing with during these days is GiornaleGiornaliero.com, a misinformation website proudly hosted by Active Food Supplements Limited Ltd. (Broward, Florida) which features an astonishing series of fake articles, journal entries and reviews – mostly in italian, thanks to the first autotranslate they could probably get – praising sex-enhancement pills, fat-loss recipes, colon-cleansing berries and so on.
We won’t indulge further over this nonsense: it’s not worth it. Let’s see how we can cleanse our web sites – and shield our visitors – from increasing these parasites e-wallets.