Popular Passwords of 2012

Here’s a list of the most popular passwords of 2012. These passwords are according to Yahoo! Games!

Popular Passwords of 2012Popular Passwords of 2012 (image from syr.edu)

1. password (Unchanged)
2, 123456 (Unchanged)
3. 12345678 (Unchanged)
4. abc123 (Up 1)
5. qwerty (Down 1)
6. monkey (Unchanged)
7. letmein (Up 1)
8. dragon (Up 2)
9. 111111 (Up 3)
10. baseball (Up 1)
11. iloveyou (Up 2)
12. trustno1 (Down 3)
13. 1234567 (Down 6)
14. sunshine (Up 1)
15. master (Down 1)
16. 123123 (Up 4)
17. welcome (New)
18. shadow (Up 1)
19. ashley (Down 3)
20. football (Up 5)
21. jesus (New)
22. michael (Up 2)
23. ninja     (New)
24. mustang (New)
25. password1 (New)

Happy 14th Birthday Google!

Try to visit the Google homepage today and you’ll surely see a birthday cake with fourteen (14) candles. The cake has GOOGLE word on top of it. This simply indicates that today, September 27, 2012, Google is celebrating its 14th birthday.

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Happy 14th Birthday Google!

10 Best Search Engines of 2012

 There are hundreds of search engines on the Internet. Which is the one that is best to use? That would certainly depend on what you are looking for. Nobody wants to go through a hundred search engines to find the information they need. Knowing what the best search engines have available for you will help you decide which one to use.

10 Best Search Engines of 2012 (Image via www.contentflicks.com)

The Best of The Best

1. DuckDuckGo.com. Founded by Gabriel Weinberg, this simple search engine is easy to use. All the most useful information is given right on the first page that pops up. There are fewer pop-ups on this particular search engine, making it a quick and easy search for things you need to know in a hurry, popular with students looking to get to the relevant information without going through piles of advertising.

2. Ask.com. Garret Greuner and David Warthen developed ask.com in 1996. Another search engine that is easy to use, this one says exactly what it does.  Ask a question and get to an answer. Type in a question and this search engine will give the most popular sites relevant to your question.

3. Dogpile. In November 1996 Dogpile was created and developed by Aaron Flin before Google, but once Google exploded onto the scene Dogpile took a back seat and was in the background for quite some time. Now gaining momentum, Dogpile is a meta search engine, searching different engines for the answers and making sure there is no duplication. It has a clean presentation, with great crosslinks to make your search thorough.

4. Bing. Developed by Microsoft, Bing made its début in 2009. Bing changes its background image on a daily basis, with information relevant to the image being displayed as well.

5. The Internet Archive. This search engine has taken and stored pictures for years. It is a digital library with free access to all stored knowledge. Founded by Brewster Kahle in 1996 The Internet Archive is recognized in the state of California as a library. Search for info, learn more about the history of the lotto, or about any president, or any other information you would use a library for.

6. Yippy. Formerly Clusty, Yippy was developed by Vivisimo, a company built on Web search technology. Clusty was acquired by Yippy in 2010. Yippy is your guide to the obscure, such as tough to find news or an old hobby that you need to research.

7. Yahoo. This is the “everything” search engine, founded by Jerry Lang and David Filo in 1994. It is one of the largest websites in the United States, being used by roughly 700 million people a month. You can use Yahoo to check the latest baseball stats, as well as learn more about sweepstakes.

8. Mahalo. Launched by May 2007 by Jason Calacanis, Mahalo.com is a human search engine. All inquiries are researched by people in the office. You will not get the volume of hits you would get with a Yahoo, but the information is personally researched.

9. Webopedia. Developed by Pratt and Whitney in 2001, Webopedia is an encyclopedia-based website to decipher the lingo of the Internet, the resource to become more computer savvy.

10. Google. The king of search of search engines, Google is the largest single catalogue of web pages available today.

Making An Informed Decision

Cutting down on the time it takes to get to important information is the best way to make sure you have the correct information. Knowing the best way to get there will definitely save you that time.

Advertisement in Social Media Sites

Social media sites are among the best places to increase the popularity of businesses and companies. This is because most consumers these days are influenced by the rapid growth of technology. This is no wonder why most leading brands and companies are now beefing up brand awareness through the means of social media sites.

Social Media Sites

There are lots of social media sites where companies can promote their names and products. Perhaps the most popular social site is Facebook, followed by YouTube and Twitter. YouTube has surprisingly grown into a mere social video sharing site into the second most tapped search engine in the world.

The beauty about YouTube is that aside from creating an interactive account, you can also dip into advertising that you can further promote through your pages or accounts on other social sites. With that, a lot of companies have started looking into web video services. The growth of video production in Melbourne in general is an example of the steady improvement of quality of production services.

Aside from creating videos, you can also get into video SEO to improve their visibility. Hence, generating fans and followers won’t be difficult to achieve.

So if you plan to make your business an online success, start exploring your online social presence!

Posting Responsibly and Leaving a Positive Impression

Social media and the Internet have greatly influenced our lives these days. I know most of us can say that Facebook, Twitter, Gmail or Yahoo is a part of our daily lives. We spend some time in these social media giants, we let the whole world know of the accounts of our daily lives, we post photos, we tag friends, we join in social and virtual conversations and forums and a whole lot more. But are we all aware that what we post in the Internet or in these media giants, are forever accessible and can somehow be manipulated by people with bad intentions?

Social Networking Sites

We do not want to get a bad image right? We always want to make sure that the image we project is the image that everyone knows, the best and what is true of us. It may be very difficult to understand how these giants work and how we get intertwined in this big World Wide Web. Somehow it is very risky, but with internet reputation management, we can protect our identity, our image, our own self from a different form or harassment or embarrassment. Also, when people search for us, they get the best and truthful results and a positive impression on you. So it is still our responsibility to be wary of whatever we post or do online. We don’t want to get caught up with a very negative image right? So let us all post responsibly.

Why VPS Hosting Is Becoming Popular?

The VPS web hosting service is getting popular as an affordable and reliable choice. VPS or Virtual Private Server acts as a hosting solution commonly used by the business houses. It gives similar benefits that the business will get through hosting their own websites but at a lot more affordable expenses. This is the reason why it is getting a huge hit among the small and medium sized businesses particularly.

For VPS hosting, the host company would split the server and give its services to over one client. For making the VPS hosting secure, the service provider builds partitions within the server to permit the customers to access just their own server portions. At the customer’s end, the virtual private servers seem to be the dedicated servers. The people using this service are not able to view past these virtual partitions for accessing the services of other customers. All the websites that are stored onto a server are viewed as being onto same web host, but still entirely separated from each another.

The VPS hosting basically combines the shared hosting with private hosting. The shared hosting scenario involves the different users of hosting service to have less virtual privacy. The private hosting involves the business to pay substantially to get the service. The VPS hosting gives privacy and still provides the benefit to share the server between multiple customers. This suggests the basic advantages of both the services pass on to the client by the way of VPS hosting.

The other advantage of the VPS is the choice to run over one platform onto the same machine. It was not possible using the shared hosting. The VPS setup can make one website to run onto MS Windows and the other one onto Linux, with all onto the same server. This is permitted due to the partitioning.

The business owners putting some time to read the reviews of VPS hosting should analyze the benefits coming from the root-level access. This suggests they possess the full access of the partitions in the server wherein their websites are placed. Whatever the changes or adjustments are needed to be done onto the website, the owner may still do them, even while the outsourcing of the server services is performed. This does not need any expertise in computer programming as the web host would give the tools which the company requires for successfully managing the website.

Before choosing VPS hosting the business owner should first determine whether this hosting choice matches the requirements of his or her business. The companies having websites that comprise of sensitive data which needs to be completely protected, and still not huge enough to have own dedicated department of IT for managing the website, can gain from such a service. The companies giving online commerce require the security coming from VPS hosting that is not seen in shared hosting due to the risks associated with it.

The best service of VPS website hosting not necessarily suggests that it should be the most expensive one. Reading the reviews of quality VPS web hosting service providers will help you to take a right decision.

Author bio : Shaly Criston is in journalism profession and write on all the beats of this field. I am particularly keen to write on the topics related to website hosting. I focus to give all the latest developments on the topic within my write ups.

Survey Software for Effective Business Practices

One effective way for companies to know how well they fare in the market or how their products do with their competition is to conduct surveys. Surveys can be done to measure the effectiveness of a certain product or to know if there are glitches or negative effects to consumers. Conducting surveys is important for a company so that they can make improvements to their services or products. But conducting surveys is never easy. One must be adept and must have a keen eye for details in order to precisely input data, and must be knowledgeable of the topics and questions to make. An online survey software is available to provide solution and accurate results.

This survey software makes conducting surveys with ease and simple steps to follow, collecting data, analyzing it and acting out results have never been so much easier. This software can help companies when they want to do a research or survey on customer satisfaction. Through this, they can make improvements or do product development and better their services. For students, this can be perfect for thesis making or conducting feasibility studies. This software is also effective for those in the customer-service industries like restaurants and hotels. It is not only the business and consumer industries that can benefit with this online survey software, but political institutions can also make good use of this survey software. They can ask their constituents using surveys as to how they can effectively serve them more.
Thanks to available online survey software, many companies, businesses and individuals can improve their services and make our world a better place.

Convenience of Online Shopping

Among the many advantages that the evolution of Internet gives us today is the convenience and time-saving potential of online shopping! This mode is simpler and handier for consumers with a tight timetable like the stay-at-home moms. Instead of driving to the store a lot of shoppers around the world are doing their purchases from the comfort of their home and without the need to go anywhere.

For first time online shoppers, it may feel a little uncomfortable especially when you’re not really confident if the transaction is going to be a successful one or if you’re uncertain of the site’s credibility but once you come across of sellers you know you can trust, you will find online shopping just as enjoyable.

With online stores you can shop as many items as you want without having to worry about taking them home by yourself because most of these stores carry it for the shoppers and even for free at times. This is essentially one particular benefit that people has been taking advantage of. Additionally, online stores operate 24/7 so you can shop at your own convenience. Why not say what you want at the price you want for products and services at Galoo.com? This site is worth a try!

Internet Advertising: Why is it Effective?

A new slimming agent is out in the market. You’ve just seen it on TV. If you’re on a weight loss journey, you would probably get curious and more likely be thinking of making a trip to the store to see what’s in that new product for yourself. And when eventually you would end up taking home a sampler of that product that is what you call marketing persuasion.

Internet Advertising (image source and credits)

To promote a thing or an idea is in itself very difficult. This is where experiential marketing agencies come in the picture. They play a vital part in effectively bringing out these products and making them a success in the market.

Nowadays, the popularity and demand of internet advertising is dramatically increasing. Through internet advertising companies can reach every corner of the world in no time and at absolutely lower cost. A lot of business firms find it more effective than using the conventional advertising tools. While the demand is growing, the sprouting of advertising agencies online is getting unstoppable now too. Make sure to only settle for the reputable ones. These companies are more likely to help you connect with the consumers than the other way around.

Sinulog 2012 — FREE WiFi in Cebu City

Days before the Sinulog 2012 grand parade, I’ve already read a post from a Cebu-based blogger friend regarding the Free WiFi access in Cebu City.

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Indeed, there were areas in Cebu City during the grand parade and the celebration of Sinulog 2012 where WiFi access was free. These areas were Gorordo to Fuente Osmeña Circle, General Maxilom Avenue, Osmeña Boulevard, selected areas in North Bacalso Avenue and P. del Rosario, Cebu City Hall, Provincial Capitol, the Cebu City Sports Center, Magellan’s Cross and Plaza Independencia.

According to PLDT, the WiFi provider, this is yet the first outdoor FREE WiFi access made available.