Let’s be clear on one thing: The death of Neogaf was guaranteed a long time before this last week’s revelation, thanks to a closed door policy and a sycophantic owner/moderation team whose policy can essentially be summed up as “no dissenting opinions.” I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t spend a lot of time on Neogaf, a website that has repeatedly and personally turned me down for membership in part precisely because of my ownership and affiliation with this website. While the website maintained a reputation of an insulated hugbox where disagreeing with the higher ups was a quick way to a permanent ban, it’s hard to deny the sleuthing skills of many of the members within. A lot of leaks and early information was disseminated through Neogaf, and it honestly made for a good place to find lead stories. As hard as it is, you have to separate the overall community from its more well known and immature voices. But we’re not here to … [Read more...] about [Community] The Internet Dances on the Grave of Neogaf
The Super Bowl brought may have disappointed the internet with its lack of Spongebob memes, but officers with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have reason to celebrate as they announced more than twenty arrests in an undercover sting ending on Sunday. The investigation, dubbed Operation Interception, identified a number of suspects attempting to solicit a minor for sexual purposes. Among them; Hi-Rez Community Specialist Thomas Cheung. Any chances of a misidentification have been dashed, as the GBI website identified the figure as “Thomas Cheung, A/M, Alpharetta, GA, 32, gaming studio employee.” “During the operation, Brookhaven PD utilized license plate reader (LPR) technology to more quickly locate previously identified predators as they entered the city limits. Through a partnership with Georgia Power and Vigilant Solutions technologies, Brookhaven PD has nearly 50 LPR cameras located throughout the city. “Using this technology, our officers were alerted … [Read more...] about Hi-Rez Community Specialist Among 21 Arrested In Child Sex Sting
Blogging is more of an interest and later on it become a good way to make money. Initially, when an individual start to blog , he/she is usually worried about driving traffic. We all know more traffic means more money, but many of us are not aware of the fact, more loyal readers mean more trust & that will help you make more money in the longer run. Those loyal readers will help you get more readers & act as a brand advocate. To get loyal readers, it’s important to have a community around your blog. Now, the most common question is how to form a community? Community means a place where every one participates in order to grow. It’s never an individual work but a group work. When it comes to blogging, there are many ways by which you can create a community. To form a community, you need to have a niche. Reason being, with single interest people, will interact more. Idea is to bring the power of forum community into blogging. In the forum, it’s always … [Read more...] about How to Form a Community out of your Blog?
Now you can. With BuddyPress. You will be glad to know that this WordPress social network software is completely free. BuddyPress is open source software that allows WordPress users to create a social network on their blogs. With BuddyPress, you can build a social network for your company, school, sports team, or niche community all based on the power and flexibility of WordPress. BuddyPress lets users register on your site. From there, they can: Create profiles Post messages Make connections Create groups Interact in groups …and much more. To get this done, all you need is one of the BuddyPress WordPress plugins. There are already more than 125 BuddyPress plugins available and the list is growing every day. You can see the list of plugins by visiting the BuddyPress.org plugins page. Once you have made the choice of which plugin you want to install, you can download it onto your hard drive. Installation Installing BuddyPress is as easy as installing a WordPress … [Read more...] about BuddyPress: Build a community with WordPress
Want to contribute an article to one of the biggest blogging communities in the world? ShoutMeLoud is an award-winning blog with over 675+ bloggers who have contributed one or more guest posts. But before you submit a guest post at ShoutMeLoud, read these guidelines to ensure that your post gets approved. ShoutMeLoud is a blogger’s community with 804,000+ subscribers. Being a community blog, I always encourage upcoming bloggers to contribute an original article related to the topic of our blog in order to showcase themselves in front of a wide audience. ShoutMeLoud has been online since 2008 and is one of the most popular blogs in the “blogging” and “online marketing” niches. The purpose here is to help you to reach out to a new audience base, share your talents, and perhaps most importantly, give something back to the community. Let me share a few more reasons why contributing to … [Read more...] about Contribute Your Best Work For The Bloggers Community