Get the most value when it comes to business card marketing

Your business cards are a powerful promotional tool. And they're so much more than just a way to hand out your contact information. Here are a few ways to get the most value when it comes to business card marketing: Think About Your Audience Demographics are an important component to any marketing campaign. Before designing your business cards, think about your target audience. It might help...
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WordPress now powers over a third of the top 10 million websites

Our content management system of choice, WordPress, now powers over a third of the top 10 million sites on the web according to W3Techs. WordPress' market share has been growing steadily over the past few years, going from 29.9% just one year ago to 33.4% now.Stats in reviewIn 2005, WordPress were celebrating 50,000 downloads. Six years later, in January 2011, WordPress was powering 13.1% of...
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[Infographic] Is Facebook becoming social media’s retirement home?

Even though it might be a bit of a stretch to describe Facebook as social media's retirement home, the social network is experiencing an exodus of young people while increasing numbers of over 55s are signing up. Facebook is generally struggling to retain its user base and today, it has an estimated 15 million fewer U.S. users than it did in 2017. That's according to a report released...
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The world-wide-web turns 30, what’s next #ForTheWeb

It all started rather innocently. In 1989, some scientists at CERN, the science research center in Switzerland, wanted to automatically share their information with fellow scientists working elsewhere in the world. Email already existed, but there was no easy way to transmit large amounts of data other than saving it on a disk and physically bringing it to another computer.So Berners-Lee, a...
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Say goodbye to Google+ from April 2nd, 2019

If you’re wanting to read about why Google+ was a bad idea poorly executed, well, just Google “Google+” and you will be treated to more than enough diatribes about why this platform was an eight-year non-starter. But as for our blog, we’ll stick with the impact Google+ had on WordPress, Drupal and websites in general. First things first Firstly, make sure you act now to remove any...
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Controlling call flow in the Asterisk Dialplan using Curl and Json

It's very common that we want to use external services from our Asterisk Dialplan, and many times those external services are accessible via HTTP (such as a REST HTTP API). In this article we are going to see how we can use cURL to query an external HTTP service and read a response in JSON format and take action on the values returned to control the call flow in our dialplan. Using cURL to...
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[Infographic] For smartphone users mobile data can come with a hefty price tag

For smartphone users fond of streaming, mobile data can come with a hefty price tag. The cost varies heavily between different countries and a new analysis of mobile data prices by UK-based price comparison website cable.co.uk shows where a gigabyte of data is cheapest and most expensive. The analysis focused on 6,313 data plans in 230 countries with India being named the cheapest. The analysis...
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You’d batter believe it, here’s our perfect Pancake Day recipe

Eggs, flour, milk: check! Master this basic batter for a super-successful Pancake Day and enjoy with a variety of sweet and savoury toppings and fillings. Ingredients 150g plain flour 300ml semi skimmed milk 2 medium eggs 1½ tbsp olive oil Method Sift the flour into a large bowl and make a well in the centre. Crack the eggs into the well and whisk, drawing in the flour from the sides of the...
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Gool Peran Lowen (Happy St Piran’s Day) to you all!

I grew up in Cornwall before making the move to Swindon in the mid-90's (wow, that makes me feel really old!) and I still feel a strong connection to Cornwall, especially the North coast around Wadebridge, Rock, Polzeath and Padstow which is where my parents, sister and I lived. I still try to head back as often as possible, staying at a caravan park that's owned by the parents of someone I knew...
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Meet the 230 new emojis approved for 2019

The Unicode Consortium, the group which approve the icons before they appear on the likes of Android and iOS, has given the green light for no less than 230 new emojis.This means that the designs included on the official list should be visible on smartphones in the second half of 2019. The list is the sixth major update since the birth of emojis, way back when, and it's a big...
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