Alex Grech

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9 great examples of content from online retailers

This examines content marketing strategies of nine e-commerce retailers that effectively promote their brands and assist customers via videos, …

7 Technology Trends That Will Make Or Break Many Careers

No matter what field you work in, if you’re hoping to get ahead in your career, you need to be mindful of technology trends. We’ve seen it all too often in recent history, that a new technology takes over and suddenly those who can’t keep up are no longer needed.<p>But by educating yourself on what is …

Internet of Things

How Social Media Is Ruining Politics

It is turning out to be more encompassing and controlling, more totalizing, than earlier media ever was.<p>Our political discourse is shrinking to fit our smartphone screens. The latest evidence came on Monday night, when Barack Obama turned himself into the country’s Instagrammer-in-Chief. While en …

These 8 Startups are Revolutionizing Education Technology for All Ages

The first Internet wave brought a tremendous amount of information online, but often in a way that was too overwhelming and haphazard for many people …

Education Technology

Inside the failure of Google+, a very expensive attempt to unseat Facebook

Create a social network or risk everything.<p>That was the original pitch for Google's Facebook rival, Google+, a refrain hammered over and over by the …

Social Media

How to Make Time for Social Media Marketing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With everything else required to keep your business up and running, finding time for social media marketing can be a challenge. You know you need to do it, but trying to find the time to fit it into your already packed schedule can feel …

Why SEO Is Sabotaging Your Content Marketing

There has been much controversy over the past year or two when it comes to guest posting. While guest posting can be an integral part of a successful content marketing strategy, we know that using it solely as a link-building strategy is no longer effective (and is actually frowned upon by …

How to Boost Social Media Marketing with Visuals

Looking to put a spin on your company’s social media presence in an effort to boost engagement? If so, you can start by increasing the volume of …

Infographics

Podcasts Are Doing To Advertising What Uber Has Done To Transportation

I am listening to a man explain home mortgages to another man on a videogame podcast. I have known both men long enough, in the way that podcasts make strangers knowable, using mass disclosure of intimacies as a workaround for the insufficiencies of written language and a loss-leader for its …

Awesome Curating App Perfectly Mashes Up Pinterest, Evernote, and Instagram

Curator began like many apps do. Its founder, architect Daniel Nordh, was working on an iPad, realized a need for something (in this case, a digital …

Apps

5 Big Trends that Shaped Social Media in 2014

<i>ReadWriteReflect offers a look back at major technology trends, products and companies of the past year.</i><p>When we’re mobile, we’re social. In 2014, we spent 45 minutes a day on social apps on our smartphones and tablets—the biggest use for our devices after games, according to Flurry, the …

20 Videos We Couldn’t Stop Watching In 2014

From science explainers to exploding spice bags to a David Lynch-directed nail polish commercial, these were the best videos made in 2014.<p>In the breakneck pace of digital culture today, our attention span has been whittled down to the length of a two-second GIF. Deciding to click play on a longer …

Facebook's 'Year In Review' shows tragic side of software's shortcomings

Facebook's automated 'year in review' slideshows are meant to surface highlights from the year that was, but for some the virtual scrapbook simply brings back bad memories. In the case of web designer Eric Meyer, a photo of his recently deceased daughter appeared, surrounded by confetti, …

5 Metrics Every Marketer Should be Watching

You can always rely on Einstein to give good quote. One of his most famous quotes accurately sums up the biggest challenge of digital marketing measurement: “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.”<p>The internet has given marketers many things, one …

10 (More) Gorgeous Colorized Photos That Put History In A New Light

For the history buffs of the world, we imagine there are few experiences as fulfilling as poring over volume after volume of black-and-white photographs, hunting for that rare shot of a notable figure or iconic location.<p>As for the rest of us, we'll be trolling Reddit. Their ongoing thread of …

The rise of data and the death of politics

On 24 August 1965 Gloria Placente, a 34-year-old resident of Queens, New York, was driving to Orchard Beach in the Bronx. Clad in shorts and sunglasses, the housewife was looking forward to quiet time at the beach. But the moment she crossed the Willis Avenue bridge in her Chevrolet Corvair, …

Everyone is under surveillance now, says whistleblower Edward Snowden

The US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden has warned that entire populations, rather than just individuals, now live under constant surveillance.<p>“It's no longer based on the traditional practice of targeted taps based on some individual suspicion of wrongdoing,” he said. “It covers phone …

Lemon mousse with lime, ginger & hazelnuts

Lemons, the last of Malta’s winter crop, need using up. With lamb tagine on the menu for the Easter Sunday family lunch at my sister-in-law’s, and in …

Google under fire from European media tycoon

<b>The boss of one of Europe's largest media companies has strongly criticised Google in an open letter printed in a German newspaper.</b><p>Mathias Dopfner, chief executive of Axel Springer, says his company is afraid of Google and its power.<p>He also asks in the letter, addressed to Google boss Eric Schmidt, …

Revealed: the radical clerics using social media to back British jihadists in Syria

Two radical Muslim clerics have been identified as influential online cheerleaders for fighters seeking to topple the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, in a pioneering academic study published on Wednesday.<p>Researchers based at King's College London reveal how social media is being harnessed by a …

The 10 tech commandments to avoid digital shame

Technology may have introduced us to a brave new world where anything is possible. Unfortunately, it's also increased our capacity to make utter fools of ourselves.<p>We asked you for your worst tech mishaps – and boy, did you deliver. From forgetting the all-important step of clearing your browser …

Italian biscuits recipe with lemon and glace cherries

Nothing fancy, slightly lemony, easy to make and so traditional a sight in Italy or Italo-phile countries like Malta. These little numbers appear on …

Turin, a city for chocolate, coffee and car lovers

Turin before Easter spells one thing only – chocolate at its most delectable and daring, whether we’re talking taste or window displays. Easter eggs …

Rabbit stew Maltese style or stuffat tal-fenek

Rabbit stew, or Stuffat tal-Fenek, is Malta’s ‘national’ dish. Here’s my go at it…[recipe at end].<p>It’s not often that I do a truly traditional …

Strawberry ripple ice cream

Strawberry Ripple Scone Ice Cream<p>Prep time<p>10 mins<p>Cook time<p>20 mins<p>Total time<p>30 mins<p>Quick and easy recipe as no eggs or custard-making involved. Serves …

Beetroot tart with feta & balsamic onions

Never would I have believed I’d make, let alone fall in love with a beetroot tart. I challenged myself to create a recipe using beets to beat those …

Twitter Test Swaps Retweet Button For Share Button

Twitter has been busy making Facebook-like changes today — adding multiple photo upload and tagging, and experimenting with a profile change on iOS — but it isn’t stopping there. Some users are reporting that the retweet button inside their iOS app has become a ‘share’ button — yes, the sacred …

Shrove Tuesday Bountiful Blueberry Almond Panckes

I admit to actually having to Google the precise significance of Shrove Tuesday. TGF (thank the gods for Google) and Wikipedia for filling in my …

Venice carnival inspired mocha Amaretti creams

It’s Carnival in Malta, Carnevale in Venezia and Fasching or Karneval in Teutonic lands. Which means of course that it’s raining! After three amazing …