Addiction, a word defined as a compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal, can also apply to social media. Yes, you heard it here. Don’t ask me if this theory has been proven or if this study is making headlines. Just go with me on this, okay? You see, I know about addiction – not because I’ve ever been high on angel dust or strung out on my mother’s signature corn casserole. No, I know about dependence and compulsion because just last month I found myself with an obsession of sizeable proportions – Facebook.
Dozens of interested web developers and enthusiasts flocked to Parallels Summit 2012, an event held last week in Orlando, FL, as HostDime.com Incorporated enlightened and enthralled supporters and admirers of web hosting and social media. The summit, an annual occurrence that was held in the Gaylord Palms hotel, ran from February 14 through 16, and focused on the essentials of social media in addition to the role of Cloud services in the marketplace. Different technology companies such as Google and OpenSRS were among the businesses invited to set up booths for interested devotees.
Many of us in the web hosting industry have been there where even some people who may see themselves as techie, don’t actually know what web hosting is when you say. Of course every time you have to go home for holidays your family asks you for the umpteenth time, “What exactly do you do again?” Because we know there are many people out there that don’t exactly understand what web hosting is, we decided to write this blog post so that if you don’t have a deep understanding of it that this can help clear it up. This blog post is also so that you can give your friend a link here the next time he asks what exactly you do as when you’re working from home as a web hosting reseller.
The HostDime Team is at Parallels Summit 2012 today. If you are at the conference, be sure to stop by and score the cool HostDime glasses! This year they’re in black. Also, get an opportunity to meet with HostDime team members — Usman A., Alex F., Hector S., Alex V., Dan S., Vikki F., and Clayton P. We’re enjoying all of the great web hosting industry classes and a great chance to meet and greet with some of the best in the business.
When it comes to effective communication there is nothing worse than being disconnected. In this day and age, most businesses and corporations utilize more than mere telephones to stay in contact with employees and executives. With global conglomerates and international firms rapidly growing across the world, some businesspersons have come to rely on video conferencing and instant messaging as an unfailing means of effective communication. We’ve decided to further analyze the best in this kind of software. This time, we will not only examine ooVoo and Skype, but Vonage and Google Talk as well in an effort to indicate which one is better for business and communication.
Our world traveler is at it again! Alex has traveled to a different part of the globe and is taking pictures along the way. This month he stopped in a very special place and managed to snap a photo in the process. What landmark has Alex graced his presence with this time?
It’s frequently said that dogs are man’s best friend. To that end, pet owners are typically inclined to take pride in tending to the never-ending needs of their furry companions. As the years have gone by, advancements in technology have become the norm, and practically every aspect of today has been touched by some form of technological encroachment. Pets are no exception. Microchips, similar to the ones that some consumers may find in their trusty iPods or reliable Kindles, can also be found in several household animals. Although they do have their practical purposes, some individuals wonder whether or not these chips are beneficial or detrimental to the health of their pets. Let’s weigh the odds, shall we?
The University of Central Florida’s Student Union building was all abuzz Tuesday morning as HostDime.com Incorporated’s esteemed marketing team hosted another one of its Social Media Marketing Workshops for undergraduates. The seminar marked the third time that the web hosting company was on campus to enlighten students on the fundamentals of today’s technology. On hand to inform and educate were HostDime employees Vikki Fraser, the Director of Marketing, and Clayton Pritchard, the Internet Marketing Coordinator. Both individuals arrived equipped with promotional materials and company goodies for an audience of 35 web-savvy students.
What is it about social media that seems to captivate the masses? Could it be the sharing of tweets? Or is it the desire to be “liked” on Facebook? Whatever the case, the students at the University of Central Florida certainly seem to know and value its worth hence the reason HostDime’s esteemed marketing team is preparing for another visit to the Orlando campus.
It is common knowledge that trends tend to come and go. When it comes to cellular phones, this gem of wisdom certainly holds true. Once upon a time, being able to send and receive text messages was the big thing. Later, video messaging was the norm. Flip phones became sliders and Razors were replaced with Androids. Needless to say, a revolution was on the horizon. After the smart phone boom, individuals started to embrace the next major technological craze…apps, nifty software applications that have essentially changed the way some of us entertain ourselves and conduct business. The fact of the matter is that apps are booming, and practically everyone with a smart phone or tablet has downloaded the software.
After sitting in a cubicle all day, many individuals working in corporate America start to dream of finding a job that allows them to work from home. I worked from home for six years before migrating my way back into a nine-to-five position. I’m happy to report that the shine of the corporate world hasn’t worn off and I enjoy getting up and heading downtown every weekday. How is this possible, you ask? Easy. Working from home, as glorious as it seems, can really make you crazy.