Creating content for Social Media – informative, personal, interactive

August 23, 2016

Creating content for Social Media

Cultivating contacts on Facebook, micro blogging on Twitter, uploading videos on YouTube – Social media define our cultural habits and change our lifestyle. Companies and organizations attract users, promote products or mobilize users for projects by presenting exciting content in social networks.

Getting in touch with friends, spreading current information, discussing issues, presenting original ideas, commenting articles – social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+ or mobile media portals, such as Instagram and Snapchat, provide users – who are sometimes organized in communities – with various ways of communicating personal, professional or special content. The social forums, networks, weblogs, Wikis, photo and video services that play a key part in digital change are meanwhile being used on a regular basis by an overwhelming number of Internet users (Facebook has over 1.5 billion users.) They create a vibrant cultural sphere and transform our relationships and lifestyles.

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Headlines and Headings for Online Articles

August 15, 2016

Headlines for SEO Online Articles

Actually it’s just a couple of words, but they can certainly be a defining factor: it’s all about the heading of a text. Besides the colorful images, it’s the first thing to catch the eye and often determines whether the user reads the text or not. And yet it should be distinguished here between texts in a daily newspaper, for example, and articles on the internet. A person who buys a newspaper will most probably also read the sports and culture sections, even when local news and politics are more his sphere of interest. It will be read because it was paid for. On the internet texts are available at no charge and in great abundance, so the user may have a hard time deciding what to read. Based on experience, an internet article is only given a rough scan by the reader where he notices the headlines first, and based on those decides if he will read on or not.

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Artificial Intelligence – Algorithms on the Rise

July 20, 2016

Artificial Intelligence

Well-known innovations concerning computers and the internet have captured the market, define everyday life and delight users. With artificial intelligence ambitious researchers want to add a new dimension to technical development. Crowdsourcing helps computer systems with self-regulated machine learning.

Watson is an intelligent, semantic computer program, which as a complicated question answering system, can process natural speech. To the question from Todd Spaletto, president of a well-known manufacturer of mountaineering gear, about what the most practical clothing for mountain hiking in rainy pre-summer weather would be, the computer answers: “There is just a three percent chance that it will rain,” and recommends that the outdoor specialist wear a “breathable fleece jacket” of a durable make.

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Use of images and videos on websites

July 6, 2016

Use of images and videos on websites

Photos, graphics and videos make up an integral component of today’s successful websites. Whether a company’s internet presence, an online store, or a portal for a gallery, museum or travel agency, the use of images and videos on websites effectively support the provided content and significantly enhance these websites for both users and search engines.

Utilizing media on internet portals is a trend that can be observed all over the web. Companies want to improve their image on their website with photos and videos, and make their brand more well-known, online shops want to market their products, and organizations want to disseminate important information. But galleries, museums and archives also want to make their photos, images of objects or videos available to the largest number of visitors possible. Photos and videos arouse curiosity in the viewer, and create an incentive to engage more closely with the products or services.

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Creating Online Lexica and Online Glossaries

June 6, 2016

Online Glossaries

Corporate identity, crossmedia and workflow, resilience and synergy – the language of the modern world teems with Anglicisms, buzzwords and special terms whose meaning is not immediately clear to everyone. Online lexica and online glossary texts can provide relief where internet surfers or media users are in danger of getting lost in the jungle of foreign words and digital tech jargon.

Online lexica and glossaries simply and concisely explain a subject’s complicated terms and in this way make the issue being discussed understandable for a wider audience. Online lexica, as a separate electronic database, provide the user systematically organized, general or specialized information that is as comprehensive as possible. On the other hand, online glossary texts are attachments (so-called addendums) to a blog or website, that further define the central technical terms used in the article by providing synonyms, translations or explanatory sentences.
Today’s printed or digital glossaries consist of lists of terms and their explanations, usually arranged in alphabetical order. Their origin goes back to antiquity where it was common to use marginal notes (so-called glosses) to facilitate the reading of written works. The most well-known online lexicon, available in various language versions, is offered by the free-licensed encyclopedia Wikipedia, which is compiled by many co-authors.

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