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SXSW Interactive 2014: Celebrating 20 Years

Swag at SXSW 2014

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and that is true for South By Southwest (SXSW) in 2014. Celebrating its 20th year, the SXSW Interactive Conference continues to keep getting better and better. In recent years, SXSW has expanded above and beyond its bread and butter of music, film and interactive into new topic areas including sports, security, education and gaming. Technology has become the common thread in all of the sessions, as it has gone from being an afterthought to the forefront of society, no matter what industry you are in. At SXSW you are sure to leave more informed, connected and likely a little more exhausted (but more motivated) than you were before you started. Find out why from our first-hand experience as well as quotes from many other attendees on why they loved this year’s event…

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To Follow or to No Follow? The Misuse of Rel NoFollow Tags

Arrows in circle

rel=”nofollow” tags were initially introduced by Google to help prevent comment spam. In other words, to prevent spammers from bombarding your site with links to their in the hope of gaining link popularity and Page Rank points. The problem is that many developers are using nofollow to “hoard PR” (hoard PageRank), which may hurt them in the long run…

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Homeless Hotspots Cause Controversy

Public wifi hotspot

With the economy in such poor shape, you would think that people would be praising any company that offered anyone a way to make money in a legal manner. A company that offered such an option with no skill requirement involved would be hearing their praises sung, right? And if such a company offered homeless people a way to make some money without panhandling, but by actually providing a service that required nothing more from them than to do what they normally do, wouldn’t they be satisfying bleeding hearts to no end? No. In fact, such a company would apparently be flooded with…

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Recap: New Media Expo Conference in Las Vegas

Team CSM at NMX

This year’s New Media Expo (formerly Blogworld) took place in the Convention (and outrageous fun!) capitol of the world, Las Vegas, NV, January 6-8, 2013, at the Rio Convention Center. There were a number of highlights and takeaways and for someone like me, who blogs professionally and personally, I thought it was a great way to kick off 2013. Nothing says new year like new media…

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SXSW Interactive 2013 Festival Review

Crowd at South by Southwest 2013

It’s March 2013 and yet another South By Southwest Interactive Festival has come and gone in the flash of an eye (like the click of a mouse). And yet again they pull off one of, if not, the best interactive festivals in the industry…

In 2012 there were 24,569 conference participants from 72 foreign countries attending 1,033 sessions with 2,591 speakers. By all counts, 2013’s participant stats are even higher. They say everything is bigger and better in Texas.

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