AuthorsdB | Help for Authors

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Why AuthorsdB?

AUTHORSdB uses software that engages search engines in a friendly manner.  As an AUTHORSdB author you can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Organic (non-paid) Google backlinks are critical to any Social Media Marketing.  There is no guarantee, however, authors on AUTHORSdB are enjoying being indexed in Google in less than 24 hours.  See for yourself.  Google search:  site: authorsdb.com and see if your listing comes up.
  • Share. Share. Share. In the new world of Social Media Marketing, sharing on social platforms helps gain exposure to our authors.  When an author is listed, we tweet @[author name] #gotlisted NEW AUTHORSdB Pls RT [link back to author details]  We also Like author’s facebook pages and when liked back, we share something from the authors Facebook page.  (Must have a Twitter and Facebook page to qualify)
  • TOP10 AUTHORSdB.  The more views you receive on your author details page, the more you climb to the TOP10 list.  Announced every Friday. @[author name] AUTHORSdB TOP10 & is currently #1 Pls RT [link back to author details]
  • TOP1 Sociable AUTHORSdB  will receive a free banner for one week.  Announced every Friday (Next draw February 21).  Tweet & Facebook @[author name] TOP1 Socialble AUTHORSdB FREE BANNER  Pls RT [link back to author details]  To qualify you must be one of the TOP10 authors and the author with the most social media actions (Likes, Tweets, etc)
  • Featured Authors are random authors selected via our database and shown in the Featured Authors section.
  • We like when author’s share the word about AUTHORSdB on their blogs.  We have an VIP Blogger Award for bloggers who blog about AUTHORSdB.  As well, bloggers are entered into a weekly draw for a FREE banner. Announced every Friday.
  • Like our Facebook page and we will share a post from you on ours.
  • AUTHORSdB is free!

“There are very few places where authors are able to add their information, one time, including promoting links to buy their books on all bookseller platforms. A place where authors continue to write while expert SEO people can assist in Social Media Marketing for free.  Authors need an unbiased place to shout out about their creative works without ‘big brother’s’ controlwithout fear of loosing to unknown algorithms.”-Angel Investor-

Find them here: AUTHORSdB

Mainstream Media is Show Business | Democracy Now!

Stop These Wars

Did you know that a few days ago 500,000 angry protesters streamed through the streets of London?  They have banksters there too.“This is Economic Treason”: 500,000 March in London Protesting Public Spending Cuts and Corporate Tax Dodgers

Do you know about the outcome of the recent anti-union bills? Have you heard of the latest news from Iraq and Afghanistan?

Our Media is keeping us entertained with distant lands–Japan and Lybia.  For the issues that matter go to  Democracy Now

Mike Ferner, former Veterans For Peace president and Navy corpsman, said, “Since 2003, U.S. taxpayers have spent over 780 billion dollars to kill more than a million Iraqis, leaving the survivors considerably worse off than before; killing 4,439 U.S. troops and wounding many thousands more. At every level our economy is bankrupt, while state budget crises prove that maintaining an Empire kills people abroad and turns our people and cities into ‘collateral damage.’ Our infrastructure isn’t bombed, it simply rots from neglect.”

Mike Prysner, co-founder of March Forward! and an Army combat veteran of the Iraq War, said, “In March 2003, I landed in Iraq as a 19 year-old soldier in the U.S. Army. Little did I know that my life would never be the same again — nor would the lives of millions of others. That war was based on willful lies and deceptions from Washington and the Pentagon—just like the war in Afghanistan. While over $700 million a day is spent on these criminal wars, unions, education and social services are slashed. We can change this, but we have to stand up and fight back.”

“We have become a killer nation and our economy is addicted to endless war spending. The Congress and the White House have been taken over by the corporate oligarchy and they have drowned democracy.”—Bruce Gagnon

Be advised, Afghanistan is known as “the graveyard of empires.”

Quotes are from: STOP THESE WARS and home (Veterans for Peace)

Martin Luther King said, “Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism

James Connolly, the Irish socialist leader who was executed by the British in 1916, said:

“It would be well to realize that the talk of ‘humane methods of warfare,’ of the ‘rules of civilized warfare,’ and all such homage to the finer sentiments of the race are hypocritical and unreal, and only intended for the consumption of stay-at-homes. There are no humane methods of warfare, there is no such thing as civilized warfare; all warfare is inhuman, all warfare is barbaric; the first blast of the bugles of war ever sounds for the time being the funeral knell of human progress. What lover of humanity can view with anything but horror the prospect of this ruthless destruction of human life. Yet this is war: war for which all the jingoes are howling, war to which all the hopes of the world are being sacrificed, war to which a mad ruling class would plunge a mad world.”

Let’s get informed so that we can boycott properly.

Twitter | Computoredge | Jim Trageser

If you wonder about Twitter as I do sometimes, check this interesting article.

“Is Twitter the Next ICQ?” by Jim Trageser

If you’re tech-savvy enough to be reading ComputorEdge, (www.computoredge.com) then you’ve most likely heard of Twitter.com—the current hot topic in tech media. In early April, CNN and actor Ashton Kutcher held a contest to see who could get to 1 million Twitter followers first.

The actor won. It seems that everyone is on Twitter—you can twit or send tweets. Little applets let you put your Twitter updates in your MySpace or Facebook or blog pages.All of which is very impressive, as is the growth in the number of people with Twitter accounts.

But what does it mean? Not much if some compelling reason to use Twitter doesn’t emerge.

What It IsTwitter is simply a broadcast of your “status”—like what MySpace and Facebook already offer on your profile, but untethered to a specific site.You type in what you’re doing, or whatever else you want to share with your subscribers—a news headline, a new YouTube video—and then they are notified based on their own preferences (e-mail or text to their cell, or simply an update the next time they log in to Twitter.com). It’s sort of a centralized version of texting on your cell phone or instant messaging on your PC. But I still have to ask: So what?

Where’s the Beef?

Look at the example of instant messaging. Five years ago, IM was hot hot hot. It seemed like everyone was jumping on the IM bandwagon—AOL had AIM, Yahoo had its own, so did Netscape and Microsoft—and the big buzz was whether Google was really going to issue its own IM client. And a small company named ICQ was among the IM leaders simply by virtue of being among the first to have an IM client and protocol.

The fact that none of the above clients were compatible with one another even had members of Congress threatening to pass laws compelling interoperability—the fear being that if we weren’t all able to chat with one another on our PCs that, well, I’m not really sure what the fear was.Whatever it was, it didn’t come to pass, because instant messaging is utterly passé. Sure, there are still people IMing each other. Heck, for that matter, some people still write letters to each other. In longhand. And mail them, with stamps and everything.

Whatever.

The reality is that the proliferation of cell phones and the drop in price for text messaging on those phones doomed instant messaging as a ubiquitous (and thus, perhaps, massively profitable) means of communication. Nobody IMs anymore because instant messaging isn’t nearly as universal as texting. Let’s face it: No matter how sleek your laptop, it’s a heck of a lot more cumbersome than a cell phone.

The MySpace Model?

And now Twitter is all the rage—we even had a seminar on using Twitter at my place of employment recently. The woman who led it covered all the bases and gave a very nice, comprehensive presentation on how to use Twitter to strengthen our business—but at the conclusion, I was left wondering if we weren’t putting the cart before the horse. By a couple miles.

More recently even than IM, MySpace.com was the hot tech app. Designed to make it easy for bands to share their music and tour schedules (and thus build up fan bases independently of the record labels), MySpace exploded in popularity. Until just a couple years ago, it was the most popular destination Web site (trailing only Google and Yahoo in total visitors). Everybody had a MySpace page.

And you know what? MySpace is still a hugely popular site—but it no longer has the all-valuable cachet of the Next Big Thing. Facebook took that away, and—until Twitter sprung on the scene—was the media darling of the Internet.Long-Term Success. So the point of all this meandering is to say that I wouldn’t wager too heavily on Twitter’s long-term financial potential.

Success is fleeting, and never more so than in the tech world.Particularly when the value of your brand isn’t immediately evident. MySpace’s basic design remains geared toward helping bands build a following. My Space may not be the dominating one-size-fits-all social network it once was, but it remains a robust online community due to its strength at connecting musicians to fans.

Facebook may be the more dominant generic social network now, due to the fact that it is designed to help friends and family connect and stay in touch. But it’s not quite as good at helping bands promote themselves—so MySpace still has that niche. But with its online games, polls and other entertainment, Facebook is probably the more fun way to spend an evening. So both sites could end up being here to stay indefinitely.

But what does Twitter offer?

A way to let your friends know what you’re doing? To share a link to another Web site? You can do all those things with your friends on MySpace and Facebook already. There just doesn’t seem anything particularly unique or compelling about Twitter. It’s interesting (sort of); it’s got the media buzz going. But will it last?As we’ve seen with IM, and with Linux before that (remember when Linux was going to replace Windows as the operating system of choice on PCs?) and MySpace after (and tons of other examples, from WinAmp to BeOS), the media is a fickle mistress.With a particularly short attention span.

Jim Trageser can be reached via his Web site. Jim is the Publisher/Editor of Turbula.net, an odd little online publication to which truly talented people seem strangely compelled to send interesting works for others to enjoy. Visit www.turbula.net.

Technorati for Writers | Reach a Larger Audience

Technorati for authors!

“Bloggers can now directly publish articles on Technorati.com. This provides a unique opportunity and yet another way for authors to present their content to a larger audience, directly by presenting articles to millions of readers and indirectly by receiving traffic from links back to their own blog or site. Conversely, it also provides the audience yet another way to discover great content and new authors. Down the road, we envision further opportunities for some participating authors who may choose to also join Technorati Media. As this is a totally new feature, we want to stress that this is additive to the discovery process: readers will still be able to search algorithmically selected content, browse the directory for blogs in favorite categories and now read a selection of in-depth articles.” Find out more at: http://blog.technorati.com/

“Be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur.”– Muriel Spark

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