One of the fun parts of my job is talking to people about HubPages who have never heard of it. This is not so surprising considering that if you read most articles on social media, crowdsourcing, blogging, or social networking, HubPages is rarely mentioned. If you check the Quantcast 100, most of the websites there…Read More
Crowdsourcing: the “crowd” is key to its success
Just last year, an article in Forbes.Com attracted lots of attention with its criticism of Crowdsourcing. “Crowdsourcing” refers to the phenomenon of opening up a web site to the public and seeing what happens. The term was invented by Jeff Howe in 2006 who used it to describe popular web sites such as Wikipedia and…Read More
Gettin’ busy with Cupid….rowr!
[Editors Note – Sometimes someone forgets to refill the coffee pot at HubPages Central, and our senses get so dulled that we need to call on a guest contributor to write our blog…it gets all really stressed-out. Lucky for us, the caffeine withdrawal happened so close to a certain holiday for lovers that we found…Read More
The Payout Chronicles: Over $4,000 in less than one year
You might remember Court from the Keyword Academy, who had a challenge with Ryan Hupfer back in April of last year. This sparked the 30-Day Challenge which continues to this day. In a recent blog post, Court reminds that he made $475 during that one-month challenge period. But, as every veteran Hubber knows, you make…Read More
Is Blogging on the Decline?
Teenagers are blogging significantly less now than they were four years ago. At least, that’s one interpretation from a recent study done by the Pew Internet Project. Here are the facts cited by the study: Only 14% of 12-17 years-olds report that they blog today versus 25% in 2006. Only 52% report that they comment…Read More
Getting Ready for the Super Bowl
Many of you may already know that the Super Bowl is the most watched event on TV, but it’s possible that the most asked question on the internet is what time does the Super Bowl kick off (This page had over 400 views yesterday). With all the content on HubPages about the Super Bowl, it’s…Read More