Find an Image

Okay, someone sent me a Japanese painting from the 1600s and asked if I knew the artist. I didn’t recognize it, so I searched. I used Image Search at Google and Baidu. You can drop an image (photo, painting, etc.) (or use your phone to take a photo of a...

Startup: The Book

#1 Amazon Best Seller in two categories: Startups & Starting a Business How to build your Silicon Valley startup How to find co-founders Find accelerators, incubators, co-working spaces How to deal with angel investors and VC venture capital 26 interviews with...

Cell Phone Photography

Here are several tips on how to take better photos with your cell phone. Each camera is slightly different, but they generally have the following settings. I’ve sorted these tips by best/easy first. (And yes, I took these photos.) Brace Your Camera Against...

Our Canyons Trip

Helen and I took five days in mid-September to visit the Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, Bryce National Park, and Zion National Park. All photos by...

Physics…

Eight articles by Matthew Buckley, a theoretical physicist at Rutgers, describe the frontiers of contemporary particle...

82 Social Media Sites

People often ask me which are the top social media sites. Here is a list of 80 social media sites for a global website (active in over 100 countries). Since it’s a global site, there are many social sites that are nearly unknown in the US, such as Renren...

SEO for Small Business?

Q. Are there SEO freelancers or boutique SEO firms for a small business? The issue is money. SEO’s results can be measured in sales, revenue, and  profits. Large companies can track this so they invest heavily in it. This means SEO experts work with large corps...

Technical SEO vs. Quality SEO

In general, there’s two major forms of SEO: Technical SEO and Quality SEO. Let’s look at the difference, how each one works, and how you can use these. Technical SEO (Meta-tags, Keywords, etc) First, what is Technical SEO? This is the method of modifying...

100m Users… Really?

An app says it has ten million accounts and two million active users. Is there a way to see the real number? I look at the app and see 182 people are posting right now. During the day, the number varies between 200 to 350 users at any one time. If there are ten...

Traditional Media vs. Social Media

Katherine Viner, editor in chief of The Guardian, wrote an essay about the impact of technology on the media. That’s the summary; the long description is “how social media and the web destroyed traditional news (newspapers, TV news, etc.)”....