Thin Content: What It Is and What to Do About It

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Pierre Far, a Webmaster Trends Analyst for Google, announced last week that an update to the Panda algorithm has begun rolling out. For those that aren’t aware, the Panda algorithm is Google’s way of penalizing spammy sites and moving high-quality content upwards in search engine results.

As many experts have pointed out, this newest update likely increases Google’s ability to recognize and potentially devalue “thin content.” To avoid a huge drop in rank, all webmasters should evaluate their site and correct any thin content.
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Social Media Advertising: As Facebook Expands, People Flock to Ello

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Earlier this month, we reported how smaller social networks might be the future of social media. They potentially offer more intimate connections with like-minded members, without forcing users to maintain a profile that’s acceptable to hundreds – if not thousands – of different people.

Social media advertising is one of the biggest points of contention with large networks. Now, despite users hating Facebook ads, the social giant is expanding their ad reach indefinitely. Coincidentally, the ad-free Ello network has simultaneously seen huge gains in membership.
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Future of Google Plus is Anyone’s Guess

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Earlier this week, several sources reported that Google is no longer forcing users to create a Google Plus profile when signing up for a Google account. Instead, users can simply click a “no thanks” button during signup and go on using services such as Gmail without establishing a profile on the social network.

To many analysts, this looks like just another nail in the coffin, especially considering how many media outlets have already declared Google Plus dead. Google hasn’t explicitly stated they’re giving up on the social network though, so the future of Google Plus remains unclear.
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Will Article Writing Software Put Journalists Out of a Job?

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It’s a question that’s been asked thousands of times in many different ways: will robots eventually perform every human task? While it’s looking more and more like the answer could be “yes,” many would argue that technology could never replicate human creativity. For example, artificial intelligence could never paint the Mona Lisa or write Moby Dick.

Not so fast, though. Article writing software is likely being used by someone right as you read this, and the text it’s creating is indistinguishable from a human’s.
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Netropolitan and the Fracturing of Social Media

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Do you feel like your Facebook friends just don’t get you? Ever wish your online communities could be a bit more… exclusive? Gated, even? Basically, are you tired of hearing people complain about how poor they are on the Internet?

Well, you’re in luck. For a mere $9,000 buy-in (and $3,000 yearly fee), you can join Netropolitan, a social network launched this week that’s playfully being referred to as a “Facebook for rich people.” While the idea may seem absurd to some, it’s indicative of a trend that’s been growing for years: public desire for smaller social media.
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