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Weekend Roundup 10/22/2012


In honor of our newly revamped blog, I’m trying something new this Monday — what I’m calling the “DM Weekend Roundup.”

The DM roundup is a short and sweet recap of all the smartest, hottest, or most kickass tech news from around the web… plus any other random cool stuff I feel like including. Why the hell not? It’s Monday and we could all use a little pick-me-up!

Newsweek Will Transition Publication into a Purely Digital Format – Effective on January 1st, Newsweek is literally getting out of the print publishing business. Will the major news source survive the transition to a 100% digital format? Either way,  you’ll have to find something else to flip through at the dentist’s office.

Google Introduces the Disavow Links Tool - Bad inbound links can hurt your rank in the search engines, although you have little control over who links to your site. Now, there’s a way to disown — or “disavow” — those sketchy links so they don’t effect your ranking… for better or worse.

Bleacher Report and the Evolution of the Content Farm – The user-generated content model is making big money for some folks. Bleacher Report, the sports blogging network, was purchased by Turner Broadcasting for a cool $175M. That’s some pretty good money for a content site where you don’t even produce the content!

7 Targeted Social Networks for Niche Marketers – When we hear social networking, most of us think of Facebook and Twitter… but what those networks offer is far from a targeted audience. Other networks give you access to a much more targeted audience, even if they’re only a fraction of the size.

Charge Your Phone by Moving your Body – Forget about those crazy hand-crank survival radios… there’s nothing good on anyway. Now there’s a device that converts your kinetic energy into battery power… the drawback is that the nPower PEG is possibly more expensive than the device you’re charging.

 


About Josh Loposer

Josh is the managing editor of Digital Marketer, as well an aspiring novelist. Find out more about what Josh is working on on Facebook, Google, or on his website.
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