Last Week’s Gist (Review) – Crystal Web

Last week was a very interesting one.

A picture showing all images used last week on Crystal Web

An extremely fascinating gist is that of an Egyptian man in his twenties, Gamal Ibrahim, who named his baby girl ‘Facebook’ to honor the role played by Social Networks in their recent revolution.

It is funny how the Internet has changed the world. It is quite interesting that Egyptians credited Facebook, Twitter and other social networks for their successful revolution. Egyptian youths made use of the Social Media to organize the protest which began on January 25 and eventually resulted in the ousting of President Hosni Mubarak who has been in power for 30 years.

One of the very popular Egyptian newspapers wrote that he gave his daughter that name to “express his joy at the achievements made by the youths”.

Also, the discussion on the succession plan for Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Inc is getting exciting. BBC news featured how Apple’s shareholders voted at their annual meeting against a proposal to formally disclose a succession plan.

More so, there is so much anxiety about the gradual drift of young people away from blogging. PCWorld: Small Business Center posted an article titled Farewell, Blogs! Your Days Are Numbered while The New York Times featured an article titled Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter

I hope your week was eventful.

On Crystal Web, we had some really interesting articles:

Monday

How Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, Built a Giant Company from Nothing

This article reveals how rapid Facebook has grown, and how much the company has achieved in its seven years of life plus how people have yakked about Mark Zuckerberg’s awkward social manners. It also features Zuckerberg’s background and the secret behind Facebook’s success.

Here’s an important quote from the article,

“Zuckerberg built his giant company by constantly recreating Facebook in line with occurring trends.”

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Tuesday

How Biz Stone Became a Mighty Force on the Internet and Co-founded Twitter

In this post, Biz Stone divulges some of the important secrets that led to the success of Twitter, Blogger, Xomba and Odeo where he has worked in the past.

You’ll find some of those amazing thoughts of Internet entrepreneurs like Biz Stone to help you lift your thinking.

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Wednesday

Blogging for Success Anywhere in the World: Suggestions from Millionaire Bloggers

This post features really powerful statements made by some A-list bloggers who make six-figure incomes regularly.

Chris Garrett, Chris Brogan, Darren Rowse made some extremely important suggestions that can help you become a millionaire blogger anywhere in the world.

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Thursday

Maximizing Your Social Media Strategies: Advice from Thought Leaders in Internet Marketing

The recent anxiety about a likely demise of blogging in the face of rising social networking and other media has necessitated this article. Thought leaders in Internet Marketing have a cautionary advice. Here’s an excerpt,

“You should supplement your social media strategies with a strong content driven website to strengthen your relationship with customers while getting more customers at the same time”

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Friday

Business Tips: 5 Practical Steps to Achieving a More Productive Day

These are the days of extremely stiff competitions, unparalleled complexity and very rapid changes in the way business is done on the World Wide Web.

These business tips are aimed to help you make every day more productive. It features sound advice on how to plan better and control your day in order to compete successfully in spite of very little time.

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