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Why is net neutrality a thing?

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What makes it good or bad? A Brief look at the life of Net Neutrality

Introduction
If you love reading news, one way or another you must have bumped into news about net neutrality or related article. If you are not tech-savvy or you have never heard about net neutrality and by now you wonder, what is this recent ‘net neutrality’ commotion in public is all about? Than rest assure! By reading this article you will learn what net neutrality is and what is its role or need in my daily life. Brace yourselves! While we explore this side of internet technology together.


Net neutrality
The ‘net neutrality’ as a theory was first formulated by Prof. Tim Wu from Columbia Law School. In 2003 his paper ‘Network Neutrality, Broadband Discrimination’ was published, in which for the first-time term net neutrality was coined. The term states that there should be no discrimination in data sharing on the bases of its charges and it's availability in any of its form.

Afterward, net neutrality became mandatory for Internet service providers by governments, encouraging the equality for all modes of data transmission. It covers user contents, websites, applications, and method of communications. In simple words, it means internet service providers are not allowed in any case to intentionally block, slow down or charge money for specific websites and online content.
However, the original flavor of net neutrality is eroding away with the time. With the advent of internet technology and broadband companies which began to provide users with high-speed internet, started to exploit net neutrality loopholes and challenged the integrity of net neutrality. During the Bush and Obama resigns, the US Federal Communications Commission fought back hard with defaulters to stop the exploitation net neutrality and successfully triumphed in preserving the freedom of internet usage, making internet (including broadband networks like Charter Spectrum internet etc.) as a ‘Public Utility’ instead of ‘information service’ which gives tower companies and broadband to play with internet according to their well. The law of ‘Net neutrality’ has also become a political game between the representative of Republicans and Democratic chairs which take a role in the Federal Communications Commission during a different political era.

In 2017, yet again net neutrality laws were challenged, even though now the situation is currently under control; it’s a matter of time when the uproar will start again. Now that you have at least learned a little bit about net neutrality. In next headings, we will dive deep to find out what makes it good or bad.


Good about net neutrality
Imagine a life, for one day you wake up in the morning and you find out that one of your favorite websites are replaced by a message “Dear customer! To visit this website, you have to pay ABC amount to get XYZ time to get access to this site.” Or suddenly you see that some of the websites are becoming slower than other. Don’t worry! This hasn’t happened yet, at least today is not that day. Thanks to the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules which are currently effective.
Imposing tiered pricing by internet service providers on internet content is still illegal. This makes the internet a place for everyone, labeling it a public utility that can be used by anyone anytime. So the internet is still cheaper for the general public, instead of paying the amount for special speed and access, you can use it normally with just a single bill payment. Due to net neutrality, your high-speed internet is still a common thing throughout all of your internet services and continuing to have its name like that.
Because of net neutrality, every website or business (even the new or smaller) get a good ground to grow up. Instead of being prevented from growth by monopolies from other huge business giant and websites.

With net neutrality laws still in place, your internet privacy is still intact. You have complete freedom to protect the secrecy of your data that you don’t wish to reveal. If the network neutrality had not been a thing, very concept of high-speed internet is at the risk of becoming invalid. Also, you would have been giving more access to the internet service provider to control peek into your personal records. They would have seen what type of sites you used most and monopolized it.


Bad about net neutrality
Due to the freedom-oriented nature of the internet (because of network neutrality), anyone can post anything to do anything. Even though “freedom of speech” is a good thing, the absurd things are uploaded or posted under a disguise of this term, consequently making insensitive content easily find their way on the Internet.
Talking about freedom, net neutrality may have given us the freedom, but uncontrolled full freedom has its own cons. Internet service provider is not allowed to ban anything. From anything also mean the illegal activities on the internet. For example, one shopping website can sell “non-ethical” things, if someone asks the Internet service provider to throttle the website sale of non-ethical on the internet. Under the net neutrality law, they cannot just stop the sale of bad things online. They can easily say "Look we can't do anything about it, as long as it's legal."
Net neutrality has its fair share of lingering minor imperfections. For instance, the heavy user on the high-speed internet is equal to a casual user, and both are subjected to pay the same amount of a bill for the same type of internet. This law does not compensate for the casual user.

Net neutrality imperfections come from its theoretical nature. It does not possess a solid definition. That’s why it still needs amendments. It is not technically feasible but political. This is one of the big reasons that almost every critic and an individual have its own understanding of net neutrality. It can still not bring people on the common ground of understanding which means the complexity of the issue makes its discussion a waste of time.


Final thoughts
Conclusively, net neutrality is a complex theory which is still an important affair that can change the very basic structure of the internet as we know it today. It has many of the pros and cons. However, we have tried our best to deliver you the information on why net neutrality is a matter.



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Publiseer Selected To Pitch At AfricArena Challenge




Nigeria's digital publishing company, Publiseer has been selected to pitch at the 'The Best of Nigeria Ecosystem Challenge' organized by AfricArena, a South African based conference that gives to the best Nigerian startup companies an opportunity to pitch their businesses, and bring the best investors and corporates from Europe to Africa, and introducing them to the greatest startup Africa has to offer.


"I am delighted to announce that Publiseer has been selected to come pitch on d-day and maybe win your ticket for the grand final in November", said Adrien Maire, the Event & Project Manager of AfricArena in an email to Chidi Nwaogu, the CEO of Publiseer, welcoming the digital content distribution company to the AfricArena community. The pitch event will be taking place in Lagos on the 18th of July at the MEST Lagos incubator. According to Adien of AfricArena, "AfricArena is the ultimate deal flow platform, bringing investor and startup together in one central location."

The event sources and finds the best startups in Lagos, aiming to give them exposure in front of their network of corporates and investors who are looking for partners such as startups to start working in Lagos. To increase its reach and go bigger this year, the AfricArena team is travelling to several destinations around Africa including Lagos, to source and look for the best business models Africa has to offer. The challenge will be six startups selected, and the winner will have the opportunity to participate in the AfricArena main event in Cape Town in November.

Publiseer is a digital publishing platform tailored to meet the growing needs of independent African writers and musicians from low-income communities. Nevertheless, Publiseer is home to several A-list Nigerian musicians, DJs and producers, international musical artists and famous writers. As of writing, the profitable company has distributed and monetized over 500 creative works of over 250 writers and musicians worldwide.




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Friday

Publiseer Selected To Pitch On Greentree Pitch Day At Co-Creation Hub

Nigeria's digital publishing company, Publiseer has been selected to pitch at the the Greentree pitch day on the 13th of July, 2018, taking place 9am at Co-Creation Hub, 6th Floor, 294 Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria. The founder of Publiseer, Chidi Nwaogu, will pitch for 10mins about Publiseer and take questions from the audience for 5mins.

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The pitch event is hosted by Greentree Ivestment, an early-stage investment company looking to invest a maximum of $200,000 and minimum of $20,000 - $35,000 in promising tech companies. Startups that will be pitching on the Greentree Startup Lab Demo Day at CcHub are operating in financial technology, e-commerce, media, mobile apps, enterprise software and data space. All startups are generating revenue, plan to achieve positive cash flow within 6 to 12 months of the investment, and targeting a global market.

Publiseer is a digital publishing platform tailored to meet the growing needs of independent African writers and musicians from low-income communities. Nevertheless, Publiseer is home to several A-list Nigerian musicians, DJs and producers, international musical artists and famous writers. As of writing, the profitable company has distributed and monetized over 500 creative works of over 250 writers and musicians worldwide.
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Winners of The 2018 .Ng Awards

Nigeria Internet Registration Association oversees the top level domain name dot ng. Registration of domain names are handled by NIRA certified registrars.

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NiRA seeks to recognize and acknowledge those who are contributing to the growth of the .ng domain name registration and promotion of the DNS Industry. Using the .ng Awards, NIRA celebrates the achievements and innovation of Nigerian Internet initiatives.

The 2018 .ng Awards serve to promote and commend the excellent achievements of members, stakeholders and the general public, who contribute towards building a sustainable economy using technology, uplift the image of .ng locally and internationally and stimulating the development of local content on the Internet space.

The winners of the 2018 .ng Awards in the various categories are as follows:


2018 .NG AWARD S/N 2018 .NG AWARDS

1 NG COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Bigcode microsystems Nigeria Limited
Website: www.bigcode.com.ng


2 BEST LOCAL HOSTING COMPANY
Trefoil Network Limited
Website: www.tfhost.ng


3 MOST INNOVATIVE SERVICE PROVIDER ONLINE
Novatia Translations NG
Website: www.novatiatranslations.com.ng


4 BEST PRINT MEDIA WEBSITE
Guardian Newspapers Limited
Website: www.guardian.ng


5 BEST BANKING OR INSURANCE
WEBSITE/PORTAL
Fidelity Bank Plc
Website: www.fidelitybank.ng


6 BEST ONLINE MEDIA WEBSITE
Ringier Media
Website: www.pulse.ng


7 BEST E-PAYMENT WEBSITE/PORTAL
Atat by Wema
Website: www.alat.ng


8 BEST ELECTRONIC MEDIA WEBSITE
(TELEVISION & RADIO)
Cool FM
Website: www.coolfm.ng


9 BEST TERTIARY INSTITUTION
WEBSITE/PORTAL
University of Uyo
Website: www.uniuyo.edu.ng


10 DIGITAL INNOVATION IN STATE
GOVERNMENT
Borno State, Ministry of Works and
Transport
Website: www.mwt.bo.gov.ng


11 STARTUP COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Agro- Park Development Company Limited
Website: www.agropark.ng


12 DIGITAL INNOVATION IN FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT
Galaxy Backbone Limited
Website: www.galaxybackbone.com.ng


NIRA PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS
The Presidential Awards are special awards presented by the President of NiRA:
The 2018 winners of the awards in the various categories are:


S/N NIRA PRESIDENTIAL AWARD S/N NIRA PRESIDENTIAL AWARD

1 .NG MOST SUPPORTING SPONSOR
Technology Times
Website: www.technologytimes.ng

2 BEST SUPPORTING MEDIA PARTNER
Guardian Newspapers Limited
Website: www.guardian.ng

3 BEST .NG ccTLD REGISTRAR AT PLATINUM
CATEGORY
WHOGOHOST Limited
Website: www.whogohost.ng

4 BEST .NG ccTLD REGISTRAR AT GOLD
CATEGORY
Icecool Contracts Limited
Website: www.icecoolcontracts.com.ng

5 BEST .NG ccTLD REGISTRAR AT SILVER
CATEGORY
Netorb Media Limited

6 BEST .NG ccTLD REGISTRAR AT STANDARD
CATEGORY
Global Trend Network

7 BEST SUPPORTING MEDIA PARTNER
Digivation
Website: www.digivation.com.ng

8 NIRA PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR YOUTH
DEVELOPMENT
Mr. Mathias Amodu
(edusat.ng)


9 NIRA PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR WOMEN
DEVELOPMENT
Mrs. Martha Omoekpen Alade
(mata.ng, teachers.ng, icamp.ng)


10 NIRA SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
Dr. Isaac Odeyemi
(Former NiRA BOT Chairman)



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NiRA Holds 3rd .NG Awards Today Friday 6th July 2018


According to a press release by Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), the 2018 .ng Awards serve to promote and commend the excellent achievements of members, stakeholders and the general public, who contribute towards building a sustainable economy using technology, uplift the image of .ng locally and internationally and stimulating the development of local content on the Internet space.


The third edition of the .ng Awards comes up on today, Friday 6th July 2018. Over the past three years, the .ng Awards have rewarded those organisations and individuals who are promoting the .ng brand, the Nigerian Online Identity.

NIRA AWARD


These entities are companies and individuals using the .ng domain names for their websites, projecting the Nigerian culture and norms, and helping to make the Internet more secure, open and accessible.

Speaking ahead of the awards ceremony holding in Lagos, the President, NIRA Executive Board, Rev’d Sunday Folayan, said, the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) is rewarding these entities for their various achievements. Nominations and voting for the eventual winners in the various categories was done by the general public.

“The .ng Awards is generating discussions in Nigeria amongst startups, SMEs, Non-Governmental agencies making the Internet safer, local hosting service providers, the press and the Internet users at large.

“As we all look forward to the awards tomorrow (today), let me again re-assure all stakeholders that these awards are based purely on merit and the sheer hard-work of the nominees and eventual winners. Let me use this opportunity to congratulate all nominees and the eventual winners”.

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Wednesday

Nigerian Startup Gets Into MIT Solve


Nigeria's popular digital content distribution platform, Publiseer, gets into MIT Solve Global Challenges. MIT Solve is a business incubator from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that advances solutions from tech entrepreneurs to address pressing global issues by connecting innovators with resources such as expertise, human capital, technology, and funding. 

Photo caption: Chidi Nwaogu, Co-founder of Publiseer pitching Publiseer at Microsoft's Accelerate Labs Demo Day
Photo caption: Chidi Nwaogu, Co-founder of Publiseer pitching Publiseer at Microsoft's Accelerate Labs Demo Day


Since August 2017, Publiseer has been addressing the issue of digital content distribution and monetization in Africa. giving independent African writers and musicians from low-income communities the opportunity to earn a living from their craft. In the first-quarter of 2018, the Nigerian startup reported a profit of over $10,000 without any venture investment.

Solve, every year, aims to find potential teams around the world who can have success in Economic Prosperity, Health, Learning, and Sustainability. Solve then enables these teams to connect with its global community of private, public, and nonprofit leaders to form partnerships. Last year, almost 1,000 people across 103 countries submitted solutions to Solve's four challenges. Solve's open challenges include 'Work of the Future', 'Frontlines of Health', 'Coastal Communities', and 'teachers * Educators'. Solve has many key advisors, including Laurene Powell Jobs, Colin M. Angle, and Ursula M. Burns.
Photo caption: Chidi Nwaogu, Co-founder of Publiseer pitching Publiseer at Microsoft's Accelerate Labs Demo Day
Photo caption: Chidi Nwaogu, Co-founder of Publiseer pitching Publiseer at Microsoft's Accelerate Labs Demo Day

Publiseer is a popular digital publishing platform in Nigeria, which helps African writers and musicians from low-income communities in Africa, to distribute and monetize their creative works across over 400 digital stores in 100 countries. The mission of the Nigerian startup is to promote the creativity of the African people to the rest of the world through books (written words) and spoken words (spoken words). Founded by Nigerian computer programmers and serial Internet entrepreneurs, Publiseer has distributed and monetized over 600 creative works.
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Sunday

Music Distributor, Publiseer, Qualifies For The Finals of Africa's Young Entrepreneurs Program

Nigerian digital music distribution company, Publiseer, has just received a congratulations message from the officials of Africa's Young Entrepreneurs Empowerment Nigeria (AYEEN) program. The digital publisher has qualified for the final stage of the program to defend its business in front of the AYEEN officials on Thursday, July 5th, 2018, at the TVC Television Compound in Ketu, Lagos.

Music Distributor, Publiseer, Qualifies For The Finals of Africa's Young Entrepreneurs Program

AYEEN was conceived in 2014 to effectively affect the business space and entrepreneurial minds of young Nigerians. The conception has led to the identification of viable business ideas, start-ups and existing businesses, which have been generously aided with funding, business mentorship and training. Over the years, AYEEN has provided business mentorship and training across Nigeria in various sectors.

Publiseer is a digital content distribution and monetization platform tailored to meet the growing needs of independent African writers and musicians from low-income communities. The platform is home to several A-list Nigerian musicians, DJs and producers, international musical artists and famous writers. As of writing, the profitable company has distributed and monetized over 500 creative works of over 250 writers and musicians worldwide.



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Thursday

Publiseer Selected As A Finalist To Pitch At Microsoft's Accelerate Labs Demo Day

Nigerian digital publishing company, Publiseer has been invited to pitch at Microsoft Nigeria's Accelerate Labs Demo Day, organized in partnership with The Future Project. 

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On January 20, 2018, Publiseer was selected to participate in the Stream 2 of Accelerate Labs. Accelerate Labs seeks to activate small and medium scale businesses, to accelerate economic development through enterprise development and technology incubation.

According to an email from Halita Ahmed of Accelerate Labs to Publiseer, "We received several applications and were highly impressed with your dedication towards contributing positively to nation building through business and enterprise. Being selected as a participant is a significant accomplishment, and we congratulate you..." Businesses who participated in the program submitted their pitch decks and the external judges accessed them and selected the top finalists to pitch at the Demo Day on June 30, 2018.

The Demo Day will be held this Saturday at The Banquet Hall, City Mall, Opposite Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos, 10 am. Publiseer is a digital publishing platform tailored to meet the growing needs of independent African writers and musicians from low-income communities. Nevertheless, Publiseer is home to several A-list Nigerian musicians, DJs and producers, international musical artists and famous writers. As of writing, the profitable company has distributed and monetized over 500 creative works of over 250 writers and musicians worldwide.   
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Friday

How to Recover Deleted PDF Files


PDF is a file type that is used by most tech-savvy professionals worldwide. It was developed by Adobe to fulfil the portability needs of a document. But, it turned out to be so good that now it is now one of the most widely used file types everywhere for work-related purposes.
Just like other document file types, pdf files can contain images, text but unlike most, it can also include embedded fonts, videos, hyperlinks, interactive buttons and more.

How to Recover Deleted PDF Files

Why PDF Files are so popular?
There are several key features in it that make it so popular. The first one being its universal format for all platforms, e.g., if you were to create a .doc file on windows and then open it on Mac, it may not work properly. This is not the case with pdf. They can be viewed in the same format on any device.
Another reason being that pdf files can’t be tampered with very easily. You can’t just simply edit a pdf file. You need separate pdf editing software for that. And every single edit you make, leaves a footprint that can be traced back to you.
For all those reasons, pdf is the preferred file format for fulfilling the needs of various professionals. That's why you can see so many ebooks, brochures, product manuals, in-office memos in pdf file format.
Being widely used, loss/damage of pdf files is an issue. Documents that are usually created and shared in this file format are important and kept for a very long time, which can cause the file to get corrupted or mistakenly deleted. When it happens, this can cause a frenzy for file owners.

What can be the Reasons of Losing PDF Files? 
There can be many reasons behind the corruption and/or damage of pdf files. Most of the time it is because of simple mistakes such as accidental deletion, formatting whether intentionally or unintentionally. In these cases, the only solution that remains is to try and recover them with a good data recovery software made particularly for this purpose.
There are instances in which pdf files can become inaccessible due to many reasons such as:

  1. While viewing or creating a pdf file, if you turned off your system abruptly, that can lead to file corruption. Always use a UPS.
  2. If the operating system that you are using or your system storage unit gets working issues that can lead to damage to the files stored.
  3. Using incompatible programs to open or make changes in the file can also make them inaccessible for further usage.
  4. Virus/Malware infections, which are the major reasons behind data corruption everywhere, can also be behind this. Use a good security software for this.
  5. Sharing/Uploading/Downloading etc. can also cause issues in the file if the process gets interrupted.

To recover the lost files and/or to extract data from inaccessible files, there are various software that could serve your purpose. But, you must be careful while selecting the software which best suits your needs. Wrong or Inadequate tools can cause more damage and make your file permanently damaged. Recovery of data is a difficult process and should not be taken casually. The first attempt to recover data is usually the one which has the highest chances of success.
For your help, we have covered in brief some of the best software which are suited for recovery purposes and how to best recover your lost pdf files by using them.

How to Recover Lost PDF Files?
For the purpose of data recovery on your own, you need a software that not only helps you in recovering your deleted files but also lets you select which file types you want to recover.
 Stellar Windows Data Recovery Software is one such software which is available free for personal usage. There are 3 simple steps to using it:

  1. Select the file types which you want to recover
  2. Scan in the desired location with your preferred scan type
  3. Select the files to be recovered and set the preferred location to save the recovered data.

However, you can also avail Stellar Data Recovery service to recover your pdf files, MS office document, excel sheets etc. They are recovering data since 1993 from all kind of data loss situations. They have served more than 2+ Million customers worldwide and the services available for both corporates and individuals. For more details you can visit their official website www.stellarinfo.co.in

Hopefully you guys liked this article and feel free to comment down if you have any issue.
                                                                 
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Wednesday

How to Add Related Post widget with Thumbnails

Related post widget with thumbnails is a really good widget because it helped to increase page view of your blog. It’s also helped your blog to reduce bounce rate of your blog. That’s why you need to use this widget on your blog.

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Step 1
First Log In to your Blogger Dashboard.

Step 2
Click Theme Option and Click Edit HTML Option

Step 3
After That Press Ctrl+F and Find </head> tag in your template.

Step 4
Copy the Below Code and Past it before the Closing tag.


<!--Related Posts with thumbnails Scripts www.zealmat.com-->
<!-- remove --><b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<style type="text/css">
#related-posts {
float:center;
text-transform:none;
height:100%;
min-height:100%;
padding-top:5px;
padding-left:5px;
}

#related-posts h2{
font-size: 1.6em;
font-weight: bold;
color: black;
font-family: Georgia, &#8220;Times New Roman&#8221;, Times, serif;
margin-bottom: 0.75em;
margin-top: 0em;
padding-top: 0em;
}
#related-posts a{
color:black;
}
#related-posts a:hover{
color:black;
}
#related-posts  a:hover {
background-color:#d4eaf2;
}
</style>
<script type='text/javascript'>
var defaultnoimage="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_jM8-wHc3NKY/TPyEXEv34II/AAAAAAAAADE/pgs7crFJ_D4/s1600/no+Image+1.png";
var maxresults=5;
var splittercolor="#d4eaf2";
var relatedpoststitle="Related Posts";

</script>
<script src='http://olusegun-fapohunda-calculator.googlecode.com/svn/wiki/related-post-with-thumbnails.js' type='text/javascript'/>
<!-- remove --></b:if>
<!--Related Posts with thumbnails Scripts www.zealmat.com-->


Step 5
Now find any of below code in your template

<p class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'>

<div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'>
or
<div class='footer'>


Step 6
Now immediately after found any of these lines (whichever you could find) place the code snippet below.

<!– Related Posts with Thumbnails Code Start www.zealmat.com–><!– remove –><b:if cond=’data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;’><div id=’related-posts’><b:loop values=’data:post.labels’ var=’label’><b:if cond=’data:label.isLast != &quot;true&quot;’></b:if><script expr:src=’&quot;/feeds/posts/default/-/&quot; + data:label.name + &quot;?alt=json-in-script&amp;callback=related_results_labels_thumbs&amp;max-results=5&quot;’ type=’text/javascript’/></b:loop><script type=’text/javascript’>removeRelatedDuplicates_thumbs();printRelatedLabels_thumbs(&quot;<data:post.url/>&quot;);</script></div><div style=’clear:both’/><!– remove –></b:if><b:if cond=’data:blog.url == data:blog.homepageUrl’><b:if cond=’data:post.isFirstPost’><a href=’https://www.zealmat.com’ rel=’dofollow’>Related Post Widget</a></b:if></b:if>


Step 7
Now Save your template.


Step 8
You have Successfully Add Related Post Widget with Thumbnails to your blog.







WIDGET ARRANGEMENTS
PROCESS 1. If you want to change total no of posts displayed in your blog posts, Edit the following line of code.
var maxresults=5;

PROCESS 2. To Change the title of your related post widget, change the following line of code.
var relatedpoststitle=’Related Posts’;

[quads id=3]

I hope this tutorial of How to Add Related Post Widget with Thumbnails is useful to all of you, If you like this post please share it with your friends and if you have any question regarding this post then you can ask with me in below comment box.

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Mp3 Tag Editor For Your Wordpress Site

Mp3 Tag, This is a file that allows you to tag your mp3 files online on your site and uploads it to your wp-content. All you need is to insert the music url, the name of the music and the artist. submit and you will get the link right from your own media.

will be dropping installation process shortly. Also you can learn How to Create a Music Dowload Website on Wordpress


Step 1. First you navigate to public_html, upload and extract the file into the same directory public_html


Step 2. Then after extracting, you're to see a folder named 'Tag'

Step 3. Just open 'Tag' and locate index.php, edit it to your preferred choice but do not tamper with the codes.

Step 4. Now Upload your image to the tag folder but rename it to music.jpg and over rite.

Step 5. Access your tag with Yourdomain name/Tag and thats all

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Monday

Digital Marketing for small Businesses - An Interview with Timileyin Ajuwon

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Timileyin Ajuwon known to many as digital marketer for small businesses. He is based in Akure, Nigeria where he is one of the leading digital marketing practitioner. He has proven to be one of the best in the field through his success in recent years. Timileyin has earned his reputation as a marketing specialist, having achieved success with a number of small businesses helping them drive results with their little marketing budget




How can you describe digital Marketing?
Digital marketing is the umbrella term used to describe all the marketing effort used to attract, engage, convert, and retain customers online. Digital marketing utilizes various channels such as content marketing, social media, SEO and SEM to relate their marketing message to their potential customers.
Digital Marketing

Does Digital Marketing work for small businesses? 
Digital marketing work for all business, So far your customers are online. The result you get now depends on the effectiveness of your digital marketing strategy. If digital marketing doesn’t work for your business that means there is a flaw in your strategy.

What are the prominent benefit of digital marketing over traditional marketing?
It is measurable, you can easily determine the success of each digital channel you are using. This is one of the main reason why there is a switch to the digital form of advertising.

Secondly, you can easily target your ideal customers, With digital marketing you can ensure that the right customers are viewing your content. For example SEO and SEM ensure that your contents or ads are displayed to people who their search query matches with what your business does.

social media advertising enables you to target those who are most likely to be interested in your products or services based on demographic information and general characteristics.
With digital marketer you don't have to worry that you are wasting your marketing budget on people not interested in your business

Which digital marketing channels do you think small businesses should adopt at early stage?
First of all I think every small businesses ready to use digital marketing to drive sales need a good and responsive website, because that will be your online home. Due to the technicalities of other digital marketing channels I think small businesses should start with social media marketing. This has also proven to be effective since virtually all their customers are on social media. But there is one problem I noticed is that small businesses are using the social media wrongly and that's why it has not proved to be effective for so many of them.

How long will it take to see results of digital marketing? 
Digital marketing is not a magic that will get you sales instantly, marketing is all about building trust before selling, same with digital marketing, people that will buy from you online also have to trust you before they buy. The better your digital marketing strategy the faster you get the expected results.

How can small businesses with little capital do digital marketing? 
They should try and discover which channel that will get them more customers and then focus on it.

What is the major challenges small businesses face with digital marketing? 
The major challenge small businesses face is that they couldn't define their customers online, and if you embark on marketing to the wrong set of people your marketing will end up not getting any results.

Where should small business start when developing a digital marketing strategy?
Small businesses have to understand their target market ,know their customers behaviour so that they can use the digital channel that their customers are concentrated on rather than using channels that they think are politically right. For example if your customers are not active on facebook and you are utilizing facebook as your main digital channel, then your marketing efforts won’t drive any result.

Do you have any advice on how small businesses can better leverage social media?
Yeah, they should understand that social media has it’s own psychology, social media is to interact with people, and business should not drift far away from this. Always aim to create quality and engaging contents which will appeal and interest them. Lastly, I would say all small businesses should adopt the 80/20 rule, which means80% of your social media posts should inform, educate, and entertain your audience, while 20% should directly promote your business.

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Sunday

Whogohost: How To Place Order for Both Domain and Hosting

Nigeria's leading Web Hosting and Domain Registration company, providing SME and reseller web hosting with Wordpress and Joomla.
Whogohost WordPress


To Place Order for Both Domain and Hosting on whogohost you need to follow the steps below carefully.


Step 1
First you need to navigate  to​ ​http://whogohost.com​ ​then ​click​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Order​ ​Now​ ​button.


Step 2
Carefully Drag​ ​the​ ​slider​ ​to​ ​the​ ​hosting​ ​package​ ​you​ ​would​ ​prefer​ ​and click​ ​the​ ​Order​ ​Now​ ​button



Step 3
​Registering​ ​a​ ​new​ ​domain​ ​name,​ ​enter​ ​your domain​ ​name​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Register​ ​a​ ​new​ ​domain​ ​section​ ​and​ ​select the​ ​extension​ ​of​ ​the​ ​domain.​ ​

Step 4
Now Click​ ​the​ ​Check​ ​Availability​ ​button the​ ​check​ ​if​ ​your​ ​domain​ ​is​ ​available.
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Step 5
​If​ ​your​ ​domain​ ​of​ ​choice​ ​is​ ​available,​ ​click​ ​the​ ​Click​ ​to continue​ ​button.​ ​If​ ​it​ ​isn’t,​ ​try​ ​using​ ​a​ ​different​ ​domain.


Step 6
Add​ ​more​ ​products​ ​to​ ​your​ ​shopping​ ​cart, click​ ​the​ ​Continue​ ​Shopping​ ​button​ ​and​ ​begin​ ​the​ ​process​ ​of placing​ ​another​ ​order.​ ​All​ ​orders​ ​would​ ​be​ ​added​ ​to​ ​your shopping​ ​cart.



Step 7
If ​you​ ​don’t​ ​have​ ​an​ ​account​ ​with​ ​WhoGoHost,​ ​enter​ ​all​ ​your details​ ​in​ ​the​ ​New​ ​Customer​ ​section.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​already​ ​have​ ​an account,​ ​click​ ​the​ ​Existing​ ​Customer​ ​tab​ ​and​ ​then​ ​enter​ ​your email​ ​address​ ​and​ ​password.

Step 8
Choose​ ​the​ ​payment​ ​method​ ​you​ ​would​ ​like​ ​to​ ​use.​ ​(The CashEnvoy​ ​payment​ ​option​ ​allows​ ​you​ ​to​ ​make​ ​payment​ ​online with​ ​your​ ​MasterCard​ ​and​ ​Verve​ ​card)



Step 9
Click​ ​the​ ​checkbox​ ​beside​ ​the​ ​terms​ ​of​ ​service​ ​once​ ​you​ ​haveread​ ​through​ ​it.



Step 10
Click​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Complete​ ​Order​ ​button.
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Step 11
If​ ​you​ ​chose​ ​the​ ​CashEnvoy​ ​payment​ ​option,​ ​click​ ​the​ ​Pay​ ​with CashEnvoy​ ​button​ ​to​ ​start​ ​making​ ​payments​ ​online.


Step 12
Details​ ​of​ ​your​ ​order​ ​would​ ​be​ ​sent​ ​to​ ​your​ ​mailbox,​ ​including the​ ​pending​ ​invoice.



Step 13
Finally your​ ​order​ ​is​ ​now​ ​complete

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Saturday

Garanntor Price Reduction for Domains

Garanntor Nigeria, a local hosting company hosting all of its infrastructure at a Local tier III datacentre in Lagos Nigeria, has been the best local hosting company in Nigeria; beating stiff competition from four other Nigerian web hosting companies.
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Here are the price reductions:
ITEMOLD PRICENEW PRICE
.ngN9500N8500
.com.ngN1150N999
.edu.ngN1150N999
.net.ngN1150N999
.org.ngN1150N999
.sch.ngN1150N999
.mobi.ngN1150N999
.i.ngN1150N1050
.comN4000N3499
.orgN5000N4500


The web isn't free. It costs money to make it work, although this cost is spread over various companies etc that run the web servers that serve web pages to the masses.



  • cPanel based web hosting
  • Free Domain (excluding ‘LH-Nano’ plan)
  • Free SSL Certificates (Let’s Encrypt)
  • MySQL databases, email, FTP accounts
  • Multiple PHP versions (4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 and 7)
  • Softaculous 1-Click Script Installer
  • 24/7/365 Support
  • 99.9% Guaranteed Server Up-Time
  • Antivirus and Mal-ware Protection

And 30 Days Money Back Guarantee

We buy a domain name so that we own it for a certain amount of time, and we pay the company who we register it with to host it on their name servers. If the domain name isn't on a name server then no one will be able to reach your website. If these companies gave the domain names away for free, how could they afford to run their name servers?

The web, unfortunately, mirrors real life. Nothing is free, everything that makes it work costs a certain amount of money to run.

By the way the most of the services provided by the world wide web is free. Domain names are the building blocks of the world wide web. They act like 'markers' for websites. They are just names, identities(you can say). They need to be pointed to a server(that actually hosts your data; your website in simple terms). They need servers to do that, which you pay for.
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