How the Internet is Helping People Cope with Natural Disasters Like Hurricanes and Floods

By Hector Cisneros
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There you are glued to your TV set, computer, tablet or smartphone watching the blow by blow coverage of a natural disaster happening in your area. It doesn’t matter if it’s a hurricane, flood, earthquake, solar flares, freak storm or a combination of these events, your world has changed for the worst. However, today's disaster recovery efforts are much faster and better than just ten years ago. Today we receive disaster warning much earlier than before. News coverage is widespread and available on most digital devices; Social Media and the Internet allows us to connect and communicate with friends, family and even work as we move to recover from such devastating events. In this episode of Working the Web to Win, we will explore new technologies, online services and digital capabilities that make terrible disasters a little less terrifying and provide help and hope to the many who have been affected by such horrendous calamities. So, read on and share this with your friends and family as we learn how the internet and digital tech is helping mitigate natural disasters.

Promoting Your Business in Jax – There’s an App for That

By Carl Weiss
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When it comes to using apps to promote a business, the first thing that comes to mind for most business owners is Google Adwords or Facebook.  That’s because Google has 71% plus of the search traffic and Facebook has more than 2 billion users.  They also have an advertiser interface that’s is relatively easy to use.  A manager sitting at a bar can literally control and Adwords Express campaign or tap Boost on Facebook to advertise and after entering their credit card number, their advertising starts running.  Whereas with other apps, like Yelp, you must claim your business, then you have to contact an account representative and do more labor to spend money on ads.  This goes for other apps as well.