content of the day

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Content Producer Tsu Dho Nimh received over 200K page in less than a week from his tutorial about Ubuntu, the new community developed linux-based operating system.

"After hearing Dell's recent announcement that it will sell computers with pre-installed Ubuntu Linux," Tsu writes, "I decided to see if Ubuntu was user-friendly. "

Tired of having your computer infested with spyware and viruses? Read about how Tsu put the new OS to the test in Migrating from Windows to Ubuntu Linux.

Congratulations Tsu! Your content has already earned you $300, thanks to AC's Performance Bonus program.


Tuesday, May 15, 2007

US Army Soldier and Content Producer Soldier6575 shares his experience coming home from Iraq in Am I a Coward for Having Fear?

He writes:

"There were times in Iraq when I was scared, I won't lie to you. I literally had various occasions where I thought "I may not make it home". Do not let anyone tell you that in a combat situation they had "no fear", they are lying. Fear should not be confused with being a coward. We all have fears in one form or another. You must not let your fears overtake you to the point where you no longer become and effective soldier."

Read more here:


Thursday, May 10, 2007

Published editor, writer and acrylic painter Pam Gaulin created an interesting discussion with Are Ethics Missing in Citizen Journalism, including a nod from the Social Media Podcast & Blog.

Pam's article was published on the heels of the widespread media criticism of the Virginia Tech shootings. She how she addresses the serious topic of writing about tragedy here:


Friday, May 04, 2007

Interesting content on timely topics has always been an AC strongsuit, and coverage of this weekend's events is no exception.

Content Producer Lisa Andrews stirs up controversy - and some good food for thought - in Cinqo de Mayo - Is it About Cerveza or Civil Rights, while Content Producer Wade Peery champions Derby Day in Kentucky Derby- A Sporting Event Unlike Any Other.

Look at a calendar and submit your story today - publishing it around a month before the holiday or event date is a good rule of thumb.


Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Content Producer Sophia S. writes: "All across America today, May 1st, immigration rights advocates will be organizing to demand that illegal immigrants be granted a path to citizenship and that raids that tear apart families..."

Sophia brings us to the heart of this issue through interviews with family and friends in Why We March for Immigrant Rights. Read it here:


Monday, April 23, 2007

Last month, the recall of over 90 pet food products set the Internet abuzz. Searches for "pet food recall" are still strong, and Yahoo continues to highlight recall searches in their daily Buzz log.

Around the time the recall hit, AC saw a direct growth in traffic to homemade dog and cat food content. CP Kassidy Emerson is just one of the Content Producers who brought in views with her April 2006 article Homemade Dog Food Recipes.


Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Content Producer John Kim was just one of the many Virginia Tech students who published first-hand accounts of the tragic campus shooting earlier in the week.

Read his story here:

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