Posts made in March, 2017


Starting a blog can be a great idea to express your thoughts, the best way to get your creative juices flowing and just plainly to get yourself out there. One big decision that an individual has to make in starting a blog, is to choose what blogging platform is perfect for that individual. Nowadays, there are a lot of blogging platforms that is free and readily accessible to anyone. This makes it very hard to choose then because how can you find the right blogging platform for you? If you’re a beginner, the trick is to know and try the easiest one to setup that you wouldn’t need to code yourself. But when you want to delve into the hard one m you can do that also. You just have to think thoroughly to yourself what your blog is going to be and what content you want to share.


These below are the best blogging platforms for beginners:

1. WordPress

There are actually two WordPress sites that are the most popular ones today. The fist and more famous one is and the second one is The difference between the two is who hosts your website. With, you are hosting your own blog or website. With on the other hand, offers blog hosting services for you.


In this platform, you have all the control to edit and customize every feature of your blog. That means that you can put many aspects that you can choose yourself. However, if you have never coded before, it can be a rough start for you but you will find your way.


This offers blog hosting services for free. You can purchase everything and they will set it up for you.

2. Tumblr

Tumblr is the second most popular blogging platform. It can be a blogging platform and at the same time has social networking features. It’s easy and free to use. There are also coding available for free online that can help you customize your site. And because it’s for microblogging, you can also put videos, photos, GIFs, images and audios.

3. Blogger

Blogger is perfect for you if don’t want the messy steps to start your blog. It’s literally so quick and very easy to navigate. And because it is acquired by Google, you have the advantage of Google’s security and reliability.

4. Medium

This platform is very easy to set up. It has become a community that is full of writers, journalists and experts. With that, it can be easy for you to communicate and network yourself to them. You can reach out to people with the same interest as you. And because it has a very minimalist and easy look, you can focus more on your writing and not on the designing process.

5. Squarespace

This platform offers building services with just their drag and drop tools. It has beautifully designed, professional-looking and free templates that is perfect for anyone, may it be a personal or business blogs.



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Fake News websites publish hoaxes, propaganda, and fake information just to drive traffic and then to gain money by it. Fake news is different from news satire because its purpose is to share information to entertain while fake news seek to mislead the public for political and financial gain. Fake News spread so much because people tend to trust information and news from friends and family. Fake news often goes viral because it is spread over social media networks, which are in many countries the most widespread and persuasive information networks especially the young. The trick is to learn how to discern what the truth from what not is. This done by doing your research and just not believing what is posted on the internet.


Google has announced that they are expanding their fact checking in Google News. The Google News Fact-Checking is now expanded to the Latin America as part of its agenda to combat fake news. Also Non-Government Organizations like International Fact-Checking Network, are also now conducting to almost 1000 active sites. The site that are check regularly include those who have claims around health, politics and urban legends among others.

Fight against Fake News

Social Media sites are the number one avenue to purport fake news. The companies like Facebook and Google are using a combination of automated, algorithmic curation of news, to check veracity and human curation, anchored to local context, language and other factors.

Ad Companies

According to experts, the best way to stop fake news is to cut off its ad money generator. Companies will look at the websites that ads are served on, examine traffic patterns and look at their domains. If suspicious sounding domains are generating high traffic volumes, the companies will examine the content on the sites, and block ads from appearing there. Companies will also look specifically at the content of the ads themselves, disallowing on their networks ads that serve misinformation


There are crash courses and argument clinics that are available online to aid you in differentiating the fake news from real news.

Media Literacy

You can avoid falling for lies and fake new if you know how to navigate your way across the internet and social media. According to BBC, the best way to combat fake news is first, don’t be seduced by simplicity. A series of studies have shown that it is surprisingly easy to mask a lie in the mask of credibility, by making it sound so obvious it must be true. Second be smart about the images you see on it. Images be edited with the use Photoshop. They can now be easily doctored, and you may not realize just how easily this can manipulate your memory of history. Third, accept your ignorance. Many people suffer from having too much confidence – they believe that they know more than any other person. And because we have our smartphones – that gives us the avenue of infinite knowledge at our finger-tips – can increase this effect. As a result, we may feel less critical of the information that reinforces our assumptions, while dismissing anything that disagrees with us. And fourth, look beyond your bubble. Try talking to people with different views from your own, and look to news sources you wouldn’t normally read.

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