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5 Ways to Make Money with Your Blog

Maintaining a blog can be quite a job. Writing new, interesting articles and providing resources for your visitors can be a hassle, even though you enjoy every part of it. I am sure you’d like to earn a little something after your effort. This post looks into some easy ways to start monetizing your blog.

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The Do Lectures – An Inspiring Website

Sometimes the internet is brings us some simple but thoughtful sites. And it’s enchanting when it’s inspiring. One such little pearl is TheDoLectures.com. It’s all about gathering a handful of speakers together in one place, in the hope that they may inspire you to go Do something. To give you the tools and the desire to change the things you care about.

Every speaker shares his/her knowledge, the wisdom and their individual visions.  The site is all about people, known and unknown but with balls of fire. And the common thread through all the videos of their talks and presentations is there effort to rub off all that pep on us. So head over to the site and talk a look for yourself. Perhaps, you will be inspired by something.

The only requirement when you visit the site is of course a browser with Flash Player 9 plug-in, a net connection and an interested ear.

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MAHALO – A new human powered search engine

Mahalo, a human-powered search engine dedicated to help people easily find information and resources they can trust. Mahalo launched in public alpha in May of 2007, added the freelance-fueled Mahalo Greenhouse in June and graduated to public beta in October of that year.

In December 2008, Mahalo introduced Mahalo Dollars through the addition of Mahalo Answers. The Greenhouse closed down after Mahalo introduced Mahalo Tasks and Page Management in June, 2009.

This human-powered search engine is also a knowledge sharing service. Mahalo aims to help users from all corners of the Internet, quickly find the most accurate possible information on any topic. Mahalo users are encouraged to join Mahalo and share their expertise in exchange for Mahalo Dollars, which can be cashed-out. This page can be the start off point for every new Mahalo user as it offers manuals to all of the features found within Mahalo.com.

Mahalo works by tipping it’s users for providing accurate and helpful internet research. Anybody can get started at earning for research by Answering questions for Mahalo. Just try it out and find it’s other interesting features.

Connexions: Open-source learning

Recently I happened to go through a web site called connexions, an environment for collaboratively developing, freely sharing, and rapidly publishing scholarly content on the Web. Their Content Commons contains educational materials for everyone — from children to college students to professionals — organized in small modules  that are easily connected into larger collections or courses. All content is free to use and reuse under the Creative Commons “attribution” license.

Using connexions

  • authors create and collaborate
  • instructors rapidly build and share custom collections
  • learners find and explore content

Connexions is a place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc. Anyone may view or contribute:

However, their brains are not linear, they learn by making connections between new concepts and things they already know. Connexions mimic this by breaking down content into smaller chunks, called modules that can be linked together and arranged in different ways. This lets students see the relationships both within and between topics and helps demonstrate that knowledge is naturally interconnected, not isolated into separate classes or books.

I also found a talk about connexions in TED:

Richard Baraniuk on open-source learning