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The Moral Dilemmas of Content Exploitation Online

The Moral Dilemmas of Content Exploitation Online
The talk about the recent widespread release of the Daniel Pearl Video (news ) and the fact that I have inevitably run into this video online has started me thinking about the moral dilemmas a webmaster faces when publishing questionable or controversial content online. Interest runs through all ... More »

CyberNet Expo Wrap Up: Montreal, 2002

CyberNet Expo Wrap Up: Montreal, 2002
What a long, strange trip it's been! CyberNet Expo is over, and once again, Fay Sharp has shown the wisdom of having a more intimate networking alternative to the often overwhelming experience of other Webmaster shows. While for Dawn and I it was only a 300 mile drive through the woods, Montreal... More »

Getting Paid: AVS vs. Pay Site, Part 3

Getting Paid: AVS vs. Pay Site, Part 3
In my previous installment, I examined many different factors affecting a Webmaster's choice of whether to build a pay site, or an AVS site, and discussed some of the pros and cons of each. Now I'll wrap things up with a few more considerations, and see if there is a 'magic formula' to determine whi... More »

Thoughts On Spam

Thoughts On Spam
A thread on the boards started me thinking about spam, the definition of spam and filtering options. While we all get tons of unwanted junk in our mailboxes every day, how much of it is spam? And for that matter, what is spam? And for those of us who are completely fed up with it, what can be done a... More »

Getting Paid: AVS vs. Pay Site, Part 2

Getting Paid: AVS vs. Pay Site, Part 2
In my previous article installment, I examined some of the pros and cons of using AVS systems, and the basic similarities between AVS sites and pay sites regarding those legal protections obtained from requiring a credit card for the purposes of age verification. In today's installment, I'll discuss... More »

To Be Or Not To Be...

To Be Or Not To Be...
How many times did you ask yourself that question before choosing the path of adult entertainment? Yes, it is true that some of us jump in without a parachute before thinking things through carefully, and I'm one of those kind of people, but this is one path that I did at least think about before ta... More »

Getting Paid: AVS vs. Pay Site, Part 1

Getting Paid: AVS vs. Pay Site, Part 1
A recent thread was started by PED on XBiz' popular Cosmic Village message board, asking whether it was better to use an AVS system or a 3d party processor such as ibill. Since I have personally used AVS systems as well as ibill, I had some definite opinions on the subject, which I shared. But it go... More »

The Value of Advertising Pay Sites on TGP Sites

The Value of Advertising Pay Sites on TGP Sites
While there has been a lot of talk about free porn and whether or not it is hurting the industry, there may be a way to make the free sites work for those who run pay sites. When talking about free sites, I am going to concentrate on TGP sites, since they have a lot of links to what is essentially f... More »

Flash Banners & More with CoffeeCup Firestarter

Flash Banners & More with CoffeeCup Firestarter
I recently downloaded the free trial version of a simple to use yet very powerful tool for building Flash files, and I would like to share some of my experiences with you. If you have ever wanted to use Flash for your site's splash pages, banners, nav bars, and more, but were daunted by the price an... More »

Search Engine Optimization: Gateways & Doorways

Search Engine Optimization: Gateways & Doorways
In my previous article, I showed you how to create a network of relevant links using 'Mirror Sites,' all with similar content, which the spiders can follow and index, thus ranking your Website higher. The same idea is behind doorway and gateway pages. Different people have different definitions, but... More »

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