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4 Lessons From My First Published e-Book

In my latest e-commerce experiment, I published my first e-book on Amazon.  As with my AdSense experiment, this one may make me a few bucks, but that was not my primary goal.  My primary goal was...

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3 Lessons from Using AdSense for a Month

After my initial excitement with 2 days of earnings from Google AdSense, the month of June results for Reason for Success are much more modest.  Yeah, I know.  ‘Twas to be expected.  However, this...

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Privacy paradox

Over the past few years, researchers have observed a strange phenomena.  People claim they value privacy and claim to act based on that value, but when observing actual behavior, most people freely divulge private...

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Online Advertising Income

2 days ago, I started another experiment on my personal development site – Reason for Success.  I added online advertising with Google AdSense throughout.  Every day, I get around 150-170 page views, mostly going to...

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Free Images from Pixabay

Quick note today. I started using Pixabay recently for free images (including the ones in this post).  According to their licensing, the images are free for commercial and non-commercial use. Great for adding to any...

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Summer Research Update

This past year has been a big research year for me with two publications and another accepted for publication (to come out at a later date).  I also received invitations to revise and resubmit...

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The Egoist Case for Privacy

After 8 years of writing, editing, re-writing, editing again, submissions, rejections, more submissions, and subsequent revisions, my article Asking for Facebook Logins: An Egoist Case for Privacy was finally accepted for publication in the Journal...

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Gadget Ecosystem Review

Over the past few years, I’ve been watching the evolution of gadget ecosystems emerging in a race to attract customers.  These ecosystems consist of gadgets designed to work together to bring the user a...