Sounds Utopian, doesn't it? And it is. Our travel vehicle is the World Wide Web, otherwise known as www. You've seen that on lots of web addresses, I bet! It's a very apt name, ‘cause it's really a very complicated web of connections that has evolved into a constant presence around us, even though you tend to be only aware of it when your computer, phone or tablet “goes down,” a critical situation for sure, and very frustrating for the world travelers.
2014 marked the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web, after the work done by a brilliant computer scientist, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, whose vision and agreements changed the world. This guy was at the time working at CERN, the large particle physics laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland. So Tim devoted himself to developing the computer languages of HTTP, HTML and
URL. This is how they work:
- HTML: HyperText Markup Language. The markup (formatting) language for the Web.
- URI: Uniform Resource Identifier. A kind of “address” that is unique and used to identify to each resource on the Web. It is also commonly called a URL.
- HTTP: Hypertext Transfer Protocol. Allows for the retrieval of linked resources from across the Web.
Then people started wanting their own tiny piece of the Internet. At first it was a trickle, then it became an exciting deluge of information, and people loved sharing all this info with their friends. So then the social networks were born. And they continue to this day, getting larger, without any chance of shrinking, because they're all handled by computers and experts. It's an endless situation. Almost anything you look at is now run by a computer, and expert information engineers.
Recently, talented writers, photographers and others with their own sites have started situating virtual coffee cups and tip jars next to their work online. This gives an opportunity for those who like their work to show their appreciation by a tip through the most secure transaction site online, PayPal! Click here to see how easy that is!
Like everything else, this concept and practice is bound to mushroom into its own important way for those folks to earn, and it doesn't break the budget! You can tip any amount from 2 cents upward!
It all counts! Can you imagine how those in another country where their money is 16 whatever's to the dollar feel, just to get one dollar! I'm loving it. It helps those in other countries you virtually visit too! There's only one damper on the whole thing.
We need more websites involved!
If you're a professional independent blogger or vlogger, please consider visiting the Virtual Buskers' Guild website. The info there is short but informative. There's also help available if you don't have a website of your own, and need some direction or assistance in getting one built.
The guild provides a win-win environment for both pro bloggers and vloggers as well as their fans and others owners and clients within the indie biz community.
My good thing of the week!
I'll never use any other. Doesn't hurt either that their brand name is Jamie Oliver! I love that guy for all the wonderful work he's done through the world. If you're in the market for one, check them out at Amazon.com.