Some Extra Rackspace Offerings You Might Not Have Known About

What did I say about fanatical?

Posted 1 year ago by Tom Maiaroto.

So I'm not trying to come down on Rackspace or anything. I think some people were a little confused with my last post. I did use some bold language in the title, but that was merely an introduction to the relatively neutral (and analytical) post. Remember I said that I consider them the kings of hosting and they are "fanatical." Their words and I agree. I have a SUPER predispoition toward using Rackspace. It's the first place I go to. However, we can't sit here in this world with tunnel vision. Speaking of, the other day they made me... Read More

How Rackspace is Losing Customers

Maybe even myself...

Posted 1 year ago by Tom Maiaroto.

I shout red from the rooftops when it comes to hosting. I've been in love with Rackspace since I started using them years ago (and got the company I worked for at the time to switch their entire server infrastructure, all their clients except a few, over as well - which included dozens of high profile sites and campaigns). Granted, it was an arranged marriage. I used SliceHost beforehand and they were acquired by Rackspace, but that's ok. I later went on to take advantage of their affiliate program. Sadly they didn't have it way back when... Read More

Does Removing a Like or Down Voting Make Something Less Viral?

Posted 1 year ago by Tom Maiaroto.

The short answer. No! Believe it or not, once you say something on the internet, it's hard to take it back (completely). So don't go posting any pictures on Twitter that you wish you hadn't. If you were to like something and then real quick unlike it and remove it from your timeline, you wouldn't have contributed to a page's virality. Because most likely you haven't spread the information. You also haven't taken away from its virality because you can't change what other people have done. However, if you were to unlike a page hours or... Read More

Google PageSpeed

It Matters

Posted 1 year ago by Tom Maiaroto.

So I recently built a viral news aggregation site and I wanted to ensure it loaded nice and fast. Also keep in mind that Google will rank your site higher if it loads fast - it's been a well known factor in their rankings for a while now. They even created this cool set of tools called PageSpeed to help you with that effort. First, you can see how your web site fares with regard to their standards by using their tools. I really have yet to see a major web site that actually scores nicely. None of the major news outlets that we all use... Read More

Viral News Aggregator

Posted 1 year ago by Tom Maiaroto.

Starting a new side project here, News Ox. It utilizes Virality Score's API to aggregate the most viral news on the web. It's a good content discovery tool. Addtionally, it will display amber alerts for your state (perhaps county if I work on it a bit). So it's a really super useful way to go and read news. I noticed during my research and construction of Virality Score that I found myself actually going off and reading some of the URLs that I gathered and measured. I ended up getting most of my news this way because I simply didn't have... Read More

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