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Reddit Stock Soars After Company Inks Partnership With ChatGPT Owner OpenAI

Reddit shares soared nearly 12% in extended trading on Thursday after the social media company announced a partnership with ChatGPT owner OpenAI.

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Video Content For My Students

Even if I am first and foremost a passionate writer, I cannot overlook the power of video content.
In a previous article, Stats about content creation that very few people are talking about, I mentioned a few details:

Visual Content Dominance
Stat: Visual content is processed 60,000 times faster than text.
Source: According to a study by 3M Corporation and Zabisco.
Implication for copywriting: Incorporating visually appealing elements in copywriting, such as images, infographics, or videos, can significantly enhance message retention and engagement.

So, I have strived to create AI-generated video content, as I am not a deft filmmaker.
But I use AI to generate videos based on my articles to create a useful trove of content for my students, who can enjoy continuous learning outside of our classes.

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This is my latest video about Quora: https://youtu.be/anLkiG_XjiQ?si=d-gooWGF-KAAzguF based on my article:
Did You Know That Quora is The 56th Website in the World?

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Did You Know That Quora is The 56th Website in the World?

According to Similar Web, Quora is the 56th website in the world with 826.4 million monthly visits, of which almost 78% are organic.

Incoming traffic from:
chat.openai.com
presearch.com
idcrawl.com
google.com
medium.com
poe.com

For me, Quora is a treasure trove of knowledge and intriguing facts.
I answer questions about literature, poetry, literary trends, SEO, business development, and so on.

Lately I have answered the following questions:

How can I write a good poem today?

Can you name some well-known female authors who write under pen names or pseudonyms?

Which is the best free SEO tool?

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What Are The Best Design Blogs?

Design Milk
Dedicated to modern design. You’ll find design ideas from interior design & architecture to modern furniture & home decor. Key topics covered are creative art, commercial designs, stylish products, lifestyle trends, and new technology.

Designboom
Founded in 1999, Designboom is the world’s first online design and architecture magazine, publishing the latest news & key issues in all aspects of design, architecture, and art. We provide useful information & insightful interviews, studio visits, documentation of new products, reviews of exhibitions and books, and historical surveys.

DesignTAXI
A design website that features news, competitions, websites, portfolios, and events across the global creative industry. We talk about Design, Art, Photography, Advertising, Architecture, Style, Culture, Technology, and Social Media.

Dezeen
The world’s most influential architecture, interiors, and design magazine. Our mission is to bring you a carefully edited selection of the best architecture, design, and interiors projects and news from around the world.

Print Magazine
A bimonthly magazine about visual culture & design. Dedicated to showcasing the extraordinary in design, Print covers a field with publication & book design, animation & motion graphics, corporate branding & rock posters, and exhibitions & street art-Print.

Dribbble
Stories about inspiring designers, meetups, and everything design, as well as resources for discovering & connecting with designers all over the world. Dribbble is a community where designers share, grow, & get hired.

The New York Times » Design
News about Design, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times. The New York Times is a hub for conversation about news and ideas.

Creative Bloq
Creative Bloq delivers a daily mix of tips & inspiration for digital and traditional artists, web designers, graphic designers, 3D and VFX artists, & illustrators. We offer the insight that enables them to keep up to date with the latest trends and developments in global design and to create their best work.

If you liked this article, check The Best Blogs On Business Development.

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Can you name some well-known female authors who write under pen names or pseudonyms?

#Quora

Charlotte Brontë (21 April 1816 – 31 March 1855) was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels became classics of English literature. She is best known for her novel Jane Eyre, which she published under the gender neutral pen name Currer Bell. Jane Eyre went on to become a success in publication, and is widely held in high regard in the gothic fiction genre of literature.

Emily Jane Brontë (30 July 1818 – 19 December 1848) was an English novelist and poet who is best known for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, now considered a classic of English literature. She also published a book of poetry with her sisters Charlotte and Anne titled Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell with her own poems finding regard as poetic genius. Emily was the second-youngest of the four surviving Brontë siblings, between the youngest Anne and her brother Branwell. She published under the pen name Ellis Bell.

Mary Ann Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880); known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She wrote seven novels: Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Romola (1862–1863), Felix Holt, the Radical (1866), Middlemarch (1871–1872) and Daniel Deronda (1876). As with Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy, she emerged from provincial England; most of her works are set there. Her works are known for their realism, psychological insight, sense of place and detailed depiction of the countryside. Middlemarch was described by the novelist Virginia Woolf as “one of the few English novels written for grown-up people” and by Martin Amis and Julian Barnes as the greatest novel in the English language.

My First Question on Quora

I love answering questions on Quora.

Today, I have asked my first question:

What are the three non-SEO free premium tools that you use every day?

I have received my first answer.

So you know I use Xmind, Trello, and Google Analytics.

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Will poetry ever become obsolete due to its lack of practical use compared to STEM fields?

#Quora

Poetry will never become obsolete, nor will art or any artistic expressions, because this makes us human. We read and write poetry with the heart, not with the mind.
Music makes us feel. Science forces us to think.
Exploring imaginary dominions is purely an artistic expression of feeling with our heart and creativity. Even perfumery is subjected to poetry. Perceiving a fragrance has to do with interpretation, not to mention that some people have synesthesia; they see the smells in colors. Some fragrances remind me of turbulent twilights, while others remind me of a sun ray that sparkles in a bottle, emitting a solar heating vibe akin to a lamp.

The above question echoed in my mind, making me think of the film Equilibrium.
Because art elicits emotions, all representations of art have been outlawed in an effort to foster a conflict-free society.
Sean Bean’s character is willing to sacrifice his life for a book of poems by William Butler Yeats:

“I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.”

We read poetry, listen to music, and enjoy paintings because they contribute to our humanity. They allow us to travel vicariously and evade in faraway lands that offer hope, love, and wonder.
I cannot imagine the world without music, scents, and art. There’s a story behind all of these. Sometimes it’s a story in verse.

Art – Thomas Edwin Mostyn

What’s the best love letter you have read?

Questions from Quora
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The best love letters are, in my opinion, Vladimir Nabokov’s love letters to his wife Vera.

This was written in July 1923, a few months after they met.
“I won’t hide it: I’m so unused to being — well, understood, perhaps, — so unused to it, that in the very first minutes of our meeting I thought: this is a joke… But then… And there are things that are hard to talk about — you’ll rub off their marvelous pollen at the touch of a word… You are lovely. ………………………………………………………
Yes, I need you, my fairy-tale. Because you are the only person I can talk with about the shade of a cloud, about the song of a thought — and about how, when I went out to work today and looked a tall sunflower in the face, it smiled at me with all of its seeds.
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See you soon my strange joy, my tender night.”

Art – Carl Schweninger, Jr.

Search Engines vs Artificial Intelligence

We live in the age of information that is quickly transitioning into the Age of Choices.
Please read more in my old article from 2018: Are you a rebel writer?

How easy is it to find information?
How do you find accurate information?
For, let’s say, two decades, I have been using Google and accurate keywords to find information. The best example for me was finding a certain song that I loved from the soundtrack of a movie, and I used to paste in keywords on YouTube.

Lately, I have been experimenting with the AI, and I attended a conference at Esxence, Milan about the AI and the art of perfumery.
Please read my report on Fragrantica.com: ESXENCE 2024: Artificial Intelligence Perfume Day

During my exploits I was wondering if we were dealing with a revolution from the point of view of search engines and the AI, as many people also report that they employ the AI solutions to find pertinent information.

In my opinion, and as I mentioned in my report for Fragrantica, I ALWAYS check my findings unearthed by the AI.

If we look at data, according to Similar Web, OpenAI had more visitors than Google in January 2024.

Conclusions
From the point of view of search engine optimization, the game is changing, yet again, with AI the major game-changer. Never a dull day for us, SEO scholars.
Where does this lead ?
What is the AI’s indexing strategy for your website?

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Looking to level up your English-speaking game? Whether it’s nailing those corporate presentations, acing employment interviews, or slaying any public speaking situation, I’m here to help you shine! Let’s unlock your full potential together!
Also, I am a human-centered copywriter and author who writes about feelings, fragrances, and entrepreneurial freedom.

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Students’ Stories

My students are stories on two legs, armies of kind feelings, fleets of questions, and wonderful partners in crime, doing their best to master the English language, making use of all kinds of actions, such as growth hacking.

A growth hacker is “a person whose true north is growth”. – Sean Ellis

Some students have retold their difficulties in collaborating with other speakers overseas.  

Some of my air traffic controller students have reported a few details about classified incidents involving airplanes and alien sightings.

A solicitor stated that one of her clients unknowingly signed a contract and subsequently demanded that she sever the ties, realizing that performance was rendered impossible by the newly added provisions that were not mutually agreed upon.

Other students reported about starting four businesses, failing all of them, then being successful in the fifth. 

Some engineers told me that some tunnels in the metro network in Bucharest are rumored to be haunted. They received first-hand information from their colleagues who were in charge of the maintenance of the underground tunnels. That’s a scary story.

I have another amusing anecdote to share from my students who attended an English course held at the motion picture studio where Cold Mountain was shot. They realized they needed some help with their English when one of their colleagues asked Anthony Minghella on the set, “What did you say?”

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Looking to level up your English-speaking game? Whether it’s nailing those corporate presentations, acing employment interviews, or slaying any public speaking situation, I’m here to help you shine! Let’s unlock your full potential together!
Also, I am a human-centered copywriter and author who writes about feelings, fragrances, and entrepreneurial freedom.

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