Category Archives: Interesting

Research: Facebook and Twitter fall behind Google in driving traffic to websites

According to the latest research, when it comes down to driving traffic to your website, social media giants like Facebook and Twitter suck at it. That’s what “OutBrain” company’s report says (originally posted on WebProNews).

The report is based on the fact that social media websites do not drive traffic to websites like search engines do. In fact, they’re not even close.

In other words, all these “likes” and “retweets” are good, but not as good as a user who googles something, stumbles upon your website and clicks on the link. “OutBrain” research also states that in case with social networks, users there, most of the time, just read the headlines, and don’t click on it (sometimes same applies to “liking” and “retweeting”).

So, with all that said, Google is a clear leader here. When people search, they usually click a result, which takes them to a webpage/site, in other words, traffic driving has occurred. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on August 14, 2011 in Day by day: Remarks, Interesting


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My interesting interview with Dan Pesina, someone you all know…

Even today, “Mortal Kombat” remains the most well-known computer fighting game. Children all over the world were (and still are!) playing it. Back in the 1990’s, Azerbaijan was no exception. I personally remember the so-called “computer halls” full of Sega Mega Drive’s, where kids would sit and play MK2 all day long (i was hooked on MK2 as well).

Now, time has come to meet one of those, who made this game what it is today. Someone, who’s face was familliar to millions of Azerbaijanis, and pretty much to everyone else who ever played Mortal Kombat. Daniel Pesina, who agreed to do this interview, portrayed Johnny Cage (along with Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Reptile and Smoke) in Mortal Kombat games.

Master Daniel Pesina has been studying the martial arts since 1972. He began his formal training with Master Guo Jianhua in 1989 studying both external and internal Wushu. Master Pesina has also studied under many other Chinese living treasures and instructors including Hu Jianqiang (former Chinese National Champion), Zhu Bao Jian Bagua Zhang Grand Master, and Lin Jianhua, to just to name a few. Pesina has competed both nationally and internationally. He has won numerous first places and awards in forms, weapons and fighting on the A.A.U., N.A.S.K.A., and U.S.A. KungFu/Wushu circuits.

His film and multimedia careers include starring roles in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies and Book of Swords, as well as co-creator credits for the “Mortal Kombat” game. His image has been featured on the cover many magazines including “Time Magazine”.  In the interview, Pesina talks about how the world’s most famous fighting game got created, how Mortal Kombat popular, recalls the problems that appeared after the game became super popular, and what is Mortal Kombat today.

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Posted by on May 1, 2011 in Cinemania, Interesting, Interviews


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New joint project – “Internet Streets”

A few days ago I posted some brief info about Weird Paper, that I’ve created. In this post, I would like to introduce another creation of mine – “Internet Streets” project. Well, in fact, the project is not mine completely.

I had this idea for a while, and one day I met a few interesting people on an internet marketing forum. So, I decided to pitch this idea to them, and see if they would agree to work with me. It worked. So, we put up the site, and now you can see it at:

I’ll give you a little introduction – “Internet Streets” is a website with a few categories, that are being run by several people (me, and those guys I work with). So basically, its an online website, where everyone has his “street”, and write on a specific subject.

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Posted by on April 23, 2011 in Interesting, Soulscream


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Indian mobile phones available in Baku? Yep, looks like it.

Not so long ago, I noticed that one of our female co-workers has a strange phone, of unique type I’ve never seen before. The phone name “Micromax” didn’t ring the bell, so I googled it, and found out that its an Indian phone. The company’s website looks quite nice, and there are lots of other models available as well.

Now, I’d like to point out that this is not a cheap one-post advertising for Micromax, so don’t even go there. Just a post on something I thought was interesting, since, according to this female co-worker of mine, there are no such mobile phones in Baku (probably in Azerbaijan as well). Elite phones here are BlackBerries and IPhones. I stick to old Nokias. Yay! And, while we’re here, check out the “Micromax” phone photos that I shot below. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on April 14, 2011 in Interesting


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INTERESTING – Skeleton of the first gay caveman found?

Five thousand years after he died, the first known gay caveman has emerged into the daylight. According to archaeologists, the way he was buried suggests that he was of a different sexual persuasion. The skeleton of the late Stone Age man, unearthed during excavations in the Czech Republic, is said to date back to between 2900 and 2500 BC. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on April 8, 2011 in Interesting


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Self-interview about AzerView

Time is money for sure. In my case, not so much money wise, but still not enough time. The reason why I wasnt updating my blog lately, is because me and a couple of my associates started working on a new project, photo-portal on Azerbaijan. To get you all a better view of what I am talking about, I’ve compiled a small “self-interview” about the project below (for those of your who dont understand what a “self-interview” is – it is me asking myself questions, and answering them). Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on January 21, 2011 in Interesting, Soulscream


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Azerbaijani mugham masters get standing ovation in California – PHOTOS

Concerts of Azerbaijani music presented by the Consulate General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles and the Azerbaijan International magazine received an overwhelmingly positive reception with full halls in both San Diego and Los Angeles on December 17th and 18th.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on December 20, 2010 in Azerbaijan-Photo, Interesting


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