College Admissions Essay: How The Internet Changed My Life

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If there is one thing that is true about the Internet, it is that it is forever changing. Sometimes those changes are good. For example, the first time I ever got on the Internet back in the 80s, I was a young high school student. Back then, the Internet was very basic. Mainly organizations and educational institutions were putting out information. You had to know some basic computer coding to effectively use those first home computers, too. This was probably pretty good training for those of us who would go on to have careers as writers, editors, and web designers. It forced us to learn the basics and build from there.

The Rise of Content
AOL debuted while I was still in high school, too. Back then, it was the platform to be on. There were forums, message boards, news items. And, for the first time, the average person could easily connect with other people, meet one another online
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No matter what kind of business or website you run, it is simply good business sense to never put all of your eggs in one basket. I knew that. I grew up at my parents' knees learning business first hand. I've taken courses in business over the years. I've worked with some of the smartest businessmen in the world and they've mentored me. Yet, I'd fallen into the trap of my cushy little editing job for a single company.

It was easy because there was plenty of work, the pay was good, and I enjoyed the writers and fellow editors I worked with. The problem? It was my main source of income. When Google released their algorithm change, this site plummeted overnight. Within a few months, most of us had been laid off without prior notice to even look for other work. Was the content shallow on that site? Not always, but yes, sometimes. The keyword stuffing was a tactic that caused them to get gigged hard by Google and it resulted in some very unnatural sounding phrasing within the articles.

Is Content Going Shallow in
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