The School of Internet Marketing Instructor Gives Wrap-up of 2013 News

Jonathan Goodman discussed some of the top news stories from his podcasts in 2013 with updates.

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The things I try to talk about on this show aren't necessarily talked about on the mainstream media. ~ Jonathan Goodman

Jersey City, New Jersey (PRWEB) January 20, 2014

Jonathan Goodman, The School of Internet Marketing Instructor and president of Halyard Consulting, gave a wrap-up of news stories he covered in 2013 for his latest podcast. The top three stories that he discussed and provided updates on were Amazon's Prime Air announcement, the NSA, and Dread Pirate Roberts - The Silk Road Story.*

Goodman began by discussing the press release sent from Amazon the day before Cyber Monday. He called it a brilliant move on the part of Amazon to draw attention to the company before the biggest online shopping day of the year. He also acknowledged that the company is adept at gaining attention.

The next topic covered was the NSA and how an article from Propublica.org told that the government also spied on gamers and created online identities for World of Warcraft and Second Life.* The purpose for the online identities was to communicate with people who were labelled as suspicious. It has also been revealed according to an article from The Washington Post* that the government uses cookies to monitor people the same way advertisers do.

"The things I try to talk about on this show aren't necessarily talked about on the mainstream media." – Jonathan Goodman

The third news topic was on Silk Road and the Dread Pirate Roberts case where a new Dread Pirate Roberts was trained by the first one and has re-opened the site with improved security.*

Citations:
*http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25180906 (12/02/2013)
*http://www.propublica.org/article/world-of-spycraft-intelligence-agencies-spied-in-online-games (12/09/2013)
*http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/12/10/nsa-uses-google-cookies-to-pinpoint-targets-for-hacking/ (12/10/2013)
*http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2013/12/06/new-silk-road-drug-market-backed-up-to-500-locations-in-17-countries-to-resist-another-takedown/ (12/06/2013)

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About Jonathan Goodman

Jonathan Goodman is a professor at The School of Internet Marketing and the President of Halyard Consulting. He started his career over 20 years ago at the dawn of the Internet age producing websites for Fortune 500 companies. He holds an MBA, an MS, and a BFA. Halyard Consulting is an Internet marketing firm, exclusively focused on WordPress development and search optimization. Jonathan is also the author of the well-received book The World of Internet Marketing and has a weekly podcast by the same name.

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