New World Order, Old World News

One of the earliest conspiracy theories and perhaps the granddaddy of them all is the New World Order also known as the One World Government. Its proponents claim that groups like the Freemansons and the Builderbergs use influential and powerful people to change the world. They create entities like the Trilateral Commission and a virtual alphabet soup of acronyms. The UN, the EU, the IMF, the WTO and a half dozen other organizations are supposed pawns in the scheme to subjugate the world through war, intimidation, jingoism and trampling on human rights for the benefit of a select few at the top of the secret hierarchy of world rulers.

This is very contradictory to how many of us are conditioned to think about the new world order. Utopian science fiction stories present the New World Order as a good thing. After enough conflict and chaos, write many sci-fi authors, humans realize that they will accomplish far more together than apart and the entire species binds together to work as a finely tuned machine. War ends. Poverty is stamped out. Hundreds of diseases that thrive in slums and poor rural areas go extinct. Crime rates plunge. R&D and manufacturing surge as humanity builds its new cities and a fleet of spacecraft designed to travel in deep space, answering our most existential questions. The One World Government of sci-fi literature is a powerful tool for good and the next stage of our social evolution. It’s a mechanism that emerges when we overcome tribalism and nationalism to start thinking of ourselves as humans first and foremost. So why is the New World Order of conspiracy theories so downright evil?

Believe it or not, it has to do with its origins in Biblical literature and the infamous Leo Taxil Hoax. To properly tell the story, we need to start with a French tabloid journalist Marie Joseph Gabriel Antoine Jogand-Pages. Unwilling to write all that, he adopted the pen name Leo Taxil and used his writings to lash out at the Catholic Church for which he had little love. In late 19th century Europe, the Freemasons were treated with a great deal of animosity because the countries’ elites pinned the responsibility for the American Revolutionary War and the French Revolution on the elite gentlemen’s club that evolved from a stone masons union which often worked on churches financed by the Knights Templar. Some popes said that the Masons were Satanic because they didn’t care for the authority of the Vatican and leaned towards Deism.

Taxil decided to play a trick on the Catholic animosity towards the Freemasons and concocted the character of a woman named Diana Vaughan in a book about Satanism. Vaughan was supposedly involved with the Masons to such an extent that she knew many of their innermost secrets. She met incarnate demons summoned by Masons during their black masses. She saw a secret factory in the arctic where anti-Church and pro-Satan propaganda was being printed for all the world to see. The lodge masters talked to her about their plan to unite the world under a “pure Luciferian doctrine.” As bizarre and outlandish as those claims were, the Pope Leo XIII gave them credence and promoted them as warnings about Satanists in the midst of good, God-fearing people.

Before writing the book, Taxil underwent a public conversion to Catholicism and swore to repair the damage to the faith he did with the tabloids about popes and their indulgences he had written prior. His books were seen as a genuine investigative work. With the existing disdain for everything Masonic, people wanted to believe. Knowingly or not, Taxil’s Devil in the Nineteenth Century played on two lines of Revelations 13 from which the concept of the anti-Christ arose.

13:7 – And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
13:8 – And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

Finally, Taxil assembled an audience of thousands including high church officials to introduce Diana Vaughan to the world. Instead he alone came up to the stage and announced that he’s taken all who were gathered for a ride, sharing his amazement that so many people could fall for claims this wild and thanking the church for giving him so much promotion and credibility. With that, he bowed and left the stunned audience.

But his hoax didn’t die. In fundamentalist religious circles, it still remains seen as proof that there are nefarious groups who want to unite the world and summon Satan to rule over all of humanity. As new clubs and societies were created for wealthy and influential people to meet, talk in private and share ideas, they were lumped with the Freemasons and their agenda was immediately assumed to be sinister. This is a part of why many archconservatives fear a New World Order. Conspiracy theorists of recent times have taken this fear and spun it to include governments they didn’t trust, corporations they didn’t like and alien rumors by which they were fascinated.

All the ingredients for the theory were there since about 120 AD when a Christian exile who went by the name of John wrote Revelations to channel his hatred for the Romans and his dreams of how they would be defeated by the forces of God. Many writers since the 1500s tried their hand at spreading rumors about a possible New World Order conspiracy and there was much literature floating around in people’s subconscious minds. The timing of major world events, the presence of a prominent private club which counted the wealthy and powerful among its members was an explosive combination waiting for a spark to reach its flashpoint. Taxil’s book was just that spark and the great conspiracy theory grew from there.

Different Types Of Mobile Apps For Everyday Use

It is easy to get excited about the idea of making money by creating your own mobile app. However, the reality is that you do need a good idea or at least an idea that other people will find useful or entertaining. So take a look at the types of apps people are currently using. If there is some part of your daily life that you could improve with an app then other people will most likely benefit as well. Also, what kind of things seem to be entertaining people these days. The truth is that app all tend to fall into a few categories. Once you figure out what category you want to work with it is a little easier to get started.

App Builder Software for Games and Time Wasting Apps

With today’s technology you don’t need to have a game system any longer to waste time playing games. Our mobile devices have become a new alternative to playing game and just having fun. So not surprisingly there are a lot of apps that help us pass time by just entertaining us. These apps usually have fun and colorful graphics and some sort of “storyline” to help move the action along. They also take advantage of current technology to make the game fun to play.

App Builder Software for Productivity Apps

Productivity apps tend to fall into two general categories:Everyday and Professional. Everyday productivity apps help you with things like grocery lists, chores and to do lists. Professional apps help you with specific work related task. It may be organizing sales calls or files. More than likely the professional productivity app will be specific to the profession. So for example it could be an app that helps a dentist office keep track of office appointments and the purpose of each visit. The specific details in the app would only apply to a dentist office.

App Builder Software for Weather, News and Travel Apps

Some apps aggregate convenient information like news weather and travel. You can take advantage of GPS features to know exactly where someone is and feed them the local weather, travel and news. These location based apps can be very useful.

App Builder Software for Notifications

One of the most convenient apps you can build are notification apps. These can be useful in so many situations. Pizza stores can tell you that your pizza is ready. Dentists can remind you of your next appointment time. Just about any thing that involves a schedule or something that needs to be done at a certain time can benefit from a notification app.

App Builder Software for Social Networking

Ask any teenager and they will tell you that the number one way to stay in touch with their friends is through social networking. However, even teenagers admit that there are an increasing number of social networks they have to stay on top of. All of this makes social networking increasingly difficult. But a well developed app that combines several of your favorite social channels into one communications app can make your life much easier. As a result you will see and increasing number of social apps designed to pull together things like Twitter and Pinterest into one app interface.

Information Velocity: Traveling at the Speed of Digital

Web Hosting, Online News, and Information

In case you haven’t noticed, your morning newspaper is shrinking. The publishing and information dissemination techniques employed for the last 300 years are giving way to new technology – digital technology or the world wide web.

Go ahead, check this morning’s newspaper. Not one piece of information is “today.” It’s yesterday’s news. Sure, for local stories, newspapers still provide broader, more detailed coverage. And you get the sports news, comics, a crossword puzzle and a bunch of coupons that more than pay for the cost of the newspaper subscription.

But it’s still yesterday’s news.

Today, you can flip on the 24-hour news channel of choice and watch a car chase in California (why is it always California?) as it’s happening. Information is delivered immediately – at the speed of digital.

Or, there are numerous blogs and web sites that post news events as they happen, again beating traditional media in many cases. Today, people expect information that’s up to the minute. And they want it NOW!

What’s New?

Now, not all web sites require hourly news updates. Maggiesknittingsupplies.com probably doesn’t need up to the minute reportage from the world of knitting. I mean, how much changes from one day to the next?

But that doesn’t mean that Maggie should hire a copy writer for her site text, set her sales pitch and hope for the best. If she’s a savvy business women (let’s assume she is) providing articles on types of yarn, on-line lessons for beginners, information on other handiwork, visitors will continue to visit Maggiesknittingsupplies.com for the information and, at some point, make a purchase.

Let’s call this slow speed news.

  • It changes.
  • It encourages repeat visitors and builds a site community
  • It creates good will among members who actually bookmark the site as members of the “family.”
  • It establishes the authority of the site owner. You’re the teacher, guru or mentor.
  • It delivers a useful service to the visitor by educating her.
  • It pre-qualifies visitors be delivering a better-educated prospect ready to convert from browser to buyer.
  • It makes search engines happy.

Search engine bots visit your site regularly. In fact, you can tell search engines how often to crawl your site. Google’s default is once every 30 days but that’s an outside number. Most sites are crawled within seven days.

When the site is crawled, a snapshot is taken. This is the cached view that appears on search engine results pages. The cached view is what the search engine saw the last time the site was crawled, which could be two or three weeks ago.

And for many web site owners, changing text isn’t a critical factor to site success. You can program your site code to tell bots that text will never change. This way, you don’t get penalized for the lack of fresh content.

You see, when a search engine bot happens by and crawls your site, it compares the latest information on site to the cached view – the snapshot that was taken the last time the site was crawled. If the text is identical and you haven’t told the search engine that your site text won’t change (part of the HTML or XML coding used to actually create the presentation layer that people actually see), the site will lose rank in SERPs for out-dated content.

The reason? Search engines are in the business of delivering the most relevant links to the most relevant web sites based on the keywords entered by search engine users. Well, if nothing has changed on your “up to the minute stock market analysis” in two weeks, search engine algorithms file that in the negative ranking category and your SERPs link remains on page 154.

When was the last time YOU drilled down to page 154 of search engine results pages? Like never. Search engine users rarely go beyond the second or third page during a web search. If they don’t find the information or product they’re looking for on one of the top ranked web sites they often initiate another search using different keywords – which may place you on page 876 of Google’s SERPs since the prospect didn’t enter a keyword for which your site is optimized.

Who Needs to Be Current?

Well, any site can increase the velocity of information if the site owner is cleaver. Want some examples?

Okay, a blog can be created with a few clicks and you have an immediate outlet to deliver current news, occasional news, enable site visitors to reply to blog posts and build a community of loyal followers and customers.

A local restaurant, optimized for local search can post, not only the full menu, but that day’s specials. News every day, and the kind of news site visitors will use over and over before deciding on where to go for eats that night.

A certified financial planner can run real time stock prices to keep visitors on line all day. Or, these CFPs can post market gainers and losers, sales volume of movers and shakers and other financial news of interest to the CFA’s local client base.

An oil and gas junior can post real-time video of activity in the field. It’s like watching a realty show and it builds trust and confidence in the fledgling company.

5 Ways To Increase Information Velocity On Your Web Site

Add an RSS feed.

RSS stands for remote site syndication and it simply delivers news on a specific topic at the speed of digital. Maggie (of Maggiesknittingsupplies.com) could add an RSS feed because she enters the keywords for the information she wants delivered to her site visitors. Maggie enters “knitting” and she gets the latest in knitting news (I can only assume there must be some news in the fast-paced world of handcrafts).

You’ll need a feed aggregator that collects RSS feeds from different sources like Google, Yahoo news or the New York Stock Exchange. Expect to pay for some feeds, but there are plenty of freebies and even the paid RSS feeds are dirt cheap.

Add a Blog.

Blogs are great because they’re simple, enabling the site owner to update site content without calling the programmer.

Blog posts can be as current as right now. Hear something or read something and you can write up a 400 word post and tell your site visitors the latest.

Add live video feeds.

Live video feeds of the space walk, the chess tourney, the sports news – whatever topics that draw visitors to your site. Search for “live video feeds” using a search engine and simply link up to the feed. Takes a couple of clicks and your site is current.

Do note that bots are unable to spider video or graphics content. However, add an HTML tag explaining to the bot what’s in the video feed and you’ll get a little extra credit.

Add real time updates within the topicality of your site.

One smart site owner at confidenttrader.com sells a microcap stock picking service. He keeps a portfolio of stocks that any visitor can see. No “opt-in” required.

Each day, the stock prices in the portfolio are updated, providing the site owner’s subscribers and prospects immediate updates to their own portfolio of stocks that parallel the owner of confidenttrader.com.

This keeps site visitors coming back every day to check their own portfolios because all of the relevant information as been aggregated into a single page of a web site – a real time saver.

Now, this kind of information isn’t free to the micro-cap stock site owner. He pays for the service but he also delivers a valuable service to his subscribers and the cost of the latest information is built into the subscription price.

This daily update draws repeat visitors, provides complete transparency (a trust builder), creates good will and entices subscribers to sign up for the Confident Trader’s picks. Win-win.

Add new site text.

Add informational articles to your web site and create a site archive section. When a bot stops by and compares your current site information with the cached view and sees all that new, fresh, juicy, “green” content, you move up in rank because the search engine determines that you’re providing good information regularly.

If you can’t write, hire a copy writer to populate your web site and blog with new content a few times a week. You’ll quickly discover the cost versus benefits equation tips in your favor.

Or write a few lines on what’s going on in your industry – an upcoming seminar, symposium or trade show. In other words, keep your site visitors up to date with the latest news.

This establishes your credibility and the fact that you’re plugged in to the latest news. And guess what…

…thanks to you, so are your readers.