The Herd

The official blog of Four Ewes Design

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We love sharing ideas, and finding new ways to help our clients. Here you'll find info about marketing, e-commerce, design, and other things we think are cool.

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We all have to start somewhere

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the official blog of Four Ewes Design. Here we will post informative and interesting articles about the web industry, marketing, e-commerce, and just stuff we think you will enjoy. If you ever have a topic that you wish us to cover, or if you come across something you'd like us to share, please let us know!

During the next few weeks, we're going to answer some of the most common questions we get from people. Although the internet has become ubiquitous with everyday life, most of us don't know how it works. We just know how to use it (or at least in part). Social media and its influence on established systems are not yet completely understood. It is just so new! Twitter, for example, was founded in February 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass. It was only a mere prototype in March of that year, and in July TechCrunch covered it for the first time.

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Ugh. I feel like I'm looking at Twitter's awkward grade school photo.

Anyway, it is absolutely incredible that this humble little webpage made such a splash on a global scale. Economics, politics, mass media, and communication will never be the same. Thanks to net neutrality, the internet is still a unique level playing field where all data and voices are given equal weight. This has its drawbacks, of course, but the general public now have the ability to make real change, just by typing 140 characters. Didn't like that new Batman movie? Tweet it! Not happy with your boss? Tweeted! Just ate the best turkey club EVER? Tweet, tweet!

Twitter is just one example of how social media has changed communication, and we as small business owners and entrepreneurs will only be successful if we know how to navigate this brave new world of technology. Things are about to get interesting...

Further reading:

Business Insider: "The Real History of Twitter"

140 Characters: "How Twitter Was Born"

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