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2009 Swine Flu Outbreak News Coverage Initiated on Ulitzer

Pandemic News Journal

Pandemic News Journal was launched today on Ulitzer.

Swine influenza virus (referred to as SIV) refers to influenza cases that are caused by Orthomyxoviruses that are endemic to pig populations. SIV strains isolated to date have been classified either as Influenzavirus C or one of the various subtypes of the genus Influenzavirus A. The 2009 swine flu outbreak is the spread of a new strain of H1N1 influenza virus that was first detected by public health agencies in March 2009. Local outbreaks of influenza-like illness were detected in three areas in Mexico, but the presence of this new strain was not discovered for a full month.

Ulitzer content is grouped in 25 distinct subjects from "Aerospace and Defense" to "Travel and Hospitality." Each subject group offers an unlimited number of topics, and each topic may contain thousands of peer-reviewed feature stories, bylined articles, blog posts, news, reviews, commentary, and unique editorial content authored by top experts in their fields.

Ulitzer is designed to replace Wikipedia with Its three-dimensional live content offerings and dynamic topic structure.

"Facebook established itself as the new and improved tool for Myspace users and Ulitzer will establish itself as the new, much improved, dynamic, and  three dimensional version of Wikipedia with live content," said Fuat Kircaali, founder of Ulitzer, Inc. "Ulitzer is an original and unique tool for readers who seek quality content on any subject, and written by the leading authorities in their fields. "

Ulitzer Will Change the Face of Online Media
"The power that new media has to transform society is unquestioned. Gutenburg gave us books, the Lumiere brothers gave us cinema, Gore gave us the Internet, and now SYS-CON brings us Ulitzer," said Kyle Gabhart, founder of Cloudonomics Journal (http://cloudonomics.ulitzer.com). "Ulitzer is simple, intuitive, and provides a powerful digital tool for creating, distributing, consuming, and aggregating content. Within minutes of registration, I had a personal author site connected to my external blog and I had launched a new e-zine (Cloudonomics Journal) with content contributed from twelve different authors. Combining simplicity with powerful functionality, Ulitzer will change the face of online media."

Ulitzer Made Us a Global Phenomenon!
"Since launching the Cloud Interoperability Magazine on Ulitzer.com, I have seen both our community as well our cloud interoperability movement blossom into a global phenomenon," said Reuven Cohen, Founder, Cloud Computing Interoperability Magazine (http://cloudinterop.ulitzer.com). "I can thank a large part of this to the increased exposure Ulitzer has given us. Ulitzer is one of the most powerful and the easiest online media interfaces I've had the privilege of working with."

About Ulitzer.com
Initiating content coverage on any topic or launching a magazine at Ulitzer.com  is designed to be as easy as boiling an egg and doesn't take much longer. To become a Ulitzer author, anyone can fill out a simple author profile and submit for editorial review and approval. Once you've been handed the keys, you will be able to associate your future Web presence to whichever topic or topics suit you best.

The full list of topics and magazines being brought on stream via Ulitzer, and a list of more than 6,000 Ulitzer published authors at beta launch can be viewed at www.ulitzer.com.

Within the next five years, TIME Magazine, Harvard Business Review, Scientific American, Condé Nast Traveler, and Wikipedia will be replaced by Ulitzer.

Ulitzer authors can add their Google AdSense account numbers to their profile pages to start earning 100% AdSense cash immediately. Topic editors should obtain a new AdSense account from Google to be used strictly on their Ulitzer story pages. Ulitzer will match their AdSense revenues 100% and payment will be made to their PayPal accounts.

What is Ulitzer?
Ulitzer is a brand new way of creating, delivering, and consuming content on the Web. Anyone can create topics, magazines, and subject-based portals on Ulitzer, pre-populate them with over one million articles available, and launch a new Ulitzer topic in minutes.

Can Anyone Apply To Become a Ulitzer Author?
Yes, it's for anyone who wants to have a personal presence on the Web, and who wishes to take advantage of Ulitzer's revolutionary content delivery functionality, coupled with unmatched syndication and exposure capabilities.

What Kind of Topics Can I Start?
You may start a new topic on any subject or write a story and post to any existing topic. Trademarked topic names can be launched by trademark owners or Ulitzer editors as sponsored sites only. If you would like to start a sponsored topic, the Ulitzer sales team will contact you with sponsorship opportunities.

Is It Free?
Yes. Bona fide individuals/professionals - subject to approval, confirmation of ID, etc. - pay nothing. Ulitzer also offers sponsored programs for corporate customers, through which they can create completely customizable company and product portals and enjoy the entire rich Ulitzer feature set at highly competitive rates.

Do I Get Paid As a Ulitzer Author, Topic Editor, and Founder?
Yes. You earn 100% of the Google AdSense revenue as a Ulitzer author and blogger on all Google ads placed on your article and blog pages and syndicated through Ulitzer.

Ulitzer authors can add their Google AdSense account numbers to their profile pages to start earning 100% AdSense cash immediately. Topic editors should obtain a new AdSense account from Google to be used strictly on their Ulitzer story pages. Ulitzer will match their AdSense revenues 100% and payment will be made to their PayPal accounts.

Can I Earn 100% Revenue with Ulitzer If I Blog Elsewhere?
Yes. If you maintain a blog elsewhere, you simply create your Ulitzer author profile page, link it to your existing blog with a simple RSS or Atom feed link and you are good to go. Ulitzer will act as your syndication and distribution agent and you will get paid 100% of the Google AdSense revenue on all your stories.

What Steps Do I Need to Take to Get Started?

1) Create your author profile page by filling out all fields and submit it for approval.

2) Once you receive your author approval notification, create a number of topics you are interested in writing on and submit them for approval.

3) Submit the stories to be published on each of your topics and other relevant Ulitzer topics.

The Key to Ulitzer: Your Author Site
The first step is to create your author site. Once you have an author site, you will be able to create and manage topic sites, write articles, and manage your author site. Your author site must have your name, professional bio, 100x100 headshot, and a slogan otherwise it will not be approved. Do not use your company as the name of the site or the domain name. You can insert your company name in the company field on your site as well as your company URL. Once you have created your author site and it has been approved, you can then create topic sites that pertain to your company.

I'm a PR Agent, How Shall I Use Ulitzer?
After the three steps above, select the "Author = News Desk" option; this will post your story at the relevant topic news desk without your byline.Who Are the Ulitzer Authors at Beta Launch?

At the time of this beta release, Ulitzer authors include recently approved authors (spread over to all 25 subject groups) as well as SYS-CON published authors (computers and software subject group).

I'm Listed As a Ulitzer Author and I Want to Update my Profile
If you are listed on the Ulitzer author pages as a SYS-CON published author, you can now update your bio, photo and other profile information yourself. You can also continue publishing new articles and blogs by posting them directly through your author page or by linking your external blog feed into your Ulitzer author profile. This feature allows you to keep your favorite blog engine and Ulitzer content syndication at the same time.

To update your existing SYS-CON author profile, simpy log in and request your temporary password to be emailed to you. If you have any difficulty in obtaining your temporary password, please contact editorial (at) sys-con.com for assistance.

I'm Listed on Ulitzer As SYS-CON Author and I Wish to Turn Off My Author Page
Simply email editorial (at) sys-con.com; your Ulitzer author page will be turned off within 48 hours.

How Do I Publish My Article To a Specific Ulitzer Magazine or Topic Site?
Every Ulitzer author has a Ulitzer Dashboard, which appears when you sign in. To give yourself the ability to assign articles to appear at Ulitzer.com at other places than just your own Author page, you need to go to Author Site on your dashboard and use the Topics tab. Here, as you will see, you can assign up to six Topics within Ulitzer to which you wish to be able to assign your articles, news items, book reviews, interviews, press releases, blog posts, etc.

Once assigned, these Topics will always be available to you. Every time you complete a new item, just return to the Topics tab and click on which of the six Topic sites (including all of them) you want the items to appear on. Requests are subject to approval but you do not usually have to wait more than a couple of hours, tops.

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