Pop starlet Taylor Swift dropped her new single, “Look What You Made Me Do,” this week, proudly declaring in her new single that the old T. Swift was dead. Unfortunately, at the time, we didn’t know that she might take ticket sales as we know it down with her. While much of the mainstream culture has been fired up over her new song, its subsequent music video, and all the drama that came along with it, Taylor Swift’s announcement of her new ticketing system dubbed “Taylor Swift Tix powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan” flew more or less under the radar. However, regardless of your thoughts on Swift, this new system could create a reverberating effect across the music industry and affect pretty much all lovers of live music.While Swift and Ticketmaster claim that the system is designed to stop scalping and ensure bots don’t get their hands on tickets to her highly in-demand show, whether this plays out, in reality, is still up for debate. Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program was launched earlier in the year to more-or-less positive reviews—the Verified Fans program uses an algorithm to differentiate humans from bots, while also giving fans the ability to register before hand, become verified, and unlock a code that allows them to purchase tickets. However, Swift’s take on the Ticketmaster Verified Fan program with “Taylor Swift Tix” eschews this original model, instead asking fans to partake in “boosts,” such as buying merch or engaging with the singer on social media, to ensure their place in the virtual ticket line for a show and to increase their chances of getting tickets during a competitive on-sale.As the ticketing site notes, “Watch the latest music video, purchase the album (for the greatest boost), post photos and engage on social media. Check the Taylor Swift Tix portal for the newest boosts and activities you can do everyday.” Each action identified as a boost holds different weight. If you pre-order her CD for the largest boost, Consequence Of Sound points out that you must buy the CD from a big-box nationwide chain like Target or Wal-Mart instead of a local record store, and if you do pre-order, it comes to a grand total of $63.03 if you’d like to receive the album with “timely shipping” on the day it comes out. If you happen to not be willing to drop that absurd amount of money on a CD, generously, Taylor Swift offers her fans the opportunity to pull themselves up by the bootstraps and engage in lower-level boosts, such as watching her new music video or tagging the singer in social media posts (we are unsure at this time if the algorithm for Taylor Swift Tix will check to make sure the posts are positive, but, if not, I’m sure they’re working on that next).While this program notes that fans don’t *have* to buy anything or flood Taylor Swift’s Twitter with adoring 140-character love notes, they are open about the fact that engaging in those actions increasing fans’ chances of getting tickets. While this new system is supposed to prevent scalping, the reason fans hate scalping is because fans get boxed out of shows and the remaining tickets get sold at such a mark-up. While we’re clearly all about getting merch from the artists you love and supporting them as artists, suggesting that fans buy merch—with absurd shipping costs—as a means to increase the odds of getting tickets clearly stacks the system toward richer fans with immediate expendable income and defeats the purpose of trying to get tickets immediately into fans hands for face value. Hopefully, bands in our scene that sell out shows quickly, don’t pick up on this new system. To close this out, we’ll leave you with the first two lines of Taylor Swift’s new single: “I don’t like your little games / Don’t like your tilted stage.” Indeed, Taylor, indeed.
Junior forward Chimezie Metu throws down a dunk in a game against Cal State Fullerton at the Galen Center. Photo by Will Alpert | Daily TrojanEarly on, it’s been a tale of two narratives for the No. 10 men’s basketball team.In USC’s season-opener against Cal State Fullerton (0-2), the Trojans looked like a top-10 team nationally, as they routed and doubled up the Titans in dominant fashion, 84-42.But in USC’s most recent showing, they appeared to struggle to surmount a scrappy, and possibly overlooked, North Dakota State (0-2) team. Ultimately, USC mounted a 24-9 run to finish regulation before coming away with the 75-65 victory over the Bison this past Monday. Unlike the win over Fullerton, the performance against North Dakota State did not feel like that of a top-10 team.“It was good to see our team be able to pull out a late rally and come away with a win like that (against North Dakota State),” said senior guard Jordan McLaughlin, who scored 12 points against the Bison. “But it’s still a lesson to us. You can’t come out and give anyone a chance to beat you. You’ve got to come out playing hot.”USC will continue its non-conference schedule as it takes on Vanderbilt this Sunday in what will be the team’s first road trip of the season.The Commodores have split their first two games of the regular season, and are coming off a 69-60 loss to Belmont on Monday. Vanderbilt will host UNC Asheville on Friday before taking on the Trojans at home on Sunday.USC’s first Power-5 opponent of the regular season will be Vanderbilt this Sunday. Vanderbilt, which has qualified for the NCAA Tournament the past two seasons, returns three of its four top scorers from last season. Sunday’s matchup between the Trojans and Commodores will be the first time the two programs play one another since the 1975 season.“We’re looking forward to the first road trip,” junior forward Chimezie Metu said. “[Vanderbilt] is a good team who plays in a strong conference. It’s a good early test for us that will help us be ready for the later games this season.”In USC’s win over North Dakota State this past Monday, junior forward Bennie Boatwright recorded a career-high 28 points. Boatwright is the team’s leading scorer through two games this season (20.5 points per game).“[Boatwright’s] improved in the offseason,” head coach Andy Enfield said. “He’s more explosive, he’s quicker and he’s a year older.”USC’s season-opening victory over Fullerton saw Metu record his first double-double of the season. Metu totaled a game-high 18 points (7-of-14), and a game-high 10 rebounds.Last season saw Metu lead the team in rebounds, averaging 7.8 rebounds per game. The trend has continued, as Metu leads USC in rebounds through two games this season (8.5 rebounds per game).In the paint, Metu will have to deal with Vanderbilt senior forward Jeff Roberson this Sunday. Roberson, who is averaging a double-double through two games this season (13 points, 11 rebounds), is the Commodores’ primary weapon in the paint.Sophomore guard De’Anthony Melton, who has not played in any of the Trojans’ games thus far due to what the team has called an eligibility issue, will reportedly be held out again against Vanderbilt. “We’re very hopeful that he will be back out there as soon as possible,” Enfield said when asked about a possible return date for Melton.Melton, who started last season for USC, is being held out in the wake of the team’s involvement in an FBI investigation on associate head coach Tony Bland, in which Bland allegedly facilitated payments to two USC players or recruits.The Trojans look to get off to a strong start on the road this weekend against Vanderbilt. Last season’s USC team went 6-5 on the road.“Vanderbilt was an NCAA Tournament team, and it’s always a tough place to play at,” Enfield said. “We’re excited to see if we can go and get a quality win on the road.”
Introducing football’s freestyle Father Christmas!It’s master trickster Daniel Cutting in full festive gear showing off his cool skills to celebrate the season.Check out youtube.com/DanielCutting for more football tricks and videos.
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now the Internet, there are many only included the home website, to find reasons not included, solve the problems included, we must first understand the process of search engine website. Collection can be divided into creeping, crawling, indexing, release of the four processes, any one of the following steps that are likely to cause the page is not included.
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search engines "is found on the web crawl, want to let search engines, it is necessary to ensure the target web site to find it in other pages, so the spider can follow the web crawl to your web site. Compared to the Google spider, the spider crawling depth love Shanghai has not been very good, especially for some low weight website, so if you want to grab a spider page, then do not support publishing home page links, more care about the inside pages. In addition, pay more attention to the internal links to their own web site, clear spider trap.
index can be said to be a part of the core technology of search engine, the index can be simply understood as the calculation way of classification, the search engine on the web content value judgment, website content quality is judged on this link. The quality of the spider, although caught, but after a period of time will still remove it from the database. The more obvious is that in some weight high website posting, but the day included second days can not find, this is the case. So this website content value >
website, maybe a lot of Shanghai dragon is not very concerned about, because most people run small sites, and many others are optimized, just focus on several key words home page ranking. But for some of the more content for the website, your website is part of the Shanghai based Phoenix, because the home page can participate in the ranking is limited to a certain degree, the flow will be difficult to improve, must let the page rank in order to attract more traffic from search engines. It follows that the website included problems.
is a spider crawling step, a link to download the web page information. Consideration is the page size, speed, quality, factors such as the spider trap server need this link. The residence time of each spider in a web site within a certain period of time is basically fixed, if the page is too big or too slow download speed will affect the spider crawling efficiency, and the amount of information carried by a search engine spider is a size limit, the web page is too large, the download time too long is likely to cause problems not included. Interested friends can pay attention to the general web, HTML code itself is not big, really big file is the image on the page and the JS code, we can make the website image optimization and code optimization according to the specific circumstances of JS.