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Proposed Technology Category: Tell Us What You Think

  1. larryfreeman profile image87
    larryfreemanposted 8 years ago

    As I mentioned in a previous announcement, categories are coming to HubPages.

    Here is the planned breakdown of the Technology Category:

    Technology (Top Level)

    * Audio & Video
    * Communications
    * Computers & Software
    * Gadgets & Personal Electronics
    * Green & Alternative Energy
    * Internet

    Here is the proposed breakdown for each of the above Technology subcategories:

    (1)  Audio & Video (2nd Level Category)

    * Cable
    * CD Players & Recorders
    * Cell Phones
    * Compact Stereos
    * DJ Equipment
    * DVD Players & Recorders
    * High Definition Television
    * MP3 Players
    * Multiroom Digital Musical Systems
    * Network-Ready Home Entertainment
    * Plasma TV
    * Portable Audio & Video
    * Radio Scanners
    * Receivers & Amplifiers
    * Satellite Radio
    * Satellite Television
    * Shortwave & All-Hazard Radios
    * Speakers
    * Tape Decks
    * Televisions
    * Tuners
    * Turntables & Accessories
    * Two-Way Radio & Accessories
    * VCR's

    (2)  Communications (2nd Level Category)

    * Accessories
    * Bluetooth
    * Broadband
    * Cell Phone Technology
    * Communication Protocols
    * Cordless Telephones
    * Data Communications
    * FAX Technology
    * Fiber & Optic Cables
    * Headsets
    * History of Communications
    * Information Theory
    * International
    * iPhone
    * Latest Technology
    * Networking Technologies
    * Palm
    * Service Plans
    * Smart Phones
    * Speaker Phones
    * Teleconferencing & Videoconferencing
    * Two-way Radio
    * Voice over IP
    * Wi-Fi

    (3) Computers & Software  (2nd Level Category)

    * Apple
    * Buyer's Guides
    * Computer Science
    * CRM
    * Databases
    * Desktops
    * Digital Music
    * Digital Photography & Video
    * Disk Drives & Storage Devices
    * Education & Reference Software
    * Expert Help
    * Free Software
    * Home Computing
    * How-Tos
    * Linux
    * Macintosh OS X
    * Mainframes & Minicomputers
    * Maintenance, Repair & Upgrading
    * Memory
    * Monitors
    * Networking & Communication (See Communications Subcategory)
    * Notebooks & Tablets
    * OCR & Scanners
    * Office Suites
    * Optical Drives
    * Parallel Processing
    * Peripherals
    * Photo Software
    * Pricing & Deals
    * Printers
    * Productivity Software
    * Programming Languages
    * Product Reviews
    * Scanners
    * Speakers & Sound Cards
    * Speech Recognition
    * Supercomputeres
    * USB
    * Utiltiies
    * Video Cards
    * Windows

    (4) Gadgets & Personal Electronics (2nd Level Category)

    * Automotive Electronics
    * Cameras & Camcorders
    * Cool Gadgets
    * Digital Cameras
    * Digital Picture Frames
    * GPS
    * Musical Instruments & Karaoke
    * PDAs & Handhelds
    * Photo Printers & Scanners
    * Portable Electronics
    * Projectors & Screens
    * Security & Monitorting
    * Watches & Timepieces

    (5) Green & Alternative Energy (2nd Level Categories)

    * Evaluations & Recommendations
    * Green Automotive
    * Green Baby Products
    * Green Beauty Brands
    * Green Electronics
    * Green Grocery
    * Green Health & Personal Care
    * Green Home & Garden
    * Green Home Improvement
    * Green Household
    * Green Media
    * Green Product Reviews
    * Green Shows & Accessories
    * Green Sporting Goods
    * Green Toys
    * Recycling & Repurposing
    * Solar, Wind & Hydo

    (6) Internet (2nd Level Category)

    * Browsers
    * Designing Web Pages
    * E-Commerce
    * E-mail
    * Encryption
    * Firewalls
    * Home Networking
    * How It Works
    * HTML & CSS
    * Network Administration
    * RSS
    * Search Engines & Search Optimization
    * Social Networking
    * TCP/IP & Other Protocols
    * Viral Marketing
    * Viruses, Spyware & Security
    * Web 2.0 & Latest Web Technologies
    * Wireless Networks
    * XML & Web Services

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think it would also be nice to have the option of adding a "donation" tab to each hub. I would gladly donate a $1 or something to good hubs when I know the writer could get paid little to nothing through adsense. I think it would also keep more writers spirits up to keep producing hubs.

      1. kirstenblog profile image78
        kirstenblogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thats a good idea IMO. It could also be something that organic traffic would use if an info hub really helped them. It might not be used much but to have it there would be nice.

      2. larryfreeman profile image87
        larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hi MarineAlways24,

        Thanks for the suggestion.  I'll add it to our list of features to consider.

        -Larry

        1. marinealways24 profile image60
          marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Hello, Thank You.

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      wow, very comprehensive! just wondering if you might want to add "media players" (plays MP3 and other music, videos, podcasts, etc.). if not, that's cool. thanks!

      1. larryfreeman profile image87
        larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Cosette,

        There is an MP3 Players category in Technology/Audio & Video

        -Larry

    3. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Larry. big_smile

    4. hublim profile image78
      hublimposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I like the section on Green Products. This is a very important area for the future.

    5. sarovai profile image76
      sarovaiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome for the new approach.

  2. Prince Maak profile image70
    Prince Maakposted 8 years ago

    Good idea.

  3. Patty Inglish, MS profile image95
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 8 years ago

    ZOWEE!

    You certainly have packed a lot of pertinent subcategories in that will be very useful. I look forward to this development.

    Thanks for progressing Hub Pages even further smile

  4. Whitney05 profile image83
    Whitney05posted 8 years ago

    How about a general 'Computer Accessories' category?

    1. larryfreeman profile image87
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Whitney05,

      Thanks for the suggestion.  I've added Computer Accessories at:

      Technology/Computers/Buyer's Guides/Computer Accessories

      -Larry

  5. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    What is Hydo? wink and the list looks great. Awesome job as always, Mr. Larry, smile

    1. larryfreeman profile image87
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Dame Scribe,

      Thanks for noticing.  smile

      It should be "Hydro".  I confirmed that the category is spelled correctly (even if my forum post was not).

      -Larry

  6. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    Hi Mr. Larry, smile your welcome and it's no biggie...was jus teaasing wink even I make typos tongue lol smile

  7. cashmere profile image82
    cashmereposted 8 years ago

    This is quite interesting. Are these categories live? i need to check.

  8. AEvans profile image80
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    I like and quite detailed to say the least. smile

  9. accofranco profile image83
    accofrancoposted 8 years ago

    Nice development. How about pc games like PES 2, PES 3, GameBoy, SEGA, etc? I think that would be nice too?

  10. geraldgarces profile image56
    geraldgarcesposted 8 years ago

    nice! im new here and I dont see category for cellphone maintenance and how to for cellphone technology

    1. larryfreeman profile image87
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi geraldgarces,

      The cellphone category is found in:

      Technology/Communications/Cell Phones

      -Larry

  11. geraldgarces profile image56
    geraldgarcesposted 8 years ago

    thanks sir!

  12. milynch43 profile image81
    milynch43posted 8 years ago

    Good idea.

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    mtsi1098posted 8 years ago

    what about technology history?

    1. larryfreeman profile image87
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi mtsi1098,

      There is already a History of Technology category in:

      Knowledge & Education/History & Archeology

      -Larry

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    mtsi1098posted 8 years ago

    how about affiliate domains routerpages.com and switchpages.com:)

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    Ghost32posted 8 years ago

    Larry, the only one on which I can comment is #5 (Green), and I very much like the way that looks.

    1. larryfreeman profile image87
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm glad to hear it.

      Cheers,

      -Larry

  16. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    Is there a category where I could write about automotive workshop equipment and machinery?

    1. larryfreeman profile image87
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi EarnestHub,

      Thanks for the question.  I created a new category "Automotive Workshop Equipment & Machinery" which can be found in:

      Automotive/Repairs & Do-It-Yourself

      -Larry

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Larry yer blood needs bottling!Thank you for that.. I guess I should get busy on it soon!

  17. Beth100 profile image75
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    This category looks good, but one question:  What if you have a topic regarding the combination of science and technology?  Where would that fit in?

    1. larryfreeman profile image87
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Beth100,

      It's your call. 

      I would say that if you want to emphasize the science and use different technologies as examples, then it fits somewhere in Knowledge & Education.

      If you're focus is on the technology and how it works, then it fits somewhere in Technology.

      I hope that helps.

      -Larry

      1. Beth100 profile image75
        Beth100posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Larry.  I'll just play it by ear once I finish the hub... smile

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    mtsi1098posted 8 years ago

    ok thanks

  19. livewithrichard profile image84
    livewithrichardposted 8 years ago

    How about "home theater" under Audio and Video.

    1. larryfreeman profile image87
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi LiveWithRichard,

      Thanks for the suggestion.  I just added "Home Theater" under Audio & Video.

      -Larry

  20. Watch Tower profile image57
    Watch Towerposted 8 years ago

    Great break down of hte catogires

    However I would make this only suggestion ( now don't hate me ) on-line games and gaming under computer section.
    Reason Being I have seen a number of Hubber's who are also gamers. and under this category could give very useful advice and  critics  to help parents and others get the right games and game related materials for and hopefully avoid making some costly mistakes

    1. larryfreeman profile image87
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Watch Tower,

      Thanks for the suggestion.  On-line Games and Gaming was a tough one to fit since it could fit under Gaming or it could fit under Computers & Software.

      I'm not sure I follow your reasoning why it would be a better fit under Computers & Software.  It seems to me that your reasoning suggests creating a "Picking the Right Games" category which could be fit untder Computer & Video Games.  Would that address your concern?

      -Larry

  21. cynthiaalise profile image60
    cynthiaaliseposted 8 years ago

    Yeah, this would rawk!!!!!!

  22. CEN7777 profile image54
    CEN7777posted 8 years ago

    Its a nice breakdown of technology. A wide and detailed listing of categories may increase traffic here.

  23. indian cooking profile image69
    indian cookingposted 8 years ago

    I think you have covered it all!

  24. cheryladdey profile image57
    cheryladdeyposted 8 years ago

    Hi Mr. Larry,

    Great breakdown of categories and it is really comprehensive. I like the Communications (2nd Level Category) because this is where I will be watching some tags like business phone greeting, fax software download, and anything about business phone. Nice post!

  25. sannyasinman profile image60
    sannyasinmanposted 8 years ago

    Why do we need so many categories and sub-categories? For me it just increases the amount of time I am obliged to spend scrollong through lists either to post or read a hub.
    What exactly are the benefits?

    1. larryfreeman profile image87
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Sannyasinman,

      For the author, it does add a little time.  As you get used to the categories, it goes much faster.  I would suggest using the search tab which makes it go even faster.

      The benefits are additional links to your hubs and it makes it easier for readers to find your hub.

      For the reader, it really doesn't add too much effort.  Most readers come to hub pages through search.  The category pages help readers find content that fits their interest.

      -Larry

  26. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

    Poetry and short story hubs are not really very likely to earn, just thought I would mention that with this sort of donate button a person might be encouraged to put their fun writing here as well as selling hub and info hubs smile

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks. Poetry is what made me think of it because of little to no earnings. You are right, I think it would be great and benefit all hubs.

  27. K Partin profile image61
    K Partinposted 8 years ago

    Great idea, I think you covered it pretty much. Thanks smile

  28. fishtiger58 profile image77
    fishtiger58posted 8 years ago

    Wow, that's a lot of sub catagories. Should just about cover it.

  29. The Rope profile image56
    The Ropeposted 8 years ago

    Larry, thanks for all that you do and yes, I think these are great!  It should help to define some of the forum postings and will be a terrific timesaver for many of us.

  30. laswi profile image59
    laswiposted 7 years ago

    This is a good idea. Please avoid duplicates. Eg. Cell Phones are in Audio & Video as well as Communications although one is just "Cell Phones" other one is "Cell Phone Technology".

    1. larryfreeman profile image87
      larryfreemanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Laswi,

      The list in this thread is old.  It was a proposal.

      Here is the real list.

      If you see any duplicates, please let me know.

      Cheers,

      -Larry

  31. wrenfrost56 profile image81
    wrenfrost56posted 7 years ago

    Tech stuff, like it. Thanks! smile

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    KellyEngaldoposted 7 years ago

    * Green Health & Personal Care

    Where is green products for drinking water - fall in this category?

    1. larryfreeman profile image87
      larryfreemanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Kelly,

      Drinking water as a topic would probably best fit in:

      Health/Nutrition/Water

      or

      Health/Personal Health/Water Quality & Health Risks

      You can see the full list of health topics here.

      1. GmaGoldie profile image80
        GmaGoldieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        LarryFreeman,
        Thank you very much!

  33. RedElf profile image85
    RedElfposted 7 years ago

    Wow - well done!

  34. motricio profile image73
    motricioposted 7 years ago

    Thnx for the Technology categories Larry!
    See u around!

  35. Glenn Stok profile image100
    Glenn Stokposted 7 years ago

    Larry, how about "PBX/Phone Systems" under "Communications" ?

    1. larryfreeman profile image87
      larryfreemanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Glenn,

      Thanks for the suggestion.  I added a PBX category at:

      Technology/Communications/Data Communications/PBX

      -Larry

  36. fastfreta profile image79
    fastfretaposted 7 years ago

    Sounds really good, can't wait until I can use this new feature.

  37. profile image43
    jakezoliposted 7 years ago

    Me also like to use or have the second level of technology. I think that it was just there the fact is that I can't avail.hehehhe,......But interms of faxing or something about communication. You may use the RingCentral Site it is nice and a improvise technology of communication...That the communication technology that you are looking for..Nice post""""

  38. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    WOW that is a long list! smile Great job, Larry and HubTeam.

  39. Peter Hoggan profile image72
    Peter Hogganposted 7 years ago

    How about an Internet Marketing section to cover things like PPC, SMO, E-Mail Marketing etc.

    1. larryfreeman profile image87
      larryfreemanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Peter,

      I added an Internet Marketing category under:

      Business & Jobs/Marketing & Sales/Internet Marketing

      I also added subcategories:

      Internet Marketing/Pay Per Click
      Internet Marketing/Social Media Optimization
      Internet Marketing/E-mail Marketing

      -Larry

  40. Preethi Anusha profile image85
    Preethi Anushaposted 7 years ago

    Considering the amount of people who'd be willing to write on MAC or linux , I feel that the computers and software category can be split into OS and applications again .

  41. Internetwriter62 profile image83
    Internetwriter62posted 7 years ago

    I think it's a great proposal and the suggestions would make for some interesting hubs. Unfortunately I'm not very technologically well versed, otherwise I would consider one of your suggestion. On the other hand I know of some other hubbers that would do a fantastic job in those categories. I hope they come to this forum. Great suggestions, thanks.

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    Pani Midnyte Odinposted 7 years ago

    How about an "I'm An Idiot With This Kind Of Thing, Help Me Out?" Section... Believe me, I need that section big_smile

    1. larryfreeman profile image87
      larryfreemanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Pani Midnyte Odin,

      Thanks for your suggestion.  At this point, I would suggest using this as a title for a specific category.

      For example, if you wanted to explain how computers work, you could the category:

      Technology/Computers/HowTos and Explanations

      and then call the hub something like:

      "A ... Guide to Computers"

      If you come up with any hubs that don't fit in any existing category, feel free to post on this thread and let me know.

      Cheers,

      -Larry

      -Larry

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    And a OMG Im so lost and cared section for Hubdummies? hmm:

    wink

    1. larryfreeman profile image87
      larryfreemanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi lyricsingray,

      For any "Hubdummies" tips, I would use this category:

      HubPages/Getting Started with HubPages

      -Larry

  44. suziecat7 profile image88
    suziecat7posted 7 years ago

    Great ideas - I would like to see "Websites" added to the internet category as I tend to write a lot of best websites Hubs. Or did I miss it somehow?

    1. larryfreeman profile image87
      larryfreemanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi suziecat7,

      "Websites" is pretty general.  I would suggest using the following category for your hubs:

      Technology/Internet

      -Larry

 
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