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A. L. Wicker’s New Book ‘Shifting Emotions’ Shares the Journey of Four Best Friends Who Shift Through Their Emotions to Gain the True Knowledge of Success

SNELLVILLE, Ga. - November 4, 2022 - (

Fulton Books author A. L. Wicker, who has enjoyed reading, writing, and storytelling since she was a young child, has completed her most recent book "Shifting Emotions":  a gripping and potent novel that follows the intertwining stories of four best friends as they experience the ups and downs of life. 

Silver, Jasmine, Eva, and Selena had mostly found success. Good careers, successful businesses, and large bank accounts. What they hadn't found were lasting marriages, fulfilling relationships, and soul healing. And learning to manage their emotions to do so was proving to be harder than gaining success.

Silver didn't know what depression was until the day she couldn't get out of bed. Her life had pretty much been what she had envisioned until the day her husband announced that he was leaving her for another. It was all so confusing and conflicting. Would she ever be able to get past the anger, jealousy, and fear to be whole again?

Selena was no doubt a dime piece. She was beautiful. She had built a whole brand off her looks alone. Women admired her, and men wanted her, except the one man she wanted more than her good senses would allow. When would she learn where to draw the line when it came to pleasing another?

Jasmine had pretty much lived her life by the good book. She went to college, married, built a home, and then had a child. Her life was perfect, and she had no problem letting others know. What she didn't do was prepare herself for a daughter who would taint that perfect image. Just how was she supposed to get past her pride so she could help her child who needed her more than ever?

Eva didn't like weakness, foolishness, or wastefulness. She knew her strengths and being vulnerable wasn't one of them. She was tough, but she had a heart that she wanted to share with another. Ignoring her fears, she takes a chance at love, only to feel the familiar sting of rejection again. Did her success mean a life of loneliness?

Author A. L. Wicker has enjoyed reading, writing, and storytelling since she was a young child. Being raised by her grandparents as the only child allotted author A. L. Wicker a lot of time to get lost in her imagination. To this day, she still enjoys getting lost in imagination and creating characters that pull from the many people, places, and events that she has been graced to experience. Putting her imagination down on paper so that others can enjoy it is one of her biggest dreams come true.

A. L. Wicker takes readers into her story, writing, "I haven't left my house in 13 days. The majority of those days, I've been in my bed, without enough energy to drag myself out of it. I haven't eaten, washed, or so much as brushed my teeth. I've turned off my cell phone, shut down my computer, and pulled down all the window shades. I'm not sick, just drained. Nope, this isn't the norm for me; as a matter of fact, I've never felt so drained before in my life. I'm usually up and on my way to the gym before starting my day around 6:30 a.m. Afterward, I would come home make breakfast and chat with my husband while having that breakfast about our family's business, twin daughters, and our plans for that evening. I would then run a few errands before heading into our family's business where I served as the CFO, COO, and CEO; it just depended on what the workload required. While there, I would call my daughters and hound them about taking care of their responsibilities. Then I would take off to meet my three best friends since high school, Eva, Jasmine, and Selena for lunch."

Published by Fulton Books, A. L. Wicker's book invites readers to get to know Silver, Jasmine, Eva, and Selena as they journey through life together. 

Readers who wish to experience this captivating work can purchase "Shifting Emotions" at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes & Noble.

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Data About Black Friday’s Deals Now More Valuable Than Black Friday Deals

Oxylabs' insights on web scraping tendencies reflect changes in the industry's priorities.

VILNIUS, Lithuania - November 21, 2022 - (

Oxylabs' new research reveals that during the Black Friday weekends of 2020 and 2021, retail was the industry that scraped ecommerce websites the most. Software development and data collection companies could not even crack the top 10 list. 

Oxylabs examined and contrasted two periods: the Black Friday preparatory period 2022 (September 1 - November 5) and the same period of last year. The top five most scraped categories on the biggest marketplaces before Black Friday 2022 were:

  1. Software Development 
  2. Retail
  3. Technology, Information, and Internet 
  4. Marketing & Advertising
  5. Computer Software

The top five most scraped categories during the same period in 2021 were:

  1. Retail 
  2. Information Technology & Services 
  3. Marketing & Advertising 
  4. Computer Software
  5. Airlines/Aviation

When comparing the number of data points acquired from key ecommerce marketplaces in 2022, software development businesses, which involve many data collection companies, surpassed retail, showing a fundamental shift in expectations: data about Black Friday is considered more important than providing competitive bargains.

According to the Oxylabs web scraping infrastructure's traffic statistics, online retailers were over 32% more active this year before Black Friday than they were at the same time last year. Despite this fast growth, software development businesses managed to surpass retailers by making almost 3% more requests. 

To put it simply, although the industry is called software development, almost all Oxylabs clients are related to web data collection. Since Oxylabs provides infrastructure for web data collection, those who scrape ecommerce websites (from the software development industry) are data collectors. In the Black Friday context, these companies collect various data from the most prominent ecommerce sites and provide structured information to their smaller competitors.

Web scraping and data collection for B2B have attained such a high level of significance that they have surpassed retailers and ecommerce businesses even during traditional "holidays." The situation indicates that the importance of data collected from competitors has already attained the level of complete legitimacy. 

This year's Black Friday will occur during the impending recession and economic difficulties. As a result, another explanation for the decrease in retail data collection is that this year's Black Friday will not be as intense, and customers will be more careful with their spending.

Nearly sixty percent of customers in the UK are anticipated to reduce their spending, which is predicted by recent data to result in a decrease in non-essential consumer expenditure of £4.4 billion throughout the last quarter of the year.

According to a study, for anyone planning to cut down on spending during Black Friday, the most prevalent reasons are inflation (61%), the global cost of living crisis (56%), and fear of a recession (36%).

This black Friday might be the turning point not only for consumer priorities, but also for the industry, making web scraping an essential game changer. 

About Oxylabs 

Established in 2015, Oxylabs is a premium proxy and public web data-acquisition solution provider, enabling companies of all sizes to utilize the power of big data. Constant innovation, an extensive patent portfolio, and a focus on ethics have allowed Oxylabs to become a global leader in the web data acquisition industry and forge close ties with dozens of Fortune Global 500 companies. In 2022, Oxylabs was named the fastest-growing public web data-gathering solutions company in Europe in the Financial Times' FT 1000 list. 

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