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Free Alternatives to Photoshop

Tweet Not only am I horrible at image editing, but I also do it so infrequently that it’s hard to justify spending a bunch of money on Photoshop. Still, when I have some work to do, I like having the tools available to take care of the job. ReadWriteWeb has written a review of several […]

(Another) WordPress 2.8 Update

Tweet Never shy about releasing updates, WordPress has released version 2.8.2. Only one fix, and that’s a security vulnerability in the admin area. It probably wouldn’t have been a very big problem, but now that the problem has been acknowledge, some clowns are bound to try to take advantage of it.

A Glimpse Inside Twitter

Tweet Techcrunch has published some of the internal documents from Twitter they received. As they put it, Twitter isn’t exactly happy about this, but they’ve put this info out there with their approval. Lots of great info there about their relationships with Google, Facebook and Microsoft. I’ve only had a chance to skim over it […]

The Rat’s Getting Fatter, But The Tail’s Getting Longer

Tweet Matthew Hindman contends that the web is actually consolidating news around just a few sources. Even though it’s easy for anyone to publish, users’ tendencies to click on one of the first few links returned by Google means that it’s becoming more and more difficult to attract readers. The numbers back up what he […]

BNO’s Plan To Monetize As An Aggregator

Tweet This may ruffle just a few feathers *cough* AP *cough*. Breaking News Online is releasing an iPhone app ($1.99) and plans to charge a $.99 per month subscription fee to use it. The company is going to monetize its research flow, editorial judgment, distribution channels…and links to other peoples’ content. If BNO is successful, […]

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Tweet It will be tweeted 130 characters at a time on Twitter. Matt Stewart is tweeting an entire novel on the French Revolution. A pretty cool thing to start on Bastille Day. He says the book has been shopped to several publishers already, but none bit on it. So why not publish it on Twitter? […]

Blogs Still Chasing Mainstream Media

Tweet Kirk Lapointe has some interesting results from a Cornell Study As for the notion that the blogosphere originates stories that mainstream then adopts, the study found that only 3.5 per cent of stories started in social media. I’ll buy that. I think what the blogosphere, and especially Twitter, does best is disperse the information. […]

WordPress 2.8.1 Released

Tweet I typically advise people to hold off on WordPress upgrades for major releases and grab the next release. I seldom take my own advice though…I just love getting the latest and greatest. But for all of you who do wait until the version after a major update to upgrade your WordPress, the day has […]

Success In The New News Industry

Tweet I’ve been kicking around an idea after reading the book Outliers: The Story of Success. One of the major themes of the book is that success doesn’t come just from having raw talent or outworking the competition. Successful people usually have talent, work ethic, AND are able to put them to use to become […]

Twitter For Dummies?

Tweet I’m not a big fan of any of the “for Dummies” or “for Idiots” books. I’m not an idiot (ok, that’s open for debate), and I’d imagine most people who are can’t glean much knowledge from any book, no matter how dumbed down it is. But Twitter For Dummies just makes me laugh. I […]

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