What I Learned Today

Has Mashable jumped the shark?

by Carl Natale on August 27, 2012

Mashable used to be one of my daily must read blogs. It kept up with the fast-paced world of social media. Now I’m skipping it because I already know “Neil Armstrong, First Man on the Moon, Dead at 82.” Or how Twitter reacts to a news event. It feels like the editors are dumping everything […]

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Why we want to build forts

by Carl Natale on April 21, 2012

Forts aren’t just for kids. We all want someplace cozy and safe.

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How to set up office in a public library

by Carl Natale on February 8, 2012

I agree that public libraries make great remote offices. But libraries aren’t as quiet as I remember. People are using cellphones. They don’t whisper among themselves. Libraries are much quieter than coffee shops still. I might also add libraries have bigger tables. These are great for spreading out your work. Finding a power outlet is […]

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Good tips on developing public speaking…

by Carl Natale on February 8, 2012

Good tips on developing public speaking skills. I would add joining a local Toastmasters chapter as a way to get better at speaking. Do You Stink at Public Speaking? Stop with the excuses, and start off with these low-pressure steps to launching your speaking career, and increasing your brand-awareness.

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Nice execution on a great idea. It should…

by Carl Natale on February 8, 2012

Nice execution on a great idea. It should simplify self-publishing. I'm looking for a Terms of Service page though to make sure copyright issues and such are defined. Hugh McGuire on the Future of Digital Publishing and PressBooks My Media Hacks alum, Hugh McGuire stopped by to tell me about his interesting new company, PressBooks, […]

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If ebooks continue to outsell the deadtree…

by Carl Natale on February 8, 2012

If ebooks continue to outsell the deadtree versions (which isn't exactly happening yet), what happens to bookshelves? Has anyone checked with Ikea if sales have gone down? E-Books Outsell Print For Majority Of Titles On USA Today Bestseller List USA Today is reporting a post-holiday e-book “surge,” with 32 of the top 50 titles on […]

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This is going to be the way of the future…

by Carl Natale on February 8, 2012

This is going to be the way of the future. We will have a wireless account and be able to use multiple devices on it. Think of it like a Google account that you can access from different computers and phones. One phone number will be connected to your car, camera, telephone, laptop and television. […]

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Excellent list about serving a community…

by Carl Natale on February 8, 2012

Excellent list about serving a community. If I can offer an 11th point: Stop arguing about what is journalism. You community doesn't care. They want to learn. Ten things journalists can do to reinvent journalism, the new list | Howard Owens Ten things journalists can do to reinvent journalism, the new list. Posted on January […]

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This is about PhoneDog.com vs. Noah Kravitz…

by Carl Natale on February 8, 2012

This is about PhoneDog.com vs. Noah Kravitz. That's the battle over the Twitter account Kravitz used while working for PhoneDog.com. When he left the company, he changed the name of the account and kept tweeting. This is seen as a landmark battle over who owns a twitter account but I say it raises questions about […]

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This is a must read for anyone who is trying…

by Carl Natale on February 8, 2012

This is a must read for anyone who is trying to manage online communities. It's an example of how real-life connections strengthen ties. My Dinner With Clay Shirky, and What I Learned About Friendship You can follow someone on Twitter and friend them on Facebook, but real friends are people you break bread with.

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