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Medium is a platform for writers, not readers

Medium is quickly becoming a go-to for writers who want to share their work on a more collaborative platform than their own blog. Medium’s invite-only service has so far attracted posts from the likes of author and professor Jeff Jarvis and prize-winning playwright David Mamet. Unfortunately, the benefits for readers are less pronounced. Perhaps t...


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Inbox Overload: We Don’t Need an App for That

We’re drowning. We’re all drowning and floundering under the unconquerable pressure of everything the internet has made it possible (and easy) for friends, family and strangers to throw at us. If we’re not complaining about content overload, (which, incidentally, can also be fixed), we’re lamenting how overwhelmed we are by the emails that bog down...


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4 live video streaming solutions for your next event or conference

Live video streaming can help you to increase the reach of your event to those who can’t attend. It may also help you to reach customers who hadn’t planned on attending anyway, and convince them to come to your next event or conference. With live streaming, your event takes place simultaneously on the internet, effectively...


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Medium and Svbtle are turning all of the web into a magazine

There are plenty of people lining up to tell you about the future of publishing—I’m not one of them. This is about a tiny sub-set of publishing: blogging. When blogging first took over the web, its selling point was that it leveled the playing field of publishing. As more and more blogging platforms took off...


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After all the buzz, is App.net going to make it?

Dalton Caldwell, known for creating the popular music-sharing site Imeem, successfully crowdfunded his new venture App.net four months ago. The ‘paid Twitter clone’ as it’s often called is, according to Caldwell, “an honest-to-goodness experiment.” So after all the hype, how is App.net actually faring? Let’s find out. The beginning While users and developers were getting...


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Write a better events blog with these tips for superb online content

Blogging about your events can help you to connect with your audience in a whole new way, but it’s not as simple as it might seem. Writing for the web is a whole different game to writing for print in many ways. Keep these tips in mind when writing an events blog to ensure you...


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What attendees want to see on your events blog

If you’re an event planner, you’ve probably thought about running an events blog. An industry-related blog gives you a platform to communicate with attendees and other industry professionals, as well as an extra way to promote your events. Image credit Of course, there’s no hard-and-fast rule, but here are some guidelines about the kind of...


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6 social media sites for awesome event related content discovery

Finding content for your event blog, newsletter, website or social media accounts is not always easy. Luckily, social media helps us to uncover new, interesting and popular content from our friends, colleagues and people we don’t even know. If you’re looking for some help on how to uncover the best content using social media, thes...


Can social media be used to sell the unsellable? How war plays out on the Internet.

A day on the internet is not complete until you’ve had a WTF moment. Usually it’s the weird, half crazed edge of the online world that delivers, smacking you upside the head with failed porn stars cutting loose on a sache torte. (Google cake farts if you really need to know). And sometimes it’s t...


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Ignore built-in features and save time by switching to search

Almost every app or program you use each day has some kind of feature included to help you be more organized. Whether it’s folders on your computer, labels in your email, or tags in your social media posts. When we want to go back and find something later, we go fumbling through these organizational features...