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Business
by Simon Owens

If you were to go back and interview James Clear’s high school English teachers, none of them would identify him as a particularly talented writer. “It was never top of mind for me that, oh, I should make money from my words or I should build a business around writing,” he told me in a […] more »

Business
by Simon Owens

In mid-November, an entrepreneur named Pat Flynn, who runs a popular website called Smart Passive Income, published a monthly update that has been a regular feature on his blog for several years: a report on the previous month’s income (or in this case, income for September. He apologized for being behind schedule). In it, he […] more »

Business
by Simon Owens

Two years ago, journalist Clive Thompson was duped by an erroneous Wikipedia edit. On the day Yahoo had announced that former Googler Marissa Mayer would ascend the throne as CEO of the struggling company, Thompson visited her Wikipedia article and discovered, much to his shock, that Mayer had five biological children. This fact, he later […] more »

AdvertisingShift
by Simon Owens

After his firing from CNN, Chez Pazienza spent several years adrift, unable to find steady work. In 2008, Pazienza, then a producer for CNN’s “American Morning,” was called into the office of his boss and, as he recounted later, informed that his name had been “attached to some, uh, ‘opinionated’ blog posts.” Unbeknownst to his superiors until […] more »

Weblogs
by Josh Davis

This post has two purposes. The first is to explain why Google Authorship is something you should consider implementing on your own site. The second part is to introduce a new flowchart that will help you accomplish this with step-by-step instructions. Google Authorship Benefits Google Authorship is one of the best things about Google+ accounts. […] more »

Weblogs
by Simon Roughneen

RANGOON, Burma — It is a sign of the times that a journalist in Burma is writing about a freedom of expression clampdown in a neighboring country. With around 80 political prisoners freed in another amnesty on September 17 and with new Information Minister Aung Kyi announcing that the recently formed country’s press council would […] more »

Weblogs
by Nielsen Wire

This post and infographic originally appeared on the Nielsen blog Nielsen Wire here. It is reused here with permission. Moms are often at the center of their family’s offline life, so it’s little surprise that they’re also at the center of many of the biggest trends online as well. Whether to look up the latest […] more »

Weblogs
by Devin Harner

On Mondays, when my students ask me what I did over the weekend, I often reply, “read, wrote, and then read and wrote some more.” Most of the time, I’m being more serious than they know. A few weekends ago was an exception, at least initially. I visited my family in Pennsylvania, made pizza with […] more »

Mediatwits
by Mark Glaser

George Kelly Welcome to the 40th episode of the Mediatwits podcast, this time with Mark Glaser and the George Kelly as co-hosts. Kelly is online coordinator at the Contra Costa Times newspaper and is filling in for Rafat Ali. This week the big topic is pay walls, as both the Los Angeles Times and Gannett […] more »


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