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Posts tagged with Andrew Knight

The Web: Connecting us all

Posted by: | December 15, 2011 | No Comment |

I recently read a post on Mashable about a new film that is set to be released on YouTube. The film is the product of Ron Howard and his daughter, Bryce Dallas Howard. It is inspired by 8 photos selected by Ron from a photography contest sponsored by Canon. This whole concept — the film’s […]

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The future of e-books

Posted by: | December 1, 2011 | No Comment |

As with most new technology, there are those who love e-books and those who are scared of them. It’s been said that e-books have lowered the bar on the word count of books. Books are apparently getting shorter. I found in “Replacing textbooks with e-books may be a mistake”, when reading online people have shorter […]

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The current state of things

Posted by: | December 1, 2011 | No Comment |

Borders is gone. The question is why? Well for most, it’s not a question. It’s a warning. A warning to show that in this age of technology you have to adapt — or be left in the dust. A Wall Street Journal titled “One Chapter Closes…As New One Is Opening” describes the fall of Borders. […]

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Before Borders

Posted by: | November 28, 2011 | No Comment |

Before going into the death of Borders and the changes in the ways we publish and consume written works, it is important to understand how we got here. It all goes back to 618 where the Chinese — not Gutenberg — invented block printing to reproduce copies of the tipao. The tipao were official newsletters […]

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With print in rapid decline, there is a lot of discussion (and fear) that journalists are going to be out of work. However, ask anyone working in new media if they would agree with this point. They probably wouldn’t — and I don’t. Steve Pearlstein, a former columnist at the Washington Post and current professor […]

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I swear I’m not stalling. Andrew and I met over the weekend and have decided to split up the huge topic into three blog posts (not including this one): The Before The Current State of Things The Future In “The Before”, we’ll explain how it was before the death of Borders and what e-books are. […]

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Japan wants to pay for bloggers to come visit in an effort to help their tourism industry after an earthquake and tsunami devastated the country this year. The unique move is an effort to show travelers that Japan is now safe to visit — through publicity from the potential bloggers. The plan to give away […]

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Google it!

Posted by: | October 13, 2011 | No Comment |

  I’ve always been of the philosophy that if you don’t know the answer — don’t admit that you don’t know it! Just Google it! It sounds like cheating and may even seem impractical at times, but for the most part we are always within arms reach of a device that has Googling capabilities. Impress […]

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Internet: The public forum

Posted by: | October 13, 2011 | No Comment |

We’ve come to the point that we can have open assembly about anything we want, whenever we want with people from all around the world. The Internet is such a huge and important tool for helping us maintain and use our First Amendment rights. I came upon an article on Mashable.com today entitled Share Your […]

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Twitter: Word of mouth 2.0

Posted by: | September 12, 2011 | No Comment |

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Patch.com is taking hyper-local journalism to another level. The cities lucky enough to have a Patch site have citizens that are much more informed about the stuff going on in their backyards. An artist from Fairfax City, Va. — for example — is on the verge of re-opening his art gallery after relocating due to […]

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