While I'm a big fan of the Jack of All Trades approach, it's safe to say that no one can feasibly do everything. There are going to be times when you need something done that you haven't the slightest clue how to do. Do you leave it be, decide it's not worth the effort? Heck no! You call in the big guns and hire someone to do it. Now I know what you're thinking, sounds expensive, right? Not necessarily. With the advent of fantastic sites ...
As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? This was the question Sherry Turkle raised last year in her fantastic TED Talk that delved into the complexities of building our emotional lives around technology. Turkle argued that the editing and overall put togetherness of social media posts, texts and other online communication robs us of the skills to conduct spontaneous, engaging conversations with others in real ...
A rundown of today's top technology stories from around the web.
Blogging is all about keeping it fresh. Speaking clearly and directly to your audience is important to ensure your message is easy to understand and reader-friendly. But that's no excuse to neglect spelling and grammar.
Is anyone really good at writing? I mean, is it something that comes naturally or a well-honed skill that needs to be developed over time? I used to believe writing was an innate craft of mine simply because I surrounded myself with the written word from a young age.
Forget using models or cheesy testimonials, Google now has a better way to coerce your friends and connections: You. As of November 11, Google will be rolling out it’s new function Shared Endorsements. The feature makes it possible for your name and profile photo to appear alongside advertisements and Google product reviews based on your past activity.
We’re always talking about how to expand your audience, grow your social media presence and generate more traffic. Bigger is better and more is more. And if you’re not improving, you’re not successful.
In my first year of journalism school, we were all taught a sobering lesson: traditional journalism as we knew it was dead. TV stations could no longer equip everybody with their own cameraman, boom operator or assistant. International publications were cutting back on all those sought-after foreign correspondent jobs. If you wanted to make news, you had to go out there with your notebook, camera and mic and get it yourself.