Category Archives: Self Publishing

Screenqueri.es | Pixel Perfect Responsive Design Testing Tool

Screenqueri.es | Pixel Perfect Responsive Design Testing Tool.

At some point the discussion over responsive design comes up when talking to students about their favorite sites.  A good way to show them sites that are designed to handle different media types or devices is by using the beta utility linked about.

I will also be using this tool in my next “Advanced WEB Design” class as it is cost prohibitive for the college to keep all the different sized devices handy for my students to test their new templates or site designs.

Enjoy!

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Every 60 seconds in social media (infographic)

The chart in the referenced post is an awesome reason to explain to someone why they need to learn about and master the WEB 2.0 world. It is the way the world is moving.


10 Commandments of Blogging

I found this using StumbleUpon and thought it was great.  I will be using this in my WEB 2.0 for Students class when we cover ‘self publishing’.

For fun, I was envisioning a Mel Brooks skit in which he originally was holding four (4) tablets and two of them dropped and he went from 20 commandments to 10 comandments.

What are some of those lost 10 Commandments?

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9 Quick Tips For Better iPhoneography

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I found this post on Mashable and thought it was very pertenant for students who are starting out sharing photo content when self publishing.  The saturation of smart phones and photography has open a new door to shared imagery this world has never seen before.

The full post can be fount at:

via 9 Quick Tips For Better iPhoneography.

For example, I show my students how to self publish photos to a blog using their smartphone.  The photos are taken and thenemailed to a Flickr account which then automatically publish the photo to a blog with a preset template.

Example: GOOSE DROPPINGS


Tips for New Bloggers

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In the first few weeks of our class we cover self publishing.  You will be asked to blog daily to recieve full credit for the points.   The post below might help with some of the intial jitters.

64 Practical Blogging Tips For Absolute Beginners

Hope that helps.


Facebook Pages have Shelf Life

There is a perception that Facebook status updates will have long lasting reach.  Meaning, they will be out there forever on many different walls with the update gathering lots of impressions.

Well, the post below from EDGERANK CHECKER tells us otherwise:

POST LIFETIME: HOW LONG DOES A FACEBOOK POST LIVE?

When a Facebook Page posts to Facebook, each individual Post has a “lifetime”. A Post is considered dead when the growth in engagement is less than 10% of the largest growth of engagement between hourly snapshots. Understanding when a Post dies, or stops receiving engagement, is important because it allows the Admin to plan when to post next. The average Post Lifetime can be a strong indicator in determining optimal Post Frequency.


Bots will Change Social Media Landscape

As we move closer to WEB 3.0 interactions with the immense data being created on the net, I would assume that bots will become our tools to locate and introduce us to new sources of data and people interested in similar topics.

Researchers Use Twitter-Bots To Increase Human-To-Human Interaction By 43%

A group of Web researchers may have found a way to use Twitter bots to increase interaction between people, as well as between Twitter users and brands.

As first reported by MIT Technology Review, the Web Ecology Project started as a contest to see which team of researchers could get the most @ mentions on Twitter. Some teams developed surprisingly lifelike Twitter bots which tricked human Twitter users into thinking they were real people.

But then something unexpected happened: not only did the Twitter bots get those people to follow them and retweet their messages, but they also increased human connections.


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