Showing posts with label publishing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label publishing. Show all posts

Monday, July 18, 2011

Twitter: From 0 to 200 Million Tweets a Day in 5 Years [Infographic]

Love Infographics? Here is a new one we think you should check out: created by visual.ly, a start-up company specializing in machine generated data visualizations, the neat infographic below plots out "key milestones" on Twitter's path to 200 million tweets a day. Cheers, Twitter!

Following Twitter by visual.ly

Source: Following Twitter by visual.ly

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Cooking with Pooh: reconsider your title before hitting the road with your masterpiece



Titles are important and every blogger knows the feeling of hitting the "publish" button just about two seconds before an unfortunate change of opinion regarding the chosen one. That's what they invented the "edit post button", even though your RSS and email subscribers are likely to get the one before the change. When it comes to print publishing business, however, there is usually no way back so you might want to make sure your title is what you think it is. It's always a good idea to reconsider your title before hitting the road with it.

Take this children cooking book for example. Though currently unavailable on Amazon ("don't know when or if this item will be back in stock") this cute publication made its way up to Digg's Health homepage following this submit by Allsuxmonkey who just bookmarked this thread on Flickr. Not necessarily a very good PR campaign. As I said, titles are important. Always reconsider your title before hitting the road with your masterpiece... :)

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Amazon Kindle: read on the go with a wireless high-res e-paper display



Amazon made a big move today with the official release of Kindle - a new wireless portable reader that downloads books, blogs, magazines and newspapers to a high-resolution electronic paper display. Claiming to look and read like real paper even in bright sunlight, this new gadget from the largest book shop on earth is available starting today for $399.



Even though you couldn't get any Kindle shipped during last weekend's Black Friday or otherwise get an overnight shipment of your piece. Yet, Amazon still managed to generate a powerful buzz utilizing some journalists who got to play with the Kindle before the holiday. blog.scifi.com published this nice list of opinions regarding the new gadget.



To me the most amazing aspect of this major move is how the folks from Amazon appear to be well tuned to the growing public interest in Internet blogs. Apparently, more than 250 top blogs from the worlds of business, technology, sports, entertainment, and politics are constantly updated wirelessly on Kindle devices throughout the day. This is a very interesting feature in my opinion as it emphasizes what every print publisher knows by now - public attention is shifting as more people become familiar with digital life.

Amazon Kindle includes a 6" diagonal E-Ink® electronic paper display and offers 600 x 800 pixel resolution at 167 ppi, 4-level gray scale.

http://amazon.com/kindle
More technical info about Kindle on this pres release

Thursday, August 9, 2007

NY Times: TimesSelect Drops Paid Subscription Model, Online Content Now Free



The New York Times is pulling the plug on its paid web service TimesSelect, which gives subscribers access to columnist and Op-Ed pieces. According to the New York Post, the decision came from top Times execs, which will make the content free for all readers. TimesSelect was originally free to access by subscribers of the print edition, while web-only subscribers paid $8 a month for it.

read more | digg story

Thursday, July 26, 2007

White labeling social networks



Many things have changed in the last few years about almost everything that has to do with advertising and public media attention. Yet, the world is still driven by products, companies and services even though not always commercial ones. Therefore branding remains an essential element of every successful venture. White labeling social networks, making the platform provider as invisible as possible to the network’s users, allow better, more accurate, branding for the network identity.

Techcrunch.com, probably the world's leading tech blog, has published this article two days ago about how to build a social network from scratch. This article samples nine companies providing white labeling infrastructure: Ning, KickApps, CrowdVine, GoingOn, CollectiveX, Me.com, PeopleAggregator, Haystack, and ONEsite and includes this amazing chart summarizing their offerings. Other than Techcrunch, credit for initial research into these companies goes to Jeremiah Owyang who compiled a comprehensive list of white label social networking services.

Just a few days ago we had this news about White Label Social Network Ning Raises A Huge $44 Million Round. I guess White Label social networks are getting hotter every day now. Read more here: 9 Ways to Build Your Own Social Network

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Interactive Adobe billboard



Has Adobe abandoned computer screens in favor of a busy Manhattan street or is the above billboard a new step in the latest Adobe vs. Microsoft battle? According to the NYTimes early morning July 13, Adobe unveiled an "interactive wall of projected animation in Union Square, along the 14th Street side of the Virgin Megastore". As people pass by this Adobe wall, "infrared sensors lock on to the person closest to the wall" who is then able to "control a projected slider button at the bottom of the wall". Isn't it cool? I say it is. but wait, there is more!

As the person continues walking and moves the slider along, the wall displays animation and plays music. According to the NYT, this effect grow or recede at the pace that the person advances or retreats. And then comes the punch line as "when each selected pedestrian reaches the end of the wall, his or her design will be in full blossom, above the campaign’s message: “Creative license: take as much as you want.”

The new Adobe wall is 7 feet high and 15 feet wide and is planned to be placed early August, at the Piccadilly Circus Virgin Megastore, London. Each will be there for a month. Nice videos of the wall can be seen below and here. I just wonder about the carbon footprint of this new creature.