Tonight I have the distinct pleasure of being a guest on the nerdy/techy/funny podcast Awesomecast. You can watch Awesomecast live starting at 7pm, and then watch or listen to replay after replay to your heart’s content on the Awesomecast website. Continue reading
I’m so pleased to introduce you to our new web designer here at Big Big Design: Danielle Nicol.
Danielle worked with us previously as a contractor, helping us build new sites. She came on board full-time this month, and in addition to working on new websites she’s helping support our existing clients.
Danielle has been blogging since 2002 — I first met her at a Pittsburgh Bloggers event years back — so if you have questions about keeping your blog lively, she’s a perfect person to ask.
YouTube hero Vi Hart explains how to see negative comments on the web in a new light. Aimed mainly at video creators but useful for anyone who create anything online.
On Friday I spoke on a panel about Media, to the current class of Leadership Butler County. My topic was “New Media,” though when you think about it, the Web has been around for a couple of decades so it’s not so very new any more.
Here’s the presentation I gave:
Dan Wilkerson at Lunametrics has published a comprehensive social media sizing chart, showing the sizes for things like cover images and profile images on Facebook, background and avatar and cover images on Twitter, and more. Excellent resource!
Blogs are front porches reinvented for a digital age, perhaps—platforms that take the inside out and bring the outside in, corridors of courtesy in a digital and fast-paced world.
Kathryn McCollough considers the role of porches in community life, and whether blogs might be a form of virtual porch. (Thanks to Chris at gunky.org for linking to this thoughtful post.)
People often talk of social media replacing the water cooler as the place where people connect and exchange ideas. All social media are not equal in their ability to help us communicate though — Twitter emphasizes speed over nuance, Facebook reinforces existing connections but does less well bringing new connections to the fore. Blogging has its own characteristics as well. Continue reading
…the rise of the hashtag’s commercial possibilities shouldn’t lead us to overlook what is truly remarkable about it. This bit of utilitarian Web ephemera, invented with functionality squarely in mind, has blossomed into a marvelous and underappreciated literary device.
I’ll be there to catch up with old friends and make some new. I’m also giving a talk Saturday: “My Website Was Hacked! Now What?” I’ve had an unfortunate amount of experience in the last few years unhacking sites. This is your chance to gain some benefit from my
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Not sure what to write about in your blog, newsletter, Facebook post, tweet? Here’s a short article packed with great ideas for distinctive content that will be useful for your customers, clients, or constituencies: “Content Generation Strategies for Small Businesses” by Ekaterina Walter on AMEX Open Forum.