The many names of @

By Chris Meadows
October 7, 2015 // 1 Comment

Did you know one of the most commonly-used symbols on the Internet today doesn’t actually have a real English name? It’s true. I’m used to weird typographical symbols having odd-sounding names like “ampersand” or “octothorpe,” but it turns out the humble @ is known only as the [...]

TeleRead Links: Amazonopoly, AlphaSmart, libraries and the Internet, and more

By Chris Meadows
July 26, 2015 // 6 Comments

Why Amazon monopoly accusations deserve a closer look (Fortune) As with other one-time high-tech leaders (IBM, Microsoft, Google) Amazon’s dominant market share suddenly seems too much. In letters to the Justice Department, the authors’ and retailers’ groups claim that Amazon is squeezing [...]

J.K. Rowling Twitter abuse shows the dark side of Scottish nationalism

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 11, 2015 // 2 Comments

As a Scot, I’m immensely proud of the achievement of the Scottish National Party in last Thursday’s UK elections, and the new spirit abroad in Scotland. But I’m almost equally disgusted by and ashamed of its dark side, as revealed in the Twitter abuse heaped on J.K. Rowling, a [...]

Blurred lines: Social media and news media feeding into each other

By Chris Meadows
November 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

On GigaOm, Matthew Ingram expresses fascination with the way that the news media and social media have collided and blurred the lines between each other, in the context of the recent Uber scandal. We’re increasingly seeing major news stories break and grow in social and new media—Twitter, [...]

Twitter’s potential changes could affect author promotion

By Susan Lulgjuraj
September 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

So Twitter wants to change things. According to multiple reports (you can find here, here, and here), Twitter is more than considering changing the way users see their feeds. Exactly how is not entirely clear yet as many have looked at smaller changes such as bringing back out tweets from users you [...]

Amtrak Residency Program begins taking applications from writers

By Chris Meadows
March 9, 2014 // 3 Comments

As was promised a few days ago, the application process for the Amtrak Residency Program has opened up. Amtrak discusses it in a blog post, and links to the actual application form. Up to 24 writers will be chosen for the first batch of residencies, taking place from March 17, 2014 through March [...]

YouVersion puts the Bible on your smartphone or tablet

By Chris Meadows
July 28, 2013 // 14 Comments

Sunday morning seems like an appropriate time to mention this story. The New York Times has taken notice of YouVersion, a free social-networking-enabled e-Bible application for mobile devices. Built by evangelical megachurch, the application is a non-denominational electronic Bible [...]

Twitter Tips for the Author Who Tweets

By Joanna Cabot
June 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

Book Riot has a great post about two writers they say are ‘killing it’ on Twitter. What are these authors doing right? Here are some keywords I plunked from the article: They are ‘creating a community’ for their readers. • Very little ‘self-promotion’ [...]

Self-Publishing Social Media Saturation: Is it already here?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

Earlier I wrote about the possibility that the new channels of e-book marketing might soon be saturated by the efforts of a new generation of publicists, agents and book promoters—once these had mastered social media and other techniques for getting their message in front of readers—to the [...]

TeleRead's Twitter account is back from the dead!

By Dan Eldridge
August 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

The majority of you out there who follow this site on a regular basis have long been aware of the fact that TeleRead’s once mighty Twitter account has sat sadly dormant for quite some time now. Sleeping, as it were. But thanks in no small part to the crackerjack social media team that toils [...]

Library of Congress still planning to archive all public Twitter posts

By Chris Meadows
July 22, 2012 // 0 Comments

Last December I mentioned that the Library of Congress was planning to archive every tweet ever tweeted publicly for use in research and the edification of future generations. Lately there have been some rumors that the LoC was backing off from the project, but a recent post in the Nieman [...]

1 2 3 4
wordpress analytics