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Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Sourcebooks CEO Raccah Upbeat and So Are Her Stats - http://ereads.com/2011...
Raccah is one of a handful of publishers who are really walking the walk. Love her! - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Twenty-Sided Troubadours: Why Writers Should Play Roleplaying Games - http://terribleminds.com/ramble...
Oh, yes! And those who do tend to get transmedia faster than those who don't. - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
As always, Don offers some much-needed perspective on what's happening in the industry. It's not about the latest ill-conceived e-reader, it's about the practical, behind-the-scenes adjustments that will really change the way business is done by the publishers who have the vast majority of the business. - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Has Social Media Reached Its Peak? - http://feedproxy.google.com/~r...
"Social media" is finally being put into perspective, as one facet of a larger whole, neither more nor less important than anything else. It's a tool that will work for some, and be relatively pointless for others. And yes, surprise, it takes time and resources to be effective. Who knew? #duh - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Woot! One project down, several more to go! - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
The Rise of Social Power: What It Means for Forbes and Our Brand - http://www.forbes.com/sites...
Another always fascinating update from DVorkin on Forbes' continued evolution. - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
The Decade Of Magical Thinking - The Rumpus.net - http://therumpus.net/2011...
"They were telling personal stories about watching television." I have so much trouble explaining my conflicted feelings about the memorialization of this day but Steve Almond nails it in this essay. - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Study: Using 3rd Party Apps Decreases Facebook Engagement by 70% - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - - http://www.frogloop.com/care2bl...
Handcrafting vs. automation, not surprising FB might be favoring the former. - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Tracking the KPIs of Social Media | SEOmoz - http://www.seomoz.org/blog...
Great insights and resources here. - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
"The problem is not technology, it is the fantasy that the machines will obviate the need for the teachers and librarians." THIS! - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Librarians Reshelve 27,000 Books After Virginia Earthquake - http://www.mediabistro.com/galleyc...
"It's an inspiring example of librarians working hard despite fiscal and natural disasters this year." WTF? When did GalleyCat become The Onion? This is such an inadvertently dismissive post that totally devalues what librarians really represent to their communities and our culture. A rare fail by Mr. Boog. - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
"Blogging, in my eyes, is professional activity." Not always, of course, but most definitely one its most valuable applications. - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
How the New York 'Times' Came Back From the Brink -- New York Magazine - http://nymag.com/news...
Finally read the full article (excellent, BTW), in print, and politics aside, if you're not hoping the NY Times succeeds, you're either a fool or Arianna Huffington. - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Transmedia LearningWorlds: Writing the Book - http://edtechinsight.blogspot.com/2011...
Keep an eye on this, whether you're a teacher or not. - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Thursday/Friday Signal: Well, It Ain’t Pretty, Folks, But It’s Real - http://www.federatedmedia.net/blog...
Battelle's roundups always have a few good links, but his brief commentary is sometimes even more interesting than what he's linking to. - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
I love when digerati refer to book lovers as fetishists, usually while clutching their little iDevices to their chests. #cmonson - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
The fourth point nails it. There's a misguided belief that people only consider marketing emails spam, and all editorial newsletters are gold. Not so much. - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
I have absolutely no NEED for one of these, but I certainly would love to HAVE one! - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Jeffrey Katzenberg & Asking The Right Questions - http://transmythology.com/2011...
A long, thoughtful and provocative post from Simon that's a must-read for writers and publishing types; just substitute "motion picture" for "book" and "studios" for "publishers," and the parallels should be clear. - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
The author services bubble expands further with yet another opportunity to - https://plus.google.com/1067187...
This kind of thing makes me angry! Also, Google+ may the micro-blog platform Posterous nor Tumblr ever quite worked out to be... - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
A provocative essay on a number of levels, but I found this bit particularly interesting in terms of discussions about discoverability: "The time has come to acknowledge the inanity of this running tally. Not only do we not want to read about Gary Shteyngart's latest novel, we don’t even want to know it exists. Newness is not a fixed property. There must be a less arbitrary, more sensible way to encounter books, an organizational scheme better suited to identifying and highlighting excellence; one which doesn't foreground mediocrities simply because they are the newest mediocrities. 'Recent' is not a synonym for 'relevant.'" - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Free Nook Color App Helps Kids Publish - http://www.mediabistro.com/galleyc...
Interesting. B&N quietly acquired Tikatok in 2009 for $2.3m and haven't really made a splash with it. Interesting to see if this gets any traction. - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Four Chrome Extensions to make Google+ even more useful:+1 Plus One Extensi - https://plus.google.com/1067187...
And a bonus, non-Chrome tip: you can create an RSS feed for any Google+ accounts' public posts by adding their profile ID to the end of this URL: http://plusfeed.appspot.com/ Here's mine: http://plusfeed.appspot.com/1067187... - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Re: Google+, Circles, and Facebook (And: How To Make Facebook Act Like G+) - http://blog.bradrourke.com/2011...
"While you're technically right, the key differences between the UIs and Circles/Friends aren't purely functional, they're philosophical. Facebook has embraced "public by default" (see Danah Boyd's writings) and pervasive marketing tactics, which is why Friends lists are buried and the UI has gotten increasingly cluttered over the years. Circles are technically optional since you can dump everyone into one Circle and simply choose between sharing posts publicly or with "friends." I suspect Facebook is more likely to counter with feature creep than they are to make any fundamental shift in their strategy. This presentation by Vincent Wong really nails the differences between them: http://bit.ly/p0vH2D Looking forward to your further explorations!" - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Re: Google+, Circles, and Facebook (And: How To Make Facebook Act Like G+) - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"While you're technically right, the key differences between the UIs and Circles/Friends aren't purely functional, they're philosophical. Facebook has embraced "public by default" (see Danah Boyd's writings) and pervasive marketing tactics, which is why Friends lists are buried and the UI has gotten increasingly cluttered over the years. Circles are technically optional since you can dump everyone into one Circle and simply choose between sharing posts publicly or with "friends." I suspect Facebook is more likely to counter with feature creep than they are to make any fundamental shift in their strategy. This presentation by Vincent Wong really nails the differences between them: http://bit.ly/p0vH2D Looking forward to your further explorations!" - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Social Media Gurus, Real Work and Diversity - http://feedproxy.google.com/~r...
Methinks the guru doth protest a bit too much, perhaps? He makes a valid point, but two years later, I still only know HIM for his rants about how other people are "doin' it rong!" #cmonson - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Why the Facebook Feature Frenzy Will Fail - http://geofflivingston.com/2011...
Facebook has lost the plot, and is in danger of slowly losing its audience. - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
The Kinds of Stories About Libraries That Influence Political Leaders | ALA Annual 2011 - http://blog.libraryjournal.com/ljinsid...
"The product is not the book, it is the consequence of the book… knowledge is a core service." Yes! And this applies to publishers just as much as to libraries. - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
the tools and the hammer/nail problem in the digital divide - http://www.librarian.net/stax...
The definition of a "problem" dictates the potential solutions, and there's no single definition of the digital divide. - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
I'm enjoying Plus so far. If they incorporate Google Reader, I'm all in! - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
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