As a writer/blogger I have found that I have a huge need to stay connected with my blog and the social world that surrounds it. The trouble with that is unless you have no life outside of sitting in front of a computer, it can be a bit challenging to stay that connected....more
I love this post with a thoughtful look at real names and free software and sites that sign you up free but want your data. Those who advise us, "just don't use it," are missing some of the nuance. Alice Warwick from Social Media Collective looks at what we expect for free, the price of free, and our right to critique free. She writes,
The world needs more comics about girl superheroes, right? Renee De Liz decided to create an all female comic anthology called Womenthology. She raised money for the project with Kickstarter, and went over her funding goal by about 400%. Newsarama's Jill Pantozzi interviewed De Liz and reported on the success of Womanthology. Pantozzi wrote,
De Liz constructed a Kickstarter to help her collect the lofty $25,000 needed for a small print run and along with help from comic readers and other creators in the industry, blew past her goal in less than 24 hours.
Made an app? Good for you. How are you going to market it? Ush from Bright Star explains a month-long effort to get a new app into the the public eye at Moms with Apps. Here's Ush's opening,
I wanted to share BrightStart’s app marketing efforts with you all as I think it might help better prepare your app launch, save you time and may help you sell more apps.
Read the full post at How much effort does it take to market an app?
One of Lion's hotly debated new features is 'Natural' Scrolling. It completely reverses the way we scroll on a Mac. But it also makes scrolling consistent with iPad and iPhone. Here's how to scroll the 'natural' way.Natural Scrolling in Lion and iOS Lion changed how we scroll — though you can set Preferences to stick with the old ways if you like. The new 'Natural' Scrolling reverses the direction a page moves in if we scroll using the trackpad. What's more the scrollbars have changed and the scroll arrows have disappeared. Here's what you need to know....more