All posts filed under: Digital & Online

Why your links should never say ‘Click here’

Digital & Online

If you’re responsible for adding content to a website or blog, please, please read Why Your Links Should Never Say ‘Click Here’ from Smashing Magazine. I see it ALL THE TIME and it drives me bonkers. What’s more upsetting is the fact that this bad practice isn’t contained. It’s widespread. Publishers who should know better do it.

Media-free day?

Digital & Online

Update: I totally failed at this. It’s fairly hard for me to stay away from the interwebs unless I have a super good book or five. I don’t think I was motivated to read the two books that I got that day. Needless to say, I haven’t tried unplugging since. Nor do I expect to be doing so anytime soon. #fail I love me some internet. In fact, I love it so much that you’ll […]

Bite TV web series panel at Second City, Toronto on May 7

Digital & Online

On May 7 I’ll be in Toronto moderating a panel on how to create, fund and distribute a web series. Through the National Screen Institute, my colleagues and I have been working with Bite TV to plan this event which takes place at Second City. The web series panelists include Marcia Martin senior vice president, original content at Blue Ant; Jonas Diamond, executive producer of Smiley Guy Studios and CEO at iThentic; Andra Sheffer, executive director of the Independent Production Fund; and Nathalie Clermont, director of […]

What I’m reading: The Art of Immersion by Frank Rose

Digital & Online

The Art of Immersion is a book about how the internet is changing storytelling. It’s written by Frank Rose, digital anthropologist and Wired contributing editor. I’m embarrassed to admit I’ve had the book for ages but never even opened it. That may have had something to do with the swirly cover which does my head in every time I look at it! Frank Rose started reporting on the tech world in the eighties after getting […]

2012 internet trends from Mary Meeker

Digital & Online

After reading Mary Meeker releases stunning data on the state of the internet on VentureBeat, I wanted to share her slide deck below. I’d never heard of Mary Meeker until today. But she just published this slide deck of crazy information about 2012 internet trends. And it’s pretty mind-blowing stuff. It bothers me that I didn’t know who Mary was. According to Wikipedia she was named ‘Queen of the net.’ Very cool! 2012 KPCB Internet Trends […]