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Friday synthesis post: Are comments part of your narrative?

September 09 Comments Off on Friday synthesis post: Are comments part of your narrative? Category: Blogging, Feed, HackText

I think that there is another commenting issue that should be addressed. Comments on a blog post or article are narrative-additive artifacts.

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DISQUS and Facebook Comments, a troubling direction for online commenting

September 07 Comments Off on DISQUS and Facebook Comments, a troubling direction for online commenting Category: Blogging, Feed, HackText, Wordpress

Commenting systems have become a popular way to increase engagement online. But it means giving your comments live offsite. What do we lose and is it worth it?

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Four ways to fail upward with content

March 08 Comments Off on Four ways to fail upward with content Category: Blogging, Feed, HackText

Entrepreneurs are often told to fail quickly, but when you’re a writer, your primary product is content. What can you do to build the same mentality into written text? When start-ups seek to fail frequently, they’re really aiming to try new things and to not be afraid to throw out what doesn’t work. If you publish often, the same mentality […]

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Why Allbritton was right to short-circuit TBD.

March 07 Comments Off on Why Allbritton was right to short-circuit TBD. Category: Blogging, Feed, HackText

Someone realized that TBD was doing the worst thing in the world for Allbritton, telling the competition that they could compete. The cut-backs issued to Allbritton Communication’s grand experiment TBD were surprising. First the outlet cut community profit-sharing, than Allbritton paired the organization down to just a website and put it under the purview of […]

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