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Tumblr Stumbles, Tries To Right Itself, Banks Left | The Marketing Whore

Tumblr Stumbles, Tries To Right Itself, Banks Left | The Marketing Whore | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

On July 16, 2013, Tumblr creator David Karp was on The Colbert Report. During the short interview segment, Karp and host Stephen Colbert discussed a number of issues ~ including the naked, and sometimes fornicating, elephant in the room: porn on Tumblr.

 

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But then, just two days later, Tumblr instituted a new policy about adult content. Along with the pre-Yahoo sale attempts to exclude search engine indexing of adult Tumblr bogs, Tumblr’s new rules meant that adult-rated blogs and their posts would no longer show up in site tags; the former preventing blogs from being found off-site, the latter keeping blogs from being searched and found on Tumblr itself.

 

Obviously, this lead to quite the reaction from Tumblr users.


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Gracie Passette's curator insight, July 23, 2013 3:16 PM

What's behind all the changes? (Hint: It smells like money!) Can you trust Karp & Tumblr? (That may depend upon a few things.)

Laura Brown's comment, July 25, 2013 5:00 PM
Adult content is always the wet elephant in the room on any web network. They all let the adult content start, as long as it keeps quiet and no one starts a fuss about it. If anything changes the adult content becomes controversial (even though it was quiet and ignored for years). Kind of an immature attitude. People obviously want porn - we are just supposed to be ashamed of it while telling everyone how natural and good sex is.
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Libraries may be contributing to decline in e-book sales

Libraries may be contributing to decline in e-book sales | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
According to Forbes, the global e-book industry generated $8.4 billion in revenue in 2013, compared to $53.9 billion in global print revenue. Greenwich Library uses the Overdrive digital library, implemented by public libraries across the country, to allow users to download library books directly to their e-readers. [...] Overdrive has really improved access and library staff at reference desks are comfortable helping our patrons no matter what device they bring in. According to data from the Association of American Publishers, e-book sales dropped 7.5 percent in the first three months of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. According to the American Booksellers Association, retail sales at bookstores were up almost every month in 2015 compared to 2014.

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I listen to a lot of library audio books, but I buy my eBooks
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How The Literary Class System Is Impoverishing Literature

How The Literary Class System Is Impoverishing Literature | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

One of the things I was taught as an elementary school student in Illinois was that America differed from Europe in that it was founded as, and has remained, a classless society. These days, if politicians such as Barack Obama or Bernie Sanders bring up the disparities among the classes in America, they are accused by their political opponents of conjuring up class consciousness in order to foment class warfare. Unfortunately, of course, Obama and Sanders are right, and my schoolteachers were wrong. And while class disparity manifests in all sectors of society, for those who seek careers in literature, class differences have a huge impact on who gets hired and who gets published. This, in turn has a real effect on the portrayal of class in literature, and in media depictions of the writer’s life.


In the past few years, countless essays, articles, charts, graphs, and surveys have been published making the case for greater gender and ethnic diversity in the literary world, that our literature might present back to us a truer accounting of the society in which we actually live. There remains a long way to go but we have slowly come to understand that by publishing more writers of color, by increasing the number of women’s bylines, by being more inclusive, we will increase the quality of our collective storytelling.


But very little has been explicitly articulated about the exclusion of the great American underclass, that perpetually poor group on the bottom tier of society that includes all races/genders/creeds. And as we winnow out opportunities for art about poverty, we lose so much potential for change.

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Infographic: TV Remains the World's Number 1 News Source

Infographic: TV Remains the World's Number 1 News Source | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Despite the rise of websites and search engines as alternatives to „classic“ news sources such as television, newspapers and the radio, the TV is still the news source most people around the globe rely on. That’s the result of a global survey of more than 30,000 online consumers across 60 countries conducted by Nielsen.

When asked where they get the news, 53 percent of the global respondents named the television as one of their go-to sources. Search engines and social media sites were the second and third most popular choices with newspapers relegated to fourth place.

Not surprisingly, news preferences vary across different generations. However, TV is the most popular choice for Millennials (21-34), Gen Xers (34-49), Baby Boomers (50-64) and the Silent Generation (65+) with Generation Z respondents (15-20 years old) the only ones favoring social media sites over TV for news consumption....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 1, 2015 11:41 PM

TV still rules as preferred news source worldwide

DaHive's curator insight, December 2, 2015 6:04 AM

la TV reste le média de référence sur la consommation de contenu "News" 

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Posthumous books could come with a lot of dollar signs - The Boston Globe

Posthumous books could come with a lot of dollar signs - The Boston Globe | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
It’s been a banner year for authors who are no longer around to celebrate their success. A groaning shelf of recently published works by deceased, brand-name writers, or those filling their literary shoes, shows that when it comes to books, gone does not mean forgotten. Or even unpublishable. Not by a long shot.

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17 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Bookstores

17 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Bookstores | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
While we all love wandering the aisles, few of us know what goes on behind the scenes.
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The Web We Have to Save

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The rich, diverse, free web that I loved — and spent years in an Iranian jail for — is dying. Why is nobody stopping it?
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This is an excellent read. Hossein clearly articulates the problems while providing insightful context. A Must Read.

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Reddit is at war with itself: Is it a community or a business?

Reddit is at war with itself: Is it a community or a business? | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
The firing of a popular staffer has triggered a debate over the future of the online community and some of its core principles.

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Amazon ranks as the No. 1 most reputable company in the U.S., Apple falls to 187th

Amazon ranks as the No. 1 most reputable company in the U.S., Apple falls to 187th | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
The company that sells you just about anything online, and delivers books right to your Kindle, has a better reputation among U.S. consumers than any other company in the world.

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How Indie Bookstores Can Win In The Age Of Amazon

How Indie Bookstores Can Win In The Age Of Amazon | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Remember The Shop Around the Corner? The charming children’s bookstore tragically had to close its doors in 1998 after Fox Books -- a big box store with lattés, low prices and unbeatable selection -- ran it out of business.

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If you’re worried about Facebook hosting news content… you’re already dead.

If you’re worried about Facebook hosting news content… you’re already dead. | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
But if we can acknowledge some hard truths, we will all be okay.
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I'm not sure I agree with everything Will Federman says, but I do agree with the points about branding and the BuzzFeed example.

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Journalism in the Age of the Accidental News Junkie

Journalism in the Age of the Accidental News Junkie | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Dado Ruvic/Reuters Young Americans care about the news, honestly they do, but their discovery path typically winds through social media feeds, not through newspapers, news sites, or televised news coverage.

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To all the young journalists asking for advice....

To all the young journalists asking for advice.... | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Dear budding journalist,

Thanks very much for your email! I’m always happy to meet just about anybody, and would love to find some time to have that coffee with you.

Of course I’m also very flattered by the lovely things you said about me, and about how you’d love to have a career in journalism where you might be able to do the kind of thing that I do.

But you won’t. The job I’m doing now was inconceivable when I was your age, and, similarly, if you’re lucky enough to have done well in this industry by the time you’re my age (I’m 42), then you’ll almost certainly be doing something which almost nobody today could foresee....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 26, 2015 10:53 PM

Felix Salmon takes a somewhat discouraging but realistic look at the prospects for journalism. One thing for sure, it will continue changing quickly and always be evolving and it is most definitely a "calling" and not a ticket to big-money.

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aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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Announcing the 2015 #TwitterFiction Festival

Announcing the 2015 #TwitterFiction Festival | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Fiction lovers rejoice: we’ve got the lineup of featured authors for the third Twitter Fiction Festival (@TwFictionFest), taking place May 11-15. As before, we’re working alongside the ...
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The one decision we all make constantly. Or why we must curate or die in 2015.

The one decision we all make constantly. Or why we must curate or die in 2015. | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

To be visible online, we're caught between a rock and a hard place: we have to publish more and we have to publish better. We must curate or die.

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New Data from Nielsen Book Shows Kindle Unlimited Subscribers Spend More on Books ⋆ Ink, Bits, & Pixels

New Data from Nielsen Book Shows Kindle Unlimited Subscribers Spend More on Books ebook subscription, Neilsen, Subscriptions Late last month I asked whether consumers were buying fewer books after switching to subscription ebook services like Scribd, Oyster, or Kindle Unlimited,

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Research shows median income for all authors is now below $5,000, though ‘hybrid’ authors who use both traditional and self-publishing are doing best

Research shows median income for all authors is now below $5,000, though ‘hybrid’ authors who use both traditional and self-publishing are doing best | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Almost a third of published authors make less than $500 (£350) a year from their writing, according to a new survey, with around a half of writers dissatisfied with their writing income.

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Is Wikipedia More Biased Than Encyclopædia Britannica?

Is Wikipedia More Biased Than Encyclopædia Britannica? | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
By identifying politically biased language in Encyclopædia Britannica and Wikipedia , Feng Zhu hopes to learn whether professional editors or open-sourced experts provide the most objective entries.
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Essay: 'They're Watching You Read' by Francine Prose

Essay: 'They're Watching You Read' by Francine Prose | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

What are the implications for readers, and writers, of new technology allowing publishers to know which books we’ve finished or not finished, how fast we have read them, and precisely where we snapped shut the cover?


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Take Your Lukewarm Copy & Make It Sizzle

Take Your Lukewarm Copy & Make It Sizzle | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Sensory words are an easy and reliable way to hook your reader. Use them whenever you need to persuade your reader -- here's 100 words to get you started.
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A Delicate Balance: Can Blurb Become All Things To All Authors?

A Delicate Balance: Can Blurb Become All Things To All Authors? | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
For close to 10 years, Blurb has been a go-to source of high-production family albums and gift-quality photo books. The San Francisco platform now recommends a "Dream Team" of specialists, in an at...

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From viral to longform: Why the Huffington Post has set its sights on long reads

From viral to longform: Why the Huffington Post has set its sights on long reads | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
HuffPo UK editor Stephen Hull explains how the trend for longform is developing as online publishers seek to distance themselves from the 'viral' label

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AbeBooks' 50 Most Expensive Sales of 2014

AbeBooks' 50 Most Expensive Sales of 2014 | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
AbeBooks' Most Expensive Book Sales from 2014 run the gamut from Marx to Gandhi and more.
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New AAP Stats Show that Reports of the Demise of Paperbacks Were Greatly Exaggerated - The Digital Reader

New AAP Stats Show that Reports of the Demise of Paperbacks Were Greatly Exaggerated - The Digital Reader | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
The American Association of Publishers announced today that the US ebook market, or rather the segment tracked by AAP member publishers, saw moderate growth in the first 8 months of 2014. Trade revenues for the 1,209 publishers who submit data to the AAP were up 4.4% so far this year ($4.2 billion to $4.3 billion), …

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10 ways to Repurpose Content for more efficient Content Marketing

Want to see how we repurposed THIS content? Learn more at http://www.lean-labs.com/repurpose-content If you create fresh content for every channel you market i…

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Lots of great tips in that efficient and short presentation. Practical and accessible: you could put some of these tips in practice this week. 

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Here is a ebook on Re-purposing Content: http://campaigns.yorkecommunications.com/ebook-repurposing-content
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Published for the First Time: a 1959 Essay by Isaac Asimov on Creativity

Published for the First Time: a 1959 Essay by Isaac Asimov on Creativity | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Isaac Asimov Mulls “How Do People Get New Ideas?”

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Inspiring -- not only for writers, but all sorts of creative types.


I especially enjoyed the parts about designing creative environments, feeling foolish in a culture that isn't exactly welcoming to creative types, and comparing the productive guiding of creative folks to that of a psychoanalyst.

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Inspiring -- not only for writers, but all sorts of creative types.


I especially enjoyed the parts about designing creative environments, feeling foolish in a culture that isn't exactly welcoming to creative types, and comparing the productive guiding of creative folks to that of a psychoanalyst.

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, October 22, 2014 10:36 PM

Inspiring --  for all sorts of creative types.


I especially enjoyed the parts about designing creative environments, feeling foolish in a culture that isn't exactly welcoming to creative types, and comparing the productive guiding of creative folks to that of a psychoanalyst.

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