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Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
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Start Your Own Zine How To Book by Veronikia Kalmar, Jet Lambert Gumption Guide

Start Your Own Zine How To Book by Veronikia Kalmar, Jet Lambert Gumption Guide | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Start Your Own Zine: Everything you need to know to put it into print! By Veronika Kalmar (managing editor of The Rocket), copyright 1997
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Remember the zine craze?

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Universal Subscribe and Follow Button For Any Website: SubToMe

Universal Subscribe and Follow Button For Any Website: SubToMe | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it




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Free is good :)

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Robin Good's curator insight, August 2, 2013 2:01 PM



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MioBook.'s comment, August 2, 2013 2:22 PM
Grazie Robin
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Andrew Sullivan Claims His Blog Is Now More Profitable Than The Daily Beast

Andrew Sullivan's enormously popular blog, The Dish, just released some info on its earnings. Allegedly, it's more profitable than The Daily Beast--which Sullivan quit in favor of turning his blog into an independent media entity. For Sullivan, this was perhaps a very smart move.


PBS Idea Lab spoke to Sullivan for their Mediatwits web television program. The commentator and blogger claimed to PBS's Mark Glaser that he raised more revenue in the seven months since he went independent than the Daily Beast has raised in the past 2.5 years. Sullivan bought up his earnings in the middle of a conversation about Nate Silver ditching the New York Times for ESPN....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 2, 2013 2:23 PM

Digital success or digital smoke? In a conversation with PBS, Sullivan claims his newly independent blog is a financial success....

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Ideas reign supreme — We raised 2.6 M and hired an ace new VP to continue molding the web’s content into ideas that matter

Ideas reign supreme — We raised 2.6 M and hired an ace new VP to continue molding the web’s content into ideas that matter | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Why are we here?
For a long while, the Scoop.it team has had a vision that fostering ideas, molding existing content into more valuable forms, and sharing knowledge with their communities of interest is what our platform can do best.
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National Read a Book Day

National Read a Book Day | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Today, September 6th, is National Read a Book Day. Here are a few of the reasons you should join in on this holiday and read a book. How cool would it be if everyone in America was sitting down right now to read a book?
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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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Content Curation Success Hinges On Objectivity, Bridging the Information Gap

Content Curation Success Hinges On Objectivity, Bridging the Information Gap | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Content curation is often described as a product of the Digital Age, but earlier forms of news aggregation were already being practiced in the early 90s.“Content curation has been around for years,” explained Michael Kolowich, CEO of KnowledgeVision. “But the evolution of it as a thought leadership, expertise-establishing marketing engine is actually fairly recent.”


Kolowich was the CEO of Individual Incorporated and one of the leading figures behind early news aggregation. Individual Incorporated initially distributed its newsletter, First, through fax machines, then email and finally on online once the World Wide Web took off in the mid-90s.


Today, content curation is not just restricted to media outlets. In conjunction with the growing trend of marketing teams acting as publishers, a diverse array of businesses have been using content curation to position themselves as industry leaders.

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How Do You Properly Compensate Content Creators When Content Curation Is The New King?

How Do You Properly Compensate Content Creators When Content Curation Is The New King? | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

"The curator is getting more cred for recognizing good content than the creator is for making good content."

 


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Thought provoking, however, montetization of curation is still very limited. Scoop.It & others offer no means for monetization at all. Like content creation, & most everything on the net, compensation for cuation is still a giant question mark.

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malek's curator insight, July 21, 2013 8:00 PM

Thought provoking article with a great twist at the end (No spoiler, you better read it all). Thank you Robin for zooming in available opportunities for curators.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, July 23, 2013 7:26 AM

I've heard everyone from Jaron Lanier to Tim Berners-Lee and a number of other noteworthy tech brains bring up this topic up. How do the creators of content and innovative ideas cash in on the contributions they have made that everyone is passing along and sharing? No one wants their work and thoughts stolen and most everyone I know wants creative people to keep creating what we need and want and would like them rewarded and to be able to earn a decent living doing that. This article is about how we can make sure that happens.

corneja's curator insight, July 23, 2013 5:24 PM

Thanks for this reflexion about contents and their creators in the times of the content curation!  Sorry, I didn't intend to make a rhyme. :-/

 

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Introducing Instagram Web Embeds

Introducing Instagram Web Embeds | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Today, we’re excited to introduce web embedding for Instagram content and bring you an easy way to add Instagram photos and videos to the stories you want to tell.
Now, when you visit an Instagram... (Well, @instagram is moving quickly...

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10 Online Resources for Writers Who Want to Write Well

10 Online Resources for Writers Who Want to Write Well | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
The Internet is a big place. Fortunately for you, I've done the work of scouring this mighty big world wide web to bring you this list of the best resources for writers. These are sites I refer to ...

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THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, July 5, 2013 3:05 PM

Great and useful resources!

The Digital Aviator's curator insight, July 12, 2013 4:56 AM

Carefully crafted writing is often invisible, the reverse sticks out like the Mutt's Nuts.

Jane Steen's curator insight, July 12, 2013 1:28 PM

Not a bad starter list.

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Blogging Death Knells Are Premature & Passe

Blogging Death Knells Are Premature & Passe | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
This sort of “blogging is dead, especially for business” thinking as shared in Beyond Blogging: 13 Content Marketing Opportunities for Ecommerce by Linda Bustos drives me nuts: Remember when business...
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Deanna Dahlsad's comment, July 12, 2013 4:31 PM
Thanks for sharing :)
Gracie Passette's curator insight, July 12, 2013 8:08 PM

Blogs are not dead, despite what you've heard. And this is great news for those working in the adult industry who are blocked from using Facebook and other giant sites. Click the links in the article for detailed info.

 

MartinSocially's curator insight, July 29, 2013 4:05 PM

The concept of individuals creating their own content will endure, platforms may come and go but the essence of origianal content is fundamental to the future of the internet and society as a whole.

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Do we still need bookstores?

Do we still need bookstores? | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
I'm writing this post from our local Barnes and Noble, which may be one of the 240-290 stores the company closes over the next decade. I would miss this particular B&N since I signed my novel O...
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You Won’t Finish This Article

You Won’t Finish This Article | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
I’m going to keep this brief, because you’re not going to stick around for long. I’ve already lost a bunch of you. For every 161 people who landed on this page, about 61 of you—38 percent—are already gone.

Via Peg Corwin, Guillaume Decugis, Taylor Mergele
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Terry Patterson's comment, July 20, 2013 12:37 PM
See Brian, there is no "cut off" for good articles, just user ability and interest to finish the read... yes, the medium helps (in your case you mentioned "listen") whatever works. In any case, believing that a user won't read an article because it is too long is a fallacy. Someone who believes that simply is not understanding their audience and not giving them what they need and how they need it in digital format.
Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's comment, July 20, 2013 3:07 PM
As platforms change for content exposure with filters such as curation, on site like Scoop.it, writers need to remember that their readers may be looking for more information than a brief 500 word article because they have clicked through from a filtered source, not a random Google search.
Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's comment, July 20, 2013 3:14 PM
Terry, when I look an article written by someone like Avinash Kaushik, I know that what I'm going to read is well thought out with sources to back it up. Not just something written as Google bait. eg. http://www.kaushik.net/avinash/analytics-tips-improve-search-social-compound-metrics/
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Discouragement for young writers

Discouragement for young writers | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

I’m not saying that in some reverse-psychology, “this is a test,” I’m-being-superficially-discouraging-but-really-think-you-will-make-it sense. I’m saying it in the “you will try and are far more likely to fail than to succeed” sense. In the time it took you to read the last paragraph some 48-year old was laid off by The Village Voice, and they’re smarter than you and have lived ten times what you’ve lived and can write so much better than you I actually almost feel bad for you, and now they’re on the same job market trying to scramble for the same shitty 10-cents-a-word gig recapping a show about couponing for the AV Club in the hopes that they can bang out some soul-destroying tedious bullshit so that a pack of talentless losers in the comments can pick their words apart from the safety of their beige plastic cubicles as they try to distract themselves with pop culture for long enough to keep their all-devouring self-hatred at bay. You might get that gig over them but if so it’s only because you’re young and cheap and stupid and the scuzzy editor thinks he might be able to fuck you after the Christmas party.

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9 Trends Journalists Must Know About To Keep Their Careers Going

9 Trends Journalists Must Know About To Keep Their Careers Going | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

The news business is changing fast — again. That’s because the ad business is changing fast — again. Or is it because Facebook FB -1.54% is changing the ad business, or because Twitter and Linkedin are changing the news business. Day by day, the big social sites look and act more like media companies, delivering all manner of content and advertising. Next up: with a combined audience of 1 billion, what role will Yahoo YHOO -0.91%, a portal, and Tumblr, a social blogging network, play in this media puzzle?

 

One thing is clear: news organizations and their journalists must jump into this free-for-all — or be hopelessly left behind.

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YouTube Secrets and Content Curation | Social Media Today

YouTube Secrets and Content Curation | Social Media Today | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Want to become a more productive writer, find even more ways to reach your audience or apply content curation for lead nurturing? Go ahead and read those helpful tips right now.
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12 Reasons Why Hitting Publish is Only the Beginning of Content Marketing

12 Reasons Why Hitting Publish is Only the Beginning of Content Marketing | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Excellent tips for enhanced blog success... Most of us think our job is done after we hit the “Publish” button on WordPress. We take a deep breath, sit back in our chair, and congratulate ourselves on another article well done. Then we go back to pulling out what’s left of our hair, worrying about how to build more links. While we pull out our hair, though, we miss the Penguin and Panda memo: Content Marketing IS link building. By now you should already understand the limitless value of high quality content. I hope you understand that publishing lots of low or medium quality articles won’t help and that buying links or joining blog networks will only result in grief in the short or long term. The article you’ve just published should be full of actionable “gems” that will answer questions that your buyer personas are asking about your brand, industry or service. You’ve given them something of supreme value. And now the real work begins. Your job is not done after you publish your post. Publishing marks the beginning of the most important aspect of content creation: outreach and promotions. 12 Steps to take after you have written a new blog post....


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Kristina Aston's curator insight, June 13, 2013 3:14 AM

The real work does begin after you hit publish! Thanks for these tips.

Suneeta ITBP's comment, June 13, 2013 4:36 AM
excellent work!!!
Jeff Domansky's comment, June 13, 2013 6:03 PM
Kristina, Suneeta, glad the tips were useful
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Writer's Block Is More Than The Fear Of White Paper (Or Screen) - Word Grrls

Writer's Block Is More Than The Fear Of White Paper (Or Screen) - Word Grrls | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

One of the things I now find myself doing in my consulting work is providing clients with a Writing Prompt Service. It was born, like any good service, from client needs. In working with my clients, it quickly became clear that whatever their reason for having a website or blog, writers, bloggers, marketers, etc. all struggle with coming up with fresh ideas to write about.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, May 30, 2013 2:15 AM

My guest spot at WordGrrls

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Secrets deciphered as ancient Maya script meets the modern Internet

Secrets deciphered as ancient Maya script meets the modern Internet | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Researchers began decoding the glyphic language of the ancient Maya long ago, but the Internet is helping them finish the job and write the history of the enigmatic Mesoamerican civilization.

For centuries, scholars understood little about Maya script beyond its elegant astronomical calculations and calendar. The Maya dominated much of Central America and southern Mexico for 1,000 years before their civilization collapsed about 600 years before the Spaniards reached the New World.

The Maya script began to give up its secrets in the 1950s and ’60s, and progress accelerated in the 1970s. But much remains to be puzzled out from the immense body of carvings and inscriptions that has languished for centuries in jungle ruins and museum closets.

Enter University of Texas archaeologist David Stuart, one of the world’s leading experts on Maya script.

“I had all these boxes of notes and papers in my office, and I was never going to publish every little observation,” he said. “But I thought that if I had a blog, I could talk about new things and bring out some old stuff from my dusty files.”

So five years ago, Stuart started up Maya Decipherment, a blog for scholars and amateurs to post new inscriptions, refine translations and debate the subtleties of Maya language, all in an effort to fill out the history of the civilization.

The work will take years, but with the help of the Internet, the pace is quicker than it has ever been


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claudia patino's curator insight, January 16, 2014 9:02 PM

Its is amazing how the internet can help us solve ancient history. if we in the modern day are able to learn whto read Maya language then we would be able to identify some of there struggles and find out about there successe.

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Romance and pornography : Popular Romance Project

Romance and pornography : Popular Romance Project | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

I teach an undergraduate seminar on “Gender, Sexuality, and Popular Culture” with a unit on the romance genre. This year, for the first time ever, the class consists entirely of women. Also new this year is an exercise we invented of an online, collaborative romance narrative. One question that came up in our writing experiment was how, when, and why to include sex scenes. We talked a lot about depictions of sexuality in romance fiction, as well as in the sex-saturated corridors of popular culture. How are the love scenes in romance different from those in pornography or erotica?

 

...I’m interested in the notion that a feminist is a woman who writes—a woman who dares explore ideas and fantasies that run contrary to patriarchal scripts for feminine docility, submissiveness, and sexual passivity. These scripts are still alive in the impossible contradictions and double standards my students report: be sexy but also pure, demands the culture. If guys sleep around it’s a sign of mastery and control, but if you do it you’re a slut.

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Burn Your Letters?

Burn Your Letters? | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Why is it that, when an author says very explicitly that she does not want her work published, we publish it?

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Earl Kemp Flashbacks – Silent Porn Star

Earl Kemp Flashbacks – Silent Porn Star | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

This week’s flashback is a round-up of all my Earl Kemp interviews:

IntroductionsEarl Kemp On Science FictionEarl Kemp On Censorship & PoliticsEarl Kemp On Reading & WritingEarl Kemp On FamdomEarl Kemp On… Canvas?

See also, Earl Kemp: Acres of Nubile Flesh.


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A look back at a Golden Age in publishing - and the dark side of censorship. (As the site name implies, this site is NWS.)

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How Does Writing Affect Your Brain?

How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
According to today’s infographic, writing can serve as a calming, meditative tool. Stream of conscious writing exercises, in particular, have been identified as helpful stress coping methods. Keeping a journal, for example, or trying out free-writing exercises, can drastically reduce your levels of stress.

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Cathy Ternent Dyer's curator insight, August 7, 2013 10:22 PM

Great information! Thanks to Elvira for telling me about it. :)
I've always said that keeping a journal is cheap therapy! 

Ann Kenady's curator insight, February 5, 2014 11:24 PM

Massage your brain....

Chris Shern's curator insight, February 1, 2015 5:39 AM

The power of putting pen to paper helps to make sense of a world increasingly filled with noise.

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How to Use Content Curation as a Business Model - CURATE CONTENT

How to Use Content Curation as a Business Model - CURATE CONTENT | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
The internet is awash with crap. What if you could cut through all that, giving your readers links to the resources they crave – and at the same time make a business out of it?You can. It’s called content curation .

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Tumblr Panic | The Marketing Whore

Tumblr Panic | The Marketing Whore | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

For adult webmasters and bloggers, the real ruckus started when Tumblr prepared itself for a Yahoo buy-out by appearing to purge itself of adult content. The micro-blogging site did this quite effectively when it dealt a dirty blow to Tumblr users by using robots.txt to exclude the search engines from indexing sites labeled as “adult”. This was reported in accurate detail by Bacchus at the long-respected ErosBlog. (it must be noted that Tumblr does not seem to be using the Robots Meta Tag. Do you know about robots.txt files and Robots Meta Tags?)

 

This was reported by Bacchus before anyone even had an idea that Yahoo & Tumblr were in talks. Just days later, Bacchus again discussed issues for adult bloggers at Tumblr, i.e. how difficult it became to even search your own Tumblr blog & how to back-up your Tumblr site. By this time, the rumors had become official news: Yahoo had purchased Tumblr.


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Gracie Passette's curator insight, May 23, 2013 4:31 PM

But that's just the beginning... Probably.

Laura Brown's comment, May 24, 2013 11:02 PM
I noticed the difference on Tumblr early on. Links on other sites were leading to missing sites, or sites that just would not load. Where will the adult bloggers go next? Tumblr was a nice, simple place for them the past few years. I don't think they can move to WordPress.com as was suggested for other Tumblr bloggers who don't want to wait for Yahoo to drop.
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