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Jack Kerouac inspired the new blogging platform Ghost, but will it inspire you?

Jack Kerouac inspired the new blogging platform Ghost, but will it inspire you? | Social media and education | Scoop.it

I know what you're thinking: Why do we need yet another blogging platform?...

 

...Pontin’s thesis can be summed up like this: One reason Jack Kerouac could inaugurate the Beat era of writing was that—so he claimed—he got his hands on a 120-foot roll of teletype paper which encouraged him to write On The Road continuously, without breaks. (In fact, he was so calculating in his manipulation of medium that he taped sheets of paper together into a roll.)...

 

This is where Ghost comes in, says O’Nolan. If he and his team can successfully create a system that makes it easy for writers to express thoughts without interrupting themselves to construct the elaborate, multi-media layouts that characterize articles on the web, everyone will start writing differently.

 

“This is the biggest thing I’m excited about,” says O’Nolan. “How can a tool affect the outcome of what it’s being used to create?”...

 


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 29, 2013 3:23 PM

On the Road to a new blogging platform for you blogging Dharma Bums? Let's see if ghost materializes. ;-)

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How to Setup a Wordpress Blog in 5 Minutes

How to Setup a Wordpress Blog in 5 Minutes | Social media and education | Scoop.it

I started my blog using WordPress and I have found it a platform that makes it easy to own and publish your own content online.

 

It is the foundation to the success of this blog which currently receives over 300,000 hits per month.

 

If you’re looking for an easy way to create a web presence and start sharing your ideas online, the best way to do this is to create a blog. Millions of users around the world already express themselves and share their thoughts by means of their personal blogs.

 

The advantage of having your own WordPress blog that is self-hosted is that you own it.

 

It is good to have a Facebook “page” or a Tumblr blog but they are owned by someone else and you can have a web presence there but under their “Terms and Conditions” It is basically a rental.


Read more at http://www.jeffbullas.com/2012/06/17/how-to-setup-a-wordpress-blog-in-5-minutes/#bU4ViejLGudrGCSo.99


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 10, 2013 7:22 AM

Brilliant step-to-step simple summary. I'm thinking in starting a Wordpress Blog more easyly now. Thanks!!!

Paul's curator insight, February 11, 2013 10:04 AM

I love word press and we use it for our school blog http://stgregory.edublogs.org/  ;

dakinane's curator insight, February 27, 2013 5:17 PM

Both org and .com variants of Wordpress are a delight to use, I have sued them for years, had to abandon my hosted Wordpress blog when I upgraded my website.  I miss it.

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26 Essentials for Blogging Success: What You Need to Know

26 Essentials for Blogging Success: What You Need to Know | Social media and education | Scoop.it

Do you want to be a more successful blogger?

 

Are you keeping up with the newest developments in blogging?

 

Whether you are new to blogging or you have been blogging for years, you will find insight in this article.

 

It covers 26 blogging essentials, in an A–Z tour of the blogosphere.

Each one has a full explanation, along with a link to further reading in case you want to know more.

 

Note: For simplicity’s sake, I assume you’re using WordPress as your blogging platform. Many of these essentials, though, apply to other blogging platforms as well.


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Martin Gysler's curator insight, January 3, 2013 10:15 AM

Wow a great post on blogs. With these 26 points, you know everything that is useful to be a great blogger. I'll keep it in the mind during 2013.

Sensitive Evolution's comment, January 7, 2013 2:55 PM
The technical side of blogging can be very demanding, so the plugins really help. In addition to great content and SEO, I think you need an outreach/networking program.
Martin Gysler's comment, January 7, 2013 4:35 PM
Yes indeed, this is an interesting point, thanks.
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How Blogging Changed the Advertising Scene

How Blogging Changed the Advertising Scene | Social media and education | Scoop.it
Blog post at Two-Sided Perspective : Looking back to twenty years ago, the advertising industry heavily relied on TV. Using different types of people – from ordinary Joes to b[..]

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Herbert Kikoy's curator insight, December 19, 2012 9:40 PM

There are many ways how blogging has changed not only the face of advertising, but every aspect of our lives. The most obvious, however, is that it has made our world smaller and more accessible.

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The World's Top 5 Pinners on Pinterest | Jeffbullas's Blog

The World's Top 5 Pinners on Pinterest | Jeffbullas's Blog | Social media and education | Scoop.it
The expression of passion is no more evident than on Pinterest. So if you love fashion, create a Pinterest account and start pinning photos of images that display what has caught your eye.

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David Blundell's curator insight, February 20, 2013 3:38 AM

Pin it with passion (oooh!) . . .

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, February 21, 2013 2:12 AM
The World's Top 5 Pinners on Pinterest | Jeffbullas's Blog.

"The expression of passion is no more evident than on Pinterest. So if you love fashion, create a Pinterest account and start pinning photos of images that display what has caught your eye".
The World's Top 5 Pinners on Pinterest | Jeffbullas's Blog via @Gerrit_Bes http://sco.lt/...


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What Online Tools Work for Teaching Language Arts?

What Online Tools Work for Teaching Language Arts? | Social media and education | Scoop.it
Growing excitement around technology’s potential to transform the classroom has the education community chattering about laptops, tablets and smartphones. Continue reading →

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 4, 2013 6:13 PM

Kidblog and Collaborize Classroom are two tools that work for me in language arts and book clubs.  What works for you?

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 4, 2013 8:09 PM

It was word processing that pulled me into technology.  I recall many English teachers telling me that word processing was going to ruin writing. 


And so it goes....

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7 Reasons educators should blog - Articles - Educational Technology - ICT in Education

7 Reasons educators should blog - Articles - Educational Technology - ICT in Education | Social media and education | Scoop.it
Like many others, I find blogging a useful activity. So useful, in fact, that I think everyone inv...

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, December 29, 2012 5:10 PM

Why blog?  Here are just a few of the many reasons.  

Helena Capela's curator insight, January 4, 2013 5:48 AM

I don't know if I'm convinced !