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Errant ego spammers endanger Engadget solidarity


“Comment and be known”. Sparking a conversation with your readers is the most important thing a writer / blogger can do. But for some, moderating those comments and managing the personalities that use comments for their own personal digital deification can be a major challenge — as both Engadget and myself have learned…


When social media and censorship collide


When we think of moderated comments, the specter of censorship seems inevitable. But is censorship such a bad thing? The rise of social media suggests we ought to take the rough with the smooth, but why should we?


Building a social web workflow


By far the biggest problem associated with social networking and social media is their capacity for being a major temporal sink hole, whereby we can pour our time and effort in and get very little back in return. That’s certainly what a lot of newbie socneters tell me — but it needn’t be that way, not with a little effort, because in the end it’s the difference between aimless and effortless…


E-paper and the new computer revolution


The very future of computing could be tightly linked to electronic paper technology. Forget about the Amazon Kindle, or anything from Sony. Anything less than electronic paper has zero long-term future. Why? Because e-paper saves trees and everything else is just so much land fill…


The art and science of writing an ebook


Here’s a guide to writing an ebook, starting with identifying your audience and initial market research, through proof reading, design, promotion to eventual launch…


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