3 Ways To Improve Experience for Contributing Writers
1. Don’t run pop up ads on their content.When someone wants a story to be free to the public, it should be free to the public. A pop up ad to buy shoes or create an account is a major barrier to reading the story. We are removing this barrier.2. Make it easier to read more stories by the contributing writer.In Hacker Noon 2.0, we are going to test for ways to increase the likelihood that a second story by the same contributing writer is read. Currently when you publish on Hacker Noon, you have to leave the story page to gain access to more stories by the author. We are experimenting with a sticky author bio so that contributors can curate their top 3 stories and make them accessible on all their story pages. example:3. Give the contributing writer the power to make a prominent call (...)
Ghostboard by David Burgos (@daburix) from Spain▻https://ghostboard.iohttps://medium.com/media/34c358da72d063cea8e1ca9e946c4fab/hrefWhat’s your motivation for creating your product?When I moved my blog from WordPress to Ghost I missed some stats I think are important when #blogging, so I started to build something for myself and then I turn it into a product for everyone elseWhat are your product features?– Instant setup: just paste a line in your Ghost admin and it’s done– GDPR compliant and cookie-free, out-the-box– Don’t need Google Analytics or whatever, it just work and you get all their analytics like Live or Content reports.– Also exclusive blog-focused analytics for Posts, Pages, Tags, post per month, best time to post, much more and more incoming!When did you launch?Mid-August.Where did (...)
A Procrastinating Blogger
As a blogger, I try to write on various topics like programming, #blogging and #work culture. I always have a big list of topics to write on and I work on them as described below.I get ideas for a new blog post while reading a book, riding my scooter, watching a tv-series or attending a meeting in the office. Whenever I get an idea, I quickly open up my phone and write a one-liner about it.I revisit the to-do list later and try to add more points. I don’t start #writing the blog immediately, I take a break. I keep procrastinating on the blog post ideas until I get the conviction.After a few days, I check the idea list again and pick the one that I feel confident and begin writing the blog in my notebook.Finally, I digitalize the article that I’ve written in my notebook and shape up the (...)
One of the most important aspects of any business is marketing. Whether this comes in the form of selling the earliest releases of the product or developing a vibrant community to encourage further public adoption, marketing is vital to the future success of any #company. Unfortunately, we believe that this is one area where many recent #blockchain-based companies have fallen short.This need to marketing is particularly acute for these companies because their sales cycle is significantly different than for conventional alternatives. It is easier for potential clients to simply stay with what they already know than switch to a brand new- untested product. Customers need to be convinced to switch over to the new alternative, this is accomplished through marketing and visibility of the (...)
Dans les recoins de mon cerveau embrumé, j’entendis la petite voix de Maître Yoda.
A question of respect (or lack thereof)… – the Greek veto over Russia that never was | Yanis Varoufakis
On the first day in our ministries, the power of the media to distort hit me again. The world’s press was full of reports on how the SYRIZA government’s first foreign policy ‘move’ was to veto fresh sanctions on Russia. Now, I am not qualified to speak on foreign affairs but, nonetheless, I must share this with you at a personal level. Our Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias, briefed us that on his first day at the job he heard in the news bulletins that the EU had approved new sanctions on Russia unanimously. The problem was that he, and the new Greek government, were never asked! So, clearly, the issue was not whether our new government agrees or not with fresh sanctions on Russia. The issue is whether our view can be taken for granted without even being told of what it is! From my perspective, even though (let me state it again) I am certainly not qualified to speak on foreign affairs, this is all about a question of respect for our national sovereignty. Could journalists the world over try to draw this important distinction between protesting our being neglected from protesting the sanctions themselves? Or is this too complicated?
La #micro-publication est un nouvel outil de la #recherche. Et comme tous les nouveaux #outils, elle bouscule le paysage existant. On peut adopter trois attitudes face à cette nouvelle donne. Soit l’ignorer, et continuer comme avant. Soit tenter de minimiser ces aspects dérangeants, pour les intégrer en douceur. On peut aussi essayer de mieux comprendre en quoi les nouveaux usages interrogent les pratiques existantes, et pourquoi ils soulignent leurs limites.
Improve Your Code With New Hints
Hi all! After few weeks of inactivity we are here again and we want to show you some new hints which will try to improve your code in NetBeans 7.4 (at least we hope so ;-) …
Source: Oracle Blogs
Je profite de ce premier message sur Seenthis pour lancer un appel.
On cherche en permanence des gens pour écrire sur Syntone. Nul besoin d’une longue expérience en critique radiophonique (ça n’existe pas) : on marche à l’envie. Donc, si la plume vous démange pour parler d’une émission, d’un auteur, d’une thématique en lien de près ou de loin avec la créativité radiophonique, n’hésitez surtout pas à nous en parler. On a aussi plusieurs chantiers sur le feu qu’on pourrait vous proposer...
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Le fondateur de TechCrunch n’a pas peur des conflits d’intérêt :
Michael Arrington’s Audacious Venture
When Michael Arrington, the editor of the popular Web site TechCrunch, told his bosses at AOL that he was forming a venture capital company to finance some of the technology start-ups that his site wrote about, they did not fire him or ask for his resignation. Instead, last week, they invested about $10 million in his fund.
Tu te rends compte, un conflit d’intérêt, chez nous les super-gentils de TechCrunch, mais c’est laughable ! (L’argument « laughable » semble se suffit à lui-même.)
Earlier this evening, I wrote a post on my personal blog attempting to explain to those outside our company how TechCrunch actually works from an editorial perspective. The notion that Mike, or anyone else, investing in a company would dictate some sort of giant conflicted agenda is laughable. Literally. If Mike tried to get me to write some unreasonable post about a company he had invested in, I would laugh at him. But he would never do that. Ask Loic Le Meur. Ask Kevin Rose. Ask Shervin Pishevar. Ask Airbnb. Ask countless others. He didn’t get to where he is by being an idiot. He has gotten to where he is by being honest with his readers. Even if everyone doesn’t always agree with him, he has been honest. And he’s brought forth information that no one else has, even when it’s probably not in his best interest to do so.