New technology boosts the old

As cheerleaders for incumbent media often point out, the old is rarely replaced by the new. Newspapers weren’t killed by radio, radio wasn’t killed by TV, TV wasn’t killed by online video – etc., etc. Sometimes new technology boosts the old. Dipping in again to the excellent Writing on the Wall: Social Media, the First…… Continue reading New technology boosts the old

Think clusters, not websites

Adam Tinworth thinks that Google Authorship’s evolution could be another major step in Google stepping away from the website as the core unit of the web, towards the page and its author – with authorship and author reputation a core part of how search works. This is something my friend James Byford drummed into me.…… Continue reading Think clusters, not websites

For authors: Managing your reputation online: links & resources

I’m writing an article for the Writers & Artists Yearbook about how to manage online reputation. I’ve compiled some of the links I think are useful in a Storify story (below). Let me know if there’s anything you think I should add. Will credit suggestions in the updated Storify story and be linking to it…… Continue reading For authors: Managing your reputation online: links & resources