Sample pages from Me and My Web Shadow

Today is slated as publication day by Amazon, but we’re still two weeks away from the March 29th actual publication… Meanwhile this is a sample of the first 25 pages of Me and My Web Shadow my publisher has very kindly put together. It’s basically the contents, introduction and some top-line advice about managing your…… Continue reading Sample pages from Me and My Web Shadow

People who bought Me and My Web Shadow also bought…

…The Wire Series 2, according to Amazon. Congratulations if you have pre-ordered the UK edition of the book – you have excellent taste ;-) Since I took this screengrab, Anathem by Neal Stephenson and Blink by Malcom Gladwell have been added to the “People Who Bought” section. Me and My Web Shadow is in good…… Continue reading People who bought Me and My Web Shadow also bought…

Book news: cover, US launch in June and other bits #webshadows

Off to the printers! It’s official: Me and My Web Shadow: How to Manage Your Reputation Online is in print production right now… H’rah! Here’s a shot of the cover that the publisher shared with me… US publication date is now June Me and My Web Shadow’s US launch is now set for June, pushed…… Continue reading Book news: cover, US launch in June and other bits #webshadows

The end of Facebook quiz spam?: Facebook continues to add privacy enhancements

Facebook yesterday added a welcome feature to its privacy controls: the ability to control who sees different types of content you share via applications. The example Facebook’s blog used was sharing a greetings card via an app like someecards – maybe you don’t want everyone in your network to see your hilarious design. Perhaps it…… Continue reading The end of Facebook quiz spam?: Facebook continues to add privacy enhancements

Q: What’s the number one thing people want their browser to do?

A: Block ads. Sometimes it’s worth reminding ourselves of the simple truths about online media and marketing. Like the fact that, given the choice, a lot of people don’t want banner ads, pop-ups and other sundry promotional interruptions getting in the way of whatever they are dong. I was reminded of this when Google kindly turned on…… Continue reading Q: What’s the number one thing people want their browser to do?

Online media: Finding balance between stock & flow

I’m grateful to Lloyd Shepherd for the point to a post by Robin Sloan called Stock & Flow. Recalling studying for his degree in economics, Robin recalls: There are two kinds of quantities in the world. Stock is a sta­tic value: money in the bank, or trees in the for est. Flow is a rate…… Continue reading Online media: Finding balance between stock & flow