social networking

A chance to use your online network for good

May 12, 2011

I’m helping Think Out Loud, a radio show in Oregon, with an experiment: Can a few digitally connected people help a job seeker who’s not networked online? Carol Castle worked for a paper mill in Portland, Ore., for 25 years before getting laid off two years ago, one of the recession’s many victims. She has […]

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Platform vs. online presence = one and the same?

August 4, 2010

I hate all the emphasis in the publishing world on “platform.” I even hate the word itself. I think it takes away from what writers should be focusing on: writing. But the reality is, platform is important. I get that. I get that platform is vital to selling books. Yet I wonder if we’re all […]

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Writers' Roundup: December 18

December 18, 2009

Slim pickings in my Google Reader this week. Here are my faves: Does Social Networking Kill the Author Mystique? Does it sell books? Questions raised by thriller author Jason Pinter. Please stand to the right (if you’re a loser), from adventurer Alastair Humphreys. “Standing on the right (of the escalator) is a metaphor for complacency,” […]

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