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Trying to imagine life without social media

By Shane Joseph, published on Feb 3, 2013

I tried to recall life without social media. Wasn’t it just a few years ago when I walked around without a portable device strapped to my waist, a device willing to announce my every grunt, burp and fart to the external world, if I only let it?

Without social media, my concentration would improve, that much I am sure. I would not be constantly interrupting my daily chores to go check that infernal device for the latest chat or inspirational message. My self esteem would mature for I would not have those “likes” to prop me up but would have to “like” myself instead. I could spend many... (more)

Tags: facebook, life, social media, cities, blackberry, behavior, like, device, politician, twitter., always on, going back, klout

Is the e-book going to stall without standards?

By Shane Joseph, published on Oct 24, 2011

...a trade paperback is the same. But an e-book? At the technology end, there are formats as diverse as Kindles and .epubs and PDFs and PDPs. On the distribution side, separate distribution agreements are required for Nook, Apple and B&N, and of course Amazon is an enclave unto itself. On the device end, e-readers have already ceded to tablets and the innovation of non-glitter screens are losing out to the old laptop-style back-lit screen variety

How does one find an e-book that is readable on any device and purchasable universally? Not yet, is the answer, because this industry is... (more)

Tags: microsoft, .epub, amazon. kindle, device, e-book, e-reader, standards

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