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Idea: a script to find Flickr photos being used online

Flickr is a great place to find photos to use. Many photographers assign their photos with a Creative Commons license, so any can use the photos. (there are different requirements with this license. Some require attribution. Some don’t allow profit use.) Whenever I see an article using a Flickr image, I almost always click over …

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Twitter Jack Dorsey on Twitter follower count and reply rate

Twitter CEO says the important stat is reply rate, not follower count

I love this quote from the CEO of Twitter on the number of followers a person has: “I don’t think that’s the number you should be focused on. I think what is more important is the number of meaningful conversations you’re having on the platform. How many times do you receive a reply?” Too often …

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@tribuneagency

I’m now managing the @TribuneAgency Twitter account

Yesterday I started to manage the @TribuneAgency account again. This is the Twitter account for Tribune Content Agency. We are the branch of Tribune Publishing that syndicates and licenses content from all over the place. I created the Twitter account in 2013. I ran it for a couple years, then some of my coworkers ran …

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2007 continues to rock with Feedburner’s email newsletter footers

These days you might still get an email newsletter that is powered by Google’s FeedBurner. Founded in 2002, Feedburner blazed trails by giving bloggers traffic analysis of their RSS feed and email newsletter. As of October 5, 2007, FeedBurner hosted over a million feeds for 584,832 publishers, including 142,534 podcast and videocast feeds. Since Google …

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What Linkedin does when there is no image on your blog post

We all know the general rule of thumb that all blog posts should have an image. It helps to promote the post in various channels. Lately I’m approaching my blogs as a thought space where I post more frequently to get my ideas published. With more posts, these ideas get developed further. The only thing …

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Pearl Crescent Page Saver alternative

The problem in Firefox Since Firefox is labeling a slew of extensions as “legacy”, they are no longer allowing users to enable these “legacy” extensions. Here is a list of my legacy extensions in Firefox: Firefox disabled 11 of my 18 extensions One of my favorites was “Pearl Crescent Page Saver” This extension allows you …

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Links from July 2017

Twenty links this month. This is a collection of articles where I left a comment in July 2017 Work of the Week: Statue of a Ram | The Art Institute of Chicago And the palm trunk also serves to tickle the ram’s belly. Stored on: July 31, 2017 A slow modem is a pigeon – Spudart …

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Links from June 2017

Keep track of the comments you leave on blogs and articles. I store my comments in a bookmarking service pinboard. These bookmarks are handy when you need to recall a specific article. Every month will post links to the blog posts and articles where I have left a comment. In June 2017, there are 22 such …

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