RIP Storify

For the past seven-plus years, I’ve made 34 Storify stories by combining posts from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to tell stories in different ways. At the time I started, it felt like a great possibility for storytelling in general (check out this Storify) and the future of journalism in particular. Storify will come toContinue reading “RIP Storify”

#518Day in the News

Thank you to The Daily Gazette and Saratogian for highlighting the #518Day social media campaign slated for Thursday, May 18 The Daily Gazette, 05/13/17: #518Day returns Thursday to promote local arts scene Saratogian, 05/10/17: #518Day, Thursday, May 18 What is #518Day? Learn more about it on this page.  

Where I’ve Been: Part 1 — Making a Website

Hello (again) world. For the past eleven months I’ve been working on creating a new website at my day job at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College. Not that I’ve created it. The design firm Linked By Air (which is awesome) did the design and development work. Everyone on staff at the museum pitchedContinue reading “Where I’ve Been: Part 1 — Making a Website”

Thank you, Internet, for today’s victory

The problem: Remote-car starter appears nonfunctional after having my dead battery replaced The solution: The remote-car starter company’s FAQ Time on task: 10 minutes to look things up on the Internet; less than a minute to implement Lesson: This remains one of the best gifts from my wife

Pinterest updates terms of service

In recent weeks, lots of people have joined Pinterest. That includes the Times Union at http://www.pinterest.com/timesunion. But the sites terms of service had people scared about content ownership, copyrights and legal ramifications. Now Pinterest has announced it is changing its TOS, especially by eliminating the part that said it could sell your content. That shouldContinue reading “Pinterest updates terms of service”