Science Fiction + Self Publishing Research

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This is a bit sprawling, but it touches on the topics of a recent marketing conversation. The four authors listed here are some of the huge success stories, one very recent (Fan Fiction Writer) and the other three forged over the last few years in the crucible of Amazon by giving away their early work for free. Think of it as a ‘loss lead’ on steroids for authors.

The next series of links centers on science fiction sites, good … Read the rest

BlackPhone New Ultra Privacy Phone Post Snowden

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BlackPhone
Privacy is a right.
This may seem like something we can all agree on. But technology has made this an ideal that is increasingly hard to obtain. And it slips further away from us with each second.
https://www.blackphone.ch/

Silentcircle
The World’s Solution to Mobile Privacy
In a digital world with eyes and ears everywhere,
privacy is hard to find. Get in the Circle.
https://silentcircle.com/

Mobile Privacy Solutions
Encrypted Calling Plans
Unlimited Talk & Text Among Members Anywhere
Whether you’re … Read the rest

11-12-14 Search + Mobile Marketing Research

Green fire girl

The Brief History of Social Media
http://www2.uncp.edu/home/acurtis/NewMedia/SocialMedia/SocialMediaHistory.html

Slack: Be less busy
https://slack.com/

10 Ways Google’s Hummingbird Will Shape Future SEO and Content Marketing
http://anderspink.com/10-ways-googles-hummingbird-will-shape-the-future-of-seo-and-content-marketing/#prettyPhoto

More Insight into IgnitionOne’s Q3 2014 Digital Marketing Report
http://digitalmarketingsuite.com/2014/10/07/more-insight-into-ignitionones-q3-2014-digital-marketing-report/

HeadPhones Girl

Google and Yahoo have been changing up their advertising offerings in some pretty big ways.
http://www.shopigniter.com/moves-from-google-and-yahoo-confirm-the-slow-death-of-display-advertising/

How to Win in Organic Search: Tips from Google, Bing and Brands
http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2359144/How-to-Win-in-Organic-Search-Tips-from-Google-Bing-and-Brands

Digital: As Mobile Grows Rapidly, the Pressures on News Intensify
http://www.stateofthemedia.org/2013/digital-as-mobile-grows-rapidly-the-pressures-on-news-intensify/

CafeChocolateCakegirl

Sorry Google; you can Keep it … Read the rest

Recent Bitcoin News 11/2/2014

BITCOINRecent Bitcoin news that is important.

This guy Faisal Khan is a consultant of some sort, charges $750 an hour and seems pretty smart.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/faisalkhan99

http://www.faisalkhan.com/2014/10/28/fincens-new-ruling-puts-coinbase-bitpay-circle-and-others-in-deep-trouble/

This guy Faisal Khan recommends this company, as they have all the paperwork done:

http://www.coinx.com/

Not sure where I am going with this, but I wanted you to read this new info which is being driven by the Bitcoin License under consideration by NY State.

Bitcoin may be volatile but has value beyond price … Read the rest

Corporatism is Fascism

Anti-Fascist 1500
“Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of State and corporate power.”
~ Benito Mussolini

“Fascism will come to America in the name of anti-fascism’. I’m afraid, based on my own long experience, that fascism will come to America in the name of national security.” ~ Sen. Huey Long

“Fascism is capitalism in decay.” ~ Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

“Nazi Punks Fuck Off” ~ by the Dead Kennedys

Punk ain’t no religious cult
Punk means thinking … Read the rest

Anti-Semitic Vandalism in Latvia

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Riga, Latvia – Second Case of Anti-Semitic Vandalism in a Week December 13, 2010

Riga, Latvia – Police in Latvia were investigating Monday after a second incident of anti-Semitic vandalism in less than a week.

A memorial to Zanis Lipke, a Latvian credited with saving more than 50 Jews from death during World War II, was daubed with paint in the early hours of Monday morning, police said. The memorial was quickly cleaned up by municipal authorities.

The incident came … Read the rest

Avant Garde Magazine 1968 and Avant Garde The Font

Avant Garde 11-5-1968
Avant Garde ~ One of the great fonts of the later, mid 20th Century.  The font was chosen recently by Liz Riviere in one of our current collaborations, a website cataloging the life work by Dorothy Browdy Kushner, commissioned by her son, the artist Robert Kushner.

In doing the simple research to explain to Liz why she had hit a winner in terms of font choices, I came upon scans from the actual magazine that the font Avant Garde … Read the rest

Digital Ad Space on the Web is Not Infinite

Yellow Girl
Digital Ad Space on the Web is not infinite, as media buys are finding out for the 2014 elections.  A great article in today’s NYTimes by
Campaigns Find Ad Space Finite, Even on the Web
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/12/us/campaigns-find-ad-space-finite-even-on-the-web.html

“One of the good things we’re seeing this cycle is it’s not even an afterthought,” Mr. Skatell said. “They’re coming and saying, ‘Let’s do digital,’ and then if there are constraints on TV, they’re coming back again and saying, ‘Let’s buy more … Read the rest

A poem for Fall 2014

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Fall brings to me a melancholy that aches deep inside my soul. Living in a place where the seasons change is both sweet and sad.

As the leaves catch fire with color, torn from the trees, falling and whirling about, the context of life shifts and becomes barren. What was once lush forest is now naked trees, standing bones awaiting the snows of winter.

As I walk through this new world at dusk I … Read the rest

10-10-14 Search + Mobile Marketing Research

Tarky7 Marketing

Advertisers are finding Facebook as most reliable platform for marketing their brands and drive ROIs on long-term basis. Facebook has exceedingly done well in driving major share of referral traffic to websites both at mobile and desktop level.
http://www.dazeinfo.com/2014/05/26/facebook-inc-fb-advertising-news-feed-ads-report-2014/

Know Your Facebook Ad Rates: CPM and Cost Per Page Like by Placement
http://www.jonloomer.com/2014/04/28/facebook-ad-rates-placement/

Facebook Premium vs Marketplace ads: do I need to choose?
It’s in the news everywhere. Facebook recently tweaked its News Feed algorithm to allow for more timely … Read the rest

Richard Tarnas Archetypal Cosmology + Deep History

Richard Tarnas
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Tarnas

Richard Tarnas
Archetypal Cosmology and Deep History
http://cosmosandpsyche.com/about/

Richard Tarnas is the founding director of the graduate program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, where he currently teaches. Born in 1950 in Geneva, Switzerland, of
American parents, he grew up in Michigan, where he received a classical Jesuit education. In 1968 he entered Harvard, where he studied Western intellectual and cultural history and depth psychology, graduating with an … Read the rest