Independent Publishing - Articles Archive
from May 10, 2007 to March 20, 2007

Social media is booming, but is all of the activity surrounding its growth a precursor to a dot-com-like bubble burst? While in some ways investors may overextend themselves on the social media trend as much as any other social media is growing to become a trend ... read more

Robin Good - May 10, 2007

New media are rapidly changing the way we search, access and create news and information. The Internet has become the reference point for all those people who are not happy anymore with the quality, depth and breadth of whatever news mainstream media networks deliver. Users have started ... read more

Robin Good - May 9, 2007

The question of how to make money blogging is a perennial favorite, and with dedication, hard work and a well-chosen niche-topic it is definitely possible. But for many people looking to get started, negotiating the issues of building traffic, SEO, blogging platforms and monetization options can ... read more

Michael Pick - May 8, 2007

YouTube is nothing less than an online video phenomenon and if you aren't already using it as a tool to promote yourself or your online content, you should really give it some thought. Here's why: Having already served up over 1.73 billion video views and 45 terabytes ... read more

Michael Pick - May 3, 2007

RSS Syndication has long been a feature of blogs and websites, allowing publishers to share their work with a broad audience, and aggregate, arrange and publish that of others. Until now, though, syndicating and broadcasting online video and rich media hasn't been the simplest of prospects. ... read more

Michael Pick - May 1, 2007

Looking for an alternative to mainstream media news? Let's face it, these days you can't be sure if what you're being fed up isn't simply serving the interests of corporate sponsors and government officials, unless you turn to the web. The problem is, in trying to ... read more

Michael Pick - Robin Good - April 29, 2007

Today, blogs are one of the most effective and used online communication tools. Blogs help large and small companies communicate directly and transparently with their customers in a way that is direct as well as offering an exhaustion and confrontation pipe for topics ranging from politics ... read more

Robin Good - April 27, 2007

Want to finally find out what RSS really is without needing to read a technical treatise? Tired of feeling left out of the RSS party? Interested in spending less than 5 minutes to understand what RSS is all about, why it is so great and why ... read more

Robin Good - Lee Lefever - April 26, 2007

Online video continues to enjoy enormous success and is increasingly becoming a standard feature of websites and blogs. As we move towards the era of Internet TV, it gets easier and easier for everyday people to broadcast their own video shows to the world. A new ... read more

Michael Pick - April 24, 2007

Online video is a huge growth sector, and is transforming the web from a static landscape of words and still-images into a whole new world of Internet TV. But while now is a great time to make your mark in this new and exciting field, it's ... read more

Michael Pick - April 23, 2007

"With the Internet each individual employee can participate in company matters, put in his pennyworth on everything, write to the President or correspond with an angered client, quite independently of her 'position', or the position of his 'cell' within the Company Chart. - mashed up ... read more


When it comes to sharing or monetizing Internet video, there are plenty of options, but until now enhancing and monetizing the photos on your website hasn't really been possible. However, a new free service allows you to do just that - adding monetization and a list ... read more

Michael Pick - April 16, 2007
In summary: The blogosphere is now 70 million weblogs wide About 120,000 new weblogs are created each day, or... 1.5 million posts per day 1.4 new blogs are created every second 17 posts are made every second Spam 3000-7000 new splogs (fake, or spam blogs) created every day Peak of 11,000 splogs per ... read more

Robin Good - Dave Sifry - - April 6, 2007

The next ebook revolution is coming. After 15 years of associating the word e-book with some sort of PDF content designed and packaged for commercial delivery via the Internet (often with very low production quality and internal value), I have been struck by the fascinating insight ... read more

Robin Good - April 4, 2007

RSS feeds are a great way of not only promoting your own online content, but also of leveraging that of other independent publishers for syndication purposes. Sooner or later you are going to want to make the news from your RSS feeds accessible to a broader ... read more

Robin Good and Michael Pick - March 30, 2007

A few days ago a passionate reader of Master New Media sent me this email asking information on how he could build his own video site online and my advice on how to monetize it. I thought that sharing this email exchange could have been ... read more

Robin Good - March 28, 2007

The video blog has evolved significantly in the last year, propelling a new wave of web celebrities into the limelight - with such names as Amanda Congdon, Ze Frank and Loren Feldman carving out their own niches in the world of web 2.0 video. But a ... read more

Michael Pick - March 27, 2007

RSS feeds are a popular data format used for serving users frequently updated content and they offer great opportunities to publishers who are looking for alternative systems to generate revenue from their original content. With the growing popularity of RSS feed-based syndication, many Internet publishers became ... read more


While social media has become the hot trend in publishing many of the properties generating social media content are not attracting headline experts into their frays. is addressing this by seeding leading figures from book publishing, music, heath and finance to post content and field ... read more

John Blossom - Shore - March 22, 2007

A new social media network with RSS aggregation capabilities has arrived on the scene, promising to provide a one-stop solution for the promotion of all of your online media. Whether you are a blogger, NewsMaster, podcaster or online video-maker a crucial part of your work is ... read more

Michael Pick - March 20, 2007

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