Independent Publishing - Articles Archive
from May 6, 2005 to January 20, 2005

If you have not already heard about it, then this is news that is going to change the way we think about independent movie production and distribution in the near future. Many services have popped up with online archival of large rich-media files including audio recordings, ... read more

Robin Good - May 6, 2005

"In general, filmmakers have been very slow to effectively use the web. The main problem is that we don't think of the web as an integral part of the filmmaking process. Today, a filmmaker might have a website, a Quicktime trailer of the film, some press ... read more

Robin Good - April 19, 2005

The sourcecode for a ground-breaking project has just been released by the Participatory Culture Foundation (PCF). The software, currently under development and due to be released in June, will enable anyone to broadcast full-screen video to thousands or millions of people at virtually no cost. Photo credit: ... read more

Robin Good - April 18, 2005

I have been paying close attention to Mercora, the new private personal radio network in which anyone can be a radio station for over a couple of months now, and nonetheless the many improvements that still need to be made to make this a killer app, ... read more

Robin Good - April 11, 2005

Blogs are a direct Web publishing tool that most any non-technical person can use to write and report online. What you do with this capability is just too vast to be categorized, judged and evaluated under one generic umbrella. One use, often unpopular of blogs is the ... read more

Robin Good - April 9, 2005

For the last 10 years, the single most important problem facing nearly every newspaper out there is an unstoppable decrease in circulation. Newspapers have desperately tried to change their physical look and feel, by falling prey to the "trendy" tabloid physical format - but for a ... read more

Mikkel Larsen - Enough! - April 8, 2005

In a few hours I will be the presenter of a live event hosted by an interesting community of people: Talking Communities. Though I have hardly had the opportunity to yet seriously engage with them, I have long followed some of their interesting initiatives, technology ... read more

Robin Good - March 23, 2005

I have finally released online the newest edition of the RSS NewsMaster Toolkit. This is a 60-plus pages mini-guide providing full guidance to the production process required to create automatically aggregated vertical news feeds, and topic-specific information sites by leveraging the power of RSS. This new third edition ... read more

Robin Good - March 12, 2005

I just finished listening to Rok Hrastnik's highly recommended interview with Robin about The RSS NewsMaster's Toolkit. The third edition of Robin's e-book is expected to be released within a week from now and describes the exact steps that you need to follow if you want ... read more

Robin Good - March 4, 2005

An Italian edition of Robin Good's MasterNewMedia goes live today on the Web, after lots of preparation, work and passionate contributions made by the two brave Italian editors behind it: Alessandro Banchelli and Chiara Monetti. The Italian edition will showcase a daily version of all of ... read more

Robin Good - February 28, 2005

If executing a little Perl script doesn't scare you off, if you have your own web server running and if you're interested to turn your MP3 recordings into a podcast, then read on. Photo credit: by Bianca De Blok Kenward Bradley, a Chicago-based programmer with a passion for ... read more

Robin Good - February 28, 2005

A benefit of being a member of Robin Good's virtual team is that I get an insider's preview peek into his mini-guides, for example into the third edition of the Newsmaster's Toolkit that will be released in the first week of March. One of the services ... read more

Robin Good - February 21, 2005

"The lack of transparency in the world of opinion-making is an ongoing scandal. What we have today is a system of opinion laundering, where powerful interests try to create public support for their side of issues without disclosing the hidden agendas. Media organizations then publish or ... read more

Robin Good - Dan Gillmor On Grassroots - February 16, 2005

"Beginning with Outlook 98, you get built-in junk mail processing, using either the Organize pane or Rules Wizard. However, results can be less than satisfactory, often putting wanted senders into the Junk Mail folder." (Source: "Rules and Tools to Filter Junk e-Mail") Many email newsletter publishers ... read more

Robin Good - Microsoft Office Online - January 31, 2005

"To the extent that we make thoroughness, accuracy, fairness and transparency the pillars of journalism, we can get a long way toward the worthy goal of helping our audiences/collaborators. Photo credit: Davide Guglielmo Maybe it's time to say a fond farewell to an old canon of journalism: objectivity. ... read more

Robin Good - January 29, 2005

"If an investigative team took a magnifying glass to your last big story, what would they find? What if someone attempted to surmise your state of mind at every stage of the reporting process? What if they recreated all your casual conversations, as well as your ... read more

Francis Good - Kelly McBride - Poynter Online - January 27, 2005

Based on a book review by Eli Singer, of The Naked Corporation. Free chapter download here "In a world of instant communications, whistleblowers, inquisitive media, and Googling, citizens and communities routinely put firms under the microscope. Photo credit: Marcin Tusinski To collaborate effectively, companies and their business partners have ... read more

Eli Singer - Slashdot - January 26, 2005

This is a Flash video clip that I personally award for the most creative audiovisual sound byte I have seen in recent times. An absolutely great sound performance created with some of the most ubiquitous and underestimated sound performers around: your Microsoft Windows operating system sounds. By ... read more

Robin Good - January 23, 2005

Following up on his recent coverage about OmniScope and its upcoming, lightweight, Flash-based counterpart FeatureFinder, Robin Good has just made his audio interview available with Edward Forbes, managing director of Iokio. The interview was held last week. Omniscope 3-step approach from data to visualization By listening to this ... read more

Robin Good - January 20, 2005

Being able to measure, quantify and analyze in depth the number of subscribers, clickthrough rates and channel preferences (when you have, like I do, many RSS feeds covering different content categories), is of vital importance for any online publisher producing and wanting to monetize RSS feeds. But ... read more

Robin Good - January 20, 2005

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