Noted: @Unsplash Provide Thousands of @CreativeCommons Images for Free

This is quite an amazing resource. It is so large it is almost difficult to contemplate how to make the best use of it. A search for coffee turns up 407 amazing photos on all aspects of coffee. Yikes! You could lose a lot of time in this collection, but also create some interesting stuff for your own web sites and projects — Douglas
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New Podcast: How I Wrote That from the Stephens College MFA in Screenwriting Program

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I consulted on the technical side of this podcast and it is great to see it up and launched with 3 shows all ready for your listening enjoyment

“How I Wrote That is a podcast presented by The Stephens College M.F.A. in TV and Screenwriting, and hosted by Khanisha Foster. In each episode, we sit down with the top women in writing. They invite us into their homes and studios so we may ask how they got there. We discuss how they write, what they write, and the advice they would give to those listening. Stephens is dedicated to increasing the number of women working in television and film. How I Wrote That cultivates the relationship between those who have already made it and those who are dreaming up. “

Take a listen to learn about all sorts of screenwriters and “how I wrote that!”

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In the first podcast with Carol Barbee, Showrunner for Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce, gives us an inside look at what it means to lead a writers’ room. “It’s not my job to have all the answers, but it is my job to recognize the answers.”

 

Noted: Next Time You Offer Advice, Turn It into a Blog or Podcast via Lifehacker

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Next Time You Offer Advice, Turn It into a Blog or Podcast via Lifehacker

Next Time You Offer Advice, Turn It into a Blog or Podcast via Lifehacker

Those of us more experienced in life sometimes get asked by colleagues to be a mentor and give them some advice. Instead of giving the same answer over again, consider turning it into a podcast or blog post and sharing it with others.

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Noted: Amazon launches KDP Kids, a tool to help authors self-publish illustrated books via GigaOm

Amazon launches KDP Kids, a tool to help authors self-publish illustrated books via GigaOm

Amazon launches KDP Kids, a tool to help authors self-publish illustrated books via GigaOm

Amazon on Wednesday launched the Kindle Kids’ Book Creator, which is software that helps authors create illustrated ebooks. It could also be a way for Amazon to beef up its subscription program, Kindle Unlimited, with more children’s content.

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Noted: Nick Reboot Streams Old Nickelodeon Shows 24 Hours a Day via Lifehacker

Nick Reboot Streams Old Nickelodeon Shows 24 Hours a Day via Lifehacker

 Nick Reboot Streams Old Nickelodeon Shows 24 Hours a Day via Lifehacker

If you’re feeling nostalgic for the shows of your childhood, Nick Reboot streams shows like Rocko’s Modern Life, Are You Afraid of the Dark, and Hey Arnold! 24 hours a day, for free.

All you need to do is head to the web site and the stream will start. It will determine where you are and optimize the streaming quality depending on whether you’re closer to the East or West ingest server. You can even chat with other streamers while you watch and reminisce about the good ol’ days.

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Noted: Twitter Now Shows You Exactly How Many People See Your Tweets — And It’s Mesmerizing via Business Insider

Twitter Now Shows You Exactly How Many People See Your Tweets — And It’s Mesmerizing via Business Insider

Twitter Now Shows You Exactly How Many People See Your Tweets — And It's Mesmerizing via Business Insider

Twitter has released its Twitter analytics dashboard to all users, and it’s completely awesome. (Here’s Twitter’s official guide on how it works.)

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Noted: DIY Sound Effects via Make

DIY Sound Effects via Make

DIY Sound Effects via Make

Sound effects are the unsung heroes of movies, radio, and haunted houses. Hearing all the detailed sounds makes it feel like the action is happening right next to you. By carefully selecting which sound effects are highlighted, you can create the perfect environment for your audience to experience. In this project, I am going to give you a basic overview of the art of sound effects, and show you how to make them, how to record them, and even how to automate them.

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Noted: Instagram’s Hyperlapse App Turns Your Videos Into Time-Lapses in Two Taps via Mashable

Instagram’s Hyperlapse App Turns Your Videos Into Time-Lapses in Two Taps via Mashable

Instagram's Hyperlapse App Turns Your Videos Into Time-Lapses in Two Taps via Mashable

Instagram launched an app called Hyperlapse on Tuesday that speeds up shaky videos and turns them into time-lapses.

Hyperlapse, which is now available for a free download in the Apple App Store, turns footage stored on your smartphone into time-lapse videos, without requiring pricey tracking rigs that can typically cost up to $15,000.

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Noted: Polaroid Sets Sights on GoPro With Tiny, Water-Resistant Cube Camera via Mashable

Polaroid Sets Sights on GoPro With Tiny, Water-Resistant Cube Camera via Mashable

Polaroid Sets Sights on GoPro With Tiny, Water-Resistant Cube Camera via Mashabl

Polaroid, a company best known for its instant photographs, has launched the Cube, a tiny but durable full HD camera.

The Cube shoots 1080p video and captures 3MP photos with its 124-degree wide angle lens. The battery is built in and rechargeable using a USB cable (Micro SD card not included).

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Noted: WordPress 3.9.2 Security Release Out, Immediate Update Recommended via Search Engine Journal

WordPress 3.9.2 Security Release Out, Immediate Update Recommended via Search Engine Journal

WordPress 3.9.2 Security Release Out, Immediate Update Recommended via Search Engine Journal

WordPress 3.9.2 has just been rolled out as a security release for all previous versions. WordPress strongly recommends that you update your sites immediately.

This release fixes a possible denial of service issue in PHP’s XML processing, reported by Nir Goldshlager of the Salesforce.com Product Security Team. It was fixed by Michael Adams and Andrew Nacin of the WordPress security team and David Rothstein of the Drupal security team. This is the first time our two projects have coordinated joint security releases.

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Noted: Google’s HTML5 Web Designer Gets Animation Tools, Deeper AdWords And DoubleClick Integrations via TechCrunch

Google’s HTML5 Web Designer Gets Animation Tools, Deeper AdWords And DoubleClick Integrations via TechCrunch

Google’s HTML5 Web Designer Gets Animation Tools, Deeper AdWords And DoubleClick Integrations via TechCrunch

Last September, Google launched Web Designer, a free tool for Mac, Windows and Linux that makes it easy for anybody to build interactive HTML5 sites and ads. Since its launch, Web Designer got a couple of minor updates, but today’s release is the first major update in a long time and brings quite a few new features to the software.

The company says that ads built with Web Designer have now been seen over 2.5 billion times. The majority of users (72%) are outside of the U.S. and 20% are returning users.

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Noted: Say “Hello” to these Pro Quality Phone Mics via PhotoJoJo

Say “Hello” to these Pro Quality Phone Mics via PhotoJoJo

Say “Hello” to these Pro Quality Phone Mics via PhotoJoJo

Whether you’re working on your next documentary film, recording a music video or creating your own audio-autobiography you need top quality sound.

The Mighty Mic and the Loud and Clear Lapel Mic are here to save the day and your audio woes.

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Noted: Keeping Readers Interested: 17 Things to Write About on Your Company Blog via Search Engine Journal

Keeping Readers Interested: 17 Things to Write About on Your Company Blog via Search Engine Journal

Keeping Readers Interested: 17 Things to Write About on Your Company Blog via Search Engine Journal

A company blog is a great way to engage your customers, showcase your company and demonstrate your industry expertise to prospects. However, you have to provide useful, engaging content for the platform to have real use.

Good blogs are a goldmine of value for both your readers and your company. To learn what successful online writers include on their company blog, we asked 17 startup founders and YEC members for suggestions.

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Noted: Ocenaudio Is a Free, Fast, Streamlined Audio Editor via Lifehacker

Ocenaudio Is a Free, Fast, Streamlined Audio Editor via Lifehacker

Ocenaudio Is a Free, Fast, Streamlined Audio Editor via Lifehacker

Windows/Mac/Linux: If you’re looking for a great audio editor, our favorite is Audacity. If you’re looking for something a little faster and trimmer that’s a little more approachable, Ocenaudio is worth checking out. It’s free, flexible, and cross platform, and if light editing is all you need, it gets the job done.

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Noted: The Correct Dimensions for Images on Different Social Networks via Lifehacker

The Correct Dimensions for Images on Different Social Networks via Lifehacker

The Correct Dimensions for Images on Different Social Networks via Lifehacker

Working to craft the perfect profile at Facebook or LinkedIn? This infographic collects everything you need to know about the ideal photo size for different social networks.

The helpful folks at Mainstreethost reviewed all the requirements of the major social networks. They include guidelines for personal and business accounts, but they’re all subject to change. For now, though, they’re quite useful!

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Noted: Follow What Interests You With New Pinterest Category Pages via Search Engine Journal

Follow What Interests You With New Pinterest Category Pages via Search Engine Journal

Follow What Interests You With New Pinterest Category Pages via Search Engine Journal

Today, Pinterest announced an update to its category pages. Each category page now has a whole new selection of related interests to browse through. You can also follow specific categories to get Pins from other like-minded users delivered to your home feed.

For example, if you go to Outdoors category you’ll now see related interests like Hiking, Camping and Running spread out across the top of the page.

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Noted: Official Google Analytics App Released For iPhone via Search Engine Journal

Official Google Analytics App Released For iPhone via Search Engine Journal

Official Google Analytics App Released For iPhone via Search Engine Journal

Marketers and website owners rejoiced yesterday as an official Google Analytics app was finally released for the iPhone, two years after the app was released for Android. The iPhone app comes with everything you’d expect if you’ve ever used the Android version. Along with real-time and time-based reports, you can also use the app to view behaviors, conversions and more. An official app is a welcome alternative to the third-party apps that Google Analytics users have had to use up until this point. The official app takes full advantage of the sign-in features in Gmail, Google+ and the standard Google app for iOS. Not to mention the design matches the other Google apps for iOS.

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Noted: How to Reduce Your Site’s Bounce Rate via Search Engine Journal

How to Reduce Your Site’s Bounce Rate via Search Engine Journal

How to Reduce Your Site’s Bounce Rate via Search Engine Journal

The searcher lands on your website. Browses through your content and leaves. No clicks, no conversions. Either he didn’t find what he was looking for or your web page was too difficult for him to use.

A high bounce rate says your website attracts a large number of visitors who are not your potential customers or what you are selling is not relevant to them.

It is a signal that your website and your marketing strategy needs a serious redesigning.

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Noted: No Blog Traffic? Here’s a Simple Strategy to Seduce Readers and Win Clients via CopyBlogger

No Blog Traffic? Here’s a Simple Strategy to Seduce Readers and Win Clients via CopyBlogger

Blog strategy

You sit down at your desk.

You start your computer.

You check Google Analytics and your email provider dashboard. A deep sigh escapes from your soul.

Why is your number of email subscribers still so low?

Why aren’t readers flocking to your blog?

And when will those business inquiries finally arrive?

We all know that blogging is hard work, but what should you do when your efforts don’t seem to pay off?

Should you cross your fingers and keep plugging away? Hope that your readership will snowball? Pray that business inquiries will soon flood your inbox?

You need a new blog strategy, not wishful thinking.

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Subscribed 52: Growing Wisdom with David Epstein

Growing Wisdom with David Epstein

Growing Wisdom with David Epstein

As a gardener, garden blogger and garden YouTuber myself, I always like to keep in touch with what other garden folks are doing online. I recently came across Garden Wisdom as a suggested video on one of my own garden videos and had to check it out. David’s most recent video in on “Art in the Garden”, a topic that is interesting to me, too.

If you need and additional garden fix after reading or viewing my own A Gardener’s Notebook, you can’t go wrong with Growing Wisdom with David Epstein.

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From the Growing Wisdom Web Site…

I started this site to give you information about your yards. I have been gardening nearly my entire life since my Grandfather gave me a package of tomato seeds and my Nana taught me about bearded iris. I want to combine my knowledge of horticulture with my love of weather to give you weekly information about what to do in your yard, that week.

If the weather is going to affect the garden, you will hear about it here first.

Over the years I have been fortunate to be able to put together my love of gardening and television into the forerunner of this sight. For over three years I hosted Extreme Garden Makeover on WCVB in Boston and brought scores of weekly tips to viewers throughout the region. Now, with the ability to put video on the internet I can bring these video tips to you anywhere.

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Subscribed is a Careers in New Media series  highlighting the Podcasts, YouTube Channels and Blogs that I follow on a daily basis. Check out this entry, and past entries, for some great New Media Content — Douglas