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What it is: Clearly and concisely defining your product or service

Miniature Danish-Norwegian-French dictionary, via Tomasz Sienicki, Wikimedia Commons Creative Commons Before you grimace, let’s get one thing straight: this post doesn’t necessarily concern marketing or advertising; it concerns writing clearly and concisely. Yes, I’m going to use businesses’ websites —

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Posted in Web Content Creation, Writing

Istanbul: A Retrospective

New Mosquein Istanbul From a deluge of kebaberies and sidewalk repairs to a wealth of customs and history, Istanbul is a city I found to be both exciting and intimidating at the same time. It’s exciting because there’s a significant

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Posted in Society, Travel

The grey areas of sharing information in a free and open way

Information paywall, via wawoodworth, FlickrCreative Commons I try not to let my emotions get the best of me, but when it comes to the topics of informatics and data preservation, my passion sometimes gets in the way of making a

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Posted in Data archiving, Internet, Research, Society, Technology

Musings on Bradbury's ʻFahrenheit 451ʼ and education

Image via English Wikipedia I just re-read Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451.” Many have said it’s about censorship, but it’s not, at least at the core. It touches on anti-intellectualism and a society which lets itself — not solely by governmental

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Posted in Education, Society

Data protection: More than saving data, it's saving culture

Digital storage, via Danny Nicholson,Flickr Creative Commons I made a plea to my Facebook friends a few weeks ago to donate to the Internet Archive. Realizing thousands of entities petition us for our money, I also told them I’d write

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Posted in Data archiving, Internet, Technology, Web Content Creation

British English and the use of the word 'holidays'

Those of you knowledgeable in British English: I need to know what word or words you predominately use to refer to “a day often marked by a general suspension of work in commemoration of an event.” I’m cognizant of the

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Posted in Linguistics, Web Content Creation, Writing

Writediteach.com to participate in American Censorship Day

The United States Congress is going to hold hearings on what could potentially be the U.S.’s first Internet censorship system. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) (related to the former senate version, the PROTECT IP Act) is being rapidly pushed

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Posted in Internet, Technology

On education, technology, and their crossroad

Hey all! This is a super-quick update to let you know that I’m doing some guest writing again for LearnTheNet.org. I mentioned it previously, but for the short-term at least it appears I’ve been bumped up to writing twice a

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Posted in Education, Technology

Opera, Opera Turbo, Google Chrome, and the WebP Image Format

Hey all! Something just came to my attention while doing some work for a client, and I thought I’d bring it up as it doesn’t seem to be well known or documented. Note beforehand that though I’ve been using computers

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Posted in Technology, Web Content Creation

Autumn 2011 Write Edit Teach Update from the Author

Hello, all! I just wanted to give you a brief update on what’s going on with me. I just wrapped up over two months of English teaching at a summer camp in Spain. In fact, it’s the same camp that

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Posted in Teaching and Tutoring, Technology, Writing

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