The Author Online: A Short Guide to Building Your Website, Whether You Do It Yourself (and You Can!) Or You Work with Pros

Title TK Projects LLC
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This brief manual, written by longtime publishing veteran Annik LaFarge, is designed to help you conceive, plan, and create your own unique presence online. It's not a technical book but instead focuses on the large questions that all writers must wrestle with as they plan their website: Who do you want to be online? What do you want to do there? And where do you startA central premise of the The Author Online is that anyone who can write a book is capable of building his own website. New technology and open source innovations make it easy, affordable, and even fun a creative act unto itself. But, like writing a book, it requires thoughtful and careful planning. Since leaving publishing LaFarge has helped many authors build successful websites, and this book is a brief primer on how any author author -- fiction or non-fiction, adult or kids -- should begin the process of thinking about what do online. The Author Online is filled with ideas, advice, and real-world examples. It also includes results from the first and only comprehensive survey of author websites and invaluable insights into:- the features readers look for on their favorite author websites- whether or not to blog or Twitter, and how to approach both in an authentic, effective way- when and how to work with designers and/or programmers- how to create a content plan for your site- how to use analytic data as an editorial tool
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Publisher
Title TK Projects LLC
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Published on
Jul 11, 2010
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Pages
125
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ISBN
9780615398440
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Internet / General
Self-Help / General
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Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction: “Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”—Michael Agger, Slate “Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr posed that question, in a celebrated Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the Net’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply?

Now, Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration of the Internet’s intellectual and cultural consequences yet published. As he describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by “tools of the mind”—from the alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer—Carr interweaves a fascinating account of recent discoveries in neuroscience by such pioneers as Michael Merzenich and Eric Kandel. Our brains, the historical and scientific evidence reveals, change in response to our experiences. The technologies we use to find, store, and share information can literally reroute our neural pathways.

Building on the insights of thinkers from Plato to McLuhan, Carr makes a convincing case that every information technology carries an intellectual ethic—a set of assumptions about the nature of knowledge and intelligence. He explains how the printed book served to focus our attention, promoting deep and creative thought. In stark contrast, the Internet encourages the rapid, distracted sampling of small bits of information from many sources. Its ethic is that of the industrialist, an ethic of speed and efficiency, of optimized production and consumption—and now the Net is remaking us in its own image. We are becoming ever more adept at scanning and skimming, but what we are losing is our capacity for concentration, contemplation, and reflection.

Part intellectual history, part popular science, and part cultural criticism, The Shallows sparkles with memorable vignettes—Friedrich Nietzsche wrestling with a typewriter, Sigmund Freud dissecting the brains of sea creatures, Nathaniel Hawthorne contemplating the thunderous approach of a steam locomotive—even as it plumbs profound questions about the state of our modern psyche. This is a book that will forever alter the way we think about media and our minds.
Most programming languages contain good and bad parts, but JavaScript has more than its share of the bad, having been developed and released in a hurry before it could be refined. This authoritative book scrapes away these bad features to reveal a subset of JavaScript that's more reliable, readable, and maintainable than the language as a whole—a subset you can use to create truly extensible and efficient code.

Considered the JavaScript expert by many people in the development community, author Douglas Crockford identifies the abundance of good ideas that make JavaScript an outstanding object-oriented programming language-ideas such as functions, loose typing, dynamic objects, and an expressive object literal notation. Unfortunately, these good ideas are mixed in with bad and downright awful ideas, like a programming model based on global variables.

When Java applets failed, JavaScript became the language of the Web by default, making its popularity almost completely independent of its qualities as a programming language. In JavaScript: The Good Parts, Crockford finally digs through the steaming pile of good intentions and blunders to give you a detailed look at all the genuinely elegant parts of JavaScript, including:

SyntaxObjectsFunctionsInheritanceArraysRegular expressionsMethodsStyleBeautiful features

The real beauty? As you move ahead with the subset of JavaScript that this book presents, you'll also sidestep the need to unlearn all the bad parts. Of course, if you want to find out more about the bad parts and how to use them badly, simply consult any other JavaScript book.

With JavaScript: The Good Parts, you'll discover a beautiful, elegant, lightweight and highly expressive language that lets you create effective code, whether you're managing object libraries or just trying to get Ajax to run fast. If you develop sites or applications for the Web, this book is an absolute must.

YouTube is the world’s largest video sharing website. It was created in 2005 and was taken over by Google in 2006. Beginning in 2008, YouTube started a Korean language service. 

People around the world have access to enjoy YouTube with the exception of a few countries including China. There are three main components that constitute the YouTube ecosystem: the users who are the members of the YouTube communities and the consumers of YouTube videos; the creators who produce videos; and the advertisers who make the money flow within the YouTube ecosystem.

YouTube is open to anybody who wants to create and upload videos, and all users are equally eligible to become creators. YouTube is operating the YouTube partnership program to encourage users to become creators of videos.

This is YouTube reference book proofread by the person who is currently in charge of the YouTube partnership program. 

This book explains everything that you need to know about YouTube if you want to become a creator and manage your own channel; how to sign up to become a YouTuber; how to upload videos; how to manage your channel; how to monetize YouTube videos; and the knowhow to generate more profits. All lessons about basic YouTube features are accompanied by “Follow These Simple Steps,” where you are encouraged to practice what you have learned. 

The book also includes a “Special Page” section, where some of the popular YouTube channels are introduced by different categories, in addition to ways on how to use YouTube to promote businesses and to protect your copyrights.

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