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Posts Tagged ‘social networking sites’

BOLT: A New Social Page Sharer Debuts Today

BOLT, a new platform for collecting and sharing web pages, is exiting beta today. Somewhere between Pinterest, Evernote and Delicious, it is part of a growing number of social sharing sites that help users organize the abundance of online information. Users can “bolt” an entire webpage (sort of like “pinning”), select a thumbnail, and write a description underneath. Webpages that are “bolted” are saved on BOLT’s servers forever in the form of a “super screen capture”—even if the page gets taken down by the publisher, you’ll still have access to it in the form of a bolt with functioning links. Bolts can be organized into categories, which unlike Pinterest, can be public or private.

Besides a tool for organization, BOLT is a way to discover content. Scroll through your feed, follow other users, or explore categories like “digital design,” “technology,” “style,” and “food & drink.” As 10,000 Words has covered before, there are several ways journalists can use Pinterest, which also apply to BOLT. But because of the ability to make collections private, BOLT can be used to collect story ideas or organize research. Journalists can also use it to follow how a particular story is unfolding in the news, or compare how different outlets cover a certain story or issue. Read more

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Children's Book Writing and Illustrating

Children's Book Writing and IllustratingStarting October 22, work with a published children's author to complete a picture book ready to send to publishers! Jacquie Hann will help you to focus your ideas and build your story, create an illustration portfolio ready to present to art directors, and successfully navigate the process of publishing a children's book. Register now!

Tool of the Day: BrandMyMail

BrandMyMail is a new start-up that works on one premise: You should be able to seamlessly integrate your social media accounts into your Gmail.

The idea makes a lot of sense. Almost every email I receive includes the sender’s signature, complete with links to his or her Twitter feed, Facebook page, and website. You probably have similar experiences. BrandMyMail takes that idea to the next level by incorporating those and other social media content directly into your email.

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