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Some Ideas For Successful Podcasting

If there’s one thing many people agree on, it’s that podcasts are not an easy way of earning income (although is there truthfully any easy way online?).  John Corcoran’s look at some of your options is a good place both for new ‘casters and old hands. One of them stood out for me: Jared Easley, co-founder with Dan Franks of the podcasting conference Podcast Movement, suggests new podcasters use Patreon to generate revenue for their show, which allows a podcaster to accept contributions from listeners. While the strategy may not yield huge dollars, Easley says that “crowdfunding is a form of a litmus test

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Agreeing with the Album of the Year critics

Perhaps I’m just paying a little bit more attention this year, but as I skim through the numerous "Albums of the Year" posts coming up from music critics, stores, and blogs, I’m seeing a lot of albums and bands that I picked up on during the year through recommendations, bumping into them at music festivals, or simply by working the beat and hitting the internet to find the music for the weekly Rock Show podcast. NPR’s list looks incredibly mainstream (and I think it’s fair to say that I’m far from mainstream in my tastes), but there’s The Civil Wars’

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Why the recent Top Twelve Hottest Geeks has me hot under the collar

Just before I packed up and left Vegas, I came across a post from Manolith about "The Top Twelve Hottest Geek Girls." Look I know it’s a bit of fun, but something about it left me a little cold. Do we really need lists like this? With all the talk about getting more women involved in technology across the board, from the speaker list and delegates at tech conferences to the take-up of sciences in schools and universities, is it any wonder that articles like this one are not helping? And then my opinion swings the other way to point

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My “Five To Watch” in Tonight’s Eurovision Semi-Final

Take note, not the five that are the best and likely to qualify, but the five that have the entertainment factor. The short list is: Ireland, Serbia, Greece, Ukraine and the Netherlands For the full reasons why, and the preview videos, head over to my article at The Stage. And one last minute addition to this, having seen the final dress rehearsal is host Andrey Malahov’s new hairstyle. It’s like… well… an entire canister of Harmony Hairspray and then the application of a finger into an electric socket…

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The Cancer Causing Daily Mail List

How could I fail to link to The Daily Dust’s Top 20 List of things that cause cancer, as decreed by The Daily Mail. Yes if you’re a fan of Facebook, wine, chips, mouthwash, talcum powder, red meat or catch a cold, well you’d better watch out. And all of these are before I glance at (the sadly no longer updated) Daily Mail Oncological Ontology Project!

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What The Rest Of The Internet Has Been Reading

Just finished the weekly stats over on The Daily Dust to get the top stories of the week on the UK’s newest online newspaper, and it’s not that surprising that Doctor Who dominates the traffic and the top five read stories… Who’s Going To be Who Tonight? Who is Matt Smith Teenage Entrepreneur Lights Up Internet They’re Here… UFO Strikes Wind Turbine Liveblog: Celebrity Big Brother Launch Of course “T’Dust’ has buckets of content every day, all UK news, with little doom and gloom (there’s enough of that out there already), and I really should sit down and write a

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