Tag: mashable

by Devanshi Garg

A recent study by Nielsen found that in the U.S., 61 percent of mobile phone users own smartphones. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that responsive web design has become very attractive to programmers. The main benefit of responsive design is that it ensures the layout of a website will automatically adjust for any [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. E-books now make up 20% of U.S. book sales (Mashable) 2. Google Play Books enables user e-books uploads, Google Drive support (Verge) 3. PBS MediaShift starts publishing e-books; First topics: cord cutting & self-publishing (paidContent) 4. Self-publishing is the worst (Salon) 5. E-books responsible for nearly $1 billion growth in trade (Digital Book World) [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Orphaned Tumblr Storyboard posts find new home on Mashable (Mashable) 2. One downside of pay walls: Where does your growth come from? (PaidContent.org) 3. Would you talk to an ad on your smartphone? (ReadWrite) 4. How to live life after Google Reader (PSFK) 5. Snapchat and the power of deletion (The New Yorker) 6. [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Worldwide, there are no set rules for e-book pricing (PaidContent) 2. Why the Canadian e-book market lags behind the U.S.‘s (Digital Book World) 3. Mashable releases e-book on tech and 2012 race (Politico) 4. Name-your-price digital book promo launches (Boing [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Welcome to the 42nd episode of the Mediatwits podcast, this time with Mark Glaser and the Rachel Sklar as co-hosts. Sklar is a writer and social entrepreneur, and is filling in for Rafat Ali. This week is a special episode dedicated to all things South by Southwest (SXSW), the media confab covering technology, music and [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Is CNN buying social-media news site Mashable? (PaidContent) 2. Amazon sells more than 2 million copies of Kindle mini e-books (PaidContent) 3. Company launches SXSW Social Viewer to bring real-time conversation to devices (Lost Remote) 4. Gawker will allow commenters to police other commenters (AllThingsD) 5. Media leaders craft [...] more »

by Terri Thornton

When social media first gained attention, I heard many people scoff that these online connections couldn’t possibly be real friends. Some even used “Facebook friend” as a synonym for shallowness, fearing people might trade face-to-face interaction for a virtual life online. But many years, re-tweets, meet-ups, event invitations and birthday wishes later, the majority of [...] more »