Blogging Workshop

I spent quite a bit of time sorting through (and adding to) my collection of blogging-related bookmarks. Several of these have been linked here previously, but I thought it would be useful to compile them for easy reference. Here, for example is a (perhaps somewhat arbitrary) collection of blog criticisim links… –William Cole –Blogging Workshop (Donut Age) A useful collection of links… I’m flattered to be on it.

Mainstream Media Meltdown

In the spirit of endism, here’s a list of all the forms of major media and how they’re trending. Make of it what you will. Flat to Down to Way Down: Music: sales last year were down 21% from their peak in 1999 Television: network TV’s audience share has fallen by a third since 1985 Radio: listenership is at a 27-year low Newspapers: circulation peaked in 1987, and the decline…

The cranky user: Bad design can be so taxing

When people don’t fill out forms, they often use the excuse that it’s too much work. Consider how to encourage them with negative or positive incentives. The IRS appears to have entirely solved this problem, too. Once again, the key comes from the close relationship with the criminal justice system that the IRS enjoys. Willful failure to file your taxes can result in criminal charges. However, the IRS also has…