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MGM’s Billy The Kid 1955

I’m stumped. We have an original 14×11 lobby card for this movie dated 1955, but I can’t find any record for it on IMDB or anywhere. Not even in Jim’s old MGM reference books. The actors are familiar, but I’m … Continue reading

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Book Promo Video

Getting out a “trailer” for your book is all the rage these days, especially among the indie publishers. Print ads are expensive and vanishing. YouTube is forever. Still, I’m wondering if it’s worth the effort. When I posed the question … Continue reading

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How cellphones, Twitter, Facebook can make history

I love this kind of stuff! While news from Iran streams to the world, Clay Shirky shows how Facebook, Twitter and TXTs help citizens in repressive regimes to report on real news, bypassing censors (however briefly). The end of top-down … Continue reading

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Wearing of the Green for People of Iran

I have a million things to do, but I’m sitting here getting swept up into the aftermath of the Iran election and the Twitter phenomenon surrounding it. I read the Cyberwar Guide. Changed the background of my Twitter icon to … Continue reading

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Twitter Hatred and Innovation

It’s hip to hate Twitter. In his NPR blog, John Ridley says: At the risk of sounding like that old guy in Gran Torino telling those “young punks” to “get off my lawn,” it’s gotten to the point that whenever … Continue reading

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What Would Google Do?

I’m listening to the audio-book What Would Google Do? by journalist Jeff Jarvis. He’s one of those cranky visionaries, leading us kicking and screaming out of the 20th century, using Google as the business model. (The Powerpoint presentation is here>>>.) … Continue reading

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