How to: make great reference citations when editing Wikipedia
Jan25

How to: make great reference citations when editing Wikipedia

I don’t edit (or create) Wikipedia articles every day, so I never remember the syntax for writing a great reference citation. Not “how to cite a Wikipedia article” but “how to cite your source in a Wikipedia article”. So I’m making a cheat sheet that, maybe, I’ll be able to find easily. If it helps someone else, all the better! Special tags required Since Wiki code is, umm, in many ways...

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#GoHawks! Seattle has a new #12thMan!
Jan16

#GoHawks! Seattle has a new #12thMan!

Seattle is going a little bit crazy in preparation for Sunday’s playoff game, where the Seahawks play the Green Bay Packers! The story in pictures From enterprising business employees (with creative tweaks to point-of-sale displays) to unusual flag locations … from individuals to groups … from landmarks to fantasy … these photos illustrate the depth of Seattle’s #12Man. Enjoy! [View the story...

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What do the most popular news stories for 2014 say about us?
Jan13

What do the most popular news stories for 2014 say about us?

There were some awfully big news stories in 2014: Cuba, Ebola, Ferguson, ISIS, Malaysian Airlines, mid-term U.S. elections, Russia/Ukraine/Crimea, Sony/Korea, and the Winter Olympics. We landed a robot on a comet. High profile celebrities died (Philip Hoffman, Joan Rivers, Robin Williams). So what can we learn from this New York Times list of most visited digital content? Where the top five stories have nothing to do with world events...

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A (new) manifesto for the 26-year-old WWW
Jan09

A (new) manifesto for the 26-year-old WWW

I remember when the Cluetrain Manifesto hit the ‘net. That would have been 1999. As I read their 95 Theses (not to be confused with a predecessor set), I remember thinking “yeah” and “hell, yeah”. A lot. Their criticisms of marketing, business and mainstream media resonated, even though I did not think of myself as a geek nor did I live in the Silicon Valley bubble. I immediately integrated it into...

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Tip: can’t log in to PayPal from iPad /iPhone apps
Dec25

Tip: can’t log in to PayPal from iPad /iPhone apps

After going through a 360 process at least three times while trying to use PayPal to pay for Christmas movie tickets in Fandango … I gave up and started trying to find a solution using Google. Read on to see how to enable PayPal payments on Fandango, if you’re having problems. 1. Log in to PayPal on your computer With the new interface, click the cog in the upper right and navigate to settings. 2. Go to security settings...

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