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The Brain Behind Brain Pickings

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Maria Popova is the mastermind of Brain Pickings, one of the faster growing literary empires on the Internet, yet she is virtually unknown....
The Brain Behind Brain Pickings

Blogger and curator extraordinaire Maria Popova signs on for paidContent Live

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One of the big stories in the media-blogosphere last week was a brouhaha over blogger Maria Popova’s use of affiliate links on her Brain Pickings blog, something critics such as Felix Salmon of Reuters argued was in conflict with her stated goal of keeping the blog advertising free. The debate...
Blogger and curator extraordinaire Maria Popova signs on for paidContent Live

pC LIVE Podcast: How to monetize digital content: Advertising or paywall?

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Some publishers and content companies are betting their future on subscription revenue from readers and users, while others are keeping their content free and banking on advertising revenue to pay the way. What are the pros and cons of each model? (Download this episode) Subscribe to GigaOM Podcasts via RSS...
pC LIVE Podcast: How to monetize digital content: Advertising or paywall?

A lesson from the blogging elite: there are many ways to the top

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The really surprising thing about a conversation with some of the blogging world’s most celebrated names is how little they actually have in common — in terms of their motivations, strategies and business models. At paidContent Live on Wednesday, Brain Picking’s Maria Popova, New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin,...
A lesson from the blogging elite: there are many ways to the top

paidContent Live Re-Run: Blogging Elite with Andrew Sullivan, Maria Popova and Tim Ferris

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If you couldn’t make it to our paidContent Live conference in New York last week, never fear! Over the next few weeks we’ll be releasing individual sessions as podcasts. Today’s episode features an all-star discussion on “A Lesson from the Blogging Elite:” Andrew Sullivan, Maria Popova, Tim Ferris and Andrew...
paidContent Live Re-Run: Blogging Elite with Andrew Sullivan, Maria Popova and Tim Ferris

7 stories to read this weekend

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After a long hiatus, I am back with my curated list of recommended stories for the weekend. My travel schedule has made it difficult to do this newsletter on a more regular basis, but I am going to try and do this twice a month at the very least.  Hopefully...
7 stories to read this weekend

For $35, Sasha Frere-Jones Will Send You Some 'Tokens'

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(Photo: Quarterly.co) You may not have heard of Quarterly, a Los Angeles-based startup that raised $1.25 million last April, but it's business model is no doubt familiar. In the same subscription service vein as Birchbox (or its questionable cousin Dollar Shave Club), Quarterly lets customers sign-up for "wonderful" deliveries curated...
For $35, Sasha Frere-Jones Will Send You Some 'Tokens'

Attribution, Context And Herding Cats

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As editor of a site that was curating before curation was cool, I’ve helped set policy for attribution—link and credit unto others as you would like them to link and credit unto you. As a reporter and blogger, I’ve been done unto the wrong way and reaped the benefit...
Attribution, Context And Herding Cats

Maybe Don't Talk Shit About Ads If You Make Money On Affiliate Links

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Ms. Popova’s omnipresent avatar. (Image: Twitter) Brain Pickings’ Maria Popova is a little like the brainier counterpart to the Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman: She’s got her haters, but she’s also hugely popular, to the tune of 500,000 monthly visitors to her website. Fans like Biz Stone and William Gibson come for...
Maybe Don't Talk Shit About Ads If You Make Money On Affiliate Links

In a world overflowing with information, what is the key to curation? [Video]

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You know what drives me crazy? It’s all these people talking about how great technology is, and how it saves all this time. But, what good is saved time, if nobody uses it? If it just turns into more busy work. You never hear somebody say, “With the time I’ve...
In a world overflowing with information, what is the key to curation? [Video]

Maria Popova: why we need an antidote to the culture of Google

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The 'curator of interestingness' on why she won't give advertisers access to her 1.2 million online readersYou describe yourself as a "curator of interestingness" and run a website from New York called Brain Pickings, which covers all things curious and inspiring - books, art, science, photographs etc. What's the common...
Maria Popova: why we need an antidote to the culture of Google

The Brainpickings brouhaha and the problem with affiliate links

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There’s been a lot of sound and fury recently about a blogger named Maria Popova, who makes her living by curating links to smart content on her Brainpickings blog. Popova has been quite vocal about how she doesn’t like traditional advertising and instead relies on donations from her readers, in...
The Brainpickings brouhaha and the problem with affiliate links

paidContent Live Re-Run: David Karp on Tumblr in the media landscape

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Tumblr founder and CEO David Karp took part in our recent paidContent Live show earlier this month, and spoke about his company’s evolving role in the media world. In this Q&A with Mathew Ingram, Karp talks about some of the success Tumblr-ers have found on the platform, including the 70...
paidContent Live Re-Run: David Karp on Tumblr in the media landscape

Rethinking Packaging [Maria Popova, Big Think - 5/7/10]

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Rethinking Packaging [Maria Popova, Big Think - 5/7/10]

Future-shapers: Wired 2012 lineup revealed, and you can get your tickets now [discounts]

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WIRED 2012 is coming to the The Brewery in London in October. You might think this is a bit of an early call but the magazine’s first event last year sold out with more than 440 delegates in the mix, so best to get in early. This year’s event looks set...
Future-shapers: Wired 2012 lineup revealed, and you can get your tickets now [discounts]

What is Curation? [Video]

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Curation has been a hot topic of discussion. I, along with my colleague Mathew Ingram have been writing about curation and aggregation for a while, and have explored many different aspects of both. Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest are the engines of this new “curation trend.” Today, folks from New York-based...
What is Curation? [Video]

The Film That Changed AT&T's Logo and Explained Life in the 1960s

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You are a businessman in 1969. Times, they are a-changin'! And whoo boy, you're not sure you like that. (But maybe you do.) They say that your company, which happens to be AT&T, needs to get with the times. But what does that even mean? You hire a designer named...
The Film That Changed AT&T's Logo and Explained Life in the 1960s

pC LIVE Rewind: New media entities panel with Slate, Vox, reddit and LinkedIn

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Sites like reddit, LinkedIn and Vox Media are known for their viral hits and eccentric user communities, but they are also becoming content commissioners in their own right, hiring reporters and ad agency creatives and doing interviews with the president. Are these sites the new media barons, and how will...
pC LIVE Rewind: New media entities panel with Slate, Vox, reddit and LinkedIn

Shuffler.fm releases iPhone app for its music discovery service

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The digitization of media has meant an explosion of content on the Internet. Whether it is the written word, photos, videos or music, there are simply many more options today than there were even a decade ago. And that proliferation has resulted in a big problem: how to find all...
Shuffler.fm releases iPhone app for its music discovery service
Best of 2012: staff and readers' picks (part 3)

Publishing superstar Tim Ferriss joins us for paidContent Live in New York

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We’ve been talking a fair bit lately about our paidContent Live conference in New York on April 17, because we are pretty excited about our speakers — from Guardian editor-in-chief and “open journalism” advocate Alan Rusbridger to Tumblr founder David Karp, and everything in between. The latest addition to the...
Publishing superstar Tim Ferriss joins us for paidContent Live in New York
Booting Up: More on the Economics of Maria Popova's Affiliate Links

ICYMI: Amazon's TV dreams, Chrome OS and Andrew Sullivan

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From an examination of Apple’s earnings to what you need to know before buying connected devices to an interesting conversation that includes Maria Popova, Tim Ferris, Andrew Sullivan and Andrew Ross Sorkin, there’s something for just about everyone in this week’s podcast round up. Apple’s knack, AP hack, and TV’s...
ICYMI: Amazon's TV dreams, Chrome OS and Andrew Sullivan
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