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Crowdfunding Campaign Success: Should You Hire a Coach?

Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have become the newest phenomenon for funding innovative ideas and fresh products. Rather than turn to conventional venture capital firms and investors, many entrepreneurs and inventors are taking to the web, where they offer rewards in return for what are usually relatively modest investments by backers. The sites differ… Read the full article…


Author, Entrepreneur Ohanian: ‘Just Build The Simplest Possible Solution’

(Editor’s Note: Author Alexis Ohanian and iSchool alumnus Wiley Cerilli are speaking at Syracuse University tonight. The talk, hosted by the School of Information Studies, is at 6 p.m. at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center. Ticket information is here. ) Alexis Ohanian writes in his book, “Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed,” that… Read the full article…



The End of Libraries? Not so Fast, MG Siegler

The foundation of libraries and librarianship has shifted dramatically over the last decade or so.  Digital resources provide access to seemingly boundless quantities of information, virtually untethered to physical repositories.  The internet has seemingly built a library in every modem and made every user a librarian.  While this prompts some observers to cast the future… Read the full article…



How to Make Information Graphics and Data Visualizations

Information graphics and data visualizations are one of the latest online trends. There are sites dedicated to it, volumes of books detailing the process of it, and visualization tools for just about everything, everywhere you look: social media, your resume, your money.

There are a ton of tools out there, but what does it take to pull off a successful visualization? And what exactly is the difference between information graphics and data visualizations? That’s right, they’re not the same thing!


The Smartphone Car

Heard about Ford’s Sync? To those who haven’t, Ford recently unveiled its latest contribution at the CTIA trade show to the automobile world called Sync – and it is not a car. What Sync is, is a very cool concept. It allows a smartphone user to extend the phone capabilities to his/her Ford. How? It’s… Read the full article…


#TwitterWin

Twitter is such a great example of how social networking is not just a stalking exercise or a haven of perplexingly stupid updates. My twitter feed is my first-hand source to the latest and the greatest information out there. I am following  a bunch of tech sites along with other things that I am interested… Read the full article…