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Poems that are not in The End of the Word as We Know It, by Wes Unruh

Monthly Archives: October 2009

Albany Web Design and Internet Marketing from Domozych Media

Looking for a web site design team that can build or remodel your site, cheap?  I’ve been working for nearly a year now with Andrew Domozych, and about a month ago we started offering our services.  We’re certainly the new team on the block in the Hudson Valley, as far as our dot.com’s age, but between the two of us we have nearly forty years experience being online.  (Andrew and I both started using the internet before the first web browsers – he in the late 80’s and I first signed on using a 300 baud modem in 1989).

To help grow and anchor the semantic base for this new site, I’ve been writing articles nearly every day on a variety of web design and internet marketing topics.  Here’s five topics pulled from the last few weeks of articles:

  1. Search Term Research – Here I’ve explained just what keywords are, and how identifying the top keywords can shape what content should go up on a site.
  2. Web Design for Internet Marketing – Here I discuss the basic philosophy which underlies our specific approach to web presence and maximum compatibility.
  3. Creative Commons and Open Source – On our first podcast, Andrew and I discuss the importance of the open source community and why we recommend using creative commons licenses on your web site.
  4. Search Engine Marketing or Search Engine Optimization – Here I examine the differences between SEO and SEM, and explore why you might want to rely on a combination of these two approaches.
  5. Really Simple Syndication (RSS) and You – Here I discuss the history of RSS, what it means, and why you want to incorporate RSS into your site if you haven’t already.

There’s a number of other articles already posted, and you can keep up with each new blog post either by following @DomozychMedia on Twitter or by adding the RSS to your favorite reader.  Future topics will include discussing web design issues, mobile commerce sites, compatibility issues that arise with Flash and HTML email newsletter marketing, and my primary focus, online social optimization.


Quaint Media and Today’s Memetic Ecology – Published

After months of thinking about and tracking down references and ideas, I’ve finished the report on quaint media vs transmedia, and along the way I pull together a fairly comprehensive summary of the current media landscape…  hopefully you’ll find value in this think piece, and perhaps leave a comment or two in response.  Here’s how it starts:

The struggle today is between this notion of traditional, even quaint, media and convergence culture’s interactive narrative across a transmedia platform built for modular exposure of storytelling elements. Quaint media then is media that remains tied into a single point of access – when I use the term quaint media, think painting, newspapers, radio, broadcast television, puppetry, theater, and film – although we can go all the way back to telegraph, printing press, cuneiform tablets, herms and other statuary if you’d like. More important to this report is the juxtaposition between quaint media and transmedia, a much more useful starting point than ‘new media’ and ‘old media’ that offers little beyond starting debates about where to draw a line between the two.

Read the complete text of this report over at SloppyUnruh.

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