The Future Of Publishing Blog by Thad McIlroy



April 1st, 2009

The Secret of Twitter Revealed!

Yes, the secret of Twitter’s remarkable success can be found in an article in this morning’s USA Today. Unemployed Jason Hirshborn states, “I love the idea of telling people what I’m thinking without having to talk to them,” he says. But, as he points out, it’s a two-way street: “I’m able to ingest a lot…

March 26th, 2009

Clay Shirkey on the Future of Newspapers

I was holding back on whether to blog the brilliant entry by Clay Shirky on the future of newspapers, well-titled, “Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable.” Within 24 hours there were thousands of links to this tremendously provocative and well-written blog entry. Why add my voice? Because I want to make sure that you see it,…

March 26th, 2009

Canada and the Future of Publishing

Having grown up in Canada a dual Canadian-U.S. citizen I’ve always marveled at the similarities and differences between the two countries. Often Canada seems to be playing catch-up to U.S. innovations. Other times it appears to be ahead of the U.S., at least in societal matters, if not necessarily economic or technological issues. What intrigues…