The Future Of Publishing Blog by Thad McIlroy



April 29th, 2009

More Data On the Twitter Explosion

The ubiquitous eMarketer todays reports on the Twitter explosion, providing data that complements my earlier blog on the topic. The most salient piece of data in the article is that “eMarketer estimates there were roughly 6 million Twitter users in the US in 2008, or 3.8% of Internet users.” That less than 4% of Internet…

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…

July 1st, 2008

Tyson Homosexual Nearly Sets Two Records

Many will have read the news that last Sunday Tyson Gay set a new record of 9.68 seconds in the U.S. Olympic track and field trials, although the victory was disqualified as a world-record because it was “wind-aided.” The story making the blog rounds today is a hilarious footnote to his notable performance. A posting by…

June 5th, 2008

Barack Obama and the Future of Publishing

As I watched the news reports on Tuesday evening indicating that Barack Obama had captured the Democratic nomination for president, I quipped to myself, “Time for a new blog entry called ‘Barack Obama and the Future of Publishing’.” But, I thought, I didn’t recall publishing as a theme of his campaign — I couldn’t recall…