The Future Of Publishing Blog by Thad McIlroy



July 24th, 2009

Kevin Spacey on Twitter Etiquette

I don’t watch television so have to rely on surfing the Web to find fun things that are broadcast on TV. Seems a bit roundabout, no? At any rate, I caught this fun snippet of Kevin Spacey explaining Twitter to David Letterman, and offering some advice on the etiquette of tweeting. Meanwhile the New York…

July 3rd, 2009

Failed Experiments in the Future of Publishing: An Ongoing Series

HarperCollins Publishers, one of the largest English-language publishers with sales over $1 billion, is owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. Last fall it launched authonomy, ostensibly a sort of social networking site, where authors could submit 10,000 words or more from an unpublished book (or self-published) and the devoted and literate members of the authonomy…

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…