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Longform is the only free theme designed to be fully compatible with the Aesop Story Engine plugin. It includes beautiful styles for all Aesop story components right out of the box; no code snippets or extra configuration required.
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FCC Proposes New Rules for Protecting the Open Internet

It's early going (and the devil will be in the details), but this is a very welcome development. I've long thought that network infrastructure should be civic infrastructure -- a commons -- upon which commercial and social systems can be built. Recent rulings by the FCC that telecoms and cable companies cannot prevent municipalities from laying down publicly owned fiber optic networks support this view (see below). After all, if cities and towns are able to provide better speeds at cheaper rates, that shows entrenched gatekeepers were already taking advantage.

Pointedly: this FCC ruling is not an anti-business policy. It is a pro-innovation and pro-society policy. Consider public roads as an example; what business does not benefit from safe public roads equally available to all? Answer: not many. In fact, the ability for distant communities to stay connected and do business with each other reliably serves an overwhelming public good.

Safe well-maintained roadways can turn social connectivity into innovation. So, too, with the Internet. Imagine how different our society would be if every road was owned and operated by private interests -- entities might not want to 'lose your business' by creating convenient routes to locations served by other providers. You can see how unnatural and inefficient that sort of transportation network would soon look.

No, I say build the network as a foundation of strong civic infrastructure, and let the myriad activities of users and businesses occur within, not astride that connectivity. The digital network is fast becoming the fabric of society itself. Isn't it time we have a say in its structure?

Official FCC Commission Document:
http://www.fcc.gov/document/chairman-wheeler-proposes-new-rules-protecting-open-internet

Recent FCC Chairman statement on local networks:
http://www.muninetworks.org/tags-173

#FCC     #OpenInternet     #EFF  

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I know those feels little man. I know those feels.
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An anecdote is nothing more than a simple story. The kind that every single human being on Earth tells on a daily basis. When we share a memory from our childhood, tell our friends about something that happened at work, or recall an important lesson learned–these are all instances of anecdotal storytelling.
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Some thoughts on the future of content creation for the web and blogging in particular.

"In today’s post I’d like to begin exploring a somewhat complex subject together. How our current state of rapid innovation in digital communications technology–both as mediums of personal expression and platforms of mass communication/distribution–should prompt a shift in our perspective on content creation for the web and connected devices in 2014 and beyond."
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Hey everyone, sorry for my prolonged silence here. I've been in a whirlwind of research and experimentation since I published the article on ManageWP's blog where I explained a few storytelling ideas I had for WordPress. Since that time I've worked on creating new kinds of television shows, single page websites, storytelling plugins and more. But more than that I've been researching and studying the very nature of storytelling and how that knowledge should shape our perspectives on digital content creation in general. This post is about that; with a focus on blogging.
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Rememory is a game by the folks over at Storymatic Studios. It varies from the original storymatic in that instead of providing random writing prompts for fictional stories, Rememory is meant to facilitate the remembrance of events, emotions, states of being, and more from our past. It's a beautiful concept and like its predecessor is simple to understand and use.
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"Just as we learned in my last post that the stories of our lives are the events we choose to highlight and contextualize, in this post we will learn how to discover and highlight alternate paths through our past–which in turn create new horizons in our future."

#stories   #storytelling   #narrative   #narrativetherapy  
The tree of life concept is pretty simple and straightforward. It is a visual metaphor in which a tree represents your life and the various elements that make it up--past, present, and future. By labeling these parts, you not only begin to discover (or perhaps rediscover) aspects of yourself you forgot about, but you can then begin to actively cultivate your tree to reflect the kind of person you want to be moving forward.
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Winning the Story Wars: Why Those Who Tell (And Live) the Best Stories Will Rule the Future is an exploration of archetypal marketing by author and marketer Jonah Sachs.
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The new book shelf has given me room to expand my favorite collection of hard covers. 
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After I published the article that kickstarted this little community, I began talking with Nick Haskins who ended up creating a great FREE plugin called Aesop. Check it out!
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Hi! I'm Nathan B. Weller: writer, artist, book lover, and digital publisher. I use WordPress to tell stories for myself and my clients. In my free time I like to read, listen to music, watch movies and hang out with my girlfriend. I talk about all things story-related on my personal site www.nathanbweller.com.
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