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Ian Lamont
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Founder. Early adopter. Serial blogger. Closeted rocker. And other things that don't rhyme. In 30 Minutes™ author and publisher.
Founder. Early adopter. Serial blogger. Closeted rocker. And other things that don't rhyme. In 30 Minutes™ author and publisher.

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Visiting Taipei with kids: 4 places to go/things to see
A friend recently asked me about places to go in Taipei during a family visit. Here are my recommendations based on my own experience living in Taipei with my kids a few summers ago: Taipei Maokong Gondola Maokong Gondola (貓空纜車) -This is a fun little trip,...

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There is an interesting article on NPR about Bob Seger titled " Where Have All The Bob Seger Albums Gone ?" Seger is a singer/songwriter from the 70s and early 80s who dominated classic rock radio for decades with songs like "Night Moves." As you might expe...

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Henry Rollins on creativity and writing
There's an interview with Henry Rollins that writers and other creative people should read right now. If you were into punk and underground rock in the 1980s and early 1990s, you know Rollins from Black Flag and Rollins Band. Others might recognize him from...

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Generation guitar fades away
Bloomberg has a story about Fender guitars that contained an interesting statistic: 90% of people who pick up a guitar abandon it within a year. The article suggests that people don't have the stamina to stick with it, even pointing out that "Steel strings ...

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A history of clickbait and keyword hijacking, 1750-1999
A friend on Twitter lamented that the shift from printed newspapers to online news has led to a flood of clickbait that wasn’t present before. While it’s true that clickbait—articles whose content and headlines are designed to generate a very high number of...

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How to live-tweet events
Yesterday I had a chance to give an online presentation about using Twitter to cover breaking news or share information about live events. The event was hosted by Mediashift, a media education and training site that used to be part of PBS but is now run as ...

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Our latest book launched today! Topics include research best practices, connecting with relatives, online research, genetic genealogy, solving “brick wall” mysteries, genealogy road trips, and how to share charts, data, and family stories. #genealogy

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