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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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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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Part 4 of my #leanmedia presentation, which demonstrates how to use the Lean Media project planner. #leanstartup

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Latest #leanmedia presentation segment, inc. examples from Led Zeppelin, Simpsons, HuffPo

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The new MIT Sloan logo: Not everyone likes it, but they got one thing right
Earlier this week alumni of the MIT Sloan School of Management received an email from the school about the new branding. It included a logo sample. While the school obviously spent a lot of time and effort on this, the reaction I have seen from alumni has b...
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