The Elephant in the Interactive Room [Book Excerpt]

In today's textual environment, increasingly managed and handled with the help of algorithms and complex systems for content dissemination, detection and discovery, writing’s frontiers surpass our bravest expectations. Mezmerized by this new environment for our creativity forces, we are somehow blinded by the bright future we imagine and unable to see web writing’s balance of words and algorithms. In trying to conceive of the essence of web writing and its role in our public and ...

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#Digital

Today, busy chasing “all things digital”, we tend to forget that not all things are meant to be digital. While a natural process and a state of culture that gives us seamless experiences across cyberspaces, digital is only but a layer in a larger tapestry. Digital and the “Things Pertaining to a Finger” The Latin word behind digital is “digitus”, meaning a finger. The reason “digitus” and “digitalis” (“of, pertaining to fingers”) has a secondary meaning dealing with ...

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How to Write for the Web?

On the Web, connect bravely. Trust the Thread. Your curiosity's thread. Links, hashtags, meta descriptions, alt text, headings and all other web words are nothing more than curiosity's root tips reaching out to connect. On the Web, curiosity’s thin thread becomes powerful. Strengthened by web technologies, it allows you to connect dots wildly and unexpectedly. Never give up the “Wow, what?” part of your writing (thinking), seek it till you find it. It will connect you to ...

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