Mar 22, 2012

What's Good on the Internet Today? More Power to You

Félix Fénéon, portrayed by Paul Signac.

Dead Frenchmen are cooler than you’ll ever be.

But wait. How about a spoonful of microfiction? I just stumbled upon the undead anarchist Félix Fénéon’s Twitter account, @novelsin3lines. Though he hasn’t tweeted since late 2010 (cut the guy some slack, he’s been dead for 68 years), there are 1500 tweets waiting for you over there. Each one is a subversive pearl of Gallic wit. No bons mots, promise.

by Kim Ukura, Book Riot

Sample quote:
“Still, it’s hard to be a regular pop culture consumer and not have some idea of Mad Men‘s big themes — sex and advertising and identity spun in a cloud of cigarette smoke and a puddle of dry martinis on Madison Avenue in the 1960s.”

Ms Ukura has a bloodhound’s nose for intriguing book titles and, when you’re done reading her post, you might find your thoughts drifting to the mighty Amazon. You know which Amazon, don’t make me say it.

by Janet Callaway, The Natural Networker

Reason no. 9: “You can create the business that aligns with your passion.”
Sounds obvious, doesn't it? Yet there are people limping along from dawn 'till dusk who've never hit upon this simple truth. Someone should crown Janet Queen of Business Blogging for Everyday Folk. What the hell, I can do it. Janet, you are hereby anointed Queen. Enjoy.

by Roger Dooley, Neurosciencemarketing

Dooley reviews Daniel Kahneman’s book Thinking Fast and Slow, a foray into the troubled waters of human decision-making. As it turns out, your brain employs different “circuits” according to the kind of choice it needs to make. Roger Dooley tweets here.

by Susan Harrow, Psychology Today

Let me ask you three simple questions:
1. Do you want more followers on Twitter, Pinterest or G+?
2. Do you find yourself interesting/relevant?
3. Are you willing to take a hard look at your online presence and make a change if you need to?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to all of the above, read Susan Harrow’s 300-word article. It’ll save you a lot of hurt if you do it now. “Give me nourishment,” Susan writes. Words to live by.

Finally, sit back and let Andy McKee wow you with his “bassitar.” (I don’t know what else to call it.) If you’re getting this via e-mail you may not be able to see the YouTube video. Just click here.

What’s Good on the Internet today? - A new, semi-regular feature where John Magnet Bell brings you articles/video and more about writing, life, inspiration and the arts. Feel free to suggest links for inclusion!

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