YankeeJim signing off at 100,000 points
YankeeJim signing off at 100,000 points
Since last October, I have had the pleasure of sharing stories and conversations with the NowPublic crowd. I enjoy the polite and feisty conversations.
The structure of NowPublic allows for creative interpretation of the news, whereby, it combines personal commentary with sourced references. Some people forget that, and write material more like a blog as they do not include a news reference. I admit to stretching a reference to get at something I want to say, but I comply with the rules as it is easy to do.
NowPublic provides a wonderful place to practice rapid writing, subject to criticism of thoughts and ideas, as well as fundamental communications. The feedback is invaluable.
I just reached 100,000 points and that accounts for something – a measure of productivity I guess. Now, I am going to analyze the results and share what I have discovered.
I am an artist and a writer. I love art and I have written about my daughter’s work, my brother’s work, and other’s – omitting my wife’s work which is just amazing. So today, I will do that.
Amy Judd liked my story titled “Misunderstanding Art” http://my.nowpublic.com/culture/misunderstanding-art
She’s astute because this story covered a lecture where I met the number 1 art critic in America today. This was a real, breaking news type story. It didn’t get that much readership however because the art readers at NowPublic are a small subset.
I illustrated the story with an original watercolor sketch that I made at the lecture. Since then, I lost my hearing and I will never again hear these people first hand.
“How Islam Conquered America” was a big story: http://my.nowpublic.com/world/discussion-about-how-islam-conquered-america
“I did not have sex with Sarah Palin” drew a predictable large response. http://my.nowpublic.com/world/i-did-not-have-sex-sarah-palin
I published a complete play about Pocahontas on NowPublic, leveraging the Thanksgiving holiday season. I bet that was a first. The last installment was “She died with her hat on” http://my.nowpublic.com/culture/she-died-her-hat
“A brief history of storytelling” http://my.nowpublic.com/culture/brief-history-storytelling received good readership and contains my favorite picture of the person for which I am named.
You can’t beat real news for readership as in the case of “Train breaks down under water stranding 90,000 passengers http://my.nowpublic.com/world/train-breaks-down-underwater-strands-90-000
All you have to do is mention Dick Clark to break 1000 views” http://my.nowpublic.com/culture/what-ever-happened-dick-clark
Live reports about snow heaped up the ratings as did the NowPublic live streaming report of the USA and England soccer match.
I like cars and write about them as if I have a love affair. When I combined cars + sex, readership went way up.
People in Florida are nervous. Want proof? http://my.nowpublic.com/world/can-florida-have-earthquake A story titled “Can Florida have an earthquake” got over 3000 reads.
I did a live report of a tsunami that never materialized. http://my.nowpublic.com/world/tsunami-alert-noaa
Now, what is next? If I come back this way again, who will I be?
An Emmy nominee and successful entrepreneur for almost two decades, Tippett is recognized an as international expert on emerging news models. In 2005, Tippett co-founded NowPublic. The company has been named one of the top five most useful new sites on the web by The Guardian and Time magazine named it one of the Top 50 Websites for 2007.
In 1995, Tippett founded the WebPool Syndicate, one of Canada’s first Internet companies. After the success of the WebPool venture, Tippett travelled to the United States and worked for some of the largest web companies in North America, including TheGlobe.com, Afternic and Register.com.
Outside of his role at NowPublic, Tippett is a member of the University of British Columbia’s School of Journalism Advisory Board, Capilano University, Bachelor of Professional Communication Advisory Committee and is also a board member of CABINET, a Vancouver-based arts organization. He is also an advisor to The Wireless Innovation Network British Columbia (WINBC).
He has also contributed to digital culture in fields such as media arts. In 2004 he collaborated with Kate Armstrong to produce Grafik Dynamo, a net art piece that loads live images from blogs and news sources on the web into a live action comic strip. Grafik Dynamo was a commission of Turbulence, made possible with funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. In 2009, Tippett was recognized for his visionary leadership in the business community by DigiBC.
Tippett graduated from Queen’s University with a degree in Philosophy.”