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The Blogger’s Handbook – Vol. One

Posted in Blog, education, social media with tags , , , , , , , on January 22, 2010 by dustus

The Blogger’s Handbook is a useful publication for neophyte WordPress bloggers like me—offering tips on design options, blog management, and template modification.

Before sharing many cool blog designs out there on the ‘Net, The Blogger’s Handbook guides readers through a history of the WordPress platform. Tutorials and articles in this publication that I found helpful and interesting include: customizing your blog’s background using Photoshop techniques, microblogging with Twitter, and an insightful interview with Digg creative director Daniel Burka.

The World According To Twitter (Book Review)

Posted in Blog, education, social media, Social Media Book Reviews (by A. Dustus), writing with tags , , , , , , on December 31, 2009 by dustus

by David PogueDavid Pogue’s The World According To Twitter is funny, witty, and represents some of the best posts found on Twitter. In fact, this compilation combines humor, creativity, and interesting stories about people’s lives.

Enjoyable tweet topics/prompts in The World According To Twitter include:

Identify an irony of life
You’ve lived your life this far. What have you learned?
You know you’re a Twitter addict when…

David Pogue’s book also presents stories about people getting tattoos, cute things kids say, getting dumped, worst job stories, and memories of one’s first kiss.

In addition to plenty of puns and “twitterspeak,” individuals share some of the greatest moments of their lives, as well as many examples of situational awkwardness that I found funny, tragic, and pathetically relatable. Pogue’s book even includes micro-blogs of weird numerical coincidences, wordplay, and my favorite: Summarize a famous book in 140 characters. For example, the following are two of my favorite book summaries:

He was beautiful, so beautiful. All I could think or write about was his beautiful beauty. Oh, and he was a vampire

You can make it through anything if you don’t lose your head.
(A Tale of Two Cities)

The World According To Twitter = Much more than a joke book. It’s an enjoyable collection of tweets and wisdom that made me laugh and think about life.
David Pogue is the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times. He contributes a print column, an online column, an online video and a popular daily blog, “Pogue’s Posts.”

Film Clip of Monday Morning on

Posted in Blog, education, Poetry, writing with tags , , , , , , on December 29, 2009 by dustus

Just posted Monday Morning on
It is a brief poetic narrative (approx. 1 min. 22 secs)

The film is @