Ras on New Media

Rush Limbaugh’s Very Bad Week in Social Media

Photo of Rush Limbaugh.

It’s been an exciting week in Limbaugh Land. There’s no need to recount the tragic story of Rush Limbaugh’s hubris in calling a Georgetown U law student a slut and a prostitute, and then how all his attempts to apologize … Read more »

Much Ado About Web Privacy

Photo of an outhouse.

Today is the day Google implements its new privacy policy. I’ve been reading a lot about this complex issue, and, as far as I can see, it boils down to the fact that now Google will share your data across … Read more »

Blog of the Week: 24 Frames

Photo of Sacha Baron Cohen (left) in Hugo.

It’s Oscars week and those of us who really care about movies are pondering such matters as whether the seven-minute animated British film A Morning Stroll has a shot in the Best Short Film category.

The Promise of eBooks

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Author’s Note: Glenn Galen, the friend of a friend on Facebook, wrote today’s Ras-curated guest post. Glenn is  a songwriter, recording artist, and head of a small technology company.

The Blog-to-Book Fantasy

Mock highway sign: "Blogging 101."

When I teach introductory courses on blogging, sooner or later a student will always raise a version of this question: what about a book? Can’t you put together a bunch of your blog posts and make a book that publishers … Read more »

Ras’s Web Gems: Small Demons

Photo of Richard Nash of Small Demons.

Small Demons is one of the more intriguing ideas for a Web site I’ve seen in the new-media era. Valla Vakili, CEO and founder of the LA-based start-up, calls the site, which is still very much a work-in-progress, “a concordance … Read more »