Video: We talk with Mr. Media about Bloggers Boot Camp

My writing partner John Biggs (TechCrunch, Gizmodo, The New York Times) and I talked with a cool guy the other day. Bob Andelman, known worldwide as “Mr. Media,” asked us about our newly released second edition of Bloggers Boot Camp. We talked about the book and a lot more for the better part of an hour.


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Bob asked us some great questions about blogging, creating content, and generally being cool on the Internet. Johnny and I talked about our experiences at Gizmodo, NBC Universal, Mashable and TechCrunch, and made each other laugh while we tossed out a plethora of blogging tips.

It was a great treat to be able to hang out with John in our first dual interview. Enjoy!

Samsung Gear Fit: World’s first modern smartwatch

So this is what Samsung thinks the iWatch will look like. It’s calling its newly-announced curved-touchscreen smartwatch Gear Fit, and billing it as a fitness tracker with a watch on board. Continue reading

Facebook is a ripoff. Here’s why

While YouTube returns most of its profits to those who create its content, Facebook keeps all its profits for itself and its shareholders. I think this is greedy and wrong. Watch this insightful video by Derek Muller of Veritasium for details.

If you don’t feel like watching the video above, let me sum it up for you while editorializing at the same time: Facebook is reducing the number of people who see your updates. Why? Because it wants you to pay to promote them. Continue reading

New year’s resolutions: An ode to independence [OPINION]

New Year's resolutions

It’s time for some New Year’s resolutions. Join me as I plan for the coming year, offering insight about how I will be enhancing this site and my life over the next 12 months. I do this in hopes that you might do the same with your life and join me on my search for truth.

I’ll reveal how I’m going to modify my coverage on this site, describe the changing role of technology and gadgetry in my life, show you how I’m going to change my approach to social media, and let you in on what I foresee for the future of CharlieWhite.net. Continue reading