I’m happy to announce that 52 Tiger is having a sponsorship sale for the month of July. My regular weekly fee of $149 is now $99 for the rest of the month. Here’s how it works.
Each Monday, I’ll post a link and description of your product or service, which is also pushed to my RSS feed. I’ll mention it again on the following Friday. Additionally, those posts will be published to my Twitter followers at @52tiger and @davidcaolo as well as my Google Plus followers. Finally, a text link will appear on the sidebar for the full week.
“We were looking to increase our marketing to tech-savvy users and 52 Tiger was just what we were looking for. Our sales have increased since we began our sponsorship and we are excited about our continued sponsorship on 52 Tiger.” – Blue Atlas Technology, LLC, developers of Tango Remote Control Media Player HD
52 Tiger currently has over 4,000 RSS subscribers, more than 3,400 Twitter followers and about 1,500 Google Plus followers. Finally, 52 Tiger averages over 46,000 page views per month, and it’s already broken that number several times this year.
The following dates are available at the special sale price of $99/week:
- July 23 – 29 - Available
- July 30 – Aug 5 -
Here’s a great opportunity to advertise to my engaged audience at a great price. Sign up now.
52 Pickup is my members-only podcast. Episode 29 represents a major revision of the show. Consider it “52 Pickup 2.0.” I’ve made it available here for everyone to listen to, members and non-members alike. If you enjoy it, become a member and get another episode like it every week. I’d appreciate it greatly.
Last week, I read an interesting article in The New York Times by Sherry Turkle. Sherry is the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT. The article, entitled “The Flight From Conversation,” explores the idea that we as a society have abandoned conversation for connection:
“Human relationships are rich; they’re messy and demanding. We have learned the habit of cleaning them up with technology. And the move from conversation to connection is part of this. But it’s a process in which we shortchange ourselves. Worse, it seems that over time we stop caring, we forget that there is a difference.”
It’s a compelling topic, especially as a person who spends a lot of time using online social tools to communicate with many far-flung friends. In this episode, I explore the idea of technology, social tools, conversation and modern-day, connected friendships.
Patrick Rhone of Minimal Mac and Ged Meheux of The Iconfactory share their thoughts as well.
The Flight From Conversation
Sherry Turkle speaking at TED
The iPhone, an Automobile For Your Mind
Shawn Blanc on the iPhone as an automobile for the mind
What do very happy people all have in common?
I’ve fiddled with the site’s RSS feeds. Here’s what’s available (all feeds provide full content):
The main feed. Articles and links:
Articles only :
Weekly Review. The week’s top stories plus my commentary:
Diversions. Just the links from the Diversions sidebar item:
Two months ago I launched 52 Tiger memberships. Your support and sponsorship has been great, and helps me keep a focus on writing and publishing frequently, and hopefully, to grow my circle of readers and friends.
Members enjoy an exclusive podcast, 52 Pickup. It features interviews with compelling people who share their history, ideas, and suggestions for improving your personal and professional life, as well as thoughts and ideas from me. This week, I’d like to share some of my favorite episodes with all of you. I’ve chosen two interview episodes plus one non-interview. The latter are less formal and include my thoughts on tech, family life and more.
Please enjoy a free episode of 52 Pickup on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of this week. If you’d like to hear more, become a member. Three dollars a month is all it takes to become a member of 52 Tiger and reap some terrific benefits.
I’ve launched 52 Tiger Memberships, complete with an exclusive podcast, behind-the-scenes access to my work in progress and super giveaways. You’re going to love it.
I love writing about technology and the people that use these wonderful toys. Your support will help me to do more of that. I’ve written several tech books‚ which you’ll find in most book stores and as eBooks at Amazon, Apple, and Barnes and Noble and on their devices or apps. 52 Tiger is more immediate, more personal, and frankly, a little more fun. Your support and sponsorship will help me keep a focus on writing and publishing frequently, and hopefully, to grow my circle of readers and friends.
Three dollars a month. That’s all it takes to become a member of 52 Tiger and reap some terrific benefits. If you enjoy reading 52 Tiger, I’d like to ask you to consider supporting the work I do on this site. And it’s just $3 per month.
WHAT YOU’LL GET WITH YOUR MEMBERSHIP
I plan on keeping 52 Tiger open and free to the public, but I’ve got several special items that are only for members.
- A new and exclusive podcast, three-times a week, called 52 Pickup. 52 Pickup features interviews with compelling people who share their history, ideas, and suggestions for improving your personal and professional life, as well as thoughts and ideas from me.
- Behind the scenes access to my work in progress, editorial calendar, even drafts and outlines of my current projects and next book. I’ll also host live chats with members to talk about all of these things, answer questions, and take suggestions for future articles.
- Prizes and loot. That’s right, as a member you’re name will be in the virtual fish bowl for regular drawings and giveaways of some really cool stuff.
Four years ago I was the IT director at a residential school in Massachusetts. One afternoon, we were told the school would close and we’d all lose our jobs within six months.
It took two.
Since then I’ve scrapped together jobs here and there to make ends meet. The most rewarding by far is writing about technology. I want to make a full-time career of writing, and you can help me do it. If I learned anything in these last four years it’s that, if you want something, go and make it yourself.
You’ll find all the membership details here. I’m putting everything into this, so set your standards high and become a member. You’ll be glad you did and I’ll be forever grateful.
I had a philosophy professor in college who would conclude long lessons on the world’s great thinkers by asking us how we’d turn his or her ideas into concrete, observable action. Something to physically do. It was a tough exercise but ultimately rewarding.
Today I see many ideas that generate incredible pieces of technology, but few answers to the question, “But what can I DO with this thing?” Friends and family often come to me with their iPad, smartphone, etc. and say, “How can I…” or “Will this thing…” and so on. Fortunately, I love answering those questions. I also suspect that other people have them.
Within the next few weeks, 52 Tiger will answer that question, long-form, on a regular basis. Expect real things you can actually do to improve your day at home and at work. Simple projects — both large and small — that use technology to enhance life at its most significant moments. Like playing with your kids while they’re young and think you are The Most Awesome Person In The World, traveling for work with ease or doing The Thing You’ve Always Wanted To Do.
Technology is supposed to “make our lives easier.” Don’t let the God-forsaken fax machine at work let you believe that was a false promise. Your gadgets are tools, and you are the artful craftsperson. As someone who’s worked in the technology industry for 14 years, first as an IT Director and now as the Managing Editor for one of the Web’s leading tech sites, I can show you how.