At long last, a guide to writing online content that shows the reader direct examples rather than endless fluffy guidance.
Web Content - The Beginner's Masterclass offers a practical and demonstrative means toward gaining your own, distinct content authoring style.Written with the intent of leading by example, this book contains a selection of articles which encompass many of the more popular subjects and genres commonly seen in the online news media. Through these demonstrative means, it intends to imbue many of the key aspects of content and copy writing while maintaining a strong weighting toward a high grade of 'shareability' through audience preferential of social media channels. The book revolves around its three pillars:IDENTITY - Crafting a unique, recognizable voice. PURPOSE - Embodying clarity in topic choice.STANDING APART - Being different from the banal crowd. Transforming the benign, day-to-day and week-to-week occurrences into a style at once keynote serves to imbue the budding content writer with an edge over the more conventional competitor. It is through this that the essential spirit of Web Content - The Beginner's Masterclass was assembled. Current and contemporary, this book takes into account the fact that search engines are becoming ever more selective in what they highlight and what they leave. Generic writing, the samey and the dull lose out, while writing and content with genuine spirit, humour and style is promoted. The power of words at once eye-catching and colourful with an intense, instantaneous 'shareability' is precisely what the modern day Internet values and rates. Designed as a unique and quirky compliment to a de facto manual of style, veteran online content author and journalist TIMOTHY JONES brings writing to life for readers keen to enhance, improve and realize their talents. With this handbook, they will confront the field of web and news content creation with genuine eagerness.
The immense dislocations and suffering caused by neo-liberal globalization, the retreat of the welfare state in the last decades of the twentieth century, and the heightened military imperialism at the turn of the twenty-first century have raised urgent questions about the temporal and spatial dimensions of power. Through stimulating critical perspectives and new cross-disciplinary frameworks, which reflect recent innovations in the social and human sciences, this series provides a forum for politically engaged and theoretically imaginative responses to these important issues of late modernity.
"There are only three sports: bullfighting, mountain climbing and motor racing; all the rest are merely games." - Ernest Hemingway "Grand Prix racing is primarily a mental contest... it's a battle of strength of wills by the combatants and a magnificent contest, the arena to display and share unique gifts and talents. Perhaps in this 'theatre of speed', F1 is a metaphor for life itself" - craig lock A collection of articles on my great passion (or rather life-long obsession), motor racing, but especially Formula 1 and V8 Supercars (Australia). "I don't want to live a balanced life, I just want to win." * - Mario Andretti (1978 Formula One World Champion) * or words to that effect "I don't want to live a balanced life, I just want to write." "rather obsessive" craig "I have the words in me...and I just gotta get them out." "I'll write till I drop." By "a petrol-head couch pot-a-to" Enjoy About the submitter: Craig is a motor racing "fanatic" ( a "passionate petrol-head"), who believes in (and loves) helping others to find their passions and gifts... through encouraging people to reach out for, then accomplish their "wildest" dreams. He truly believes people can overcome obstacles, rise to any occasion, and accomplish their dreams, even 'Endless Possibilities, Far and Great Horizons' in life with enough FAITH and PERSISTENCE. The various books that Craig "felt inspired to write" (including his various books on motor racing and Formula 1) are available at: http: //www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http: //www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock http: //goo.gl/vTpjk and http: //www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html The submitter's motor racing blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at http: //grandprixdriver.wordpress.com http: //grandprixchampion.wordpress.com/ http: //grandprixdrivermyblog.wordpress.com/ http: //godandformula1.wordpress.com/ http: //www.sportforpeace.wordpress.com and his various other blogs are at http: //craigsblogs.wordpress. Obsessive or WHAT! "Together, one mind, one life at a time, let's see how many people we can impact, encourage, empower, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials...and so become 'ever more champions of life'
The area of content-based video retrieval is a very hot area both for research and for commercial applications. In order to design effective video databases for applications such as digital libraries, video production, and a variety of Internet applications, there is a great need to develop effective techniques for content-based video retrieval. One of the main issues in this area of research is how to bridge the semantic gap between low-Ievel features extracted from a video (such as color, texture, shape, motion, and others) and semantics that describe video concept on a higher level. In this book, Dr. Milan Petkovi6 and Prof. Dr. Willem Jonker have addressed this issue by developing and describing several innovative techniques to bridge the semantic gap. The main contribution of their research, which is the core of the book, is the development of three techniques for bridging the semantic gap: (1) a technique that uses the spatio-temporal extension of the Cobra framework, (2) a technique based on hidden Markov models, and (3) a technique based on Bayesian belief networks. To evaluate performance of these techniques, the authors have conducted a number of experiments using real video data. The book also discusses domains solutions versus general solution of the problem. Petkovi6 and Jonker proposed a solution that allows a system to be applied in multiple domains with minimal adjustments. They also designed and described a prototype video database management system, which is based on techniques they proposed in the book.
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