Here are some interesting Mashable and StumbleUpon plus articles that I commented on. What do you think about these articles?

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Article 1 Artist’s Toolbox: 30+ Places to Promote Your Art

http://mashable.com/2007/09/19/artists-toolbox/#r7w37R45WPqO

  1. Who is the audience for this article?
    • Artists
  1. What does the author claim? (What questions does the author pose?)
    • Artists will benefit from these sites and be able to show their work on many social media platforms.
  1. Will Artists take advantage of these sites and show case their art work? Yes, I believe so.
  2. Does the author justify the claim or answer the questions?
    • The author claims the social media is allowing more people to sell and share art work.
    • The author gives social media sites to prove his evidence.
    • Yes, and he provides a lot of sites to reference and research.
  1. What new questions are raised?
    • Wow, there are so many sites to research. Fun!
    • Now, the question is, what are the best art sites and why.
    • What sites showcase the art I like to create
    •  What sites will my artcub.wordpress.com benefit the most from?
    • This will be fun to research, but how do I create more time to do the research?
  1. What additional questions did you have after viewing the article?
    • My question is why the author didn’t have a study —where artists could write in, and they could vote on their favorite sites, rank them, and explain their reason for ranking.
  1. Does the article make a contribution to the professional knowledge on the subject?
    • Yes! Absolutely.

 

 

Article 2: 8 Tools to Create an Irresistible EBook

http://mashable.com/2012/07/19/digital-tools-create-ebook/#vZjkZnd_WmqO

  1. Who is the audience for this article?
  • Authors, illustrators’, and publishers
  1. What does the author claim? (What questions does the author pose?)
  • Writing eBooks can make you money, create brand awareness, and can create informational content for people on the social media platform.
  • Does the author justify the claim or answer the questions?
  • Yes, and the author gives links to tutorial websites to help learn the process of creating eBooks to justify his reasoning.
    • Scrivener
    • Evernote
    • 99Designs

·       E-Junkie

·       750words

·       EBooks about Creating Ebooks

·       Mail Chimp

  • ClicktoTweet

 

  1. What new questions are raised?
  • How great are these sites, and do they have you tubes that go with them or online conferences to help new writers.
  1. What additional questions did you have after viewing the article?
  • I hear so much about createspace.com, why didn’t they discuss that site?
  • How do they compare these sites and rank them?
  • Why are there not more sites for illustrators and children book authors?
  • Why do these companies not discuss Children book authors and picture illustration loading on sites more?
    • Do publishers realize how much money is made on Children’s books and E-books?
  • Do these companies not realize they can make money on helping artists, illustrators, and Children Book writers, if they created a more user friendly publishing application?
  • Why don’t they discuss the easy to use programs out there for publishing children’s books and picture books?
  1. Does the article make a contribution to the professional knowledge on the subject?
  • Yes, but I’m waiting for a great article and you tubes that helps kids and teachers publish their own books and illustrate them. This will motivate our kids to read and write more. Why aren’t these programmers/ companies going out and helping our teachers in this new area? This will promote learning in the classrooms also.

 

 

Article 3: Title: How Etsy Turns Artists Into Entrepreneurs [INFOGRAPHIC]

STEPHANIE BUCK

http://mashable.com/2012/07/10/etsy-business-infographic/#6d5hdAZw0ZqX

  1. Who is the audience for this article?
    • Entrepreneurs, Artists and craftsmen mostly
  1. What does the author claim? (What questions does the author pose?)
  • Selling on Etsy is just as good as or better than selling on EBay.
  1. Question posed is:
  • Why not sell on Etsy because our sales are increasing rapidly over the years.
  1. Does the author justify the claim or answer the questions?
  • The author gives graphs to show statistical evidence of sales increases of Etsy over many years—showing large amounts of sales growth.
  1. What new questions are raised?
    • Why not sell on Etsy? Can’t you see our growth?
  1. What additional questions did you have after viewing the article?
  • Why is the statistical graph only showing the overall growth on Etsy? Why can’t the public see the breakdown of the arts and crafts sales —and what products are the biggest sellers? Why are you comparing Etsy sells to only EBay?
  1. Does the article make a contribution to the professional knowledge on the subject?
  • Not really. The article seems like it is using only one graph and a few photos to sell this pitch. There is not enough information for them to say you can make more on Etsy than on EBay or even the same amount of money; because there is not enough statistical data to prove either way.

 

 

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