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Shane Snow
Shane Snow is a writer and web entrepreneur in New York City. A graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Shane has written about innovation and technology for a variety of outlets, including Wired, Mashable, Gizmodo, The Washington Post, and Fast Company.

In 2010, Shane co-founded and became Chief Creative Officer of Contently.

Entries by Shane Snow

Tiny Kindnesses: A Secret Of "Thriving" Successes

(1) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 10:57 AM

My favorite part of Arianna Huffington's new book, Thrive: The Third Metric To Redefining Success, is when Ms. Huffington talks about eulogies.

"It's easy to miss the real point of our lives even as we're living them," she writes. "And it's very telling what we don't hear in...

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Hashable vs Mashable: Two Tech Sites You Should Know The Difference Between

(2) Comments | Posted January 19, 2011 | 5:01 PM

If you follow technology through social media, you've probably heard of Mashable, a rapidly growing news blog that covers social tech. Last month, a new social network emerged, bearing a similar, Seuss-sounding name: Hashable.

Since you've got so many Twitters and Tumblrs, TechCrunches and PopCrunches, and Wordles and Squirtles (isn't...

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Zombie Venn Diagrams

(3) Comments | Posted October 30, 2010 | 11:45 AM

From Twilight to World War Z to the X-Files to AMC's new show, The Walking Dead, today's pop culture is teeming with the undead. For those needing a little clarification on what's up with the zombie thing these days, here are a few grisly venn diagrams to clear things up:

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Will Virtual Farming Surpass Actual Farming?

(7) Comments | Posted September 11, 2010 | 1:41 PM

Newspapers and currency are going digital, so is it any surprise that farming is, too?

A representative of Zynga, the social game company behind 4 of the top 5 top Facebook apps of the moment, said this week that the 60 million players of its virtual farming game, FarmVille, have...

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How to Become an Internet Land Baron

(3) Comments | Posted September 3, 2010 | 5:42 PM

When entrepreneur Juan Diego Calle asked the Colombian government to let him sell their Internet real-estate, he knew it was a long shot. The Harvard-educated Colombian native was battling over only two letters of the alphabet, but his request was tall: Let me commercialize the nation's Internet identity.

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iPad vs. Magazines

(3) Comments | Posted August 31, 2010 | 9:38 AM

Since Apple released the iPad in April 2010, three million people people have dropped $499 (or more) to get their hands on one. Many bought it believing that iPad would be the future of book and magazine consumption. And publishers quickly began pumping out iPad editions of their products.


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Digg 4 Versus Digg 3

(3) Comments | Posted August 30, 2010 | 1:58 PM

The social news site released its new interface this week, along with changes to its algorithm. In case you're not sure what's changed, the following graphic breaks it down:


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How Starting a Business is Like Casting a Movie

(0) Comments | Posted August 17, 2010 | 1:39 PM

As a web entrepreneur, I'm free to work wherever I want. Though I typically put in twice the hours I'd prefer to, I get to choose which 80 hours a week I want to work.

That flexibility, somehow, led me to decide to become a part-time actor.

To be honest,...

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E-books vs. Traditional Books [Infographic]

(14) Comments | Posted August 6, 2010 | 5:16 PM

Amazon recently announced that its June 2010 Kindle e-book sales nearly doubled its hardcover book sales (180% higher). Many of those e-books were self-published books priced under a dollar; however, data indicates e-books may become the dominant long-form format in not too many years.

Are low-overhead e-books better for authors...

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