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High Five for Week Ending 27-Dec

Weekly High Five lists the most interesting, compelling, and/or useful links of each week.

Weekly High Five lists the most interesting, compelling, and/or useful links of each week.

Well, because of the holidays this was a very slow news week!  Nevertheless, I’ve been able to assemble a list of interesting links, but with no particular theme.

#5: Average Net user now online 13 hours per week

From the “We Kinda Knew That Already” department, statistics show that 80% of adults spend some time online every week (excluding email) and that they spend an average of 13 hours there.   The most active demographic is 30 – 39 year olds.

Link: CNET

#4: Amazon Sold More Kindle Books Than Physical Books On Xmas

From the “Long Tail Pricing Model” department, Amazon continues to change the landscape of consumerism.  Much like recording artists are learning that (lower cost) online downloads are earning them more revenue than ever, authors may soon find out that they too can earn more money from higher volume sales of lower margin products.

Link: The Business Insider

#3: What a Bestselling Author Can Teach You
About Hooking Your Readers

From the “Better Communication Through Storytelling” department and on the heels of my recent post, “ABC: Always Be Collecting” comes this handy article that provides some insight on how to hook your readers.  I think this is applicable beyond the scope of blogging and can be leveraged in emails, memos, job postings, etc…

Link: Copyblogger

#2: 10 non-PowerPoint books that can help you create better presentations

From the “Coming Attractions” department, this post contains a list of books recommended by presentation revolutionary Garr Reynolds.  I’ll be publishing a very interesting post tomorrow about how dramatically my presentation style has been influence by his book “Presentation Zen.”  Be sure to check out all of the before and after screen shots that illustrate this step change by incorporating principles of design and storytelling.

Link: Presentation Zen

#1: Online Footprint Survey

From the “Shameless Self-promotion” department, I am asking readers to fill out this short survey about their online profile.  The winner will be announced on the Domesticating IT Facebook fan page.

Link: Survey Monkey

Feel free to provide your thoughts and/or contributions…

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