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by marilyn peake
May 7th, 2010, 2:34 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Google Invests in App that Predicts the Future
Replies: 8
Views: 2846

Re: Google Invests in App that Predicts the Future

Mira said: “Although what I'd really love is a machine that predicted my behavior. I could ask it: Okay, what am I doing tonight? When it answered, I'd go do something else. Then I'd come back to the machine and go: You got it wrong. Again. In your face, sucker. That would be fun. I could probably ...
by marilyn peake
May 6th, 2010, 2:14 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Google Invests in App that Predicts the Future
Replies: 8
Views: 2846

Re: Google Invests in App that Predicts the Future

Nathan said:
"The problem with models that predict the future is that none of them are able to predict the Spanish Inquisition.”
Ha! Ha! Ha! No one can ever predict the Spanish Inquisition. That’s hilarious! Also, Monty Python’s torture method: “Fetch ... the comfy chair!”
by marilyn peake
May 4th, 2010, 4:47 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Huge Book Discussion Group on Twitter
Replies: 0
Views: 860

Huge Book Discussion Group on Twitter

On Twitter, there’s a new project for the Twitter community to discuss one book at a time and to nominate future books for the discussions. Here’s the official Twitter page for 1B1T , or One Book, One Twitter : http://twitter.com/1b1t2010 . The first book voted for this huge read by the Twitter comm...
by marilyn peake
May 4th, 2010, 4:36 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Google Invests in App that Predicts the Future
Replies: 8
Views: 2846

Google Invests in App that Predicts the Future

Seriously? Google Invests in App that Predicts the Future: http://mashable.com/2010/05/04/google-predicts-future
by marilyn peake
May 4th, 2010, 4:24 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: It's Finally Happened: The Hive Mind Is Discussing One Book!
Replies: 11
Views: 4165

Re: It's Finally Happened: The Hive Mind Is Discussing One Book!

The schedule for the Twitter discussion of the book, AMERICAN GODS by Neil Gaiman, has been posted here: http://www.crowdsourcing.com/cs/2010/05 ... edule.html
by marilyn peake
May 4th, 2010, 4:13 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 339343

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

I don't have a Blog. But I do have a Twitter page: http://twitter.com/marilynpeake
by marilyn peake
May 4th, 2010, 4:10 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: It's Finally Happened: The Hive Mind Is Discussing One Book!
Replies: 11
Views: 4165

Re: It's Finally Happened: The Hive Mind Is Discussing One Book!

Well, I did it. After reading Neil Gaiman's THE GRAVEYARD BOOK, I bought a bunch of his books; but, wouldn't ya know it, one of his books that I didn't buy was AMERICAN GODS. So, influenced by the hive mind, I've now purchased it for my Kindle. :) Speaking of the hive mind, I finally added a "Follow...
by marilyn peake
April 30th, 2010, 2:46 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: James Cameron to Help NASA Develop Camera for Mars Mission
Replies: 0
Views: 636

James Cameron to Help NASA Develop Camera for Mars Mission

This is so incredibly cool! James Cameron, Director of TITANIC and AVATAR, will help NASA develop a high-resolution 3-D camera for NASA's mission to Mars scheduled for next year! -
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/2 ... 57124.html
by marilyn peake
April 30th, 2010, 4:12 am
Forum: Books
Topic: It's Finally Happened: The Hive Mind Is Discussing One Book!
Replies: 11
Views: 4165

Re: It's Finally Happened: The Hive Mind Is Discussing One Book!

Ink, I wholeheartedly agree with everything you said. It would be so incredibly cool if somehow a good but little known book was discussed by the Twitter crowd. Hmmm ... What about this idea? ... Do you think a big-name author would ever recommend an unknown author's book for a book reading on Twitt...
by marilyn peake
April 29th, 2010, 6:27 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Information about Online Networking by Award-Winning Author
Replies: 0
Views: 630

Information about Online Networking by Award-Winning Author

I found out about this from one of Neil Gaiman's re-tweets over on Twitter: a Survival Guide that includes information about successful online networking. Interesting that the Survival Guide is written by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, a best-selling author who's won numerous awards, including the Hugo Awa...
by marilyn peake
April 29th, 2010, 6:05 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: It's Finally Happened: The Hive Mind Is Discussing One Book!
Replies: 11
Views: 4165

Re: It's Finally Happened: The Hive Mind Is Discussing One Book!

Ink, I follow Neil Gaiman on Twitter. For whatever reason, he’s an absolute rock star over there. The phenomenon’s quite fascinating, actually. Now that he’s engaged to Amanda Palmer, the two of them are like the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie of the art world. Neil Gaiman’s actually been tweeting sug...
by marilyn peake
April 29th, 2010, 3:58 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: It's Finally Happened: The Hive Mind Is Discussing One Book!
Replies: 11
Views: 4165

It's Finally Happened: The Hive Mind Is Discussing One Book!

I've been following this on Twitter. A website called CROWDSOURCING invited everyone on Twitter to vote for one book that everyone on the Internet could read and discuss this summer. Huge book reading group! The hive mind that is Twitter voted for AMERICAN GODS by Neil Gaiman. Here's the announcemen...
by marilyn peake
April 28th, 2010, 4:32 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: When Should You Feel Comfortable Calling Yourself a WRITER?
Replies: 20
Views: 7222

Re: When Should You Feel Comfortable Calling Yourself a WRITER?

When asked about the writing part of my life, I usually just say, “I write.” In my own mind, I’m a writer; but I fill other roles as well. I don’t really think about this so much anymore. I tend to think in terms of each writing project I’m working on, how to make it better, how to schedule time to ...
by marilyn peake
April 28th, 2010, 4:24 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Submissions guidelines - are you following them?
Replies: 13
Views: 2170

Re: Submissions guidelines - are you following them?

I follow query guidelines to a T; or, as Nathan recommended, I’ll sometimes include the first five pages or so even if those aren’t specifically listed in the guidelines. Right now, I’ve had a request for a full manuscript from a literary agent with whom I’d absolutely love to work. Crossing my fing...
by marilyn peake
April 27th, 2010, 7:49 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: IBM nanotechnologists create smallest 3D map of Earth
Replies: 4
Views: 961

Re: IBM nanotechnologists create smallest 3D map of Earth

Ink,

Hahaha! Hadn't thought of that. Well, I will put on my boots ... and squash those tiny slopes. :)