Posters of the world, UNITE! (and hone your act!)
Not all of us can research and write those dynamic articles that are so
super readable, that when we send them out, everybody finds it a
palatable, easy to 'down' news story. BUT WE CAN SIMPLIFY
things we find so that JOE THE PLUMBER can understand them.
We activists who are also "posters' can't always just send the article
as it was found by us. I often simplify, interpolate, inject "OVER NARRATION",
explain the bushy parts, untangle the thicket of TECHNOTALK. It's
floating around the net, nobody accuses me of screwing with it, or
purloining it, I leave the original author's name on it. Why not simplify it, step in, editorially
speaking and make it so super understandable, so dramatic, so readable
that people of lesser intelligence can sail right thru it!
In an email, I prefer simple text. I stick to text so folks can send it
on to their chums real easy. if i create an actual file it's formatted,
colored, has graphics, is in html but that's for FILES, ready to FTP to
a site. If I do all that work, I append it to an email as an attachment
and give folks the URL where it's posted in cyberspace, (posting it at
one of my little freebie websites from Earthlink or the two I pay for.
But I have so much TROUBLE getting and handling those HTM emails from
folks ---I refer to EMAIL. Another thing that gives trouble is a LIVE LINK as when it's shared, the LINK is no longer alive. THE SUBTEXT with http: is no longer there. It's not alive. It's just MARTHA'S SITE.
Well martha's site, who knows what that is. It's no longer clickable,
right? And what's the NET if not click and go?
So I don't USE HTM and I don't like to GET IT being unable to send them
on or even SAVE them. I really exhort posterpersons like you who
have the gift, to TEXT all emails and append files as htm, then it's fine.
MY BROWSER won't even save an email
in htm! Howdya like them apples?
Now, I am very expert at all the webstuff
if I CANNOT do it, that's my benchmark,
how much LESS will my readers be able
to save, SEND on , share, forward, cut or paste, any of
YEAH FRANKLY MOST OF US ARE NOT THAT NET SAVVY!
AND THEN ADD POLITICS? ACTIVISM? IT's TOO HARD!!
SO I try to make it easy! I suggest they examine a simple page on basic webtech.
but I don't suppose folks are gonna
read it, though i inform them of its
NOTHING easier to read, url wise, than
a perfect http://www url in TEXT
One that you can click on.
CLICKABILITY is so important.
Easy go. So let's go turn those people out there into
really crackerjack ACTIVISTS! How? By being
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