Monthly Archives: May 2015

New Themes: Apostrophe and Canard

By sarah semark Happy Theme Thursday! Today, WordPress.com welcomes two new free themes to its collection: Apostrophe and Canard. Apostrophe With a pared-down design and bold images, Apostrophe is ideally suited to magazine-style sites, like travelogues, fashion blogs, or foodie … Continue reading

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Web Publishing for All! Introducing Community Translator Tools

By Julian de Bhál Publishing tools for everyone Roughly half of the content and traffic on the internet is in English1, yet English is the mother tongue of only about a quarter of internet users2, and less than 5% of … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing as Community Empowerment

By saracollini A few weeks ago I came across The Library of Virginia’s Making History transcription project. Anyone with an internet connection can view digitized primary source documents from nineteenth-century African-American freedom suits to letters penned by Patrick Henry and … Continue reading

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Are we over thinking this, or not thinking about it enough?

By knoblej Our readings for this week focus on various issues both practical and theoretical regarding various facets of digitization of “analog” documents, whether text, image, or some media (although audio media really didn’t get much ink–make that pixels–this week). … Continue reading

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Street Photography: Seven Photos

By Krista It’s no secret that I love to pore through the street photography tag in the WordPress.com Reader and share images that catch my attention. Join me on another trip around the world as seen through the eyes (and … Continue reading

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What is Digital History?

By saracollini What is “Digital History”? Is it a field of study, a genre, a methodology, a promise? Can it be defined? What is it not? How can I, a young graduate student studying “Digital History,” succinctly define this minor … Continue reading

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LibraryThing

By gkur My husband recently pointed out that I could be using my blog as a way to keep track of different projects that I am always talking about starting and sometimes (not always) seeing through. Yep, seems like a … Continue reading

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Eventbrite Now Available for All of WordPress.com

By Kirk Wight We’re excited to announce big updates to our Eventbrite integration: your events can now be displayed right on your WordPress.com site, no matter what theme you use! Enjoy Eventbrite, regardless of theme In 2013, we launched two … Continue reading

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I’m Not a Digital Historian But I Play One in this Blog

By knoblej One of the issues I’ve grappled with every since I discovered that I had more or less stumbled into a digital history minor is the fact that I am neither particularly adept nor passionate about the possibilities of … Continue reading

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New Theme: Gazette

By Thomas Guillot It’s Theme Thursday, and we’re happy to launch a brand new free theme. Gazette Gazette, designed by yours truly, is a clean and flexible theme perfectly suited for minimalist magazine-style sites, personal blogs, or any content-rich site. … Continue reading

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