Author Archives: DigitalPlato

About DigitalPlato

Poch is a Bookrix author and a freelance writer. He is a frequent contributor to TED Conversations.

Amazon’s Best-Selling Books of 2014

‘With the year drawing to a close, everyone from Google to Apple has been posting of their best selling titles for 2014. Yesterday Amazon published their list. ‘Since this is a single combined list for both print and digital, there’s … Continue reading

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Girl, 24, Beats Harry Potter Sales in One week

Zoella: Zoe Sugg’s book Girl Online becomes fastest-selling debut novel ever ‘The first novel by YouTube sensation Zoe Sugg aka Zoella has become the biggest-selling debut ever. The novel, Girl Online, has become the fastest-selling book of 2014 after selling … Continue reading

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Something Worse Than Family Not Buying Your Book

When Friends and Family Lie About Buying Your Book ‘Well, it happened again. An author accused us of not paying royalties on friends and family book sales…that never occurred. He was unable to provide copies of receipts from the loved … Continue reading

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Source of Great Writers: Real-life Private Eye

Black Man Secretly Helped Great Crime Writers Ever noticed the character names Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe in crime fiction? The names Sam and Marlowe was a code for Samuel Marlowe who was a real black private detective and a … Continue reading

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The First Online Animation Program

In 1989, there was already a graphic design program before the Internet came into being. So it’s not surprising that it was also the first program animators used for designing and creating. ‘When we introduced CorelDRAW in 1989, we knew … Continue reading

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How About a Fact-checking App for Articles?

Some computers like IBM’s Watson can store millions of facts and that’s a fact. If Watson could do that, it’s so believable that it could also check if articles are factual and do not contain false ‘facts’. Free Journalism Ethics … Continue reading

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Why investigative journalism is so important

Originally posted on Plato on-line:
‘Bloggers appear to have filled a void particularly in political commentary. A key difference between bloggers and traditional media is that bloggers have little or no reputational risk or editorial objectivity in what they comment…

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