Why we publish -- WordCamp Birmingham 2014

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Why do we publish, and what does it mean? From the designers, to the builders, to the writers, to the site owners: we are all publishers. What is the significance of the WordPress platform, and why do we do what we do? In this talk, I’ll discuss the power of WordPress, and the awesomeness that is publishing with this great tool.

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  • Francis Preston Blair
  • With the advent of digital publishing, there are so many tools for us to explore and choose from.
  • People still want to keep publishing limited.
  • problems with most proprietary CMSs
    Reuters, web shops, etc
  • Glenda Watson Hyatt, Cerebral Palsy disability from birth
    Has published her blog with WordPress since 2005.
    Works and consults to improve web accessibility
  • eCommerce — easy to get online
    Big business — save money, iterate quickly
  • eCommerce — easy to get online
  • Why we publish -- WordCamp Birmingham 2014

    1. 1. Why We Publish @krogsgard ! Range — Post Status
    2. 2. What is publishing?
    3. 3. “Publishing is the process of production and dissemination of literature, music, or information — the activity of making information available to the general public.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Publishing
    4. 4. “the number of people who create content on the internet represents approximately 1% (or less) of the people actually viewing that content” http://wordpress.org/about/philosophy/
    5. 5. The Vocal Minority
    6. 6. “Publishing includes the stages of the development, acquisition, copy editing, graphic design, production – printing (and its electronic equivalents), and marketing and distribution” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Publishing
    7. 7. YOU
    8. 8. What did we publish with?
    9. 9. Radio Television Telegram Telephone Scroll Word of mouth Newspaper Pamphlet Books Letter
    10. 10. Stories
    11. 11. Advocacy
    12. 12. Advertisement
    13. 13. Commerce
    14. 14. Journalism
    15. 15. $$$
    16. 16. “With the advent of digital information systems and the Internet, the scope of publishing has expanded to include electronic resources” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Publishing
    17. 17. The information super highway
    18. 18. What has changed?
    19. 19. Everything
    20. 20. Bar ^
    21. 21. What do we look like?
    22. 22. Hobbyists
    23. 23. Tinkerers
    24. 24. Professionals
    25. 25. Publishing tools
    26. 26. Content Management
    27. 27. $$$
    28. 28. if ( $cms == $$$ ) $problems == 99;
    29. 29. $open_source = ‘ftw’;
    30. 30. “We were never setting out to disrupt the New York Times or the Guardian. Who we were disrupting were the vendors who were charging you guys $5 and $10 million for crappy software.” http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/media-network-blog/2013/sep/03/democratise-publishing-matt-mullenwegg-cloud
    31. 31. if ( $cms != $$$ ) $problems == null; ! // @todo: unit tests
    32. 32. Democratize publishing
    33. 33. 20%+
    34. 34. When publishing is available at a mass level, wonderful things can happen.
    35. 35. “Up until hitting the publish button, email had been my main interaction with the outside world.” - Glenda Watson Hyatt, doitmyselfblog.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajqq9bHomn8#t=105
    36. 36. Citizen journalism homewoodatlarge.wordpress.com bhamterminal.com
    37. 37. Local journalism weldbham.com abc3340.com yellowhammernews.com
    38. 38. Advocacy REVBirmingham.org foundationbirmingham.org
    39. 39. Arts & entertainment caskanddrum.com ironcitybham.com artsbma.org
    40. 40. Business & eCommerce jimnnicks.com brasfieldgorrie.com robinsmorton.com cocacolaunited.com finecabin.com
    41. 41. Education & non-profits sightsaversamerica.org betterbasics.org jonesvalleyteachingfarm.org eng.ua.edu
    42. 42. These stories exist all over the world.
    43. 43. We make the web.
    44. 44. We are the information super highway.
    45. 45. It’s super fun!
    46. 46. We are publishers.
    47. 47. We transform businesses, institutions, and people’s lives — all through our efforts as designers, developers, content creators, and marketers.
    48. 48. This is why we publish.
    49. 49. (and it’s nice to make some $$$ while we’re at it)
    50. 50. Why We Publish @krogsgard ! Range — Post Status

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