Hugh McGuire

publishing, technology, media, philosophy, a bit of politics.

Category: audio

LibriVox 3000

On Saturday December 26, 2009 LibriVox cataloged it’s 3000th free, public domain audiobook title.

LibriVox Turns Four

Today is LibriVox’s 4th birthday. LibriVox is a kooky kind of project with the following objective: To make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet. Some statistics, as of today: Total number of projects: 3113 Number of completed projects: 2556 Number of completed non-English projects: 364 Total […]

What We’re Building

Media Hack 12: Mobile & the Changes that Twitter Wrought

This week on Media Hacks we talk about the new iPhone, the next level of mobile, and … yep … Twitter, Iran, and the characteristics of the reach of microblogging. > Media Hacks 12

The Dead

One of the reasons I started LibriVox, I think, was so that I could make an audio recording of “The Dead,” by James Joyce, from his collection Dubliners. It is a story of such grace and skill; the build up slow and good-humoured and banal, but when that last section finally comes, it contains so […]

Media Hacks #7: How to Get Ahead in Advertising

Here is Media Hacks #7, about where the bucks are or aren’t in online advertising. This episode, an intimate trio performs for your pleasure: C.C. Chapman, Mitch Joel and me. LISTEN HERE: Media Hacks: Episode 6. Or: Mp3 download.

Media Hacks #6: Twitter, Demi Moore, Facebook

Man I am getting behind on my Media Hacks postings. Oops. Well here is Media Hacks #6, about Twitter and scalability, Demi Moore’s bum, Facebook’s new company features. Tearing up the airwaves in this episode: C.C. Chapman, Julien Smith, Chris Penn, Mitch Joel and me. LISTEN HERE: Media Hacks: Episode 6. Or: Mp3 download.

MediaHacks #5: Twitter as Google Rival

Media Hacks #5: this one ended up pretty interesting, talking about Twitter as a search engine and possible Google rival, Google search tweaks, brands, and conferences/unconferences. On the media hacks hotline: C.C. Chapman, Julien Smith, Chris Penn, Mitch Joel and me. LISTEN HERE: Media Hacks: Episode 5

Media Hacks #4: Economy, Advertising, News & Books

Media Hacks #4: a conversation about the economy, advertising, newspapers, books and where the money might be, with C.C. Chapman, Chris Brogan, Chris Penn, Mitch Joel and me. LISTEN HERE: Media Hacks: Episode 4

Media Hacks #2

I should have posted this a while ago, but: Mitch Joel has convened a collection of talkers for a semi-regular (bi-weekly?) discussion about what’s on our media minds. The radio show (which you can listen to on your computer) is called Media Hacks, and said hacks include: C.C. Chapman, Chris Brogan, Chris Penn, Julien Smith, […]