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The Updates Stream added to My Odysen

You can now simply click a tab within My Odysen to see the Updates Stream, or all the new content shared with you on any of your networks.View new content from your networks.

By default, the new content items are sorted from the most recent to the oldest.  The other sorting options include:

  • What: The name of the content item.
  • Who: The author of the content.
  • When: When it was added.
  • Network: Which networks it’s from.

You can also remove items from the Updates stream, similar to removing emails from your inbox, only keeping the ones that you still need to review.  To delete an item, simply click the appropriate checkbox on the left of the content item and click the Delete button on the top.  Once deleted, it’ll be removed from the Updates view but will still be available in the relevant network.

Learn more about using My Odysen, including the key features, FAQs and other relevant blog articles.

| Posted on | April 23, 2014 | No Comments

20 Benefits for Writers using an Odysen solution

Looking for an online solution to help organize your writing projects?  Here are a few ways to get started with.

1. Outline a new book idea: Add a note and include a bullet or numbered list to highlight the chapters or subjects you have in mind.

2. Add folders for research: Organize different types of content in a central place for easy reference. This could be useful websites, new ideas or outlines in notes, actions for next steps, relevant events and other content as appropriate.Using Odysen for writing activities.

3. Add sub-networks for publishers: Have a separate network to help organize projects with a specific publisher. Share drafts, graphics, new ideas and feedback.

4. Add useful websites for reference: Add to each folder to compliment a writing project or see integrated views in respective parent folders, viewing all the websites in your network from the All folder.

5. Add blogs of other writers: Stay informed of what others are doing by adding their blogs to the news reader and you can see an integrated view of the most recent article from each.

6. Organize an ebook: Add a new folder for the project and centralize relevant content needed. This could be websites being used, versions of your writing in Documents, store any graphics or photos used in Images and add actions for the next steps.

7. Organize marketing activities: Have a network or folders just for marketing or promotion of your writing. This could be websites that you use for web marketing as well as those of publishers or independent book stores. Schedule events for book releases or upcoming events and add blogs from other writers specializing the promotional aspects of the process.

8. Planning a trip: Add a folder for the destination and useful reference content. This could be websites of airports, trains and hotels, local blogs from the place you’re going to for staying informed of current events, add an itinerary to a note and actions for anything needed beforehand.

9. Schedule conference calls: Add the date and time to an event, include an agenda in the description with bullet or numbered points for discussion topics.

10. Schedule events for promotion: Add events to each folder for different types of promotions and see an integrated view of all your events from the All folder or other respective parent folders.

11. Separate folders for different writing projects: Making it easy to keep your writing projects organized, just add a different folder for each and expand it with adding sub-folders. Add actions that need to done with their priority, owner and due date.

12. Sharing drafts with others: Upload a draft into Documents, let others know with an email notification and they can click a link to go directly to the file in your network. Once there they can download for their own review and add comments for feedback.

13. Getting feedback: Others can add comments to any application content you’ve shared. You can stay informed of feedback by regularly checking your Updates stream once logged in or adding a newsletter to each network you’re involved with.

14. Store audio files of interviews: You can upload, listen to and share any interviews you’ve recorded to the Audio application, you and other can listen to a collection on continuous play.

15. Store backups of work done: Helpful to occasionally backup your work in case anything happens to the main computer you’re writing from.

16. Store graphics or photos: Useful to compliment some of your stories, upload to the Images application and others can view a collection from a slideshow for easy review or comparison.

17. Store videos for reference: Upload and watch videos from your network if appropriate for your project.

18. Using in preferred languages: For working on global writing projects, you and others can use in Bulgarian, Cantonese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Mandarin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

19. Search across your network: Type in a keyword into the search box and get results from any relevant application content or comments.

20. Stay informed of feedback: For any new comments or other content shared with you, you can stay informed of the new content through either the Updates stream or adding a Newsletter. The Updates stream is available once logged in and displays new content from any networks you’re involved with. A newsletter will check your network for new content and send you an email summary of the changes, you can schedule at your preferred frequency such as daily, weekly or other timeframes. If there’s no new content, the newsletter won’t be sent.

Learn more about using Odysen for writing projects, or get started with the free Basic plan.

| Posted on | April 22, 2014 | No Comments

10 Interesting facts about Jeju

For anyone interested in visiting or curious to learn more about Jeju, here are 10 interesting facts to get started with.

  • 1. Jeju is a province and the largest island of South Korea, located off of the southwestern corner of the mainland.
  • 2. There are about 600,000 people that live on Jeju and it has an area of 1,849 sq km or 714 sq mi.
  • 3. Jeju has two cities, these being Jeju with about 440,000 people and Seogwipo with about 160,000 people.
  • 5. The climate on Jeju has summers reaching 29 C or 84 F and the winters cooling down to 3 C or 37 F.
  • 6. Within Jeju is the Gotjawal Forest which is believed to have been uncultivated until the 21st century, providing a unique ecology in being the main source of groundwater for the island, with rainwater collected in the aquifer by going through the cracks in the rock made the forest.
  • 7. The cuisine on Jeju includes different types of fish, seafood, seaweeds, fruits, soybean, and cabbage.
  • 8. Festivals on Jeju include the cherry blossom festival in the spring, the midsummer night beach festival in the summer, the horse festival in autumn, and a penguin swimming contest in the winter.
  • 9. Tourism is a main part of the economy, with attractions including beaches, waterfalls, Mount Halla, Hyeobje cave, and Hyeongje island, along with activities such as fishing and hiking.
  • 10. Jeju is also becoming known for hosting conferences and international meetings, having built an international convention center and are expanding to support more events or exhibitions.

Using Odysen with others in Jeju

Whether for personal or professional, here are a few ways to use Odysen with your activities:

  • Use in your preferred language, including Korean and 33 others.
  • Have your own networks for the different groups you’re involved with.
  • Share content such as actions, events, notes, polls, music, office files, photos, videos, news and websites.
  • Promote your work or activities with your own public pages.
  • Get started with the free Basic plan!

Go here to learn more about using Odysen in South Korea, including solution examples and other relevant blog articles.

| Posted on | April 22, 2014 | No Comments

Freelancing and startup trends in Canada

Here are few samples of what’s been happening in Canada, including for writers, musicians and startups.

  • Canadian Publishers in the Ebook Era, DBW: A recent study showed 90% of Canadian authors are producing ebooks, 20% have their full lists in ebook formats, and about 12% get most of their income from selling their ebooks directly to consumers.

Using Odysen for Freelancing or a Startup

Are you a freelancer or working on a startup?  If so, how you can benefit from using an Odysen Solution:

  • Private Networks: Have a private network just for yourself or add separate networks for sharing with others.  Within each network you can add folders to organize topics or projects and include content such as actions, events, notes, polls, music, photos, office files, videos, news and websites.
  • Public Pages: Promote your work on the Internet with your own public pages, including customizing formats or playing music files.
  • Language Preference: Use in English, French and 32 others.

Learn more about using in Canada, including solution examples and other relevant blog articles.

| Posted on | April 22, 2014 | No Comments

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