BuzzFeed Is Making A Nourishing Meal From Its Giant Menu of Info Snacks

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Jonah Peretti, Founder and CEO of BuzzFeed, kindly outlined his media company’s plan for the coming year. He also opted to share the memo on LinkedIn, “so future BuzzFeed employees could read it too.” His seventh main point in the plan concerns Advertising on BuzzFeed. Part of being a great business, is being a ‘must […]

I’m An Only Child, But I Learned To Share

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Yahoo! sold its social bookmarking site Delicious.com last April to a company called AVOS, which was started by YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. I hadn’t bookmarked a page on Delicious in 14 months until today, when I started playing around with the new design, which is visually interesting and oriented, much like Pinterest, […]

Pin It To Win It

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Want to know why a business-to-business technology brand like Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is on Pinterest, the new social discovery network? Lauren Drell Associate Editor of Mashable has some answers. Since you’re not supposed to blast pictures of your products on Pinterest, try to think outside the box and pin images that capture a lifestyle […]

Aggregators, Like Skateboarders, Are Unwanted By Pedestrians

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We aggregate content from traditional media sources, although it is a practice that is fading as our relationships with news makers and PR pros develop. Which is probably a good thing, because the big boys don’t like blogs nibbling their content without some form of monetary compensation. According to Nieman Journalism Lab, 29 major news […]

News Is Looking Good On The iPhone All of A Sudden

The iPhone is now better equipped than ever to present news of the day, thanks to the recent launch of two new apps (both already popular on the iPad), Flipboard and CNN-owned Zite. According to Fast Company, Flipboard, like Zite, makes it very easy to read collected content from all your favorite publications. Time helps […]

Writers And Niche Publishers Welcome Healthy Parasites, The Other Kind Not So Much

Maria Popova of BrainPickings has a bone to pick over the Huffington Post’s practice of “over-aggregation.” …when an aggregator like the Huffington Post, a business-model wolf wearing an editorial-authenticity sheep’s skin, takes my (ad-free) content and regurgitates it on its (ad-plastered) site, it lives up to the term “parasite”… The “P” word is also used […]

Give Advertisers Some Backtalk

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Last Monday, I tipped back a couple beers with Daniel Honigman, co-founder of AdYapper, a new venture in the consumer ad space. The site is beginning to emerge from stealth mode and move into beta at this time. Honigman isn’t looking for coverage here just yet (he spoke to me off the record). But he […]

Journalists Are Uptight About Proper Attribution, When It Suits Them

Media blogger Jim Romensko resigned from his post at Poynter Institute last week, after the senior editor there accused him of improper attribution. Julie Moos, Director of Poynter Online, explains: Though information sources have always been displayed prominently in Jim’s posts and are always linked at least once (often multiple times), too many of those […]

Does News Come To You, Or Do You Go Find It?

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Are you a Tumblr? According to Fortune, Tumblr has gone from 2 billion pageviews a month to over 13 billion and from 1 billion total posts to more than 10 billion in the past year. In September, Tumblr also announced an $85 million dollar round of financing. So someone’s a Tumblr. Mark Coatney is Media […]

Have Script, Will Pedal

Getting a break in Hollywood is a super-human task, best sought by those with unnaturally thick skin, insane perseverance and palpable talent. If you’re an aspiring screenwriter, you will also want to harness the power of “the crowd” to move your script up the chain and get it read by the right people. According to […]