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Pressgram: It’s like Instagram, but for WordPress, and you own everything

Pressgram: It’s like Instagram, but for WordPress, and you own everything | Agile Media | Scoop.it
I've long held the belief that, for most people and companies, owning your content is more important than going viral. While there's definitely a lot to be said for the sharing culture ...
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The best defense against hackers is...paper?

Experts say you should choose a different, complex password for each of your online accounts. But no one can remember that many passwords. The solution? Just write them down.
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This is what happens when Facebook controls the signal, and it defines you as noise

Brands and prominent users like comedian Rainn Wilson are complaining about Facebook’s algorithm changes and how that forces them to pay money to reach their fans and followers — but Facebook has always been that kind of network. It controls the signal-to-noise ratio, not you
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How to Make Advertising Pay

Some marketers suggest that you can do without the cost and low returns they attribute to advertising, but done right, advertising is a tremendous tool.
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Google releases an official plugin for publishers - Post Status

Google releases an official plugin for publishers - Post Status | Agile Media | Scoop.it
Google has released an official plugin called Google Publisher on the WordPress.org repository.
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How Search Works - The Story – Inside Search – Google

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John Paton says what most media CEOs won't about paywalls -- they are a short-term tactic at best

Digital First Media CEO John Paton, a vocal critic of paywalls for newspapers, says his chain is rolling out subscription plans because it has to — but he still doesn’t think they are a long-term strategy for media...
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Lessons Learned From An App Graveyard | Smashing Mobile

Lessons learned from an app graveyard that might be good to keep in mind when designing apps.
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Should Local Businesses Prefer Local Media? | NetNewsCheck.com

Nearly half of all local advertising dollars are going to Internet pureplays.
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The myth of the brainstorming session: The best ideas don’t always come from meetings

This post was originally published on the ooomf blog.



Over dinner a couple months ago, one of my friends said he needed some help coming up with a name for a new website.

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Freedom of Shriek

Popular Science’s recent decision to do away with reader comments on its website unleashed a hurricane of—ha!—commentary…
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A Google Cookie Replacement Could Uproot Online Advertising | Digital - Advertising Age

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10 Ways Nonprofits Can Make the Most Out of Google Grants

Learn how nonprofits can use their Google Grants money wisely with these PPC best practices.
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Now, Let's Stop Calling These Ads 'Native'

the loose application of the term "native" has rendered it meaningless. here's what people really mean by the trendy ad descriptor.
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Everything You Hate About Advertising in One Fake Video That's Almost Too Real

Well, this is hilarious on a few different levels. Stock video provider Dissolve has taken the text of Kendra Eash's brilliant advertising takedown, "This Is a Generic Brand Video," originally published by McSweeney's, and set it to actual stock video clips.
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Reinventing a newspaper chain for the digital age is really hard -- just ask Digital First Media

Digital First Media is shutting down its ambitious Project Thunderdome experiment, which was aimed at helping re-engineer the chain’s dozens of small daily and weekly newspapers for a digital age, but appears to have run out of time and money
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Ezra Klein & Vox hint at topical journalism

"... why hadn't the Internet made the news better at delivering crucial context alongside new information?"

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Smart TVs, smart fridges, smart washing machines? Disaster waiting to happen

Op-ed: Hardware companies are generally bad at writing software—and bad at updating it.
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Welcome to the Internet of Thingies: 61.5% of Web Traffic Is Not Human

And here's how to build your own little traffic bot, even though you shouldn't
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Arguments Fly During FTC Workshop on Native Advertising

Arguments Fly During FTC Workshop on Native Advertising | Agile Media | Scoop.it
the ad industry descended on washington, d.c. mounting a vigorous defense of so-called "native" advertising at an ftc workshop.
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8 Incredibly Simple Ways to Get More People to Read Your Content - Copyblogger

Your precious words. You know they’ve got to be right to attract the audience you want. You’ve slaved over them, carefully crafting each phrase. You finally hit “publish,” and what happens? Nobody reads them.
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We are witnessing “the end of advertising as we’ve known it”

Based on industry forecasts, online advertising is growing so fast it will generate five times the revenue of print by 2018. And that means media companies have to move even faster to adapt their sales strategies.
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Recent Trends In Storytelling And New Business Models For Publishers | Smashing Magazine

In this article, we will discuss several recent such experiments, with special focus on new forms of storytelling, as well as new business models for publishers — a fascinating recent trend called “subcompact publishing” will be our main reference.
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Why Abraham Lincoln Loved Infographics

The President called it his “slave map.” Today we would call it an infographic.
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Paid Apps Aren't Dead — but They Are on Life Support

For iOS app producer David Barnard, making money from paid applications in Apple's App Store is becoming more difficult. Barnard is the founder of Contrast (previously App Cubby...
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This Kiosk Prints Magazines and Newspapers As They're Purchased

Many people are claiming that these new Meganews Magazines autonomous newstands could save the print industry.
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