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The Power of Adaptive Content: Q&A with Karen McGrane

The Power of Adaptive Content: Q&A with Karen McGrane | Online Journalism & Journalism in Digital Age | Scoop.it

Dan Levy:  "Forget responsive design. The key to multiplatform publishing success is “adaptive content,” argues Karen McGrane in her book, Content Strategy for Mobile. We spoke to the author about why she thinks all content is mobile."


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Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, January 27, 2013 10:43 PM

"There’s a huge underserved population today who are consuming content on their phones and we’re giving them a crappy experience. We’re telling them, “Here’s how the web works for you: You have to pinch and zoom your way through sites that were designed for a much larger monitor, you’re going to get errors and the fonts are going to be really tiny.”

Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, January 27, 2013 11:04 PM

"Forget responsive design. The key to multiplatform publishing success is “adaptive content,” argues Karen McGrane in her book, Content Strategy for Mobile.

Matmi's curator insight, January 29, 2013 6:38 AM

A great piece on the importance of having content that is viewable or playable across all devices . Matmi CEO Jeff has been pushing the "content should belong to the user and not to the device " mantra for a while.

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The Future of Reading is Context, Location, Device & Time

The Future of Reading is Context, Location, Device & Time | Online Journalism & Journalism in Digital Age | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Tim Carmody for Wired magazine, all marketers need to shift their thinking on  how to present content on the go that is compact, valuable and meaningful to reach their audience wherever they are. 

 

Intro: Reading is changing, even more than e-readers, tablets, or “readers’ tablets,” smartphones are changing it.

 

**It’s a mix of what’s going on in the world and what’s going on in your world, fused together. 

 

Here's what caught my attention: I'm looking at this from a content curator's point of view: **The flurry of activity around personalized news for smartphones shows that as popular as the iPad has been, and as popular as smaller Android-based devices like the Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet might become,

 

the sheer number of users on mobile phones are impossible to ignore.

 

****It also shows that customers are demanding the ability to sync and read their content across as many devices as possible.

 

Finally, the subtle differences in UI and app design show that developers aren’t just thinking about building for different screen sizes, ****but around a whole range of factors that affect how, where, what and when we read.

 

For the new mobile reading, context becomes a cluster of these factors.

 

Flipboard’s Mike McCue highlights a few of these in an interview with the Los Angeles Times‘ David Sarno: "It’s a mix of what’s going on in the world and what’s going on in your world, fused together. And it might seem weird that I’m looking at a picture of my daughters, and then the next flip I’m reading a story about Iran. But to me as a reader, when I’m standing in line waiting to get my coffee, those things are what I care about."

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond"...


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Cyndi Seidler's comment, December 10, 2011 5:12 PM
Flipboard has been my favorite for the iPad, and now that it's available on the iPhone, I'm more thrilled than ever!