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How should journalists navigate Meerkat, Periscope, Kik (and what the heck is Tarsii?) | Poynter.

A Global Leader in Journalism | Journalism training, media news & how to's
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WordPress On-Page SEO: How to do it perfectly

WordPress On-Page SEO: How to do it perfectly | Agile Media | Scoop.it
This article details all you need to know about WordPress on-page SEO, and how to do it perfectly.
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Automate WordPress with Zapier

Managing your site can be time consuming. This article reviews how Zapier can automate some of the most mundane WordPress tasks streamlining your workflow.
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What 22 Billion Newsletters Tell Us About Designing For Mobile Email - Smashing Magazine

This article interprets the Campaign Monitors Email Marketing report to help making informed decisions about what works in mobile email newsletters.
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You Might Not "Like" This, But You Should 08/08/2014

You Might Not "Like" This, But You Should - 08/08/2014
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Understanding the Difference: WordPress.com vs WordPress.org

New to WordPress? Trying to understand the differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org? This video covers WordPress.com vs WordPress.org in detail.
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How to make whitespace work on the Web

The term white space is sometimes used interchangeably with negative space, and the concept is the same. Though the term refers to “white” space in particul
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How WordPress Ecommerce Works: A Quick, Headache-Free Guide | iThemes

Ecommerce is complicated. Anything with money always is. But understanding how WordPress ecommerce works is important for building awesome ecommerce sites.
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6 Common Mistakes in Logo Design

6 Common Mistakes in Logo Design | Agile Media | Scoop.it
Logo design is a short and often beautiful language. Kerry Butters takes you through some of the most common pitfalls.
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Automattic Buys Scroll Kit, A Code-Free Website Builder That Once Got Legal Heat From The NYT | TechCrunch

WordPress maker Automattic's acquisition spree to build out its platform continues apace. Today comes news that it has acquired Scroll Kit, a New York-based..
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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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The four business models of sponsored content - American Press Institute

There are four distinct models that we’ve seen so far, each with varying levels of involvement from the publisher and brand: Underwriting model: The brand sponsors content attached to normal reporting, or something that the publisher was creating anyway. This model preserves the most editorial independence. The brand is simply paying to have its name …
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Why You Should Include Your Developer In The Design Process - Smashing Magazine

The developer's involvement in the design process is very little addressed and deserves more attention, because developers have a huge amount to add to discussions about design.
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Attention and Timing Are the New ‘Clicks,’ Chartbeat Says | Street Fight

The analytics firm digs deep into how users behave at their computer, smartphone, and tablet. Then it flows the data points (including visitor frequency, top
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Twitter vs. Facebook as a news source: Ferguson shows the downsides of an algorithmic filter

Twitter’s brevity and the nature of the relationship that users have with each other will likely always make it better suited for breaking news, but Facebook also loses out as a news source because of the way it uses ranking algorithms to filter the newsfeed
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Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling

From Aerogramme Writers’ Studio, via Adafruit. My favorite is #13: "Discount the 1st thing that comes to mind. And the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th – get the obvious out of the way.
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Small Business: making a good first impression with email subscribers - Newsday

First impressions can mean everything in email marketing.
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Behold, the Fold

If you’re in the web industry and reading this article, you’re probably thinking, “Over halfway through 2014 and she’s writing about the fold on the web! I thought we settled this!” But, the existence of the fold is still something that gets debated on many of our projects. Below is an imagined conversation between myself and a Defender of The Fold, in which I successfully explain why we shouldn’t worry about the fold on the web.
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WordPress gives you tools to change lives

It's something I never thought about when I first started using WordPress. But today I appreciate it more than ever. It's a tool that helps me change lives.
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The surprising state of digital ad spending in 5 charts - Digiday

Debauched ad execs in Cannes this week can rest easy: The state of digital ad spending is doing just fine.
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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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