Blogging by Numbers: How to Create Headlines That... →
Great resource for some quick and easy tips to writing shareable headlines.
Some Thieves Steal Much More Than Money : NPR →
What a great way to incorporate Facebook in reporting without turning trivial. NPR did this story on sentimental items being stolen by thieves. In a sidebar: “An Odd Assortment,” a list of some of the most unusual items Facebook fans reported having had stolen. It’s a great example of the value of audience participation, because comments and Facebook likes can seem trivial,...
Social Media Employee Policy Examples from Over... →
This is way to much information to digest right now. But worth saving for a rainy day…or a day when someone asks me about social media policies…
Mapping global events in a local way: BBC... →
So cool. And yet another example of how reporting the news can be a million things other than a straight reverse pyramid story. It’s about getting people to connect to the story, and this is a really simple but effective idea.
How to Become 'Easy to Use' Online (PDF) →
“Too much information” is the most common complaint about news websites
Are Your Facebook And Twitter Friends Using Other... →
TechCrunch points out a social network services that connects to Facebook and Twitter and automatically translates status updates. Seems pretty cool. It would be better to be able to implement that on Facebook though. I’d love to be able to have our page do that for our users so they could choose to converse in English or their native languages.
A colleague asked me yesterday, if I was going to help a real newbie dive into the world of web and social media, what exercises would I have them do to get their brains thinking the right way. Obviously the best answer is to consume a lot of digital content and to read things like Mashable and RWW on a regular basis. But it’s easier for people to dive in if they have concrete and finite...
What Inspires Me
A colleague recently asked me to share some stuff to get him thinking about how to do better on the web and social networks. It forced me to go back and think about what I’ve read that has really impacted the way I think about digital content. Here are the articles and projects I ended up singling out: Articles: Curation -...
YouTube - GoogleWebmasterHelp's Channel →
A YouTube channel of videos by Google about SEO. Tutorials and answers to burning questions. I pretty much hate video tutorials and wish they would just write it down instead (SO much easier to skim that way!), but this is a pretty neat thing anyway
12 hours to Referendum →
Mobile site for Kenyan referendum voters. Breaks down proposed constitution into digestible sections, lets users comment on sections, and uses comments/ratings to rank sections by most/least approved. Very cool and useful.
100 English Dreams →
Talk about things that inspire you to great storytelling on the web. This project shows how sometimes the simplest thing can be more powerful than the most produced, voiced package. There is something absolutely moving about hearing the first-person experience - someone simply looking into a camera and talking about something that is meaningful to them. We tend to forget that in our frenzy to...