Facebook Miscounts Video Views for Two Years

You know how Facebook has been telling brand publishers and advertisers that they need to be not just doubling-down on video but go almost all-in on that format? Well that conversation has taken on a different pale with the news that it's been miscounting - over-counting, to be accurate - views on video for about … Continue reading Facebook Miscounts Video Views for Two Years

Media Brands Flirt With Influencer Content

Digiday has one of their typical overviews on a specific topic, this time looking at how media companies are beginning, to various degrees, to begin tapping into influencers to provide on-site content. It's an attempt to bring their cache and audience to the brand's site, with the benefit to the contributor that they get exposure … Continue reading Media Brands Flirt With Influencer Content

Freelancers Need a Home Website

I’m a fan of The Next Picture Show podcast. Featuring a lineup that includes many former writers for The Dissolve, the show always comes in two parts where they compare a current release like Pete’s Dragon and pair it with an older movie that’s thematically similar, in that case The Black Stallion. At the end … Continue reading Freelancers Need a Home Website

LinkedIn Adds Publishing Features

linkedin-publishing-blog-post

In its continued quest to be a full-fledged publishing platform and not just a social network, LinkedIn has introduced a set of new features and functionality for those who want to write longer posts. It's updated the interface to be a little less clunky, made it easier to add and edit in-post media like photos … Continue reading LinkedIn Adds Publishing Features

Facebook Offers Mobile Tips to Publishers

Facebook-logo-PSD

In a blog post yesterday, Facebook appears to be wanting to help publishers optimize their mobile experience. The network offers publishers a number of tips covering reducing file size, minimizing redirects and more that can help their sites load more quickly when someone clicks a link on Facebook and wants to read a story. It … Continue reading Facebook Offers Mobile Tips to Publishers

Amazon Video Direct Attracting Media Producers

amazon-video-direct-main

According to Digiday, Amazon's new Video Direct product is attracting more than a few media publishers who are taking advantage of the service's ability to offer premium content that people have to pay to subscribe to in addition to their Amazon Prime service. Those producers are wooed by the fact that, yes, people have to … Continue reading Amazon Video Direct Attracting Media Producers

LinkedIn Ramps Up Mobile Search

linkedin_logo

LinkedIn is upping its search game, at least through the mobile app. You can now search for keywords in your own feed of updates, search for topics to see who's talking about something broad or specific and click through hashtags to see what's been posted using those. Right now those upgrades are available only on … Continue reading LinkedIn Ramps Up Mobile Search

NPR Removes Comments, Twitter Fights Harassment and More: Quick Takes for 8/19/16

disqus-comments

NPR Website To Get Rid Of Comments (NPR, 8/17/16) This has spurred much debate in media circles over the value of comments, particularly if they're only appealing to and being used by a small percentage of an overall audience. Personally I understand where NPR is coming from on this topic, but anytime publishers of any … Continue reading NPR Removes Comments, Twitter Fights Harassment and More: Quick Takes for 8/19/16

Blab’s End, Twitter’s Promoted Stickers and More: Quick Takes for 8/15/16

TwitterPepsiPromotedStickers

Publishers Flock to New Instagram Stories (Wall Street Journal, 8/12/16) Most companies - be they media or other brands - will usually flock to what's known in times of upheaval. While Instagram's Stories may not differ substantially from Snapchat's, the fact that it's not just a low barrier to entry but can take advantage of … Continue reading Blab’s End, Twitter’s Promoted Stickers and More: Quick Takes for 8/15/16

Twitter Moments: Facebook Ad Blocking and More: Quick Takes for 8/10/16

twitter-moments-questions2

Opening up Moments to more creators (Twitter Blog, 8/9/16) This is a great idea, one that I suggested several months ago. It may not be the silver bullet that saves Twitter, but opening up more creation tools to more people does give them additional ways to express themselves, which is a good thing and could … Continue reading Twitter Moments: Facebook Ad Blocking and More: Quick Takes for 8/10/16