Put down the dated old Sunday paper … it’ll be the same when you pick it up again! Here’s some news from the digital world that might make you even more awesomely smart for your media job this coming week.
These are two pretty important issues. First, by the end of the month, Facebook will convert your brand page to one of the new timelines if you haven’t done so already. The big thing you need to look good right off the bat is a good cover photo.
Radio folks, especially the on-air staff and the web content people (often the same folks), are concerned about staying on top of pop culture … especially in formats that play current music.
DIGITAL NEWS ABOUT THE NEWS
I’m a little surprised about this, because I’m finding that I’m getting most of my breaking news from Twitter and Facebook. However, they seem to be finding that news operations are not seeing a direct link between social media and news consumption.
The New York Times has been working a forward-looking digital subscription model where you can read a small number of articles for free each month, but beyond that you have to pay if you want to read their content. They’ve just knocked that small number even smaller.
YEAH, I’M NAGGING YOU ABOUT PINTEREST
This is just the hottest social media phenomenon right now, certainly hotter than Twitter and Google+. Pinterest’s users’ passion level for the site certainly rivals if not exceeds that of Facebook’s users. So here’s an insightful piece for you to read.
My latest weekly column for Radio Ink hit the web this week. It’ll help you learn how to think about your Facebook fans so you make them happier … and use them to fuel your growth. Win-win!
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