This Week’s Useful Digital News, 3/25/12

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.

DIGITAL TIPS TO MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE A GENIUS

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.

Click here to read 5 Ways TV Newsrooms Use the Facebook 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.

Click here to read 10 Apps For Keeping Up With Pop Culture

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.

Click here to read Pew: Social Media Not Yet Driving News Traffic

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.

Click here to read New York Times Cuts Free Reads In Half

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.

Click here to read Six Things I Learned From Six Days on Pinterest

CHRIS MILLER ON RADIO INK

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!

Click here to read Make Your Biggest Fans Even Happier

GET EVEN MORE BRILLIANT IN REAL TIME

Click here to follow Chris Miller Digital on Facebook.  I update you a few times a day on my most recent columns and news from the digital world you can use in your media gig.

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