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How one-time dot-com darling iVillage fell to Earth

digiday.com — Today quietly marks the end of an era in online publishing, when the four remaining employees of iVillage fill out their last time sheet there. Born in 1995, at the dawn of the dot-com boom, iVillage was synonymous with the frothiness of the new online economy.
Oct 31, 2014

RIP iVillage interesting to see the arc of its rise and demise here: digiday.com/publishers/ivi…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @bmorrissey: nice @lmoses retrospective on the rise and fall of ivillage, one of the original dot-com darlings. digiday.com/publishers/ivi…

Oct 31, 2014

nice @lmoses retrospective on the rise and fall of ivillage, one of the original dot-com darlings. digiday.com/publishers/ivi…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @nbj914: "As iVillage fades away it stands as a reminder that even for stalwarts of the Web, there’s no guarantee of survival" digiday.com/publishers/ivi…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @caryn74: So long, old friend: How one-time dot-com darling iVillage fell to Earth bit.ly/1nVB1Nm via @digiday

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The Young Turks is running circles around news networks on YouTube

digiday.com — Here's a surprise: The most popular news channel on YouTube is not CNN, The New York Times or Vice, but The Young Turks. With its political and social news coverage, The Young Turks channel racks up roughly 37 million monthly views, according to OpenSlate data.

Why people don't like your brand on Twitter, in five charts

digiday.com — Turns out, the way we live our lives IRL is very similar to how we live them on social media. A new study shows that motivations and emotional responses to a brand's presence on Twitter are as full of irrational idiosyncrasies as they are in the real world.

Why Apple and other brands make political statements

digiday.com — In 1992, Michael Jordan declined to back civil rights leader Harvey Gantt in a Senate race against incumbent Republican Sen. Jesse Helms, a man who was by all accounts an unabashed racist. Helms opposed having Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday become a national holiday and reportedly antagonized a black Congress member by whistling "Dixie."
Oct 31, 2014

I've been looking for an excuse to use this Michael Jordan anecdote in a story for years. digiday.com/brands/brands-… pic.twitter.com/W6i3RfN8J2

The Guardian tries to fix the 'broken' homepage

digiday.com — After months of beta testing and a continuous flow of reader feedback, The Guardian has unveiled a new homepage for its American audience. The new Guardian U.S. homepage has been radically changed to improve usability and performance for its 27 million unique visitors (up 30 percent year-over-year for September).
Oct 31, 2014

RT @Brizzyc: "Sites still have 1 homepage for everyone, & they’re designed to reflect the structure of newsroom, not user journey” http://t…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @SarahMarshall: The Guardian tries to fix the 'broken' homepage shar.es/10vp2I by @chris2smith + insights from @wblau on @digiday

Oct 31, 2014

RT @SarahMarshall: The Guardian tries to fix the 'broken' homepage shar.es/10vp2I by @chris2smith + insights from @wblau on @digiday

Oct 31, 2014

The Guardian tries to fix the 'broken' homepage shar.es/10vp2I by @chris2smith + insights from @wblau on @digiday

Oct 30, 2014

"Our container layout will allow for greater personalization and content recommendations within the article page." bit.ly/1zOqzN6

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The secret weapon in Trinity Mirror's mobile strategy: the CMS

digiday.com — When it comes to being a mobile-first publisher, many leap immediately to design. Not so at top British news group Trinity Mirror. Its journey to making mobile work started with fixing its content management system.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @NewspaperWorld: The secret weapon in Trinity Mirror’s mobile strategy: the CMS bit.ly/1yLu8zp

Oct 30, 2014

"You should be treating desktop as the second-class citizen now." bit.ly/1wK8CKY

Oct 30, 2014

RT @Digiday: Trinity Mirror has overhauled its CMS in order to force its journalists and designers to think mobile trib.al/1ztykr5

Oct 30, 2014

Isn't this just following what Buzzfeed already has? > The secret weapon in Trinity Mirror's mobile strategy: the CMS shar.es/10qizp

WTF UK - Digiday

digiday.com — Programmatic ad buying has changed the face of digital advertising, but there's still a great deal of confusion around what it actually is. Digiday's WTF Programmatic explainer event will cut through the hyperbole and acronyms and carefully translate and teach you everything-in plain English-that brands, agencies and publishers must know about the changing dynamics of ...
Oct 30, 2014

RT @Digiday: Confused by programmatic? We can help! Register now for our explainer event. bit.ly/wtfuk pic.twitter.com/jMSEaBS01r

Could you get a job at AKQA? Take its hiring quiz

digiday.com — Google's not the only one with a hiring quiz with crazy questions. WPP Group's AKQA has its own version of a test it gives to job applicants who want to land a gig at this agency. It's not surprising: Finding and retaining good talent is a serious headache for the agency world - in fact, it's the No.
Oct 30, 2014

I know my answer to Q7! RT @Digiday: Could you get a job at @AKQA? Take its hiring quiz. trib.al/i0iysBQ

WTF is Apple Pay vs. CurrentC?

digiday.com — Apple Pay has had a tumultuous two weeks of existence. The good: The mobile wallet, which allows people to use their iPhones to pay for items at select stores, was synced with more than 1 million credit cards in just three days, Apple CEO Tim Cook crowed on Monday.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @Digiday: WTF is MCX, why is it feuding with Apple, and most importantly why does it matter? Those answers and more: trib.al/9jYb32r

Inside The New York Times’ video strategy

digiday.com — One big part of The New York Times' post-newspaper strategy: video. The publisher rolled out a new video player this week. It swallows four times the screen real estate of its predecessor, spanning the Times homepage edge to edge. But the new player represents more than a design enhancement.
Oct 31, 2014

"If you want to be successful online, you have to gravitate away from neutrality." - @cenkuygur shar.es/1072pI (via @digiday)

Oct 30, 2014

.@nytimes video-related revenue has grown nearly 70 percent over the last 12 months. bit.ly/1nTMH3a

Oct 30, 2014

RT @Chartbeat: The @NYTimes is making big bets on video—its video team has doubled in size over the past 18 months to ~60 employees: chart.bt/1xFB9At

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What to do when a Vine 'star' trolls your brand

digiday.com — Jerome Jarre might be a "social media star" - if numbers are any indication- with over 7.5 million followers on Vine and over 872,000 followers on Twitter. He has even worked with brands such as GE and MTV, who have tried to cash in on his popularity among the younger demographic.

How USA Today nearly doubled its circulation

digiday.com — Who says newspapers can't grow readership any more? USA Today grew its total circulation an astounding 44 percent to 4.1 million from 2.9 million in the past year, according to new data from the Alliance for Audited Media.

Agency creatives' advertising-themed Halloween costume ideas

digiday.com — It's almost Halloween. Americans are set to spend $2.8 billion on costumes this year, according to the NRF. But here at Digiday, we're all about saving you money. Not really, but don't be one of those schmucks that goes out and buys a $59.99 " sexy Olaf" costume.

How Harvard Business Review wins social media

digiday.com — The phrase "clickable content" is unlikely to bring to mind thrilling headlines from the Harvard Business Review. Despite a redesign four years ago, the niche business publication has fought a reputation of being an academic journal for the business elite, with recent headlines like " The Five Competitive Forces that Shape Strategy," " Where to Look for Insight" and " With Big Data Comes Big Responsibility."
Oct 31, 2014

How Harvard Business Review beats bigger rivals on social media - Digiday shar.es/107X0C

Oct 30, 2014

RT @perryhewitt: How Harvard Business Review beats bigger rivals on social media buff.ly/1zKfnku <- props to @ehellweg

Oct 29, 2014

RT @jeffjohnroberts: Huh. Harvard Business Review is killing it on social media.. Way more FB shares than @businessinsider digiday.com/publishers/ins…

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The 11 best publisher error pages

digiday.com — Everyone loves a good 404 page. Once a backwater of Web design, these pages are used to tell site visitors when they've reached a broken link. But a good 404 page can inject some unexpected humor and levity into a user experience that's invariably dull and confusing.

The FT doubles down on its newsletter -- and aggregation

digiday.com — The Financial Times is investing in news aggregation and curation with the launch yesterday of its revamped email briefing FirstFT. But in doing so, it's siding with old-school editorial judgement over smart algorithms to personalize its offerings. As for many business titles, email is still a key driver of content discovery for the FT.
Oct 29, 2014

The FT doubles down on its newsletter -- and aggregation shar.es/10rE6V via @digiday

Oct 29, 2014

RT @John_Ridding: The FT doubles down on its newsletter -- and aggregation shar.es/10p3Zp via @digiday

The changing face of technology journalism

digiday.com — When a technology and science publication like Wired runs its own design conference, it's clear something is changing in the way the media world looks at technology. Last month's California event, Wired By Design, was a two-day "intellectual retreat," focusing on how design influences branding, filmmaking, food and, yes, technology.
Oct 27, 2014

"You can’t think about tech as ‘tech’ any more. It’s in everything now": bit.ly/1yFYovh

Oct 27, 2014

All your stories are belong to us. MT @Digiday: Where does "tech" beat begin and end? Publishers aren't sure anymore. trib.al/NS1pNoH

Oct 27, 2014

A trend explored @ChicagoBlueSky: Very definition of “technology” is shifting. Tech journalism too. buff.ly/1suQvDn via @digiday

Oct 27, 2014

RT @rbilton: The tech industry’s explosion is complicating publishers' definition of “tech” coverage. digiday.com/publishers/pub…

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