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Was Lance Armstrong Your Hero Too?

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DeathtoStock_Nashville3 smallA collection of longer stories from the week in media, tech biz & culture, curated by Jeff Howland. Have a good weekend!

 

Descent

by Robert L. Kehoe III, The Point

“Until the autumn of 2012, Lance Armstrong was almost universally heralded as a champion of the human spirit and a sportsman whose personal ...

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Online Media Signal

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Depositphotos_19067037_original smallCutting through the noise to bring you the media, tech, biz & culture stories that are driving conversations today, curated by Jeff Howland.

The Demise of the Pen

by Nick Bilton, The New York Times

Reddit Launches Live Blogging Platform

by Karen Fratti, 10,000 Words

Tips on Crafting a Popular Newsletter, From Top Newsletter ...

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Online Media Signal

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coffeeCutting through the noise to bring you the media, tech, biz & culture stories that are driving conversations today, curated by Jeff Howland.

Stop Calling Everything ‘Breaking News’

by Megan Garber, The Atlantic

What the Internet Can See From Your Cat Pictures

by Derek Willis, The New York Times

Businesses are Missing Out On One Valuable Social ...

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A great example of how giving up control of your social media can increase your audience

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We spend a lot of time thinking and talking about how to grow our audience (and more importantly our engagement) on social media. We draft plans, write blog posts, schedule tweets, measure analytics, design infographics and consult experts.

But doing it all ourselves may not always be the easiest way to grow.

I have seen no greater example of this lately than when Down East Magazine gave up control of their new Instagram account, ...

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Remember when social media was easy?

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by Jeff Howland

DSCF3768Remember when your business could post to Facebook and the majority of your fans would see it? Remember when LinkedIn was behind the times? Remember when Twitter was a bunch of tech nerds talking about the next big thing?

If you are up to speed on what’s changing with social media, you’re really good or you’re wrong.

The problem is, it’s easy ...

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Video Advertising: The Market Is Massive, And You’d Better Be on Board

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Guest post by SocialMonsters.org

The explosion of digital video viewing across a variety of devices has many companies scrambling to figure out how to promote their brands in this medium. Digital video advertising increased by more than 44 percent in 2013, according to Business Insider, and experts predict that total digital video ad-spending will grow to nearly $12.3 billion by 2018.

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The public has a rather insatiable appetite for video content. ...

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Mobile and Social Solutions Conference – Day 2

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How It Was Tweeted

by Jeff Howland

mobile socialThe 2014 Mobile and Social Solutions Conference moved into Day 2 with presentations covering new players in digital news, how mobile is reshaping content, how video fits into a digital strategy, and the importance of incorporating a social media policy.

Yesterday we recapped the top tweets from Day 1

Here are the top tweets from Day 2:

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Mobile and Social Solutions Conference – Day 1

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How It Was Tweeted

by Jeff Howland

mobile socialThe 2014 Mobile and Social Solutions Conference kicked off today with some amazing presentations covering technology trends in media, social media strategies, journalism, and how digital continues to transform the newspaper industry.

Here are the top tweets from Day 1:

 

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A Twitter, Instagram workaround to help you post photos fast

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by Pat Lemieux

Twitter Instagram Workaround 1If you are anything like me you want all your social media platforms to get along. You want your Facebook to talk to your Twitter for events, your Pinterest to share pins on Twitter and you want your Instagram photos to show up everywhere.

Unfortunately, that is not the case. ...

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How Do I Find the Time to Market My Business Online?

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Aimee Bermudez, headshot (new)by Aimee Bermudez

I talk very frequently with a lot of small businesses about how/where they should be marketing online. The most common question I am faced with is, “How do I find the time?” What people don’t want to hear is the truth; you probably can’t. It is an extremely hard truth to face as a small business owner. This seemingly magical and ...

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