Daily Must Reads

The media, tech, small biz, and culture stories people are talking about today, curated by Jeff Howland. 1. Facebook Wants to Turn 25 Million Small Businesses Into Advertisers (Cotton Delo, AdAge) 2. Coming to Your Twitter Feed: 15 New Types of Ads (Yoree Koh, The Wall Street Journal) 3. The Times’ newest product: confidence (Joe Pompeo, Capital New York) 4. Giving good advice: my keynote…

Social Media Works for Political Campaigns

Social Media Makes Politics “Local” Today, every political campaign needs a comprehensive strategy on how to reach voters through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other social media channels. For example, President Obama has more than 39 million likes on Facebook, and this helped him deliver messages and raise money during his last campaign. This is not organic,…

top stories of the week

Weekend Reads 3

This Week’s Stories: media, tech, small biz, and culture By Jeff Howland Apple Designer Jonathon Ive Talks About Steve Jobs and New Products John Arlidge,TIME Apple’s design chief helped transform computing, phones and music. The company’s secrecy and Ive’s modesty mean he has never given an in-depth interview—until now. What it Feels Like to be…

5 Things You Should See

The stories and images that hit me this week, made me think, inspired, motivated, or simply just meant the world to the people in them. by Jeff Howland A boy salutes during the funeral procession for Watertown, Mass. firefighter PHOTO: A boy saluted during the funeral procession for Lt. Edward Walsh, Jr. More: https://t.co/n4sH5d1Zqu pic.twitter.com/63LiUuGrhA —…

6 Piece Nugget

A batch of short media, biz, tech & culture articles worth nibbling this week, curated by Jeff Howland. [su_button url=”https://eepurl.com/F1379″ target=”blank” style=”flat” size=”6″]Subscribe to Email Version[/su_button]

Daily Must Reads

The media, tech, small biz, and culture stories people are talking about today, curated by Jeff Howland. 1. NYT Now, out today, mixes lots of good mobile-centric ideas with moments of caution (Joshua Benton, Nieman Journalism Lab) 2. Why publishers are going long on Web video (Lucia Moses, Digiday) 3. This Is What You Build to Juggle 6,000 Tweets a Second (Cade…

Daily Must Reads

“A lot of people thought it was a very bad idea, from both a product and a strategic standpoint.” 1. This is what happens when Facebook controls the signal, and it defines you as noise (Mathew Ingram, GigaOm) 2. Upworthy to Run Native Ads That Try to Make You Feel Good (Michael Sebastian, AdAge) 3. Report: Google+ Brand Posts Get Twice…

Daily Must Reads

The media, tech, small biz, and culture stories people are talking about today, curated by Jeff Howland. 1.What Happens When Amazon and Google Start a Price War Over the Future of the Internet? (Kevin Roose, New York Magazine 2. Is Facebook Too Big to Care? (Vindu Goel, The New York Times) 3. Can Mashable pull a BuzzFeed? (Lucia Moses, Digiday) 4. Startups…

top stories of the week

Weekend Reads 2

This Week’s Stories: media, tech, small biz, and culture By Jeff Howland Silicon Valley’s Youth Problem Yiren Lu, The New York Times  In start-up land, the young barely talk to the old (and vice versa). That makes for a lot of cool apps. But great technology? Not so much. LEGO turned itself around by analyzing…