All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘content’

LinkNotify Makes Facebook Better for Content Discovery

LinkNotify is a free service that lets you see links your friends share on Facebook, without all of the noise that surrounds them in your actual Facebook feed. Facebook is for friends, and LinkNotify is for content, but content that comes from your friends and the sources you like. Disclaimer: LinkNotify was developed by WebProNews parent company iEntry Inc. It …

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The 5 Models Of Content Curation

Curation has always been an underrated form of creation. The Getty Center in Los Angeles is one of the most frequently visited museums in America – and started as a private art collection from one man (J. Paul Getty) who had a passion for art. Aside from a few well known examples like this one, however, the term curation has …

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Huffington Post Draws the Line Between Journalists and Bloggers

AOL has been a fascinating company to watch over the last several months as it moves further and further away from its legacy as a dial-up ISP to a content machine. There have been internal tiffs, mass layoffs and general restructuring, and controversies related to contributors, particularly since The Huffington Post became the foundation of AOL’s content offerings. It seems …

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Decreasing Google Dependence: A Growing Trend

John Citrone, editor at the online writing community Xomba.com, says Xomba saw Google’s Panda update coming, and started preparing last summer, when it started to draw up a plan to prepare for an “algorithmic shift” from Google. “Around the first of the year, we began creating a new site design with new community networking features for people who want to …

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Google Panda Update: Lack of Consistency on Quality?

We’ve been talking with a lot of people who have had their sites impacted negatively by Google’s recent “Panda” algorithm update. Our thinking is that the more sides of the story we hear, the more webmasters and content producers will be able to learn from it. With that, we had a conversation with Paul Edmondson, CEO of HubPages, which made …

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Stack Overflow Becomes Stack Exchange

Stack Overflow announced that it is changing its company name to Stack Exchange Inc. (effective immediately). “There’s a method behind this madness, of course: we want to emphasize the importance of the 45 sites in our network, which has long since stopped being about programmers,” says co-founder Joel Spolsky. “That, plus, whenever we told The New York Times that we were …

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Embed Facebook Updates or Tweets in Your Content with SocialDitto

Last month, we introduced a tool called SocialDitto. The idea was to offer a tool that would do for Facebook posts what Blackbird Pie did for Tweets. It simply lets you embed posts into articles, blog posts, or any webpage. Now, SocialDitto works for both Facebook posts and Twitter tweets, so content producers, bloggers, and journalists can do either with …

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Huffington Post Officially Part of AOL

Things are moving very quickly at AOL these days. Just a month after its announcement, the company has closed its acquisition of The Huffington Post. Along with that announcement comes the addition of some more editorial staff,  including Senior Media Reporter Michael Calderone (coming from Yahoo), Senior Reporter Trymaine Lee (coming from the New York Times), Senior Congressional Reporter Michael McAuliff …

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Huffington Post Contributor Goes On Strike, Huffington Doesn’t Care

Clearly AOL’s purchase of The Huffington Post has created some ripples within AOL. The company has lost several high profile execs and editors since the acquisition. It appears some ripples have been created within the Huffington Post’s ecosystem itself as well. One publisher, who has contributed numerous articles to the site has called for a “strike”. Bill Lasarow, Publisher and Co-editor …

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AOL Buys Outside.In, A Hyperlocal Blog Service

According to various reports, AOL has bought Outside.In, and will announce that today. The price hasn’t been confirmed, but Business Insider says it’s been told that it’s less than $10 million. Outside.In will evidently become integrated with AOL’s Patch property – the hyperlocal news service, which sounds about right, considering hyperlocal is what Outside.In is all about. Outside.In aggregates headlines …

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Gawker Traffic Reportedly Down 25% Following Design Changes

A lot of sites have been experiencing major crises in traffic over the last week or so since Google’s recent algorithm update aimed at low quality content. Gawker has been hit with a similar problem, but for an entirely different reason.

Gawker Media founder Nick Denton revealed today that the company’s traffic is down by nearly a quarter as a result of the recent widely publicized redesign. 

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Demand Media Acquires CoveritLive, A Real-Time Event Coverage Platform

Demand Media has acquired real-time event coverage provider CoverItLive, which is used by brands like Yahoo,  ESPN, Ford, Time, News Corp, EA, FOX News, and BBC. Demand Media is positioning the acquisition as a way for the company to expand its social reach. 

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