Netflix has been a media darling lately, and for good reason. Exceeding people’s expectations, Netflix added 2.3 million new subscribers in 2013 and had a net income of $48 million, compared to $8 million a year ago according to Variety. With the new season of the critically acclaimed House of Cards starting and a second… Continue reading Should HBO Be Worried about Netflix?
Do you often play movies, TV shows or music on your iPhone or iPad? If so, you might want to start using the free and open source VLC player (if you’re not already). Besides providing a highly functional and sleek interface for all your media player needs, VLC released a few useful updates today that… Continue reading Open Source Media Player VLC Gets iOS 7 Redesign, Dropbox Streaming and Google Drive Integration
If you run a media site and are looking to increase referral traffic, Facebook might be your best bet. In a recent blog post Facebook shared referral traffic data from media sites such as TV broadcasters, music startups and publishers that promote their articles through the network. It announced that in the past year referral… Continue reading Facebook Increases Referral Traffic to Media Sites by 170%, Is the #1 Driver of Social Traffic
There are a ton of great ways journalists and publishers can use Google tools to help them report the news, visualize information, track data and improve their writing capabilities. For example, the Weather Channel used Google Earth to illustrate the damage of Superstorm Sandy through before and after satellite images and live YouTube video. The… Continue reading Introducing Google Media Tools for Newsgathering and Publishing
Twitter has announced the ability to schedule organic or Promoted Tweets at specific times and dates within a year in advance. The feature is only available to marketers, though, who are currently using Twitter’s Ad Products and can be included in new or existing Promoted Tweet campaigns. According to Twitter: With scheduled Tweets, you can… Continue reading Twitter Releases Scheduled Tweets Feature
One of the great parts of my job is that I get to follow just about every creative infographic design firm on the planet in search of the best new graphics on the web. Without a doubt, Column Five is a leader in the field with an amazing output of infographics, illustrations, presentations, motion graphics… Continue reading The Power of Visual Storytelling and Infographics: An Interview with Column Five
LinkedIn Groups are a great place for like-minded professionals with similar interests to share and discover new content, ask questions, post and find jobs, make new business contacts, and more. There are thousands of LinkedIn Groups covering every area, and each provides a great way to establish yourself as an industry expert in your field.… Continue reading 17 Best Social Media Groups on LinkedIn
It turns out pictures aren’t just worth a thousand words these days, but a few million Facebook likes, comments and shares as well. This isn’t exactly news for people and businesses familiar with the site, as back in August of 2012, SocialBakers reported that 85% of the most viral posts on Facebook were of a… Continue reading Photos Represent 93% of the Most Engaging Posts on Facebook