The case for print journalism
- Sep 10, 2016 - Politico - Why Print News Still Rules - "Ive been an online journalist for 20 yearsand still, youll have to pry my newspaper from my cold dying hands."
I get most of my news from the Web as it flows to my desktop, my tablet, my pho...
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- Sep 20, 2016 - #media #business #design #history #web #mobile #socialmedia #book
WaPo using PWA to power its mobile website
- Sep 6, 2016 WSJ story
The Washington Post says it has a new lightning-fast mobile website, which it plans to roll out gradually before the end of the year.
The publisher said the new site, based on Google technology called Progressive Web Apps, wi...
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- Sep 06, 2016 - #pwa #mobile #web #design #media
Flip phones are cool again, maybe
- "A flip phone represents the ultimate luxury: inaccessibility."
September 2014 humorous Medium.com post
If someone needs to reach her, they can call her or send a text-only SMS. If shes around, shell get back to you, but sometimes, sh...
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- Aug 25, 2016 - #humor #mobile #phone #blog_jr
Interesting design and function plans by the UK's The Times
- The Times UK may be the best example of a newspaper/digital media org that is making a profit.
These are articles are enlightening. But can the same principles work at a smaller daily paper?
I would say that The Times UK's strategies are more appli...
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- Jul 30, 2016 - #media #design #web #mobile #app #business
Tablets vs phones - April 2016
- 100 million fewer tablet sales than some figured
It's the sixth anniversary of the iPad, which has been an obvious success. But while Apple has sold 300 million of them, the tablet market isn't where folks figured (some projections were for annual s...
- Apr 12, 2016 - #tablet #phone #mobile
Video ads within Facebook's Instant Articles
- March 31, 2016
I'm pointing out the inadequate writing, contained within this WSJ article.
The social network said it will also allow publishers to place one additional ad unit at the bottom of every Instant Article, which it estimated could inc...
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- Mar 31, 2016 - #ia #advertising #mobile #web #media #design #moronism
Facebook's Instant Articles do not help the Open Web
- (Nor the #Indieweb which is the term that I prefer.)
I enjoy reading Dave Winer's blog posts that are related to blogging and other technologies. I don't have to agree with him all the time.
Two recent DW posts:
How Instant Articles helps the ope...
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- Feb 29, 2016 - #Indieweb #socialmedia #mobile #app #blog_jr
Google AMP and Facebook's Instant Articles info - late Jan 2016
- Jan 26, 2016
and other media stories.
#local - #media - #socialmedia - #design - #mobile
- Jan 26, 2016
Apple iOS 9 - news reader and ad blocker
- Positives for the user reading experience.
Possibly negatives for publishers if they choose to remain stuck in the past.
create crappy, bloated websites, and users revolt.
and don't blame innovation that originates at Google, Faceb...
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- Sep 20, 2015 - #media #design #rss #mobile #advertising
Facebook Instant Articles - May 2015
I doubt Google will be able to create anything to compete with Facebook. Google+ still exists, and it's used a lot, but it's not in the same category as...
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- May 18, 2015 - #mobile #app #media #socialmedia
Google's Mobile-friendly search algorithm change - April 2015
- Q: How do I know if my site is mobile friendly?
A: There are a few ways but the only way to know if your site is already indexed by Google as mobile friendly is to see if your site has the mobile friendly label in the mobile search results. Using th...
- Apr 21, 2015 - #mobile #search #design #internetofthings
Live streaming mobile video apps
- March 2015
Meerkat that uses Twitter
Periscope by Twitter
- Mar 26, 2015 - #video #mobile #app
Publishing to mobile app platforms instead of websites
- Not in addition to, but solely within mobile apps that are maintained by other services.
The average U.S. smartphone user now spends 88 percent of his or her time when using a mobile phone within an app and just 12 percent using the web browser. ...
- Mar 26, 2015 - #mobile #web #app #media