Good afternoon illustrious readers! Welcome back to our alternative to the big newspaper editorials. Where else can you find hard hitting opinion as in Econsultancy's interweb round up of crazy stuff?
I would say it's been a vintage week, and I will, because it has. Enjoy!
Hat tipped to Matt Owen for finding most of these. Enjoy your severance pay, Matt!
BTW, the glorious top image is from The Wurzel's Facebook page.
Welcome to you all! This is without doubt the greatest interweb round up of this nascent series of greatness.
Wipe that drool off your chin and dig in to the great bowl of deeply unsatisying tinned chilli that is the internet.
This week's round-up includes Ninjas, Duran Duran, bears driving cars, and doctor/modernist poet, William Carlos Williams.
Do kindly check it out.
If there's anything you want to direct us to, for future round-ups, whack it in the comments. Enjoy!
Welcome to you all! This week in the Econsultancy content team, we've been laughing at precisely 14 things.
This week's round up includes porcupines, groin gifs, and an excellent Slideshare from Twitter's Bruce Daisley.
They are listed below for your mutual amusement.
Hello all readers and welcome to our newish thing, which was called 'Crowdsauce'.
No doubt this shabby pun is in use in many places on the internet, but here it denotes a round-up post, potentially replacing our weekly infographic, where we can relax and share some fun or interesting stuff (caveat: mostly pointless).
It wasn't doing very well, named 'Crowd Sauce', so we've gamified the title a little bit. I hope you don't feel you were led here under false pretences?
The categories will likely differ each week. Let’s go…
It’s no overstatement to say that mobile technologies have revolutionised the way we consume news.
In a recent survey of 1,000 UK consumers, news was only behind social networking and looking up directions as the most popular reason for browsing on a mobile device.
For the over 45s, news is the most important reason to browse on mobile.
Look at Johannes Gutenberg. His eyes seem to say 'can your press or media room be improved?'.
Here's a list of some obvious stuff to include in your press pages, and some more left-of-field options. I've taken many of the examples from the leisure and heritage sectors, but I think you can adapt them all.
Please let me know of any cool stuff you've seen on your web travels.
Mobile-first, or web-first? Neither alone is a real strategy for success.
For Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., learning that has proved to be an expensive experience as the media giant has decided to abandon its iPad-only publication, The Daily, after less than two years.
Online is close to overtaking TV as the most popular news source for UK consumers, but only 3.8% of people pay for content online.
According to a study by Oliver and Ohibaum, 68% of UK consumers source news content online compared to 75% from TV and 54% in newspapers.
Facebook is renowned for rolling out new platform changes at a moment’s notice, but if early buzz is to be believed, this Thursday’s F8 developer conference will offer something a little bit special.
Major changes are expected that could fundamentally reshape the way content is found and shared on the world’s largest social network.
Will it be the dawn of a new social era, or is Facebook about to follow Myspace into the pit of abandoned platforms?