Content Marketers Resist Content Curation At Your Own Risk

I don’t normally curate much content from the Huffington Post, not because it’s not an awesome website, it’s one of the best. No, I don’t usually curate from them because they already have enough eyeballs on their content. This article caught my attention as it flew in my inbox from my Google Alerts, which I […]

The Story Behind Why AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Fired An Employee In Front Of 1,000 Coworkers

See on – Innovation and Personal Branding Ally Greer‘s insight: This is an incredible piece of reporting by Nicholas Carlson. It tells the story of Tim Armstrong, the current CEO of AOL, and how he went from recovering a bankrupt strawberry field in college to being a top salesman at Google to starting his […]

How I Discover and Share Engaging Content on Twitter

I found a great piece written by Syed Balkh. Here is his personal bio from his site. It’s pretty awesome in and of itself. What do you think? I am technically awesome. I am an online marketer with design & development experience (Yup, that’s a lethal combo). My work has been featured in: NYTimes, Wired […]

CNN Embarks on $15 Million Web Redesign

“The future of CNN is as much about digital as about television, if not more.” With those words, CNN President Jeff Zucker kicked off a press event in Manhattan on Wednesday, where the network unveiled its impending digital makeover. It’s a multi-platform effort CNN is planning to spend $15 million on this year. On the […]

Facebook Enables Embedding Of Public Posts To Seduce Newsmakers, Starts Rollout With Five Websites

Let newsmakers embed your content and they’ll look to you for material, likely publish more to you, and you’ll have more content to advertise against. That’s why Facebook today begins allowing “public” posts to be embedded on third-party sites, a strategy pioneered by Twitter in 2010 and recently copied by Instagram. Embedding is slated for […]

Peretti: Human Curation Beats SEO in the Social Web

See on – Curation & The Future of Publishing “Jonah Peretti, a co-founder of Huffington Post and CEO of Buzzfeed, said at PandoMonthly tonight in New York that he doesn’t care about SEO anymore. He views it as a broken system that optimizes for robots, not humans.” Erin Griffith reports on Pandodaily.   “Media […]

Interview with Paul Berry, Founder of RebelMouse

See on – Social Media Tips and News RebelMouse is a visual publishing platform that aggregates a user’s Facebook and Twitter streams to create a personal hub page. Meet Paul Berry, its founder, in this exclusive interview. See on

Six degrees of aggregation

Of the many and conflicting stories about how Huffington Post came to be—how it boasts 68 sections, three international editions (with more to come), 1.2 billion monthly page views and 54 million comments in the past year alone, how it came to surpass the traffic of virtually all the nation’s established news organizations and amass […]

Huffington Post Wins Its First Pulitzer Prize

Via – VC and IT The Huffington Post won its first Pulitzer Prize Monday — becoming the first online-only daily news website to do so. The prize, in the national reporting category, was awarded to veteran reporter David Wood. Via

If you have news, it will be aggregated and/or curated

“One thing that becomes clear from the latest Pew report on the state of media is just how big a role aggregators — both human and machine-powered — are playing in news consumption.” comments Mathew Ingram on GigaOm.   He goes on to analyze what this means for the business models of media outlets that […]

Revealed: Why Techmeme links to them instead of you!

Via – internetbillboards Over time, nearly every major tech news publisher has asked us a variant of “Why do you always post them and not us?” or “Why did you pick them over us for that story when we posted first?” So it’s probably time to address this issue in a general way. If […]

The Power of Curation – The Wave of the Future

Special thanks to Jan L Gordon for her inspiring work in curation. She inspires me,  because she’s the stuff  great curators are made of. Tom George CEO Internet Billboards   Via – Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond This is a Guest post by Paula Goldman, who is a marketing strategist, anthropologist, contributor to […]

This Week in Review: Scrutinizing TechCrunch’s ethics, and a big test for ‘digital first’ at newspapers

Via – internetbillboards TechCrunch, ethics, and new notions of journalism: The prominent tech news site TechCrunch tends to find itself in the middle of some controversy or another fairly regularly. Usually it’s relatively inconsequential inside baseball, but this week’s blowup is by far its biggest, and it spurred some enlightening discussion outside of the […]

AOL, Arianna Huffington Hit with Class Action Suit – Forbes

Via – internetbillboards Today, a group of bloggers led by union organizer and journalist Jonathan Tasini will file a class-action suit against the Huffington Post, founder Arianna Huffington, and AOL, which acquired the news-and-blogs site in February. Show original

Content Curation is on the Verge of its 2nd Wave of Evolution!

Via – Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond I was happy to see this article written by Beverly Macy, CEO of Gravity Summit, LLC and author of “The Power of Real Time Social Media”, for the Huffington Post. My very good friend Karan Bavandi is quoted and believe me, he really knows his stuff! […]

UK Edition Of Huffington Post to Launch in Summer


Arianna Huffington is to launch a UK edition of the Huffington Post this summer, as the US news and current affairs website recently acquired by AOL moves to expand internationally. The multi-millionaire, who sold Huffington Post to AOL for $315m (£195m) in February, told the MediaGuardian Changing Media Summit on Thursday that the takeover meant […]