By now you’ve seen the amazing viral video Gangnam Style, by the Korean pop star PSY, but how did it become so popular? “The label behind Gangnam, YG Entertainment, had a plan long before the video went live…
If sharing something “feels” wrong, it probably is, says Timothy C. Bradley, an attorney with Coats & Bennett, PLLC in Cary, N.C. who specializes in intellectual property matters.
Few people know as much about making content go viral on the web as Jonah Peretti, Huffington Post cofounder and BuzzFeed founder. He’s turned doing so into a science, and at Business Insider’s Ignition conference this week Peretti shared his best tips and tricks for making content go viral. Here are the slides from his presentation.
At the Online News Association conference this weekend in Boston, Google News introduced a new content tag that will help publishers get more credit, and presumably traffic, by making it easier for Google News to better feature “standout” content and give even more credit where credit is due.
O’Reilly Media has published a free ebook, “Big Data Now,” which is an anthology of the data-related content from O’Reilly Radar. The ebook covers data issues, the application of data, data science and tools, and the business of data.
NYC has set up a website for residents to submit damage reports for the city from Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene. A number of non-profits have teamed up for a similar initiative along the entire East Coast.
Poynter.org examined all the major hurricane tracking maps online and says the five best are…