Tag Archives: News

Fool Friends with Fake Stories

19 Mar

April Fools Day is around the corner, are you ready? Why not fool your friends with a fake news article? ShareOnFB makes fake stories and allows you to share them on Facebook. You can not only create your own but your can pick from popular ones. The site shows the story for 20 seconds and then scrolls up to the top saying its a joke.

Some popular fake story topics range from politics to sports. For example, “Trump drops out of race” or “Tom Brady traded to 49ers”. If you want to spread some Tom Foolery on Facebook with some fake news, then check out this site!

http://www.shareonfb.com

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Sports News Coverage Has Changed

15 May

I was recently reading an article by Scott Patsko from the Sun News about how sports coverage has changed with social media. Specifically Scott pointed out that sporting news coverage has significantly changed over the last two years due to Twitter.

Consumers need to know information immediately and the next day does not work. The immediacy of in game updates – knowing the scores and stats has changed everything. Now people see sports news coverage as highlights after the game by viewing a photo gallery for example. In the new digital age, game coverage has no longer a shelf life and has become a daily publication.

If you are business, have you considered taking a page out of the sporting reporting playbook? Are you live tweeting from events? Are you following-up with highlights? Web 3.0,the semantic web, is upon us and consumers are looking for help through all the clutter.

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Patch – New Local News Source

3 Sep

I was clicking through my LinkedIn updates and I saw a connection recently became a manager of Patch.com. I was pleasantly surprised that my community was represented and instantly clicked to read more. Currently the website features news from the following states: California, Connecticut District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

The site says, “Patch is a new way to find out about, and participate in, what’s going on near you. Patch is run by professional editors, writers, photographers and videographers who live in or near the communities we serve.” Patch is an online community newspaper written by locals. The site features local news, events, places, markets, house and general Q&A.

Are you in the Patch?
Patch.com

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End of Traditional Newspapers?

28 Aug

The other day I went out to dinner and the way out of the restaurant I noticed an empty Plain Dealer newspaper dispenser. As I walked about Cleveland, I noticed that every PD newspaper pay-as-you-go curbside unit said “Not In Service”. Being curious I called the Plain Dealer subscription department and the representative stated that their focus is home delivery these days and every other delivery method wasn’t cost effective.

As a matter of fact, the size of weekend edition of the Plain Dealer recently shrank, however the cost of delivery increased. To further increase the drama, the Cleveland Free Times recently was purchased by The Scene, a nationally syndicated magazine, which further dwindles your news choices.

Could traditional newspaper delivery be reaching the end? You can now get all your news on the iPhone by downloading a free news application. Do you still buy the daily newspaper? Will you continue to purchase the local news if the cost continues to increase?

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BuzzDash

7 Jan

View polls from every spectrum of the news rainbow with BuzzDash. Whether you are looking for entertainment, sports, news, politics, business or finance poll results, this website is reporting on the latest trend 24/7.

http://www.buzzdash.com/

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Protamdim

30 Oct

Protamdim is a miracle supplement, not a drug, that scientifically claims to reduce your stress level. The myth is that it will increase your life expectancy, however the fact is that your stress level does decrease. Now the connection between your level of stress and your life expectancy can be easily linked, however the evidence is not as easily linked.

Recently, John Quinones, an anchor from ABC news, went on the substance for thirty days and saw a dramatic reduction in stress levels. The supplement is created with a blend of herbs and minerals that have been around for hundreds of years. I recently emailed the anchor and he is still taking it and feels great.

http://www.protandim.com/

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