Pictures and type

Seen on Twitter
Seen on Twitter

A picture’s worth a thousand words? The thought crossed my mind when I saw the so-called summary cards with large images, one after another, on Twitter. Even the New York Times and Reuters are using big images to get attention on Twitter. Twitter users will, of course, say that’s nothing new. Instagram, Vine, Meerkat, Periscope, all show the importance of visuals on Twitter.Continue Reading

The power of Facebook

The 800 pound gorilla in the newsroom
The 800 pound gorilla in the newsroom

The newspaper reporter now has the worst job in America, according to Career Cast. Papers are folding, jobs dwindling. Even newspapers like the New York Times are turning to Facebook to attract readers.

The Times will soon start posting stories directly on Facebook and not just rely on links to attract readers.Continue Reading