Extra Extras, August 1
I hear the masses chanting: “Link-y good-ness, link-y good-ness!”
- Josh Wolf, the longest-jailed journalist in the US (though he’s been free for a few months), covers Poynter Online’s coverage of using Facebook as a resource for journalists. Could I make that explanation more convoluted?
- Speaking of Facebook (and we’re always speaking of Facebook!), every time we mention them someone (usually me) has to say, “How the heck to they make money, anyway?” Well, word has it that the advertising/sponsorship rate card for Facebook has been leaked. $10 CPM x kabillions of page views.
- WebTrends measures engagement now! With a metric far better than just time on site, WebTrends says they can tell you how engaged (involved or interested) a visitor to your site is—weeding out 29:59 pageviews during coffee breaks.
- It’s been several seconds since I mentioned Facebook, so here you go: they’re pulling a music sharing app, Audio—for now, at least. Too many copyright concerns.
- Are Online Video Ads Ready for Prime Time? I’m not sure, really, but I just had to link to it when there was a video ad playing right on the page.
Say it with me now: “Link-y good-ness, link-y good-ness!”