Mark your calendars: On Nov. 15, ReadWriteWeb will hold its first worldwide meetup. After the blog’s recent meetup in Portland, where more than half the staff is, the popular technology blog decided to spread the wealth and is encouraging readers in more than 30 cities to, well, meet up. Here’s a list of all the cities participating.
Archives: October 2011
When you’re trying to sell something, using incentives to get people talking about the product is a great marketing tool.
But when you’re trying to bring people together online under an idea, topic or cause, the use of incentives is a false prophet for growth and engagement.
You need to be able to convince people to join and stay with you because your content is relevant to their daily lives, not because they won a large prize from us for participating in an contest on Facebook application.
In a spooktacular, ghoulicious episode of “5 Things You Need to Know This Week,” we count down our five favorite Halloween costumes. With special appearances by Beyoncé, Blake Lively, Brian Williams, and Brian Williams.
Newspapers are good at throwing share buttons and sidebars and embedded widgets and image carousels and lists of related items into their story pages online. News design isn’t pretty, and the consumption experience online is often distracting and disjointed if you’re not using an RSS reader.
Now there’s a new tool that wants to fix that by “de-templatizing” news design. It’s called Scroll, and its brought to us by familiar faces Kate Ray and Cody Brown, who also created Nerd Collider and Kommons. Read more
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