Posts tagged lists

Listogram visualizes the number of listicles by length on Buzzfeed

Listogram visualizes the number of listicles by length on Buzzfeed

10 Reasons Why St. Louis Cardinals Fans Might Be The Best Fanbase In Baseball

Correcting a few misconceptions about the “best fans in baseball”, who are only called that by the players (never heard a Cardinals fan say this before)…

Buzzfeed’s listicle formula will likely run out of steam at some point…
via caro:

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Buzzfeed’s listicle formula will likely run out of steam at some point…

via caro:

(via Low Latency)

7 possible reasons to like Yahoo’s acquistion of Tumblr

Contrary to some users concerns, there are plenty of reasons to be excited for Yahoo’s purchase of Tumblr.  Here’s 7 ideas I can think of how Yahoo could make Tumblr better by leveraging their own tech:

  1. More original photography and clearer attribution via Flickr.  It’s easy to see how these two visually-oriented social media sites might work together, especially as Flickr has one of the better tools to share photos on Tumblr already.
  2. Better link sharing of Yahoo news content. One of my big pet peeves on Tumblr - unverified rumors spread more readily and don’t get corrected.  Bringing in more professionally written news stories might lead to better conversations in the Tumblr-verse…
  3. Sharing chats straight from IM: wouldn’t it be cool (and more transparent) if you could import dialog straight form your IM window straight to Tumblr? Editing/formatting chats is cumbersome in the current version of Tumblr, but Yahoo already has it’s own popular chat service. They could even prompt a user to consent to sharing their discussion on the social site.
  4. "Ask me anything" could open up open-questions via Yahoo! Answers (a site which still gets a ton of questions).  Call it "Ask us anything", and I think it might open up conversations in a way which might be helpful to users.
  5. Easier link sharing through Delicious. Too late for this one I’m afraid…
  6. Mail/inbox integration.  Not sure if anyone else wants an integrated inbox like this, but I think it’d be helpful to have more unified messaging systems all around, to reduce redundancy and clutter.
  7. Just leveraging the web/mobile engineering resources ought to make Tumblr better in the long run.  In my wish list: bigger GIFs, larger image uploads, improved SEO, etc.

Some of these are more wishful thinking on my part, but I’m sure Yahoo put a lot more thought into how Tumblr fits into their overall strategy…

Blogger’s Dozen: My Top 12s of 2012

As another year comes to a close, I wanted to take a look back at the media that shaped my life during 2012, or at least a few of my favorites.  Like most bloggers I love makings lists, and since my career is in communications and marketing I spend a lot of time watching, listening, reading, and playing with the latest media across devices; I’d like to think I’ve developed some critical experience (if not expertise), enough to make a few recommendations:

Read the full lists of Top 12s on MatthewHurst.com

Top 15 coffee-drinking professions.  No surprise that PR/Marketing pros rank #2 on the list…

Top 15 coffee-drinking professions.  No surprise that PR/Marketing pros rank #2 on the list…

Pre-Internet Companies Rebranded As Modern-Day Start-Ups

Which names would you add to the list?

via wondertonic:

  • StandrdOi.ly
  • yoonyun pacificster
  • genrl lectricly
  • westinghouseable

Read the rest at McSweeney’s

Social Media burnout? I’m just getting started…

At some point this year I’ll reach these social media milestones:

  • 1 year of pinning on Pinterest (since June 2011)
  • 2 years photographing on Instagram (since October 2010)
  • 3 years checking-in on Foursquare (since March 2009)
  • 4 years photoblogging on Tumblr (since July 2008)
  • 5 years Tweeting on Twitter (since September 2007)
  • 6 years of status updates on Facebook (since November 2006)
  • 7 years of social networking on various sites (Myspace, Consumating, etc) since January 2005
  • 8 years blogging on various sites (since July 2004)
  • 9 years politicking and meeting IRL on MeetUp (since October 2003)
  • 10+ years publishing on the web

Also this blog post is #1000 on http://matthurst.tumblr.com marking a key milestone in its own right!

Things FoxNews has declared there is a “War On…”

  • War on Christmas
  • War on Marriage
  • War on Easter
  • War on Hanukkah
  • War on Fall Holidays
  • War on Halloween
  • War of Fossil Fuels
  • War on Salt
  • War on the Constitution
  • War on Sugary Drinks
  • War on Spuds (vs. “nannystate”)
  • War on Chocolate Milk
  • War on Ladies’ Night
  • War on Fishermen
  • War on Women War on Conservative Women

Things Wilco has declared there is a “war on”