Developer Brendan Dawes has been a friend of ours for a long time. His roster of Daylife-powered projects includes a smash-hit mobile news app and a few amazing interfaces for experiencing (vs. just passively reading) the news.
One of his early projects using our API has just gone live: 3D Data Spirals is a seriously fun interface for actively navigating and exploring news search results, not unlike his other Daylife API project Doodlebuzz.
[Media Pile is our weekly roundup of notable news items in digital publishing, content marketing, journalism, and other media relevant to publishers. To sign up for this newsletter, send an email to jzipps at daylife dot com with "subscribe" in the subject line.]
This week’s edition has a (loose) theme: the evolving role of marketers as content publishers, and the strategies – and challenges – firms face in supporting such change:
Context Is Not a Bolt-on | stdout.be
“How would a news site look if it tried to account for our changed newsreading habits from the very start? Not like any news site that exists today, that’s for sure.” Read Article
(cross-posted from our sister site PubOS.org)
CONTENT STRATEGY SERIES | POST TWO
– When companies first began publishing Web sites, it was to provide online versions of slick brochures and contact information. As search engines and the desire to optimize for their crawlers became more prevalent, search marketing disciplines were born. And when it became clear that in addition to e-commerce, Web sites were also an effective means to reach lead- and then demand-generation objectives, the desire for constantly updating and engaging destination Web sites became widespread.
This year we celebrated Yuri’s Night with our customary egg drop. We split into teams of 3-4 people, and everyone uses the same materials to construct a craft – usually a preposterous-looking affair – and then drop them from our 5th story downtown perch.
We’ve launched a new resource for publishers and marketers immersed in the rapidly evolving world of digital publishing. In this sector we’re seeing a move toward the cloud, an expansion of the definition – and possibilities – of publishing itself, and an emerging set of standards and best practices that differ crucially from those of the past.
PubOS.org will be a base for those standards and practices, tracing the evolution of the publisher operating system from a loosely joined set of tools and concepts into a complete, integrated, reliable, and accessible system: a true OS.