Ditch your website?

Media companies ponder becoming content providers for Facebook

Last week NowThis News reduced its website to a simple one page with links to social media sites. No on page content, all content is posted directly to audiences on social sites.

I’ve been considering this for some time and being shut in during the month of February [thank you MBTA] has focused my mind. All of my future single family home marketing will be done on Facebook video.

Athan Stephanopoulos of NowThis explains:

“Facebook is adjusting their algorithm to benefit those that are using the feed from a native content perspective.”

Too radical for you?

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The big lesson behind the launch of Slack

Slack is a team collaboration platform, think of it as a modern version of Lotus Notes.

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bostondotcom writer @SaraMorrison defines @MBTA service levels better than anyone

Nature abhors a vacuum. Right now, @saramorrison a senior writer at boston.com, has filled that vacuum with two pithy back of the napkin modified MBTA maps.

Define thyself, or be defined by others.

GM Bev Scott has made few public statements since quitting last Wednesday – she’s on the job till April 11th. Late today she made news via a conference call and stated that it might take up to 30 days to get the system back up and running.

Journalists: Twitter, what is it good for? Not site traffic.

Journalists, twitter, what is it good for? Maybe not for driving traffic to your website. If website traffic is part of your Twitter ROI calculation, you might want to rethink.

Derek Thompson at The Atlantic explains:

“The more sophisticated takeaway is that Twitter is worthless for the limited purpose of driving traffic to your website, because Twitter is not a portal for outbound links, but rather a homepage for self-contained pictures and observations.

This is why the recently released native Twitter video feature is so important.

Bite Kite – order, track, savor


Yes, I can’t stand the “Uber for fill in the blank” convention but here it is from VentureFizz:

“Bite Kite gives its users the perk of having an enjoyable meal without browsing through extensive options. The pre-selected Bite Kite menu offers diverse cuisines ranging from Classic American to ethnic; with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options as well. Equally important to Bite Kite, they said in a statement, is the speed of delivery. All meals are delivered within 5-20 minutes of order confirmation.”

MBTA: “non-union members need not apply”

Update: T also using inmates.

If there was ever a metaphor for what is wrong with the T, this is it.

The MBTA is looking for union members only to shovel out the Red Line from Braintree to JFK.

The irony is Onion-like.

Universal Hub:

“Updated: Not just anybody can show up to shovel out the Red Line.

The MBTA is working with local unions to get lots of people working to shovel out the Braintree branch of the Red Line tomorrow.

The T contact the Boston Building Trades and the SEIU.”