I used to post compilations of links to things I found to be interesting reading. I dropped the practice some time back and started bookmarking to del.icio.us and then later, Instapaper. The thing I don’t like about this approach is that the links end up kind of hidden in my sidebar widget and in comparing the click through rates for the bookmarks widget versus the old way of just writing a post with the links, clearly the links post had higher engagement rates.
Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, my Instapaper bookmarks are not exposed to site search, meaning I often can’t find things that I know I have bookmarked without going to Instapaper, while I have always used this blog as the place to compile note, links, whatever. Long story short, I’m going back to writing regular link posts.
- Tennessee’s four largest newspapers entered into a content sharing agreement. I find this interesting because these newspapers are essentially doing for local what the AP does more broadly, syndicating content.
- Twittelator Pro review, the Swiss army knife for serious Twitter users.
- Yahoo’s newspaper consortium grows… but I’m not sure it really matters in the final equation.
- Did the failure of Lehman Brothers really wreak all the havoc that early analysis suggested it did?
- The mystery behind follow and unfollow on Twitter revealed.
- Howard Lindzon has a new fund and startup consultancy called Social Leverage.
- What is happening to advertising is not just a result of the economy, consumer behaviors are changing.
- The list of enterprise microblogging tools is a lot longer than I would have guessed.
- California’s energy policy is creating and sustaining structural budget problems.
- 10 major newspapers at risk of closing or going web only. Missing from the list, rather surprisingly given the wide coverage it has received, is the Seattle P-I. I would also add the St. Louis Post Dispatch to the list, making it an even dozen.