Google+ is gaining steam as a social platform, and its Hangout video chat feature has some real utility for media companies. Here are a half-dozen ways you can use Hangouts to attract and engage viewers or collaborate internally. Full Story
Hurricane/super-storm Sandy, which battered the East Coast on Monday into Tuesday, gave media companies another chance to test-drive emerging content types. A few others, however, were focused less on innovation and more on getting their websites back online. Full Story
Tout, a San Francisco startup, is offering a new "micro-video" service that lets publishers create real-time feeds for smartphone videos that can be uploaded by reporters - or anyone else, if the publisher chooses. It's the next step in a shift to real-time video engagement on the web, says CEO Michael Downing. Full Story
As media companies experiment with curation models, they would do well to keep on eye on non-traditional publishers that are using content curation to edge into their space. Here are three that are pushing innovative approaches to curation and community-building. Full Story
Facebook's $1 billion acquisition of Instagram won't have a direct impact on publishers' digital strategies. But the deal does reinforce three important lessons for digital media companies that are dealing with disruptive forces in their business. Full Story
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How are news organizations harnessing Twitter, Facebook and other social platforms? Social media editors from the New York Times, Reuters and CNN weigh in on what they’ve learned and where they go from here.
Pinterest is a 'virtual pinboard' that lets brands and individual users share articles and photos around a particular topic. It's a natural extension for lifestyle and other enthusiast brands looking for new ways to connect with their audiences.
Live blogging's raw, unedited format feeds content to the most prolific of social media sharers, resulting in high traffic and engagement metrics. A format that began as a way for tech geeks to virtually attend a tech trade show or product launch has become an essential tool for journalists to cover rapidly evolving situations. Full Story