The Daily 6: Great Content, Curated Daily
1) How do your friends really feel?
"MMW was briefed over the weekend by the team at Dumbstruck, a social video app for iPhone that lets users share mystery video messaging and capture their recipient’s reaction."
2) Who needs a protein shake when you've got beer?
"There may be some good news brewing for fitness and beer enthusiasts: Somewhere in the north, a Canadian beverage company has concocted a low-alcohol, protein-packed "fit beer" that is expected to be marketed as a sports drink later this year, if funding allows."
3) Not getting the attention you'd hoped for on Pinterest?
"Pinterest can be a great source of traffic even better than Facebook as seen on some sites."
4) Does Ellen really use a Samsung phone?
"Samsung made quite a splash at the Oscars. The much ballyhooed "selfie" that Ellen DeGeneres took with her celebrity guests generated unprecedented buzz. According to social media tracking site Kontera, Samsung was generating over 900 mentions a minute immediately after the snap. However, when Ellen snuck backstage during a commercial break, Samsung did not go with her. The “promo” was over and Ellen was happily back to tweeting on her iPhone… and then the question became, can Samsung buy ‘love’, and if so, does it need to?"
5) You may not take Buzzfeed seriously now, but...
"In an internal memo, BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti compares his upstart media company to the venerable newsmagazine Time. Is there any truth to this comparison? More than some members of the mainstream media would probably like to admit."
6) Don't be a robot on Twitter, nobody wants to read that. (No offense to robots...)
"Do not make the major mistake of using full automation and spamming followers to build Twitter presence. It only gives you a false idea of expanding your reach and influence. It takes you on a downhill path, digging a hole in the ground for your business."