Federated Media leaves at least two major legacies to be acknowledged: First, it pioneered the notion that not only would “brands become publishers,” but they would be positioned to compete directly with publishers. Federated wasn’t aiming to be a substitute for the custom publishing arms of trade publishers like Meredith and Rodale. Instead, it was actively trying to disrupt that model with a brand-new approach to outsourced, contributor-based content creation. At the time, everyone was looking for “the Huffington Post in-a-box,” and Federated came closest to realizing that vision for brands.
Secondly, Federated was the first to recognize that the followings of bloggers and new social networks like Twitter allowed content creators and influencers to become the channel. While FM had not entirely figured out the value equation (it probably overpaid a lot of their “influencers”), it was the first to actively enlist luminaries like Guy Kawasaki to move their own audiences to the Amex Open site, demonstrating the content creation potential of influencer marketing. — MediaPost Publications We All Owe Federated Media Debt Of Gratitude 02/04/2014 (via rickwebb)
Winter is coming.
(Source: the24corners, via youbroketheinternet)
One doesn’t age, he just refines his style.
Future Trotta needs to look like this…
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I am Mrs Asana Hajraf from Kuwait. I am married to Mr. Hassan Hajraf who worked with Kuwait embassy in Ivory Coast for nine years before he died in the year 2007. We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days.
Since his death I decided not to remarry or get a child outside my matrimonial home. When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of US$4.5million dollars in a Bank here in Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire. Presently, this money is still in bank.
Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for the next Eight months due to cancer problem. The one that disturbs me most is my stroke sickness. Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to a person or organization that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein. I want a person or organization that will use this fund for orphanages, widows, schools for the poor, hospitals etc .
I took this decision because I don’t have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not trust worthy and I don’t want my husband’s efforts to be used diabolically. I don’t want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly way. This is why I am taking this decision. I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I don’t need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health hence the presence of my husband’s relatives around me always. I don’t want them to know about this development.
As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the Bank here in Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire. I will also issue you an authority letter that will prove you the present beneficiary of this fund.
Please always be prayerful all through your life. Contact me on the this e mail address: email@example.com: any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing another person or organization for thi s same purpose. Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I Stated herein.
Hoping to receive your reply.
Mrs Asana Hajraf.
so that’s how keys work.
YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW HAPPY I AM TO FINALLY SEE HOW THIS WORKS.
I could watch this all day.
Classic tweet by @Jonny_Swags
This looks amazing…anyone know where this is?
Oh wow, want to stay
Things to avoid saying in public….
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