Monday, August 27, 2012

The homie @King24George got crazy bounce. Just saw him reverse 360 b/t the legs windmill at the Nike FOS in Shanghai. No warmup #sick

It never fails — head out for a long weekend to be a groomsman in your college roommate's wedding, and you're sure to miss the unveiling of a 360-degree, through-the-legs windmill performed by a 6-foot-10-inch shooting guard in Shanghai. A tale as old as time, a song as old as rhyme. Just watch the video up top, get the full story here.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

YouTuber Partner: Learn about copyright basics

YouTube recently announced that its users upload 72 hours of video per minute. When you pair that number with the 4 billion hours of video we watch per month, it’s clear that entertaining and valuable content is in high demand. And now that the YouTube Partner Program is open to everyone, monetization is actually more feasible than ever.

For Brand Engagement, Visuals Rule [INFOGRAPHIC]

What was the last thing you shared on the web? There’s a good chance it was either a photo or a video. And increasingly, that shareable content is originating from brands.

Companies are quickly learning that visual media is one of the most effective ways to share their stories. In a study of the top 10 brands on Facebook, users liked photos twice as often as text updates. And they shared videos 12 times more than photo and text posts combined.


Friday, August 24, 2012

How to Create Location-Based Reminders on Your #iPhone

Reminders is a great iOS app to help keep things organized throughout the day. For example, location-based Reminders can help you remember to call someone or do the laundry when you get to a specific location. The basics of creating a location-based reminder can be found in the steps below, or you can watch the video above for an in-depth tutorial.

‘Wall Street Journal’ Offers Free #WiFi in NYC, San Francisco

From now until the end of September, The Wall Street Journal is offering free Wi-Fi to residents of New York City and San Francisco.

The Wi-Fi network is available through more than 1,300 hotspots labeled “The Wall Street Journal Wi-Fi.” You won’t need a Wall Street Journal subscription to access the network, but you will need to create a free account or log in with your existing credentials.

The paper says the network covers approximately two-thirds of Manhattan, including Times Square, Union Square and the West Village, as well as some areas in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. San Franciscans will be able to log in at Washington Square, Nob Hill and Fisherman’s Wharf, among other neighborhoods.

It’s an unusual marketing move for a media company, but not a digital one. Companies like Google and Skype have offered free Wi-Fi on flights and in airports as a way to bolster sign-ups and collect marketing data. The Journal‘s aims appear to be similar, though a company spokesperson would only say, “We’re always looking for ways to give people the opportunity to sample The Wall Street Journal. This is the latest in a long history of those efforts.”