Content Story: Ariesa Lie aka Dolliechic -...
By Richard Mooney, Content Analyst and Storyteller at StoriesinContent.com While studying here in Taipei, I have come across many fascinating individuals all living here for one purpose or another. It was here I met my friend Ariesa, an Indonesian beauty blogger. She’s of Chinese descent, speaks several languages (English, Bahasa Indonesian & Mandarin), loves fried chicken and all sorts of...
Me and Susan Boyle: The three and a half minute...
by Richard Mooney, Storyteller and Content Analyst at StoriesinContent. This content story will tell how I became the first journalist to interview Susan Boyle on camera and how that video went onto be officially named as one of YouTube’s Most Memorable Videos of 2009. Having read the above paragraph I still can’t believe it. This was one of the craziest weeks of my career. Why have I not...
Electronic Arts Pull Sim City Marketing Campaign...
by Richard Mooney, Storyteller and Content Analyst at StoriesinContent. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons Electronic Arts (EA), the world’s largest videogame publisher, last week put a major marketing campaign on hold for SimCity, one of its largest franchises, after a series of major server setbacks caused major disruption. [[MORE]]Fans of the game have taken their frustration to the...
Stop Right Now
You’re an idiot for trying something so different, stop right now. You will fail at this and you know you will, stop right now. This is a completely faulty endeavour, stop right now. This idea of yours will never work, stop right now. It might work, but we just don’t have the budget….so you should stop right now. Why do you want to go there? Why are you doing that? To me...
Content story: Indoor gardening in Washington D.C
by Richard Mooney, Storyteller and Content Analyst at StoriesinContent. Gardening has long been a favoured past time of people all across the world. The fresh air, exercise, care and nurturing plants (young and old) speaks to the nature of people. But what about those of us who live in a city? Can these individuals have the same experience? One freelance science writer says YES they can. ...
To my friend
On Thursday I returned to the UK after working abroad for two years. Yesterday, I got the terrible news that a longtime friend had passed on. This has to say the least left me shell shocked and sad. Big guy - you were a proper gentleman, fine fellow and wonderful writer. You brought laughter to your pub and were always game for a pint. It’s hard to think of anyone who had more original,...
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Corporate, media, advertising, non-profit and all sorts of institutions have bad websites, however most do not grasp why their digital presence is failing. Usually it is because they simply do not get the web and are failing to engage the user. Here are some reasons why…
Q&A: Michael Oghia - Blogging Lebanese Love
Photo by Carolina Farion. Relationships are tough. Very, very tough. I’ve had my share and am involved in a long-distance one right now. The life of being on the road. Now imagine trying to hold one down in a region in which unmarried youth face societal pressure to look great, have a fabulous social life and be in good moral standing all at the same time. Now, that’s TOUGH capitalized. ...
Five qualities editors seek in journalists | IJNet
Via Scoop.it - Stories In Content IJNet.org is the premier global website for journalists and media managers to learn about training and networking opportunities. The site and its weekly e-mail bulletin reports on the latest innovations, resources and awards. Via ijnet.org
Five tools for creating (great) online content
Via Scoop.it - Stories In Content On-the-go editing, curation and creation are becoming a common duty for the modern journalist and online creative. Here are some tools to get you on your way. Via digitalministry.com
Probably the youngest delegate at sxsw
Via Scoop.it - Stories In Content Firsts This trip has contained my first long haul flight, my first trip to the states and my first conference. Long haul is fantastic. It’s basically a reason to sit around and watch crappy f… Via seventeenbysouthwest.wordpress.com
Amazon.com: Digital Technologies and the Museum...
Via Scoop.it - Stories In Content Amazon.com: Digital Technologies and the Museum Experience: Handheld Guides and Other Media (9780759111219): Loïc Tallon, Kevin Walker: Books (Digital Technologies and the Museum Experience: Handheld Guides and Other Media: Digital Technologies and… Via amazon.com
Planning to compete with the World of Warcraft?... →
“30 people in production, 75 designers, 80 engineers, 40 platform experts, 10 people to localize the game, 10 composers, 140 artists, and 280 people in quality assurance” BioWare’s TOR team could only compete with WoW by planning, and not being afraid to throw out the plan if it wasn’t working.
Newspaper revenue loss - it's a culture problem,... →
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You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.– Robin Williams
An assault-on-the-senses visual journey through Chile & Patagonia. One couple spent five weeks travelling and shooting this. Equipment used: Canon 1D mark IV, Lenses - 17 tilt shift, 24, 50, 70-200, polarizer, gradient filter, monopod, tripod.
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Opening Our Eyes - A mother and daughter's 100-day...
The following post is about the project: Opening Our Eyes. OOE was produced by a mother and a daughter who embarked on a journey around the world to document and film the stories of ordinary people who are following their own dreams, passions and ambitions and doing extraordinary things. They filmed 11 subjects on six continents over the course of 99 days. All images used in this post are...
Journalism professor proposes via infographic →
Drake Martinet is an associate editor at D: AllThingsDigital and teaches journalism at Stanford University. For the purposes of this post, however, all that matters is that he’s madly in love with Stacy Green, Mashable’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Love makes us do crazy th…
10 myths holding HTML 5 back →
Some good insights into the truths about HTML5. Keypoints regarding content and HTML5 HTML5 is not a flash killer it is not the next revolution of the web, rather an evolution the W3C Recommendation Level for HTML5 is 2022, but if it’s a better experience for users, more sites should utilize it. HTML 5 is more of “write once, customize everywhere” rather than “write...
Presenting the Google Knowledge Graph (and why... →
Google’s next game changer? On another note, Google Search VP Amit Singhal admits how much the web giant relies on good content. “We cross our fingers and hope someone on the web has written about these things or topics.” Google has a confession to make: It does not understand you. If you ask it “the 10 deepest lakes in the U.S,” it will give you a very good result based on the keywords...
Gravity, eat my shorts – Leaping 170ft from a...
“Don’t look down,” says Dave the safety engineer beside me as we stand in a basket hanging 170ft above Xscape, near the River Clyde. “Thanks for the advice,” I gulp. He opens the gates and begins the countdown. “Three, two, one,” he pauses. The wind rocks the basket ever so slightly. “Bungee!” I step out and plummet 170ft. I opened my...
Five alternative business models for journalism |... →
Interesting read from IJNet’s Margaret Looney. Check out their info on microgrants and nonprofits. FYI, I’m not a fan of pay walls.
Welcome to Stories In Content
Hi dear user and welcome to Stories in Content, Come in, sit down and I’ll put the kettle on. I need a favour. While I get the tea, look at this image of Puss-In-Boots. Isn’t he just the cutest? Who could refuse that face? Now imagine that’s me as I write the rest of this post… This blog is designed to tell the stories behind the stories you see online. These can be...