Category Archives: Tech tools

ContentTools: Can you guess format

I’m playing with ContentTools. This particular tools allows me to add a sponsorship ad (In this case I added an image with my author website url and linked it to my website) as well as social follow buttons. I can … Continue reading

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Building Playbuzz gallery quiz using Pablo to create image answers

Whenever the weather warms, it reminds me of summer days spent by the pool listening to the jukebox. (Yeah, I know, I’m showing my age!). As an ode to summers past, I built a Playbuzz gallery quiz using song lyrics … Continue reading

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Use Clicktotweet to help drive traffic

One of our reporters asked if I knew any tools she could use to hyperlink a quote and have it automatically tweet out along with the story link. One of the tools I use is Clicktotweet.  You enter the quote you think … Continue reading

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Playbuzz: Which is your favorite frozen film

By now you know I’m a big fan of Playbuzz. Check out my latest poll.  

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Playbuzz: What Halloween character are you?

I decided to do another Halloween quiz using Playbuzz. Here it is!

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Layar: Great way to make print interactive

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. I used Layar to embed a podcast into this photo. I love using Layar to make print interactive. I could’ve added more links, slideshows etc. In fact, the one I did of my book … Continue reading

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DePauw University student journalists transforming newsroom

I recently returned from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., as a Kilgore Counselor.   The  position is named after Barney Kilgore, the famed editor of The Wall Street Journal, who was a DePauw alum who loved The DePauw.  It was my second stint … Continue reading

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Amazon launches Wearable Technology store

Looking for an activity tracker? How about a smart watch or a wearable camera? Now you can shop for wearable technology in Amazon’s new store. Its press release says: To help customers learn more about wearable technology, the new store … Continue reading

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Using Thinglink to create interactive content, including photos and infographics

I’m always exploring ways to make content interactive. I love ThingLink because it allows me to augment images. As journalists, this is a great tool to add  a layer of depth to online reporting and story telling. It’s super easy … Continue reading

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Study looks at future of Twitter

According to this Twitter study, the micro-blogging tool might become less interactive and more of an advertising medium. According to the study, as the social media tool matures, more people will likely be consuming content on Twitter rather than producing … Continue reading

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