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THE FORMAT FOCUSES ON THE STORY
True to the name, the clean and simple format with minimalist touches pulls your attention onto the page. The user interface emphasizes leisurely intake instead of hasty scanning through a mechanic that feels like you're flipping a magazine page instead of scrolling down a website.
Storyform has taken what writers have loved about Medium (focus on the content), added more formatting capabilities, and removed the biggest hurdle: being able to host this beautiful content on your own domain.
AN OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE PAST BLOG FORM
Content creators are free to create whatever content they want, in whatever voice they want, and at whatever quality level they choose. However, Storyform's top-shelf design demands more than the everyday piece of content.
The demo on Storyform's website is spot on: the quality of images and the written word are high. Professional photography and third-person expositional writing showed what's possible. Then I switched over to early examples of how others use the tool; the fractures in amateur photography, emoticons, and casual blog-style writing were magnified. The design and content were incongruent.
Perhaps there's a learning curve to finding how your content fits in the context of this tool, or maybe Storyform should be reserved for the best we have to offer as content creators.
I have yet to give the tool a whirl but I'm looking forward to trying it out. You can create a free account to give Storyform a try, and their premium memberships are very reasonable.
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The skepticism is rampant and we're all leery of "revolutionary" tech coming out of Microsoft, but I think this has legs. My latest on .
What do you think? Fad or the future?
Google Glass's demise has given even the staunchest wearables supporters pause. If Google couldn't (or simply didn't) make it work, who could? Apple?
I think the real issue is companies are placing to much emphasis on what the technology enables people to do instead realizing what people (prospects) are trying to accomplish, then beating them to the spot. (The iPod and the iPhone are apropos examples.)
Companies, in so many ways, are like marketers: They spent too much time listening to/looking at/copying one another that they forget the real needs of the customer.
Great piece, Lauren.
You can now see a tweet's analytics right in the mobile Twitter app!
Several data points such as how many clicked to expand your tweet + how many actual tweet views, too! And data updates in real time!
Excellent news for measurement. I'm going to be staring at my phone more. Heh.
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Thanks for the excellent questions!
I've been experimenting with some crazy ideas lately about using Google Tag Manager to bring semantic data into Google Analytics as custom events and dimensions. Not only does this let SEOs like us track the ROI of implementing structured data (this makes it easy to segment out pages w/ semantic markup vs. those w/o) but it allows us to leverage the semantic markup we already have in place to make our analytics data more valuable.
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