Geekbook 2.25 | An Internet and Online Media Zeitgeist

Welcome to Geekbook —  Capturing the daily buzz in digital media and online marketing & design, as well as trends, news, and cultural topics that are helping shape and inform today’s readers. Subscribe here to receive Geekbook via e-mail.

Today — The Academy Awards leaves Twitter a flurry and appears to have taken over Geekbook for the day. With a variety of dynamics that emerged from social media last night, I’ve shared a few of the stories captured. In other news, The New York Times will rename The Herald Tribune, Warren Buffett buys another newspaper, and a look at the first 25 people on Facebook and what they’re up to now. Enjoy!

  • Real-Time Marketing The Oscars: After Oreo’s big success at real-time marketing during this year’s Super Bowl, brands tested the waters at last night’s Oscars. Kevin Allen looks at some winners and losers. — PR Daily
  • Herald Tribune to be Renamed The International New York Times: Continuing the focus on building its core, The New York Times announced today that it would rename the 125-year-old newspaper in the fall. — New York Times
  • Oscar Night’s Highs and Lows on Twitter: Twitter really shows its strengths during cultural events, though among the positives, there is a lot of snark and negativity to navigate around. Heather Kelly captured some of the evening’s examples here. — CNN
  • Warren Buffett buys Tulsa World: Warren Buffett’s newspaper group has purchased its 28th daily, purchasing The World, first published in 1905 and Tulsa’s only daily since 1992  — Omaha.com
  • Oscars’ Best Dressed (on Twitter): Viewers following the Oscars on Twitter were able to submit their vote for best dressed using the hashtag #BestDressed. See who dominated the win at 47% of the votes! — Mashable

  • The First 25 People on Facebook: This is a story from earlier in the month but I wanted to make sure to share it, not just because it is interesting to see where they are now, but also because it transported my mind back to that time, and made me realize how young many of them were and how cool it must have been to be a part of Facebook’s first days. — BuzzFeed

“It is wonderful how much news there is when people write every other day; if they wait for a month, there is nothing that seems worth telling.” –Anna Masterton Buchan, Scottish writer

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Geekbook is produced by Jeff Howland, Online Media Strategist at Dream Local Digital.

Tips, additions, or comments? E-mail me.

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Geekbook 2.1 | An Internet and Online Media Zeitgeist

Welcome to Geekbook —  Capturing the daily buzz in digital media and online marketing & design, as well as trends, news, and cultural topics that are helping shape and inform today’s readers.Subscribe here to receive Geekbook via e-mail.

Today — Saying goodbye to Ed Koch, Newsweek’s continuing transition takes an interesting turn, Chinese hackers strike another major newspaper, NBC news leadership shakeup, how to handle a social media crisis, and how to catch the Super Bowl online. Have a good weekend!

  • Newsfeed: Former New York Mayor, Ed Koch passed away today at age 88. The newsfeed was full of memories; here are some that Mashable captured. — Mashable
  • Newsweek Renamed: After shuttering its print publication of 79 years, Newsweek has further signaled its conversion to a digital publication. The Newsweek Daily Beast Company is now known as ‘NewsBeast‘. — The Atlantic Wire
  • Newspapers Hacked: After news that the New York Times was infiltrated by Chinese hackers, word came out today that the Wall Street Journal was also a victim of this breach, stretching back several years. — The Wall Street Journal
  • NBC News Shakeup: After running the organization for seven years, Steve Capus, President of NBC News announced today that he is leaving. — Huffington Post
  • Social Mistakes: In today’s ‘Toolbox’ I’m featuring Anton Koekemoer’s article covering ‘6 top tips for handling a social media crisis.‘ — Memeburn
  • Super Bowl Online – If you’re firing up a second screen for this Sunday’s Super Bowl, check out this story to see how to catch the best features in online and social media coverage. — Mashable

“Facebook taketh away, but Facebook giveth, too.” –Megan Garber, writing at The Atlantic online

(Images via Twitter)

Geekbook is produced by Jeff Howland, Online Media Strategist at Dream Local Digital.

Tips, additions, or comments? E-mail me.

Follow Jeff on Twitter and Google+.