Geekbook 4.3 | 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.

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  • The First Mobile Telephone Call: 40 years ago today, a Motorola employee made the first mobile phone call using a Motorola DynaTAC. His first words speak volumes. — Mashable
  • The New York Times Ad Experiment: Continuing its efforts to find new ways to generate advertising revenue, The Times has a new interactive feature allowing users to see the front page of the newspaper on their day of birth. — The New York Times
The New York Times Prudential Ad, tweet
  • Companies Can Now Report via Facebook & Twitter: Though Netflix was in hot water last year for this, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has now given companies the green light to post their earnings announcements on Twitter and Facebook, rather than in an SEC filing or release. — Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Facebook Phone: On Thursday Facebook will host a special event announcing what is being considered the Facebook phone. While not strictly a Facebook phone, it will likely be an HTC model with a custom Android operating system, allowing for more integrated Facebook functionality and likely unique  and lucrative mobile advertising opportunities.– Ad Age Digital
  • Fallon to Replace Leno: In an effort to better reach younger viewers NBC confirmed today that Jimmy Fallon will replace Jay Leno in 2014. — Los Angeles Times 

“I hope you’re as lucky as me and hold on to the job until you’re the old guy. If you need me, I’ll be at the garage.” – Jay Leno

(Images via L.E.H., @pourmecoffee, Twitter)

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Geekbook is produced by Jeff Howland, Community Manager at Dream Local Digital, a marketing agency specializing in interactive media, marketing, SEO and social media.

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