paulbalcerak

paulbalcerak

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370 weeks ago @ KOMO - Seattle, WA - Was this the gloomiest... · 0 replies · +1 points

What does MJ/m2 stand for?

404 weeks ago @ Almighty Link - Use me to play with Fa... · 0 replies · +1 points

Interesting...it preserves the "recommended" language on Facebook (as in "Paul Balcerak recommended Use Me to..." instead of switching it to "Liked").

405 weeks ago @ Almighty Link - 12 Tips for journalist... · 0 replies · +1 points

"12 links on how to write killer headlines"?

I love the slideshow. I think the two big keys for journalists to understand are: (1) The internet separated headlines from stories and (2) On the web, we know which headlines work.

I get a lot of push-back from journalists who don't want their headlines changed, but it's like, look, if you have a bad headline, you're hiding your story—the thing that you spent the bulk of your time on—from prospective readers. Do you wanna be "clever," or do you wanna get read?

406 weeks ago @ Almighty Link - How to build your Deli... · 1 reply · +1 points

Nice and simple! I'll pass this along to my coworkers.

Come to think of it, I think I first became aware of you after you followed me on Delicious. So I guess it works both ways :)

408 weeks ago @ Almighty Link - Links are four times m... · 1 reply · +1 points

I find it interesting that 80% wanted "links to related material," but only 60% were interested in "aggregat[ed] news from around the Internet." Makes me wonder how the poll defined "links" (if at all). I would guess that most people want their links to be curated from all over, but maybe I'm wrong or maybe "aggregator" is just too jargon-y for the average news consumer.

409 weeks ago @ KOMO - Seattle, WA - 4 critically injured i... · 0 replies · +3 points

The family in the van was living in Poulsbo, recently relocated from Oregon, according to police: http://pnw.cc/1v9