#MustReads: January 5-11, 2015

by Quietly Team

#MustReads: January 5-11, 2015

Happy new year and welcome to Quietly’s weekly round-up of the best publishing and tech news, reports and analysis we read on the web this week.


#MustReads Jan 5-11, 2015

By Emily E. Steck

Found around the web, here are our picks for the #MustReads of the week in publishing & tech.

  • "Mark Zuckerberg's (Big) Book Club"—The Atlantic

    By Emily E. Steck

    The Facebook founder announced a book club this week. Sales exploded. His influence and book club could be as big as Oprah's. 

  • "Facebook is the new AOL"—The Verge

    By Emily E. Steck

    Intentionally poking at Millennials nostalgia for the 90s, this piece actually makes very valid comparisons between the current tech giants and the tech giants 

  • "4 Content Marketing Frameworks to Jumpstart"—B2C

    By Emily E. Steck

    A helpful guide for marketers looking to jumpstart their blog traffic, Business 2 Community offers 4 framework strategies to implement this year.

  • "Without Ads, Websites Are Blank Pages"—Adotas

    By Emily E. Steck

    This article may incite or entice you as it argues for the importance of ads sharing space with content. 

  • "5 Things Learned About TWP Under Bezos"—Digiday

    By Emily E. Steck

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post for $250 million. Instead of the usual blunder that occurs when tech overtakes journalism, the Washington Post is evolving into digital.

  • "11 Ways Old Journalism Was The Worst"—TechCrunch

    By Emily E. Steck

    An ironic headline grabs readers in only to mislead them—this piece isn't a list hating on old journalism, but an insightful piece pointing out the hypocritical grumbles of old media.

  • "The Virologist"—The New Yorker

    By Emily E. Steck

    This profile on Emerson Spartz, a Chicago-based media entrepreneur aspiring to post viral content to his sites, features tons of subtext of the tension between new and old media 

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