“We can like something, even be a fan of it, we can find great personal value in something, but we need to keep our rational, objective evaluation abilities intact. That’s especially important if other people look to us for marketing advice.”
This quote was the inspiration for this week’s topic: The Medium is Not the Message
Google+ is Testing a New “Collections” Feature That Seems to be Part Pinterest, Part Blogging
In Collections, which should be available on mobile and the web when it launches, users can create collections of photos, links, and videos, or follow other users’ collections. Google suggests to early users of Collections that these are themed channels of content that could focus on anything from Salsa in San Diego to Paragliding.
There’s not much official word yet but it does sound a lot like Pinterest insomuch instead of creating “Boards” we create “Collections” of videos, links and photos based on interests.
Looking forward to checking it out.
I hope someone doesn’t write a post like: “Google+ Launches the Pinterest Killer!”
Creating the Cards couldn’t be easier. Just follow these easy steps:
Sign into to your YouTube Video Manager, and click on ‘Edit’ for the video you want to add a Card to
Click on the ‘Cards’ button in the top navigation bar, click ‘Add Card’
Click on ‘Add Card’ again to open up the creation window for the Card type you want to add. Enter a valid URL applicable to that Card type.
Upload an image (or pick one from the suggestions offered). Edit and optimize the title and call-to-action text
Click ‘Create Card’ and adjust the start time for the teaser if required
YouTube states that creators can add up to 5 cards to one video. The Cards can be edited at any time just by clicking on the ‘edit’ icon next to the card in question under the Cards tab. Cards can also be cancelled at any time.
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Having moved on from my own strategic consulting company, I now write about what interests me. So in this blog, you may read about my thoughts on marketing, health issues and business culture.
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