Hopefully, the wheels are slowing down as we’re approaching the finish line for 2016. To keep the juices flowing, we’ve got some great articles and stories for you this morning.
My favorite of the week. Pexeso has broken down an entire day of activity on YouTube. And some of the stats will surprise you. There are 300,000 video uploads a day. Despite what we may think, however, only 5% of videos are music-centric. There are lots of other yummy facts here about this video Internet success story. Read it here.
Lists are very “in” this time of year, and Adweek has produced their rundown of the biggest digital events and stories of the year. There are some good holiday party conversation starters here. And BTW, radio makes an appearance in the very last story about how branded podcasts are on the upswing. Read it here.
Many of us are facing those uncomfortable moments at family gatherings where political arguments break out. Or maybe it’s a matter of finding a game everyone can participate in. Say hello to “Sway,” a new game where players have short debates on big topics. The catch? They must use positive arguments to make their case. Yes, it’s also a morning show bit waiting to happen. Check it out here.
OK, this one may require a second cup, but it illustrates just how complicated podcasting has been. There’s some good history of podcasting, as well as coverage of tools and platforms that are bobbing to the service that will make the medium better. There’s some interesting perspective on a topic everyone in radio is buzzing about, and you can read it here.
Everyone’s getting into content creation these days, including Starbucks. They’re hired The Simpsons writer to create a new animated series that’s clever. Starbucks thinks of themselves as the “third place” between work and home. And the series theme is that every Starbucks visitor has a story. Check it out here.
So how’s our Sunday morning batting average? Suggestions and criticisms welcome. Drop me a note here. Thanks for reading “Catching Up Over Coffee” and have a great week.
This is our last “CUOC” for 2016. We will return Sunday, January 8th. Happy holidays!
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