Funny story about sportsball

Today I saw on twitter that Hillary Clinton will be making her VP announcement via a text alert to her supporters. Later in the day, I saw this:

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Excitedly, because I had been waiting all morning for this so I could post updates on all of our social, I told my audience guy that she’d done it. As I prepared to retweet and set up Facebook posts, my audience guy goes, “Stop! Stop! Don’t post anything. It’s a joke.” Apparently, Jim Harbaugh is a football coach of some kind and the tweet was Onion-like.

I had no idea. I do not pay attention to the sportball things. Thank goodness audience guy does or I’d be in a world of mocking from our readers right now.

Should we give up YouTube?

At my small-ish newspaper, my department is trying to decide whether to keep using YouTube as a host for our videos, or if we should fully switch to NDN, which gives us revshare when our videos are using by other media throughout the NDN network.

Personally, I hate to give up YouTube simply for ease of use. I don’t know that we can monetize our videos on YouTube (we don’t have a big enough traffic draw to make it worthwhile.) My job is to think about the social implications of giving up Youtube and so far, I can’t really think of any apart from ease of use (being able to post directly from phones during breaking news etc. Easily embeddable within stories)

Would love any kind of feedback on this topic…