Geekbook 2.1 | An Internet and Online Media Zeitgeist

Welcome to Geekbook —  Capturing the daily buzz in digital media and online marketing & design, as well as trends, news, and cultural topics that are helping shape and inform today’s readers.Subscribe here to receive Geekbook via e-mail.

Today – Saying goodbye to Ed Koch, Newsweek’s continuing transition takes an interesting turn, Chinese hackers strike another major newspaper, NBC news leadership shakeup, how to handle a social media crisis, and how to catch the Super Bowl online. Have a good weekend!

  • Newsfeed: Former New York Mayor, Ed Koch passed away today at age 88. The newsfeed was full of memories; here are some that Mashable captured. — Mashable
  • Newsweek Renamed: After shuttering its print publication of 79 years, Newsweek has further signaled its conversion to a digital publication. The Newsweek Daily Beast Company is now known as ‘NewsBeast‘. — The Atlantic Wire
  • Newspapers Hacked: After news that the New York Times was infiltrated by Chinese hackers, word came out today that the Wall Street Journal was also a victim of this breach, stretching back several years. — The Wall Street Journal
  • NBC News Shakeup: After running the organization for seven years, Steve Capus, President of NBC News announced today that he is leaving. — Huffington Post
  • Social Mistakes: In today’s ‘Toolbox’ I’m featuring Anton Koekemoer’s article covering ‘6 top tips for handling a social media crisis.‘ — Memeburn
  • Super Bowl Online - If you’re firing up a second screen for this Sunday’s Super Bowl, check out this story to see how to catch the best features in online and social media coverage. — Mashable

“Facebook taketh away, but Facebook giveth, too.” –Megan Garber, writing at The Atlantic online

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Geekbook is produced by Jeff Howland, Online Media Strategist at Dream Local Digital.

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