Women's magazines ignore technology and demean women | Women in Leadership | Guardian Professional
Spot-on critique in the Guardian by a commentator who notes the absolute dearth of coverage of technology in UK magazines that target women, even though, as the piece points out, women are huge consumers of tech and gadgets, particularly in the mobile space. I was amused, though not in a good way, by the one editor’s defense of her magazine’s tech coverage by pointing to the one-paragraph review of an espresso maker.
I don’t know if it’s the same situation in the U.S., but I’d hardly be surprised, given what topics adorn the covers of the magazines at the grocery-store checkout stand.
Is this an example of clueless, sexist publishers/editors who don’t understand their changing readership or do they actually know what their readers want (though I’m guessing their readership is declining)? What do you think?
16 Creative Uses of Instagram Video
Mashable has some nice ideas for tarting up your Instagram videos (and really, your Vines, and even those ones that aren’t on those two microvideo platforms). I think I’ll break out the video function at my next event.
Digg Gives Videos Prime Placement With New Digg Video Site | TechCrunch
Digg’s long, slow climb out of the hole it, uh, dug(g) for itself a couple of years back continues with this move to showcase all the video the social news site captures. I’m a big fan of their iPad app, which attractively lays out a lot of the best news on the web, and the estimable Tara Calishain is a huge fan of the Digg Reader, the newsfeed reader they came out with to succeed Google’s killed-off alternative.