Friday Buzz: Will You Soon Be Paying for Twitter?
Twitter and Medium dip their toes into the subscription-service waters. Also: Get more out of meetings by taking better notes.
We’ve long known that Twitter is having serious revenue-generation problems. Could adopting a subscription model help?
The Verge reports that the company is considering a premium subscription service for brands, marketers, and news services. The core Twitter services would remain free.
The paid service would offer extra features through the TweetDeck app, including advanced audience analytics, tools for monitoring multiple accounts and timelines, and an ad-free experience.
While Twitter will target this new service to power users, blogging platform Medium is introducing a subscription service designed for both readers and users.
According to Engadget, the new $5-a-month service offers exclusive access to certain articles, early access to new platform features, and an offline, upgraded reading list.
Notes on Note Taking
Are you still taking notes like you did in college?
Fast Company shares a few ways to update your professional note taking to be more effective.
Stop using your laptop to jot down notes in meetings . Writing your notes will help you retain more information, according to studies. And while you’re writing those notes, feel free to doodle away. Drawing your notes will give you a “richer memory” of the information.
The article also offers up tips for the latest note-taking trend: bullet journaling.
Other Links of Note
Disrupting business travel. Skift, a travel industry intelligence platform, reveals its take on the most interesting corporate travel startups of the year.
FeverBee asks a key question: What do you want visitors to your online community to know?
Build your brand. MeetingsNet shares 10 ways you can develop a powerful personal brand.