It is rare that I am really ahead of the curve when it comes to the “latest must have” technology. With the Amazon Echo I was at the bleeding edge as an early adopter and, well, it is now one of the hottest products.
You probably have seen the Alex Baldwin TV ads and read one of the many many articles now in the mainstream press (rather than the tech press) about how the Echo is so amazing.
I now have two Echos in the house, really
Yes, this product is so good, I now have two Echos. One in the kitchen and one in the bedroom. My Wife jokes that there is now another woman in the bedroom:)
Why the Echo is doing so well
It just works. It is the first voice-activated device that I’ve used that doesn’t have a lag and works perfectly every time you want it to do something for you.
Do you have one? Let me know!
What I have for you:
What I’m Reading: Facebook is eating the world; Everything you can say to your Amazon Echo; Snapchat is a marketing loser.
Video: 2 videos! 1) A very cute TV ad from France that involves babies crying, 2) An Amazon Echo TV ad from the Superbowl.
Resources: How to start creating Facebook instant articles for your own content platforms; 50 split testing ideas you can do now; Content marketing tools.
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Something really dramatic is happening to our media landscape, the public sphere, and our journalism industry, almost without us noticing and certainly without the level of public examination and debate it deserves.
Voice control is one of the core capabilities of the Amazon Echo: the tall, black cylinder comes with a basic remote and some on-board buttons, but speaking commands and questions is the most intuitive way of interacting with it. If you’re wondering just what your Echo can do and which commands it responds to, here’s a comprehensive list.
Facebook is preparing to roll out Instant Articles to publishers —of any size, anywhere in the world—next month by the start of their F8 conference, on April 12 and 13.To make publishing to Facebook easier for the 25% of the web that uses WordPress, Facebook has teamed up with Automattic, parent company of WordPress, to build a free plugin for Instant Articles. This plugin enables anyone with a WordPress blog to seamlessly share their content as Facebook Instant Articles.
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