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Behind the Screens: Meet Tom Davidson

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"I love the business card I carry these days. On the front, a familiar (but slightly odd) letter P, shaped like a head. On the back: Curious George. Working for PBS Digital kinda makes up for the dull-but-inscrutable job title, 'senior director.'" - Tom Davidson

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Google Hangouts On Air: Keep it Simple

Posted by Nik Eley-Carr, Manager of Digital Content and Strategy at PBS on

Last week, Nik Eley-Carr from the PBS Black Culture Connection gave an intro to Google Hangouts On Air and a few tips for hosting a successful Hangout. This week, she continues in part two with how to simplify your broadcast.

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Three Reasons Your Station, and You, Should Be More Active on Google+

Posted by José Fernández, PBS Digital Product Deployment Manager on

Google recently made several changes to their services in order to position Google Plus as the central feature within its ecosystem.

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And the DSLR Grant Winners Are ...

Posted by Scott Willey, PBS Digital Studios on

In December, PBS Digital Studios awarded seven DSLR grants to KLRN, KTTZ, WILL, WVIZ, VPT, WMHT and SCETV. In 2014, we are excited to see the content these DSLRs help to create! We also recently awarded crowdfunding matching grants to four stations – more details to come!

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Host Your Own "Google Hangouts On Air"

Posted by Nik Eley-Carr, PBS Manager of Digital Content and Strategy on

PBS Black Culture Connection hosted 8 Google Hangouts On Air as part of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. If you’re thinking about using this tool for an upcoming event in the New Year, check out some of these tips and tricks from BCC site manager, Nik Eley-Carr.

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Digital Digest: The Future is Curved

Posted by Brionne Griffin, PBS Digital Marketing Associate on

This week's top headlines in digital news include a Vimeo redesign for faster playback, curved glass cell phone screens, and another development on the internet anonymity debate.

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The Vine Effect: Instagram to get Video?

Posted by Daniel Levy, PBS Digital Intern on

Rumors always run rampant in social media, but as of late, many revolve around a press event Facebook is holding on June 20. Sources over at TechCrunch claim Facebook will unveil an Instagram platform enabling users to shoot and share short videos, thereby expanding mobile video sharing.

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FYI Friday: Social TV Makes Big Progress in 2013

Posted by Kelsey Savage, PBS Interactive on

Lounging around on your couch, clicker and blanket in tow, might not seem like the most overtly social activity. Yet, these days, even when we’re spending the evening parked in front of the television, we’re able to connect with our friends immediately about a show’s plot progression. In particular, Twitter has been leading the way for developing a strong social TV landscape.

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FYI Corner: Pinning it all on Pinterest

Posted by Amy Baroch, Station Products and Innovation on

Just when I thought that I couldn’t have room in my heart for another social network - I have fallen in love. And this love is different than anything I’ve ever felt. From the lovely bright logo and visually beautiful layout, to the ease and simplicity of sharing, to the way I can get lost and find myself coming up for air an hour later having discovered so many new things. So here I pin my hea...

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