This article is an attention grabber in itself because of the subject it entails. It is about Coachella and their latest Hologram performance. It is something that isn’t going to easily be forgotten and now people are wondering what’s next with Holograms? This article answers that with Coachella’s Hologram Tour, purely hypothetical of course. Regardless, this article can be compelling to readers because of the content they use, that being who is expected to be seen in the Hologram tours. They started out with a attention-grabbing line that catches your attention because of the popularity: “If Tupac blew your mind at Coachella, don’t worry there’s more where that came from.” To make it better, the link associated with the word Tupac takes you directly to an article in the same blog that shows the video of the hologram and the story on it.
The name of this article, via socialmediatoday.com, is titled Hugo Boss uses a 3D Social Media Campaign. First of all, I have to applaud this idea. With 3D being a huge hit, and mixing that in with the social media world, the new Boss Black Fall/Winter 2012 line is sure to see some promising results. This is a very appropriate article for the audience of blog who are more than likely reading to catch up on the latest in social media, but it will also attract fashion fans who will be very interested to hear about the new 3D campaign. One thing that they do very well here, in my opinion, and in the opinion of Mindy McAdams in her “Learning to Blog- the Right Way” article, is they include links that will take you straight to the source- the website of the designer. Not only that, but the link to take you there is a picture of the website itself, 3D imaging and all. They space out the text in between the pictures/links giving the audience a lot more excitement, while keeping it short enough to not lose their attention.
This article was one particularly interesting to me, entitled “Let’s End Networking, Please”. As someone whose interests lies particularly in social media, and who has been told for years that Networking is essential in a job search, the opening sentence of this article captured my attention. It simply says, “Imagine a world without networking.” I can’t say that I necessarily agree with everything in the article, but it kept my attention. It was well written and compelling. However, I was looking for links to support this argue and was disappointed. It was a fairly lengthy article with only one link, and that link was to a book that the author was bashing. Back to the point that it was well written, it was. The article was broken up into several sections making it more manageable to follow and keep interesting.
On techcrunch.com, I found this article “Google Improves App Advertising with New Mobile App Extension”. This article is pretty short but provides plenty of links that take you to learn more about the topic. It is organized well giving the most important information first and then providing more detail later. Coming from this blog, this is a story that followers would certainly be interested in. However, if the article were any longer, attention would most likely be lost.
On pitchfork.com I found this article about Fiona Apple called, “Mind is Your Might: Fiona Apple’s Oversharing”. I’m going to be honest and say that I don’t know who Fiona Apple is, but just that made me interested in the article. It was one of the top featured stories and made me think that I need to know what’s going on with her. The article was very long and I didn’t expect to read it in its entirety, but the author did an excellent job writing in a style that’s relatable to the audience. There were plenty of page breaks which included quotes to space out the article. The abundance of links that were consistent all the way through was nice to.