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Once upon a time ... A story is at the center of all great content

All great content comes down to telling a good story, so just do it. Give people what they want.

JD Salinger, Facebook and the future of the personal record

The upcoming movie about the life of JD Salinger was based on research culled from photos, personal papers and letters; items that will likely not exist for researchers in 100 years. What will we do then?

Kevin Spacey wants to let users control the content

Kevin Spacey had a lot to say about the entertainment industry in a speech last week and it shows that he understands what it takes to succeed in an Internet-enabled distribution landscape.

Content management has come a long way, but not nearly far enough

Today's content management systems are a marked improvement over website production tools of the 90s, but that's probably little consolation to today's users struggling to make their CMSes work.

Content Management Systems drive me nuts!

You think a CMS is supposed to make your life easier? Think again.

Happy fifth birthday, FierceContentManagement

It's been a fast five years here at Fierce and I can't begin to anticipate the changes we will see in the industry as we move forward, but if it's anything like what we've experienced so far, it's going to be a wild ride

Content management should have always been about the users

You would think software would be designed for a set of users, and how they do their work, but too often the people who will be using it are an after-thought.

When it comes to content management, good enough just could be good enough

At some point, many companies stopped looking for a system that had all the answers and went looking for specific tools that are simply good enough.

RIAA still attacking the wrong problem

The RIAA has gotten extremely efficient at generating Google take-down notices, but to what end?

Mobile apps could be key to driving content personalization

Perhaps the key to content customization is simplicity instead of complexity. Fancy that.