Points of Interest is a weekly recap of ideas and innovations we are following at Plannerzone.
Thanks for visiting us for your weekly round up innovation, business trends, and creative curiosity. This week we read about some important trends reshaping journalism, and the ways people consume news. And—just for fun—we learned about a couple brain teasers and historical facts, too.
Big data tells us that video is hot. So hot that traditional publishers like the Washington Post are putting a major focus on it. Advertisers are hungry for video inventory with space for their pre-roll ads. This article explains why the Post is ramping up their video team and why.
It’s hard out there in the app world and New York Times Now didn’t make the cut. It’s 2 year trial was not as successful as they hoped. The ‘Grey Lady’ will be phasing out Now and focusing on the Times app.
Tadashi turns paper into toys and performs a few simple experiments creasing, tearing and flipping to discover the secret of floppy paper. Guaranteed to make you a little bit smarter!
“To be ‘macaroni’ was to be sophisticated, upper class, and worldly.” This article from Atlas Obscura explores the deeper meaning behind the lyrics of Yankee Doodle, and the trailblazing fashion movement that inspired it.
Antoine’s restaurant is a veritable institution, and not just because they have “560 recipes just for eggs.” Check out this article on the nation’s oldest family owned restaurant.
Wiki of the week: Yankee Doodle
Yankee Doodle is a well-known Anglo-American song, the early versions of which date back to the Seven Years’ War and the American Revolution (1775–83). It is often sung patriotically in the United States today and is the state anthem of Connecticut. Its Roud Folk Song Index number is 4501.