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Founder, The Sacramento Press
I spend my working day thinking about how to improve The Sacramento Press, the future of our business and reading about anything and everything relevant to my industry (and a few things that are not). And of course I keep up with local news on our site, and on sacbee.com as well since we do what we do best and link to the rest. If you want to get a feel for what is going on in media, from my perspective follow me on Twitter, @gsamek.
Notice anything different about the site today? Yup, our article page got a facelift. You’ll notice if you look closely that we haven’t changed any of the buttons that were there, just moved stuff around. We did this in order to accommodate for a new ad space and a brand-new advertising product we just launched, AdGlue. You can read all about AdGlue here, but I want to give you a short overview. The basic idea is if you are a small business advertiser, anytime you see an AdGlue ad that doesn’t have an ad already “glued” in place, you can click a simple button (only visible to participating advertisers) and glue your ad right in that place. That ad then stays there for 30 days. We think i
As an owner of Macer Media, publisher of The Sacramento Press, I have never made a political statement on this site. Today I will, out of self-preservation, and a concern for what is just and good for this site, and the people of this community in general. Wikipedia went black Wednesday due to its strong opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Google also voiced its opposition with a link on its homepage. Many other Interenet companies took similar steps. So the first question is: What is SOPA? SOPA is a piece of proposed legislation in the House of Representatives aimed at, you guessed it, stopping piracy. The main proponent of the bill is the Motion Picture Association of Ame
As of today The Sacramento Press has an official mobile site. The great thing about this mobile site is that it can be found at the same location as our regular site, it's way more readable on your average smartphone. Our great development team optimized most of the pages on our site for the mobile browsing experience and those pages include: Sign-up Log in Front Page and Tag Pages User Profiles Search The other big feature we are launching is a developer API. An API or Application Programming Interface is a way for someone to interact with our site programatically. So if someone wanted to make an application for a phone or the Web that used our publicly available data, now they c
It’s been nearly two and half years since we launched The Sacramento Press, and today we released a few changes (more than just the temporary purple color), one of which is removing the beta stamp from our navigation. What is a beta stamp, you ask? Well, since you can no longer see it on our site, I grabbed this screenshot of what it used to look like. Beta generally indicates that a company is still working out the kinks in their core product. But we finally are happy to say we feel pretty happy with what we have, so no more beta! Does this mean we stop working on new features? Absolutely not. We will in fact bring new and increasingly cool features to The Sacramento Press over the co