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Photo Stream goes mobile on NewsOK

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A couple of months ago, we launched the Photo Stream page on NewsOK.

We received a lot of good feedback for that page and our intent to display images from our photo database in a stream-of-consciousness mode.

From my blog in April:

The Photo Stream is a fun and alternative way to browse the content on Spend a few minutes with the Photo Stream, and you’ll already be feeling smarter. It’s always changing. It scrolls for a really long time. It’s interesting. It’s entertaining. It’s serendipitous.

So after giving it a couple months on our home page, and then adding it to our sub-navigation under the MULTIMEDIA button, we’re putting the Photo Stream into a new platform.


That’s a no-brainer, of course. Our mobile traffic continues to grow as more and more people do more and more of their web-browsing and news-consumption on their smart phones. And I’m as proud of our mobile site as I am about anything we’ve done in recent years.

From another blog in April about our new mobile site:

So we went from ‘above average’ to the ‘best.’ Granted, I’m biased, but the development team under creative director Scott Horton, interactive technology director Andy Fugate and lead developer James Duncan did some of their best work with this product.

So check out the Photo Stream on NewsOK Mobile.

This mobile-friendly page has all the elements of an excellent attention-grabber for all those times during the day when you need to distract yourself from what’s happening around you. Make it one of your home screen items and on your list of pages to check when you’re in the waiting room, on the elevator, in a long business meeting or anywhere you are trying desperately to avoid eye contact.

I’ll even provide a handy checklist  for those pages when you have a couple minutes to kill:

  1. NewsOK Photo Stream
  2. Facebook (post one of our stories you stumbled across on the Photo Stream)
  3. NewsOK Mobile home page
  4. Twitter (share a story from our home page)
  5. Pinterest (find a good recipe for dinner later in the in the evening)


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Alan Herzberger

Alan Herzberger is the Vice President of Audience Development at The Oklahoman Media Company. He focuses on digital strategies for The Oklahoman and for He’s been with The Oklahoman since 1997, when he joined the sports department.... Read more ›