What is digital content? 50 examples to start…

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What is digital content?

I’d say content is anything that can be ‘published’.

Yup, anything.

So, next time you’re creating a content plan, it might be worth thinking about each of the following examples and where they fit.

We’ll start with the more obvious ones and get a little more specific as we go along…

50 examples of digital content

  1. A tweet (in any iteration) – text only, text and link, reply, retweet etc
  2. A Twitter list – these say something about you when made public
  3. A facebook status update – text only, text and link etc
  4. A facebook like (yep, that is content and a contribution to the eco-system)
  5. A photo / image
  6. A video
  7. A blog post
  8. A collection of links 
  9. An audio file
  10. A graphic / chart
  11. A question / a series of questions
  12. An answer to a question – directly or indirectly posed
  13. Numbers / stats / facts – any form of data
  14. An interview
  15. A profile – person, company, group etc
  16. A report – on an event, decision, development
  17. A survey / poll
  18. Tips / hints / how to guides
  19. Guest material
  20. Opinions / views
  21. Lists (like this one!)
  22. Solutions to a problem
  23. A presentation i.e slideshare
  24. Resources i.e tools to help you get something done
  25. Personal experiences / insights
  26. Case studies / real life examples
  27. Reviews / ratings
  28. Tests / experiments
  29. A location update i.e. A foursquare check-in
  30. A comment, anywhere
  31. A fictional story
  32. A live chat / webinar
  33. Historical content / future predictions
  34. An advertisement
  35. Event preview
  36. A diary
  37. White papers
  38. An ebook
  39. Rankings / index
  40. Testimonials
  41. Games
  42. Widget / gadget / plug-in / Facebook application
  43. A screencast (screenr.com is a great tool for this)
  44. Bookmarks i.e. delicious
  45. Facts / trivia
  46. Biographies
  47. Screensaver / wallpaper
  48. A download
  49. A Wikipedia entry
  50. An invitation

There’s a pretty simple point to this post.

When thinking about content, you probably produce more of it than you think.

Adam

COMMScorner.com is the blog from Adam Vincenzini which focuses on social media and PR. Connect with Adam on Twitter or subscribe to his blog.

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