Friday, August 13, 2010

Weekend read: My weekly share on Twitter

I'm @dontgetcaught on Twitter--that's where I like to share good reads, provocative thinking, new tools and ideas.  Here's what caught my eye and got me thinking this week:
  • Less hectic work? Bring it on!  The SCORE blog offered these productivity tips for making work less hectic. The list of six is just what I aim for.
  • Searchable bookmarks? They're yours with Historious, which uses a search index instead of tags. Read all about it here.
  • How do foundations use communications--specifically, to further their public policy? USC put out a report on that topic; more about it here.
  • Sure you want that social media job? asks Brass Tack Thinking, with some pauses and questions you should take to heart.
  • Got a Ph.D. -- or just love one? Then you'll want to see this illustrated guide to that elevated degree.
  • Are African-Americans using broadband more? Yes--this Pew Internet study shows it's up 10 percent compared to last year, and now up to 56 percent of the African-American adult population.
  • Looking for a cool communications job? Harvard Business Review wants a comms director, and here in Washington, the German Marshall Fund of the U.S. is looking for a multitalented website manager.
  • Does TBD.com have a business model that'll work?  Nieman Lab looked at the "newsonomics" of the new Washington, DC local news site that debuted this week.
  • Ready for a health data mashup challenge? My former employer, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, announced support for three new Health 2.0 Developer Challenges, on county health rankings, apps that will help you download your medical records, and apps that can run on commercial personal health record services.
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