- A different kind of job interview: These 3 questions to ask yourself about your career, originally shared by Joe Bonner, are just the questions we all need to be asking ourselves.
- How do you handle PR when you're launching a new-journalism, new-media site? Steve Buttry described that process--awkward for a journalist to handle--for the new TBD.com, Washington's new community news site. My tweet had a bad link, so this one is corrected. Buttry will be joining this panel I'm co-organizing for the ScienceWriters 2010 meeting in November. TBD's using Crowdmap to crowdsource data on public transportation slowdowns, something I also shared this week.
- Do you wonder whether anyone's actually reading your social media posts? Read this excellent think piece on social me me me me me media by Louis Gray as a way to adjust your expectations.
- New AAAS communications job open: My client and former employer, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, has acommunications officer job open. IF you're on Twitter, message Ginger Pinholster for more info.
- I see you doing private browsing on that office computer, and according to this study, people are taking 10-minute browsing breaks around lunchtime, data which jives with other studies on online video viewing, which is highest from 11-1 (am or pm) in any time zone.
- Google ramped up real-time search, and this post looks at how it may help reporters, so get educated now on what's available about your company or organization in this new search format.
- Turning a leak into a home run: Someone leaked the Pittsburgh Pirates' financials for 2007 and 2008, so the team released more recent data in response. It's a clean, straightforward demonstration of how transparency can turn around what might have been a bad story.
- Do you have a resume database? It can power all those online profiles. Here's a great post on using Evernote to hold the components of your resume and keep them ready-to-use.
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