- I'll take the warmth of the sun: The New York Times took a look at Crowdrise, a new entrant in the hot field of social-media fundraising that suggests the water is warm. Jump in.
- My baby just wrote me a letter: Meet Your Friends, a new social network, got attention by writing an "epic press release" that caught the eye of jaded tech reporters--a nice example of poking fun at the form. A sample: "For those who wish to bring up goats and cows on a virtual farm, MeetYourFriends will not satisfy."
- Ridin' in my car: Like the new priority inbox on Gmail? Then you'll want to learn how to get it on your mobile device.
- Surfin' USA: Need convincing about whether you should create Android apps? Samsung's thinking about Android TVs. Chew on that for a while...
- When I'm 64? Users over 50 doubled their social networking use over the course of a year. I deny being the only person sampled, or skewing the results.
- There are Places I remember: While everyone's been publishing data suggesting no one wants to use Facebook Places, Kentucky University has put it to work as a marketing tool--complete with FB Place markers around campus as physical reminders to check in.
- I'm looking through you: In keeping with my urgings to scour your back closets and backlogs, this post on 4 good places to find content (where you might not think to look) expands my view--and, I hope, yours.
- Ever since the fire went out: Steve Buttry of TBD.com had a lot of his journalism training fact sheets up on a site that just shut down, so he's resharing many of them. This one, on Make Your Story Sing: Learn from songwriters how to tell stories in just a few words, builds its lessons on a Johnny Cash song--how can you beat that? Useful for content developers, writers, reporters, communicators, and public speakers.
- 'Cause you like me too much, and I like you: Facebook's "like" button now can be used specifically for Facebook pages and apps. Put this one to use--it's a great way to drive traffic.
Check out don't get caught on Facebook, where I'm floating ideas and discussing them before they appear on the blog. It's shaping up as a great networking community for communicators.
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