- Interview and reporter pitching tips abounded on Twitter this week. Check out this story on Fox telling reporters to cast doubt on climate change in their on-air stories, TechCrunch advising you get your act together before you seek interviews, and Ivan Oransky of Embargo Watch blog reminds that just because you call it embargoed doesn't mean reporters have agreed to participate. (Note his tips for email subject lines.)
- 25 billion tweets were sent in 2010. (Yeah, go wrap your head around that one.) TechCrunch has the details on what they were about.
- Worried about web privacy? Louis Gray, a smart communicator who hammers such topics with skill, hits the nail on the head again with Solving privacy on the web: Be smart, not scared. Read it.
- Science communicators and journos, connect with @scipak (aka Jennifer Anderson, communications officer for the journal Science) on Twitter. I'm the person who created the modern scipak, the weekly release on articles in the journal--without Twitter. Help her out!
- Sure, you're innovative, motivated and come with extensive experience. So does everyone else, according to LinkedIn, which released the most overused words in its online resume databases. Start editing now, kids.
- Want a mobile app--easy? Widgetbox, which I use for blog widgets, now has an appealing mobile app-maker that doesn't require you to use code. Check it out here.
- Go data- and map-crazy now: DCist blog reported on the New York Times map that mashes up census data with locations, so you can see where different demographics live.
- Online video titles with translation: Dave's Whiteboard looked at Universal Subtitles, an app that helps you subtitle and translate online videos. He takes a French lullaby as his example to make a great video that shows you how this works.
- Facebook rolled out new features for pages yesterday. Check out the new options here.
Friday, December 17, 2010
@dontgetcaught on Twitter and here are some of the finds I shared this week--call them the sprinkles on your weekend cupcake, if you like: