- Comments get a boost for online video: Google's going to use a recent acquisition to build integrated comments for its YouTube videos, aggregating comments from sites like Facebook and Twitter, where those vids are frequently shared. How frequently? Facebookers watch the equivalent of 150 years of YouTube videos every day.
- Find of the week: Tweetdeck's Deck.ly: Joe Bonner gets the hat tip for this find, but I'm already a power user of Deck.ly--Tweetdeck's new Chrome-based dashboard, on which you can monitor and post to all sorts of social sites. Just go to Tweetdeck.com for details. I'm using it to monitor and post to my Twitter account as well as two Facebook pages, my personal Facebook profile, and Google Buzz, so far. A power time-saver, and it's free.
- When should you outsource your social media? Emily Culbertson shared this and I passed it along like a hot potato. A thoughtful read, worth considering.
- Make the most of live public speaking: New Zealand speaking coach Olivia Mitchell's got a great blog post about using the "magic of live" when you speak--with all our online interacting, your speech or presentation gets a boost because of its in-person qualities.
- Analyzing the audience ramped up for the State of the Union, so I faved NPR's story about the politics of who claps when during the speech.
- Do you use tags? Here, The Guardian looks at tags as "an index of our editorial preoccupations," and why they work for both the reader and the publisher.
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