Someone just asked whether all my shares on Twitter are "you, or auto-tweeting?" I've scheduled some don't get caught announcements ahead, using Tweetdeck or Feedburner. But mostly, I take advantage of sharing tools when I'm reading--like the "share" button in Google Reader, my RSS feed, or the New York Times's "recommend" button. What you're mostly seeing is that I read a lot, not that I tweet a lot!
Here's my selection of what I shared this week on Twitter, where I"m @dontgetcaughtt, along with items I set aside as "favorites" for future mulling. Hope there are some finds in here for you:
- A blogging motherlode: I'm a longtime ProBlogger reader, and this post is like catnip: 15 resources for bloggers not previously covered on ProBlogger.
- Stop tweeting, Officer: Turns out law enforcement types also post inappropriate things on Facebook and Twitter, and here's a look at how their organizations are handling it. Interestingly, people are winning lawsuits against police officers based on social media posts.
- Pass this around the office: It's a step-by-step guide to creating different types of web content. Useful!
- Business, meet Facebook: A new study shows that just 44 percent of the Fortune 50 have Facebook icons on their websites. You can decide whether that's a lot or a little.
- Have you tried Amazon Cloud? This way? It's a new way of storing music, but this post looks at how to make Amazon Cloud serve as a network drive, similar to Dropbox.
- Photo of the week: Bookstore lovers will appreciate this sign in the window of a Borders store having a going-out-of-business sale.
- Your inspiration for the week: This post, On innovation: How to make trouble productively is an excellent read. I'd share this with my team and start discussing it, if I were you.
- Hiring millennials? LinkedIn has now edged out want ads as the job-hunting option of choice with that age group.
And a few favorites to mull at a more leisurely pace:
- Do journalistic standards apply to PR bloggers? asks a question that's coming up about all sorts of blogs as more journalists find themselves working independently and competing for eyeballs.
- Data journalism broken down: What we do to the data before you see it shares The Guardian's workflow for data visualizations. Nicely transparent--more places should do a similar chart--and useful, to boot.
- Routing the yin and yang of attention and distraction caught my eye while some of us were discussing how setting limits can help your creativity.
- Smartphones may be a sources of HIPAA violations is worth a read if you're at a healthcare institution and have to be concerned about patient privacy laws, as many of my communications clients do.
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