- Back to square one: Remember when you needed a .edu email to join Facebook? Now Facebook is testing a limited-visibility groups option for universities. These new groups would only be visible to those with a .edu email address for a particular school--which makes it more like email in some ways.
- Changing the paradigm for annual reports: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has issued a list of the 20 most influential health policy research articles of 2011, and is asking you to vote for the "final 5" top articles. It's a smart way of highlighting the foundation's expertise, and more timely and participatory than an annual report.
- Rethinking a blog: As a business owner, I love reading Paul Downs's posts on the New York Times about his failing custom furniture business. Two years in, his business is doing much better, so he shares how the blog got started and asks whether it should continue. A great lesson in confounding conventional wisdom (blogging about failure) and in rethinking your social presence from time to time, as needed.
- More mobile than ever: Time spent on mobile devices passed print for the first time this year. We're now on mobile devices "an average of 65 minutes a day, compared to 44 minutes a day for print (magazines and newspapers combined). Last year mobile and print were neck and neck at 50 minutes each."
- Order in the court: A UK judge has made it alright for live-tweeting journalists to do so in court, without having to seek permission first. Add this to your blog-and-Twitter press policy file.
- On the trail, 2012 style: NBC and Foursquare are partners in getting you to check in on the campaign trail.
- These so-called blog things, here: The Atlantic looks back at how mainstream media reported on the phenomenon of blogging a decade ago. "Don't touch this" seems to be the theme. A LOL read.
Friday, December 16, 2011
@dontgetcaught. I picked up a few things I can recommend warmly this week. Here are my best finds:
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