- A good use of Twitter lists: The New York Times just updated its list of NYT reporters on Twitter. Might as well get it straight from the source.
- Online video strength isn't just on YouTube: CNN.com's average online video starts topped 100 million per month, on average, in 2011--that's up 10 percent.
- Automated analytics: Google Analytics blog describes how PBS is using automated analytics reports from its data, using a service you can use. It's easily customized and even generates data visualizations, among other features.
- Copy and paste this: A university researcher figured out how memes develop and spread on Facebook. There's a video at the link loaded with insights.
- New directions: Twitter will be available in languages read right-to-left this spring, starting with Arabic, Urdu, Hebrew and Farsi.
- Keep it Komen: Communicators can help crowdsource this useful spreadsheet keeping track of what local Komen affiliates are saying in the wake of one of the biggest PR blowups ever at the national level. One word: Distancing.
- Straight from the tangled web: Open-source Weave wants to help citizens and journos and you create data visualizations about just about anything.
- Just for your best experts, the TED conference will now hold auditions for TED talks, making it possible to wow them on more than email. If I can help get them ready, just holler.
- Nice mention: IABC's Communication World magazine was nice enough to include my 2010 post on The networked communicator: Skills you need now in its recent article "Leadership, Creativity and Agility: 3 skills to help build your career."
- On the road again: 10,000 Words rounded up these must-haves for your mobile reporting kit.
- Awfully nice jobs: The Gates Foundation is looking for a senior communication officer, and the Ford Foundation's seeking a chief of media strategy and influence.
Friday, February 03, 2012
my stream was full of good reads, finds and yes, ideas. Here are the best ones, saved up just to help you transition out of the week:
What a week! I appreciate your readership here...it makes the blog work. Enjoy that weekend.