- Et tu, Kodak? Pocket digital cameras, still reeling from the lingering end of the Flip, have another victim, as Kodak announced it will stop making all cameras. On the plus side: Sales should be cheap and plentiful. Oh, Amazon....
- Eenie, meanie, newsie: A new study says it can predict how popular a news story will be on Twitter by looking at just 4 factors. Check it out and tell me what you think.
- Pinned, sealed, delivered: Pinterest is said to be getting ready to release its API, which means developers will be able to build entirely new apps on top of its platform. Stand back, everybody. It's now the fastest-growing standalone social media site ever, having passed 10 million users in 9 months. I've added a lot of new examples to my Pinterest board on great ways companies and organizations are using Pinterest--check 'em out.
- Like the tree that stands beside the water: Business Insider looks at the impact of some of the most powerful Internet protests--a good thing to keep in mind in your communications planning, so you know what to expect.
- Gathering the wisdom of the crowd: Banjo's a crowdsourcing tool reporters are using in crisis reporting. Maybe you can turn that around for use in crisis communications response? Smart way to gather intelligence.
- Uh-oh: Even if you delete Facebook photos, they remain cached online.
- Maps on steroids: Google Maps go 3D. Check out this one of the Earth. How might you use this for your maps?
- Show me a story: Like data visualization? Check out the video for a new book on visual storytelling--great insights.
- Many faces-for-radio are not smiling. And who said they had to talk? Print newspapers are remaking their newsrooms to incorporate video production. Here's how.
- Heads up, health/medical/science communicators: TEDMED 2012, set for April 10-13 in Washington, DC, will make available live simulcasts of its main-hall sessions for free. AAMC is sponsoring simulcasts for medical schools, teaching hospitals and related academic and scientific societies, and Siemens will do the same for qualified nonprofits in health and medicine, including foundations and professional associations. Here's how to apply for the live simulcast at your organization.
Friday, February 10, 2012
my stream was full of the usual ideas, sources and cool examples we can steal. Here are the best of my finds to propel you into the weekend:
What a crazy week, on my end. Let's all say it together: TGIF. I'm grateful, as always, for having you on the other end of these posts, my dears.