- You need a map to explore news: Bitly analyzed data state-by-state about where people get their news, based on who clicked on which links where. Forbes kicked it into an interactive map. Have fun exploring.
- No need for binoculars here: You can now see Facebook photos full-screen and in high resolution.
- That's not quicksand: It's your Facebook page interaction data that will soon give you a sinking feeling, as FB starts to change how it counts your fans' visits to your page.
- Ear to the ground? Or to Evernote? Windows or Mac users can use Callnote to record Skype calls and save the audio to Evernote.
- Happy trails? These folks have it all mapped out for you: Google Maps Mania, a great blog for all things mappish, profiles AllTrails, whose 200,000 members have mapped more than 45,000 trails on Google Maps. Crowdsourced directions, anyone?
- Lost in the FB timeline jungle? Facebook timelines take effect today for all Facebook pages. Here's sound advice on what to pin to the top of your timeline. Still lost in the jungle? Go here to sign up for my free notebook full of updated articles on how to implement the Facebook timeline for your page.
- Blog your way out of the jungle: Here's a case made--10 reasons long--for why blogging tops Facebook for brands.
- Or you could, um, wall off that jungle: Turns out some brands have turned off the option for fans to send them private messages, a feature built into Facebook timelines for brands. Find out who's doing what.
Friday, March 30, 2012
If you're tired of the explorations and forced marches you had to make through the jungle that is your desk this week, put your feet up. It's time for the weekend read, full of trail markers that are my best finds, reads and resources from my Twitter stream. No need to wander back into that jungle. Follow this path to your weekend retreat: