Were you communicating with other worlds this week, or just out of your usual range? No matter--you can turn your signal toward the weekend, which is just ahead. This week, I had lots of good reads and finds in my orbit, via my Twitter stream, and I've sorted out the space junk and lined up the planets I found just for you:
- Looky here. No, here: Inside Facebook walks you through an eye-tracking study that shows how FB users are interacting with the new timeline pages for six major brands. It suggests users are still finding their ways around the new format, but you'll gain some good insights.
- Share that look: Uploading webcam images to your blog just got easier if you use Google's Blogger.
- Know your place: 1 in 4 Facebook users are adding location tags to their posts. Are your locations a presence for FB users? Don't forget that as users add past events to their timelines, they'll be tagging locations from long ago as well as those of today.
- See this brilliant read: Camera phone inventor Philippe Kahn says the future of mobile is motion. A must-read.
- Hangouts still puzzling you? Here are 10 tips for using Google+ Hangouts for business.
- Everything old is new again: You can find a record shop on Google Maps.
- Plus-up: Google+ is about to get Google Analytics.
- Oh, really? Book agent Robert Gottlieb confesses he finds authors through Amazon, and notes that it does something the book industry never has done well: "work on authors’ behalf in terms of marketing and promotion, which has not existed previously in our industry.” Whoops. Someone just admitted what authors have long known.