- Watching the transition to "social TV:" All that coverage of American Idol's TV ratings dip missed the point. Idol broke many social network records this season, with 5.9 million online comments during the season, and 1.2 million during this week's 2-hour season finale alone. We're watching a transition-in-progress here.
- Signal for everybody: If you're trying to get wi-fi right at your next or press room--something we can all get behind--Twitter user @mistersugar recommends @SignalShare.
- Like to like you, baby: Facebook's rolling out an option that would let users like your page directly from a post, without leaving their news feeds.
- Rights for video. No, not that kind: YouTube has launched a human rights channel.
- Healthy regard for social media: The Centers for Disease Control's social media efforts are cataloged in this page full of its best practices and guidelines.
- Upwardly mobile: SUNY Oswego's Tim Nekritz looks at social coverage of commencement this year, and notes that "22 percent of our commencement viewers did so on mobile devices." Find out how they geared up for that, and more.
- Devices and desires: Nielsen's multi-screen media report is loaded with data on users and their devices. SlideShare's got the skinny.
- The move to mobile: Time actually spent on Facebook has been flat for a year--not because users aren't on FB, per se. They're just using it on mobile devices, says comscore data.
- This is kid stuff: Everything you need to know about content strategy you learned from children's books. You can't hire Corduroy, but you can steal his wisdom.
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