- Our man on the ground: Those indoor floor plan maps from Google Maps are now available on desktop computers, an expansion from their previous Android-device-only offering. Floor plans for 10,000 locations worldwide are included.
- Could you say that again for the camera? Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has now promised publicly three times that you'll be able to download your entire history of tweets by the end of 2012. Breath-holders, start now...
- Our roving correspondent: You were shopping on your mobile device on Thanksgiving, weren't you? Sales on mobile devices were up a whopping 173 percent over Thanksgiving day last year.
- I'm speaking to you from somewhere else: Now you can geotag your tweets from locations where you aren't actually located. We'll just add this to my list of what communicators should know about what's fake in social media.
- Reporting to you live from the magazine: Time, Inc. is launching a video unit for the magazine.
- And in weather, a news avalanche is headed our way: A new study suggests that, for some, whether you feel overloaded with information may depend on the platform where you get your news, not the actual news you're reading.
- We'll be back right after this job interview: Online sales of ads for newspapers are flatlining, adding to "75 months of unremitting declines."
- Man on the tweet: ThingLink, which makes images interactive, now works right within tweets on Twitter. Here's an example.
- This just in. Oh, never mind: Someone faked a press release about a Google acquisition and put it on PR Web--and major news organizations that should know better reported it.
- Our roving (still) cameras: Here's an infographic on Visual.ly on how mobile phones saved photography. If you're still not on the mobile bandwagon, here's a take on how cellphones affect news strategy, using the latest compilation of Pew data. And Foursquare kicks it up a notch, letting users vote on the best photos for your location.
- Our viewers send letters: 144.8 billion emails are sent daily. This now makes my inbox look much more manageable.
- Pinpoint weather: This piece on the trend toward reader-aware and responsive content is a deep dig, worth reading. Can you answer what "job" the reader is "hiring" you to do?
Jobs TV: The National Museum of Women in the Arts seeks a manager of communications and media relations...the Annie E. Casey Foundation wants a senior manager, communications...Wake Forest University is looking for a science writer...the Donors Forum in Illinois wants a director of development.
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