- Short exit ramp: If you put links in tweets, you'll have less space: 118 characters for tweets containing links, 117 if the link is an "https" link. Sound awful? It's just 2 characters less than the current limit for linked tweets. You can do that.
- Exit through the blog shop: Here's a useful read: 5 tools to attract a relevant blog audience. Marvelous word, relevant.
- Exit interview: In what Google+ can teach us about social, you may get a surprise: The concept is designed to tie many tools together. This might become even more important as separate platforms multiply--and it's why I'm a big user of Google+ and its other products.
- Rearview mirror: Ever wished you could search Google Images by exact size? Now you can.
- Exit strategy: As we get ready to exit 2012, Twitter shares what we did there this year, with statistics, insights and a video. Google's zeitgeist report for 2012 does the same with our 1.2 trillion searches this year. And Facebook lets you know what we talked about and shared this year.
- Wrong exit, u-turn: Upset that Instagram disabled your ability to show your photos in your Twitterstream? No worries. Google Chrome now has an Instagram-to-Twitter extension for you.
- Laughed off the road: On a need-to-know basis, you need to know how to laugh online in other languages.
- Exit, stage left: Head for the exit if you've been generalizing about young people and their mobile news consumption. Then read these demographic insights on mobile just out from Pew, with some surprise findings, like the desire for a "print-like" experience. (That doesn't actually mean print, darlings.)
- Exit, pursued by a bear*: Don't get caught, indeed. Turns out a PR pro was behind a now-known-to-be-fake study linking lower IQs to Fox News viewership. Not to be outdone, PR Newser asked journos to share the worst pitches they received. The winner threatened death to a kitten if the story didn't get covered. The PR results? Lots of coverage, just not what they were hoping for.
- Speed limit photo enforced: Let's just say that when I retweeted how to shoot video from your smartphone like a pro, it ricocheted around the interwebs. Put this one on your phone for ready reference.
- Next exit: Like many, I'm trying out the Google+ community feature, and I've started one for my other blog, The Eloquent Woman, as a space for discussing public speaking issues. Please do join in.
Exit through the workshop: You've got one more week to get the early registration discount for Be an Expert on Working with Experts. Your $50 discount allows you to register until December 21 for just $300; after that, the price goes up to $350. This day-long workshop will take place January 10, and all registration closes January 3 or when all seats are filled. It's a present you and your professional development deserve.
Let's close the exits on this week and head to the diner together, shall we? I'm always happy to hang around with you on a Friday. Thanks so much for enjoying the weekend read with me.
*The very best stage direction in Shakespeare, from The Winter's Tale.