- Light patterns: Got a weekly or monthly event? Now Facebook lets you set up recurring events, so you don't have a do-over every time.
- Follow spot: Foursquare is the third-most-used social networking app, after Facebook and Twitter, according to new Nielsen data.
- Your name in lights: 10,000 Words has some good advice on when to link back and give credit in your posts.
- Turn out the light: PRWeb got caught publishing a fake release. Now comes the list of businesses banned from publishing release on the site. You're good, right?
- I saw the light: Communications operations might consider using this agile manifesto for newsrooms to inform their own work (as well as the new ways of media relations).
- So crystal-clear you'll look clairvoyant: Data nerds, rejoice: Google Refine "is a power tool for working with messy data, cleaning it up, transforming it from one format into another, extending it with web services, and linking it to databases like Freebase."
- Can I borrow a light? Hate copy and paste? This intriguing data set notes that "82 percent of all content sharing is completed by copying and pasting."
- Baubles, bangles and reads: Glossi is a new publishing platform that lets you create online magazines for laptops, tablets and smartphones. While the first examples are from fashion, don't let that get in the way of your good ideas, if you've wanted an online zine.
- Shining that Bat spotlight in the sky: This take on what needs fixing in the AP Stylebook applies to Santa for help. When all else fails....
Glittering training opp: Communicators already registered for my January 10 workshop, Be an Expert on Working with Experts, are coming from all over. At last count, smart participants from Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maryland, and Louisiana will be attending. And you? The unbreakable early registration discount ends December 21, and I'll keep reg open till January 3 or when all seats are filled. Is that clear? Crystal? Today, I'm welcoming more communicators to my lunch-and-learn about making the case for training your experts, a smart precursor to the experts workshop.
I love the way you look under the chandelier that is the weekend...somehow happier, since it's Friday. Thanks for gathering here with me again this week!