- The Anger Games: Last week, we learned that LinkedIn reached 200 million users. This week: Angry Birds says it has 260 million users. Discuss.
- You may already be a winner: Why you're already an engagement marketing expert is a good reminder that those of you who work with customers/patients/students/patrons in real life, have an advantage (if you will use it) when it comes to social media.
- Everyone's a critic: The New York Times is working on an electronic form for corrections, to replace the current system (email to the newsroom) and to avoid putting a corrections button within every article.
- Parade of stars: NBC News video journalist Jim Long shares tips for using a smartphone to shoot the inaugural parade coming soon here in DC. Don't forget: Zoom with your feet. These are smart tips.
- You ought be in pictures: Getty Images has a new trending tool that will suggest photos tied to what's trending on Twitter.
- The reviews are in: The Internet in numbers 2012 puts all the stats in one place for you, from number of domain names to user counts for social sites and much more. File this for your next presentation.
- Central casting: If you're recruiting for your inbound marketing team, HubSpot has 8 ready-made job descriptions for social media managers, blog managers, content strategists and more.
- Call my publicist: Mediabistro looks at a list of some newer social networks that might be useful for PR pros. Have you tried any of them?
- Cue the mob scene: Instagram's rolling out its new policies, amended thanks to general rioting, on Saturday. And while you're mulling privacy policies, take a look at what Facebook's new Graph Search means for your privacy.
- Backstory: Chris Brogan has a thoughtful piece about looking at Google+ not as a social network but a social backplane. Take some time with this one.
Technical Oscars: Did you miss my workshop last week on how to Be an Expert on Working with Experts? We had a great group of communicators, discussing smart tactics and some tough realities. Here's what one participant said afterward:
If you ever have the opportunity to take a workshop with @dontgetcaught , do it! Best training I've ever had. Informative and eye-opening.Stay tuned here for more news about future workshops. And enjoy the movie that is your weekend. I hope you get the starring role you deserve...
— Ashley Berthelot (@ashkrisb) January 11, 2013
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