- A spoonful of sugar: For my darlings who are promoting their wonderful books, a nudge to be sure you do plenty of offline promotion for your book as well as online.
- We need a bigger waiting room: YouTube hit a billion viewers per month this week. What you got?
- Peer review for those meds: How does the New York Times determine which articles get comments online? NiemanLab has the answer.
- That's quite a capsule: The Vatican is digitizing its entire library into 2.8 petabytes of data. Is your archive digitized yet?
- Dr. Paul will see you now: Paul, an app, auto-downloads video from all sorts of sites into one place on your Android device.
- Advice for the aging: Just because teens aren't on Facebook now doesn't mean that will always be the case. A good look at how Facebook can be used differently by different age groups.
- Sports medicine, via Twitter: SUNY-Oswego's Tim Nekritz gives us a great tick-tock on how he used Twitter and social networks to track down and stay ahead of the curve on a big story for his university: The first of its former student athletes to get a berth in the pro ranks.
- Prescription pad: Google Keep is a new note-taking and storing option with some nice features like transcription of audio notes. (Must we call it an Evernote killer? Must we?)
- Like a bandage, Mashable has you covered on everything you need to know about the new Pinterest features that debuted earlier this week. Or you could go straight to the source and read about it on the Pinterest blog.
- Now heal this: Facebook has loosened its restrictions for your FB page cover photo.
- Get the stretcher: Amazon has launched a "send to Kindle" button, making the device another in the read-it-later category of places to save things.
- In your prime gets a whole new meaning: Apparently, TV prime time is the same as Facebook prime time and prime time on social networks and games. That makes it easy to remember, but think: Is that when you're posting?
- Is there a doctor in the press room? Bad press policy of the week: This nonprofit conference threatens to fine bloggers if they don't write posts. Bloggers are defined as those who are not at "bona fide media organizations." Kids, don't do this at home. You're not that desperate for the publicity.
I'm so glad you're spending the run-up to the weekend here with me. Thanks, as always, for making this your Friday waiting room...
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