- Fruit on the vine. No, the other Vine: Twitter's Vine video service now has an embed function. You can get a primer on using Vine in this infographic.
- Fruit is good for you: Social media isn't the productivity killer you may have thought. That's especially true if you don't waste time whining about it instead of doing it. Too busy? You may just be procrastinating.
- The fruits of your labors, indeed: One of the Posterous founders writes about staying on the right side of the "earn vs. learn equation," which will tell you when to quit your job.
- Bad apples: Just awful instances of PR people telling journalists how to do their jobs.
- Have more networking a-peel: MOO, my favorite source for cool, customized business cards and other printed products, has a useful 25% discount sitewide right now.
- You've had enough fruit: Google's announced plans to halt Reader and Alerts, and rumors about Feedburner continue. But it's adding new services, too. Here's how to make sense of Google's changes and some recommendations for alternatives, from Spin Sucks. I jumped to Feedly, along with 3 million other Google Reader users, and a new Feedly update makes that even more appealing. It also may be the easiest switch you'll ever make online.
- We keep the fruit trees indoors: You're not paying attention yet to indoor location services, are you? Here's why indoor location will be bigger than GPS or maps.
- Low-hanging fruit: HubSpot makes the case that a blog post is the new ad unit.
- #Label #your #fruit: All Twitter shared this infographic on The Fast Guide to Hashtags.
- A moveable feast: Singer Alicia Keys, one of the smarter users of social media in the entertainment world, now is selecting fans in different locations to document her ongoing concert tour on Tumblr. If you work in different cities, think about copying this tactic, which gives "mobile" a new meaning and engages your fans by letting them take over the coverage.
- See the tree, how big it grows: That is, if tree=screen. This handy infographic from QZ.com in honor of the 40th anniversary of the cellphone this week, shows how the phone's gotten smaller as the screen's gotten bigger. A hat tip to a new favorite website, Digital Horticulture, for pointing me to this one:
Juicy jobs for communicators: Duke University Development wants an executive director of marketing and communications...Trout Unlimited seeks a vice president of marketing and communications...Humanity United, with offices in San Francisco and Washington, DC, is looking for a communications director and a manager of digital brand and outreach.
Workshops due to ripen in June: Communicators are already registering for the 3 workshops I'm leading in June, with substantial discounts if you register early. They include:
- Refreshing Your Blog, a half-day workshop June 6. Learn the trends and updated tactics you need to revive, refresh or renew your blog and make it work for today's audiences.
- Be an Expert on Working with Experts, a full-day workshop on June 13 for communicators and others who work with scientists, engineers and other subject-matter experts.
- Messaging Me, a 2-hour lunch session for job hunters, sharing the messaging tactics public speakers use so you can put them to work in your interviews.
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