- Don't string us along: The Sunlight Foundation's open-source plagiarism detection engine is being touted as a way to tell press releases from news stories. Better run your stuff through.
- Cut the cord? Severing your ties to social media is tougher than you think, hence this handy guide.
- Tying up the social media case: The Boston marathon bombing and suspect capture started many new threads on coverage on social media. Two good reads are The birth of the byline and accountability in journalism, a history lesson that reminds us this is been there, done that; and Coverage of bombing suspects could change social media. And, true for many circumstances, is The masses are the media.
- Tied up like a bow: How to explain your career transition will be useful for all my darling friends and clients who are trying new things not easy to define. It's very much in line with the Messaging Me workshop I'm convening on June 18 to help job-seekers use the same messaging tactics public speakers use.
- Strung out: The top 500 YouTube brands generate 442 million views per month, and average 884,000 each, according to a new report that's got plenty more to see, such as which topics are popular and which are not.
- Well strung: Find out from Pinterest insiders how they scaled the site from zero users to a $2 billion valuation.
- String theory: SpotOn NYC has a useful batch of case studies on using social media for science communications. Bravo to them for compiling this varied group of examples!
- Comment threads expand: Google+ just added a feature to Blogger that lets you make use of comments on Plus, and now you can post comments from Google+ on any website with this workaround.
- Rope them in: Google Maps Mania, a favorite blog, has these cool ideas from businesses using Google Inside Street View--the map inside your building--which you can steal for your own use.
Don't forget that discounts are still in play for my 3 unusual workshops for communicators in June--but not for long.
I love the chance to string along with you on Fridays. Thanks for reading and being here.
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