- Sound the trumpets: Twitter has made a sea change in NASA's communications, from a podcast of a recent conference discussion.
- No horns, please: After the PRISM scandal, not sure what "private" really means, but these are 10 private social networks for more discreet conversation.
- Sad trombone sound: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk hung up on a reporter who asked about battery costs.
- Band on the run: PwC's new report looks at what digital media will look like in 2017.
- Picture the band: I can just tell: You scoffed at Twitter's short Vine videos. But now they are more popular than Instagram for sharing visuals on Twitter. Instagram's taken notice, and has added video capability. Here's a tutorial. While you're thinking of online video, here's a new report on trends.
- March forward: Lowering your social media inhibitions will help you better engage people.
- Play in the back row: Here's some advice for introverts who want to sell without selling.
- Adjust your slide: Buzzfeed's product VP says publishers should ban slideshows.
- Trumpets, anytime: Now you can send a video message on Skype without a live call happening.
- Tweet your own horn? Are good speeches inherently tweetable? A new app helps you find out, and some great speeches of yore are analyzed.
- The parade passes by: A week of change: Twitter's API disappeared--this powered the weekend read's curation collection for a long time--so all existing Twitter RSS feeds no longer work. Here's a workaround to that, using Google Scripts. And Feedly got its own syncing service, so you can detach from Google Reader; Feedly also now is a trigger in IFTTT, If This Then That.
- Band candy: Here's a report on online commerce, or how tweets, pins and likes turn into sales.
- Friend of the band: Twitter is testing a finder tool that will let you figure out who your friends are following.
- What's the shape of that bandstand? Those of you coming from journalism training might want to note that the inverted pyramid doesn't really work for blog posts.
You'll have to toot your own horn to get these communications jobs: Carroll University in Milwaukee needs a director of communications and marketing...the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Durham, NC, is looking for a public affairs specialist...Columbia University Medical Center wants a director of communications...
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