- Let a thousand tweets bloom: New research suggests that employees are more productive when they can tweet in the workplace.
- Garden tools: Here's a nice roundup of basic equipment and software for getting started in podcasting.
- Thorns among the roses: This research tracking how foul-mouthed users are on Twitter notes that you leave off the blue language on the weekends. Be nice, now. It's the weekend.
- Window box: Before you say you can't fit anything in short-form video, here's a 15-second cooking show on Instagram.
- Timed flower delivery: Here's a trick for accepting or ignoring Foursquare requests en masse.
- Preserved petals: After a visible request from one family, Facebook says it now will make "look back" videos for deceased users, changing settings on memorial pages so they function just as they did when the user was alive.
- Paper roses? A lie detector is being created for use on social media. Talk about the future of metrics.
- Half-dozen roses: Pew has delineated the six kinds of conversations happening on Twitter at any given time. Do you agree? I can think of a few more, myself.
- Productive bloomers: Fast Company's top 10 list of innovative companies improving your productivity include many of my favorites, like Evernote, IFTTT and more.
- Selfie with roses? A new study shows that 77 percent of college students are using Snapchat...daily.
- Bring the bouquets: tinyMediaManager is a tool that organizes your movies and works across platforms.
- Falling petals: You'll love the Gmail promotions tab even more now that Google has added a button that lets you unsubscribe from emails from your inbox.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Twitter and curated here for you, communicators. I smell the sweet smell of success here:
Today, I'm working with a great group of women on improving public speaking skills and confidence in my new workshop, Be The Eloquent Woman, in Washington, DC. I'll be offering this one again on April 2 in Oxford, UK. If you're interested in attending the UK session, you can still register here. We'll be holding that session as a pre-conference workshop at the Speechwriters and Business Communicators Conference in Oxford, also well worth attending!