- Let's call them snapdragons: New data suggest that Snapchat and Instagram are beating out Twitter for the 12-to-24 age group. (I never thought they were on Twitter in the first place, but worth a look.)
- Grows on trees, and Instagram: This photographer, a self-described "business idiot"--albeit one with a strong following--made $15,000 in a day on Instagram.
- Fickle, like spring weather? Facebook users who go to news sites via FB spend less time on those sites, view fewer pages and return less often. All of which is another way of saying that when it comes to keeping you on the farm, FB wins.
- Not too soon for (a) fall: It's official: An Ogilvy study of Facebook pages says they've seen a 50 percent drop in reach since October, and the decrease is especially striking for pages with more than 500,000 followers.
- MOO-ve over, winter: The good folks at MOO.com, where my business cards and notecards come from, will give you 10 percent off with my link, in the month of March.
- Flowering Vine: Want to use Vine right on your desktop? You can with VineClient, a "full-fledged" Vine app for Chrome.
- Spring forward? Twitter just released data on what our tweets say about us. So far, we appear to be happy, sad, and hungover.
- Spring sales: Men are heavily engaged with their mobile devices when shopping locally.
- For the gardener: A South by Southwest Interactive session focused on managing creative types. You may have some hanging around the office.
- Think spring: Why you need a Think Week like Bill Gates advocates a week off just for, well, you know. Just in time, too--I have one of these coming up.
- Not the movie Frozen, I hope: The Library of Congress does a good job in this blog post explaining how location scouts for a movie used its photo collections.
- Garden cleanup: Facebook pages are getting a new streamlined look.
- Scattering petals in your path: You can stream an unlimited amount of music on YouTube using this hidden feature. You're welcome.
- Wildflowers: Danielle Brigida of the National Wildlife Federation has rounded up these 25+ digital wildlife and nature maps. Wild, mappy goodness.
Friday, March 14, 2014
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