- Gas or charcoal? Nieman Lab looks at a New York Times discussion in its paywalled extras about how the newsroom's daily meeting revolves too much around the print paper's front page, with vows to change the focus to digital.
- Mayor of the grill no more? The mayorship is dead on Foursquare.
- Tools for the griller: Instagram rolled out a big bunch of photo-editing tools this week. Here are summaries from Mashable and from the New York Times, which called it a "photo-editing system of uncommon power."
- No one really liked your coleslaw: If your content's iffy and your delivery system demands too much from the user--paywalls, time restrictions--they'll vote with their feet. Take television. Here's data that shows folks who cut the cord don't actually miss it.
- Barbecue under the stars: Google Stars is now available as a Chrome app for bookmarking--but not like you're used to. There are a lot of features to try.
- Before I light the grill, which way is the wind blowing? Mary Meeker's annual jam-packed slide deck looks at the state of the Internet. A must for understanding where we stand and where we're heading. And master VC Marc Andreesen waxes on creativity and turning impossible ideas into successful businesses.
- Let this marinate a bit: Google wants to create worldwide Internet access by deploying satellites.
- Sizzling: By 2018, online video revenue will be greater than box office movie revenue. Yes, you read that right.
As far as I'm concerned, this weekly get-together is grilled to perfection. Thanks so much for hanging around here on a Friday.