- Lightning bug: Is your workplace social media policy actually legal? Maybe not.
- Glow, little glow worm: The great courses require great production peeks into the makeup rooms (and more) behind those online courses.
- It lights up when it rings: Pew notes that the number of U.S. households with only cellphones, no landlines, is exploding.
- Glow like an incandescent wire: Music Vault's treasure trove of concert videos is now on YouTube.
- Blocking the light: If you're in a country where they ban or temporarily shut down social media, here's an infographic on getting around the restrictions.
- Turn on the AC, and the DC: If you'd wondered about those robot-written sports stories, now you can read a sample.
- Light reading: Seattle Times columnist experimented with writing everything by hand. One of my most beloved journalism school professors insisted we do this up to the final draft, and it does work.
- I don't know who you took the shine to: There's a smarter way to use emoticons. Truly. Hat tip to Emily Culbertson for sharing this one.
- You are equipped with taillight neon: Over there, in the distance? It's the ample access to free New Yorker articles, disappearing behind the paywall.
- Bio-luminescence: Famous folks--like Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga--had their tweets studied by the Pentagon. By DARPA, even. Either this is a bad sign for civilization, or they've learned to lighten up over there.
- I've got a tweet that I love so: NPR contends that RTs do constitute endorsements--when they come from NPR reporters.
- Light the night sky: Google has a new trivia game called SmartyPins to test your map knowledge. It's difficult to stop playing. It's Friday. You're welcome.
If you didn't get some of this week's headings, many are from the lyrics to "Glow, Little Glow Worm," which really can only be appreciated when the Mills Brothers, from the ancient time, are performing it. (We know it's the ancient time, because they refer to "yon woods primeval.") I think there are universal laws about this:
I take a shine to you every time you show up here on a Friday. Thanks for reading!
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