- The opposite of blurry: Tech and social media are making radical changes in the world of advertising. A must-read.
- Definite uncertainty: "Live" tweets of history have been done before, but here's a communicator's view: Ari Fleischer, former press secretary to President George W. bush, did a live-tweet of September 11 from his perspective.
- Blurred lines: Not sure I believe in encrypted, secret passages on social sites promising backchannel conversations. But Confide--billed as Snapchat for adults--offers just that.
- Droplets: Ever heard of local pop-up news bureaus? Me either. But the BBC is doing them in the U.S. Heads up, media relations types.
- Clouded view: Google's giving young startups access to free cloud computing. Pass it on.
- I can see clearly now: Stand-alone HBO GO streaming service may soon be a reality, no cable subscription needed.
- Opaque but useful: Have you tried these 11 lesser-known LinkedIn features?
- Squint: If you do news-related searches, Google now features a news search card in your results. Handy.
- A fast-moving blur: We're spending 49% more time on social media apps than we did last year.
- Squint harder. You can almost see it from here: Bloggers can be journalists in the eyes of the law...in New Zealand.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Twitterstream. After all, there's still time to get smarter by Monday:
I'm not at all fuzzy on this: Love that you head back here every Friday. Please share the weekend read with your friends and colleagues. Just like a deadline, it sharpens the mind wonderfully.