- Seeing spots: Here's a good roundup of the latest trend in online video: live-streaming apps. One of them, Meerkat, had its access to Twitter's social graph cut suddenly this week...and then its user base grew 30 percent.
- Small bugs: The organic reach of Facebook pages is not quite dead.
- Ladies, bugged: Twitter will start auto-generating police reports about harrassment on the social network. Where's my *finally* button?
- 360 ladybugs: If you're shooting 360-degree videos, your time has come: YouTube has added support for 360-degree videos, which may vault virtual reality into your reality.
- Fly away! Pitching tips here from reporters from the New York Times, TechCrunch, Forbes and more.
- Young and old ladybugs: The Media Insight Project made headlines this week saying millennials rate online news highly, but don't want to pay for it. The old people coulda told you that--it's true for them, too.
- Beneficial insect: WhatsApp, a free messaging app, has reached 1 billion downloads on Android devices.
- Not-so-beneficial results: If you've heard about ratings drops for popular shows, it's not just a one-off. Overall, television ratings have seen double-digit declines for five straight months.
- Over there, it's ladybird: Seats are filling for What goes into a TED-quality talk, my pre-conference workshop at the Spring Speechwriters and Business Communicators Conference in Cambridge, UK, this April. The workshop will help you learn how to craft and deliver a talk in the style of TED, whether you're getting ready for a TEDx conference, writing a speech for someone else, or aiming to do a presentation in this popular style. Go to this link for more details on what's included, as well as a significant discount. The workshop is on 15 April, and the conference is 16-17 April. Please join me!
Friday, March 20, 2015
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