- Hat trick: A longtime freelancer looks at a life's work that is "constantly shifting and changing."
- Sombrero, chapeau, cappello: Here's a good look at how BBC News is trying to streamline the production of social news across many languages.
- A feather in their cap: Facebook's effort to get mainstream publishers to post directly on its site (aka, no links) now includes the New York Times, BuzzFeed, NBC News, and more. We'll have more on this serious game-changer soon.
- Keep your hat on: Twitter has a new double-confirmation feature in Tweetdeck that may help keep you from publishing those ill-thought-out tweets. I call it the don't get caught button, and it's optional.
- You wear that hat in public? Here's a deep-dive look at PBS Digital, the public television network's "digital first" effort, which acknowledges it needs to reach the people in the middle of its traditional age groups, toddlers and seniors.
- Hat rack: The BBC has a new interactive website called Your Life on Earth. Enter your birthdate, height, and gender, and you'll see how you and the earth have changed.
- Hatmakers, alert: Local awareness ads on Facebook are getting an optional "call now" button that will let users auto-dial the business. It joins a "get directons" button, and could be highly useful to your FB ads strategy.
- Finishing the hat: It's official: Music streaming has outpaced downloads.
- Hats off to this: Twitter's Periscope live-streaming app is now available even if you don't have a Twitter account.
- The cat in the hat: A trademarked hashtag, street artists, a company. What could go wrong? Read this cautionary tale.
- Did you miss? I got a good look at Rudyard Kipling's writing desk on my recent trip to England, and found throwback inspiration in one of his classics for public-facing spokespersons.
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