- Mow your own: Those new Facebook newsfeed controls sound great--if you're on an iPhone app. Android and web users need to wait to be empowered.
- Weed and feed: During the Pope's Latin America trip this month, the New York Times Vatican reporter will be sharing updates with readers via WhatsApp. (Signup details at the link.)
- Green of a different kind: You know how everything on Amazon around Christmastime seems like it costs $5? That'll be nothing to July 15, which Amazon's calling the Prime holiday. Brace yourselves for big discounts.
- Lawn ornaments: We're spending more time on apps we love, and less on new ones.
- Lawn-don insights: The London underground bombings, 10 years ago this week, are a great marker for how news coverage has changed. At the time, YouTube was around, but Facebook and Twitter didn't exist. Eyewitness photos and video, used by news orgs, shifted how we gather and see news. A good bit of perspective to have.
- Don't mow at midday: Here's a deep dive into the best times to tweet for engagement, in many time zones. Hint: The wee hours and night-owl time are particularly strong.
- Astroturf: Parents report their young kids prefer teevee viewing on tablets and mobile devices--so much so, they use enforced time in front of TVs as punishment time.
- It's just a little dandelion: The smallest GoPro camera yet is your PR nightmare: Easy to hide, highly effective at recording.
- Volunteer lawn mowers: How many of these 5 free tools for making infographics are you using?
- Let TED mow the lawn: Registration's open for my pre-conference workshop at the Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD) annual conference on Sunday, Oct. 11 in Washington, DC. It's Inspired by TED: Using TED- and TEDMED-style Tactics to Improve Your Presentations, and seats are limited. Members and non-members may register; the best rates are available before Aug. 7.
- You missed a spot: Earlier this week, my Tell It Better series on storytelling looked at using patient data from storytelling as a healthcare measurement tool, and shared some exemplary TED-style talks on health.
Friday, July 10, 2015
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