- Inflating: Amazon is now Macy's biggest rival as a clothing retailer...or will be soon. Here's a good start: Its recent Prime Day beat Black Friday in sales.
- Old school pool: The Associated Press has released more than half a million clips from old newsreels on YouTube.
- Pool admission fee: The Smithsonian is partnering with Kickstarter to raise funds. First target: Neil Armstrong's space suit.
- Pool etiquette: The rules for mobile marketing are Don't be needy, annoying, or spammy.
- Everybody out of the pool: Sites that didn't follow Google's new mobile-friendly guidelines lost as much as 10 percent traffic as a result.
- Synchronized swimmers? Reporters: They're just like you and me. Exhibit A: They also get their news from social media.
- Finding Nemo: Here's a case study about using Leaflet to create a campus map. No reason you can't use this for a corporate as well as university setting.
- The deep end: The tech world is getting an obituary ready for Adobe Flash.
- I say "Marco," you say...: Everyone wants you to podcast, lately. But this survey of 59 small podcasters found they have trouble monetizing and finding listeners.
- Did you catch these beach balls? Last week, I updated my take on Your piñata strategy: When a political campaign hijacks your message, and wrote about my sister's death and social media. This week, the Tell It Better storytelling series looked at whether you or your speechwriter should be the source of the stories you tell. The Moderating Panels blog looked at how conference organizers can set panel moderators up for success.
Friday, July 24, 2015
@dontgetcaught on Twitter this week and curated here for you every Friday. Last one in is a rotten egg: