- Abandon ship: New data suggest that 56 percent of Americans have abandoned a mobile transaction.
- Message in a bottle: On the other hand, nearly a third of smartphone owners use messaging apps.
- The shipping news: Twitter users don't always tweet news, but those who do tweet news a lot...nearly half their tweets on average. Call 'em the town criers of Twitter.
- A network of boats: SlideShare is now LinkedIn SlideShare. Here's the FAQ.
- Fire boat? Fire Chat lets you text all over the world for free, even if you lack wifi or a data plan. It depends on critical mass of users, so shall we all join, then?
- Hangout on the island: Google has built a standalone website for Hangouts.
- Fantasy island: Ever been pressured to hire a celebrity spokesperson? In the wake of the Subway Jared and Bill Cosby scandals, a look at how to make it worth the risk.
- Can you tell me how to get to the island? An industry look at why Sesame Street had to turn the corner.
- The big island: Google introduced OnHub, a new kind of router to improve your wi-fi coverage at home or office. For starters, it looks better than your router, and could make wi-fi less frustrating.
- Island of the Just: A company that provides wi-fi to 30 convention centers, Walt Disney World, and stadiums--while blocking your private mobile wi-fi device--must pay a $750,000 fine to the FCC.
- Desert island discs: Podcasting, dictating, or audio blogging? Engadget weighs in on the best voice recorder
- Sail back soon: This week, I shared an ode to touch typing, my favorite social-media throwback skill, and the Moderating Panels blog, inspired by Megyn Kelly, asked "Should moderators ask or avoid tough questions?"
Friday, August 21, 2015
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