- Writing off the wall: WhatsApp--the messaging app owned by Facebook that lets you message people for free all over the world--reached 900 million users. And in other messaging news, Facebook Messenger now tops YouTube in popularity as an app.
- The wall of defense: Facebook has analyzed posts and comments to share what users think about their National Football League teams, just in time for kickoff.
- Handmade brick: Pencils. You remember them, don't you? Here's a good case study of an entrepreneur who has a pencil storefront and web business, and how she uses social media and her website to promote and sell a niche product.
- Wall of sound: Think I'll be using this on and for my public speaking blog: The Times of London has a new tool you can use to easily detect and capture quotes from a video.
- I invented bricks: You didn't know this, but Porter Novelli says it created social marketing/media.
- Pile on the bricks: Here's a smart article on how to use neuromarketing to make Facebook ads and posts more engaging, with a hat tip to Nancy Harhut for the pointer.
- New bricks: A new study suggests that Twitter users are more avid consumers of news than users of other social networks.
- Another brick in the wall: This week, I shared details about my two upcoming workshops on Creating a TED-quality Talk, headed for Washington, DC, in January. You'll get the best discount if you register by October 30, and seats are already filling, so sign up now.
Friday, September 11, 2015
come crumbling down this week? No matter. Build it up again with my finds of the week, shared via @dontgetcaught on Twitter and curated here just for you. I think you're a brick, anyway: