- Stretch goal: WNYC, a public radio station, is launching a podcast division and seeking $15 million in new programming funds.
- Stretch band: Eventbrite will be offering RFID-enabled wristbands as a ticket alternative, even for small events. In addition to secure entry ID, the bracelets will help track foot traffic, let wearers make cashless payments, and more.
- Stretch pants? New Pew data says 65% of U.S. adults use social media (and lots more data here).
- Video stretches: YouTube's annual extravaganza for advertisers shows how and why it's going squarely after TV ad dollars. Lots o'data here. Not to be outdone, Facebook is testing more options for video viewing, including more "suggested videos." FB sees video as "the future."
- Mindful stretching: If you're using video ads, it's good to know when people pay attention to them and why.
- Feel the stretch: Do you know the emotional motivators that drive customer behavior?
- Flexible flyers: Geeks, please: The Federal Aviation Administration doesn't want you packing all those spare batteries in your checked luggage.
- Stretch over here: Pinterest is improving location data on its "place pins." With a tap, you'll be able to get to a map, directions, and more.
- The stretched-out week: This week, the Moderating Panels blog looked at the secret advantages of panel moderators, and this blog shared resources from my workshop this week at SHSMD15.
(Creative Commons licensed photo by Glen Scott)
I've got a workshop on Creating a TED-quality Talk coming up in January 2016 in Washington, DC. It repeats twice in that month: on January 14, and again on January 28, and I'm limiting them to 5 seats per session. Seats are already filling, and you get a 25 percent discount if you register by October 30. All registration closes at the end of December or when all seats are filled, whichever comes first. Please join us, whether your goal is TED, TEDx, or just an elevated, current presentation style.