- Wait, I lost the tree: We're always loaded with news about new apps and options, so here's some balance: Mashable shares tech we lost in 2015.
- Can't see the forest for the tweets: Star Wars's latest film saw 5 million tweets and 140 million Facebook interactions in just its debut weekend. I swear not all of them were mine.
- Live trees preferred: Headline of the week goes to Jezebel blog: The first website went live 25 years ago, and the Internet has been going downhill ever since.
- Video tree-tment: Facebook's new video features include live-streaming for brands, intermittent ads, and more. Catch up here.
- Fear not, till Birnam wood do come to Dunsinane: Amazon says 'The Man in the High Castle' is its most-watched original program, around the globe.
- Branch out: What can you learn for your business from 7 popular YouTube channels?
- The tree's not free: They've tried incentives, but we're still not using mobile payment options. Find out why.
- I always shop at this Christmas tree lot: Amazon will pay you to refer its mobile app to others.
- Do you hear what I hear? In previews now, debuting in January, NPR will embed audio features in your Facebook newsfeed for 30 days each.
- Decorated: This week, my Moderating Panels blog shared its top 10 posts for 2015, and this blog did the same. Taken together, they're a great way to catch up. Yes, you can get smarter by 2016...
This week's your last chance: I've still got a few seats in my two small-group workshops coming up on Creating a TED-quality talk in Washington, DC, in January. Choose the January 14 workshop or the January 28 workshop. All you need to do is bring your one big idea for a talk in the style of TED. You'll learn how to plan, write, time, practice, and deliver it in a group limited to 5 people per workshop. Join us!
(Creative Commons licensed photo by Liz Randall)