- Quadruple the pollen: While you weren't looking, Amazon Prime Video now has 4 times as many movies as Netflix. Try Amazon Prime free for 30 days here.
- Bees to pollen: It's fair use: The Supreme Court will not take up an appeal of Google's victory in a suit over scanning and publishing digitized versions of books under the "fair use" provisions of the copyright law; there's a more detailed explainer here. That's big news for authors, and for big digitizing projects.
- I don't want pollen in my virtual reality: GoPro has a new virtual reality video app and livestreaming tools. On the big screens, HBO and Discovery have made major investments in virtual reality. Not to be outdone, YouTube has added support for live 360-degree video.
- Imagine it on a tissue: A thin, flexible "sheet camera" could be applied to any surface to turn it into a camera. Have fun thinking about how that would work for you...
- A month of pollen: Amazon's now offering video-streaming in by-the-month subscriptions.
- Leafing out: Google will give you nutritional analyses of what's in your food.
- Fighting off the sneezes: The battle for ad revenue and traffic ain't pretty at media websites.
- Does pollen count? Half of Americans get their news from social media. They just don't trust it much.
- Week in review: This week, my Moderating Panels blog shared tactics for moderators faced with the long-winded, off-topic question. On this blog, I contemplated 5 fixes for a lame opinion piece. Early in the week, I led a media training workshop for the Seismological Society of America, and today, I'm in Chicago coaching a speaker preparing for the Milken Institute Global Conference.
- Pollinate: Buy my ebook, The Eloquent Woman's Guide to Moderating Panels; tell your colleagues to put this blog in their feeds; sign up for my free monthly newsletter, or let me know how we can work together in 2016 with an email to eloquentwoman at gmail.com.
Friday, April 22, 2016
@dontgetcaught on Twitter and curated here just for you. Nothing to sneeze at in this collection: