- Unlaced: White Spots is an app that maps where the Internet doesn't exist.
- Black sneakers: Here's a look at the data behind third-most-used hashtag on Twitter: #BlackLivesMatter. It's part of a deeper dive from Pew about blacks' and whites' use of social media.
- Hightops: For the Louisiana floods, Airbnb shared host homes in the area that were being made available for free as emergency housing.
- Laced up: Google introduced Google Duo, a one-to-one video calling app.
- Try these on for size: The New York Times has purchased a virtual reality agency. Yes, this is happening.
- Nice sneakers: NPR has gotten rid of its comments section because it's not "useful."
- Stealthy approach: Twitter has suspended 235,000 accounts for promoting terrorism.
- Stomp: The London police have created a social media troll-hunting unit.
- Bad sneakers and a pina colada, my friend: Message and chat apps top this list of the most downloaded mobile apps in the first six months of 2016.
- Week in review: This week, my Moderating Panels blog shared a video that includes moderators as one of 7 keys to avoiding all-male panels. On this blog, we looked at managing your Facebook post likes to build a strong page audience.
- Worn by champs: I have two great workshops coming up: one in Austria for communications pros who work with experts, another in Edinburgh on adding meaning to your speeches with metaphor. Register today--seats are filling!
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Friday, August 19, 2016
@dontgetcaught on Twitter and curated here for you. Yes, you *can* get smarter by Monday: