- Turn off that sun: Pinterest has new updates, including one that lets you shut off a new notification.
- Searching for relief: News about your search results: "Any website that shows a pop-up ad that covers the site's main content — whether right when the user gets to that page or while the user is on the page — will be ranked lower in Google's search results. That applies to pop-ups users have to dismiss to continue onto a site, and advertisements that cover the top half of the page."
- Shade v. sun: NBC's Olympics coverage, criticized for sticking to the same-old game plan, saw a huge ratings drop. Facebook, on the other hand, had 1.5 billion Olympic interactions.
- Better sunscreen: Want to make your Twitter ads more effective? Front-load your branding, one of several insights at the link.
- Slow burn: Uber, having figured out the other meaning of "on demand," finally, will now let you schedule rides.
- Automatic burn? Facebook is testing autoplay sound on videos posted on the site.
- Burn, baby, burn: Now you can use "OK, Google" voice commands to control videos in YouTube, good for those of us looking to avoid more typing.
- Don't scratch it: An MIT researcher's working on video you can interact with, affecting what moves in the video. Whoa.
- Red state of skin: Google offers a look at how political ads and video content influence voter opinion, updated for the YouTube age.
- That's a high-quality burn: Twitter also has added new notifications and a quality filter for your feed.
- Week in review: This week, my Moderating Panels blog looked at innovative formats for your panels, and a new toolkit for thinking them through. On this blog, our storytelling series, Tell It Better, looked at how to figure out who the hero is when you apply storytelling to your customer' s journey.
- Hot stuff: 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 26, 2016
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