- Could one of the monkeys push the *finally* button? LinkedIn, not one to rush things, now offers audience insight data for your posts and articles.
- Speak up: If you pitch The Diane Rehm Show on NPR, it is getting a makeover upon her retirement: Joshua Johnson will be the new host and the show will be called 1A, short for First Amendment.
- Hands over mouth: Twitter's expanding the mute function as part of its update to safety. You'll be able to mute in your notifications, and you can mute keywords, phrases, or entire conversations. Everyone will have the function soon, if not now. And Twitter also suspended several alt-right accounts the week after the election, you know, when that would do the most good.
- Cover your ears: This writer suggests social media was a better predictor of the U.S. presidential election outcome than the polls. On the other hand, it turns out that "An automated army of pro Donald J. Trump chat bots overwhelmed similar programs supporting Hillary Clinton five to one in the days leading up to the presidential election, according to a report published Thursday by researchers at Oxford University."
- See. Speak. No evil: WhatsApp, among the world's most popular messaging apps with 1 billion users, is now making video calls available free for all users.
- Stream no evil? AT&T will be downgrading your mobile video streams by default.
- Network no evil: Russia has banned LinkedIn.
- Didn't wanna hear this: The great journalist Gwen Ifill died this week at age 61.
- Week in review: This week, my Moderating Panels blog rounded up 15 tips panel moderators can learn from the 2016 presidential election. On this blog, I shared the 15 percent rule, a lifesaver for speeches and media interviews. You'll want this up your sleeve, for yourself and anyone you're prepping.
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Friday, November 18, 2016
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