- GenX is more addicted to social media than millennials, according to new data.
- Equals x: Hannah Fairfield will be leading climate change coverage for the New York Times. And the x on the Times map is Australia, where it is opening a new bureau and expanding original reporting.
- Excellent: Facebook's algorithm will now reward longer videos based on how long people actually watch them. It's also adding more tags to boost authentic posts and diminish the type with alternative facts in them.
- Cross, or crossed out? Five Thirty Eight asked 8,500 Internet commenters why they do that. The comments alone are worth the read.
- X men: ProPublica is the first major news site to establish itself on the Dark Web's Tor network. Why? "[T]he Tor hidden service would ensure that even the fact that the reader visited ProPublica’s website would be hidden from an eavesdropper or Internet service provider."
- All my exes live in Texas: Here's that key demographic marketers forget around Valentine's Day. It pays to know your audience data.
- Exit strategy: Prompted at first by hacks and now by the desire to get government employees to leak, the New York Times is among many news outlets with an encrypted tip line.
- Expat: If you're working globally, this data on English proficiency in countries and industries around the world may aid your communications.
- Week in review: On this blog, I shared the 21st century tool that has me using my public library more. On the Moderating Panels blog, you also can find what panel moderators can do to advance gender equity at conferences.
- Excel: I'm giving a workshop in London on April 3 on Creating a TED-quality talk. Join me, please, and share with interested colleagues. Seats are filling, and this is a small-group session, so sign up today!
Friday, February 03, 2017
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