We had a great turnout at the Social Media Breakfast East Bay, with about 75 participants convening on a diner in Oakland to hear Robert Scoble and Shel Israel talk about the Age of Context, the theme of their excellent (and highly recommended) new book. As one of the event co-organizers, I was chuffed (as my British podcast co-host would say) at the turnout. You should check to see if there’s a Social Media Breakfast in your town! In the meantime, here’s this week’s review of stories that caught my attention during the past week. I collect the ones I might use for the Wrap (and the podcast) at LinksFromShel.tumblr.com.
(c) Can Stock PhotoI’m trying out a new format for the wrap that will make it a quicker read for you while allowing me to include more items that you might have missed over the course of the week. Let me know if you like it. I’ll elaborate on two or three stories at the top of the Wrap, then more briefly summarize others. If a subject got attention from multiple outlets (as hashtags did this week), I’ll wrap the Wrap with a quick summary of what they each had to say. In the meantime, all I continue to collect all the posts and articles over the course of the week are in my link blog, LinksFromShel.tumblr.com.
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Greetings from New York, where I conducted a workshop today on employee ambassador programs and will speak tomorrow on crisis communication to employees—all part of IABC and Prescient Digital’s annual global intranet summit. Here’s this week’s wrap-up of research and articles of interest to communicators that may have escaped your notice. I collect all the articles I’ll consider for inclusion in the Wrap in my link blog at LinksFromShel.tumblr.com.
Wikipedia deletes 250 accounts linked to paid editing
Wikipedia has rules, and one of the most sacrosanct is its no conflict-of-interest rule. Wiki-PR offers to help brands circumvent those Read More »
(c) Can Stock PhotoI’m faced with another embarrassment of riches when it comes to stories, studies and reports published this week. As always, the Friday Wrap is made up of items that may have escaped your notice but are worthy of your attention. I collect the items I consider for the Wrap, the podcast, blog posts and other content at my link blog, LinksFromShel.tumblr.com. (Am I the only person who still has a link blog?)
15% of American adults don’t use the Internet
The big stories this week centered on twitter’s IPO, announced (of course) in a tweet, and tasteless brand tributes on the solemn anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. (If you haven’t seen AT&T’s tweet or the sign in the Marriott lobby, did you just awaken from a coma?) In the Friday Wrap, I try to report on smaller stories of great interest to communicators that might have slipped by unnoticed. You are most welcome to visit my link blog, LinksFromShel.tumblr.com, where I collect the stories from which I choose items for the Wrap. The link blog also serves as the source of stories for my podcast, For Immediate Release.Read More »
A few months back, Flipboard introduced magazines. As you flip through stories, you can tap the plus sign that now appears with each article and add it to any of the magazines you’ve created. These all become available for other Flipboard users to subscribe to.
These magazines—more than 2 million had been created as of July 23—are essentially curation efforts. Flipboard even uses the word, noting that “Millions of magazines have been curated by Flipboard readers.” They cover topics the readers are passionate about, but that may not be collected anywhere else. The ease of curation using Flipboard surpasses any other tool out there. Read More »