Friday Wrap #123: Google link removal report, CTRs wrong for mobile, young affluents like native ads

Friday Wrap #123
Flickr photo by Duncan Holmes
Welcome to the Friday Wrap, my weekly summary of stuff I have found in the last seven days that didn’t grab the big headlines but is still important, interesting, and/or worthwhile for communicators and marketers. I collect these on my link blog, which you’re welcome to follow.

News

Google provides details on “right to be forgotten” requests—Google has received requests to remove half a million links under the European “right to be forgotten” ruling. To date, Google has complied with nearly 42% of those requests. Most of the requests have come from France, followed by Germany, the UK, Spain, and Italy.… Read More »

Friday Wrap #107: Farewell to blog ranking system, teens return to Facebook, there’s more to Yo

Firday Wrap image courtesy of SNappa2006
Flickr image courtesy of SNappa2006
The Friday Wrap is a curated rundown of news, reports and posts from the past week that, while they didn’t go viral or attract much attention, are still interesting and useful for communications professionals. I select Wrap items from my link blog, which you’re welcome to follow.

News

Technorati kills its blog ranking system—Technorati was once the go-to resource for searching the blogosphere—including posts with specific tags—as well as identifying the most influential bloggers. Over the last several years there has been fewer and fewer references to Technorati, and last month, with virtually no… Read More »

Friday Wrap #106: New rules for paid Wikipedia editors and pharmas, Twitter GIFs, social sentiment

A gift-wrapped Second Life store
Second Life image courtesy of Torley
The Friday Wrap is a curated rundown of news, reports and posts from the past week that, while they didn’t go viral or attract much attention, are still interesting and useful for communications professionals. I select Wrap items from my link blog, which you’re welcome to follow.

News

Wikipedia tightens rules against undisclosed editing—In the wake of the multi-agency statement committing PR agencies to playing by Wikipedia’s rules, the online collaborative encyclopedia has changed its terms of use to require disclosure from anyone paid to edit articles. Wikimedia’s top communicator explained,… Read More »

Friday Wrap #41: Facebook exposure, Twitter gloom, the worst layoff communication ever, and more

Friday Wrap #41This week’s wrap features some particularly intriguing items, all drawn from a wider selection I collect on my link blog at LinksFromShel.tumblr.com. That’s also where I find the stories I’ll cover on my podcast. I’d be honored if you’d give my co-host and me a listen at For Immediate Release.

How many people saw that picture of your dinner you shared last night?

Data scientists have Facebook have crunched the numbers and come to the conclusion that one out of three of your friends sees every update you post to the social network. The analysis of 220,000 Facebook users’ posts last June found that,  over the course of the month, users… Read More »

Friday Wrap #25: Facebook’s brand page feed, a finger on Twitter’s pulse, the mobile-social link

Friday Wrap

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The Wrap is coming to you today from Old Saybrook, Connecticut. Client work wrapped up at noon, but my flight’s not until 7 p.m., so I’m ensconced in a guest office with nice, strong WiFi and an itch to summarize some of the most interesting posts and articles from the last seven days. If you ever want to see the complete listing of stories from which I’ve drawn the items in the Wrap, you’ll find it at LinksFromShel.tumblr.com.

Facebook brand page content gets its own feed

Marketers have howled in protest since Facebook jiggered its algorithm, reducing the number of updates that have found their way into the news… Read More »

Distraught patients are getting more sophisticated in their use of social media

In the lead-up to the first of a series of workshops on digital and social media for healthcare organizations I’m leading with Chris Boyer, I’m cranking out several healthcare focused posts. The workshop, Health Care Communicators Boot Camp, starts out in Philadelphia on March 26. Get details and register here.

Brick WallsThe healthcare industry’s reticence to join the social media fray is increasingly problematic as the public takes to social media to address healthcare issues.

Hospitals mainly worried about compliance issues are missing opportunities to address patients and their families who have turned to social channels to seek resolution… Read More »

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