Friday Wrap #169: Wikipedia purges editors, GM CEO on Facebook, sad state of social customer service

Friday Wrap #169
Flickr photo courtesy of Erich Ferdinand
The Friday Wrap is my weekly collection of news stories, posts, studies, and reports designed to help organizational communicators stay current on the trends and technology that affect their jobs. These may be items that flew under the radar while other stories grabbed big headlines. As always, I collect material from which I select Wrap stories (as well as stories to report on the For Immediate Release podcast, along with stuff I just want to remember to read) on my link blog, which you’re welcome to follow.

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Wikipedia bans hundreds of editors for promoting brands—A months-long… Read More »

Friday Wrap #168: A Facebook milestone, lower brand engagement, VR for B2B, cats on Periscope

Friday Wrap #168
Flickr photo of leftovers in a foil swan courtesy of Sean Freese

The Friday Wrap is my weekly collection of news stories, posts, studies, and reports designed to help organizational communicators stay current on the trends and technology that affect their jobs. These may be items that flew under the radar while other stories grabbed big headlines. As always, I collect material from which I select Wrap stories (as well as stories to report on the For Immediate Release podcast, along with stuff I just want to remember to read) on my link blog, which you’re welcome to follow.

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One billion people access Facebook in a single day… Read More »

Friday Wrap #167: Facebook tops Google for traffic, messaging apps dominate, the desktop lives

Friday Wrap 167
Flickr photo courtesy of Koka Sexton
The Friday Wrap is my weekly collection of news stories, posts, studies, and reports designed to help organizational communicators stay current on the trends and technology that affect their jobs. These may be items that flew under the radar while other stories grabbed big headlines. As always, I collect material from which I select Wrap stories (as well as stories to report on the For Immediate Release podcast, along with stuff I just want to remember to read) on my link blog, which you’re welcome to follow.

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Facebook drives more traffic to media sites than Google—For the second time Facebook… Read More »

Emoji are here to stay so start figuring out how they fit in your communications

My feeble attempt at a sentence in emojiThe emoji at left is my feeble attempt to pose a question: Is communication better with emoji?

Among my peers, I mostly hear a lot of disdain for these cartoony icons strung together to form a sentence or a thought or to convey an idea or emotion. On his now-defunct Jay Today, Jay Baer asked if marketers should take emoji seriously. Comments to the YouTube post were mostly dismissive, characterized by this one: “I am too old to spend extra time trying to translate what emoji mean. I want words—please.” Jay himself concluded that emoji users should listen to the same advice he offers his children: “Use your words.”

As a writer, I’m… Read More »

Friday Wrap #166: Press release services hacked, LOL is DOA, Periscope’s base grows, a WiFi network

Friday Wrap #166
Flickr photo of sinister wrapped statues courtesy of Henry Burrows

The Friday Wrap is my weekly collection of news stories, posts, studies, and reports designed to help organizational communicators stay current on the trends and technology that affect their jobs. These may be items that flew under the radar while other stories grabbed big headlines. As always, I collect material from which I select Wrap stories (as well as stories to report on the For Immediate Release podcast) on my link blog, which you’re welcome to follow.

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A big blow to wire service credibility—It’s actually a pretty smart (if dasterdly) scheme: Hack into… Read More »

Friday Wrap #165: Ripple effect on reputation, VR shipments to skyrocket, GIFs for communication

Wrapped buildings on Parliament Hill
Image of Ottawa’s Parliament Hill (West Block) undergoing
renovation courtesy of Michael Pardo
The Friday Wrap is my weekly collection of news stories, posts, studies, and reports designed to help organizational communicators stay current on the trends and technology that affect their jobs. These may be items that flew under the radar while other stories grabbed big headlines. As always, I collect material from which I select Wrap stories (as well as stories to report on the For Immediate Release podcast) on my link blog, which you’re welcome to follow.

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Airlines look to their reputations in wake of Cecil the Lion outrage—How do… Read More »

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