Friday Wrap #89: LinkedIn blogging, sharing isn’t reading, unprepared for online complaints, & more

Friday Wrap #89The Friday Wrap is a collection of items from the last week that could be useful for communications professionals but that may have slipped by unnoticed (particularly in the wake of big news stories like Facebook’s blockbuster acquisition of mobile messaging app WhatsApp). I collect all the items I might possibly use in the Wrap on my link blog at, which is also the source I use for selecting items to cover on my podcast, For Immediate Release; you’re welcome to tap into this larger collection of stories and posts.

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Anyone can now blog on LinkedIn

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Friday Wrap #87: Pew’s Facebook data, too many apologies, brands and Paper, real-time audio, & more

Wrap PartyThe Friday Wrap is my weekly review of items I caught in my feeds and subscriptions that I found interesting enough to share, but don’t include the big news items you weren’t likely to miss. I select items for the Wrap from my link blog, which you’re welcome to follow. It’s at

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This hardly looks like a teen exodus

73% of U.S. teens are on Facebook. If that’s a teen problem, I’d be curious to see what success looks like. The AllFacebook has details and tons of other stats released by the Pew Internet & American Life Project on Facebook’s 10th anniversary. For instance, 54% of U.S. adults use the… Read More »

Friday Wrap #73: Wikipedia vs PR, PR research standards, LinkedIn drives traffic, WOM pays off

dynamiteGreetings 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

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 »

Friday Wrap #63: Crisis fail, WeChat surge, mobile news snacking, preference for keyboards, and more

Friday Wrap #63

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During the week The New York Times went down and The Washington Post was hacked, one is left to wonder whether these online news services might have been well served with an unhackable analog backup. Maybe a print version? All kidding aside, the Times simply shifted its news publication to Facebook, using the Facebook Notes tool to keep readers informed, mainly about the turmoil in Egypt, until the official site came back online. There was, of course, other news during the week. The stories I found most interesting—and which were easily missed—make up this week’s Wrap. By the way, there won’t be a Wrap next week.… Read More »

Friday Wrap #62: Facebook embeds, media consumption, underfunded content marketing, AVEs, and more

Friday Wrap #62The Friday Wrap is a review of some of the posts and news items from the last week that I found particularly interesting—and that you may have missed amidst other stories that got bigger play. I select these stories from a pool of items I collect during the week at, which you’re welcome to peruse. It’s the same collection from which I draw stories to report on For Immediate Release, the podcast I co-host with Neville Hobson.

Now you can embed Facebook posts

You can do it with tweets, YouTube videos and Instagram photos, but until this week, you couldn’t do it with Facebook posts. Now, hoping to spread Facebook… Read More »

Friday Wrap #60: deflating social media bubble, Fortune 500 adoption, Facebook’s reach, rising FOMO

Friday Wrap #60

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Edelman sparked a lot of conversation this week with its report on PR’s role—and the need for ethical behavior—in the growing field of native advertising. I’ll talk about that, and some contrary points of view, on Monday’s episode of For Immediate Release. In the meantime, a lot of other news and research was shared during the past week, some of the most interesting of which (to me, anyway) is listed in today’s Wrap. As always, you can find the bigger list of items from which I chose today’s Wrap material at my link blog,

A deflating bubble doesn’t spell the demise of social media

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