The 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 LinksFromShel.tumblr.com.
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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 »
The Friday Wrap is my weekly culling of articles and posts I’ve collected that could be of interest to communicators, but that you may have missed in your own scans. I collect all the items I’ll consider for the Wrap at my link blog, LinksFromShel.tumblr.com, which you’re welcome to follow.
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Facebook is not optional
That’s the conclusion of SHIFT Communications’ Christopher S. Penn after reviewing Facebook’s 2013 fourth quarter and annual reports. With 1.23 billion montly active users, the social network reaches 44% of the global Internet-enabled population. Almost 80% of Facebook users access the service from a mobile Read More »
Here at Holtz Communication + Technology, we hope your holiay season has been everything you wished for and that 2014 brings you success and happiness. Even as things wound down for the year at HC+T headquarters, I still collected a treasure trove of great stories you may have missed. You can check out (and follow) the collection of stories from which I select items for the Wrap at LinksFromShel.tumblr.com.
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Teens fleeing Facebook doesn’t mean much
Facebook has acknowledged that teens are leaving the social network for other services where their parents can’t keep track of them, and a recent UK study confirms the teen Read More »
Justine Sacco’s saga has been reported, analyzed and dissected more than most breaking news stories. While there is no excusing the message she tweeted, the reaction has far exceeded her transgression. Steve Martin (who himself apologized recently for a racially-insensitive tweet) once proposed the death penalty for parking violations. Death threats for an insensitive tweet seems a lot like that.
(c) Can Stock PhotoI don’t usually start the Wrap with a commercial, but I want to let you know about an eight-week, interactive, online workshop I’m presenting with my friend and colleague, Thornley Fallis CEO Joseph Thornley. For the third year, we’re offering the course on strategic social media through IABC. Each week, you’ll work through a multimedia learning module created using a state-of-the-art online learning program. There are opportunities for discussion on a closed Facebook group with other workshop participants and Joe and me participating. And each week we host a conference call to review key points and address Read More »
AirPR has raised a bit of a stir since it was launched with the proposition that startups, unable to spend the kind of money it costs to engage a public relations agency, can do better by connecting with an independent PR practitioner listed on the AirPR site. A sort of online dating service for startups seeking PR, AirPR is the brainchild of Sharam Fouladgar-Mercer, who last year raised $1 million in seed funding for the site.
In a Ragan.com post, Arment-Dietrich CEO Gini Dietrich outlined the pros and cons of AirPR. On the one hand, she wrote, it commoditizes the work of public relations, the 3-4-week timeframe from contact to Read More »