Friday Wrap #197: Anonymous worker discussions, NASA GIFs, print’s viability, executive news habits

Friday Wrap #197I extract items for the Wrap from my link blog, which you’re welcome to follow. To make sure you never miss an issue, subscribe to my weekly email briefing.

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Write online reviews with no fear of lawsuits—U.S. President Barack Obama has signed the Consumer Review Fairness Act, which protects consumers who write negative reviews on Yelp, TripAdvisor, and other review sites. The bill also bans non-disparagement clauses in contracts that require consumers to agree not to write bad reviews before they can avail themselves of the business’s services. The takeaway: Businesses getting bad reviews will now actually have to make… Read More »

Friday Wrap #162: April 1 prank goes bad, bots are the new apps, Periscope hits 200M broadcasts

Friday wrap #162The 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. If you want to make sure you never miss an edition of the Wrap, subscribe to my weekly email newsletter.

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Friday Wrap #184: A taste of Peach, brands blow Bowie tributes, Snapchat is mainstream, and more

Friday Wrap #184The 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. If you want to make sure you never miss an edition of the Wrap, subscribe to my weekly email newsletter.

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Snooping on… Read More »

Friday Wrap #130: ABC’s 1-minute Facebook newscast, easy CAPTCHA, Google for kids, who views videos

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Photo (c) United States Navy (photo by Photographer’s Mate
3rd Class Gregory E. Badger)
Here’s today’s Friday Wrap, my selection of articles and posts from the past week that are important or useful for communicators, but that didn’t necessarily get a lot of attention. I curate these items from my link blog, where I save everything I find interesting from a communications perspective; it’s also what I use to choose the stories I’ll cover on the For Immediate Release podcast.

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ABC creates 1-minute newscast for Facebook—David Muir, host of ABC’s flagship newscast, is now hosting a video newscast created exclusively for the network’s… Read More »

Friday Wrap #99: Anonymous login, Google unbundles, the power of superfans, and more

Friday WrapThe 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.

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Facebook unveils anonymous login—If you use Facebook authentication to log in to other sites, those sites have access to information about you based on your Facebook account. With the announcement of anonymous login, Facebook is making a statement about privacy by letting you choose to log in to sites using Facebook’s authentication without giving any of… Read More »

Simplicity, integration continue to drive Facebook’s success

Mark Zuckerberg made a critical point during today’s announcement at Facebook headquarters—a point that was glossed over in most of the subsequent (and concurrent) discussions.

The announcement introduced three features: group chat, modifications to the design for chat, and video chat. The demonstration of the video chat feature focused on simplicity. Want to initiate a video chat with a friend? From the chat tab or your friend’s profile page, just click “Call.” If you’re the recipient of your very first Facebook video call, you don’t need to download or install anything. Just accepting the call installs the plugin.

Skype CEO Tony… Read More »

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