Friday Wrap #137: New Trust Barometer, reducing hoaxes, bad words, an anonymous app for employees

Venice wrappedf up in 2011
Flickr photo of Venice wrapped up in 2011 courtesyt of Kristina D.C. Hoeppner
Greetings from 39,000 feet. I have a jam-packed day Friday, so I’m taking advantage of in-flight WiFi to crank out this week’s Wrap. As always the Wrap is a summary of the last week’s news, posts, and other good stuff that has crossed my feeds that may not have gotten a lot of attention but is still useful for communicators to know. Feel free to follow my link blog, where I collect the content from which I select items for the Wrap (and for my podcast).

News

Edelman releases 2015 Trust Barometer—Upholding an annual tradition at the Davos economic forum,… Read More »

Friday Wrap #136: Marriott backs down, Nissan blows an AMA, Time Inc. curates, PR beats lobbying

Friday Wrap #136
Flickr photo courtesy of Wetsun
The new year is heating up, as evidenced by a record number of items in today’s Wrap. There’s even more in my link blog, where I collect all the items from the past week I think would be useful or interesting for communication professionals; you’re welcome to follow it.

News

Marriott backs down—Marriott International has withdrawn its petition to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requesting permission to block personal WiFi devices guests bring to its hotels. The company is attributing its change of heart to pressure from the public and the press. “Marriott International listens to its… Read More »

A month with the Moto 360 smart watch

As a gadget freak, I’m usually happy to eschew conventional wisdom and buy the first generation of new tech. I know they probablyh won’t work that well and that the best features will come in later iterations. I don’t care. I just gotta try it.

Timex Data-Link, circa 1994With smart watches, though, I became the embodiment of the wait-and-see approach. It’s not that I haven’t tried a smart watch before. I still have a first-generation Timex Data-Link watch, the 150 (so named for the number of phone numbers you could store in the watch’s memory), which dates back to 1994. You installed Microsoft software on your PC, opened it, and held your watch up to the screen.… Read More »

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