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HC+T Briefing: The Update That Wasn't

January 26th 2018

Sorry, everyone. Between my regular job commitments and a time-consuming training course I'm participating in, I have not had time to assemble this week's Briefing. I plan to be back with the Briefing next Friday. If you're interested in the repository of stories from which I would have drawn the briefing, please visit my link blog. Have a great weekend (and be sure to tune in to my podcast, For Immediate Release, which will feature my monthly conversation with Neville Hobson; it will be available on Monday). Regar ...Continue Reading

HC+T Update: What Visa Sounds Like

January 19th 2018

January 5, 2018 Want to unsubscribe from this newsletter? Click here. /The stories I have chosen to include here are drawn from those I saved to my link blog, which you are welcome to follow./ News *TWiT is suing Twitter* -- TWiT -- Leo Laporte's podcast network anchored by This Week in Tech -- has filed a lawsuit against Twitter alleging breach of contract and trademark infringement. Laporte says he and Twitter co-founder Ev Williams came to an agreement of Twitter's name based on the fact that Twitter would not ven ...Continue Reading

HC+T Update: I Love Social Media! I Hate Social Media!

January 12th 2018

January 12, 2018 Want to unsubscribe from this newsletter? Click here. /The stories I have chosen to include here are drawn from those I saved to my link blog, which you are welcome to follow./ News *Facebook News Feed will focus even more on friends and family* -- Like it's not hard enough getting your company's posts to appear in a Facebook user's News Feed, the company is introducing "sweeping changes" to what its members see, prioritizing posts and comments from friends and families "while de-empha ...Continue Reading

HC+T Update: Stories Everywhere

January 5th 2018

January 5, 2018 Want to unsubscribe from this newsletter? Click here. /Happy New Year! The Briefing is back! As usual, the stories I have chosen to include here are drawn from those I saved to my link blog, which you are welcome to follow./ News *You'll soon be able to embed Snapchat Stories on your website* -- Stories Everywhere is a new program that will let third-party publishers embed Snapchat Stories on their websites. /Takeaway: Stories was so massively popular a feature that Instagram copied it, then WhatsApp, ...Continue Reading

HC+T Briefing: Please Don't Like Or Share This Briefing

December 22nd 2017

December 22, 2017 Want to unsubscribe from this newsletter? Click here. The Briefing will take a holiday break, returning on January 5. You're welcome to follow my link blog, which is where I collect the stories from which I choose the contents of the HC+T Briefing. News *Facebook inks deal with Universal Music Group* -- Facebook users will be able to upload videos that include music from Universal Music Group's vast library across Facebook, Instagram, and Oculus as a result of a deal the companies have signed. That' ...Continue Reading

HC+T Update: RIP Storify

December 15th 2017

December 15, 2017 Want to unsubscribe from this newsletter? Click here. You're welcome to follow my link blog, which is where I collect the stories from which I choose the contents of the HC+T Briefing. News *Storify is shutting down* -- Storify, the curation tool that made it drop-dead easy to curate content around breaking news or issues, will shut down permanently on May 16. Users can still access Storify 2 if they pay for a Livefyre license. /Takeaway: While I haven't used it in a while, Storify was my main ...Continue Reading

HC+T Update: Does your employer brand align with reality?

December 8th 2017

December 8, 2017 Want to unsubscribe from this newsletter? Click here. You're welcome to follow my link blog, which is where I collect the stories from which I choose the contents of the HC+T Briefing. News *Video game aims to replace prescription medications* -- An ungodly number of children take medications for ADHD but the developers of a video game have demonstrated that playing it delivers the same benefits without the side effects. "In a study of 348 children between the ages of 8 and 12 diagnosed with ADH ...Continue Reading

HC+T Briefing: Splitting social from media

December 3rd 2017

December 4, 2017 Want to unsubscribe from this newsletter? Click here. The Wrap was delayed again this week as I settle into my full-time job. Thanks for your patience. You're welcome to follow my link blog, which is where I collect the stories from which I choose the contents of the HC+T Briefing. The Wrap was delayed again this week as I settle into my full-time job. Thanks for your patience. News *It's YouTube's turn to introduce Stories* -- Whether Snapchat stands or falls, it should be remembered for launching ...Continue Reading

HC+T Briefing: Using ad targeting for good instead of evil

November 22nd 2017

November 22, 2017 Want to unsubscribe from this newsletter? Click here. /There was no Briefing last Friday and you won't get one this coming Friday. (Tomorrow begins the four-day Thanksgiving weekend when nobody in the U.S. should be reading work-related email. Work-related email on a four-day holiday weekend is not one of the things for which you should be thankful! Instead, I'm combining the two Briefings into this special (extra-long) Wednesday edition. You're welcome to follow my link blog, which is where I collec ...Continue Reading

HC+T Briefing: Big Brother Really Is Watching You

November 10th 2017

November 10, 2017 Want to unsubscribe from this newsletter? Click here. You're welcome to follow my link blog, which is where I collect the stories from which I choose the contents of the HC+T Briefing. News *Twitter doubles character count* -- Twitter has officially expanded the character count for a tweet to 280 characters. Most of those testing the new limit in late September didn't generally take advantage of the longer count, leading some to believe that most tweets will remain short; only 1% of tweets created b ...Continue Reading

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