five things – 2015|17

Five things is a weekly email of carefully curated links from around the web, on topics related to social media marketing and culture.

  1. What is the future of preparing teachers for the classroom of the future? Deconstructed K-12 teachers

  2. Twitter is getting better at detecting and preventing abusive tweets

  3. How to write twenty blog posts in 2 days.

  4. If you’ve ever been a fan of the high-tech wizardry behind Pixar’s movies, here’s a storie of how they solve their animation challenges.

  5. Facebook in Australia by the numbers

One more thing: How smartphones are inadvertently making it easier to find coins in the street

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five things – 2015|16

Five things is a weekly email of carefully curated links from around the web, on topics related to social media marketing and culture.

  1. Time flies, and the media landscape continues to evolve – Metallica vs Napster was fifteen years ago.

  2. YouTube skippable ads become more interactive

  3. LinkedIn buys Lynda.com for $1.5B

  4. Twelve-point checklist for writing social posts

  5. Seb Chan: How technology changes are making documentaries more immersive

One more thing: Can searching your old email archive reveal anything at all about you?

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five things – 2015|15

Five things is a weekly email of carefully curated links from around the web, on topics related to social media marketing and culture.

  1. Buzzfeed is going through some teething problems while they figure out the balance between being a media entity and being advertising-driven.

  2. How to receive positive feedback (rather than surveying people all the time)

  3. How to build a collaborative culture in a large organisation

  4. Evolution of music sales from cassette to digital

  5. Your nine-to-five routine is killing your creativity

One more thing: Business Town – Richard Scarry style illustrations with a dot-com theme.

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five things – 2015|14

Five things is a weekly email of carefully curated links from around the web, on topics related to social media marketing and culture.

  1. Preventing online bullying by making positive comments on Facebook.

  2. Meerkat – a case study in the problem with tech journalism?

  3. Thinking through some of the implications of all this metadata, especially when it comes to automated storytelling.

  4. A long piece on the design process for the upcoming Apple Watch, plus a tale of two wearables: the difference between customer reaction to the Disneyworld wristband and the Apple Watch

  5. When viral marketing crosses over to creepy.

One more thing: A round-up of the best April Fool’s Day jokes online

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five things – 2015|13

Five things is a weekly email of carefully curated links from around the web, on topics related to social media marketing and culture.

  1. Medium – the billionaire’s typewriter. Think carefully about where and how you put your original content on the web. There are lots of billionaire playgrounds for your content, but is that the best way forward for you?

  2. Infographic of the internet’s most read stories. It’s not just cat pictures, but richer storytelling that people want to share.

  3. Facebook has officially declared they want to own everything you do on the internet, even the news.

  4. Just how much lobbying does Google do in the White House? Oh, and a glimpse into the future: Google is looking at letting you pay bills from within Gmail.

  5. How to avoid the insomnia that goes with screens.

One more thing: Every female Pixar character has basically the same face (except it’s not true)

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