What an amazing week! There’s nothing like watching a revolution via social media to bring the power of shared communication, collaboration and instant connections into full view. Besides the revolution in Egypt, I found lots of great content this week to share with you.
This infographic is very busy, but has some good info about how people are using social media in crises and emergencies. Pretty remarkable, yet very intuitive.
I’m sorry, the story of Sony’s social media blunder, to me, just doesn’t have the weight or consequence that some of the other recent social media blunders (like Kenneth Cole’s). But it is worth noting how far and wide a single tweet can travel.
This Q and As on Quora is really interesting and has some good lessons about blogger relations with some of the most read tech blogs. I’ll note that most of the answers are not from PR people, which gives them a little different perspective.
GROW is quickly becoming one of my favorite blogs. This post is another good one (a guest blog, too) about how one blog post helped Antonia Harler get a job in social media. This stuff is powerful, you guys. Listen up! You can follow Antonia on Twitter, too.
Lindsay Olsen, my favorite PR recruiter and mom of an adorable little girl, has a post about what questions your resume should answer. I picked up a few tips here, too. Worth a read, even if you look elsewhere for your weekly response post topic.
Grammar Girl’s podcast is a great listen and this episode is on how to use first, second and third person.
Now for something a little more philosophical from Presentation Zen. Garr talks about how there are really only two mistakes we should fear – not starting and not finishing. And yes, there are beautiful photos and some slide design ideas to go with.
Finally, a couple of posts on the horrid Groupon Super Bowl ads. This one from Spin Sucks criticizes Groupon’s “apology” and this one from Liz Strauss says clever is only clever when it doesn’t offend and offers some advice for Groupon to heal its black eye.
Enjoy! and in the meantime, hopefully this spring-like weather stays around. So thankful we didn’t have snowpocalypse here.