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Friday Wrap #243: RIP Storify, easier tweetstorms, we like long tweets, distrust’s cost, and more

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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 curation tool for a couple years. It never took off the way it should have (though it was front-and-center in a couple breaking news situations), but its purchase by Livefyre… Read More »

FIR Podcast #117: A Dilly Dilly Episode

For Immediate Release

Cross-posted from the FIR Podcast Network.

Doug Haslam and Ike Pigott joined host Shel Holtz for this week’s FIR podcast to talk about…

  • A Weber Shandwick survey that found few employees strongly agree that their experience working for the company matches up with the employer’s brand
  • A small craft brewer poked the Bud Light bear and got very creative cease-and-desist letter for its trouble
  • LinkedIn is letting Slideshare fall into disrepair
  • YouTube’s crackdown on objectionable videos is sweeping up content creators whose videos are fine
  • Some people are taking money to link to content they produce for sites that rely on… Read More »

Friday Wrap #242: A prescription video game, messaging for kids, paying to link to earned content

Friday Wrap #242I 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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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 ADHD, those who played Akili’s action-packed game on a tablet over four weeks saw statistically significant improvements on metrics of attention and inhibitory control,… Read More »