My girlfriend and I have personal connections to Boston, so we obviously followed the developments of April 15 quite closely from afar. Here are my impressions, particularly concerning the role of social media.
Google has decided to close Google Reader. A good reason to take another look at the news gathering and browsing services I wrote about last summer.
Last week, Google announced Google+ Communities. In my opinion, this is a clear sign that Google Groups are on their way out. My guess is that they will be phased out by the end of 2013. Here is why.
LunaMetrics has produced an excellent infographic showing all the sizing information you will ever need for your social media profiles – at least until the next design change. The infographic includes all images sizes for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Youtube and Pinterest.
Between working on a few small projects, helping my girlfriend move to Copenhagen and applying for consultancies, I haven’t had a lot of time to share the interesting articles and blog posts that I come across on a daily basis. So, before the list of things marked “Ooooh! Nice!” get’s any longer, here is an extra-long instance of the Social Media for Good Roundup.
The Philippines are currently reeling from the impact of three successive typhoons that have displaced close to 250,000 people and killed at least 50. Being one of the countries with the highest social media penetration, affected communities and disaster responders alike are using Facebook, Twitter and standard Google tools to communicate needs and coordinate the response.
In many situations, the main problem faced by information managers is not a lack of data, but the fact that data is stored in too many conflicting formats and full of inconsistencies and errors. This week I discovered a few free Google tools that can help to turn messy data into clean data.