Happy Friday! Here is my wholly subjective collection of communications-related stories spotted in the past week or so. I’m not covering the biggies that we’ve all seen, but the stories you might have missed.
Mirror Mirror for social media geeks
This cute video follows the Evil Queen surfing the Web and exploring the kingdom's social media websites to win over the handsome Prince and get rid of the beautiful and fair Snow White.
Audacity 2.0 is out of beta
Many podcasters and others who work in audio rely on Audacity, an easy-to-use editing program. The folks behind Audacity have finally released version 2.0 from beta testing. I’ve tried the improved noise removal feature and it worked well. Last year I was a beta tester for Adobe Audition, which is feature rich, but pricey. So if you want a free program for Windows, Mac or Linux that will handle the vast majority of your audio needs, try Audacity.
The one sentence most public speakers get wrong
I was happy to see this post, which addresses one of my pet peeves: the person who stands on the stage and says with absolutely no energy in his voice: “I’m really happy to be here.”
Three easy video formats for first-timers
More and more marketers are using video, but are often at a loss as to how to get started. Worse, they fear the camera. This advice will help.
Forbes: Facebook timeline is about storytelling
We’ve seen lots of press about the new Facebook timeline. Love it or hate it, it’s here to stay. Here’s some good insight about making the most of the feature to tell your brand story.
Fifty is the new thirty
Good news for baby boomers: Fifty is indeed the new thirty, says Seth Godin. Now if someone would just tell the people responsible for seven-point type on grocery labels, I’ll be thrilled.