In case you missed them, here are some interesting communications-related items from the past week or so.
Talking to employees about social media guidelines
This video from KPMG is a smart way to communicate with employees about social media guidelines. I do have criticism: the use of the term “common sense.” Perhaps their employees are a homogenous group, but I think we’ve all seen plenty of examples in the corporate world where one person’s common sense equals another person’s social faux pas.
Change your Dropbox password
If you rely on Dropbox to transfer large files, or for backup purposes, be sure to change your password after a recent security breach.
Interesting Twitter stats
Brian Solis gives us some interesting numbers about Twitter users. Refer to this the next time someone tells you that “no one uses Twitter.”
Another arrow in your social media quiver
Recent research from CEO.com shows why chief executive officers should care about social media.
Pinterest for content marketing
Pinterest is not just for posting photos of food and cute babies. Marketers are learning how to use this social network to share content.
I love this piece in Harvard Business Review: “Why I won’t hire people who use poor grammar.” Amen.
Content curation: Coming soon to a job description near you
Several people asked me to post the talk I did at the IABC (International Association of Business Communicators) world conference in Chicago in June. Here is a video version of my slides, with narration.
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