Friday 5 for 6/25/10

by Ron on June 25, 2010

5 by Moe_.

Sorry, I missed last weeks, folks, but it was a busy one and the Friday 5 needed a week off. This week we look at some fun, interesting and informative links. My favorite is the NYT recently banning the word ‘Tweet.’ It could help explain why newspapers are dying in the US when old media is dictating to its writers not to use a word that has become part of the common social media vernacular.

LinkedIn is about to upgrade its group sharing tools, which should be welcome. I haven’t had the opportunity to see them yet, but I look forward to the changes. In other news, when the Idaho attorney general tweeted (oh my I hope the NYT language police don’t come after me for using the word Tweet), about an imminent execution, it raised yet another issue about what’s appropriate on Twitter. Nobody would have questioned him texting a reporter who then reported the news, so why shouldn’t he communicate directly.

Twitter started placing ads inside the Twitter stream on the web site and one writer wondered if it marked the end of Twitter as we know it. I’m not so sure, but it’s a compelling post.

Finally, we have a couple of nice how-to posts from Lisa Barone at Outspoken Media who explains some content SEO tricks and Chris Brogan, who explains the advantages of using Google Wave for Collaboration.

Anyway, here we go with this week’s links:

Photo by Moe on Flickr. Used under Creative Commons License.

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