Googling the word “wedgies” right now shows what you might expect. Underwear. Now Wedgies, creators of the simple survey platform, are de-pantsing current search results. Today, they launch Wedgies Version SFW, the ability to add any square-shaped image to your online poll, thus making all wedgies everywhere safe for work.
WATCH LIVE at 1:15 p.m. ET on Friday, November 1 (or recorded if it’s after 11:15 p.m. PT )! I will be a guest on the PBS MediaShift Podcast along with Len de Groot, the new director of data visualization at the Los Angeles Times, MediaShift contributors Jonathan Peters and Josh Stearns, Andrew Lih of American University, and host Mark Glaser, to discuss how media outlets are pushing the limits of visual storytelling.
JUST IN! Former New York Times and Reuters veteran Jim Roberts (@nycjim) shared he is the new executive director and chief content officer at digital media startup Mashable. He is a self-proclaimed “insistent, and occasionally nagging, advocate for using interactive tools, social media, video and graphics to augment traditional storytelling techniques.”
Throughout the month of October there is an influx in the number of scary and suspense movies people view. With Halloween right around the corner, you’re probably among the many watching and re-watching your fave horror flicks. We want to know what you recommend as the scariest movie of all time. Share your vote when done!
Google is going to use your +1′s as “shared endorsements,” to help others in your circles find better information. According to 9to5Google and NYT, “Google has announced a change to its terms of service that will allow the company to use your name, photo and company endorsements to be included in ads from 11th November.”
In 2006, PACER created the first bullying prevention week and it has since turned into a month-long campaign to both educate and prevent all aspects of bullying. According to Cox Communications, “internet use is doubling every two years” and that means more teens with 24/7/365 access. This constant connection places teens at risk based on the choices they are making. Some post personal information, such as location or contact info, and others post questionable – and even sexual content, making them vulnerable to the advances of strangers or bullies.