It’s Friday, time for some more light reading for your weekend. Since this is the weekend Daylight Savings Time begins for most of the U.S., don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour.
ESPN’s new social media strategy prohibits talent and reporters from breaking news on Twitter (Interchange Project): See above.
Is Google helping journalists, or co-opting them? (GigaOm): Google seems intent on messing up its core product, which is search. Mathew Ingram explores some of the pitfalls of the company’s new integration of Google+ profiles with news search results.
Yahoo! Debuts a More Personal Web With Its Fall Collection of Mobile and Social Products (Yahoo!): I have enough “personal news” apps on my devices, but Yahoo! jumps on the bandwagon with another one.
32 Ways Of Looking At Unemployment, In One Chart (NPR Planet Money): Nifty chart from Jacob Goldstein, Alyson Hurt and Jess Jiang that lets you compare U.S. unemployment rates across the demographic spectrum.
Less Is More: Using Social Media to Inspire Concise Writing (NYT): “How can online media like Twitter posts, Facebook status updates and text messages be harnessed to inspire and guide concise writing? In this lesson, students read, respond to and write brief fiction and nonfiction stories, and reflect on the benefits and drawbacks of “writing short.””