Each week, we try to identify a few stories that will enrich your knowledge of modern communications, with a particular focus on stories that you may have missed elsewhere. Here are this week’s nuggets:
- A good reminder this week of how dangerous it can be to build core functionality on the back of a third party service. Colin Delany at ePolitics highlights a Campaigns & Elections story that says that a change in how Facebook allows companies to interact with their data may have killed off some useful grassroots political tools.
- A couple of folks at the MIT Media Lab have come up with a new way to publish news on the web. According to Fast Company, Fold shuns links for inline inclusion of background information.
- In a further reminder of the blurring of lines between types of corporate communications that have historically been in separate silos, the Public Affairs Council explores how Investor Relations increasingly looks to Public Affairs departments for support and even leadership.