A story in this week’s edition of The Economist, “Too much buzz”, renews the debate on whether the flood of new media messages is resulting in more information than people can interpret.
The story argues that “Most commentary on social media ignores an obvious truth—that the value of things is largely determined by their rarity. The…
Crisis communications experts say show; don’t tell
If there is ever a time when a picture is really worth more than a thousand words, it’s probably during a disaster.
That’s the lesson that Georgia Power and Alabama Power learned this year when bad weather tore through their states, leaving thousands of people stranded for days.
Social media proved…
In yet one more example of old ways of communication adapting to new media, Western Union is bringing back singing telegrams, this time delivered not by humans but by your trusty email.
The company introduced the singing telegram in 1933 to change the association of telegrams with bad news such as death, according to The New…