Scott Monty - Strategic Communications & Leadership Advisor

Scott Monty - Strategic Communications & Leadership Advisor

Vine grows like a weed, LinkedIn is lowering its age requirement, Facebook's big announcement plus strong ad performance for Q2, how WPP plans to take on its merged rivals, PR is just fine thank you, Millennials are annoyed at your slow response, the secret formula to a good content strategy and more, it's This Week in Social Media.

A roundup of relevant links affecting our industry.

Each week at Ford, I compose a newsletter that includes a series of links about current events and trends in the worlds of technology, social media, mobile, communications and marketing in order to keep the wider team up to date on changes, newsworthy items and content that might be useful in their jobs. These are those links.

If you have additional links, sources or ideas that might be helpful, I'd encourage you to add some via a comment below or tag me in Google+. And if you’re on Flipboard, you can get these links by subscribing to the This Week in Social Media Magazine, which is now available on the Web.


  • According to a White House broadband report, there is a digital divide in the U.S., with only 71% of Americans subscribing to broadband at home, while it is available to 91%, with many youths being tech-savvy but computer illiterate (i.e., they're all over Twitter but don’t know how to save a Word document).
  • Pay TV and broadband subscriptions are moving in the opposite direction.

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