In a Washington Post Travel section story Sunday, the writer visiting Great Barrington, Mass., chose a restaurant by looking on TripAdvisor. At least weekly, someone in my Facebook network asks what to do and see in a place they're visiting. I have friends that look at Yelp for everything, from what vet to use to what road to take.
Last week, Google issued an important blog post about their Accelerated Mobile Pages Project (AMP for short). It comes at a time when Facebook also just issued an announcement that on April 12, Instant Articles will be more accessible for "all publishers—of any size, anywhere in the world."
It has been about three months since Facebook's Instant Articles became a new platform for publishers to reach readers—first only those with iPhones but now Android users as well. There is a guide on Facebook on how to publish there—the easiest way to distribute Instant Articles is through a secure RSS feed. (Facebook is an SIIA member.)
On Monday, several of the largest and most popular IT service providers called for Global Government Surveillance Reform. In a joint letter, AoL, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo called on the world’s governments to address the practices and laws regulating government surveillance of individuals and access to their information.