Every weekday, PR Daily associate editor Alan Pearcy highlights the day’s
most compelling stories and amusing marginalia on the Web in this,
I didn’t remember asking Siri to order Rosetta Stone, but low and behold … To sell the iPhone’s voice-activated personal assistant to more foreign markets, Siri is on her way to speaking a number of new languages, including Chinese, Korean, Italian, and Spanish. (via Advertising Age
If you asked Siri to remind you when MTV’s Video Music Awards air, you might want to check whether she’s consulted with President Obama. While the ceremony will still take place Sept. 6, MTV has bumped the VMA broadcast up one hour
so it won’t coincide with the president’s nationally televised speech that evening.
We couldn’t mention music today without offering condolences for the loss of disco queen
Donna Summers who passed away Thursday morning
after succumbing to cancer. She was 63.
To honor Summers’ memory, Billboard
highlights her top 20 hits here
Thanks to performers like Summers, disco is firmly a part of our popular culture. But what about the culture at your office? If it needs a boost, consider these tips
from OPEN Forum
A 14-year-old in Michigan probably wished he had reconsidered his Arby’s order after biting into a finger found on his sandwich
—and it’s not of the chicken variety. The finger reportedly belonged to an employee who’d cut it off while operating a meat slicer, but left her station without immediately telling anyone of the incident.
When a crisis like that breaks, it isn’t long before Facebook or the Twitterverse pounces
. As this graphic
shows, it’s all the more reason brands need to stay on the pulse of the ever-tricky, “ludicrously complicated” social media landscape.
Plus might consider itself a part of that social media landscape, a new study
finds that, despite its growth among brands
, the online network is practically deserted.
NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” hopes the nation’s couches won’t be deserted this weekend when Mick Jagger hosts
the season finale. Watching Jagger on “SNL” will be amusing, though not nearly as entertaining as the show’s former cast members.
Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Steve Martin, Jane Curtin, and Gilda Radner—I could go on and on, but I’ll just leave it to this infographic
showcasing 37 years worth of ensemble shenanigans.
Speaking of the weekend, I believe it’s calling for us. Maybe we should stay and get a little more work done
before calling it quits … Nah