Tom’s Guide: Zoom vs. Google Hangouts: Which video chat service is right for you?. “Comparing Zoom vs Google Hangouts comes down to your priorities and needs for communication. They’re both video chat clients that have been widely popular for a while, and can both be found on a variety of platforms.”
SiriusXM: Howard Stern Announces Free Access To Full SiriusXM Premier Streaming Service Through May 15. “Listeners will have free access to more than 300 channels of dynamic programming, featuring the acclaimed TheHoward Stern Show, hundreds of exclusive ad-free music channels, and vital news and information sources. SiriusXM is also adding entirely new curated content, and bringing back some beloved music channels by top artists. #StayHome Radio, a feel-good, ad-free music channel, will launch April 1 on the streaming platform and channel 179 on most SiriusXM radios. The channel will feature happy and uplifting songs from artists like Lizzo and Coldplay to P!nk and Bob Marley.” A credit card will not be required to access the content.
Glamour: Look What Quarantine Made Me Do: One Millennial’s Guide to Using TikTok. “…this week I jumped on the bandwagon and started learning how to use TikTok, the popular social media app responsible for all those viral dance routines and heartwarming quarantine moments that everyone has been sharing on other social media apps. Sure, when it was called Musical.ly, it was a somewhat pointless app that let kids lip-synch to songs (why?), but now it’s used to make hilarious memes and killer makeup transformations. Rihanna is even dedicating an entire house to producing these vids, so it’s cool and I want in.”
The Guardian: Smartify makes all museum audio tours free for rest of 2020. “Stories behind art treasures such as Delacroix’s The Death of Sardanapalus in the Louvre and a 19th-century relief of Phaeton driving the Chariot of the Sun at the Royal Academy of Arts are to made free for the rest of the year by the world’s most downloaded museum app. Smartify is often known as the ‘Shazam for art’ app in that it allows people to identify works of art by simply scanning them on a smartphone. It has about 2m artworks from more than 120 venues.”
WCYB: Dolly Parton will read children’s books at bedtime on social media. “Beginning on Thursday, April 2, at 7 p.m., Dolly Parton will be reading a children’s book for bedtime in a series entitled ‘Goodnight with Dolly.’ Dolly will welcome the viewers and introduces the title, author and illustrator. She will be reading it on her social channels.”
American Alliance of Museums: How Museums Can Experiment with Social Media to Boost Audience Engagement During Coronavirus (Webinar). The Webinar takes place tomorrow, April 1. “Cuseum will be hosting another webinar (#3), on what has become an on-going webinar series on adapting and responding during COVID-19. This week, we’ll have special guests Hilary-Morgan Watt (Digital Engagement Manager @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden), & Emily Haight (Social Media Manager @ New-York Historical Society) as they talk through the ways museums can begin experimenting with social media, hashtags, digital outreach, and other means to boost engagement among their audiences.”
Brian Kemp, Governor of Georgia: Gov. Kemp: DCA Launches New Resources for Georgians to Access High-Speed Internet. “To support social distancing requirements, broadband providers are offering various options for Georgians to connect to the internet. By visiting broadband.georgia.gov, Georgians can find locations to which they can drive for accessing WiFi around the state, made available from telecommunications cooperatives and government agencies. While many public libraries are currently closed, some are still offering limited services such as WiFi outside their buildings.”