Blogger News Roundup: Tesla, EveryBlock, relaxation and productivity

by Angela Tung  |  Posted February 15, 2013

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Welcome to the Blogger News Roundup, in which we bring you our favorite tech news stories and social media tips of the week.

Electric car manufacturer Tesla called out The New York Times on a fake review, with the logs to back up their claim. Facebook is now letting users pay to promote friends’ posts, and Gawker will be encouraging commenters to become bloggers.

Now you can view your Twitter profile in LOLcat while Vine gave Twitter a front row seat at Fashion Week last week.

With the closure of EveryBlock, we learned about the appeal and challenges of hyperlocal blogging. We found out what this blogger learned when she quit blogging, three ways to find guest blogging opportunities, which social networking personality we might be, and what vaguebooking is. We also picked up some tips on better Twitter writing.

We loved these seven habits of highly effective mediocre people and these four habits that form habits.

Finally, The New York Times told us that “the best way to get more done may be to spend more time doing less.” Specifically that:

A new and growing body of multidisciplinary research shows that strategic renewal — including daytime workouts, short afternoon naps, longer sleep hours, more time away from the office and longer, more frequent vacations — boosts productivity, job performance and, of course, health.

Sounds good to us.

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