Friday, February 28, 2014

WIRTW #309 (the “Hello, and welcome to Moviefone” edition)

Before there was Google or Fandango, there was Moviefone. Growing up, if we wanted to go to the movies, we didn’t have the luxury of iPhones or the Internet. But, we had 777-FILM, the ubiquitous (and free) telephone service that would tell us what movie was playing when and where. Now, of course, we have Fandango and iPhones, and, quite frankly, I’m surprised Moviefone’s telephone service lasted as long as it did. So, with a nostalgic tear, this week we bid adieu to Moviefone’s 25-year-old telephone service. At least we’ll always have Kramer:

Here’s the rest of what I read this week:

Social Media & Workplace Technology
HR & Employee Relations
Wage & Hour
Labor Relations