So Facebook made some big changes this week, huh? It’s been pretty funny to watch the stream. People do NOT like change. I think it’s pretty freaking cool, especially the new timeline.

If you don’t yet have the new timeline enabled, this Mashable article (sorry Howie, it’s the only one I could find) tells you how.

Beware, though, you’re about to get sucked in for at least an hour.

Oh! And happy autumn! It’s my favorite season. Cool enough for sweaters and boots and tights and hats, but not freezing cold yet.

And, with that, Gin and Topics…

5. Is Walmart a Magnet for American Mayhem? I’m not a Walmart fan so, when Todd Lyden sent this article to me, I was pretty curious. And it lived up to my curiosity! People are nuts. #thatisall

4. What Netflix Could Have Said. I wish I were this creative – I would have written my Netflix blog post this way. He pretty much rewrote the entire email from Reed Hastings in a way that communicates the changes from a customer’s perspective so it doesn’t sound so self-serving. Bravo! And…if you missed The Oatmeal analysis of the whole debacle, you can find it here. It’s HILARIOUS!

3. Facebook Has a Lot to Share at F8. If you’re curious about the other Facebook changes and missed Zuck’s keynote yesterday, here it is!

2. Kitten Has Nightmares. If this video doesn’t make your heart melt, you clearly are heartless (thanks to Hajra Khatoon for sending it to me).

1. Draw a Stick Man. I’m sorry to do this to you, but it’s another time suck. You’ll be on Facebook and drawing stick men all weekend. But this is a must. It dances, it unlocks treasure chests, it even sings. (thanks to Ameena Falchetto for posting it on Google+).

Happy weekend everyone!

Gini Dietrich

Gini Dietrich is the founder, CEO, and author of Spin Sucks, host of the Spin Sucks podcast, and author of Spin Sucks (the book). She is the creator of the PESO Model and has crafted a certification for it in partnership with Syracuse University. She has run and grown an agency for the past 15 years. She is co-author of Marketing in the Round, co-host of Inside PR, and co-host of The Agency Leadership podcast.

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