Do you have time to search the web everyday to find the newest and coolest social media tools? If the answer is no, then you have come to the right place. (& if the answer is yes, leave a comment with your favorites). I have searched the World Wide Web for social media information all week, and stumbled upon a few favorites along the way. & this week I’m doing my picks from Times Square in NYC!
At SXSW Twitter announced the @anywhere platform, but did not give us any insight into their advertising model. @anywhere is an app that will allow people to access Twitter information on any site on the Internet.
This week Facebook announced an update to their search capabilities that uses the search bar to incorporate more relevant results based on your networks connections.
SXSW interactive was all about the location apps, specifically Gowalla and Foursquare. Both were used a ton at SXSW but it was Gowalla that beat out the competition in the SXSW web awards winning for the mobile category.
March Madness Apps:
March Madness top 24 started on Thursday so for all you sports fans, I have some app recommendations for you so you don’t miss the scores. If you’re in a tournament there are apps such as ESPN Tournament Challenge where you can check your standing, there’s also tons of free apps to keep up with the scores such as NCAA’s March Madness On Demand Lite App.
Facebook # 1:
Reports came out this week from HitWise that Facebook beat out Google as the most visited site for the week ending March 13th. This is the first time Facebook has beat our Google, becoming the most visited and most popular U.S. website