Do you have time to search the web everyday to find the newest social media tools? If the answer is no, then you have come to the right place. I have searched the World Wide Web for social media information all week, and stumbled upon a few favorites along the way. Here are my picks of the week:
Facebook’s Gmail Killer?
Rumor has it that Facebook is announcing it’s very own web based email system on Monday. Known as Project Titan, the email system will give you your very own personal email @facebook.com. More details to come on Monday. The event is scheduled to take place at the Web 2.0 Summit at 10 a.m. PT.
Grab Your Community Pages:
Organizations, listen up! Facebook is now allowing you to claim up to 5 community Pages. All you have to do is visit the community Page(s) you would like to merge with your official Page, and request to claim the Page. Once approved, people who like the community Pages will be merged with your official page. Fans are the only thing that will be merged with your official Page.
Twitter Ping Partnership:
You can now connect Ping with Twitter, making it easier to find friends on Ping, and to share songs and album likes and purchases on Twitter. The cool thing is that playable song previews and links to purchase and download music from iTunes will also show up in your Tweet.
Twitter and Ping joining together makes it easier to share music from afar. The new Bump app makes it easier to share with the person next to you. Bump 2.2 allows users to bump phones to share music. Users can select songs they want to share, then bump phones together to make it happen. The person receiving the music can then listen to a preview and purchase on iTunes, or they can hear the full song live-streamed from YouTube. So, don’t just bump to music, bump music.
YouTube Uploads on the Rise:
Over 35 hours of video are uploaded every minute to YouTube. This stat, that YouTube blogged about this week, shows that video sharing continues to grow. This has risen 11 hours since March. As YouTube explained:
“If three of the major US networks were broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for the last 60 years, they still wouldn’t have broadcast as much content as is uploaded to YouTube every 30 days.”