Team Zuckerberg has received another shot across the bow at its ubiquitous “Like” button.
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:
- Old Spice Guy Ad Wins an Emmy
- Google Brings Voice Calling To Gmail
- Netflix now available on iPhone and iPod Touch
- New Version of Digg is now live
Anna is out of the office traveling for client meetings in Madison, WI with Jeff and Dean, so this week’s picks are brought to you by intern Brad!
Experts Agree: Gen Y Will Not Grow Out of Social Networking
The Pew Internet and American Life Project have brought to light the consensus that the digital generation will still be consuming and participating in social media by 2020. A poll found that 67% of 371 experts agreed that Generation Y is likely to stay active in the social networking scene for quite some time.
Gowalla: We’re still in the location race
Even as FourSquare is outgrowing Gowalla by a huge factor, Gowalla insists that it still has something to contribute in the geo-location race. This week, it announced promotions with the Livestrong foundation (in association with Nike stores) and Threadless to offer its users free prizes for following both organizations on the service.
Prince: “The Internet Is Over”
Music icon Prince has again exercised his ability to speak his mind suggesting quite directly that the Internet is dying. His refusal to work with music distribution channels such as iTunes and Amazon, based on the lack of an advance for his work, harkens back to his intention to file lawsuits with sites like YouTube, eBay and the Pirate Bay.
Digg v4 hands on: A better Digg, but is it enough?
Details of Digg’s newest version have been leaking out and the general reception seems to be that it’s a step in the right direction. Over 20,000 users were invited to join the closed beta test this week to try out the new Digg that changes its focus from the community as a whole to a circle of friends as a news sharing group.
— Brad (@bcarr)
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.
Here are my picks of the week:
Bing & Google Maps:
This week, Bing launched a Foursquare app, which allows people to see tips and comments on places from Foursquare users. This is part of Bing’s larger Map Apps feature, which allows Bing to bring relevant data from their partners into their maps. Google Maps was also mentioned this week, they’re testing out including hotel prices on Google maps.
More Bing News:
Other changes to Bing were announced this week. They have added a Bing Box to their search results. For popular search categories (such as celebrities, cities, companies, musicians) the Bing Box will include the official website of the top search result, as well as other relevant information. Bing also announced that there will be a new set of search appropriate tabs under the search bar, and a new page dedicated to automotives.
Thursday was Twestival 2010, a global event where tech & social media savvy people gather together to raise money for charity. All proceeds from the events that took place went to Concern Worldwide, an organization dedicated to reducing suffering & eliminating poverty. Why it matters: It helps raise money for charity, raise awareness for the cause, and paves the way for more social media fundraising campaigns.
Digg’in the iPhone:
Digg’s iPhone app launched this week, and within 24 hours became the #1 news app worldwide. Digg is also incorporating social media into their awareness campaign. They’re giving an iPad away everyday for two weeks. All you have to do is follow taptaptap on twitter and tweet about the app. To learn more about the give-away go here: http://bit.ly/a4ywsG
Twitter’s Contributors Feature:
Twitter has finally started rolling out the contributor feature, which allows multiple people to tweet from one account while still having their individual names noted. As TechCrunch noted, “Contributors is thought to be part of Twitter’s plan to give premium features to businesses.”
It’s winter, the holidays are upon us, and I’ve got the online guide to help you enjoy the season to the fullest. I searched the World Wide Web and came up with my social media picks of the week- Holiday Edition:
‘Tis the Season for Apps:
There are tons of holiday apps to choose from this season.
- iPhone users: Apple has created a commercial to help us choose the best apps for the holidays. The “12 apps of Christmas” include “My Christmas Gift List”, “Holiday Bells”, and “Snow Reports”. View the commercial and information on all of the apps here.
- Android users: Here are 10 free droid apps to get you into the holiday spirit.
- If you don’t have a smart phone, here is a list of 10 Facebook apps you can use.
Connect with Santa Claus:
Mashable compiled a great list of 5 ways you can connect with Santa on the web. They are as follows:
Fa la la la la la… Pandora:
Whether you have Pandora radio on your computer or Pandora mobile (it’s free to join if you don’t have either), you can listen to loads of great, free holiday music. With genre’s that include Classical Christmas, Rockin’ Holidays, and Country Christmas, you’re bound to find something to hum along to while unwrapping presents.
Have a Hulu Holiday:
Watch holiday movies and TV shows online with Hulu. TV shows available on Hulu include 30 Rock’s “Secret Santa” & Modern Family’s “Undeck the Halls.” You can also watch some full movies (such as “A Charlie Brown Christmas“), or clips of your favorite holiday classics. Find one you love? Share videos or clips via Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, or Digg.
Dance Your Way Into the Holidays:
Seems like everyone is putting his or her face on a dancing holiday character this year. Want to join in? Turn yourself into a Dancing Santa on Facebook or turn yourself into a Dancing Elf and share it on Facebook and Twitter.