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. (& 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 social media picks of the week:
This week, Twitter released a new feature which makes it much easier to add a tweet to a blog post. Instead of pasting in an image, or writing out a tweet, you can embed them. Twitter now generates static HTML tweets that you can use in your posts.
Happy Birthday, LinkedIn:
Although LinkedIn was founded in December of 2003, it didn’t launch until May 5, 2003. So, Wednesday marked LinkedIn’s 7th birthday. That makes LinkedIn older than YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace. LinkedIn now has over 50 million users and is worth an estimated 1.3 billion dollars. Happy Birthday, LinkedIn!
Google Search Update:
On Wednesday, Google rolled out some pretty substantial search result updates. Changes include left hand navigation, which allows you to search by content type (news, images, books etc.), a cleaner look, and the option for related searches. & you can expect more; as ReadWriteWeb wrote, “Google’s Wiley says a whole lot more change like this is coming, based on testing and user feedback.”
Facebook Wants to be our Homepage:
Facebook wants to be your homepage. This week, Facebook began prompting users to set the social networking site as their homepage, stating “We’ve noticed you use Facebook regularly. Set Facebook as your homepage to make getting here faster for you.”
ROFLcon Meme Pick of the Week:
Since we recently returned from ROFLcon, I’ve decided to add a “know your memes” of sorts to my picks of the week. This week I’m recommending something you’ve probably already seen, but it’s funny either way. My meme pick is David After Dentist, and their favorite spoof on their video, Chad After Dentist (David was even wearing a Chad Vader shirt during their panel).