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:
Google Maps Navigation App
Rumors that Google is working on a free GPS Navigation app have been circulating the web. This week, it’s been confirmed. Poor timing for me since I purchased the Navigon GPS App. for $90 weeks ago. But for the rest of you, this news could mean enjoying a little bit more money in your pocket and a few less wrong turns.
“Peace on Facebook”
World Peace: Every Beauty Pageant Contestant around the world wants this. And, so do I. And, so does Facebook. On Tuesday, Facebook launched “Peace On Facebook.” This initiative allows people from diverse backgrounds to easily connect and share with each other. Want to join the conversation? Do it here.
The Edible iPhone
I’m kind of a Food Network nut and… I’m kind of an iPhone nut. So when I read that Ace of Cakes made an iPhone Wedding Cake , I couldn’t resist adding it to my picks of the week. Technology meets sweet, and for one happy couple, Charm City Cakes + The iPhone = True love.
The Search for Good Music Just Got Easier
Here at Feedback, we all share a love of music. We always have something fun blaring in the office. Now, thanks to Google, if we don’t know who sings that “something fun” we can do a quick search to find out. On Wednesday, Google added a new feature to their search engine. Now, when you search lyrics, a song name, artist, or album, the search results will include audio previews (thanks to MySpace and Lala) and help you discover other music you might enjoy (thanks to Pandora and Rhapsody). Learn more from The Official Google Blog.
The Internet Turns 40
Though the actual day is disputed, many say the Internet’s 40th birthday
was this week, on October 29,2009. So, I say, let’s celebrate! After all, the creators are. Forty years ago, two nodes we interconnected between a Research Institute and UCLA’s School of Engineering. The Internet has come a long way since then, and will continue to evolve for a long time to come. Congrats Internet, you’ve made it over the hill!