Few social services have risen as quickly to the level of Instagram, the photo sharing app for iPhone (and Android at some point) that has grown to more than 3 million users in the seven months of its existence.
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 Friendship Pages:
This week, Facebook is rolling out a feature called friendship pages, which pulls together common public wall posts, photos, comments, and events that two friends share. As Inside Facebook described, “users will be able to visit Friendship Pages by clicking links on wall posts, relationship feed stories, and under profile pictures, as long as they are friends with one of the people and have permission to view the other’s profile.”
When Are Facebook Users Most Active?
A study came out this week on when Facebook users are most active. The study, completed by Virtue, looked at Facebook post data from 2007 to 2010 to see when users were most active with companies. The study found that users were most active on weekdays at 11am, 3pm, and 8pm, with Wednesday 3pm being the most active time.
Gowalla Adds More Features:
Recently, Gowalla made the check-in service more interactive, with the addition of photos, comments, and local highlights. This week, Gowalla has added more features – including City Pages, Verified Businesses and Venues, and a Stamp Calendar. City Pages, right now in 30 locations, provides insights and maps of popular places and activities all on one page. With Verified venues, businesses can now claim their locations and make changes if needed, and finally, Gowalla is beginning to allow businesses to Create custom passport stamps.
Election day is quickly approaching, and as an added incentive for voting, Foursquare has teamed up with Jess3 to display Foursquare check-ins in real-time at over 100,000 polling locations across the U.S. If you check-in, you will also receive a special election day badge. Make sure to include the hashtag #ivoted when you check-in to unlock the badge
Local App Developer of the Week:
This week, Feedback sat down to talk with Jeff Rock, founder of Mobelux, an iPhone app development company. They have created some very cool apps, such as Tumblr for iPhone, and worked with ihome, creating the award winning app ihome+sleep. Learn more at mobelux.com