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 & Skype:
Facebook has been busy this week with partnerships. On Thursday, Facebook and Skype officially announced a new partnership. Facebook’s newsfeed will now be integrated into skype, and Facebook friends will be included into the Skype phonebook. The press release stated that “the Facebook Phonebook in Skype allows users to call and SMS their Facebook friends directly on their mobile phones and landlines.”
Bing & Facebook:
Another partnership emerged this week, when Facebook announced a new partnership with Bing. As Facebook’s official blog explained,
“When you search for something on Bing or in web results on Facebook (powered by Bing), you’ll be able to see your friends’ faces next to web pages they’ve liked. So, you can lean on friends to figure out the best websites for your search.”
The Bing partnership also makes it easier to find people to friend on Facebook.
New Twitter for Everyone:
On Wednesday, Twitter announced that new Twitter was available for all 160 million users. Twitter wrote “while we still (and will always) have plenty of work to do, we’re pleased with the positive reaction so far.” So while we may see some minor tweaks, it appears the new Twitter design is here to stay.
Gap’s Original Logo Is Back:
This week Gap announced on their Facebook Page that they have reverted back to their original logo. The logo change, which came about last week, was not well received by people, and they took to social media to criticize. People are still having fun with Gap’s attempted logo change, with http://craplogo.me and @GapLogo on Twitter, which has over 5,000 fans.
My final pick is Richmond Virginia centric. It is a website, called Qworthy, which pulls the best items off popular streaming services. Created by Richmond local Tony Scida, @tonyskyday, qworthy includes the best of Hulu, Hulu Plus, Netflix, and more.