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. 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’s Holiday Gift
Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure this holiday season, the Internet provides a great way to kill time at the airport, especially when it’s FREE. This holiday season, Google is giving the gift of wifi. On Tuesday, Google announced that they were offering free wifi in 47 airports across the nation, November 10, 2009 through January 15, 2010. View the full list of participating airports here.
Tweet on LinkedIn
Last week, LinkedIn was testing out a redesign. This week, they’ve forged a partnership with Twitter. Now you can update your LinkedIn status on Twitter, or update your Twitter status on LinkedIn. View some tips from Mashable on how to get more out of LinkedIn here.
Gaming Gets Social
We’ve heard news that social networking features were in the process of being integrated into Xbox Live. In fact, the new Facebook and Twitter feeds will be available for Xbox Live next Tuesday, November 17, 2009. View a preview video here. What we didn’t know until it was leaked this week was that social networking features are most likely coming to PlayStation 3 as well. Although Sony declined to comment, there are still claims that Facebook may soon be available on PlayStation 3.
Follow & Wave
What was a Twitter trending topic for part of Thursday has become one of my picks of the week. On Thursday, Google added a “follow” feature to Google Wave. Now, you can follow or unfollow public waves you’re interested in and receive updates as they happen. Learn more from the official Google Blog here.
Control Your Groups
I have a few issues with Facebook Groups. First off, deleting a group is a hassle. If you want to delete a group you created, you have to remove all admins other than yourself, delete every member of the group, and then leave the group. Second of all, if you are the only admin and you leave a group, anyone can swoop in and take over admin responsibilities. The second scenario was proved all to well when hundreds of Facebook groups were highjacked. Luckily, they were only temporarily taken over by Control Your Info. Their goal: to stress the importance of controlling your information on Facebook.