Do you have time to search the web everyday to find the newest and coolest social media tools? YES. If the answer is no, then you have come to the right place. Anna JEFF AND DEAN searched the World Wide Web for social media information all week, and stumbled upon a few favorites along the way. Here are my OUR picks of the week, hosted by Dean Browell (and EXTRA CREDIT POINTS to those who identify where our intro noise reference comes from):
One of the funniest critiques of the Foursquare “check in” craze we’ve seen… As people Tweet that they are at a location, PleaseRobMe.com aggregates those check-ins to make the point that you just admitted you aren’t home.
Facebook #2 in Visits, #1 in Attention/Engagement:
Maybe this whole social media thing is just a fad… But probably not. Looks like it’s truly becoming what the web just is in some ways. Facebook just overtook Yahoo for the #2 spot for website with the most visits and if you’re looking at pure attention and engagement it’s already #1.
PR vs. Social Media:
Kevin Smith’s embarrassing Southwest Airline problem turned into a he-said-she-said that proved doubly embarrassing for the airline who not only erred in their original judgement against Smith, but in multiple attempts to clean up their mess online. It exemplified the power of the Tweet and the helplessness of PR spin when up against social media. Need a better example? Richmond has it’s own going on right now.
Simple Tourism on Foursquare:
There’s a great article on how destinations can use Foursquare to market themselves. I love the one about helping visitors fulfill their “bucket lists” in particular.
BONUS - Facebook | New Privacy Controls for Your Applications:
Don’t have any sympathy for Anna, she’s where the photo above was taken. We’re busy putting her mouse in a jello mold.