The Official Twitter iPhone App:
Last month, Twitter acquired Tweetie, and this week, they launched The Official Twitter iPhone App. The iPhone app, (called “Twitter” but essentially Tweetie 3.0), is now available, and it’s free. It allows users who aren’t on Twitter to easily browse content and sign up, and makes it easier for users to search and Retweet.
Pakistan Bans YouTube & Facebook:
In world social media news, Pakistan banned Facebook and YouTube. On Wednesday, Pakistan banned the use of Facebook due to an offensive group gaining popularity called “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day!” On Thursday, Pakistan also banned YouTube, due to growing sacrilegious content.
On Thursday, Google unveiled Google TV. Google is partnering with Sony and Logitech for Google TV. Google does not want to replace your TV, but work alongside it. They want you to be able to search the web for content and be able to watch it on your TV. YouTube has also announced a customizable version of their site, called YouTube Leanback, which you will be able to access of Google TV.
Google Wave Updates:
Google has also updated Google Wave and released it to the public. This announcement came about on Google’s I/O Conference. The public version of Wave is said to be “much faster and much more stable than when we began the preview, and we have worked hard to make Wave easier to use.”
Facebook & Privacy:
Facebook has been taking a lot of heat for their lowered privacy settings lately, and today, another issue has unfolded. The Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook, MySpace, and several other social networking sites have been sending data to advertisers despite promises that they don’t share information without consent. After The Wall Street Journal contacted them, Facebook and MySpace moved to make changes.