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. (& if the answer is yes, leave a comment with your favorites). 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:
Bing & Google Maps:
This week, Bing launched a Foursquare app, which allows people to see tips and comments on places from Foursquare users. This is part of Bing’s larger Map Apps feature, which allows Bing to bring relevant data from their partners into their maps. Google Maps was also mentioned this week, they’re testing out including hotel prices on Google maps.
More Bing News:
Other changes to Bing were announced this week. They have added a Bing Box to their search results. For popular search categories (such as celebrities, cities, companies, musicians) the Bing Box will include the official website of the top search result, as well as other relevant information. Bing also announced that there will be a new set of search appropriate tabs under the search bar, and a new page dedicated to automotives.
Thursday was Twestival 2010, a global event where tech & social media savvy people gather together to raise money for charity. All proceeds from the events that took place went to Concern Worldwide, an organization dedicated to reducing suffering & eliminating poverty. Why it matters: It helps raise money for charity, raise awareness for the cause, and paves the way for more social media fundraising campaigns.
Digg’in the iPhone:
Digg’s iPhone app launched this week, and within 24 hours became the #1 news app worldwide. Digg is also incorporating social media into their awareness campaign. They’re giving an iPad away everyday for two weeks. All you have to do is follow taptaptap on twitter and tweet about the app. To learn more about the give-away go here: http://bit.ly/a4ywsG
Twitter’s Contributors Feature:
Twitter has finally started rolling out the contributor feature, which allows multiple people to tweet from one account while still having their individual names noted. As TechCrunch noted, “Contributors is thought to be part of Twitter’s plan to give premium features to businesses.”