Social Media Notes (#30) – Links for the Week of June 16-22

Social Media Notes

Here’s this week’s round-up of social media (& tech) news. Come by each week for what I hope to be a fun & informative blog post on social stories that caught my eye throughout the week!

* Note: Sorry I have been missing the last couple of weeks’ Social Media Notes (or restaurant reviews for that matter)! Time has been all-consumed by preparing for the inaugural Edmonton International Cat Festival! That has now wrapped up (huge success! Review post about that to come) so I should be back to regularly scheduled programming (except I am going on holidays in a few weeks… lol)*

  • The FBI’s extensive guide to slang is pretty funny. I can’t believe how exhaustive it is (2,800 entries over 83 pages and yet even in its summary it says it’s not an exhaustive list). I certainly do not talk like that….. lol.
  • After its accidental release, Facebook has now officially released its Snapchat competitor app Slingshot. I likely won’t be using it, as I don’t really use Snapchat anyway too. Will you start sending ‘slingshots?’ lol
  • Advertisers will now be able to target you on Facebook based on your web browsing history. You can opt out, but. still. stop it advertisers. (The worst ads that already exist on FB are the ones that are selling me custom shirts based on my last name and ‘about’ information.
  • All those fitness apps are driving a mobile app usage boom. Health and fitness apps are growing at a rate 87% afster than the rest of the app industry. Do you use any fitness app?
  • Yesterday was the longest day of the year – which also technically made it the longest Cat Saturday of the year! Ha. Check out this week’s Cat Saturday photos! My favourites are 4, 5, 9, 11, 17, 19, 23, 32, and 33 (lol @ 33)!

Social Media Notes (#26) – Links for the Week of April 7 – 13

Social Media Notes

Here’s this week’s round-up of social media (& tech) news. Come by each week for what I hope to be a fun & informative blog post on social stories that caught my eye throughout the week!

Twitter officially announces new Facebook-like profiles rolling out.

Twitter officially announces new Facebook-like profiles rolling out.

Apple patents 3D Goggles. Photo Credit: DigitalTrends.com

Apple patents 3D Goggles. Photo Credit: DigitalTrends.com

Crowdfunded xNT puts us one step closer to becoming cyborgs. Photo Credit: DigitalTrends.com

Crowdfunded xNT puts us one step closer to becoming cyborgs. Photo Credit: DigitalTrends.com

  • Check out this week’s Cat Saturday photos! My favourites are 1, 2, 3, 6, 11, 17, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27, and 32!!!!

Thoughts on these stories? Tweet @ me or leave a comment below!

Linda


Alberta Primetime: Pop Culture Panel (March 13, 2014)

Click the image above or the link below to watch the March 13 Alberta Primetime Pop Culture Panel (#PTPopCulture) in which I am a guest panelist! We talk Wil Wheaton’s love affair with Alberta (and social media endorsements in general), no make-up selfies, deceptive viral videos and more!

Click here to watch the March 13 Pop Culture Panel

I was on the panel with local author Marty Chan and writer Mari Sasano!

Alberta Primetime airs weekdays at 6 and 11 on CTV Two channels across Alberta as well as on a few satellite channels nationally. The Pop Culture Panel airs on Thursdays, with the segment link posted online on Friday.


Linda