Social Media Notes (#25) – Links for the Week of March 31 – April 6

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!

Happy birthday Grumpy Cat!

Happy birthday Grumpy Cat!

James Franco's awkward Instagram flirting with underage girl. (SCREENSHOT/PHOTO CREDIT: Gawker.com)

James Franco’s awkward Instagram flirting with underage girl. (SCREENSHOT/PHOTO CREDIT: Gawker.com)

  • Check out this week’s Cat Saturday photos! My favourites are 2, 3, 5, 10, 12, 15, 17, 24, and 27!!!!

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

Linda


Round-up: Cat-related April Fools’ Day jokes

Each year I always look forward to seeing the funny and creative jokes/pranks/videos that different companies put out for April Fools’ Day! This year there seemed to be a lot of jokes that focused on cats. Because cats.

Here’s a round-up of some of the best ones I found (and laughed) about today, because I love cats!!!!

LinkedIn’s Cats You May Know feature

Find out how you're "cat-nected" with LinkedIn's "Cats You May Know."

Find out how you’re “cat-nected” with LinkedIn’s “Cats You May Know.”

“Cats You May Know was designed to give pawed professionals an opportunity to brand themselves, share their unique skills, and network with both humans and other relevant cats in their breed.

The purrfectly sleek design features large photos so you can clearly see which cool cat you’re connecting to. You can also easily access every feline’s expertise (from chasing bits of lint on the floor to watching birds), as well as their locations and interests — all with a single click.”

Fido ditches dogs for cat ambassadors





“We’ve been with our canine friends for many years but we’ve decided to make a big change. Check out the new Fido.”

Shaw TV’s Twenty-Furr Hour Cat Channel

Shaw TV introduces Meow Now HD.

Shaw TV introduces Meow Now HD.

“It’s the purrfect additon to our HD channel feline-up. Meow you can enjoy a variety of cat content from mew-vies to mew-sic and even original pawgramming.”

Google’s Qwerty Cats Chrome Add-On

Google's Virtual Keyboard for cats!

Google’s Virtual Keyboard for cats!

“You or your cat can install the kitty keyboard and try these features: Four pawing modalities using your trackpad or touchscreen, Mouse mode, Cat translation technology (beta).”

Cats by Opera – web browser for cats





“So much of the stuff on the internet is based around cats, but there is no browser for cats to experience this. We realized we had to fix this. We make browsers for a living, and cuddle with our cats in the evening. They have tiny paws, so accuracy can be a real problem for them. We haven’t just scaled an interface and thrown some features into the browser, but we’ve really tried to think how the perfect browser for cats would look. I think we’ve got it right, and, today, the result is in the Cat Store.”

Google Emojify the Web (honourable cat mention)





“The Chrome team is excited to announce Google Translate support for Emoji built directly into Chrome for Android and iOS. You can now read all your favorite web content using efficient and emotive illustrations on your phone and tablet… We were looking towards improving very complex emotions like laughing you’re hard so you’re crying, and you’re a cat.”

Did I miss any?!

Please send it my way via the comments below or tweet @ me!

Linda