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!
- The Queen tweeted for the first time last week, see how it compares to other first tweets from the famous. I think CIA is still my favourite.
- A sign of the times: Please do not leave a message, an article on why millenials hate voicemail. I know I sure do.
- Following the tragedy in Ottawa, Canada’s National Defence staff and Canadian Armed Forces are being asked to remove any reference to their employment on social media profiles “especially photographs of military personnel in uniform.”
- I’m generally unimpressed with these kinds of things because I think just because someone is on their phone in public doesn’t mean they don’t know how to communicate anymore, but this is still an interesting set of photos documenting ‘the death of real-life conversation.
- Twitter is targeting people who visit the site but are either not logged in or have never registered, in an effort to monetize. The company says logged out users are one-to-two times as big as the number of monthly active users (284 million per month).
- Facebook’s take on message boards: They’ve released an app called Rooms – and allows you to sign in and post anonmously. Seems like another app I won’t be using. Lol
- An interesting look at hashtags and harassment, differences between tweets targetted towards men and women, trolling.
- Here’s an interesting interactive Instagram infographic showing just how many photos are uploaded to the social network. #LoveInstagram
- Tons of social media discussion over Jian Ghomeshi being let go from CBC, and his statement shared publicly on Facebook. Innocent or not (though quite frankly I don’t think he is innocent), from a social media perspective, is very interesting that he chose to share his side of the story in such a lengthy (1,500 words) Facebook post – pre-emptively, before the sex scandal broke otherwise. Also worth reading: the Toronto star’s report on allegations form three women who say Jian “was physically violent to them without their consent during sexual encounters”. Much more will come out of this and much more discussion to come I’m sure…
- Did you see this week’s Cat Saturday photos?! My favourites are 1, 9, 10, 12, 18 and 29!!!!
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