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!
- There will always be corporate social media blunders, make sure your company isn’t next! Here are some lessons to learn from – big brands make social media mistakes in 2014.
- This is a clever article taking common New Years resolutions and applying a social media twist to it!
- Loving these ‘best of’ 2014 articles: Check out the best social media research of 2014 (lots around social media/journalism) including filter bubbles, echo chambers and online news consumption, mapping twitter topic networks – from polarized crowds to community clusters, shares, pins and tweets: new readership from daily papers to social media, and more!
- Facebook has apologized for some morbid results in its ‘Year in Review’ feature. One person’s showed a photo of a deceased loved one, some others got offended with how the auto caption was ‘It’s been a great year!’ even though it hasn’t.
- The Internet is full of crazies. Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Christmas tweet abou Isaac Newton gets 72,000 retweets and gets a lot of people angry.
- Snapchat is said to be the #3 social app among millenials, and the Snapchat hack earlier in the year seems to have had no effect on their user numbers.
- A judge has ruled it’s okay for police officers to create fake Instagram accounts, friend you, then use information found on your feed against you.
- It’s nearly impossible to get good organic engagement from Facebook Pages and stats suggest the majority of people who ‘like’ a page don’t ever return to that Page’s home page again but now Facebook’s redesigned the Video section of Facebook Pages in an apparent challenge to YouTube.
- After Sony was hacked, the company threatened Twitter with a lawsuit over tweets containing information from the hack. So silly.
- ‘The Interview’ raked in $15 million, purchased more than 2 million times in its opening weekend. Mike and I watched it. It was okay lol.
- An interesting read on security in 2015 : will you care about the next big breach?
- More and more groups / people are analyzing social media posts trying to detect / predict patterns of mental health conditions but some leading psychiatrists say this is ‘medical quackery.’ I disagree! People reveal a lot in their posts… it’s not hard to tell if someone is in serious trouble or not.
- Online shopping is huge. Amazon says it signed up 10,000 new Prime members during the holidays. Mike and I did the Prime trial and now love it! Small yearly fee gets you free, two-day shipping on mostly all/any Amazon purchases throughout the year. Yes please!
- A neat (albeit annoying read because they split it into 11 pages) on The Top 10 Social Network Blunders of 2014! including Facebook making Messenger a standalone app, Yahoo ending third-party logins, Twitter app tracking, and more!
- Did you see this week’s Cat Saturday photos?! It’s the Best Cats of 2014. There are 70 photos so you’ll just have to go scroll through and pick out your favs :)
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