Social Media Notes
Here’s this week’s round-up of social media (& tech) news. Come by each Sunday for what I hope to be a fun & informative blog post on social stories that caught my eye throughout the week!
- More reason to watch what you post on social… The federal government is seeking a firm that ‘continously monitors social media content on a daily basis in near real time and can provide web-based online media metrics & reporting capabilities’. Big. Brother.
- Stop trying to make Bing happen. It’s never going to happen!! NORAD to track Santa this year using Bing Maps. Lame.
- Facebook is testing a new feature – letting you save links to read later. Lots of ‘save for later’ apps out there already but the FB one will let you save more than just articles. You can save a photo album to look at later too.
- Did you catch the epic feud between Bachelor producer & a rude airline passenger? What a story!!!! and what guts.
- Lol. A redditer took this funny Google Maps screenshot showingstreet names in a Nova Scotia town are named That Street, This Street, and The Other Street. For real!
- A new study says jobs for ‘tech savvy social media experts’ will be obsolete in 10 years. Don’t call yourself a social media expert and you’ll be OK, lol.
- I feel like each week I’m seeing more and more bitcoin headlines. This week it was a man tossing out bitcoin wallet on hard drive worth $9 million. Big whoops.
- Meanwhile Bitcoin hit a record $1,242 as it nears value of ounce of gold. Cray.
- Younger tweeters don’t like this: Twitter introduces ‘age gate’ – age verification system that prevents young users fmor accessing certain content (i.e. stuff from alcohol companies).
- Twitter + TV viewing: New partnership between Comcast (NBCUniversal) & Twitter lets users change the channel by clicking a button on a tweet.
- Not forward-thinking: Cafe owner kicks Google Glass user out, says Glass is banned. What privacy?
- This is sad :( Vietnam increasing censorship of its citizens online, fines & jailtime to those who critize government on social media.
- I thought this was interesting – Slate online now offers readers time estimates of how long it takes to read articles.
- It’s Google Chrome’s Siri – New extension allows for voice-activated searching in browser. “OK, Google!”
- Ironic – YouTube’s Google+ integration has boosted spam messages – the very issue the new commenting platform was meant to fix.
- It also looks like YouTube is set to introduce an ad-free subscription service called ‘Music Pass’.
- Did you miss my Social Media Spotlight Gastropost Edmonton / how people DO care about what you had for dinner? Here just over a month & there are already nearly 1,000 members!
- Check out this week’s adorable Cat Saturday photos. I’ve seen a lot of them before but my favs are 3, 17, 19, 20, 22-24, 25, 28 !
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