Social Media Notes (#79) – Links for the Week of August 3 – 9

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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!

  • Big (ish, probably?) news: Google is now a subsidiary of something called ‘Alphabet.’  Google says “Alphabet is mostly a collection of companies. The largest of which, of course, is Google. This newer Google is a bit slimmed down, with the companies that are pretty far afield of our main interest products contained in Alphabet instead. What do we mean by far afield? Good examples are our health efforts: Life Sciences (that works on the glucose-sensing contact lens) and Calico (focused on longevity).” Learn more about it at their interesting custom URL too: abc.xyz.
  • Facebook is making the jump into livestreaming but so far it only works for celebrities. The feature will show up as “Live” when it does roll out to us commoners – and you’ll be able to like, comment, or share the video while viewing the livestream.
  • Did you see this week’s Cat Saturday photos?! My favourites are 2, 16, 17, 18 and 32!!!

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

Linda

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