Social Media Notes (#82) – Links for the Week of August 24 – 30

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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!

  • Google has launched the new YouTube Gaming service – in an attempt to challenge Amazon’s Twitch. It’s a live broadcasting service for games. Did you know: the 10 most popular game channels on YouTube generate more than 2.2 BILLION monthly video views? Gamers like PewDiePie is one of YouTube’s biggest stars – he earned $7.4 million in 2014 from his channel + sponsorship deals!
  • A good read from the NYTimes: A 21st-century migrant’s essentials: food, shelter, and … a smartphone. “In this modern migration, smartphone maps, global positioning apps, social media and WhatsApp have become essential tools. Migrants depend on them to post real-time updates about routes, arrests, border guard movements and transport, as well as places to stay and prices, all the while keeping in touch with family and friends.”
  • Did you see this week’s Cat Saturday photos?! My favourites are 1, 2, 12, 13, 20, 27 and 28!!

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

Linda

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