What’s New This Week in Social Media
April 15, 2012 2 Comments
Things change fast in the digital world. Here’s a few things that caught my attention this past week and what’s ahead moving forward into this week.
Google + has a new look
Google Plus rolled out a new look and feel to their platform last week, moving toward what they say is a “more beautiful Google” in their official blog. Here’s their video on the changes. See what you think.
Social Media Strategy Summit
I’m headed to the Social Media Strategy Summit in Chicago this coming week and will be live tweeting from the events. The sold out event is ranked number 2 of the top 5 business events to attend this year, so I’m very excited about being there. Speakers from Intel, Bit.ly and McDonald’s will share their knowledge in a number of seminars and break out sessions. Check future blog posts to find out what I learned.
Facebook buys Instagram
Reports are that Facebook purchased the photo sharing tool Instagram for $1 billion in both cash and stock this week. In an attempt to build on the photo sharing already inherent in Facebook, the purchase of Instagram will allow users to share photos based around their interests as well as share them to other social networks. The app has a number of filters that allow you to transform the look of your photos, then share them with your network. Instagram has been available on the iOS platform since October of 2010, but it just launched an Android version last week which I downloaded and am anxious to try.
Pinterest Introduces Board Covers
Now you can choose which photo displays as the cover on your Pinterest boards. Hover your mouse over the board and choose “edit board cover.” Scroll through the photos on that board and choose your photo. Marketers should use this opportunity to display their most important messages in this space.
What new developments have caught your attention?