Our round up of the week’s social media news curated from a (mostly) US perspective. Enjoy!
This week, Pinterest brings us enhanced profiles. Inspired by a Pinterest image, an Arkansas teen who attempted a text prank (“I hid the body … now what?”) had the grave misfortune to find the random number she chose associated with a police detective. Being called “Klout for Pinterest,” Pinpuff attempts to rate “pinfluence.” Pinterest heavy user Stephanie Buck writing for Mashable covers the ten features she finds missing from the service (and we whole-heartedly agree!)
In the month of March, eModeration has published a social media finance resource links list offering a world of reading on the subject, as well as a white paper on managing social media for finance. It is a fascinating subject, and one we love investigating.
Thomson Reuters’ announcement of sentiment analytics / scoring services (using Moreover Technologies platform) for trading and investment strategies proves that social media intelligence can be used for more than Super Bowl and Presidential election predictions. April Rudin for HuffPo is calling LinkedIn the “entry way” for finance professionals to social media. (We agree, but the extended metaphor still gave us the giggles.) We also enjoyed Charlotte Clark’s social media for finance round-up.
Google+’s Contrary Buzz
Despite some some battling buzz at SXSW concerning Google+’s usage numbers, some still believe in the possibilities of Google+. Chris Brogan provides this stunner of an infographic on Google+ via infographic kings, BlueGlass.