A social media links of the week list curated from a (mostly) US perspective.
Video Game Characters and their (fascinating) Fake Facebook Pics
Artist Andrew Golden explores an alternate reality where video game characters exist outside of their game narratives. His faux Facebook profile pics come complete with friend commentary and feature characters vacationing, preening, and giving Zoolander quality duckface are both fascinating and yet disturbing … just like our Aunt Judy’s.
Facebook Timeline for Brands on its Way
Ad Age is reporting that Facebook will use its Feb. 29 conference for marketers in New York to announce that Facebook Timeline for Brands will soon be available for select beta partners.
Ogilvy & Mather Staff Up
One of the biggest advertising agencies, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, is starting practice units that are devoted to helping clients navigate two areas that are sticky areas for 2012 and beyond. The units Social@Ogilvy and OgilvyYouth will address social media and youth marketing, with overlap between the two.
I Love Lucy, the Facebook Game
Lucy Ricardo is coming to Facebook via Entertainment Games’s RetroWorld interactive episodic series, focused on bringing classic, branded nostalgia icons to life in the virtual world. For the episodes featuring “I Love Lucy,” the makers promise that we will be able to reenact Lucy and Ethel in the chocolate factory. A social retro chocolate lover’s dream come true!