A social media links of the week list curated from a (mostly) US perspective.
|see the original at Intel.com|
Intel and Infographics
Intel’s infographic on an Internet minute is fascinating. “By 2015, the number of networked devices will be twice the global population.” This week, we’ve also enjoyed Intel’s What About Me tool, that converts your social media data into a snazzy, personalized infographic – a snapshot of your digital life.
|image courtesy of Lumaxart.com|
Ambient Social Networking
We can’t count how many mentions we’ve read this week of ambient social networking (augmented reality networking apps that broadcast your location via your smartphone,) the buzziest trend to emerge from SXSW earlier this month. From Highlight to Sonar, the web jury is out on whether location broadcasting is cool or creepy (Pete Cashmore of Mashable votes, “creepy” but we say, not as creepy as apps like Girls Around Me.) Regardless of how you feel about privacy and open profile responsibility, one point cannot be argued – always-on GPS location services drain your smart device’s battery, and that’s a fact.
90+ Ways to Contact Facebook
There are over 90 ways to contact Facebook, and Jon Loomer has helpfully linked to every single one he could find. From how to change your page’s URL or changing the page’s name, to how to contact Facebook about a problem with your timeline, Jon’s post makes simple what Facebook’s Help Center keeps (deliberately?) unwieldy. With Facebook’s switch to Timeline now firmly past the 30 March deadline date, we might all need to keep this resource on the bookmark list. (Still working on optimizing your page’s Timeline? Take a look at our Checklist for Facebook Timeline – a great help to Facebook page administrators by eModeration’s own Tia Fisher and Lisa Barnett.)
Pinterest, Kotex, Spammers and Copyright?
|screengrab of the Kotex Pinterest campaign, courtesy of SimplyZesty|
Nope, not all together, but yes, Pinterest is still on our minds, and we are still pinning away (cracking ourselves up with the eMod Social Media Humor board, mostly!) and trying out PinReach, a tool that promises analytics and metrics for Pinterest in competition with Pinerly that offers analytics and scheduling (!?) and PinPuff, the original “Klout for Pinterest.”
This week, SimplyZesty‘s review of the Kotex/Pinterest campaign had us fascinated, with the agency on record managing to not be creepy and yet send personal hygiene products along with personalized gifts based on Pinterest likes to a passel of delighted people. (We double dare you to say that sentence three times fast.)
Meanwhile, eModeration’s Rachel Boothroyd turns a legal eye toward the new Pinterest terms, while one fellow captures the web’s attention with claims to be a linkbot affiliate-marketing Amazon spammer making kajillions via Pinterest, then recanting by saying was all just a hoax. Pinterest has apparently made some changes to the “popular” algorithms in response. Can they keep ahead of the game?