Happy Friday all –
I really wanted to be hip here and use a quote from that meme – you know *that* meme; “something this something it’s Friday…“
But, the powers that be quashed.
Anyway, I digress – we’re getting our Friday social round-up going again, this week it’s the turn of yours truly to share picks of the past week’s social content.
So, without further ado –
I love everything about Twitter – where it’s been, what it is and where it’s going. Last year Twitter acquired music discovery service We Are Hunted and plans to use it to build a standalone music app, apparently. “Twitter Music” as the rumoured name goes could be released by the end of the month – it also suggests artists and songs to listen to based on your activity and is personalised based on who you follow.
@TwitterMusic already has 2.3+ million followers – go-to-market strategy not needed here thanks.
So big G is retiring Google Reader from July 1st. And the people mourn. Gutted. No, I’m not being sarcastic – it’s always sad to see something cool / retro kicked to the curb. The thing about G Reader was that it wasn’t just killer for collating feeds, but if you had the know-how, you could manipulate it to pull out some pretty neat analytics. Not to fear though, there’s a heap of alternatives – personal fave of choice is Newsfire – check it.
Just in – the White House even denounced a petition. Barack’s got better things to do, probably.
Curtis Woodhouse is an ex-professional footballer turned boxer (and no slouch either!) – he’s been the talk of the town recently after tracking down a social media troll and venturing to pay him a visit… live-tweeting along the way. The result? The troll got a little scared when Woodhouse Twitpic-ed his street to let him know he was just around the corner… needless to say he wasn’t invited in for a cuppa. It all ended amicably as they recently shared a spot on morning television together to share the tale.
It’s always refreshing to hear someone other than a) a jumped up PR junior b) a Shoreditch hipster wax lyrical on social. Here’s LDN based CopyWhyter asking what Facebook has against long copy – arguing that limiting word count gags brands and makes it harder for them to appear more human. And, I would agree – would you?
Da street always provides a dynamic canvas – so, enjoy some of these very recent examples from around the world.
Have a good weekend – Ant.