Social Media through the Grapevine; Your Weekly Recap

Social Media through the Grapevine; Your Weekly Recap

You’re busy and you certainly don’t have time to research all the changes going on in social media this week. That’s why I do it for you. How do I choose? Well, it’s simple. If it caught my eye it made the cut. Here is your weekly Social Media through the Grapevine recap. This week: Tweets showing up in Google mobile searches, Facebook video Q&A with Mark Zuckerberg, latest in Huffington Post, what’s new on MicheleLawson.com, and I would be remiss if I didn’t include the update on bacon emojis. <You’re welcome> Searchable Tweets. What that means for you? Tweets are now searchable from the Google app (or any mobile search apps) on your smart phone or tablet. This is not the first time tweets have been searchable. If you were a twitter user around 2009-2011, Twitter was automatically providing its’ data stream to Google during that time so your tweets were most likely searchable then as well. After 2011, Twitter declined to continue the relationship past the expiration date due to the platforms increased popularity. Now, Twitter and Google are at it again. FAQ: How Twitter’s New Deal To Bring Tweets To Google Search Works is a good read that sums up the Twitter/Google relationship. Want to see tweets results as part of your Google search? Simply include the word “Twitter” in your search and see what pops up. Word on the street is that tweets with pics, vids, graphics, and hashtags are getting more Google airtime so if you want your tweets in the search engine keep that in mind.  Mention (@) tweets are getting zilch. Facebook:...
Social Media through the Grapevine: Your Weekly Recap

Social Media through the Grapevine: Your Weekly Recap

If it caught my eye it made the cut. Here is your weekly Social Media through the Grapevine recap. This week is Facebook, Twitter “RT” news, LinkedIn and Lynda.com, and Red Feather Networking news. Note:  I could have shared Miley Cyrus posting racy pics on Instagram but I’m pretty sure the majority of us would agree that news like that falls under the hashtag of #nobodycares. Facebook: You’ve Been Served In a guest blog I wrote about communication difference between the generations, I talked about the fact that when I was in high school there was no such thing as Facebook (keep old age jokes to a minimum please). When you broke up with someone you actually had to agonize over what you were going to say, when you were going to say it, and where you were going to say it. Then, when the time came, you had to watch the reaction and deal with it. Today, a simple click of the button changes your status to “single” and that’s enough. If your ex wants details they can text you and ask. Well, it looks like you can now serve your spouse divorce papers in much the same way. The New York Daily News published, “EXCLUSIVE: Judge says Brooklyn woman can use Facebook to serve divorce papers” in which it clearly says, “A Brooklyn woman scored a judge’s approval to legally change her relationship status to “single” via Facebook.” LinkedIn and Lynda, sitting in a tree… Word on the street is that that professional social media platform, LinkedIn, has acquired Lynda.com, the online learning platform and for a...
Weekly News: Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, and Red Feather Networking

Weekly News: Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, and Red Feather Networking

The hardest part of trying to put together a weekly recap of cool stuff from the internet is that there is just so much to choose from so my criteria is… if it caught my eye then it made the list. Large media and small bloggers, you never know what I’m going to pick to feature. So, first up is Facebook. Facebook’s New Event Subscribe Button I know that both of my daughters are going to love this Facebook update and you will to if you are a music lover. When you visit a bands Facebook page you can now hit the subscribe button on their events page. This will let you find out when they have events in your area without having to get all their status updates in your timeline. This is a win win situation. You don’t have to see every post they do from every town they are in and they get to attract the local crowd in each city. This will also be a huge plus for events run by local organizations, sporting events, or any promotion wanting to draw in the local community. Thumbs up, Facebook! Twitters Making Vids Last week I mentioned MeerKat (video streaming) as it was presented at SXSW. This week it’s Periscope by Twitter. Always something new. Periscope is a way for you to share videos to…. well… the world. It’s an iTunes app that is getting mixed reviews. Instead of trying to paraphrase it for you, here is the link to Twitter Confirms Periscope Acquisition, And Here’s How The Livestreaming App Works via TechCrunch. If anyone tries it...