On Monday, you may have noticed something a little different about Pinterest…or not. Pinterest has made some new updates that enhance the usability of the site without changing it too much. When you log in, the main page looks very similar, although the pins are a little bigger. The major differences become apparent when you click on a pin. Instead of the old set of links under the pin, there are links to the right as well as under the pin. Instead of having to click on the original pinboard and open a new tab, the pinboard is now on the righthand side and you can navigate it without leaving the page you are on. Once you are done, you can easily go back to your pin feed.
For those new to our ToolsDay series, these posts offer advice on free or low cost tools for businesses. This review covers a team project managment program called Teamwork. Managing a project is no easy task. You have to keep track of who is working on the project, what tasks need to get done, and keep an eye on upcoming deadlines. Managing all of the projects at a company might seem like a monumental task, but it is made as easy as falling asleep in a pile of pillows with Teamwork Project Manager.
This Week in Review covers some exciting, if not grumpy, coverage of SXSW, Google Reader, and explorations on Mars.
This Week in Review is brought to you by our new lord and master Chairmeme Meow, Grumpy Cat, who rules all of the internet with a scowl and an iron paw. In all seriousness this past week Tardar Sauce, aka Grumpy Cat, stole the show at South by South West by being the most talked about mammal over social media for the entire event. There only other mammal who came close to beating out Grumpy Cat was Elon Musk, you know, the co-founder of PayPal and SpaceX, the guy who is a chairman on Tesla Motors and SolarCity, the guy who said he would… “like to die on Mars, just not on impact.” Yes, the showcase of science and technology was overwhelmed with a cat with a perpetual frown, ensuring all experts that yes, the internet is a strange beast, the motives of which cannot be predicted. Would you like to know more?
Earlier this week, Google+ changed their cover photo size to enormous. Google+ resizes the photo for you, so you can upload a photo of just about any size and it will work. Since it can be a lot easier to find the right photo when you know the actual photo size, here are the actual sizes for each type of Google+ photo.
This week in review we look at some lighter stuff than usual. First, we take a look at Facebook’s new newsfeed changes and how they will affect your Facebook experience. We will also take a look at the SimCity 5 game release and its ongoing problems with the server crashing.
Today we will take a broader look at the internet and how it was affected this past week. First we look at a hoax that many reputable internet news sources picked up on at the drop of a hat, and then we look at the Six Strikes program that went into effect earlier this week, which could threaten how you interact with the web.
This week we augment your reality a bit by talking about two new products that are guaranteed to make you feel like a cyborg. Augmented reality is coming closer to us one step at a time and we look at two devices that make giant leaps forward. Also, a new service that is designed to help smaller businesses help others to help themselves, all in this Week in Review.