Social Media Marketing
Apple! Google! Facebook! Instagram! This week in review has so many internet buzz words you should break out a bingo sheet and hope I start mentioning AdWords. First we give you some water cooler ammo with news about Facebook and decapitation, then we look to Apple’s newest toy, new ads being released on Instagram, and why people are grumbling about Yahoo Mail.
This Week in Review takes a look at some exciting news from Facebook, even more exciting news from Facebook, and then looks to the sky as Twitter rejoices now that NASA is back in business.
This is a guest post by Janice Fuller, a social media writer.
If you stroll through your local big box retailer, you may already see Christmas shopping has already begun. For the rest of the retailing world, however, the day after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday, is the official start of the Christmas retail shopping season. Full-on marketing play ensues from marketers and retailers everywhere to get consumers to hand over their cards for purchases.
This year's marketing efforts get a little more entertaining, as retailers go beyond Facebook for business marketing and take to new social sharing tools to increase brand hipness and cachet among the mobile set. One of these new tools is Vine, the short form video platform owned by Twitter. Vine launched on iOS devices in January 2013 and on Android devices in June. In less than a year, Vine counts upwards of 40,000 users intent on making six-second video clips to entertain, annoy, cajole, or impress.
This Week in Review is all about the internet, how it has been and how it will be affecting our lives for better or for worse. We look at the largest use of the Twitter alert system to date, how your experience on Instagram is going to change thanks to ads, and how you can get free wifi from Facebook.
In this Week in Review we jump into a time machine to check out some exciting stories that may not have happened in the past week…or in this time stream at all. First, we look at what Pintrest is gearing up to do, then we look at a new animal Google released into the wild a few weeks ago, and finally we travel all the way back to 1998. Grab your long scarves and bow ties as we crank this Week in Review up to 88 mph.
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.
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.