It’s all change in the world of social media this week, with Twitter’s overhaul, StumbleUpon’s improved app, and Facebook’s foray into mobile advertising. Read on for the details…
· However, one commentator has claimed that,
by denying users the ability to post Tweets directly to LinkedIn, Twitter is missing a massive trick. LinkedIn users may now choose to post interesting news only to LinkedIn, where their connections are more likely to appreciate the content than on Twitter
Hardly a new tool, but StumbleUpon
has just updated its iPad and iPhone apps, so users can now see content recommended by their connections and what’s trending in the wider StumbleUpon community. It’s also easier for mobile users to stumble through articles, as they can now go through content by scrolling left to right rather than having to tap the “stumble” button each time. Don’t despair if you don’t own an iPhone or iPad: Android and Windows 8 updates are in the works.
Are paperbacks doomed?
An infographic from the US suggests that printed books could soon become a thing of the past, with American ownership of e-readers nearly doubling between Dec 2011 and Jan 2012 (admittedly over Christmas, but still an impressive surge). However, the infographic also points out that 29% of US adults might own an e-reading device, but only 21% have actually read something on it the past year.