Seeing as it’s Social Media Week, we’ve rounded-up the latest stories rocking the online world.
The Social Media and Digital Download:
MySpace revealed its new-look site this week and launched this video to give you an idea of how the new streamlined site will look once launched. Star of The Social Network Justin Timberlake will be hoping the new site is a success, as he now partly owns MySpace.
HootSuite yesterday launched a new business-friendly tool for all tiers of its customer base that allows social media managers to have real-time conversations on the programme. This will be useful for colleagues to quickly confer about how to respond to a customer’s tweet / arrange who will send out the next tweet.
The Human Face of Big Data launched this week, a mobile app for the iPhone or Android that you allow to anonymously track your mobile movements, as well as ask you questions over the next week. In doing so, they hope to draw interesting and useful conclusions about how we live that they will then publish for free online. What does your mobile activity say about you?
Tool of the Week
You may have seen the social space exploding with GIFs over the past few months – This site gives you a good example of what they are if you’re unsure. You can now create your own comedic moving image with new app GifBoom, “the easiest way to share your life in motion through a series of moving pictures.” Gif it a go people!
Campaign of the Week
To celebrate World Alzheimer’s Day on 21st September, Facebook users could download an app that would wipe everything from their timeline for a day and replace it with the poignant sentence, ‘Imagine your life without memories. For 36 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease, this is reality.’ A powerful social way to get a younger crowd than their usual target audience involved in the awareness day.
Infographic of the Week
How much do you spend via your mobile?
An infographic from the US has been created to show just how many millions of dollars are now being spent via the eBay app – There have now been over 100 million app downloads and an estimated $275 dollars is spent on eBay mobile every second. Are you one of the big eBay spenders?