Social Media News Jan 29
Here’s this week news wrap-up with stories on social media and social networking.
Twitter Now Able To Censor Tweets, If Required By Law, On A Country-By-Country Basis
Danny Sullivan: So far, Twitter tells me that virtually all of the tweets it has had to pull have been due to complaints filed through the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Like Google, it has already been filing requests it receives to remove content with Chilling Effects.
Greplin: Search your Social Timeline
State of Search: “Personal search engine” Greplin is one of the social search engines which tries to grab a part of social search. It looks through your social accounts to find that one message or topic you lost or couldn’t remember who said it.
10 Things Facebook is doing that will guarantee its future dominance
memeburn: Despite the numerous stories one continues to read about people planning a mass exodus from Facebook, however, the global growth stats continue to boggle the mind month after month, with 1-billion Facebook users starting to look more likely sooner rather than later.
A woman’s world: How social media has changed gaming
memeburn: A recent study conducted by PopCap Games (most famous for Plants vs Zombies and Bejeweled) found that women were the most active gamers on social networking sites, making up over 55% of gamers.
TwitWipe Allows Room for Regret
Beyond Search: A service created in 2009 by Aalaap Ghag is becoming popular with Twitter users. The service, TwitWipe, allows users to easily erase all of their previously posted Twitter messages.
What your online friends reveal about where you are
New Scientist: “You can actually infer a lot of things about people, even though they are pretty careful about how they manage their online behaviour,” says Adam Sadilek of the University of Rochester in New York. He has developed a system for predicting a Twitter user’s location by looking at where their friends are. The tool can correctly place a user within a 100-metre radius with up to 85 per cent accuracy.
This post on Google+ statistics is a billion* times better than any other post
SocialBeat: Counting registered users instead of daily active users tells us nothing about the popularity of the service. Think of the millions of people who’ve registered for Google+ but never use it. Second, given the huge popularity of Google search, Gmail, and YouTube, it’s actually surprising that so few people who have registered for Google+ are using those more popular services on a daily basis — only 60 percent.
FBI plans social network map alert mash-up application
BBC: The FBI is seeking to develop an early-warning system based on material “scraped” from social networks.
Google+ Lowers Their Age Requirement to Allow Young Teens
Marketing Pilgrim: Google+ has just lowered their minimum age requirement from 18 to 13. Young teens everywhere couldn’t care less.
Reddit On The Rise While The Decline Of Digg Continues
Marketing Land: Reddit referrals rose 360% from 2009 to 2011 while Digg traffic dropped to 4.6 million in 2011 – just 14% of the referrals the site was sending 2 years ago.
Google+ is now allowing nicknames, pseudonyms & more
SocialBeat: Up until now, Google+ users were supposed to only use their given-by-their-parents-on-a-birth-certificate names, which might have worked well for a lot of normal social-web users accustomed to that policy by Facebook-driven norms.
Can Facebook Save Digg From Being Buried Alive?
Brent Csutoras, SE Journal: So can Facebook be the savior Digg needs to keep them relevant and profitable, or is this just another failed attempt for a company watching the social media space move on without them? Well I can tell you they are not making any fans by forcing people to Facebook when they try to visit the site, that’s for sure.
Google keeps Pushing: Your New Google Account is Automatically your G+ Account
State of Search: Now if you decide to get a Gmail account you won’t have to sign up separately for all the other services anymore. Your Google Account is now also your Google+ account, your YouTube account and other Google products.
Bye Bye Summify:Twitter Acquires Social News Aggregator
SE Journal: Twitter announced that they are acquiring the Vancouver-based social new aggregator Summify. Summify, which was founded in late 2009 as ReadFu, summarizes the stories that are shared on the popular social networks and other news sites.
When Is The Best Time Of The Day To Blog?
socialfresh: We have looked at best times to publish for Twitter as well as the best publish times for Facebook.
Google+ lets you start a conversation directly from search results
Econsultancy: Google rolled out yet another new feature for Google+ that lets you start a conversation directly from search results – and contribute to a topical Google+ stream.
Want More Clicks on Twitter?
SE Journal: The infographic is by Dan Zarrella of HubSpot. This IG a lot of great recommendations if you are looking to increase your clicks on Twitter. I especially liked the suggestions on using words correctly and the use of action words. I guess I will be tweeting more on the weekends too.