Social Media News Wrap-up Feb 5
Here are some interesting post and articles from this week’s social media buzz.
Tumblr Now Lets You Highlight Your Favorite Posts For A Dollar
techcrunch: With Highlights, you can choose a special icon that will appear next to the post along with an optional message that points out why the post is important.
Google Blogger URL Redirects Censor International Users
SE Journal: The change, which deploys a country-specific URL to the Blogger platform, will allow Google to censor and remove content on a country-by-country basis similar to the new Twitter policy.
17 Facts About The People Who Waste Time On Facebook
Business Insider: Researchers with the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project conducted a national phone survey of Facebook users and just released a report on the findings.
Social Media Analytics: Relationships with End User Consumers
Beyond Search: Text Analytics News recently partnered with Useful Social Media to publish a series of interviews with experts in the field of Social Media Analytics. The second installment focuses on the relationships between vendors and their end user consumers.
Sina weibo has more tweets/second than Twitter
Search Cowboys: At 00:00 23rd Jan, Sina Weibo reached a new record – 32,312 messages sent per second, which was about 7000 messages more than Twitter’s record – 25,088 in Japan during a TV screening of anime movie Castle in the Sky last December.
One studio accounts for 1/3 of Twitter DMCA takedowns
Neowin: Twitter recently released all of the DMCA takedown notices they have received in the past year. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the 4,410 claims reveal that a single studio, Magnolia Pictures, was responsible for a third of them.
Could Reddit Be the World’s Most Influential Website?
Blue Glass: Started in 2005, and currently owned by Condé Nast, Reddit boasts more than 1 billion page views each month. Though Reddit was once considered fairly obscure, the site is now making waves and becoming quite well known.
Pinterest Driving More Referral Traffic Than Google+
SE Watch: Numerous reports agree that unique visitors to Pinterest are skyrocketing, and that Pinterest is driving more referral traffic than Google+, LinkedIn, Reddit, and YouTube.
Yahoo Lays Off Flickr Customer Service Team, Reportedly 12% Of Entire Staff
Marketing Land: In a blog post Monday, former Flickr engineer Nolan Caudill says that “Yahoo laid off the highest level of Flickr’s customer support” and says these were the people who knew about Flickr’s ins and outs “than anyone else on the team.”
StumbleUpon Kills Direct Links, iFrames Everything
SE Land: Having recently removed blogs, themes, and groups off the site, the new changes continue to move away from any focus on the site and more towards getting users back into the toolbar, whether iframed or installed.
Need a Cheat Sheet for Social Media?
SE Journal: Well, Flowtown made a fantastic one and we want to share it with you. Now obviously many of us do not need this cheat sheet, but there are plenty of people that do! Like clients and parents.
Facebook By The Numbers – What Its IPO Means
Heidi Cohen: Thus it’s no surprise Facebook could be worth between $75 and $100 billion based on the numbers released in their IPO filing. A deeper look into Facebook’s data and financials reveals insights into their future prospects of interest to users, marketers and investors.
Social media more addictive than booze and cigarettes.
Discovery: Led by Wilhelm Hofmann, a team from Chicago University’s Booth Business School conducted an experiment using BlackBerry devices to test the will power of 205 people between the ages of 18 and 85 in the German city of Wurtzburg.
How Google+ Can Win: Make Publishing Universal
TechCrunch: One area where Google+ seems have gained traction is public sharing and broadcasting – a la Twitter. It has been impressive to see Google execute nimbly by adding multiple features to emerge as the iPhone of publishing platforms.