Today marks what would have been Steve Jobs’ 57th birthday. The world has largely moved on from his death, but it’s good to step back for a few minutes today and remember the icon that was largely responsible for building the digital world we live in. Other than that, the week was pretty normal in the social sphere – besides Pinterest absolutely blowing up. You can learn a little more about Pinterest by checking out this blog post from earlier in the week.
- Nearly 40 million Americans are accessing social networks on their mobile device daily. That’s a wild number. You MUST keep mobile in mind as you think about your marketing strategy. (Click here)
- Twitter co-founder says spending a lot of time on the site is…unhealthy. Biz Stone revealed that he thinks Twitter should be used as an information source, and that users can (should?) leave the site once they’ve found what they’re looking for. Interesting words. (Click here)
- More and more social media users are doing some “pruning” on their accounts – with well over 50% of people doing some amount of un-friending/following in the last year. Have you? (Click here)
- Google Docs updated it’s Android app so that users can edit/collaborate on the go – something that was previously not available. This might seem minor, but think about working on a team-project while on the go. The possibilities for this are really quite powerful. (Click here)
- The government is starting to intervene when it comes to Internet/mobile privacy, especially in regards to Google’s new policy. (Click here)
- I have a good friend who has alerted me to a YouTube phenomenon known as the cinnamon challenge. Search the term, and you get all kinds of crazy videos, like the one below. And don’t be surprised if you see one of us here in the OSM office attempting this legendary feat.