There were two exciting updates made to Facebook this week. The first is the ability to schedule content to publish, without having to use third-party sites/apps like TweetDeck or HooteSuite. The second is the creation and launch of “admin roles” for Facebook pages. In other news…
- The popular URL-shortner site bit.ly launched a major redesign. Click here to learn about it. There are a lot of additional features now offered, and it seems as though the site is trying to position itself as a “social link sharing site” instead of just a place to go to shorten your links. A lot of people are actually making a big fuss about it.
- It was announced that Google has applied to buy and own more than 50 new domains, including .LOL and .YouTube. According to their blog post, they focused on domains that fall into four categories:
- Trademarks, like .google
- Domains related to their core business, like .docs
- Domains that will improve user experience, such as .youtube
- Domains they think have interesting and creative potential, such as .lol
- Mashable, Hubspot, and SocialFresh all wrote about how important images/visuals are on social media. Think it might be a pretty good hint that you should be sharing more visuals? Read Mashable’s article. Read the SocialFresh article. Download the Hubspot ebook.
- Today is National Doughnut Day, and Instagram is keeping track of all the creative photos people are sharing! Click the image below to see the photos, and click here to see ours!
- And finally, the video of the week. Have you heard of Google Glasses? If you want to be a little freaked out at the direction in which technology and social/mobile is moving, watch this:
As a social media specialist, Rob thrives in situations that require constant creativity. On days when Rob isn’t working hard to create, maintain, and strengthen relationships online, you might find him spending time with family, browsing through his nearest bookstore, or sipping on a cup of coffee at his local Starbucks.