Missed some Social News last week? Not feeling up to speed?
Don’t worry, we rounded up a handful of the most important stories so you can catch up quick!
The social giant, Facebook, has released a new WordPress plugin, which allows you to ‘cross-post content published to WordPress to your Facebook Timeline and the Facebook Pages you manage. You can also mention the names of Pages and friends as you post to further distribute your content.’
Additionally the plugin has some new buttons and widgets for your blog as well.
A complete guide on how to use this new plugin can be found on socialmediaexaminer.
A couple of years ago, Facebook launched their own email service which got little to no attention from users.
Well Facebook is making sure it gets noticed this time around by changing everyone’s email on their Facebook profile to the @facebook.com one, without even telling anyone.
This has caused some anger from users reporting vital communications being lost.
Luckily, Lifehacker provides us a video on how to easily change it back to our original email:
A partnership between LinkedIn and Twitter, that started back in 2009, ended last week. Linkedin and Twitter have officially called it quits.
Twitter users can no longer sync their posts on their Linkedin accounts but Linkedin users can still update and post on their Twitter accounts using the share button on LinkedIn.
So why the breakup? Rumors are floating around it could have been because of the recent password hack of LinkedIn accounts or a disagreement over advertising revenues. However, a Linkedin spokesperson said that both companies have always had a harmonious relationship.
Yes, it’s already been a year since Google+ launched and as of June 28, 2012, Google+ is now 1 year old.
In celebration they also launched two major updates which they announced on their official blog.
Google+ for tablets – because of the great response that Google+ received from Android and iOS phones, it was only a matter of time for Google+ to released a tablet version which includes:
- A beautiful stream that styles content based on popularity, type and orientation
- A “lean back” Hangouts experience that’s great for the couch or common room
- Crisper text, fuller photos and easily-tappable actions like +1 and comment
Google+ Events – users can now create invites for their events. Sounds familiar? Well, Google takes it a notch higher by allowing users to customize their invitations with themes and animations.
Events also allowed about a day or two of annoying event notices that flooded most users, including Robert Scoble, who was less than pleased.
The following video details Google+’s new features:
Microsoft announced that they have acquired Yammer for $1.2 billion in cash.
“The acquisition of Yammer underscores our commitment to deliver technology that businesses need and people love,” said Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft. “Yammer adds a best-in-class enterprise social networking service to Microsoft’s growing portfolio of complementary cloud services.”
It’s definitely not rocket science but the geniuses from NASA recognizes the power of social media and have decided to host their first ever social media event on Aug. 3 for the Mars landing.
7) Social Media Day
It doesn’t get more social than Social Media Day. June 30 is the recognized day for celebrating this event and social meetups were held in different locations worldwide to celebrate this occasion including Tampa, Fla, who has officially joined 13 cities and 2 U.S. states in recognizing June 30 officially as Social Media Day.
8) Social Sites Had Issues With Mother Nature and Father Time
Netflix, Instagram and Pinterest were down last June 30 because of storms across the East coast, which caused the servers to go down for a few hours.
Reddit and Mozilla had some problems because a ‘leap second’ was added to account for Earth’s slowing rotation.
Reddit tweeted “We are having some Java/Cassandra issues related to the leap second at 5pm PST. We’re working as quickly as we can to restore service,”
A Mozilla engineer, Eric Ziegenhorn, posted a bug report blaming the leap second as the cause of their problems as well.
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