Author:Sandra

Facebook… the new Pinterest?

Everyone with an interest in Social Media is abuzz following the announcement on Monday, that Facebook began testing a new feature called ‘Collections’, which allows marketers to add ‘Want’ or ‘Collect’ buttons to news feed posts about products. Facebook has stated that the new feature is unrelated to Pinterest, but we can’t help but notice the similarity… you be the judge?

Twitter Gets New Head(er)

Twitter rolled out Header Photos on Tuesday, launching their NEW Profile page design…

Starting this week you can make your presence on Twitter more meaningful with new Twitter profiles. Upload an all-new Header Photo (similar to Facebook’s Cover Photo) on twitter.com, and on mobile apps for iPad, iPhone and Android. The same image will appear whenever anyone views your profile on the web or these apps. Your new header photo will appear above your Tweets, expressing yourself instantly, anywhere.

Feeling a bit left out of the conversation? With so many abbreviations & acronyms used on Twitter, it’s no wonder we struggle to understand what our friends and followers are sometimes saying – but with being limited to 140 characters, one has to learn to be more creative in tweeversation… :)

Let’s face it, whether you’re a social strategist or not, our main effort with most of our communication type content is focussed in platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Blogs, as is the case with most businesses’ content efforts to date. The convenience of having your Blog and Twitter feed simply streaming through your Linkedin company page, thereby automatically populating this platform with content, has left very little need for us to direct much attention to this professional network (with the exception of managing a Linkedin Group of course).

If you’ve ever questioned the viral capabilities of Social Media…consider this.

Though still a sensitive topic for many – including yours truly – let us reflect back on the infamous Rugby World Cup 2011 quarter-final game between South Africa and Australia this past weekend. You may recall a chap by the name of Bryce Lawrence who refereed said game – or at least that is what the entire Rugby watching planet expected him to do.