Thursday, August 16, 2012

Around The Net

  • Twitter Debuts New Platform MediumMashable

    The founders of Twitter on Tuesday debuted Medium -- a new online platform for sharing and discovering blog posts and pictures. “Evan Williams and Biz Stone are looking to change the way we think of online publishing yet again,” writes Business Insider. “On the surface, Medium looks like a mashup between more traditional blogging services and user-curated collections,” Mashable writes. “Users can choose to read, give feedback or write their own material.” “The layout looks a lot like Pinterest, but contributions include both pictures and text,” remarks GigaOm. “Lots of services have successfully lowered the bar for sharing information, but ... ...Read the whole story

  • Twitter Founders Break 140-Character Mold With BranchThe New York Times

    Separate and apart from Medium, Twitter cofounders Evan Williams and Biz Stone debuted another online platform, this week. Named Branch, the site encourages users to start longer, more in-depth conversations about specific topics, and then invite others to join in on the discussion. “Sometimes, 140 characters just isn’t enough,” The New York Times Bit’s blog jokes, referring to Twitter’s famous character limitations.    ...Read the whole story

  • Facebook Going To The Dogs In The UK Red Rocket Media

    Around seven per cent of UK dogs are thought to have a Facebook page, standard.co.uk reports. New research from Petplan has found that besotted owners anthropomorphise their pets so much that some even create Facebook pages for their pets. This figure could also be set to grow further over the coming years, with the number of pet profiles appearing on social networks increasing by 36% year-on-year. ...Read the whole story

  • Olympics Were More Mobile Than Social Red Rocket Media
  • Facebook Goes For Traditional Ads Tech Crunch
  • YouTube Video Of Games Ran 20 Million Hours Plus The Drum
  • Brits Favor Looks Over Brains On Social The Telegraph
Share And Share, But Not Alike

According to the e-tailing group and MyBuys, in a joint online survey, consumers are more comfortable sharing data with retailers than they are with social networks, especially if it enhances the shopping experience. The majority of ...More