Social

  • Google images highlight photos from friends

    In the ever increasing world of personalised search results, Google have added personal results to images. In the screenshot above we can see images from Google+ contacts Trey Ratcliff and Veronica Belmont are shown at the top of the Google Images search result. During testing a search for “lounge...
  • Social media just scored me a free trip to Canberra

    Regular readers will remember a recent post where ACT Tourism offered a weekend away to people active on social media. The Human Brochure idea is designed to show off what Canberra has to offer. Well, I applied and got an email tonight to say I’d been accepted!! So I’ll...
  • The new Myspace redesign has potential to be awesome

    Myspace is dead, gone and buried right? Not quite. The once giant social network is starting over. With a complete rethink and redesign of their site, the new clean, click design looks incredibly impressive. Of course you can’t just put a new face on and old pony and make...
  • Facebook add promoted posts for Pages

    Facebook have introduced a new feature for those managing Pages. Recently we seen the introduction of promoted posts, but bizarrely this was restricted to personal profiles and not brand pages. Today the is being remedied and as you can see from the image above Promoted Posts are now available...
  • Canberra wants 500 humans (social media peeps) for a free weekend in Canberra

    Tourism Canberra have come up with a new idea to promote the city. The ‘See yourself in the Nation’s Capital’ campaign will send 500 socially active people to Canberra for a weekend getaway. While specific actives aren’t defined, there are 4 primary categories to pick from. Jump the queues...
  • Let’s be clear, Facedeals is not by Facebook

    Over the past 24 hours I’ve seen some pretty ordinary reporting from some high-profile sites like this and this around Facedeals. While most surface-level reporting simply see the colour blue and the word Face in the name and incorrectly join the dots, a little research would make it perfectly...
  • Facebook comments can now be edited

    A new Facebook feature that is steadily rolling out to users is comment editing. This is useful when you realise that witty comment was a little hasty or contained a typo. The previous clumbsy resolution was to post a follow up comment with the correction or delete the comment...
  • Klout release iPhone app

    Social ranking and perks service Klout has today released their iPhone app. While 3rd parties had provided basic Klout data, its now the official app that can give Klout fans exactly what they need. As you’d expect, the Klout iPhone app gives you access to your current Klout score,...
  • Facebook IPO filed.. raising $5 Billion.. now we wait.

    Facebook has just filed their initial public offering, the first step in taking the company public. For now the figure being raised is $5 Billion, which will turn hundreds of their employees into millionaires. Hopefully their contracts mean they have to stick around for a while after the filing...