Happy Friday to you! MK here, and I’ve scoured the net this week and gathered some of the trending and informative social media news. Enjoy the goodness!
So Facebook is in the news, yet again, over privacy issues. Here’s the thing….this isn’t like Orwell’s 1984 where they install television’s that look at you…YOU put the content on the site. There are arguments, on both sides of this issue. There’s a quote in the article, “People are addicted to Facebook and while 60% ‘consider’ deleting their account, maybe 1/1000 of that will actually do so.” That speaks volumes, and as a social media guru, I’m not very worried about people quitting Facebook or any other social network. This may be a warning call, however, to rethink WHAT you put up as far as pictures and stories, and how you work your own personal privacy settings. Make good choices, people. And enjoy.
Well Google rules even more for the next 48 hours! Happy 30th birthday to Pacman and yay to Google as make their first “Google Doogle” that allows users to play Pacman on the homepage for the next two days. Going back in time is something I always think about, and here is a tiny slice of the 80’s for me. I dig that. You should, too.
More on Google, they’re just everywhere this week. They’re starting a TV service. I just hope they show every season of Maude on there so I can catch up. I’m tired of Hulu only having clips or certain episodes of my fav sitcoms. Google’s everywhere!
And in more amusing news, Adam Curry puts himself as the PodFather by “sneaking” into Wikipedia to edit the podcasting entry. There’s no doubt he did certainly push podcasting into the mainstream, but was he the only one?
(Editor’s note: Adam Curry sent us a congratulations email when we beat him to the punch with the first ever rock concert on the web, back in 1993. Thanks, Adam! We love you, too!)
That’s it for this edition of Social Media Marketing Friday- enjoy, and have a great weekend!