Media

Introducing the New Twitter

By

Say goodbye to the Twitter you know and love (or hate). Yesterday evening Twitter announced its plans to launch a faster, easier, and richer version of its web interface. The re-engineered Twitter is currently only accessible to a small percentage of registered users, but will roll over the next several weeks. Click here for a two…

Read the full article

Social Media

Social Media Buzz of the Week

By

Missed what happened in social media this week? Here are some of the top stories to catch you up! Two big events happened on April 1, Gmail’s birthday and April Fool’s Day. Gmail was first launched on April 1, 2004 as an invitation only email that revolutionized the email. The invitation only access helped Gmail…

Read the full article

Media

Google to Offer Captioned YouTube Videos

By

Translation for online video is about to get a whole lot easier. Google just announced that they are going to start offering an automatic caption service for YouTube videos: Offering a service like this, provided it works as described, is nothing short of amazing. Subtitling videos or offering an alternative translated soundtrack is a time-consuming…

Read the full article

Social Media

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Uses Social Media to Spread Awareness of H1N1 Virus

By

With President Obama recently declaring the H1N1 pandemic a national emergency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is combining more traditional methods, such as e-mail blasts and websites, with social media strategies to circulate information about the virus, more popularly known as the swine flu. The CDC has taken advantage of numerous social…

Read the full article

Social Media

Social Media Weekly Buzz

By

Facebook continues to make headlines this week with the release of their application for Google Android users, their integration into the just released iTunes 9, the implementation of @Mentions in status updates, and the launch of Facebook Lite. Twitter again went down, though this time it was thanks to Apple and Steve Jobs’ keynote speech….

Read the full article

Media

Social Media Weekly Buzz

By

Welcome to the second edition of Social Media Weekly Buzz. This week, both Google and Facebook managed to steal the majority of the headlines. Gmail’s outage on Tuesday sparked widespread panic and led most people, ironically, to use Google search to investigate the incident. In addition, the oh-so familiar, yet quite stark, Google search landing…

Read the full article