This Week In Social Media: Users are flocking to twitter, Salesforce buys Buddy Media and Facebook stock plummets below $29/share
Facebook stock may be tanking in just its second full day of trading but that’s sure to turn around. While the IPO may have been a flop Facebook’s dominance is still steady. Check out some of the staggering numbers below.
This Week In Social Media: Facebook has one of the biggest IPOs in the history of IPOs, Pinterest receives $100M more in funding and Twitter gets cozy with your email inbox with a weekly digest
This Week In Social: Facebook dominates the headlines, launching their own app center, file-sharing for groups and a new feature that lets users pay to promote their status update
iTunes turned 9 years old last week and they still haven’t figured out #social. Apple: How is that possible?
— Richard Ting (@flytip) May 7, 2012
Interesting thought, right? iTunes and the iPod/iPhone revolutionized the music industry by legitimizing the selling of digital files and creating an amazing mobile device to play those files.
But for all of its ingenuity, iTunes and Apple have failed to fold the major trend of the day into what is arguably its flagship service.
iTunes has no social DNA.
A few months ago, I went to happy hour with some coworkers at our local watering hole. It was a rainy Wednesday night, the place wasn’t terribly busy, and our group easily got a corner booth. An unfamiliar waiter greeted our group and promptly asked to see all of our IDs. New York, Maryland, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania were passed around the table, along with one iPhone. “What’s this?” the waiter asked. “I lost my ID last weekend,” said my friend. “Will you accept my Facebook profile as proof of age?”
Instagram, as you may have heard, was recently bought by Facebook for a reported $1 Billion. As my colleague remarked on twitter at the height of Mega Millions fever, why play the lotto when you can build an app and split a cool billion. This infographic explains just how Instagram wen from tiny photo startup to being worth more than the Kodak corporation.
This Week In Social Media: Instagram passes 50M users, LinkedIn acquires SlideShare and Facebook introduces an organ donor initiative
Pinterest has been the most buzzed about social networking site for months now. It even achieved the distinction of being the fast growing site ever. This terrific infogrpahic from Tamba, shows just how much the site has grown and evolved in a little over a year.
This Week In Social: Google+ launches its own ‘Share’ button, Klout gets into the mobile space with its first iOS app and Facebook is now over 900 million users