Weekly Social Media Wrap Up
As the Social Media Advisor here at Bluewire Media it is my job to stay on top of what is trending and the latest social media news so we can best inform our clients. I read at least 30 articles a week discussing anything from Pinterest, the latest social media marketing campaigns to little known tips and tricks of Facebook, Twitter and more. So I thought it would be a good idea to do a weekly wrap up.
Planking is so last year, why not try Jolieing?
Angelina Jolie stole the show at the Oscars this week with that’s right her right leg! The celeb’s leg flashing became a huge social media sensation with fans and bloggers super imposing her leg onto almost anything. Her pose at the red carpet has even become a verb “Jolieing”! Angelina’s right leg is now so popular it even has its own twitter account with over 44,000 followers. Follow it now on: @AngiesRightLeg
iPhone apps now integrate into your Facebook Timeline
If you love apps like Foodspotting and Pinterest you can now integrate these with your Facebook timeline. To add an app to your timeline simply open the iPhone app and then select ‘connect to Facebook’.
Here are some great apps that you can now integrate:
Pinterest – An online pin-board where you can organize and share things.
Foodspotting – A visual guide to good food and where to find it.
Foodily – A recipe network for friends.
Ticketmaster – Find & buy tickets to concert, sport, theatre, arts and family events.
Rotten Tomatoes – The ultimate movie critic.
Pose – Best way to share and discover style.
Gogobot- Collect and share where you have travelled.
Kobo– share the books and ebooks you have read.
Opt-Out Code for Pinterest
For anyone with copyrighted images Pinterest may be your worst enemy. Pinterest allows users to grab an image from any website and post it on one of their pin-boards where it can be shared by millions. Pinterest has heard all of the concern about possible image stealing and has now provided an opt out code for companies who want to block pinning of their images.
To block a person from pinning an image from your website place the below code in the header of the specific page:
<meta name=”pinterest” content=”nopin” />
Facebook Pages are now on Timeline
If you have loved the look of Facebook timeline for personal use then you are going to jump for joy at the news it is now coming to business pages. At current business pages will get the option to view the page in a timeline format, however it does not matter if you don’t like it because the change will be mandatory from 31 March 2012.
To make the change today click on the link below to change your business page to the timeline format.