Facebook’s IPO, Pinterest’s Millions, and Google’s New Search Tool [Podcast]

It was a big week for social media. On today’s Morning Media Menu (MP3 link), GalleyCat editor Jason Boog shared his thoughts on Facebook’s long-awaited IPO, speculating on how today’s results will affect the larger social media ecosystem.

One of Facebook’s success stories, Pinterest, also raised $100 million this week, bringing their value up to $1.5 billion. We discussed the future of the company’s business model.

Google also rolled out a new search feature that highlights people, places, and things in a more visual way and adds another layer to its signature page-ranking algorithm.

Boog shared some tips on how self-published authors can sell their books in bookstores. Publishing online is easy, but it’s a real challenge for smaller publishers and indie writers to break into Barnes & Noble.

Follow this MP3 link to listen. The show was hosted by GalleyCat editor Jason Boog. Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Image by prapass via Shutterstock. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

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