Google Hangouts and Google Talk face outage. WhatsApp CEO says Facebook acquisition won’t affect privacy. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
You can use your phone to practically control anything, so why not control your own brew? It’s easier than getting into your car and driving to a bar, but not quite as cheap ($2400). At the very least, it can make a brewmaster out of ordinary smartphone users.
This fall, concert goers at OppiKoppi Music Festival in South Africa will have the option of getting beer deliveries via drones. In a recent video announcement, the organizers demonstrated a parachute style beer delivery from a hand guided drone, with intentions of GPS grids taking over the navigational control for the festival in August.
Current US law does not allow drones for commercial uses, but if FAA regulations are finalized by 2015, beer and burrito deliveries might be just the thing I’ve been waiting for. Also, drone package delivery services from Amazon.
Dos Equis was the beer of choice for toasting Mexico on Cinco de Mayo, at least on Twitter. Social software company Expion looked at all brand mentions for ten of the top beer brands between April 24 and May 6 to see how well they did.
Today we raise a glass to Libatious, a social network for beer drinkers that launched today from its headquarters in Brooklyn, NY. The site has a database of beers and breweries from all over the world for users to explore, bookmark and rate – an intriguing blend of Pinterest and Yelp. In the real world, beer and social media go together like soda and pop rocks. Just for fun, here’s a sampling of eight beers to pair with eight different social networks, inspired by beers found on tap at Libatious.
Imagine what life would be like if every time you cracked open a Heineken you had the chance to win a free case of beer on Facebook.
There’s something about summer that brings out the adventurous beer drinker in me. Don’t get me wrong, a cold suds hits the spot all year long, but the hot sun puts me in the mood to roll the dice on some different brews.
Now on the scene is BeerSuggest, a new wiki that informs users about everything beer related.
Covering over 4,363 beers and 1,154 breweries, you can research based on country, style, alcohol content, public rating and several pother criteria.
One neat the thing the site offers is a ‘related beers’ section where you can find beer that is similar to one you like. Tired of Corona? You might want to track down Jimmy “I’ll put my name on anything” Buffet’s brew Landshark.
If you choose to register, the wiki will track your beer preferences, offering similar suds along the way. A social network component lets you buddy up with peeps who enjoy similar drinks.
The site also keeps tabs on upcoming beer festivals and events.
A feature that I would love to see is a on-the-go access. A mobile beer guide that’s accessible from my mobile device would be ideal. That way, I can impress the group when I buy a round of that in-season microbrew.
Beer holds a special place in many people’s hearts. And now that the beloved beverage can potentially fuel vehicles, it might be a cure-all after all!