Twitter shares begin trading today. Facebook redesigns its share and like buttons. These and stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
While viewers are glued to “Game of Thrones” on HBO, they’re also glued to the second screen, where fans of the show can discuss the latest plot twist and create fan art for their favorite characters. Last night’s finale alone generated 96,825 check-ins, sticker unlocks, replies, votes, and other activities on the social TV network GetGlue. The series’ Facebook page also saw a spike in engagement and likes over the weekend, according to our sibling site PageData.
On today’s social media edition of the Morning Media Menu, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog talked about the group of nearly 2,000 people who have signed a petition on Change.Org asking Amazon to change its policy about returning eBooks.
Social media users must have zombies on the brain. “The Walking Dead,” AMC’s hit show about a zombie apocalypse, has been the most-talked-about scripted cable show for the last 8 weeks, say analysts at GetGlue.
Twitter is quickly becoming the go-to social network for watching people who watch television. Starting today, members of an even more TV-obsessed site, GetGlue, will be able to post pictures and short descriptions of TV shows on their Twitter feeds along with their commentary.
LinkedIn to Launch Sponsored Posts (SocialTimes)
LinkedIn is testing sponsored posts from a select set of corporate partners and expects to roll them out for all users in 2013, executives said in a call with analysts following the release of the company’s fourth-quarter 2012 financials. LinkedIn is allowing marketers, including GE, Xerox and BlackBerry, to re-issue research and other sponsored content in status updates that are served to a select group of their followers.
Social TV app and entertainment network GetGlue is eyeing the original online video content arena and, according to GigaOM’s Janko Roettgers on paidContent.org, has begun working on a partnership with Hulu that will involve promotional elements, as well as the indexing of Hulu’s entire original content library.
The Super Bowl isn’t just for television viewers. You can use social media to plan your entire Sunday, including betting pools, tailgate parties, commercials, second screen fun, and of course, the puppy bowl. Get out your phone and brace yourself for the following mega-list of social media tools for watching the final NFL game of the season.
Twitter Unveils Video-Sharing Service Vine (SocialTimes)
As expected, Twitter launched its recently acquired video-tweeting service Vine on Thursday. The mobile app allows users to share six-second videos directly through Twitter.
In November 2012, the television loyalty service had announced its plans to purchase the social TV Guide GetGlue for $25 million and 48.3 million shares of stock. Yesterday, GetGlue announced that the deal was off.