Twitter allows photos to be sent in direct messages. YouTube starts flagging game-related videos. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
As of last night, users on Google Hangout noticed a major error in the messaging platform that caused duplication of messages to several unintended recipients.
If you are using Hangouts for private messaging, you should be aware that messages sent during affected hours were insecure and should not be treated as private. Read more
NASA, which began a five-year mission in 2012 to research changes in hurricane formation and intensity over the Atlantic Ocean, will send two unmanned aircraft over the ocean this summer to learn more. The U.S. government agency will host a Google+ Hangout with four panelists tomorrow, July 23, to discuss research already completed and this summer’s flights.
An Arrest in Boston Blasts? Depends Which Network You’re Watching (TVNewser)
Around 1:30 Wednesday afternoon, CNN’s John King went on the air reporting from one of his sources that a suspect in the Boston blasts has been identified. Fox News’s Catherine Herridge reported the news moments later: “Fox confirming that the feds have an image which would suggest that a suspect at that second bombing site.”
Andrea Mitchell, chief foreign affairs correspondent for left-leaning MSNBC, will host a Google+ Hangout with Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday at 1 p.m. EDT. A group of Americans will join them to discuss foreign policy.
Users Can Now Promote Facebook Friends’ Posts (AllFacebook)
A few months ago, Facebook made it possible for users to pay to promote their own posts. The social network announced Thursday that now, users can do the same for their friends’ posts.
Laid off from their jobs, two forty-something salesmen start new careers at Google in “The Internship,” a new comedy directed by Shawn Levy that stars Vince Vaughan and Owen Wilson. To promote the film, both actors will appear in a live Google+ hangout hosted by Conan O’Brien on Wednesday, February 13 at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET.
On Thursday, September 13 at 4 pm, Steven Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are hosting a Google+ hangout to promote their new film, Lincoln. And they’re inviting a select few to join them (details below).
Set to release in December 2012, the movie follows the sixteenth President of the United States as he guides the North to victory during the Civil War.
History buffs will love this – and people confusing it with Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter will be annoyed.
Google is really pushing video chat into its next phase with Google+ Hangouts. A really cool new feature surfaced Friday morning that allows Google+ Hangout hosts to display subtitles/captions of their talk either using a live transcriptionist or by typing the subtitles as the person speaks. It’s an early look at a cool feature, and Google hopes to expand on it in the future. The aim of this feature is to enable deaf users to be able to use the service.