The aggressive integration of Google+ and “real names” across Google platforms made users unhappy across the board.
Businesses should merge their G+ Page with Google Local for powerful optimization in today’s ‘Google search society.’
Facebook unveils Anonymous login and other new features at F8 conference. Twitter stocks sink. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Since its launch in 2011, there have been articles every couple months declaring Google+ a ghost town. However, the numbers indicate otherwise. So why does the myth persist?
Update first, ask questions later. And that attitude is going to continue generating a lot of heat for Google, especially as it develops more features that blur the lines between services.
Google+ is growing by the day, and it’s become a thorn in the side of more established social media sites. Then again, it’s been a thorn in the side of many long term Google users too. Let’s just hope that Google, in its dogged attachment to G+, doesn’t do for all of its services what it did to YouTube comments.
Halloween is tomorrow. Do you know what you are going to wear? Are you are a procrastinator who could not decide on a costume? Or did you just decide today that you want to dress up?
Nearly 70% of typical costume wearers admit social media like Facebook and Pinterest impact their costume choices, according to a survey done by Savers/Value Village. “Nearly half of them say they get inspiration from looking at their newsfeed, like photos of what others wore,” shares Sara Gaugl, Savers spokesperson. “Nearly 40% say they put in more effort to wear something different every year because they know pictures of them will be posted on social media.” Read more
Nerd alert! Witches and wizards who are shopping for Hogwarts supplies can now find a map of Diagon Alley, aka Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, in Street View on Google Maps. If you’re wondering if the actual shops live up to the pictures, just ask the Google+ users who have already visited Diagon Alley and left a review. Overall, 21 reviewers have given the theme park based on the film version of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series a “very good to excellent” average score of 23 points out of 30. We’ve compiled some their best tips.
Google today rolled out a new set of widgets for Google+ that include a stand-alone “follow” button and larger “badges” for pages, profiles and communities.
Users appear to be losing interest in social networks as participating in them becomes mandatory, rather than purely recreational, according to a study conducted by E-Poll Market Research, a consumer research company that serves media, entertainment and Fortune 1,000 companies.