Twitter has acquired the startup Spindle, whose namesake app allows users to search for Twitter content created near them.
Digg Reader Will Launch Just Before Google Reader Shuts Down (SocialTimes)
Digg will open its new RSS platform, Digg Reader, just weeks ahead of Google Reader’s expiration date, the company announced on Monday. Beta testers will see the first version of the tool starting next week; everyone else will have access on June 26.
San Francisco mayor Ed Lee today pointed to the growth of the technology industry as a major success of his administration, even as anger in the city has mounted over skyrocketing rents and urban congestion worsened by the fleet of private buses that take workers to and from the campuses of the largest technology companies in Silicon Valley.
Not only has the U.S. government been tracking your email and cell phone metadata, but, by the looks of it, it’s been tweeting about it!
History Repeats Itself with Foursquare’s New Time Machine (SocialTimes)
Foursquare has created a Time Machine that sorts through all of your past check-ins and displays them on an interactive map. Much like Foursquare’s Explore button, it will also serve up suggestions for where to go next.
Mobile marketing is now a $16 billion industry worldwide, of which Google commands more than 55 percent, according to eMarketer’s first ever global profile of the mobile marketing industry released today.
Hashtags Are Now Clickable on Facebook (AllFacebook)
It’s official: Hashtags — long a staple of Twitter, as well as Facebook-owned photo-sharing network Instagram — became clickable on Facebook Wednesday. Facebook said in announcing the addition of hashtags that the new feature marks just the first step toward making it easier for users to discover conversations on the social network about public events, people and other topics.
On today’s social media edition of the Morning Media Menu, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog discussed how social media is changing the world.
Who can use social media tools to manage a crisis? Some emergency situations, like an earthquake, are felt on a global level, while others affect a single company or an organization. The makers of this infographic have made a case for using social media to both spread information during a real-world emergency as well as manage a PR crisis online.
Hillary Clinton Reclaims Her Identity on Twitter (SocialTimes)
For the last year or so, texts from Hillary Clinton were not actually written by the former first lady and secretary of State. Monday, the smartphone-wielding @HillaryClinton was verified, active on Twitter and reclaiming her online identity with the same avatar made famous by the parody Tumblr blog “Texts from Hillary.”