Social Media Stories of the Week

25 Mar

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For the second week running, Busy Lizzie decided to look into the biggest social media stories of the week previous and bring you the top stories that are worth your attention.

These are never breaking news stories, but rather some of the deepest thinkers and smartest minds from the world of technology and social media, offering their thoughts and views regarding the biggest stories of the week.

You won’t make it through them all in one sitting, but it’ll bring you up to speed with this week’s happenings. So just sit back, grab a coffee and enjoy.

 

 

Let’s start off with the most ‘shared’ stories on Facebook this week.

 

  1. Facebook Announces New Look For News Feed

 

The “new version of Facebook designed to reduce clutter and focus more on stories from the people you care about”. The changes are rolling out slowly and include new feeds and Facebook will now have the same look and feel on mobile, tablet and web.

 

  1. Introducing New Apps for Timeline

 

Once you’ve added an app, you can begin updating your timeline with your activities as they happen. For example, if you love design, shopping or fashion, you can add the Pinterest or Pose apps to make your favourite items part of your timeline.

 

  1. Facebook Introduces Graph Search Beta

 

Facebook announced this week that they are introducing an upgraded search tool that will scour the massive social network to answer more sophisticated questions. It will replace the traditional and basic method of only sourcing the Facebook page in your request.

 

Despite only expressing itself in 140 characters and moving at the pace it does, Twitter is still one of the best platforms to find out what’s going on!

Twitter has had its fair share of the limelight this week! Their blog reported that they had roughly about 250, 000 tweets yesterday about the #Spill (https://twitter.com/TwitterAU/status/314847155787538432/photo/1)

 

  1. More to see on iPhone and Android

 

In the past few months, the people at Twitter have expanded the tweet so that we can enjoy more than 140 characters. You can now view article and photo previews from more than 2,000 partners or view photos and videos in full screen

 

  1. Sharing Tweets Just Got Easier

 

Twitter have now introduced the ability to email a Tweet directly from twitter.com and this feature will be rolling out very shortly. You can now email a tweet to anyone over the coming weeks, whether they are on Twitter or not.

 

  1. Celebrating #Twitter7

 

There’s a saying that goes; “keep a thing for 7 years and you’ll always find a use for it.” Well today is Twitter’s 7th birthday! Twitter has over 200 million active followers’ users that create over 400 million Tweets each day. Twitter has grown to be one of the most famous social media platforms to hear the latest news, exchange ideas and connect with people in real time.

 

Most people see Instagram as a visual Twitter but the truth is that it has fast become an excellent sharing visual hub for people and businesses alike.

 

  1. Raising Awareness on World Water Day

 

Around the world more than 780 million people live without ready access to clean, safe drinking water. For 85% of the world’s population that lives in the driest half of the planet, existing resources are becoming increasingly scarce. To raise this awareness, the United Nations has designated March 22nd as World Water Day.

 

2.       The Netherlands Celebrates the Start of Spring at Keukenhof

 

Wednesday marked the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. This date, known as the vernal equinox, also marks the annual opening of Keukenhof, the world’s largest flower garden in the Netherlands. Though the park is only open for eight weeks every year, it attracts around 800, 000 visitors looking to photograph the world famous Holland tulips.

3.       Happy 81st Anniversary to the Sydney Harbour Bridge

 

On the 19th of March, Sydney, Australia, celebrated the 81st anniversary of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The bridge was constructed in 1932 to connect the North Shore to the Sydney central business district. The bridge, affectionately  known to locals as ‘the coathanger’ because of its distinctive shape, supports a six lane highway, a railway and paths for both pedestrian and bike traffic and at 160 feet wide, it’s one of the widest long-span bridges in the world.

 

Happy Monday from all at the Busy Lizzie Team!

 

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