This Week in Social Media – The Friday Rundown


This Week in Social Media – The Friday Rundown

happy-friday-bd-1024x1024In our Friday Roundup up we summarize the top stories in social media for the week, to keep you up to speed on the latest in industry trends and social media news.

From the funny social media response to the White House’s recent Obamacare tweet, to the social media marketing web frenzy surrounding the LeWeb 13 Paris – it has certainly been an exciting week in the social sphere.

Here are the week’s greatest hits, fails and top headlines in social media.

Twitter Buckles Under Pressure, Lets You Block Users Again via Mashable

Twitter reversed its stance on blocking a second time Thursday night, reverting to the original policy in the face of what it admitted was tremendous opposition on the service.

White House tweet + Photoshop = Obamacare jokes via Washington Post

Yesterday, The White House tweeted this image:

Within minutes came the parodies — both from opponents of Obamacare and random jokesters. Here’s an example from Senator Ted Cruz – check out the full story for more hilarious spoofs on the White House tweet.

The U.K. Prime Minister Went on Weibo and All Anyone Cared About Was When Sherlock Will Be Back via TIME

When UK Prime Minister David Cameron came on the Chinese social media site Sina Weibo for a public question and answer session, commenters had a lot of questions. Some were political, some personal, and others were about … Benedict Cumberbatch.

Instagram to let users send photos, videos directly to followers via Global Post

Instagram has added a new feature that lets users share photos and videos with up to 15 people rather than everyone who follows them on the popular Facebook-owned photo-sharing app.
Called Instagram Direct, the feature is available for Apple and Android phones, and users can choose up to 15 people who follow them on Instagram to share photos or videos.

The Top Social Media Insights Around LeWeb ’13 Paris – Post Game Report via Synthesio

LeWeb’13 Paris has come to an end, but with over 75, 500 LeWeb mentions on social media over the past few days, it has definitely left its mark on the digital community of Paris and beyond.

Synthesio’s Live Social Media Dashboard tracked all social media conversations surrounding LeWeb ’13 Paris; revealing engaging insights around the global reach of the event in our Twitter Heat Map, the hour-by-hour timeline of the evolution of LeWeb buzz, the hottest topics, and the top speakers andinfluencers driving the conversations.

Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments! Happy Friday!

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