I hope everyone is enjoying their Labor Day weekend! I’ve spent the weekend catching up with friends, grabbing sunlight and sipping cool drinks. Couldn’t ask for more.
Even though it’s Labor Day weekend and I shouldn’t be “working.” I actually don’t feel like I am laboring when I write this post because I love what I do and can talk “shop” for hours.
1. Dinn Dinn mobile app for foodies – Share the food you love, the food you dislike and make friends (i.e. tastebuds). The profile you create is a reflection of your taste in food. Are you a noodle house type of person? Slow and low BBQ? This mobile app is new but worth keeping an eye on!
2. 10 companies that nail their taglines – “Just Do It,” “It melts in your mouth. Not in your hand.” Both great taglines that have become household names. This story makes the list because it gets me thinking about what my tagline should be. As bloggers and/or small business owners, tag lines matter us too. Of all the people we meet at conferences and Twitter chats, having a compelling tagline matters.
What is or would be your tagline?
3. Pinterest is, well…pinning – Pinterest is practicing what it preaches. Get an inside look at their HQ digs and staff, funky staff hairstyles, furry friends and interesting pins.
I usually post these recaps on a Sunday or Monday, but things have been pretty nutty over here. So, better late than never, right?!
1. BlogHer 2012 Virtual Conference – I had the opportunity to attend BlogHer ’12 in New York. I had a great time and learned so much. I understand conferences can be pricey, which is one of the reasons why I love that BlogHer offers the “virtual conference” within a week of the event. It’s free of charge and bloggers can get in depth recaps from many of the most popular sessions. It’s perfect for those who don’t have the resources to attend.
2. Defend the Flame – Twitter users kept the Olympic flame burning simply by tweeting, tweeting and more tweeting with #keepitburning. It’s an Olympic-themed site allowing users to prevent the damp London weather from dimming the Olympic flame. It’s sorta fun to play along.
3. WordPress mobile app gets an upgrade – I use WordPress, so this is something I am pretty thrilled about. Before the upgrade, the WordPress mobile app was mediocre. Post upgrade, there are a 180 new features including sliding sidebar panels, which you may recognize because that is how Facebook’s mobile app functions.
Apology in advance to all of you, I’ve been off the blogging radar this past week. With the July 4th holiday smack-dab in the middle of the week and then heading out of town, for the weekend, with my Mr. H left me little time to blog. Nevertheless, I am back and cannot wait to get you up-to-speed on what is happening in the social media world.
How was your 4th of July holiday?!
1. Calling your ex-lover too much? There’s an app for that – Gawd. I wish this app existed when I was in college. Heartbreak, calling the ex-boyfriend, hoping that maybe there was a future for us. Fortunately, I got over it and moved on but I think many young and not-so-young men and women have the urge to dial their ex-lovers for whatever reason. If anyone is looking to break the habit, keep an eye on this mobile app for when it’s released in English.
2. Is there a “Want” button coming to Facebook? – No word just yet, but Facebook is testing this functionality. A “Want” button would be great for online retailers, give-a-ways hosted by bloggers, Etsy and Ebay sellers and so many others. For example, imagine finding an incredible recipe for strawberry ice cream on Saveur.com, rather than “Liking” the recipe, you can simply “Want” the recipe AND the strawberry ice cream itself. The best of both worlds.
3. Say “goodbye” to face recognition on Facebook – I am so glad Facebook is removing this; it was unsettling to know that Facebook was leveraging software, Face.com, to recognize my face (and yours) whenever anyone uploaded or posted photos on Facebook. Ekk. So disturbing. This functionality is now removed! Great news.