Friday, 2 September 2011

This Week in Social

Beyonce breaks Tweet record, The Sims on Facebook, Invite Facebook friends to JunkBox, LinkedIn may have competition, Facebook and Google+ add Chrome extensions, Facebook music service


Beyonce Baby Revelation Breaks Tweet record


According to Twitter’s global PR team, Beyonce’s baby reveal  gave Twitter a record bump of 8,868 tweets per second. That means that Beyonce’s VMA moment received more mentions per second than the Women’s World Cup, Japan’s New Year or Osama bin Laden’s death.

More on this story on Mashable.


The Sims Becomes The Fastest Growing Facebook App


Electronic Arts has a hit on its hands! The Sims Social has been the fastest growing application on Facebook this week, since debuting on 23rd August just over a week ago. The application has had a growth of over 16 million users in a single week.

For more stats about Facebook apps visit AllFacebook.


Invite Facebook friends To Dig Through Your JunkBox


Invite all of your Facebook friends to a yard sale with JunkBox, a new app for the social network. Playing off the cliché, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” JunkBox offers Facebook users a way to buy, sell, trade, and barter their unwanted items.

Read more of this story at AllFacebook. Could Be Competition To LinkedIn


Path.To basically aims to simplify the way professionals connect and promote themselves online. is in a combination of and LinkedIn. Users can create photo-rich, sleek professional profiles with simple user discovery.

Read more on the about on their blog.


Google+ and Facebook Roll Out Google Chrome Extensions


On Wednesday Google released the Google +1 Button extension allowing you to +1 a web page anywhere on the web. Browsers now no longer have to rely on a site to implement the +1 Button. Facebook followed shortly after as they rolled out their Like Button extension, that according to Google is indeed built by Facebook itself.

Read more on the Google+ extension and Facebook Like extention.


Facebook Music Service Coming At F8


Facebook has bandied a variety of music-related ideas around over the years and in 2008 it was poised to launch a streaming music of some sort in collaboration with a single music company such as Lala. Now at F8 there is going to be an announcement about their new music service.

Continue reading at InsideFacebook.

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