Google takes its April Fools’ Day pranks seriously.
Not only did Google pull pranks on us users of their services on April 1, its executives also pranked their chief Sergey Brin turning his Tesla Model S into a hot pink Batmobile.
Yesterday, photos of Brin’s customized car started surfacing on the Tesla Motors Club forum, on Twitter and on Google+.
In the photo below, you can see Brin driving the “pimped out” Tesla Model S.
The car, as you can see, has been finished in hot pink with …
Microsoft cofounders Bill Gates and Paul Allen recreate an iconic photo from back when their company was still relatively young.
The photo below is from 1981, just six years from when Microsoft was founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
1981 was the year when IBM bought a license for MS-DOS from Microsoft. The photo shows Bill Gates and Paul Allen surrounded by computers.
Yesterday, Allen tweeted the following photo saying it’s so much fun catching up with computing pioneers at the Living …
A U.S. federal judge has given a Chicago company the go-ahead to sue Facebook over its use of “timeline”.
The company, which itself is called Timelines, sued Facebook soon after the world’s largest social networking site launched its “Facebook Timeline” feature.
In a 23-page ruling, U.S. District Judge John Darrah said that Timelines can sue Facebook over its “timeline” trademark even though Facebook thinks the word is too generic to be trademarked.
The judge reminded Facebook …
Making your social media feeds look professional on the various social networks out there is always one of the main goals of entrepreneurs who are just starting out.
If your account for your business on Facebook or Twitter or Pinterest looks very unprofessional, you would likely not get much interest and trust from people.
So here are 5 simple pointers that entrepreneurs and social media managers alike can follow to build a great social media feed.
Made by Social@Ogilvy, it provides easy to …
Twttr wll strt chrgng $5 pr m0nth 4 yr twts nt 2 l00k lyk thys.
If you don’t want your tweets to look like the sentence above, you’ll have to pay Twitter $5 per month.
The revelation comes after Twitter posted on its official blog that they are moving to a two-tiered service.
For the first tier, a service named Twttr, Tweets will be free but users cannot use any vowels. For people who find vowels indispensable, there’s tier two, a paid service which will be like the old Twitter.
At midnight tomorrow, April 2, YouTube will cease to exist.
Google has announced the decision to shut down YouTube and revealed the real reason behind the world’s largest video site in a post on the official YouTube blog.
Google has revealed that the site is just a massive contest that has run for eight years.
According to Google’s Tim Liston, the YouTube Competition director, they set out in 2005 to swiftly increase user engagement through an inventive way to draw people in and catalyze …
The following infographic from UBM Tech discusses what the organization calls the “4 C’s of Social Media”.
Delving into how tech buyers and marketers are using social media, it presents four strategies that people can use to have more efficient and rewarding social media efforts.
The four C’s presented by UBM are: Content, Conversations, Community and Connections.
According to the organization, the infographic was made from insight culled from its 2013 Social Media @Work research report …
One of the first things a digital strategist will help you develop when working on a campaign is a social media strategy.
That’s all part and parcel of digital marketing in our Web 2.0 and social media driven digital landscape.
What if even before you work with a consultant or hire your own in-house specialist, you already had an idea of what your social media strategy will look like?
Looking at it in a different light, you as a business owner will very much benefit if you have an idea of the …
Google+ now allows you to use a GIF images for your profile pictures and as such, we have here a few places you would want to check out when you’re on the lookout for GIF images.
But first, here’s a little background. GIF is short for Graphics Interchange Format. The format has been around since 1987 and has recently seen resurgence in popularity.
These images come with built-in compression and support for their most famous feature: animation.
It works this way – GIF images are able to …
Apart from asking how to get more Facebook page likes, one thing you need to ask if you are a social media marketer is how to get more Twitter followers.
Why market on Twitter? Why Not?
Seriously though, if you want reasons, one that quickly springs to mind is that Twitter is not filtered like Facebook. That means every tweet you send out is seen by your Twitter followers given that they’re monitoring their feeds at that time.
If you need another reason, here’s one: Twitter is the second …