It’s been an interesting week in social media with Facebook planning to grow in Asia, Twitter memorializing 9/11 and the launch of the iPhone 5. I honestly don’t know how we got any work done here at Finn Partners! Luckily, we’ve rounded up the top news in social media for your Friday reading pleasure.
Sheryl Sandberg Heads to Japan to Talk Facebook’s Focus on Asia
Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is now in Japan to talk about the social network’s plan to grow in Asia. According to Socialbakers, Facebook has about 14 millions users in Japan, but that doesn’t compare to the 21 million users that Japanese-based social network, Mixi, has. Will Facebook be able to compete with Mixi in the Asian market?
Zuckerberg: A Facebook Smartphone is ‘The Wrong Strategy For Us’
Still wondering if Facebook is next in line to debut a smartphone? Well, Mark Zuckerberg squashed those rumors on Tuesday when he said: “It’s always been the wrong strategy for us.” Instead, the company is focusing on mobile. “We want to build a system, which is as deeply integrated into every major device people want to use.”
Instagram Has 100 Million Users, Says Zuckerberg
According to Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram – recently bought by Facebook – has reached 100 million users and that number is still growing. Back in July, Instagram reported that the photo-sharing service had 80 million users – that’s about 10 million news users per month!
OMG LOL: Twitter Account Tweets Your Old AIM Away Messages
Remember the days of away messages on AIM when you would post song lyrics in a passive aggressive manner to show someone you were mad at them? (Probably because they didn’t text you back right away). Or maybe you just wanted to let everyone on your buddy list (remember those?) know exactly what you were doing with your best friends, Carole, Gina, Mike, Todd, Jaime, and Maxwell, at every second of ever day. Well, you can relive that with the parody account, @YourAwayMessage, on Twitter. Examples of tweets you might find on this account are: “brb mom needs comp;” “out for a run…cell’s good;” or for those of you who were really into making those away message look real fancy: “~*~*~++HOMECOMING 2004++~*~*~ this is our year <<SENiOrS 2005>>.” Give this account a follow if you’re looking for a good laugh.
How Twitter Users Are Memorializing 9/11
It’s hard to believe it’s been over ten years since the tragic events of 9/11. On the eleventh anniversary, Twitter was overwhelmed with tweets, remembering those who lost their lives . One user, @gtongi, says, “Let’s not forget all those who perished.” #neverforget
iPhone 5: It Doesn’t Levitate?
As most you (should) have heard, Apple announced it’s new iPhone 5 earlier this week. InformationWeek lists some of the best features of the new phone (thinner, lighter, better wireless, etc.). Will you be upgrading to the iPhone 5?