In case you missed them we have five stories from 9/5/11 through 9/9/11 that you should be sure to check out. Whether you’re a Facebook user with multiple admin pages, a Foursquare users trying to figure out why your friends haven’t adapted the technology or an Instagram fan we have something this week that you’ll find engaging. Also be sure to check out our post about the Google acquisition of Zagat and Google’s big plans for the Google +1 button.
Facebook pages are meant to provide users with a forum to share a specific interest or set of interests, this week it was discovered that page creators could be booted from their own pages by administrators who they assigned to help moderate their public forums. Facebook FAQ say that type of activity isn’t allowed but it was discovered to be a possibility.
Smartphone users love to play Angry Birds, even check their email, text message and make phone calls, what they don’t care much for is the ability to “check-in” at locations using location based services such as Foursquare and Gowalla. This article examines numbers provided by a recent Pew Research Survey and shows that less than 15% of users have taken to location based services and even fewer of those users are checkin-in each day.
Instagram is quickly becoming a juggernaut in the social sharing photo platform world. While Flickr took 2 years to reach 100 million photos, Instagram reached that same level in just 8 months while attracting 7 million users in just nine months. This infographic shows the incredible speed at which Infogram has become a big player in the photo sharing world.
With a 32 year history reviewing restaurants Zagat’s has one of the best history’s in the business and now that stellar reputation belongs to Google. The world’s largest search engine announced on September 8 that they have purchased the company which has morphed into a location based provider of local reviews. Google hopes to compete with Yelp, Foursquare and other location based providers through their Zagat acquisition.
Google is putting the full strength of their network behind Google +1 and our very own Angus Shaw explains why the company’s use of the Google +1 button is so important to their strategy, while also explaining why Google is taking such massive steps to authentic users to ensure black hat SEO practices are not implemented as the +1 buttons a more integral part of Google search placement results.