Social Media Round Up
News and happenings in the world of social media.
Social Media Revolution 2011: Updated version of a powerful message on the current state of social media adoption and usage worldwide.
Facebook Shuts Down Places and Deals: One year after the launch of Places, and just four months after launching Deals, Facebook is shutting down both services.
Places, a location based sharing service, allowed users to “check in” to locations and notify friends, but was never able to challenge Foursquare for an audience.
Deals, a social discount app, was meant to compete with rivals Groupon and LivingSocial, but like Places, never really took off. The services are expected to shut down in the coming weeks.
How to Recover from a Social Media Foot-in-Mouth Moment: The “always-on,” “always-listening” aspect of social media leaves plenty of opportunity for mistakes. How you handle those mistakes, however, is where the real, make-or-break moment comes. Follow the link to learn about how you can recover from mistakes. http://mashable.com/2011/08/
Getting Your Business on Google+
While Google+ is not quite yet ready to provide businesses with their own outlets to connect with customers, there are some things you can do to prepare both yourself and your business to compete in the newest social media outlet.
It’s important to set up a personal business profile and begin networking and learning the ins and outs now. Read more at entrepeneur.com: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220184
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