If you opened any form of social media or news platform on October 8th, you likely read “Google Plus shuts down” everywhere. Google ousted consumer access to the Google Plus platform and here’s what we uncovered. A bug in the API for Google+ had been allowing third-party app developers to access the data to all Google Plus members who granted permission, and even their friends who did not. This may sound oddly familiar because it’s almost the same set of circumstances that had Mark Zuckerberg in the US Congress hot seat a few months back. According to The Wall Street Journal, Google realized the similarities and decided not to disclose the breach in fear of damaging their reputation, and by now we’re sure they’re wishing they followed in Taylor Swift’s footsteps taking their BIG reputation in stride. Shortly after the article was published, Google announced in a blog post the four main findings they uncovered during their internal API review, which they referred to as Project Strobe. The first finding leading to a company-wide decision to close the consumer access door to Google Plus for good, the other three enhancing what’s left of the Google suite as a whole.
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It’s fair to say the internet and social media still have an essence of the Wild West. No one positively knows what to do with the space, yet everyone knows it’s gravely important. If you think you’ve got it all figured out, then you’re more confident than most. Even traditional news organizations are finding themselves drowning in social media, especially on Google Plus. They’ve mastered web extras and photo galleries, but no one seems to take the time to actually engage. And why? The push back has always been about money. At least in the news world, you hear, “…but we don’t make money off it.” That could soon change, especially with Nielsen’s recent announcement that it will expand its definition of TV to streaming services. That basically means the bean counters will be looking at data from streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Instant Video, which are viewed on devices like Google TV and PlayStation 3. And, long story short, that means Hangouts on Air could also soon be sold to advertisers. If news organizations can get a grasp on selling that space, then certainly you could, too. And truth be told, many people are already finding ways to
Congratulations to Michelle Li, a local News Anchor as well as one of our favorite bloggers! “I feel like this is the future of news,” she said after receiving her Emmy for Interactivity, and she is so right! The WECT article posted on January 27th stated: Anchor Michelle Li wins regional Emmy for interactivity By: WECT Staff – email NASHVILLE, TN (WECT) – WECT and Fox Wilmington’s Michelle Li won a regional Emmy award Saturday. Li’s efforts to be interactive with viewers online received a regional Emmy by the Mid-South chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This is Li’s second individual Emmy win. Li was the only individual nominated in the category. She was up against TV stations WRAL in Raleigh, WKRN in Nashville and Fox Sports South. The ceremony took place in Nashville, Tennessee. The broadcast aired on UNC-TV. Copyright 2013 WECT. All Rights About Lauren FormalarieLauren Formalarie is a Project Manager and Trainer at SayItSocial, focusing on digital marketing strategy and project development as well as live, virtual and eLearning training initiatives.Mail | Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | Google+ | More Posts (34)
If you’ve ever shuddered at the sight of your own image on home video, cringed at the sound of your own shrill voice, or just fell victim to some unfortunate lighting, then you’ll likely want to read some tips on how to successfully host a hangout on air. The first question is – what is a Hangout On Air? In short, an HOA is how you broadcast your voice to the world. Sound intimidating? We say, pssshhh. An HOA is a conversation you have with up to 9 other people as it streams live over YouTube. You can also just host a conversation between others without broadcasting over YouTube, and that is simply called a hangout. The difference? HOAs potentially connect you with an unlimited amount of viewers as well provide a recording of what you did. You can also change the video settings after it processes to private or unlisted access. By changing the settings, you can control who gets to see the HOA after it’s over. Make sure you don’t delete it, otherwise, you lose the view count. Now that we’ve established the two, here are some ways you can host a successful HOA. WATCH: HOAs for the
[GUEST POST by Katherine Gaskins] Should you hop aboard the Google+ bus? You’re a busy corporate leader. Here’s ANOTHER social media platform to launch! Google+ is the social networking arm of the Google empire. By sheer mass & universal reach, it can’t be avoided & certainly it offers the most comprehensive collection of free wikis, apps, communications tools, analytics, & APIs that can be incorporated right into your own web address. Do you need to add Google+ to your arsenal of social networks? YES!!! You can’t ignore it. Google+ is big & growing fast. Google+ is expected to total 100 million global subscribers this month, 7 months after its launch. It took Facebook 4½ years to reach that number; Twitter, 5. Tangentially, however, it must be admitted that Facebook was the first to create the quantum change in social user behavior. Growing at the rate of 625,000 subscribers per day, Google+ is expected to have more than 400 million users by the end of the year. The Basic Features: Google+ Circles (where you keep your associates & friends) Google+ Pages (where you feature your products & interests) Hangouts (where you
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