Twitter adds lists, Geocities is no more, and Google…well…does what Google does: adds a variety of new features and products for us to swoon over (or complain about).
Twitter Lists Launched
If you use a 3rd party application for twitter (like I’d imagine most tweeps do), then you probably have little reason to go to the actual site. This week, however, Twitter launched a new feature called Twitter Lists. Essentially, it’s a way to organize your tweeps into categories. You can create up to 20 lists and add 500 people to each list. While 3rd party tools already had similar features, this is certainly a nice way for people to organize their twitter feed on twitter itself. Another nice bonus is the ability to see how many lists each user is on and what categories they belong to.
Yahoo! Closes Geocities
The long time running (since 1994) free web page service Geocities closed its doors this week. The announcement has spurred a number of “retro internet” jokes the likes of: animated construction and email gifs, terrible backgrounds, and the “marquee” and “blink” html elements. Goodbye Geocities, I already miss you!
Google changes this week (just the notable ones)
Google had a busy week this week adding a number of new changes and new products to their long list of features…and products. Here are the most notable:
- Google adds turn-by-turn directions to Mobile maps.
- One box Music Integration are now included in search results including song previews.
- New search features added to Google Custom Search including Wikipedia Integration.
- Google Social Search launches. Video by Matt Cutts:
The Lighter Side of Social Media:
- What if Tom from Myspace Tried out Facebook?
- A lesson to be learned about talking about Twilight too much.
- As if parents needed another reason not to let their kids play football, here’s another. Poor guy…
- Finally, if you need some last minute Halloween recipes, these might gross you out.
HAVE A HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!!!