I'd just like to share this new (new to me anyway) up and coming App called Flipboard.
Flip-board is a social-news-reading-app, which allows you to build a “magazine” of online content and then share this magazine with people. It is shared in a format as to be easy to read on any devise (desktop-tablet-mobile) and it is easy to share the content using the main social media channels: Facebook or Twitter.
It is only a couple of years old and it’s user ship reached 56 million users last year.
Wearable Tech seems to be all the rage at the moment. From clever little app based pedometers which integrate with smart phone and/or web apps to tell you how many steps you have taken each week vs how many you should take. To the über geeky, and kind of impractical in my opinion, Google Glass. There seems to be more and more wearable gadets being released all the time.
The battle for our social media hearts and minds, or at least our marketing budget, went up a notch last week when Google announced that they will soon be indexing the content of Google Plus (Google +) pages.
The benefits to blogging on a regular basis are well documented at this stage.
A lot of companies make the fundamental mistake of using their Facebook pages as their blog. However you get none of the Search Marketing benefits associated with blogging on a regular basis if you do this.
More often then not, the reason people tell me why they prefer to use Facebook is because 'it is just so easy to update Facebook' or that people feel that a blog post needs to be a well written & long piece of prose.
I take it this was an April fools joke from Google - I somehow doubt there were 41 people on the space station looking at our website this morning!
The Sociable Website reports that Facebook usage in Ireland fell by 4.1% in the three months previous to March 2013.
According to their report:
Facebook usage in Ireland is declining, with the social network losing 94,620 active users, or 4.11% of its user base in the country, in the previous three months.
Facebook are using the 'Ireland At Lunch' competition, which we helped devise, as a Case Study in presentations to small and medium businesses in Ireland, to show the 'reach' companies can achieve with a simple but well devised & well executed Facebook & Twitter based competition.
We are delighted to announce that we picked up our 4th National Web Award last night when the Cork Opera House website - picked up "Best Irish Arts Website" at the recent Irish Web Awards 2012.
This comes hot on the heels of our 2011 Award for "Best Micro-Site" for the Cully & Sully Facebook competition "Chef-Factor".
These awards reinforce our reputation as an agency sitting at the forefront of the Irish Web industry.