Facebook…Facebook…what will I do without you for news? If you didn’t hear Facebook created a new button this week as they made the first ever Share button. This button just serves as a simple reminder that email is not dead, which is a debate that’s been going on in the last year, with the rise of social media. In other news this week though…Delicious gets a new owner, the White iPhone finally comes out and Myspace is officially put on the block.
Pic of the Week:
My Easter weekend, in a nutshell.
The Friday Hangover
The Stories you missed, while you were drunk with your work week.
Delicious gets new owners.
Who wants to buy Myspace?
TweetDeck goes 2.0
RIM buys Tungle
White iPhone is here.
Google Docs gets an App
Sony loses your information.
Windows phone named.
The Nook gets apps.
Frito Lay sets Guiness Record
Person to follow: Ignite Social Media
Ignite Social Media, boasts that they are the original social media agency, but regardless of if they were or not they know a thing or two about Social Media and you should be following them. You can find them at their blog or find out more at their website IgniteSocialMedia.com.
What does the average consumer think about, when they buy a new product? I’ve been thinking about this as I search for a pair of new headphones.
Purchasing an item I’m not familiar, I usually consult online reviews first. I’m doing the very same thing as I search for new headphones, or as I search the kindle store for a new book. Remember you can’t trust every review these days, so always take reviews with a grain of salt. I always ask myself, where are these reviews coming from? What’s the sample size?
Next I usually consult my social graph. What do my friends on Twitter/Facebook like? Asking your friends on social platforms is a quick way too ask a decent sample quickly and efficiently.
Last but not least, I go by what I’ve heard. It kind of helps that when I was younger that I worked in electronics retail(a veteran of both Circuit City and Radioshack), so I know a thing or two about most electronic devices. Branding is a core experience in retail, as the people I and my co-workers interacted, with would always love to talk about their relationships with brands. These branding experiences, you hear about are important and will be passed on to you, whether consciously or subconsciously. You’ll know what other people like and the experiences they had with them. People love to talk.
These are some of the factors I take into account, as I’ve been searching for my new headphones but there are tons more. What do you think about when you go shopping, but more importantly what factors into you buying a product or not?
Yesterday morning, I didn’t know what my lead story was…until Amazon experienced server problems causing problems with a whole handful of sites including Reddit, Quora, Hootsuite, Aintitcoolnews, Flavors.me, and Foursquare to name just a few. As a person who uses Hootsuite on a working basis, this was a giant pain that I could of lived without. As somebody on Twitter said today, are we really ready for cloud computing? Hmmm…makes you wonder. In other news though the Kindle goes to the library, Google offers coupons, and your iPhone tracks your movements.
Pic of the week:
Again, sorry for any co-workers I might’ve gotten sick this week.
The Friday Hangover:
Stories you missed while you were drunk with your work week.
Visa goes Real-Time
Google Earth Builder goes live.
Kindle goes to the library.
Google offers coupons.
Foursquare sets record.
Analytics opened to all.
Your iPhone is tracking your movements.
Facebook updates it’s security.
Groupon buys Whrrl.
FBI Seizes Poker sites.
Person to follow: Joshua Topolsky
Joshua Topolsky is ex-editor and podcaster of Engadget. You can find him these days at Thisismynext.com or listen to his new podcast This is my next podcast.