A round-up of some of the social media headlines this week
Google Plus, The New Kid on the Social Media Block – Technorati
Google’s new social media service looks set to claim 10 million users within a month of launch. It could be 10 million and one if they’d only let me sign up!
To Pique Interest, Start-Ups Try a Digital Velvet Rope – The New York Times
Take a leaf out of Google’s book and use an ‘invitation-only’ service to create demand for a new website
Social media eases transition for college students – Louisville Courier-journal
Great story on how universities are using social media to help new students get acclimatised long before they move into residence. Brilliant idea.
David Beckham’s Baby Photo Debuts on Facebook – Mashable
David Beckham used Facebook to introduce new baby daughter Harper to the world. Aw! So sweet!
Microsoft Hatching Social-Media Plans – Investor Place
Anything Goggle can do… is Microsoft planning to launch its own social media platform?
Parents using social media to keep an eye on kids – Deseret News
Protective parents are using social media to keep an eye on their kids’ activities. That’ll be why my 75-year-old mother has just sent me a friend request on Facebook!
Want to make a show more social? Start with the script – Reuters
TV producers are using social media to get new shows off the ground. Would have worked well for ‘Friends’!