Friday Social Round Up: +1 Images, Man U Social Network, Nov 5th Anonymous Threats
Google+ now allows you to +1 images
Since Google+ launched in June users have been able to ‘+1’ content that they find online except images... until now. Yesterday Google+ photo engineer Vincent Mo announced the new feature on his Google+ profile. In the announcement Mo revealed that it was one of the top requested features on Google+ Photos. The +1 photo feature appears once you have clicked on a photo and it has opened in a light box. The feature is also available on the Google+ iPhone app.
Man U go social!
Football team Manchester United is launching a social network aimed at its global audience. It has been revealed that the site will offer a lot of exclusive content such as behind-the-scenes clips from players but little else is known about the social network yet. Manchester United has already embraced social media with open arms; its Facebook page having over 20million fans. However, with an estimated 500 million fans globally it appears that maybe Facebook just can’t do the job.
Remember, remember, the 5th of November, gunpowder, treason and the end of Facebook?
Earlier on this year Anonymous vowed to take down Facebook on the 5th November. Given their past track record the group of hactivists are probably capable of at least temporarily doing so. The group have previously attacked government websites and the Bank of America, but sometimes Anonymous uses threats as a way to get people thinking about their reasons for choosing such targets. In Facebook’s case it was apparently being targeted for “selling information to government agencies and giving clandestine access to information security firms so that they can spy on people from all around the world.”
But today Anonymous said on their Twitter account that taking down Facebook was a fake operation following a tweet in August distancing themselves from the Facebook attacks.
Anonymous are also currently targeting child pornography sites and are big supporters of Occupy Wall Street.