Friday Social Round Up: Twitter buys Posterous, Channel4 Social Channel, What does your Infographic say about you?
Twitter buys Posterous
Last week Twitter announced that it had bought short blogging platform Posterous.com, but it would seem only for its staff. Sachin Agarwal, CEO and founder of Posterous, announced the news in a blog post on Monday. He promised users that Posterous Spaces will remain undisrupted, but did not rule out future changes. However, he did say that there would be ‘ample notice’ if anything happened, and that he would release instructions on how to move over to other platforms, such as WordPress and Tumblr.
Twitter’s blog added that the talented Posterous team will be joining various Twitter teams “on several key initiatives that will make Twitter even better.”
Channel 4 to launch a social channel
David Abrahams, Chief Executive at Channel 4, has announced the launch of a new channel: 4seven. Set to launch across all major TV platforms later this year, it will allow viewers to catch up with top Channel 4 programmes from the last seven days without going online. David Abrahams explained:
“With so much choice out there, viewers are increasingly saying they sometimes just miss the best stuff, despite their PVR and VOD. 4seven will give viewers more chances to catch the most popular and talked about Channel 4 shows from the last seven days.”
The channel will schedule content from Channel 4 that has created a big buzz amongst social media users, bloggers and those who have contacted them directly. The aim is for 4seven to maximise the audience for the many hours of new programmes launched by Channel 4 each week, as well as to encourage users back to Channel 4.
What does your Infographic say about you?
Ever wondered what your personal infographic would say about you? Well Visual.ly has now made a custom infographic generator. They have created 11 different templates that use your Facebook or Twitter data to make your own personalised infographic. You can also create an infographic surrounding a hashtag or using data from one of your Facebook pages. They also have plans to make customisable infographics for other categories such as sports, politics and food.
Here is the hashtag infographic for #StPatricksDay.
Saturday is St Patrick’s Day and Guinness have released this funny video that has had over 1.5 million views since it was uploaded two weeks ago.
This week I was innocently looking about on Pinterest and pinning to my Twitter when I came across this Twitter addiction infographic. Now personally I would say that I don’t have a problem, but if you were to speak to my family they might disagree!