And this just in from the, “Well, It’s About Time Department,” the good news is Tumblr seriously beefed up its Android app for all you Tumblrs on the go.
For those of you who don’t think Tumblr is a social platform you might want to rethink that view. It addition to being just about the simplest spot on the planet from which to blog or post news items, Tumblr also allows for quick video and photo uploads, And, yes, there is even a chat function.
The redesign logically puts the command function as a pop out from the lower right corner of the mobile screen…easily within reach of any life form with opposable thumbs.
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Google+ sign-ins gaining ground on Facebook.
The option to sign-in to websites from a social channel has long been a popular method for many and when Google rolled out just over a month ago its social sign-in for Google+ everyone pretty much guessed it would catch on quickly.
“Facebook currently accounts for about 46% of social logins on Janrain and Google’s share is 34%,” reports TechCrunch. “For Facebook, that’s a 3% drop from Q4 2012, however, while Google’s share increased by exactly those same 3%. This is the second consecutive quarter during which Facebook lost ground to Google.
“Janrain argues that this is a sign of the ‘trust and affinity felt toward Google’s service.’ It’ll be interesting to see if Google’s push to make its Google+ logins the standard for sites that use Google logins will allow it to increase usage in the coming quarters.”
Pay Facebook to send messages celebrities.
Want to send a message to Pippa Middleton, invite her over to bike or run? But she’s not among your Facebook friends?
The Daily Mail reports Facebook is experimenting in the U.K. with charging up to £10 to send messages to celebrities.
“Under the trial scheme, it costs 71p to send a standard message on the social networking site,” says the Daily Mail. “But the fees vary depending on the popularity of the recipient, with a current maximum charge of £10.68 to contact celebrities such as Olympic diver Tom Daley.”
Who? Nevermind. Seriously, Facebook? Seriously?
Margaret Thatcher is dead. Cher is alive.
Confusion reigned in some interesting corners of the social spaces yesterday as, apparently, plenty of folks got confused between Margaret Thatcher and Cher. (One can see how that might happen.)
It all began following Thatcher’s death, according to Mashable, which recorded the entire sordid scene.
Unfortunately, many Twits stumbling from bars and dance clubs around the world saw the hashtag and read it, “now that Cher’s dead.”
Annette Funicello died on the same day as Margaret Thatcher (what are the odds?) Cher is very much alive.
Well, you can read about the mess at Mashable, including the Tweet from @DianainHeaven: “Nope. She’s not here.”